Principal’s Weekly Update

T4 Week 8 – 9 December 2022

Term 4 Week 8 Newsletter 2022 Tēnā Koutou Katoa ngā Whānau,  Thank you to our teachers, support staff, parents, whānau and community for gathering to celebrate the achievements and successes of our students at Prize Giving last Friday evening. As the school year draws...

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T4 Week 6 – 25 November 2022

Term 4 Week 6 Newsletter 2022 Kia ora tatou ngā whānau With the start of Advent celebrated in Parish Mass this Sunday 27 November, we are reminded that Christmas is now less than four weeks ahead of us. During the four weeks of Advent we prepare for the celebration of...

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T4 Week 5 – 18 November 2022

T4 Week 5 – 18 November 2022 Term 4 Week 5 Newsletter, 18 November 2022 Kia ora tatou ngā whānau It is with great excitement and optimism that significant property development is scheduled to get underway due to sustained and ongoing student roll growth at Garin...

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T4 Week 4 – 11 November 2022

Term 4 Week 4 Newsletter 2022 Kia ora tatou ngā whānau This has been an absolutely wonderful week as we prepared for and welcomed our 2023 Year 9 learners to Garin for their Orientation day. The excitement of the learners was clearly evident as they gathered, renewed...

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T4 Week 3 – 4 November 2022

Kia ora tatou ngā whānau Last Wednesday we gathered together as a school community to celebrate our end of year Mass in prayer and gratitude for the blessings we have received in our community this year and to farewell our senior learners as they depart for NCEA...

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T4 Week 2 – 28 October 2022

Kia ora tatou ngā whānau Last week we gathered to celebrate Club Garin Colours where students are recognised for excellence in the areas of arts, sport and service. It is wonderful to take time to reflect and recognise the diverse range of skill and talent our...

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T4 Week 1 – 21 October 2022

Kia ora tatou ngā whānau Term 4 has arrived and is bringing the beautiful signs of spring with our cherry blossoms blooming in the courtyard. I trust that students and whānau had some time to relax over the break and enjoy some of the blessings that family life brings...

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T3 Week 10 – 30 September 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, As term three closes, I celebrate and thank all students and staff for your energy, hard work and the tremendous successes we have seen throughout this term across all dimensions of learning and co-curricular activities.  We were...

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T3 Week 9 – 23 September 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, Each week as the newsletter deadline rolls around it amazes me that only a week has passed since I put words together and yet within a week so much can happen. It certainly makes you realise the strength of community in the life of Garin...

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T3 Week 8 – 16 September 2022

Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānau, This week Ngā Amorangi, Ethan Speers and Jonte Stevens lead our celebration of Aotearoa NZ’s Indigenous language, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the Māori Language petition, which asked for active recognition...

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T3 Week 7 – 9 September 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, This morning, like many of us, we woke to the sad news that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away on September 8 ending her reign that lasted more than 70 years. Today we remembered her in prayer and lowered our NZ flag to mid mast as a...

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T3 Week 5 – 26 August 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, I am extremely grateful to our community of staff, students, parents and whanau for your understanding and patience throughout the past week as we navigated the uncertainty posed by the extreme weather conditions and civil emergency. I...

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