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Principal’s Panui – 14 September 2018

E hara taku toa
i te toa takitaki
he toa takatini

My strength is not
As an individual,
But as a collective

Together we achieve more. Surround yourself with positive, passionate like-minded people. Work hard, value little acts of human kindness and develop your brand image on a daily basis through your deeds, words and actions.

I believe that we all need to be wary of ‘mood-hoovers’ or ‘energy vampires’. It’s tough enough on some days, with what is in front of us to manage our own attitude without having others suck out our optimism. Surround yourself with positive people wherever possible.

Message to staff and students, with two weeks left this term please be self-aware of your energy levels and focus on the must do’s and things that will make a difference for you. It doesn’t mean we stop valuing little acts of human kindness but sometimes it needs to be that you need to be kind and thoughtful to yourself first. If we don’t look after ourselves, we are not in a good place or space to look after others.

He taonga rongonui te aroha ki te tangata
Goodwill towards others is a precious treasure.

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