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Principal’s Panui – 21 October 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku Welcome back to school for the last term of the year. The Law of the Garbage Truck One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving along when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And…

Kura Whanau – Noel Leeming Friends & Family

Noel Leeming is delighted to again be supporting KidsCan by raising funds with our Friends and Family Promotion this November. With your help, we hope to make a difference by providing the essentials Kiwi kids need to learn, with 2.5% of the total sales from this event being donated to KidsCan. We are proud to say the event we ran earlier this year (June), together we raised over $8,400 for KidsCan. This offer is open to you, your staff, and wider Kura Whanau (including Parents, Students, and your community of friends & family). It gives them the opportunity to unlock…

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…

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…

Matariki – Raranga Flax Weaving (Beginners)

As we introduce the Maori New Year on Friday 24 June, we are delighted to inform you that we will be running Raranga – Flax Weaving (Beginners) workshops on 24 September & 12 November 9:30am – 3:30pm for $65 The workshop will cover: • Harvest Harakeke correctly, using traditional Maori Tikanga • Prepare your Harakeke correctly for weaving • Weave at least two different kinds of Harakeke containers or Kete using traditional Maori Tikanga For more details and to book click here For a full list of all our upcoming courses visit our website

Online German Quiz Night

The Auckland Goethe Society hosted their annual German Quiz Night a few weeks ago—for the first time ever on Zoom! The night was a fun test of German trivia knowledge and teamwork. There was an excellent turnout with 55 attendees and 14 teams. Tinirau Hohepa, Maia Parker and Luca Boyack came 4th with their team and will recieve a bag a goodies from the Goethe Institut. Gut gemacht!

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…

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