UPDATING PERSONAL RECORDS
Thanks to everyone who has returned these forms - we have quite a lot of updating to do!
Please remember that you can email, phone or pop into the office at any time you need to update us with
accurate contact details for yourself and/or emergency contacts. We want to be able to reach you quickly and
easily in an emergency situation.
If you have not yet returned your form, please do so urgently. Even if everything is correct, we would like it
signed and returned, that way we know you have seen it.
This year the Student Council chose to support the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge supporting blood cancer patients and their families. Thanks to everyone who made a donation towards this very worthwhile charity event. Students and staff raised $772.40 to support Mr Marshall’s stair climbing effort. Well done everyone!
As part of our Kahui Ako work stream, we have a focus around ‘wellbeing’. Developing a sense of wellbeing is a complex
and intricate process - i.e. not something that you can just ‘turn on’ in a human being.
One of our initiatives for this year has been to select and train senior students to act as ‘Wellbeing Warriors’ (who have a
similar role to peer mediators). These ‘warriors’ are rostered to support students in the playground - to assist with minor
conflict resolution and support positive peer relationships. Mrs Flaus has been training our Wellbeing Warriors and we
plan to have them ‘in action’ from next week.
This will not reduce the number of staff we have rostered in the playground.
A very warm welcome to Term 2 everyone and a special welcome to the 12 new students who have joined us at
Hokowhitu School this week.
We also welcome Karen Douglas as an office assistant. Ms Douglas will be assisting Jennifer Bates each morning and
providing support in classrooms as needed.
I am confident that everyone will be very welcoming and that in no time at all, you will all feel very much part of the
Hokowhitu School whānau/community.
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