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Principal’s Panui 8 April 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku

I trust you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break. The end of the term is near and for many of our Year 11 -13 students there will be important NCEA deadlines that must be met by the end of the term. I invite you to please look carefully at the assessment deadlines included in this panui and just ask your son or daughter how well they are progressing to meet these must-do expectations.

Our 60th Jubilee Celebration this weekend.
It has been 60 years since the foundation cohort was welcomed into Rutherford on 5th February 1961 and from this time Rutherford has been an integral part of the Te Atatu and West Auckland community. From having an in zone area that included Taupaki, Whenuapai, Hobsonville, Herald Island, and Massey the school grew to be the biggest in the country peaking at 1750 in the mid 1970’s.

What’s on this weekend
Friday, 9 April
We currently have 500 registered guests for the mix and mingle on Friday night in the hall. This will start with a powhiri to welcome back our alma mater (omua) at 5pm. The Kapa Haka will have 250 participants including the roopu from Rutherford Primary, Te Atatu Intermediate, Rangeview, and of course our own te Kotuku. This will be a special chance for all groups to perform as one in public.

If you are not attending the mix and mingle but wish to be part of the powhiri anyone is welcome to attend this.

Saturday, 10 April
Saturday is a free event for anyone in our community who would like to attend. On-site will be a bouncy castle and an inflatable football game. There are seven food trucks and a coffee cart on site that will be located in the top carpark.

From 9:45am through until 10:30am our medal-winning concert band will be performing in the quadrangle behind the music room. From 10:30am to 12:30pm classrooms will be open and guided tours will be taking place. This includes regular classes and a selection of community education classes that as normal would be operating on the day. From 11:00am we will be having performances from our five Cultural Groups; Kapa Haka, Samoan Dance, Indian Dance, African Dance, and Tuvaluan Group on the field in front of the big cover. From 12:00pm onwards, there will be a variety of sports events for the young and young at heart to have a go at. There will be something for all ages stages.

You can head to the home page of our website to look through the Reunion Programme for more information.

We look forward to welcoming our past, our present, our future, and anybody who is part of our wider community.

Nga mihi nui
Gary Moore

Assessment Calendar – Term 1, Week 11

due Monday 12 April
12 Media Studies AS91250
13 Calculus AS91574 

due Tuesday 13 April
11 Geography AS91011
13 Photography AS91447
13 Calculus AS91574
11 Dance AS90002

due Wednesday 14 April
11 Maths combined AS91030

due Thursday 15 April
11 Mathematics AS91035
12 EL4 US30511
12 Physics AS91172
12 Science AS91172
13 Chemistry AS91388

due Friday 16 April
11 Accounting AS90981 and 90979
11 Mathematics AS91035
11 Photography AS91017
11 Electronics US18239
11 History AS91004
11 Maths Internal AS91032
11 Media Studies AS90990
11 Science Applied AS90930
11 Product Design AS91046
12 Accounting AS91179
12 Electronics US18241
12 History AS91232
12 Maths Combined AS91036
12 Maths Internal AS91256
12 Product Design AS91356
12 Physics AS91172
12 Science AS91172
13 Computer Applications US112
13 Dance AS91589
13 Product Design AS91608

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