Matua Rawiri’s Shout Out

Tēnā Koutou Parents and Caregivers

We have been in the process of adding three new values to our current school values. They are Manāakitanga (caring), Wairuatanga (Spirituality) and Whanaungatanga (Relationships). Our current school values are Whakaiti (Humility), Ūpoko Pakaru (Resilience) and Kōmaitanga (Sense of Achievement). We have been developing six action characters that represent our ancestors of Te Roro o Te Rangi (Te Arawa) that depict each of our values. The idea is these will be displayed around our school, which tell and display our local story. The colours will also represent each of the Learning Centres. It is something that has taken time to develop and we look forward to the final outcome, hopefully soon.

We have a Teachers Only Day coming up on Monday 13th November. This professional learning development is all about the refreshed curriculum document “Te Mātaiaho”. School will be closed on this day. This is a Ministry of Education initiative nationwide. We apologise for any inconvenience. There is information here about the refreshed curriculum. If you would like to know more go to: appreciate your support and understanding, as always.

At the end of this term we will farewell our Deputy Principal of thirteen years, Mrs Annemarie Hyde who has won a new Deputy Principal role in Christchurch. Mrs Hyde’s contribution to Mokoia Intermediate has been enormous; and she will be dearly missed.  We have decided to appoint an internal acting deputy principal for Term 1 and 2, 2024 to allow cohesion at the beginning of the year. Congratulations to Mrs Kathryn McMurdo who will fill this role. We will advertise the deputy principal position in Term 1, 2024 to officially start in Term 3, 2024. 

Also a huge thank you and farewell to Whaea Rose Willison, who has been our Learning Support Coordinator for the past few years, working between Rotokawa School and Mokoia Intermediate. We appreciate the work Whaea Rose has done with our students. We wish her all the best with her new teaching job in Hamilton. Next Wednesday we welcome Whaea Frances Wharerahi who will be our new Learning Support Coordinator, she will be coming to us from Kaitao Intermediate, where she was a leader in the Rumaki unit. We are looking forward to welcoming her to our school. 

Have a good weekend. Go ‘The Mighty All Blacks’! 

Matua Rawiri & The Mokoia ‘A’ Team 

We are Limitless! We are Passionate! We are Mokoia!



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