Kia Ora Koutou
There has been commentary regarding Easter Tuesday so as I have previously done, I thought shedding some light would be useful. Warning parents that Easter Tuesday was a national school holiday was to ensure parents were not caught off guard.
Easter Tuesday is a school holiday, but not a public holiday, meaning some parents across the land had to work and find holiday care for their children. By the same token some families did some adventurous activities and maximised the break.
The day after Easter Monday was traditionally part of an extended break for schools, but it has mostly fallen during the April school holidays since the switch to the four-term year in 1996.
It was always a day off when Easter was just taken as an Easter break. It has become confusing over the years when Easter is generally in the school holidays. Back in the day it was known as mid-term break. Will this change? with government intervention it might.
The term has been full so to be fair many here relished the extra day to regroup.
I would like to newsletter-introduce you to Ray Parimathawut, Site Manager and Head Chef for Alliance Catering across the Trinity.
He is a passionate man who is deeply invested in providing the best meals for our girls. With his staff, he has taken the time to physically meet with the seniors and the juniors to get their voice about their likes and dislikes regarding the meal. In these gatherings he has also taken the time to give the ‘WHYS’ about why certain things are as they are. Equally he has listened and altered what can be changed.
The school has instituted a Catering Committee which now meets regularly to discuss diets, trends, and the like, so that we are feeding the girls foods that they will all eat. Life is not perfect and despite catering to most dietary needs catering to ‘fussy’ remains an ongoing task.
The Board of Trustees are reviewing the Strategic plans and therefore considering what the future looks like based on what we can see and predict lies ahead, which is very exciting. Stakeholder voice will be sought so keep this in mind. We are looking to reach out to Leavers over the last few years, among others - so if you get a call from our Board Chair asking for your input to inform our future, I thank you in advance.
Have a great weekend, be safe and be your best selves.
Around School this Week
Congratulations to the following cricketers who received honours at the Wairarapa Cricket Awards this week:
St Matthew's cleaned up at the Senior & Community cricket awards ceremony last night.
Team of the Year: St Matthew's 1st XI
Outstanding Achievement of the Year (highest representative honours): Ocean Bartlett & Olivia Clark
Contribution to Wairarapa Cricket: Tony Lyford
Korus Emerging Player of the Year: Emma McLeod
North Island Athletics
We have a 14 strong team heading to Hamilton for the North Island Athletics competition this weekend. Congratulations to the following girls for their selection in the team:
Lily Allan, Olivia Clark, Aleksandra Domanski, Abigail Green, Milly Hewitt, Zoe Kreyenhop, Hannah Mathewson, Ruby Matthews, Ava Register (pictured above), Amber Wellington, Jasmine Wellington, Arna Williams, Lucy Wyeth