Principal’s Pen Week 10 Term 2

Tēnā koutou katoa, 

Well, the end of the term is just around the corner and it is the perfect time to reflect on our term.

Term 2 has been very, very busy for staff, for students and for whānau and that does make the time fly.

Looking at highlights, I am very proud of:

  • Our improved percentage of parents attending 3-way conferences (4 out of every 5 families were represented)
  • Our senior kapahaka roopu performing at Te Pae Tamariki in the school’s new piu piu
  • Our Toi (Wearable Arts) contestants and their successes in our first year of entering
  • Our second successive Showquest regional win – an amazing effort
  • The voice our students have in their programmes and their site – evident in the recently signed off, new senior playground design (I can’t wait until September to see this getting underway!)
  • Our developing use of the Linc-Ed Hero app to share student progress, this has been a big step forward and I thank you for getting on-board with it.
  • Our in-school flexibility to ensure classroom programmes continue while enabling all the sporting, cultural and external activities on offer for our tamariki.
  • Our Chess students and their success at the regional competition. I look forward to our school holding the next one in Term 3

While it does make time fly, it also puts pressure on.  Staff have worked hard again this term, and are looking forward to a few days break – I acknowledge and thank them for their wonderful work.

The last two days have seen significant numbers of children absent from school sick. This shows that they need the rest break coming up.  Please give your children, and yourselves a chance to rest up over the next two weeks.  Term 3 is another busy term and we need everyone in the best possible ‘place’ for the term.

Have a wonderful break, and we will see you all back for our pōwhiri on Monday 26th July.  I look forward to greeting our new families to Levin East.


Ngā mihi mahana 


Rikki Sheterline  

(Tumuaki / Principal)


  • Term 2 ends on the 9th of July.
  • There’s a lot of lost property which needs to go to its rightful homes. Please come and check and collect that which is yours.
  • If your child is sick, or has symptoms like; runny nose, sore throat, temperature, coughing, feeling sick, please keep them home and resting.



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