Sunday 11 October 2020
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Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make to prepare them for their future. At Katikati College we offer your child a balanced education that embraces the whole student; supporting, motivating and challenging them to achieve their personal best.
So please have a look around to learn what our College can offer you and get in touch with our office if you have any further questions on (07) 549 0434.
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Community Message from our Principal
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As we approach the end of term, I hope that you and your whānau have managed to avoid most of the sickness that has been present in the community. l appreciate that many of our students, and staff, have been unwell and away from school and that this can create disruption and anxiety for some. l think all of our students need to be proud of what they have achieved throughout this disrupted term, be it making it to school, getting involved in winter sport or school groups and most especially what they have achieved in their learning.
The school value of rangatiratanga speaks to the leadership potential in all our students - raranga is to weave and tira is a group of people. So we can think of this value as not just about being a leader, but what it means to provide the opportunity for people to work together to achieve a common goal.
There have been numerous examples this term of our students displaying this value. Our Head Students, Anton and Lavleen, welcomed other head students from across the Bay to Katikati College. This was part of the head students visiting each other's schools and learning more about how they are leading others. The senior ball committee worked together to achieve an amazing event at the Katikati Memorial Hall. It was fantastic to see our Year 12 and 13 students having fun with their friends, looking glamorous and dancing the night away. An event such as this requires the involvement and dedication of a group of students and staff. Well done to all involved.
I hope you took the time to celebrate Matariki with your whānau and friends. This was a time to reflect on the past year and those that have passed, to think of the coming year and share food and memories with those close to you. The organisation of the College's celebration is another fantastic example of rangatiratanga. Matariki Po Tuku Taonga is the evening where we, as a College and community, will celebrate Matariki and the achievements of our Maori students. The event is being organised by a team of students and this year will be held at Otawhiwhi Marae on Thursday 7 July. l look forward to sharing the highlights of the evening with you in the next newsletter.
I have been making time to visit form classes this term, starting with Year 7 & 8. I have asked the students two questions - what do they like about Katikati College and what would they change? I will use Term 3 to meet with all other form classes. This consultation will feed into the next stages of planning for reviewing our vision and goals as we move forward. During Term 3 there will also be multiple opportunities for the community to engage in this consultation process.
Term 3 will also be the time when the Board of Trustee elections take place. This is an opportunity for parents or members of our community to get involved with the governance of the College. Nominations will be open from 15 July and close 3 August, with the election day being 7 September. More information will be shared with the community over the coming weeks.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the new staff who have joined the College -
Ariana Tewhakaara as Kaiawhina, Jake Evans and Sharlene Manukau as Teacher Aides and Jo Ormsby who will be covering for Simon Quin for Terms 3 and 4. Finally, I would like to recognise and thank Nyla Sheard who is retiring after 26 years of service in the College canteen. Nyla has done an incredible job over the years and we would like to wish her and her family all the best.
Thank you for your ongoing support of what we are achieving here at Katikati College. Term 3 begins on Monday 25 July and I look forward to what I hope is a more settled term for students and staff.
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Tumuaki / Principal