Kia ora koutou whanau
Hopefully everyone has had an exciting first week back. The seniors were certainly kept busy with a margin of entertainment. We have discussed things like Wa Whanau, sharing kai together, student councillors and other expectations.
We have also asked the children if they could consider names for the Junior and Senior classes. The criteria for this – something local. Results will be published on Friday.

Welcome to week 2. Liz and I are looking forward to working with you and your child or children to establish relationships which encourage learning.
Both classes are exploring our theme for this term ‘Whanaungatanga’. This is all about belonging, developing a sense of identity, unity, responsibility and respect. From here we will move into developing strong, connected group work, communication and decision-making skills. Key skills for our future learners.

Camp Meeting – Wednesday 3.15.
I do apologise to the families who missed this meeting – I had placed this on school stream, but somehow I must have hit a few wrong buttons. If you have any queries regarding camp – I will send out a newsletter explaining our itinerary, departure/arrival times and gear list on Friday.
Just a reminder regarding tomorrows camp meeting. Start time 3.15 in the Senior room. Please also make sure all consent forms and health and safety forms are complete. During the meeting, tomorrow we will discuss the programme, expectations and also be asking for parents to assist with all catering aspects (including designing a menu).

Whanau Korero – Thursday 3.15 onward
Thank you to the parents who have replied to my last stream. I have contacted you via email and booked in interview times. If you have not done this yet – or not heard from myself or Liz, please email me. principal@lakerotoiti.school.nz. We still have times available. The purpose of this interview is to connect with you the whanau at home and get to know everyone better. We are hoping you share your child’s interests with us.
Please contact me if you cannot make this date – and I will see how we can meet your needs.
I would like to apologise on behalf of Liz, as her emails are still not up and running. I am hoping to sort this tomorrow.
Thanks for your time and see you tomorrow
Nga Manaakitanga
Sue and Liz