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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.

Weather notice…

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!

ECO soap fundraiser

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/ Matariki

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 […]

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 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 […]


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 […]