Nadine Walmisley

It is with sadness that we advise the Ao Tawhiti community that Nadine Walmisley has tendered her resignation effective from Term Three, 2021. Nadine has been a parent, Learning Advisor and Community Leader, involved since Discovery 1 opened in 2001. She is an integral part of our community, making an immense contribution to the kura. […]

Help for a student

There is a Y7 student in my who is HB mad about cars. He would love to learn more about the mechanics of cars, and we were wondering if there are any Ao Tawhiti parents who could support him with this passion. If you think you can help, please contact niki.stephenson@aotawhiti.school.nz 027 226 4017

We want your help!

We are planning Ao Tawhiti’s school fair and we need your help. The school fair will take place on Saturday, September 4th 2021 and will be held on the school campus.  We need everyone’s involvement to help run and manage stalls, to be support on the day and ensure that students are supported. These are […]

Teacher Only Day

Thursday 13 May There will be a Teacher Only Day on Thursday 13th May. This is a Ministry of Education mandated Teacher Only Day for all schools in the Canterbury region, and will allow time for Learning Advisors to undertake professional development around the upcoming changes to NCEA. Junior LAs will work on curriculum development. No […]

PINs

Here is a link to the amazing PINs workshops we have on offer for this term and who is in them. Most students have been able to get their first choice, and if not first then second or third. A huge thanks to everyone for getting the form completed on time. Out of 670 students, […]

Messages from Anita

Whānau and learners are warmly invited to a hui at Ao Tawhiti to hear about our exciting Climate Action Campus that is being developed through Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery. This campus will be a satellite school that all our learners will be able to access to support learning around how to address climate change. This […]

Coming soon… PINs

As ever, there has been an incredible array of workshop offers from parents, LAs and ākonga too. The descriptors and the form for selection will be posted on Thursday, in time for you to enjoy the long weekend perusing workshops. The form this time will give students 3 choices, and we are confident we will […]

Year 7-13 students….Term 2 Classes

Check out the available classes for Term 2! https://lms.aotawhiti.school.nz/?q=timetable&field_year_tid=9089&field_term_tid=66&term_node_tid_depth=All Please spend some time browsing through the descriptors and then let your HBLA know what you’re planning on doing in Term 2. It’s always a good idea to have a couple of options for each colour block. We always try to get everyone their first choice, […]

PINs plea

Thanks to those of you who came to the ‘How-to-PINs’ workshop this afternoon, or who got in touch to say you couldn’t make it this time. Offers are looking interesting so far. There is poetry and creative writing, disc golf, a walk and a soak in some pools, bead and jewellery making, programming, NCEA study […]

PINs

A reminder of the ‘How to PINs’ workshop happening at school at 5.30 tomorrow. So far 3 lovely parents have RSVP’d. Please let Niki know if you’re coming so she can find the appropriate-sized space for the workshop. The PINs form will close on Wednesday, so far there are very few offers on the form. […]