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Term 2 – Week 5, 2024 Principal Comment

Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānau, We have had a busy few weeks here at Garin with Senior Parent Conferences, Pink Shirt Day, a Geography trip to Wellington, O’Shea Shield, Y12 Careers Roadshow, the first NCEA Corequisite exam, Twilight Notes and Geek Week culminating in...

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Term 2 – Week 2, 2024 Principal Comment

10 May 2024 Kia ora Parents/Guardians Our second term has started well and it was nice to see our students back again. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new students that have joined us this term.  PPTA Union meeting - this Monday, 13 May, 2024 The...

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Whānau Update Term 2, 2024

Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānau, We look forward to welcoming all learners back to school next week, Monday 29 April as we begin Term 2. With ANZAC Day falling during the school holidays 25 April, a remembrance ceremony will be held at our first full school assembly on...

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Term 1 – Week 11, 2024 Principal Comment

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, As our term closes for the holidays, I can say without a doubt that I am inspired by the commitment and energy of our Garin learners. I recognise in many ways each learner has pushed their boundaries in their learning, leadership and...

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Term 1 – Week 8, 2024 Principal Comment

Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānau,  Palm Sunday Greetings as we commence Holy Week.  We enter the disciples hearts as we pray with the events of the coming days.⁦ To pause in prayer, in order to receive the word of God, to pause like the Samaritan in the presence of a...

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Term 1 – Week 6, 2024 Principal Comment

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, We are pleased to present the 2023 NCEA Achievement data for Level 1, 2, 3, University Entrance (UE) and Level 1 Numeracy and Literacy.  Garin learners have attained very positive levels of achievement in NCEA in 2023, as demonstrated in...

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Term 1 – Week 5, 2024 Principal Comment

Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānau,  We hope this newsletter finds you well. Week 5 has been nothing short of exciting and productive. We extend our gratitude to the many parents and students who actively participated in the Tertiary Information Evening. Your presence made...

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Term 1 – Week 4, 2024 Principal Comment

Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānau,  As our Year 9’s return from their Journey camp, they are prepared and excited for the adventures that lie ahead. The week allowed for the formation of new friendships and the building of relationships, setting the stage for a promising...

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Term 1 – 9 February 2024 Principal Comment

Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānau,  This week I have visited every classroom and many classes, I have enjoyed all interactions with teachers and students. While each class is unique, there certainly is a common theme of manaakitanga evident in all classes. Positive, caring...

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Welcome – Whānau Update 30 January 2024

Kia ora koutou Parents, Caregivers and Whānau, Welcome to Garin College 2024; we look forward with excitement to a year of student learning, engagement and fun.  Welcoming our new and returning learners and staff is always a highlight in our school year. This year we...

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Term 4 – 13 Oct 2023 Principal Comment

Kia ora tatou ngā whānau Term 4 has arrived and is bringing the beautiful signs of spring with our cherry blossoms looking amazing in the school courtyard. I hope that students and families had some time to relax over the break and enjoy some of the blessings that...

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T3/T4 – 5 Oct 2023 Principal Comment

5 October 2023 Kia ora tatou ngā whānau, parents and caregivers, We look forward to welcoming all learners for term 4, Monday 9 October.  I trust the well deserved school holidays have been a positive and restful time for all. It is pleasing to be experiencing the...

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