Principal’s Pen Week 9 Term 3

Tēnā koutou katoa,

Term 3 is nearly a memory, and daylight saving is just around the corner (this Sunday in fact).

I want to thank you, again, for the work you have done with your tamariki over the term.  The Covid disruption has challenged us all and I am proud of our responses.  Our attendance has returned to pre-lockdown levels and that is pleasing.  School is a safe place to be.

It is wonderful to see interschool sport getting up and running again.  We played rugby last week and I see notices for Term 4 soccer and touch rugby going out this week.  This brings a sense of normality for our tamariki.

This time of year sees us reflecting on our programmes and setting our direction for next year.  Your input is important.  I will be sending out surveys around this, but if you have some ideas on how we are going and what you would like us to do in 2021, please feel free to let me know.  You can pop in, email, text or ring me.  I am really interested in your thinking.  It will guide what we do!

Just a reminder – our main channels of communication are moving away from being paper-based and going more online. Please ensure you have the HERO app on your phone or tablet, and check out our school 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.
  • Term 3 ends at 2.50pm Friday 1 October

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