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At Cannons Creek School we CARE

Week 3 Term 1 2024

Kia ora,  Talofa Lava,  Kia orana,  Malo ni,  Marhaba,  Fakalofa atu,  Bula,  Mingalaba, Namaste, Nyob zoo, Vanakkam,  Mga Pagbati

Principal’s Message

Kia ora

We have made a very positive start to the year. Great to see our students excited to be back to school and it has been a busy time welcoming a number of new students and their families.

We are lucky this year to have swimming every Friday afternoon, this is a wonderful opportunity for our tamariki to gain confidence and skills in the water. Please make sure your child brings their togs and towel every Friday.

Other exciting news is that the building under the white shrink wrap will very soon be finished. We are due to regain use of it from March 6. At that point there will be a move around of classes but we anticipate this will be completed on that day and cause minimal disruption to learning.

Nga mihi

Katrina Day


Kia Ora Koutou


Ni hao


Talofa lava and warm Pasifika greetings. Hope all is well with whanau.

Welcome to our new Cannons Creek families and teachers.

To our tamariki  – hope you enjoyed the holidays and are now ready for another year of learning.

Thank you parents and staff alike for the ongoing mahi you do – if you got to enjoy some time away – well done.

As parents, teachers, staff, we need our rest and break away as well – so, please – take care and where possible – have some time off.

Our next Board meeting is on Wed 28th February 6pm in the School Library – all are welcome.

Any q’s re: how the Board works and how the meetings are run – please reach out and ask – happy to korero/talanoa.

Wishing you all the very best for 2024

Nga Mihi Nui

Ma lo’u fa’aaloalo lava

Willie (Presiding Member)

What’s happening?

Term 1

Weekly Events

Monday: Kapa Haka (seniors) 

Tuesday: Sailing Year 5-6), Te Reo Maori

Wednesday: Kapa Haka (juniors), Gagana Samoa

Homework Club 3:00-4:00

Thursday: Garden to Table, Te Reo Maori, Kuki Airani

Friday: Gagana Tokelau, Assembly (11am), Boxing (Year 5-6), Swimming (whole school)

Upcoming Events

Week 3: Friday 16          Te Ara Whakamana, whanau hui 9:00-2:00pm

Week 4: Saturday 24      Community Hui re. Diabetes 10:00 – 2:00pm

Week 5: Wednesday 28  Board Meeting 6pm


 Office Updates

A reminder for all whanau that Variety Club sponsorship is available. Application forms are at the school office and Kerrin can assist with any questions. If children or families have a Community Services card then that is the only requirement for the financial information.

Due to recent measle outbreaks we are requesting immunisation certificates for all students to be provided to the school office as soon as possible please. This information is recorded in our Student Management System.


Welcome to these students who have just turned 5 and joined us: Lian, Rawan, Ieremia, Ioane, Sheridah and Galaxie-Rose.

Also Dana, Athir, Sarahfia, Demetrius, Sagita,  Alisar and Oscar who have joined us from other New Zealand schools.

And a special welcome to Thi Lo and Vang who have come from Vietnam, Sarai and Laititi from Samoa and Gurlagan from India


Garden to Table students prepared a Yee Sang “Prosperity Toss Salad” to mark Chinese New Year. After preparing all the ingredients the idea is to toss them altogether while wishing each other good luck for the coming year.

 Behaviour Support

To support positive behaviour here at school we focus on our CARE values. We also use Te Ara Whakamana (there is a parent hui on Friday) which helps our learners to unpack both the positive supports in their own lifes and to recognise how they themselves react in different emotional states.

For students who need additional support we have a team of teachers who meet to unpack particular issues and can make referrals to our school counsellor. Parents will always be consulted before their child works with our counsellor and are also welcome to request this support.

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