General
SADD Competitions AND Pink Shirt DayAll whanau roopu classes are invited to participate in the annual 'decorate a door' SADD competition. This will be judged on Friday of week 4 and there will be prizes for the best door!!! The decorating needs to promote road safety. Some ideas may be: not using phones while driving, keeping to the speed limit, drunk/distracted driving etc. Have some discussions in roopu time and get your ideas flowing!

Also, the SADD short film competition ends on Friday the 21st of May. Your short film must be 5 minutes or under and must promote road safety. All you budding producers, give it a go!  See Mark Yearbury-Murphy for more information.

Finally, Friday the 21st of May is also Pink Shirt Day! Pink Shirt Day raises awareness around bullying in school and beyond. There will be a PINK MUFTI (wear pink) on Friday 21st May - a gold coin donation to raise money for the mahi being done around this issue. The Wellbeing team are also working on other 'Pink' ventures for the week leading up to the 21st. Watch this space for these things. Cotton On are selling the Pink Shirt Day tee-shirts again, so dash into Cotton On to get one before they run out!

Whaea Anna

Important
Word of the Week

agog - use an ing start

adjective
  1. very eager or curious to hear or see something.
    Watching the race come to an end, I'm all agog to see who will win.
    Similar:
    eager excited impatient in suspense on tenterhooks on the edge of one's seat on pins and needles keen anxious
    longing curious expectant enthralled enthusiastic avid breathless open-mouthed waiting with bated breath itching
    Opposite:
    uninterested incurious

Whai Tika/Duty: To do what is right. What a person ought to do

 "When what we want to do and what we ought to do are two different things, character is built in the choice we make."

Bill Bennett


Senior
Youth Nurse 9 -13The TAS Youth Nurse is back on site operating a drop in clinic from Mrs Pascoe's office at period 2 and interval THURSDAY this year.  Private appointments can be scheduled via the School Office. This is for Years 9-13 students.

Cultural
Brass lessons todaytrombones first half period two, Emma second half.
Y13 jazz bandpractice lunchtime today.

Sport
Hockey MeetingPlease can the hockey team meet Mr Kirk (R15) briefly at the START of lunchtime today to confirm details for tonight's game 

Year 11
Sharney and JedI look forward to seeing you in D1 Study Room as soon as possible after 1.20pm. Mrs Howes