The Press Article

Kia ora koutou whānau The Press have done an article about Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery. The focus of this article was the statistical data that showed low attendance rates. When interviewed by the reporter we highlighted how our special character supports our learners to have the opportunity to do off-site learning, self-directed learning and individual […]

Community Fungi Hui

Kia ora ē te whānau, Some of you may have heard about or may have visited the fungi garden in the RedZone. It’s a fab community collaboration bringing together all of the goodies -art, nature, play, and education.  This Saturday we’re having a community hui, gathering local fungi enthusiasts and folk who want to get involved!  […]

Techer Only Day

Kia ora tātou Please be advised that our next Ministry of Education mandated Teacher Only Day is on Tuesday August 10th. Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery will be closed to all students on that day, while staff undertake professional development. Thank you for your support with this.  Mihi atu Anita

Spring Fair

Dear Ao Tawhiti Community We just wanted to get in touch and give you an update about the inaugural Ao Tawhiti Spring Fair. Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help with stalls and donations.  The fair is a month away! Saturday 4th September, 10am to 2pm, all throughout the school building. Applications […]

Teacher Only Day

Kia ora tātou Please be advised that our next Ministry of Education mandated Teacher Only Day is on Tuesday August 10th. Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery will be closed to all students on that day, while staff undertake professional development. Thank you for your support with this.  Mihi atu Anita

Lord of the Flies

COVID-19 Update August 18.Please note that we have been forced to make the unfortunate decision to postpone both performances this weekend until further notice. Once we have some clarity around alert level changes we will update the new dates. Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery School Senior Drama presents William Golding’s famous play, Lord of the Flies. […]

Formal

The 2021 Formal Committee is pleased to announce that Formal tickets for 2021 have now been released. You can register for tickets at this link here: https://forms.gle/m92789gCLLaB8qbDA Theme: The Great Gatsby (1920’s)Location: Riccarton House and BushDate: 17th of SeptemberTime: Doors Open – 6.30pm, Event Finish – 11pmTicket Price: $70 per personSupper, beverages, good vibes, and photos […]

Pōtitanga māngai ākonga mō te poari kaitiaki. Student representative election call for nominations

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery Student representative election call for nominationsPōtitanga māngai ākonga mō te poari kaitiaki Nominations are open for the election of one student representative to the board of trustees.  A nomination form and a copy of this notice are being distributed to all eligible voters on the student roll. If you need more […]

Matariki this Friday

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to our annual matariki celebration this Friday. Here is the programme for the evening: 3.00 decorate the school, soup for afternoon tea 3.30 workshops – we still need parents to run some workshops*, see below 4.45 tidy up 5.00 performances** – more needed, see below, followed by […]

Nadine’s farewell

Our community is invited to come and farewell one awesome LA as she pursues a well-deserved life of leisure. Nadine has been involved with Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery for almost 20 years as parent, teacher aide, Learning Advisor and Community Leader. We are really going to miss her sunny, positive nature and look forward to […]

One more survey…

I appreciate we ask you guys to complete a lot of forms… We find it is a useful way to gather information without blocking peoples’ inboxes… This one is asking for feedback on our school building and location – what’s working and what would help make it better. It is an anonymous survey, open until […]

Special Character Survey 2…Learners are encouraged to be creative, innovative and take risks.

Over the next few weeks we are going to be sending out a fortnightly survey that asks you a couple of questions about your understanding of each of our Special Character’s Guiding Principles. The Guiding Principles are listed below…# STUDENTS ARE AT THE CENTRE OF THEIR LEARNING.# LEARNERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE AND […]