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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 I mean, he was really friendly.

So I asked, “Why did you just do that? That guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!”

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage Truck.”

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage — frustration, anger, disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you.

Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Appreciate the people who treat you right. Have compassion for the ones who don’t.”

Upcoming Events:

25 October – Pasifika Awards
27 October – Cultural Awards
28 October – Sports Awards
07 November – NCEA commences
21 November – Teacher Only Day
02 December – Teacher Only Day
05 & 06 December – Wider Living Week
08 December – Senior Prizegiving – 6.30pm
09 December- Junior Prizegiving and last day of term

Upcoming Assessments

25-28 October 12OED US426
27 October – 11ELT, 12GDS, 13GDS
28 October – 12MAI, 12OED

Read all the latest Rutherford News here.

Have a great long weekend.

Gary Moore


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