Kia Ora Koutou
I found this poem which I hope speaks to us all:
BE humble enough to realize you still have a lot to learn.
BE ambitious enough to know you can be anything you want to be.
BE easy enough on yourself to enjoy, to laugh, to have fun.
BE mature enough to take responsibility for what you do.
BE proud enough to take care of your body, your mind, and your spirit.
BE confident enough to see that who you are inside is more important than how you look outside.
BE absolutely sure that you know that, wherever you go, what ever you do...YOU are loved.
Have a safe weekend
Today we celebrated Pride Week with a 'most expressive' themed day. Because of our busy week we are celebrating Pride fully next week with a range of lunchtime activities. This has been organised by Year 11 girls Sophie Bassett, Rebecca Johnson and Sophie Johnson.
Thank you to all the girls who donated food bank items this morning to the green trolley.
Primary Cross Country
On Wednesday we sent a strong team of runners to this event at Clareville...
Ava Edge, Charli Grenfell, Mia Hewson, Sophia Williams (Year 8)
Marese Napier, Gita Van Der Leek, April Wyeth (Year 7)
Year 13 Food and Nutrition
Fab Collab, one of our Kahui Ako initiatives was at St Matthew's this morning, hosted by the Year 13 Food and Nutrition students. Five Primary schools signed up, and the Year 5 and 6’s made sushi with wonderful leaders. An awesome example of tuakana teina in our Kahui Ako. This was also part of an achievement standard for our Year 13 girls, teaching younger children to avoid ultra processed food.
Year 9 Trip to Zealandia
Today our Year 9 girls travelled to Zealandia as part of their learning about conservation in our native environment. They explored the park finding native trees, identifying them and exploring their characteristics. Then they were split into four groups and given a guided tour of the park, learning about restoring forests, and keeping pests and predators out. They saw some great bird life - saddlebacks were the highlight. Thanks to Mrs Chapman, Mrs Hannon and Mrs Veale for accompanying the girls on the trip.