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Principal’s Panui 9 July 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku

He aha te mea nui? He aha te mea nui o te ao? Maku e ki atu He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata. What is the most important thing? What is the most important thing in the world? I will say to you. It is people, it is people, it is people

Our languages, our culture, our beliefs may be different but across language barriers, cultural differences, and many beliefs the thing that remains the most important is the people, He Tangata, the people with who we build relationships with who we can trust, and who are there for you in the good times and the bad.

Over the holidays while you take some time to reflect on the people who have packed the various parachutes you need to get through the days and weeks, put your head into the gratitude space. Think about how you can thank your teachers, your coaches, and most importantly your parents/ whanau for what they do for you.

Write a thank you card, do the dishes, wash the car, make the dinner if you are capable. Don’t take what other people do for you for granted. Little acts of human kindness probably come your way every day and you can reciprocate by saying or doing something that says thanks.

How do we look after those around us at Rutherford?  We call that “Protecting the Nest”.  What it means in a wider context is to look after the whanau and at Rutherford despite all the various differences that may exist we are all whanau we are all common to this place. To be Rutherford means we look after each other and that does not always mean telling people what they want to hear sometimes it is telling people what they need to hear. It’s about making people the most important thing in the world and taking responsibility for how we can support striving for personal excellence within our social, civic, and community responsibilities and doing so with integrity, day in, day out.

Have a restful break, take some time to reflect and enjoy the time out to refresh, and be ready for the future challenges that lie ahead.

Nga mihi nui
Gary Moore

Assessment Calendar: Term 3, Week 1
Monday, 26 July
11 Japanese AS90984
13 Geography AS91431
13 Travel US3727

Tuesday, 27 July
11 Media Studies AS90993

Wednesday, 28 July
11 Science AS 90926
12 Japanese AS 91135

Thursday, 29 July
12 Biology AS91155

Friday, 30 July
12 Photography AS 91317
13 Art AS 91451

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