Lunchtime LibraryAt this stage, students may come to the library at lunchtime for reading only. 
No devices, no games, no art

Word of the WeekWe will finish the word from last term this week and it also reflects the current time so:

Definition of resilient

: characterized or marked by resilience: such as
a: capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture
b: tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change

Pa te aroha/ Compassion"On January 21st of 2017, the day after I take the oath of office, Americans will finally wake up in a country where the laws of the United States are enforced. We are going to be considerate and compassionate to everyone. But my greatest compassion will be for our own struggling citizens." Donald Trump
See emails for full text - this is a snippet...

We are not all paddling the same waka, but we are all facing the same storm...

We don't know what each other's waka have been like. Some of you probably enjoyed the time away from school. Others might have found it really hard. Some of you might have faced really tough situations during lockdown. Others might have thrived with their families. This week, when you meet excitedly with your friends, don't assume you know their stories over the last several weeks. Show compassion. Pay attention to that person in your class who has always been a bit quieter, or is new, or seems a bit lonely. Get to know them. Be compassionate. Don't make offensive jokes about things you might not understand. Be compassionate. Give yourselves time to settle back into the routine of school. Show self-compassion. Communicate clearly and honestly. We can break down walls of misunderstanding by doing this. 

Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa

Let us keep close together, not wide apart 

This whakatauki speaks to the importance of keeping connected, of maintaining relationships and dialogue so that we can keep moving forward together.


Cultural leaders/prefects

Please come and see Mrs Guest at interval today. SG
Digital Tech Level 3 school holiday program
Are you interested in attending a L3 digital tech course during WEEK 1 of the upcoming School Holidays: July 6th to July 10th 2020 ?
This course is aimed at Level 3 students (13 credits), is run by NZSE and is a hands on computer hardware & programming course where students will take apart the hard drive & get to learn what makes a computer tick, as well as cover general IT programming skills. This cost of this course will be covered by Gateway so if you are interested please come and see Sara in the Gateway office for more information.
Military style fitness course available Week 1 of school holidaAre you interested in attending a military style advance training course during WEEK 1 of the upcoming School Holidays: July 6th to July 10th 2020 ?
This course is aimed at Level 2 students (7 credits), is run by NZSE Advance Training and full of activities with Drills, Marching & fitness sessions. Cost  will be covered by Gateway so if you are interested please come see Sara in the gateway office for more information. 
Student CouncilCongratulations to Jess Hill, Natasha Bamforth, Chad Pienaar and Violet Blomfield who have been voted in by their peers to the Student Council. Our first meeting will be Thursday 28 May during extended waka, in Room 21.
Student ID Cards
We will be placing another order for student ID cards in early June. The cost is $10. Please complete the order form and pay at the office if you would like a Student ID. Orders close Friday 29 May!
No further IDs will be available until term 3. Get in quick!!

Drum Lessons

  Drum Lessons, Term 2, 2020

P1 8:50

Liam Bamforth

P1 9:10

Carlos Tupou 

P1 9:30

Alex Pascoe

P2 9:50

Annabelle Burchet

P2 10:10

Maia Cable

P2 10:30

Caleb Newman

P3 11:10

Alec Timperley

P3 11:30

Angus McLennan

P3 11:50

Matthew Parry

P4 12:10

Toby Lincoln

P4 12:30

Dean Russell

P4 12:50

Harrison Tinsel





Senior Concert BandPeriod four today
Woodwind Lessons Today


P2 (9:50/10:20)

P3 (11:10/11:40)

P4 (12:10/12:40)

First half

G4 clarinet

Alto sax mix

Beginner clarinet


Taine Marker

Harumi Andrews G3

Mereana Rogers <G1

Samantha Atkinson <G1

Shenae Speedy, Tanika Bettin


G2 clarinet

Beginner flute

Beginner clarinet

Second half

Amy Dyer


Rebecca Walker

Bella Bushman

McKenzie Dane

Lily Johns, Matt Human, Liam Seaman

Year 11
L1 HistoryCheck your emails and then act on the instruction please! You'll now have to wait until interval on Monday to collect the photocopying. See you in Rm 23 at end of period 2 please (except for Toby, Damien and Lilly). Mrs Howes