Ata mārie whānau mā,

Te Kupu O Te Wiki: Ataahua – Beautiful

The final term of the year is upon us and it’s hard to believe we only have 9 weeks left of the 2019 school year. I hope everyone has managed to enjoy some family time over the school holidays, and your kids are feeling refreshed & excited for another busy term of learning and fun. I’ve missed them and I’m looking forward to seeing their ataahua faces tomorrow!

Pānui for Wiki 1:

  • Pōwhiri – As you all know, we have a pōwhiri on the first day of every term to welcome new whānau to our kura. You are more than welcome to join us for this. After I take the roll we will head down to the grandstand & join the rest of the school shortly after 9am.
  • PōtaePōtae means ‘hat’ or ‘hats’. It’s a ‘hat’ term! At RSS it is compulsory for all children to wear our bucket hats in Terms 1 and 4. If they don’t have their hat, they can’t play outside. The expectation is that every child will bring and wear their hat every time we go outdoors during the day.
  • Nick is away – Just a reminder that Nick is away for the remainder of the year. Troy and Mel are stepping in for him, so if you have any Principal-type questions or wonderings you are more than welcome to hit them up. Their door is always open.

At the end of last term we farewelled Lailani as her whānau have now moved to Paraparaumu. While we are very sad to see Lailani go, this is a really exciting time for the Hassan whānau because it means they can all live closer to where Lailani’s Mum works, meaning they don’t have to continue spending so much time apart. We hope Lailani has lots of fun at her new school & we’re hoping to be penpals!

I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone in the morning and getting back into our rhythm. Have a beautiful Sunday whānau.

Mauri tau,


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