Dear Parents / Caregivers

As some of you might be aware, there was a sheet handed out Wednesday afternoon [4th July] to some parents as they were leaving the school after 3pm collection time by individuals who no longer have any connection with our school.

“Hurihia to aroaro ki te ra tukuna to atarangi kia taka ki muri i o koe.

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”

As always, if you have any queries about any aspect of the school, please don’t hesitate to contact me or your child’s classroom teacher.  I can be contacted through the school office or by email –

My thanks to those very many parents and caregivers who became aware of this handout, who have either been in to see members of our staff and/or me and offer their support or who have simply handed it in or destroyed it, expressing their strong opinions about its content.

“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takimano.

My strength is not that of an individual but that of the collective.”

Wishing you all very happy holidays and we look forward to seeing the children back refreshed on 23 July.

Simon McGowan