Here is a link to the PINs workshop descriptors. As ever, we are blown away by the offers for workshops, and incredibly grateful to our community for their generosity in offering opportunities for our rangatahi. The form for students to make their choices will go live later this week, watch this space.
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 […]
Kia ora folks, So far there are only 5 offers of PINs workshops from parents…. the form may not have been working properly, it is now! Please dig deep and fill in this form, it will close on Friday. We also still need LOTS of help for matariki. The form for matariki is here, and […]
Upcoming Events Queens Birthday- 7th June- School is not open for instruction IEM Day- 9th July- School is not open for instruction IEM Day- 26th July- School is not open for instruction School Holidays- 10th July to the 25th July Messages From Anita Tena koutou e te Whānau, It has been a great start to […]
Kia ora ano folks, Please complete this form if you are keen to run a PINs workshop between 11.30-3 on Friday 2 July. (Please also get in touch if the time needs to be flexible, we may be able to accommodate a longer/ shorter session). Please complete this form if you are keen to help […]
School is open today (Monday). Please remember that if it is difficult, or unsafe, for you to head into school please stay home and let the office know.
School is currently on as usual tomorrow (Monday). We will keep you posted if anything changes overnight. We realise that across the city everyone’s situations are different. If it is difficult, or unsafe, for you to head into school please stay home and let the office know in the morning. Stay safe, dry and warm!
Kahu and Billie are selling Lemongrass and Grapefruit & Mint ECOSTORE soaps to raise funds for our Y7/8 camp to Wellington in December. These lovely bars of soap usually retail for $2.95, but Kahu and Billie are selling them for $2.50, and we get to keep $1 for every bar sold! They will be on […]
PINs is back! PINs this term will be held on Friday 2 July, this date coincides with the date we have chosen for our whole school matariki celebration, so the day looks like this: 9 – 11am Homebase 11:30 – 3pm PINs 3pm – 7pm Matariki Night Soup, Parent/ LA/ Student- led workshops, performances, lantern […]
Hi Aotawhiti families and whanau, Libby’s and Niki’s homebases are fundraising for a trip to Wellington in Term 4. Do you have surplus good quality winter season clothes in sizes 0 to 14yrs hiding in your drawers or in boxes in the garage? We would love to have them and sell them through Little One, […]
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. […]
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 email@example.com 027 226 4017
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 […]
Kia ora whānau Earlier in the year we sent out a request for anyone that is keen to be part of a fundraising group. Thank-you to those that expressed interest, or have already started work. You are amazing! If you are still keen to be part of the group and have not responded, no worries…Now […]
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 […]
Upcoming Events IEMs- Friday 16th April and Monday 3rd May (school not open for instruction) Term Break- 17th April-2nd May Messages From Anita Director’s Pānui This has been a great first term and I would like to acknowledge our ākonga (students) and whānau for all their mahi this term. I would also like to thank […]
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, […]
Tēnā koutou whānau The Board of Trustees invites ākonga students, whānau families and kaimahi staff to participate in a charter consultation check in. We would like your feedback on our school charter’s goals to check we are on the right track. Please see this form for the link to the charter and to give the […]
Click here to peruse the awesome workshops we have to offer this term.
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 […]