As the winter season takes hold, this time of year signifies the beginning of Matariki, the Maori New Year and the celebration of culture, language and people. As part of our celebrations this year, our Maori Enhancement Group were taught by some of our families how to lay a traditional Hangi, food wrapped in cabbage leaves and cooked slowly in the ground. It was a fantastic experience, despite the thunderstorm, that ended with a shared meal together. Our sincere thanks go to the families who made the hangi possible and those who came along to share in our celebration.
This evening (2nd July) is our Campus Matariki Celebration, held at Mount Roskill Primary School in their hall from 6pm. We would love to have you join us to support our Kapa Haka and celebrate with the Campus.
You will have received your child’s Report last Friday. The Parent and Teacher meetings are an important part of talking about the progress your child has made, what their next learning steps are and how you can help them at home. We welcome your questions and appreciate any additional information that might be important for us to know. We want to work with you to ensure that your child makes the most progress possible with their learning. If you could not make the evening meeting, please contact the school to arrange another time.
Congratulations to our fabulous Orchestra, Band and Choir who performed last week as part of our Campus Concert. They did an outstanding job showcasing their talent and entertaining us. It was a wonderful evening. It is always a highlight of the year to see the great development of talent across the Campus.
Finally, a child who is happy, feels safe and valued, if they have a problem will learn better than one who has a worry or concern. We encourage all students (if they have a problem) to let us know, so that we can work with them to resolve it. We will follow up on every bullying incident that is reported to us. We ask for your support in letting us know if your child has concerns that we are not aware of.
Have a safe holiday. Term 3 will commence on Monday 21st July.
Ma te wheturangi o Matariki,
e tiaki mai,
e manaaki mai i a koe,
i a kotou ranei,
mo te tau e taka mai ana.
May the gentle light of Matariki guide and inspire you all this year.
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