Tena Koutou Katoa
Welcome back to school everyone. To those families starting their children in intermediate for the first time, welcome! To those families who are new to the school this year, welcome! And of course to those families that we know and have been part of Ngunguru Intermediate school before, welcome back!
With the new year comes new adventures and new challenges.
We are excited to introduce two new teachers joining Mr Broadfoot, Miss McQuinn and Mr Burke. Both are experienced and looking forward to working in the Ngunguru community.
The school-wide focus for the first half of the year is Challenge. Our first term will involve team-building, getting to know each other and working with our new class members in lots of different ways. We will be exploring our strengths, weaknesses and to challenge ourselves beyond what we think we are capable of.
2021 will see the Year 7 and 8 students moving to a hub where the students will be working in a collaborative style environment. Teachers will be working together to develop this as the year progresses, not every model suits every school or student body. Our teachers and students will be designing one that fits our school. Our hub has been named Moana Hub.
Our Opononi camp is fantastic. It will be our 6th time running this camp, and it is always a favourite with the kids. Dates are Tuesday 16th March – Friday 19th March. Forms will be sent home with the students and also available on our website.
Tech has been restructured this year and will run all year. The Year 8 children will attend Tech on a Wednesday in Terms 1& 2. The Year 7 students will start Tech at Manaia View on a Wednesday in Terms 3 &4. All permission slips and information about Tech will be going home Week 1 and if this could be returned back to school as soon as possible please. The Year 8 students first day of Tech is next Wednesday 10th February. Year 7s will attend school as a normal school day.
We have wonderful staff and students however if there are any questions please feel free to email us at email@example.com or make an appointment to come and see us.
We look forward to an exciting year.
Kirk Broadfoot and Jessie McQuinn