Term 1 PINs

It is that time already! This term, PINs will be a full day held on Thursday 15 April, the last day of term before IEMs. For those of you new to us, PINs stands for Passions, Interests and Needs, and is an opportunity for our whole school community to be involved in our kura. Anyone […]

Frank Film

Last week I was contacted by Jessy from Frank Film with the following request: Frank Film are making a short documentary on families living in central Christchurch; specifically those with children who have moved into the Central City for the lifestyle opportunities it offers them. We thought that Ao Tawhiti might have some whānau who live […]

Lunchtime Clubs

A huge thanks to David Hattam for running a ‘Magic the Gathering’ lunchtime club for some of our rangatahi. Magic the Gathering will run on Monday lunchtimes on level one. Interested parties must register via this form or by talking to Niki, so we can keep an eye on numbers. We have a few students […]

Message of Reassurance

Kia ora koutou Hello We have had the following communication from the Ministry of Education regarding the series of earthquakes in the North Island this morning. The current advice is that our school does not need to close. Civil Defence has advised that everyone stays off the beaches and away from shore areas because of […]

Lunchtime Clubs

Calling all students, LAs, Learning Support Staff and Parents!We would LOVE to get some Lunchtime Clubs off the ground this year at Ao Tawhiti.Some ideas for clubs that students have already said they’d like to see happening are: Environment Photography Calligraphy/ drawing/ arts & crafts/ painting Theatre Sports for juniors & seniors/ Glee!/ music/ choir […]

Athletics Day POSTPONED

Kia ora team, Due to tomorrow’s weather forecasting showers with a southerly wind, & the Track Manager at Ngā Puna Wai needing an answer by 2pm today, We’ve made the tough decision to postpone our Athletics Day. Apart from the weather forecast, today’s deadline, another factors in the decision was only having a covered area […]

Community event

Please come to our whole school community fish and chip evening on Thursday 18 February at Broad Park in New Brighton from 5pm. Bring your whānau, friends, picnic blankets, take ways, balls and frisbees. Meet some new families, hang out with some old ones and connect with some LAs. There is a playground there, and […]


We are delighted to extend a cordial invitation to all staff, Board members, ākonga, whānau and friends to attend our welcoming pōwhiri on Wednesday 10 February at 9am at the Majestic church on Durham St (just before the New World supermarket, on the same side of the road). Doors will open at 8.00, and we […]

Friday Hapori

Kia ora everyone. This year we have some exciting changes planned for the middle and afternoon blocks on Fridays. Our awesome Community Leaders have been working with groups of like-minded Learning Advisors and will be offering a range of Hapori each with its own distinct flavour. Students will be able to sign up to one […]