Acting Principal’s Message:Kia Ora Whanau,
Ka mau to wehi are the words I would like to use to express how the Board of Trustees and Staff are feeling about our Kapa Haka performances at Taiopenga 2016. To the tutors/staff and students you were AWESOME. To the parents/whanau thank you for your support. Our tamariki did your families/our school/our town proud. A big THANK YOU to Te kura O Hirangi for your time, efforts, commitments and hard work in running Taiopenga. We done another successful festival.
We also had a very successful turn out from our senior students to their practice exams. So heart-warming to see our senior students taking responsibility for their learning.
It was also my pleasure to see many of our senior students transform into New York Society at our annual school Ball. A very big THANK YOU to Whaea Gill and Campbell for their decorations, hard work and support.
The Senior School Students Year 11-13 also have their last leadership wananga this week at Pukawa marae. I would like to take this opportunity to Thank Whaea Tarati for all her enthusiasm, passion, commitment and hard work to these wananga.
To all the staff at Tongariro School, thank you for all your efforts this term. You made my extra responsibilities lighter. To the students, thank you for your smiles and inquires of how I was getting on as Principal, you were thoughtful and kind and put a smile on my face.
To the Board of Trustees, thank you for your support. Lastly to our parent’s / whanau supporters, thank you for supporting our school. Together we can make a difference. Happy Holidays.
Signing off for the last newsletter as Acting Principal
Welcome back Steve!
The final Year 11 to 13 leadership Wānanga for this year is being held at Pūkawa Marae this week. The focus of the wānanga is kotahitanga, learning how to move forward together, the benefit of team work, understanding strengths and weaknesses and the power of investing in ourselves and others. A total of 8 facilitators will work alongside our students over the course of the three days.
Marcus Akuhata-Brown, Haimona Waititi, Nikki Kennedy, Trent Hohaia, Te Hiko o te rangi Warena, Rawiri Tapiata, Hana Tapiata and Mahara Hepi.
Whānau are invited to a celebration evening at 6pm Tuesday evening at Pukawa Marae. A light supper will also be provided.
Taiopenga o Tūwharetoa
Congratulations to Te Kura o Hirangi for the outstanding job they have done with the organisation of this event. Tongariro School were proudly represented by four groups. Te Kawarito no Tongariro performed on Wednesday afternoon and returned on Friday to support our 3 junior school groups. Thank you to tutors, teachers and whanau for your support. A big mihi to our students for representing our school and the Mātāpuna with pride.
Rotary Performance- Te Kawarito
For the past 6 years Tongariro School senior students have performed to hundreds of Rotary Exchange students from all over the world. This Saturday 24 September 2016 at 5pm the Te Kawarito no Tongariro Roopu will meet at the wharekura, prepare for the performance and travel to the Mission Bay Christian Camp. We are hoping to have whanau help with the transportation. If you have a student in the Roopu and are able to help with transportation, please text Whaea Dot 0272778307. Permission forms will be sent home on Thursday. Practice for Te Kawarito will be on Thursday evening 5pm- 7.30.