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Principal’s Panui – 27 July 2018

Principal’s Panui – 27 July 2018

Welcome back. We have a very busy few weeks ahead: A significant number of you will have attended Parent Teacher Interviews yesterday. We had 1205 bookings made by approximately 400 parents. At the same point in 2017 we had 830 bookings. Successful students have the support of whanau and attendance at these hui is one way you can be actively involved in your son's or daughter's journey through secondary school. Open Evening for our 2019 Year 9 cohort takes place on Thursday, 2 August between 6pm and 8pm. Tours of the school occur between 6.00 -7.30pm followed by the Principals…

NCEA FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

NCEA FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

This is a timely reminder that the last day for payment of NCEA fees to the school is 31 August. Financial assistance is available to assist with the payment of entry fees for NCEA. To be eligible to apply you must be the fee-payer and meet at least one of the following criteria: be receiving a Work and Income or Study Link benefit. (benefit-based applications). have a joint family income that would entitle you to receive a Community Services Card (income-based applications). be a fee-payer with two or more children who are candidates, irrespective of family income (multiple candidate applications), where…

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Mahi-a-Toi showcase on Friday 20 July at Unitec

Kia ora kotou katoa, Ko Carl Gibbons tēnei. I was lucky enough to attend the annual Mahi-a-Toi showcase on Friday, 20 July at Unitec. The showcase is to celebrate the toi of the Level 2 Mahi-a-Toi Academy students who have been completing the tertiary component of the Mahi-a-Toi academy. The students have been at Unitec every Friday in Term 2 working under the expert eyes of Hohepa Renata and Michael Freeman. The whakaaro behind the student’s mahi is to express their Te Ao Māori concepts through a digital media medium. The quality of the mahi was excellent and I was…

Property And Environment Update

Property and Environment Update

We have several physical works happening for the rest of the year: We are currently updating some school signage and have made some great strides this year with the most recent addition in the Sports Hall over the school holidays. The seated area in front of the Social Sciences Block looking toward the rugby field is to get covered during the Term 4  holiday break.  We have been successful at securing $100k of the $195k cost required for the covering the batter - the seated area in front of the social sciences block facing the rugby field. The target is…

Rutherford College Alumni

Rutherford College Alumni

Alumni and 60th Jubilee 2021 Planning Update We are happy to announce we are  establishing the Rutherford College Alumni in preparation for our 60th Jubilee in 2021. You can register your initial interest in joining the Rutherford College Alumni by clicking here . For more information about the Rutherford College Alumni or our 60th Jubilee in 2021 please contact [email protected] or visit our website https://www.rutherford.school.nz/alumni/      

Rutherford College Library –  Book Donations

Rutherford College Library – Book donations

In March this year, the Library and Information Commons started to redevelop its collection and spaces. This July, we completed the withdraw of approx. 1000 fiction books and 6000 School Journals, and we are very pleased to say that we were able to rehome most of them. The Fiction books were all given to Rutherford College staff and to Lorraine Antonovich from the Honorary Papua New Guinea Consulate, she also took some school journals. Lorraine will send the books to Papua New Guinea. School Journals were given to the following places: Mr. White delivered some boxes to West Harbour School.…

Rangeview Intermediate School Golden Jubilee

Rangeview Intermediate are celebrating their 50th Golden Jubilee in mid-September When: 14 - 15 September 2018. Come and catch up with staff and students from the last 50 years. Friday 14 September 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Open afternoon and school tours 4.30pm - 7:00pm - Meet and greet, photo displays, drinks + nibbles Saturday 15 September 11am-4pm - Formal ceremony, school tours, photographs, Jubilee cake 7:00pm -11:00pm - Jubilee dinner at school gym Register now! Facebook – Rangeview Intermediate Golden Jubilee Email – [email protected] Links and registration available on the school website: www.rangeview.school.nz

Holocaust Speaker – Thursday, 2 August – Rutherford College Hall

Holocaust Speaker – Thursday, 2 August – Rutherford College Hall

Next week on Thursday, 2 August Rutherford College is extremely privileged to host a speaker from the Holocaust Outreach Programme of Education. Vivianne Spiegal, a holocaust survivor will share her amazing story of survival. Vivianne was born in France and survived the Holocaust by being hidden in a small village, sadly her parents were not so lucky and were both deported to Auschwitz. This is the third year we have been able to host such an event and as with the previous years all Year 10 Social Studies classes will be attending this presentation. This is a unique opportunity for…

Principal’s Panui – 6 July 2018

Principal’s Panui – 6 July 2018

This is the last Panui for Term 2, it has been a very busy term with lots of things happening. Ten highlights from this term are: Te Atatu ANZAC Parade. Room 56+57 Science Lab refurbishment completed and opened. Top Scholars Award Ceremony in Wellington with Liana Sabetian, First in Dance 2017. Visit of Minnijean Brown and Clarence Lusane. Orchestra performance at Te Atatu Library. Year 9 Camp. Year 12 & 13 production. L.W positivity and involvement of student body. Kapa Haka Nationals Competition in Palmerston North. The School Ball! This break is vital to students, it sits in between two…

Rutherford Concert Band Workshop

Rutherford Concert Band Workshop

On Friday, 22 June, Rutherford’s Concert Band had been given the advantageous experience of having a skill and team building workshop right here in our own music department. Led by none other than the prestigious Chad Davenport our Woodwind itinerant tutor, students were able to spend the day learning new musical and technical skills in preparation for the upcoming KBB music festival competition which will be taking place in August. We were privileged enough to have sectional mentoring sessions from our very own itinerants and music teachers. As well as Chad Davenport (Woodwind itinerant), we were lucky to have Anna…

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