Highlights from the Principal

“Ko Maihiihi, Ko Au - Ko Au, Ko Maihiihi

Maihiihi is Me - I am Maihiihi”

Term 1, Week 4 - 24th February 2023

Ngā mihi harikoa kia koutou   

From the Principal's desk …

Kia ora, Talofa, Ni Hao, Malo e lelei to our Maihiihi School Whānau and Community.  This has certainly not been a “typical kiwi summer” and the weather events we have experienced have showcased just how resilient and resourceful we are as a nation.  Our thoughts most certainly go out to our fellow New Zealanders who have experienced trauma and loss in the recent floods, whether that be of livelihoods, homes, property or loved ones.  The courage and resilience that we have shown as a country certainly reflects aspects of our school motto about resilience and perseverance as we recover and reflect on these recent events.  Our prayers and best wishes go out to everyone affected.

The school term is gaining momentum and the teachers are almost finished with formal assessment and planning learning groups, target areas and learning outcomes.  The classroom programmes will be

Our ‘Kai & Kōrero’ evening had a good turn-out of parents and staff. It was great to meet and catch up with the whānau of our students.  It was an opportunity for us to capture more recent whānau voice about our school mission, vision, motto, values and graduate profile.  Emma Nahna spoke about the Structured Literacy Approach and provided time at the end to have one on one conversations with some of our families.  

Our school swimming pool is up and running (YAY) and it is great to see students developing their skills in being safe around water and learning some basic aquatic skills.  We have our Small Schools Swimming competition on Wednesday 1st March (8+ yrs) at the Otorohanga Pool Complex and our Junior Swim display at school on Friday 3rd March (5-7yr olds).  We hope to see as many of you at these events as we can.

Just a reminder that teachers are available to talk to you between 8.30am - 9am in the mornings and directly after school so if there is anything you would like to mention to them pop into their classrooms and have a quick chat.  For anything requiring a more in-depth conversation please contact them via the usual methods of email or class dojo to arrange a time to meet.

Until next time, please remember my door (or phone or email) is open if you have any feed-forward you would like to give to make our school the best place it can be for our children.

Mauri Tu, Mauri Ora,

Vanessa Hinerangi Koroa

My favourite quote of late “The challenges you face in your life will ultimately make you stronger”

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