Principal’s Weekly Update

T3 Week 2 – 5 August 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, Garin has been a hive of activity over the first two weeks of this term as we have welcomed many learners and parents to our Open Days and Parent Information Evening. The positive energy and inquiry we have experienced throughout these...

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T3 Week 1 – 31 July 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, At the close of week 1 of term 3, I reflect on a very busy yet productive week. Our learners and staff are positive about the term ahead and have settled into school life with renewed energy after the holiday break. On Monday we were...

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T2 Week 10 – 8 July 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, As our term closes for the holidays, I can say without one doubt, that I am inspired by the commitment and energy of our students at Garin. Students have pushed the boundaries of excellence in their learning, leadership and participation...

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T2 Week 9 – 1 July 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, What outstanding evidence of self directed creativity and talent we had on show in celebration of Mahi Toi this week. Congratulations to all our learners for the spirit in which you have entered Te Wairua O Ngā Mahi Toi (The Spirit of...

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T2 Week 8 – 23 June 2022

Newsletter -  T2 Week 8 Principal Comment Kia ora tātou, Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori Happy Matariki, Greetings for the Māori new year. Twinkling in the winter sky just before dawn, Matariki signals the Māori New Year. For Māori, the appearance of Matariki...

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T2 Week 7 – 17 June 2022

Kia ora tātou, Talofa lava, Greetings, I am pleased to return to College this week following a brief and positive recovery period following shoulder surgery, thank you to all for your care and support for me at this time.  As the term progresses, I acknowledge the...

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T2 Week 5 – 3 June 2022

Talofa lava, Kia ora tātou, Greetings, This week Samoan Language week is celebrated across Aotearoa. Samoan is the third most spoken language in New Zealand after English and te Reo Māori. The theme this year is “Lalaga le si’osi’omaga mo se lumana’I manuia”, which...

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T2 Week 4 – 27 May 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, Thank you to our librarian Mrs Ditzel, Academic Leaders Lucien Panting and Amy Jukes, our Academic Leaders, our library assistants and House Captains for their leadership and promotion of the Reading Challenge and Geek Week. This week...

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T2 Week 3 – 20 May 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, This has been a very productive week for all here at Garin. Our student leaders have been actively promoting the many events that are presently dominating our calendar. With Geek Week kicking off next Monday and running through to...

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T2 Week 2 – 13 May 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, Learners and Staff are reflecting on our prayer theme this month, “Blessed Mary - Our Mother”.  Mary showed great courage when she received the news from the Angel Gabriel. Her trust had to be completely in the fact that God chose her to...

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T2 Week 1 – 6 May 2022

Kia ora tatou ngā whānau,  Welcome back to all learners and whānau for the start of Term 2, I also welcome our new learners to College. The beautifully warm and calm Autumn weather we have experienced this week has certainly enhanced the beginning of our new term.  We...

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T1 Week 11 – 14 April 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, Teachers, Staff and Students gathered this Holy Thursday in liturgy to commemorate Christ’s Last Supper. The significance of Christ’s example of service was exemplified through Christ washing the feet of his disciples. Jesus’ message was...

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