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Principal’s Panui 30 July 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku, Maintenance of a positive outlook and taking individual responsibility for your own wellbeing is critically important. We do need the help of others but I also believe that on a daily basis the attitude that we take is critical to how we choose to react to what happens throughout the day. To expect no difficult moments is an unreasonable expectation. It is part of life. Happy and unhappy are emotions they are not estanding stills. They will move on. In the good moments and the tough moments, expecting that this is part of…

Principal’s Panui 23 July 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku, It is a pleasure to welcome staff and students back for what is always a very busy Term 3 and hope that everyone has had a relaxing break. It is important that students settle into school routines as quickly as possible and that we all work together to maintain Rutherford College’s values and the expectations around those values. A reminder of some of our important expectations: Absences: Should a student be absent from school, we require an explanation within three days of the original absence. Prolonged medical absences of over three days may…

Principal’s Panui 9 July 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku He aha te mea nui? He aha te mea nui o te ao? Maku e ki atu He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata. What is the most important thing? What is the most important thing in the world? I will say to you. It is people, it is people, it is people Our languages, our culture, our beliefs may be different but across language barriers, cultural differences, and many beliefs the thing that remains the most important is the people, He Tangata, the people with who we build relationships with who we can…

Father & Daughter Breakfast

Rutherford College is pleased to announce we will be holding our first Father Daughter Breakfast on Thursday, 2 September 2021. The breakfast will start at 7.15am in the school hall and be finished by 8.40am. The Father-Daughter breakfast is just before Fathers Day, so we hope students and parents will enjoy this opportunity to attend the event together. We are excited to have April Ieremia as our guest speaker. April has an impressive sports career, receiving 52 caps for the Silver Ferns. After retiring from sport she became a popular television and radio presenter. Students are welcome to bring any…

Uniform Update

Rutherford is in the process of changing uniform suppliers and is still working through this change. As of Friday, 16 July, the school uniform will not be available to purchase from Lenco in Pataki Road. Once our new process is in place, we will let you know and update the website. If you have any urgent uniform needs in term 3, please email our Business Manager Judy by emailing her at [email protected] .

Maori and Pasifika Careers Evening

On Thursday, 29 July Rutherford College will be hosting a careers evening for our senior Māori and Pasifika students. There will be talks from members of our local community who will be sharing information around how they got into their current role and their route through tertiary and training. There will also be representatives from tertiary institutions and training providers in the Info Comms. All seniors are invited to attend the event from 6 to 8pm. Refreshments will be served. For further details please contact Eva Cornforth on [email protected]  

First 10 years brunch

The school is pleased to be hosting a First 10 Years Brunch for all past staff and students who were at the school from 1961 - 1971. Tickets to the brunch are available from

Chess Tournament

On Tuesday, 15 June, two teams from Rutherford College competed in the inter-school chess tournament hosted in Kelston Boys High School. The A team - Oliver Gracewood, Preston Lee, Jay Huggins and Daepung Lee - placed an impressive 3rd equal overall, competing against Auckland Grammar and Auckland International College. Unfortunately, the A team lost the tiebreaker and placed 6th out of 10. The B team - Ted Rho, Sean Park, Tony Schaufelberger and Edwin Schaufelberger - placed 9th. Overall, for the first Rutherford team to participate in a chess tournament for years, both teams performed well and brought pride to…

New Finance Office Hours

As of Term 3, the cashier/finance office (located next to our reception) will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: interval 11am to 11.25am and lunchtime 1.25pm to 2.05pm to accept payments. The school is gradually moving to a cashless environment and families will be informed at a later date of ways to pay online. If you have any concerns or queries please email our Business Manager, Judy on [email protected]

Banking in a Digital World – Scam Savvy

Rutherford College Community Education is offering a free seminar on 27 July, 4pm to 5pm. Bookings are essential and spaces are limited. The seminar will cover: • What is a scam and how New Zealanders are impacted. • Different types of scams. • Top Tips for being scam savvy For more details and to book click here Ph: 09 8344099 Email: [email protected]

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