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Term 4, Week 8 - 2021

Every single day here at school, we see children going out of their way to show kindness and respect - sometimes to people they don’t even know. It makes my heart beat extra fast when I see this happen. Earlier this week I was showing a new family around our school. When I walked into Waka Iti with the family, a 5-year-old came rushing up to the visitors and said ‘my friends’ and gave them a huge smile.
We then walked into the hall where TKA were enjoying their celebration day with the huge inflatables. Several children in TKA who were ready to have their turn, stopped, smiled at our visitors and invited them to have a turn ahead of them. This kind of respect from our tamariki went such a long way towards making a family who are new to the country and not yet confident speakers of English feel welcome. Tino pai to mahi to all the children who were part of these ‘random acts of kindness’. 

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