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Ko Rēneti te Wā (Lent)
I heard a person say the other day, is it Lent already? He was only born a month ago and now he’s going to die again. Funny but true in terms of our seasons.
For us, Lent is a time to do three things: Give more, pray more, and fast more.  Please talk with your child about what they could do in each of these areas over the next 40 odd days. Perhaps write up the goals and talk about them daily at the dinner table.  Remember the aim is to be a better person and to become closer to God.

This year we are looking at a Tūranga Waewae context of learning about where we stand. Learning more about where we have come from as a city and country and where we are going.  We aim to have regular performances that reflect this journey over the year.
First up on Wednesday 3 March, the children will be presenting songs, waiata, waiata-ā-ringa, and haka to parents on the Meet the Teacher night. These will be presented on the whare tapere/stage area.  Some of the songs are about the history of NZ and some are about the ‘now’.  Please come along, bring a picnic mat to sit on (or the grass) to enjoy all of our children participating. 

Class performances and Meet the Teacher
Save the date Wednesday 3 March! (Wet Weather date Wednesday 10 March)
The plan:
4.30 pm-5.30 pm, open classes. Pop in and look around and have a chat with teachers. As half of the classes have short-term teachers in there, we thought we would postpone learning conferences and have a drop-in day.
5.30 pm-6.30 pm -Classroom performances on the Whare Tapere (staged area).
Food – we are in the process of sorting suitable food vendors so you can have dinner here.  More information to come. If you would like to run a stall, please let the office know. 

Monday 22 February – Please note, students are going on a trip to the Air Force Museum and will be a few minutes late returning to school.  They will be attending a performance by the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band.  Please leave the 3-minute zones free for the buses on this day (school side). Thank you to Miss Barnes for organising this for the children.

Internet-Home Learning is very hard without the internet.  Do you know any cheap providers or deals being offered at the moment?  We are trying to help some families sort the internet at their houses and would love to hear if you have a stand-out provider.

Thanks to everyone for their support in following our Alert Level Two procedures. You were amazing!! We really appreciate your support here!

Kia pai te rā! (Have a good day)