It is a real pleasure to advise you that the Year 10 Digital Technology class will be taking over the publication of the Principal’s newsletter. I will supply the content and they will organise the presentation and publishing. I will have the “editorial” say over any content which they may wish to put in the newsletter. Thank you, Mr Cajita and Year 10 DGT for an impressive initiative.
I am also pleased to announce that Ms Tapu Paitai (HOD Maori and PE) has been appointed to Assistant Principal on the resignation of Sister Lusiana. Ms Paitai is an experienced teacher and middle management administrator. She has aspiration towards a Principal ship in the future. Congratulation, Ms Paitai
Mr. Toakarawa Kabuta has been appointed to the permanent Mathematics position.
Thank you parents for the very successful turnout at the NCEA Parents and Students Evening. Twenty-six out of twenty– eight families were represented with one apology. This is the interest and commitment that we want to see. Keep checking your student’s NCEA folder.
Our attendance and punctuality is looking very good at the moment. Please, parents, can we strive to maintain 100% attendance and 100% punctuality at school. Attendance and punctuality are important social values. Students get embarrassed when they are asked why they are late — especially when their parents make them late!!
Now the School had a great picnic at Rutaki on Friday, 12 February. This was a fun, friendship and frolicking in the water day. Significantly, it is a day of leadership development for our prefects who organised and ran the day. Well done, Prefects!
Dear Parents, Guardians, Caregivers & Students,
The Art Room is lacking in some resources. Therefore we are appealing for any contributions that would help us to build up a stock of supplies. There is no need to go and buy anything but you’d be surprised at what you can find around the house. This appeal will be for the rest of the year, so if at any time, you have one or a few of the items on our request list, please send it into school. Students can drop items off in the Art Room.
|Glass jars with /without lids||Wrapping/gift / Christmas paper||Wood off-cut||Christmas/greeting cards|
|Lace||Colored paper/card||Rags/cloths||Duct tape|
|Margarine tubs and lids||Fabric||Feathers|
|Meats Trays (polystyrene) to use for palettes||Fabric Scraps||Wool|
Thanking in anticipation
Mrs G Dixon
|PROGRAM||DATE||Profession||Health Professional||Island Visited||Status|
|Pharmacist||18-29 January 2016||Pharmacist||Dr Ruth Ferguson||Rarotonga||Confirmed|
|Dermatology||25-29 January 2016||Dermatologist
Skin nurse Specialist
|Dr Diana Purvis
|Aitutaki (25 Jan)
Rarotonga (26-29 Jan)
Throat / Audiology
|Wk 1: 29 Feb-18 March 2016
Wk 2: 7-11 March 2016
Wk 3: 14 March-18 March 2016
|Ear nurse Specialist/Audiologist
Audiologists & OT team
Audiologist TBA by Dr Deacon
Dr Robert Allison
Dr Mark Chapman
Margaret Baker (AusAid-PIP)
|29-February-04 March 2015||Dialectologist
|Dr Timothy Cundy
Ms. Alexander Noble-Beasley
|General Pediatric||18, 21, 22 March 2016||General Pediatrician||Dr Danny Stewart||Rarotonga||Confirmed|
|Advance Life Support Training||21 March-01 April 2016||Resuscitation Officer
A & E Nurse Specialist
|Mr. Steve Jenkins
Mrs. Nicola Jenkins
Aitutaki (1-2 days TBA)
Proposed Calendar of Health Specialist Visit
Attached is the calendar from the HEALTH DEPARTMENT which details all visits of Health Specialists throughout the year. Please note the visit of any specialist you would like to see and make the necessary arrangements.
As a nation we are not doing well on the HEALTH CHARTS! Parents, please give your students a nourishing breakfast and a healthy cut lunch. They are so much cheaper than the shop or canteen products. Also, please talk to your child about the need for re-hydration — especially in this hot and humid weather.
|Mental Health||04-15 April 2016||Psychiatrist
|Dr Francis Agnew
Dr Epenesa Olo-Whaanga
|Rarotonga||Tentative dates, to be reconfirmed|
|Public Health Adviser||TBA||Public Health Adviser||TBA||Rarotonga||TBA|
|Pediatric Life Support Training||11-15 April 2016||Pediatric Emergency Team from Starfish Hospital||Dr Anthony Bell
Dr Christine Brayn
Ms Trish Wood
Ms Katherine Johnson
|Pediatric Neurology||TBA||Pediatric Neurologist||Dr Rakesh Patel||Rarotonga||TBA|
|Ophthalmology||18 April– 5 May 2016||Ophthalmologist/surgeon
Retinal Eye Specialist
Eye Nurse Specialist
|Dr Paul Rosser
Dr Jo Sims
Nurse olga Brochner TBA
|Gynecology||16-20 May 2016||Gynecologist||Dr Martin Sowter||Rarotonga||Confirmed|
|Orthopedic||May/June 2016||Orthopedic Surgeon Registrar||Dr David Barto
|Rarotonga||TBA & Comfirmed by Dr Deacon
|Pediatic cardiology||May 2016||Pediatric Cardiologist||TBA||Rarotonga||TBA|
|Adult Cardiology||June 2016||Adult Cardiologist||Dr Miriam Wheeler||Rarotonga||TBA|
|Orthodontic||TBA||Orthodontist||TBA by Dr Danny Areai||Rarotonga||TBA|