Principal’s Pen Week 2 Term 3

Tēnā koutou katoa, 

Welcome to all the new students and whānau who have joined us this term.

The cool Winter weather continues and is so changeable.  It is wonderful seeing our children dressed appropriately for their days – lots of layers are helpful.  Please remember to label all your child’s clothing so that we can return it to them if we find it around the place.

Class programmes and activities continue at full speed.  I have enjoyed walking through classes and hearing the children talking about, and leading their learning.  While I am writing this, classes are out having skateboard lessons.  This is new and exciting, especially as we will have some of our own gear to follow it up with once the lessons have ended.

By the time you get this, our rugby team will have had their first game.  They have 5 more rounds to play, so keep an eye on Hero, the newsletter for dates, venues and times.

Yesterday many children in the Pasifika group had the opportunity to watch the Jandal Jam rehearsal starring the Waiopehu College and Horowhenua College students.  The performances were fabulous, and our children represented their kura well.  I hope some of you got to last night’s performance.

The thrills of being a National Champion in Showquest continue.  Some of our Showquest leaders were interviewed by the Manawatū Standard yesterday and we have a special assembly next week.  Details will be in Hero, in the newsletter  and on our Facebook Page.

School lunches are proving popular this term, but there are always a few left over as children are away etc.  They are stored in the big fridge in the hall foyer.

Children know they can take some home after school. You are more than welcome to check after school if you would like to take some home.

We do ask that dairy-bought lunches are kept to a minimum, if at all, as we see no need for them with the lunches, fruit and snacks we have for children everyday.

Have a great week and weekend.


Ngā mihi mahana 


Rikki Sheterline  

(Tumuaki / Principal)


  • 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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