This week in our Pānui we are focussing on the value of Hautūtanga.

Looking at our Hautūtanga symbol the Mangopare symbolises a Hammerhead Shark which represents leadership. We want all of our learners to develop their own style of leadership so they can be the captain of their own waka. Leading from within, not from above.

Last Thursday Rooms 1, 3, 4 and 5 had a very successful visit to Te Ahu A Turanga Marae where everyone had an opportunity to practise Hautūtanga by representing our school and being responsible for themselves for the duration of the trip.

Come and see our new road signs on the Scooter Park. Road safety is very important to us and a police officer is coming in the next two weeks to reinforce our learning.

A reminder to lock in the date for the 90th Birthday. March 23rd March. Please pick up your home baking boxes from the office. We are looking forward to some great baking coming back to school on Friday March 22nd.

A reminder that all scooters, skateboards and bikes need to be walked up the driveway and footpath on entry to school from 8.30-9am and again after school from 3pm-3.30pm. We have had some close calls recently as this area is so busy with our families during these times.

Furthermore skateboard, scooter and bike riders need a helmet to wear to and from school and at school. Please support us at home, in reinforcing our rule that wheels are not to be shared at school.

On Wednesday March 20th there is a paid union meeting for NZEI members. This just to let you know that school will be open for business as usual.

Ranganui Swimming Sports next Wednesday March 13th, 11a.m at the Lido Pool. More information will be shared soon.

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend and that you and your families enjoy time together over the weekend. Remember the greatest thing you can do for your children is to read to them every night to develop their sense of awe and wonderment.

Ngā mihi Robin.