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Tēnā koutou katoa e te whānau

Katrina Kerr-Bell —

2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith

It has been a challenging term for Whānau, students and staff. It has been another challenging year with Covid. The first half of the year has been disruptive due to illness and the requirement for household contacts to isolate.

We farewell Laura McQuillan on Friday, Laura returns to her family in Ireland.  We have heavy hearts as we say goodbye however are so grateful for all she has done for us.  

May the road rise up to meet you. 
May the wind be always at your back. 
May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Here is an article from the Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience. "Why Can't We Remember Anything? How The Pandemic Has Affected Our Brains"  The article discusses the"keep calm and carry on attitude just isn't cutting it."  To help there is a  need to notice the 'golden moments', to give our brains a break.  "moments of positive emotion, whether joy, relaxation contentment, love .. they literally speed up the body's physiological recovery from stress".   

We hope that students and staff have an opportunity to get a good rest. A chance to notice the 'golden moments', walk in the sunshine, spend time with family, relax and laugh with family and friends.