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From the Principal....

Sarah Davis —

There is a hint of Spring around the corner but the wet and chill of Winter is certainly still with us! At this point the Administration Block project that started in April is still not at the point of completion.

We apologize for the continued disruption this has caused to whānau who are wanting to access the Administration Team.

Our Project Manager has indicated that the project will be a week or so away from completion. There will be some ongoing interruptions we will need to accommodate at this point of time. The Toilet Block in E Block is near completion, after this, the C Block Toilet refurbishment will begin.

In the next few weeks we will be visiting our feeder schools to talk to them about what our school has to offer in 2023. Te Whare Whawhao (the RGHS Hostel housed at Toi Oho Mai) will also host our 2023 Hostel students in Term 4 for a 'sleepover' experience where they will experience life in a Hostel environment. All the girls who have expressed interest for the Hostel will have been already contacted, but for any of our community who know of anyone who would be interested in this possibility, please direct them to the information on our school website.

Winter Tournament Week starts 29 August with our following teams out: Premier Netball Team will be completing in the A Grade at the Upper North Island Secondary School (UNISS) tournament in Pakuranga, Auckland; Premier Basketball team will be in the AA Regional Tournament in Rotorua; First XV Rugby Girls will be in an invitational tournament in Palmerston North. Good luck to everyone who is competing this week. 

Good luck also to Xecute who are competing here in the PAC at the Dance NZ Regional Competition on Thursday 25th August. They have been putting in huge hours in rehearsals in recent days and weeks.  Our combined Raukura kapa haka group are heading to Ngāruawāhia for Kapa Haka Nationals, we wish them all the best with the competition.

Finally, for the first time for a while we have a group of Rautāwhiri rowers who are now training for the upcoming regatta season. I am delighted that Rowing is back in the school. Thanks to Coach Alastair Riddle and the Rotorua Rowing Club who are looking after the girls!

Please take care and be in touch if there is anything we can do to assist you or your whānau here at Rautāwhiri.   

He waka eke noa 

Sarah Davis