Loburn School

Te Kura Aromauka

Growing confident, responsible and engaged learners

Ka Aro Mauka, he taero, he wero. Engari, Ka wherea!

We will face many obstacles and challenges in life, but they can be overcome!

Kia ora, and welcome to 2023.

I hope everyone is excited about the start of the school year. A special welcome to those students, families and staff who are joining our school for the first time.

This message gives some information about the first week, but as always, if you have any further questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me or your child's teacher. My email address is principal@loburn.school.nz. Teachers can be contacted via email, firstname@loburn.school.nz eg Mr Reed, mike@loburn.school.nz

School starts at 8.55am on Wednesday and will start with a Mihi Whakatau. A Mihi Whakatau is a traditional Māori welcoming ceremony, a process where the host people welcome visitors, usually on a marae but in this instance at our school. Visitors (manuhiri) will be asked to wait outside the office where staff and students will explain the next step in the process.

With the weather looking great for Wednesday, the Mihi Whakatau will be held outside. Current school families are welcome to attend as well. All are welcome to stay for morning tea after the Mihi Whakatau.

School finishing time for the juniors will revert back to pre-covid times of 3pm. Teachers will bring the students out to the front of the school. Bus students will be taken to the bus bay. This year we want to encourage parents back on site and off the road. Please feel free to come in and sit around the trees in the afternoon.

Bus information, including times and bus route will be included in the newsletter later this week. Please remember that students will need a sunhat every day (this week will be very hot). School hats are available for purchase from the school office and don't forget swimming togs from Wednesday.

The staff are looking forward to seeing everyone back this week.

Ngā mihi


Welcome to Loburn School Te Kura Aromauka

Kia ora and welcome to Loburn School. Our new vision, Growing confident, responsible and engaged learners, coupled with our focus on the values of Whakaute (Respect), Manaakitanga (Service) and Mahitahi (Participation) ensures that our students are challenged and encouraged to be the best they can be.

If you are new to our school, we extend a warm welcome to your child, family / whanau to our school community. We invite you to browse through our webpages to get an idea of the curriculum programmes we offer and the aspects of learning we value.

Stay in touch with us by reading our school newsletters. We invite you to contact the school if you wish to visit, or to find out more. To contact the principal, Stuart Priddy, you can email him on principal@loburn.school.nz, phone 0273541496 or 03 3128828.

We are very proud to be a Green- Gold Enviroschool. Thank you to everyone who has helped us along the way. You can check out our Enviro journey by looking through our Enviro Blog

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