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Board Elections

Our school is undertaking a parent election for our School Board. This process hasstarted with the issuing of nomination papers to our caregiver community.We have employed CES to undertake the election process on our behalf. This year withlegislative change, our nomination form and full instruction on how to place yournomination into our own School’s Election […]

Flooding and Safety

Kia ora koutou We are aware that flood-prone areas in Christchurch are being impacted by this weather. If you are concerned about travelling to and from school, then you are welcome to pick your child up early from school today. You are also welcome to drop your child to school late tomorrow morning if needed. Please […]


July 4, 2022 Kia ora koutou Welcome to the last week of term two. I would like to thank all our whānau and community for the amazing performances and workshops and kai and contribution made to our Matariki celebrations.  It is a great reminder of how special the Ao Tawhiti community is. There will be […]

ICAS competitions

This year we are offering the ICAS exams in a range of subjects across Years 3 – 10. ​​ICAS is an online academic competition that is designed to assess students’ higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing and Digital Technologies. Every student who participates receives a printed certificate and an online […]


June 19, 2022 Kia ora koutou I hope everyone is able to keep warm on this very wintry Sunday. It is a short week with Friday being a public holiday to celebrate Matariki.  Matariki We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all to our matariki celebration this coming Wednesday. There are some awesome […]

Kura Access Friday 17th

Kia Ora whānau  On Friday, 17th June 2022, at 7.30 am, builders are working on one of the neighbouring sections along Colombo Street. The trucks will access the site via the Right of Way, which is the lane that runs alongside our building between St Asaph Street and Tuam Street.  For the safety of our […]

Netsafe Whānau Evening

We are proud to offer this free event for parents and whānau about keeping young people safe online. Netsafe’s Education Advisor Paula Wistrand will be talking about digital technology and the practical ways we can all help young people to be safe online.  The session will look at how parents/whānau can support and enable children and […]


May 22, 2022 Kia ora koutou Thank you to Lizzie Beasley, Jess Dewhurst, Jon Jeet, Abby Robertson and all the other staff and students who contributed to Pink Shirt Day. It was a great day as evidenced by the photographs below. We will put more photos in our mid-term newsletter.  Staffing Update Congratulations to Laura […]