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Principal’s Panui – 19 May 2023

Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku

It has been a busy time at school over the past week with Year 9 students at camp, rostering home on Tuesday and Wednesday and Pink Shirt day today.

It is wonderful to see how enthusiastically the staff and students embrace Pink Shirt Day in support of anti-bullying. Prefects and House Leaders did the rounds during tutor class to collect donations to donate to organisations that support or promote anti-bullying. The money raised from Tāne Mahuta was $339.70, Tama-nui-te-ra was $292.20 and from Ruaumoko $210.40. That is a total of $842.30 all up.

The weather has again been changeable this week but our campers managed to enjoy themselves despite the showers, wind and cold. The second group return back to school today.

Good News Story

I would like to share a good news story about a Year 11 student who went out of his way to help someone he didn’t know. On Tuesday he noticed a woman getting into her car on Tirimoana Street. As she entered the car her wallet fell out and she drove off unaware.  Our student picked up the wallet and chased the car until he caught up with her. The woman was on her way to the airport and the wallet contained $5000.00 in cash. She offered the young man a substantial reward but he declined and went on to catch the bus to school. It is important to acknowledge the good things that students do when too often we may focus on the things they don’t do.   Well done to this young man who did all the right things and obviously made someone’s day so much better than it could have been.

PPTA Action Continues

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate the disruptions caused by industrial action.

The schedule for rostering home is:

Thursday 25 May – Year 11 rostered home
Tuesday 30 May – Year 13 rostered home
Thursday 01 June – Year 12 rostered home
Tuesday 06 June – Year 10 rostered home
Thursday 08 June – Year 9 rostered home

Please remember that if you want your son or daughter to attend on any of the days they are rostered home you can register their name here. Students will be supervised if they attend, there will be no structured lessons.

International Languages and Cultural Evening 

Rutherford is holding our first International Languages and Cultural Evening this year. It will be a great evening with entertainment, food tasting from around the world, cultural arts, crafts and games. Something for the whole family to enjoy. Join us on Thursday 8 June from 6 – 8.30pm in the Rutherford College School Hall.

Upcoming Events:
26 May – Progress Reports due
05 June – King’s Birthday – school closed
19 – 23 June LUV Music Show
27 – 28 June Drama Show
29 June – School Ball and last day of term 2

Term 3 Events

Open Evening for all students enrolling for 2024 will be Thursday 27 July from 6 – 8pm, followed by our Open Day on 28 July from 9.30 – 1.30pm. These events are open to anyone interested in attending Rutherford in the future.  This is a great opportunity to view the facilities, meet our friendly staff and hear from the Principal.
Enrolment Week: 31 July to 3 August from 3.30pm – 7pm. Saturday 5 August from 9.30 – 11.30am.  All enrolments will be held in the Information Commons.

Read all the Rutherford News here.

Kia Kaha
Judy Farrar

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