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Getting Connected Days January 2020

Next year we are beginning term one with two 'Getting Connected Days' - one for year 7s on January 29th, and one for year 8s on January 30th. Please CLICK HERE for more information about these days.

After School Music Centre - Enrolments for 2020

Enrolment day for our after school Music Centre is 12 February 2020 from 3-5pm at the school office.  Instrumental lessons are available for violin, guitar, flute and piano. Please ring Kaye at the school office on 478 8195 for further information.

Identity

Identifying who you are and what you stand for is a challenging but satisfying exercise. We have worked with a local company Flightdec in recent months discussing our school identity and what we can use to showcase our school to the world!

Over the next year we will all see a few subtle changes I hope. The uniform has been re-designed, we have a new logo, and a new website and next year even a change of colour palette throughout the school buildings.

The logo is at top of this page and represents the tree that has been growing in our courtyard since the school was built in 1977 – ti kouka – the cabbage tree. This tree is a symbol of resilience, growth, strong heart and national identity.

This tree is set within a hexagon which not only represents our bees but also symbolises for us strength, community, togetherness and collective achievement. We identified a few other icons that we believe reflects our culture, our vision and our values. We would love to know what you think too.

 

Historical

Where we come from, citizenship.

Wind

Vibrant, physical, diversity, curious.

Bee

Communication, collaboration, working together, collective achievement.

Ti kouka

Resilience, compassion, diversity.

  

Bridge

Between primary and secondary, composure, integrity.

Koru

Growth, creativity and innovative thinking.

Three Baskets of Knowledge 

Lifelong learning.

Together

Strength, community, togetherness and collective achievement. 

 

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