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At Cannons Creek School we CARE

Week 2 Term 2 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 would like to thank all our whanau for their flexibilty working with us around the changes to our site. We appreciate it is not as easy to access our school site, so thank you for your patience and understanding. All going well we will have a fully refurbished school by the end of this year.

Thanks also to all those who made it to our whanau hui “Mahi Tahi Tatou” at the end of Term1. We are now planning another event for the middle of this term.

In the meantime we have another busy term, swimming continues so please ensure your children bring their togs and towels on Fridays. There is also cross country, both our school, and the inter-school competition next week. We know that this is a challenge for some but we expect all students to show courage and participate. It is an event where students can demonstrate our CARE values of ambition and endurance.

Nga mihi

Katrina Day

Board of Trustees

Our school Board of Trustees is made up of 5 parent and community trustees, a staff trustee and the Principal. It’s the Board’s role to provide governance – setting direction and monitoring progress towards agreed goals.

“School board members are active leaders in our schools. They have an important role of supporting strong professional leadership and ensuring effective teaching for all students through informed governance.

Parents/caregivers and people in the wider community can be parent representatives. School boards need to represent the diversity of their school communities to ensure a bright future for all our children.”

Our meetings are held twice a term and are open to anyone intereseted to attend, the next one will be Tuesday 21 May.


We have noticed a pattern of parents regularly picking up their children early. We understand the need to get to appointments however school does not finish until 3pm and we want to optimise the learning time.

Just as it is important for children to get here by 9am in the mornings they should also be staying until 3pm.

What’s happening?

Term 2

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, Ko Wai Au, Assembly (11am), Boxing (Year 5-6), Swimming (whole school)

Upcoming Events

Week 2: New Zealand Sign Language Week

              Thursday 9 May School Cross Country Event

Week 3: Wednesday 15 May  Interschool Cross Country

               Friday 17 May   Pink Shirt Day

Week 4: Tuesday 21 May Board Meeting 6pm

Week 5: Tuesday 28 May Whanau Hui



Headlice are a common issue for children and left untreated are not only itchy but can cause further skin issues. If you need products to treat them please ask at the office and check your child’s hair regularly.



Welcome to: 

Toe and TJ who have turned 5 and joined our Kōtukutuku class. 

We have also been joined by Klasik who has transferred from Russell School, Heilyn from Redwood and Mateo who has returned from Australia.


Kowhai class created an awesome piece of collaborative art and have been out and about planting native trees around the Cannons Creek Lakes.

Our two senior classes, Pipi and Whai have been working with staff from the Whanau Centre on the “Ko Wai Au” programme.

 PB4L = Positive Behaviour for Learning

Encouraging and supporting positive behaviour creates the best environment for all students. It enables all students to feel safe and valued at school and to best engage with their learning.

We focus on CARE values: Courage, Ambition, Respect and Endurance.

When focusing on Ambition we talk about setting goals, aiming to do better, to challenge yourself to keep improving.

This can be for little things like trying to run one more lap in cross country practice or setting goals that may take all year to achieve.

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