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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…

Principal’s Panui – 27 May 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku This week's theme for assemblies and tutor time is how to invest in your Human Capital.  I have been reminding everyone how important it is to do the little things well and that can be as easy as being on time and staying focused on what is happening right now in class or wherever you may need to direct your attention. I invite you to take a look at the PowerPoint Presentation shared with everyone which clearly outlines how making each moment count, especially when it comes to being at school every day,…

Principal’s Panui – 20 May 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku Growth Mindset; A Positive outlook and a willingness to be realistic and optimistic about what creates the foundation for positive progress and change. Why would anyone play baseball where even the best players have a strike rate of only 1/3? Star baseball players only hit the ball about three out of every ten times. How do they live with such a high failure rate? By focusing on the law of averages. They know that if they just keep swinging the bat, they will get on base. In 1952 Roger Bannister ran in the…

Principal’s Panui – 13 May 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku Throughout the journey, from a fledging kotuku through to being a year 13 the objective is to have learned to work hard and along the way, smarter. Learn also that happiness and success is based on a work ethic. Great Rutherford People (GRP) will be kind and will surround themselves with other positive likeminded people who understand that not everything will be easy but they will be there for you, in the good times and the bad and understand that every day we can only start from where our feet are now. GRP’s…

Principal’s Panui – 06 May 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku Winter Sport Expectations. The winter sport season will be getting underway for some of our top teams this week and weekend and for most others in week 2. I would like to remind you all of the values that are important to us at Rutherford. Every student, coach, manager, and supporter has a responsibility to uphold the spirit of fair play while playing to win. So as a student, I will: - Enjoy playing sport, have fun and partake in healthy competition - Turn up on time, which means always being 5 minutes…

Principal’s Panui 14 April 2022

Kia ora Te Whanau o Te Kotuku I would like to acknowledge the support of our wider school community throughout the first term, it is greatly appreciated. Thank you to all staff for the way they have adapted again to the challenges that have presented themselves. Finally, well done to our students for the attitude displayed and understanding that they can only start from where their feet are now. Things will happen both good, bad and somewhere in the middle and I am seeing an increasing realisation that they get to choose their reaction to the situation and the circumstance.…

Principal’s Panui 8 April 2022

Kia Ora te whanau o te kotuku ATTITUDE "The longer I live, the more I realise the impact of attitude on my life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot…

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