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Principal’s Panui – 19 August 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku

The Person in the glass (mirror)

When you get all you want and you struggle for self,
and the world makes you king for a day,
then go to the mirror and look at yourself
and see what that man has to say.
For it isn’t your mother, your father or wife
whose judgment upon you must pass,
but the man, whose verdict counts most in your life
is the one staring back from the glass.
He’s the fellow to please,
never mind all the rest.
For he’s with you right to the end,
and you’ve passed your most difficult test
if the man in the glass is your friend.
You may be like Danny Carey and bang on a drum,
And think you’re a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.
You can fool the whole world,
down the highway of years,
and take pats on the back as you pass.
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
if you’ve cheated the man in the glass.

Honesty and integrity are not a pair of socks that we put on when our feet get cold. Honesty and integrity is binary either we are honest or we are not. We are either honest with ourselves through our words deeds and actions all the time. To say I am honest 90% of the time is probably being truthful about the stuff that is easy to be truthful about. It’s the tough 10% that separates those who have true integrity from those who pick and choose when to be authentic and honest.

Learning Recognition Credits

In 2022, students will be entitled to 1 Learning Recognition Credit (LRC) for every 5 credits earned through assessment, up to a maximum of:

NCEA Level 1: 10 LRC
NCEA Level 2: 8 LRC
NCEA Level 3: 8 LRC

To receive a Certificate Endorsement, students will need 46 credits at Merit or Excellence level, instead of the usual 50.

To be awarded University Entrance, students will need 14 credits in each of two UE Approved Subjects, and 12 credits in a third UE Approved Subject (they will also need to attain NCEA Level 3 and meet the regular literacy and numeracy requirements). Students should talk to their teachers to seek clarification if they are unsure of what this means for them on a individual basis.

Rutherford Day 26 August

Rutherford Day is a special day in the Rutherford calendar. It is an occasion we hold annually to thank everyone who has helped the school in any way, including past staff and business partners. It is an opportunity to celebrate who we are, where we have come from, as well as listen to a  guest speaker with a  powerful message. All students are expected to be at school for the first half of the day. Students will be released at approximately 12.30pm when the ceremony concludes.

Mid Term Break – 2 September

Friday 2nd September is Mid Term Break and there will be no scheduled classes.

Enrolments for Y9 in 2023

Every Tuesday and Wednesday during Term 3 we will be offering enrolment times from 2pm to 4:30pm. Please phone reception for an appointment.

Saturday 10 September enrolments will be taken in the Information Commons from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

PSST Conferences 18 August

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather to speak with the subject teachers last night. It was great to see so many of you out and about enjoying face-to-face conversations. I hope you gained valuable insight about your son or daughter’s progress or some tips to help them extend their knowledge further.

Keep up to date with all the Rutherford News here.

Kia Kaha

Gary Moore

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