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Parent/Community Newsletter - Issue 4, August 2018

Kia ora Whanau,

Wow, we’re well and truly back into term 3. It was great to see this term start off with a blast (pun intended) with our “Mission Possible” whanau hui held in the Tikipunga Auditorium. The night spoke to the ‘awesomeness’ of the schools and students we have involved in this kaupapa. Legendary All Black Eric Rush’s speech was both inspiring and entertaining. I would like to thank the many parents and whanau who made the effort to attend.

Did you know?… our team of Navigators are running a total of more than 20 after school programmes per week across our 4 schools with their students! As you can imagine, some great stuff is happening each day, which we don’t always see, so our team have put together a little video of Term 2 in pictures which can be viewed on our Facebook page (facebook.com/ihaveadreamnz)

This term we are continuing to instill in our tamariki the belief that anything is possible if you just keep on keeping on, and keep the dream alive in your heart and mind. Keep up the great support at home whanau, as we head towards spring and summer which is now just around the corner.

Last term we farewelled Phoenix Ruka—Year 9 Navigator – who left to follow a dream of his own. We look forward to welcoming Mo Matautia-Tepania who will be starting with us on Monday 27th August.

We hope we have a good turn out to our major fundraiser this term supporting a group of students attending the Hillary Outdoors Pursuit Centre in Tongariro. See the flyer below— a huge thanks to the Davies-Colley whanau who will open their amazing magnolia gardens for two weekends running. Spread the word and support the students in their venture.

It’s great to see two of our schools working even more closely together. This term the technology department at Tikipunga High School will be providing tech to the Y6 students at Tikipunga Primary School. We look forward to seeing some amazing
outcomes as a result of this collaboration.

Nga Mihi—Ant Backhouse – CEO

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