Kia ora Atawhai whānau,

Te Kupu O Te Wiki: Pēpi – Baby – Mason K’s whānau welcomed a brand new pēpi girl to their family on Friday. Congratulations & we can’t wait to meet her!

Only one pānui from me this week as our main focus is Production!

Important notes for you:

  • I have every child’s tie-dyed t-shirt – they will change into this upon arrival on Production night
  • Please send in your child’s black shorts/pants/tights to me as soon as possible. I will put them with their t-shirt in a named bag so it’s all ready to go for Thursday. We have kept the costume simple in the hope that everyone will have them at home already – there is no expectation for you to purchase brand new black pants or tights.
  • On Thursday we are spending the day at The Regent for a whole school dress rehearsal. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time. We will depart on buses around 9am and be back at school before the end of the day. As it’s a long day for our kids, it would pay to pack them a bottle of water & a hearty lunch to keep them going.
  • For the Production itself please drop your children off at the King St entrance to The Regent between 5pm and 5.30pm outside the Green Door.
  • Your patience at the end of the night is greatly appreciated – as you can imagine, it’s quite a big task making sure our 300+ students find their way back to their whānau. Instructions about how this process will roll will be given out at the end of the show. Our youngest learners go home first, so our class will be the second or third group to be released.
  • If you need extra tickets you can purchase these from The Regent, they’re $5 for adults and $2 for kids

We have absolutely loved preparing for Production. It’s given us so many opportunities for very rich learning over the term – including expressing our creativity through The Arts, exploring Science when making tie-dye shirts, and showing Wairua by trying lots of new things. We can’t wait to share our learning with you all on Thursday! Thank you for your ongoing support and we hope you enjoy the show.

As always, if you have any queries just pop in for a kōrero or flick me an email.

Ngā mihi,


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P.S. We had another beautiful Whānau Time on Friday afternoon. The tamariki are loving this time to talk with each other about the week and share kai together. I’m so proud of them and the manaakitanga they show one another. We’ve loved having Ethan back this week after his big trip overseas!