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Year 7-9 Tīeke Dean's Report

Liisa Laycock —

Kia Ora, Talofa, Malo E Lelei, Kia Orana, Kamusta, Hei. Welcome to an even chillier side of Term 2 maybe even laced with a little bit of snow!

The last week has seen me away on Year 10 camp with the Tīeke tamariki. It was a fun filled adventure that gave us the true meaning of early starts and fresh clear days! A jam packed week as was the year 7, 8, and 9 week back at school.

STEAM kete ‘Hornby 2050’ is in full swing with tamariki chanelling their creative side to construct, create and imagine solutions to what could possibly be problems of the future. It also gives students the opportunity to work co-operatively, a ‘soft’ skill that is valued by future employers.

As the days get even cooler, a reminder again that school jackets and jerserys can be worn. We encourage students to be prepared for the chill and suggest if a jacket or jersey is an issue to please contact your chilld’s Wānanga teacher. A mention also around school shoes. These are to be leather lace ups. There seem to be a few rogue sports shoes and hi tops that are creeping in to school in the morning. These are not suitable or part of our formal school uniform. If they are worn as school shoes are misplaced or broken then a note is needed for a uniform pass. If it is a bigger concern then once again please contact your wānanga teacher.

We are getting better at remembering that school starts at 8.30am and it is an expectation that all students are in form time.

If your tamariki is absent from school, please contact the school office via phone call, text or email.

If there are concerns or an issue has arisen at school that you would like to discuss, it is important that you contact your child’s Wānanga advisor through email or a call to school as they are your first port of call. If you feel you require further clarification or support after you have spoken with them, then please contact me (Dean) and then Mrs Karen Wheeler (Senior Leadership). We thank you for the continued support from whānau in keeping this consistency going between home and school and see it as invaluable for the success of our learners here at Hornby High School.

2 weeks to go!

Stay warm out there…….


Year 7-9 Tīeke Dean