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Awakeri School


Dear Parents

It is good to see all classes back into the swing of the term again. Rooms 9 and 12 are looking forward to their camp in a couple of weeks.
This week has been very busy with the school science fair in the Awakeri Events Centre. We have 55 entries, 35 science entries and 20 technology ones. Today the judges have been examining the work and interviewing the students. There is an impressive range of topics, findings and exhibits. You are most welcome to view the science fair tonight between 5 and 6.30pm or Friday morning between 8.15 and 9am. The prize giving is at 12 noon at the Events Centre on Friday. We sincerely thank Fonterra, OJI Fibre Solutions and the Whakatane Mill for supporting us by providing judges and even prizes for the fair.
We sadly say goodbye to Sarah Plews and her family. They are heading off to the Hawkes Bay next week and go with our very best wishes. Sarah has taught here off and on since 2003! She has taught full time in the junior school and more recently part time across the school. Sarah has been flexible, tolerant, kind, caring, calm … she and her family will be missed around Awakeri.
A reminder about the meeting about the Awakeri Events Centre 10 August at 7.30pm. The Events Centre is an extremely valuable asset to our community and our school. We need it to continue to function well.
Coming up soon is a meeting to form a committee to run Awakeri's Ag Day, we are also hosting Group Day this year. Ag Day is a very important event in our school life and it is something some schools have struggled to keep going. A big thank you to outgoing chairperson Melissa White for her work. She is happy to guide others in the requirements. Watch out for the meeting date!
We often have queries about what our school offers our Yr. 7 & 8 students. There are of course lots of things and sometimes these are taken for granted. A trip has been arranged for our current year 6s to visit the technology that our Yr. 7&8 students do at Edgecumbe College, this will give them the opportunity to see it in action. We think the technology learning that our students receive at Edgecumbe is outstanding.
To finish, a proverb: You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself. Kia ora tatou katoa
Barrie Hawkes
Acting Principal,
email barriehawkes@awakeri.school.nz

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