Tena koutou katoa

A very happy Matariki Week! Our tamariki have been working hard on their displays and we welcome you to come and celebrate with us tomorrow from 11:00 – 2:30.  Each team has completed displays representing the stars of Matariki and alongside some performances, we have some kai stalls.  We hope you can join us.

This week we also celebrate, and acknowledge the mahi of two teachers graduating from University.  Anaru Kaiwai and Keegan Parkes-Hemara celebrate with friends and whānau today as they enjoy their graduation ceremony.  We are very proud of them both.

Later in the year we will acknowledge teachers who have completed two years teaching, thereby completing their qualification and becoming fully registered teachers.

On Friday we recognised students who walked the furthest distance and/or raised the most amount of money for our Mighty Walk.  Our top six walkers include:

Mason Smith 44.0 km

Hunter Graham 43.6

Tyler Newby 43.6

Kendall Wallis 43.6

Amber-Lyla Farrell 43.6

Louie Fannin 43.2

Many others walked similar distances – a fantastic achievement given 42.2 km equates to a full marathon.   

Top earners:

Lacey Sergeant $839

Zame Moselen $630

Jakjak Hauraki $430

Kaden Auton $394

Tayla Foster $390

The top class earners were Rm 3, Miss Hewinson’s class, who raised $5401.00.  Rm 3 also walked 935.85 km, averaging 31 km per person who participated. Great effort and achievement!

We also awarded our first Gold Stripe Certificate for the year and congratulated Dayna de Bruin Adcock for earning 50 stripes since she started at Kamo Intermediate.  Look at those stripes!  Very impressive. 

Today we have eight of our classroom teachers absent and due to a lack of relieving teachers, we have had to ask some students to learn from home. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I ask you to keep tamariki at home if they are unwell.  

If your contact details have changed since enrolment at KIS, please notify us of these changes.  

Happy Matariki Week everyone and remember, Friday is a public holiday.  Enjoy your weekend.

Kim Sloane