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Principal’s Panui- 18 November 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku

Mistakes are inevitable but we should never let them define us. We grow and learn from these moments and learn what is important to us and what we will be kaitiaki or guardians of. What we aim for is to grow young people who know their responsibilities and are active in pursuing what is right, what is fair and what enhances the community that we are part of.
Everybody will be at different points on that journey, but we can all learn to be brave and own, accept and take responsibility for where to from here. The next positive step in the right direction.
Part of this journey is to be aware of how our emotions can supercharge our responses. Emotions are natural and they will pass, so be careful of our emotions as your primary advisor to what course of action to take. Emotions are often our worst source of advice. I encourage that you never make a permanent or long-lasting decision from a temporary emotion. The emotion will pass but the result of the decision made will remain.
It’s not an easy path to follow and like many people out there I have had to learn the hard way. The facts are there is no easy way. The best way is to keep moving forward.

Reminder about upcoming changes to the school day:

21 November is Teacher Only Day – no scheduled classes for junior students. Teachers will be working on NCEA changes.  NCEA Exams continue as normal for senior students.
2 December is Teacher Only Day – no scheduled classes for junior students. Teachers will be working on NCEA changes. NCEA Exams continue as normal for senior students.
30 November – Paid Union Meeting in the afternoon for teachers. School will finish at 12.15pm.
5/6 December – Wider Living Week. Students will be out and about at different activities.
8 December – Senior Prizegiving – 6.30pm start time
9 December- Junior Prizegiving and last day of school.


Rutherford College is looking forward to welcoming lots of International Students in Term 1 2023.
We are looking for kind caring school families to host them. Have you got a spare bedroom in your house? Do you love learning about other cultures? Would you like to welcome a Japanese student in to your home?

We have lots of opportunities to host from 1 week through to 1 term.

Weekly Payment of $320 to cover expenses

Give them a call during working hours on 09 8361277 or click the ‘Apply Here’ button on our website or the ‘sign up’ button our facebook page.

Have a good weekend

Gary Moore


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