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Let’s remember the good stuff too!

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5C Value of the week at Te Huruhi: Commitment – Mana

 “Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer” Marcia Wieder


As we find ourselves in another Level 3 lockdown, this week will really stretch everyone’s commitment as we find ourselves working and remote learning from home yet again.  Thank you all very much for your patience and support during these unprecedented times.  


A huge thank you to Sandra Twidle for all her hard work and dedication over the weekend to ensure the learners who needed a device were able to get one promptly.  


Meet the Teacher

Due to obvious reasons, the scheduled ‘Meet the Teacher’ will need to be postponed this week.  This lockdown will also have a knock-on effect on our school picnic.  Please stay tuned for rescheduled dates and times for both of these events.


Last week’s successes

  • All of our children had a very successful workshop run by Auckland Transport showcasing their electric buses. This focused on Keeping Ourselves Safe around the electric buses on Waiheke.

  • Te Huruhi quickly mustered two teams to take part in the Inner City Cricket Competition.  Congratulations on getting a few wins, but most importantly representing our school values so well. Thank you to all of our parent helpers for volunteering, and Kim Van Der Speck and Fhiona Wainwright for organising this in such a short time frame. 

  • Some children have started planning and sharing their ideas for what they would like our outside spaces to be used for and look like.  This will support the planning for our school-wide planting. More exciting information will be coming very soon about our planting project.
  • We have been working really hard on fostering Positive Behaviours for Learning (PB4L programme) at Te Huruhi and our data has been incredibly good so far this year.  Of course, there will always be blips on the journey, but I would like to congratulate children so far on such positive behaviours. 
  • Our environment continues to remain clean and tidy which also means the wildlife is happy!  2021 is a journey toward our Green-Gold Enviro Award.  I would like to thank parents for feedback and ideas to further support this.  We have listened to the ideas.


Help needed when we are back!

Whaea Sandra is in need of a few super helpers to assemble 8 brand new TV carts for the learning spaces.  This will obviously take place once we are back in level 1.  If you are handy with a screwdriver and able to help put these together please email Sandra directly, [email protected]   


Parent Workshop on Raising Resilient Children with psychologist Jaz Murphy.


The parent workshop we had planned for February 17 was postponed due to the Covid-19 lockdown and we tried to make a new time for Jaz to come to Waiheke. Unfortunately, she is currently in isolation after being caught up in the Papatoetoe High School lockdown. In addition, Jaz will finish working at FreshMinds ProCare in early March as she is joining a Paediatric Rehabilitation Team.  We send her our congratulations and wish her every success in her new position.   We apologise for having to cancel this workshop.


Key Dates:  The following events for this week have been Postponed


  • Postponed- Marine Snorkelling for Akoranga Ono on Tuesday 2nd March.
  • Postponed- Meet the Teacher: Thursday 4th March, 6.00 pm – 7.35 pm. 


We hope all our tamariki continue with their remote learning and put smiles on their teacher’s faces.

Look after yourselves and let’s hope we’re back here very soon.

Phil Wainwright