Kia ora tatou,
First of all it s hard to believe that nearly 16 months has progressed since my appointment. During this time we have seen Whakaari (White Island) tragedy and the impact of a global pandemic upon not only our country, but our community and school. Yet we have remained steadfast, courageous, resilient and perhaps identifying what is truly important in life.
As the school principal we have seen 2020 push our teaching beyond what we envisioned in February 2020. Not only did our staff develop resource packs, but also delivered "distance learning," which enabled Families and Whanau to be part of the learning journey intimately. Yes we have community challenges if this style of education is to become prevalent, but like the pandemic itself we will overcome those challenges.
This means that 2021 now becomes extremely important in identifying our we evolve our school as a center for educational excellence.
Kotahitanga i te mataraunga- Our future is learning together as one.
Matua Grant wearing our new school vest and hoodie. They are very warm!