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Principal’s Panui – 05 August 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku Seeing the Big Picture - The Why Sometimes we become so bogged down in the details that we forget our purpose.  We don’t study just to pass examinations, for instance; what we learn is for our total education and to help make us fulfilled human beings. At Rutherford our why is to encourage all students to develop and invest in their greatest asset, their human capital, their human potential and that is done through challenge. It is about treating triumph and failure just the same and understanding that both places are an opportunity…

Careers Events and Information

CAREERS DEPARTMENT - EVENTS & INFORMATION Term 3, 2022 COURSE PLANNING SESSIONS FOR YEAR 13 STUDENTS: Are you planning to study in 2023? Representatives from the following Universities will be coming to school (Careers Department @ lunchtime) to talk to you about planning for your first year, to help with your enrolment and to answer any questions you might have. Please attend even if you have already completed your on-line application. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Please come to Careers to book in for one or more of these sessions. ⦁ Massey University Wednesday 10th August ⦁ Otago University (Dunedin) Tuesday 16th…

Principal’s Panui – 29 July 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku Mā te tika o te toki o te tangere, me te tohu o te panaho,  ka pai te tere o te waka i ngā momo moana katoa. If the keel of our waka (our well-being) is not in good shape our journey will be tougher than it needs to be. Let this be a focus for this term. Striving for personal excellence in taking care of yourself is an attitude of mind and a good habit to get into. It’s busy but don’t let the day run you, plan and take charge of…

Principal’s Panui – 07 July 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku I don’t believe there is any doubt that this has been a tough term and I would like to thank and congratulate our students and staff who have done so well, despite the extreme challenge of COVID, some horrible flu’s and trying to re-establish a return to normal schooling this year in a setting that is in no way normal. So I suggest that we take the positives; The hosting and running of a Ki-o Rahi tournament attended by more than 250 competitors. The outstanding art exhibition. The performing arts showcase evenings. Amazing…

Principal’s Panui 01 July 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku What does learning how to protect the nest and bleed for the bird mean? It is a metaphor for learning how to be the best version of yourself in our Rutherford context. At Rutherford we understand that striving for personal excellence is about our own journey and challenging ourselves to be better today than we were yesterday. Part of protecting the nest and bleeding for the bird is that you have learned the value of the following. The value of little acts of human kindness (The kindness vest) and understand that if kindness…

Principal’s Panui – 23 June 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku Things I am looking forward to. ART Auction next Friday 1 July here in our school hall starting at 6pm. There is some quality pieces of work that students have worked hard to create. We would love for the community to get behind our talented students and join us for a glass of wine and a few nibbles while we view good artwork together. If you would like to attend please RSVP to [email protected]  for catering purposes. The school ball is the last Thursday of term (7 July) at a new venue. We…

Principal’s Panui- 17 June 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku School Times back to normal from June 20 Next week the school moves back to normal times i.e. First period is 8.50am and last period 3.10pm. We hope to maintain this for the rest of term 2 providing we can find enough relievers to cover classes when staff are ill. I would like to thank you for your continued support as we juggle the need for consistency in the classroom with the demands of ensuring health and safety of staff and students. The word on the street is that the Flu virus this…

Principal’s Panui – 10 June 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku Reports All parents and caregivers will have received an email notifying them that Reports are now available on the Portal. Due to a technical problem Reports will not be available until next week. If you have any questions please get in touch with the tutor teacher or Dean in the first instance. Early Finish next week Due to the high number of staff absences and the difficulty we have trying to staff all classes, we have decided that next week school will close at 1.35pm each day (except Wednesday 1.25) to alleviate some…

Principal’s Panui – 3 June 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku The value of little acts of human kindness. Striving for Personal excellence. At Rutherford, we understand that striving for personal excellence is not an act but a series of habits and positive behaviours we develop over time. Striving for personal excellence is all about many little positive steps in the right direction repeated often. At Rutherford we know that “We are what we repeatedly do; Excellence is not an act but a habit”. He taonga rongonui te aroha ki te tangata Goodwill towards others is a precious treasure At Rutherford we know this…

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