E mihi ana kia koutou ngā whānau o Puhi Kaiti.
We are delighted to be contributing to the first year book for Kaiti School. 2022 has been a challenge for us all. The dedication and total commitment from the team of Kaiako and Leaders of the kura has ensured our students have continued to receive a quality education in spite of the challenges with COVID.
We farewelled two long standing board members who retired from the board before the recent elections. Charmaine Pahuru and Turuhira Tamale have both been board members for 10 years plus. They have been instrumental in their support of property initiatives, consulting with our community, overseas trips to Fiji and Tonga and Kapa haka campaigns which their children have been part of. We thank you both for your time and efforts.
We have new board members joining us as elected board representatives. We welcome Rico Gear and Kasey Brown to the Board team. We congratulate them on their recent election to the board along with Alysshya Maynard Wilson, Bobby Totoro, Wiremu Ruru and Mandy Owen as staff representative.
The board supported and attended the Whanau Hui in term 2. Lots of great ideas came from parents that have come back to the board table. We are sorting and sifting through those ideas to see what is viable and achievable in the short and long term. Some ideas have already been actioned with Basketball moving quickly into the PE programme following this hui. Parents also contributed ideas for the year book and told us what the issues are for some around attendance at kura.
We have recently completed a full upgrade of the Two classrooms -Tane te Mahara and Tane te Hihiri. The Admin block has had an internal paint and we are planning to move our focus for property to the caretakers sheds now which will be demolished and replaced.
The board has committed to funding the recent Year 7-8 AIMS games trip to Tauranga and the Senior Camps this term to Napier and Rotorua. Going Places is so important and we hope to see the kura going further afield in 2023.
Finally we wish the Year 8 students who have been with us the longest a bright and successful future ahead.
Best wishes for the coming festive season from our whānau to yours.
Nāku iti noa