Pānui 8

Pānui 8

Last week we farewelled John Tait and it was impressive to see the whole school involved in a Haka to say goodbye.  Also great to see so many parents at Cross Country last week and we hope those who can pop down to see the Queen Charlotte Exchange next Wednesday (14th June).


PPTA members have rejected the last contract offer and industrial action over the next three weeks intensifies. This includes a 1-day ban on extracurricular activities on Wednesday 21st June, more rostering home and a continuation of the relief ban. Below is the confirmed rostering home information. As the majority of our staff are PPTA members we have no option on those days but to have the students rostered home as there will be no one to teach them. There will also be a Paid Union meeting yet to be confirmed.

Week 8Mon 19 June
Years 9 and 10
Mon 12 June
Years 11 and 12
Thur 22 June
Years 10 and 11
Week 9Mon 26 June
Years 12 and 13
Tues 27 June 
Years 9 and 10
Tues 13 June 
Years 9 and 13
Thur 22 June
Years 10 and 11
Week 10Tues 20 June 
Years 11 and 12
Wed 28 June
Years 11 and 12
Thur 15 June
Years 12 and 13
Wed 21 June
Years 9 and 13


Next WeekWeek 8 (start 12 June)
Mon 12Year 11 and 12 rostered home
Tue 13Year 9 and 13 rostered home
Wed 14Assembly, Queen Charlotte Exchange
Thur 15Year 12 and 13 rostered home
Week 9 (start 19 June)
Mon 19Department Meeting, Year 9/10 rostered home
Tue 20Year 11/12 home
Wed 21Year 9/13 home
Thu 22Year 10/11 home
Week 10 (start 26 June)
Mon 26Year 12/13 home
Tue 27BOT Meeting, Year 9/10 home
Wed 28Assembly, Paid Union Meeting (TBC), Year 11/12 home
Thu 29Year 9/13 home
Fri 30Last Day Term 2 1.15 finish


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Some of you may have seen on Facebook but we are putting a Sports Honours board up in the gym and would love to hear from any ex-students who have represented New Zealand, what sport and what year. Information can be sent to the school office. SCHOOL OFFICE


Lots of fun goings on in the last two weeks! Ms Fiss’s Fisheries (try saying that fast!) class had a great trip out on SeaMist charters as part of their unit.

The CCHS winter tournament was on the 1st of June and our teams did extremely well.  Our basketballers won everything and our netballers almost copied them.  Students represented the school well and displayed great values.

Cross Country/Colour run turned out to have the perfect afternoon with cool but clear weather.  No records were broken this year but some strong performances with Hiratū taking out house points honours.

Harper Boyce had her first tournament for the  NC U16 Development Netball team with her team getting to the finals – awesome efforts!

We had three students (that we know of there may be more!) Sonny Lyons, Sacha Surgenor and Alice King all compete in the Cold Water Classic Surf competition over King’s birthday (and a couple of staff too!).  They all did well although maybe not to their high expectations but made finals – great job!

On June 2nd the school farewelled Mr John Tait, our principal of 7 years. To acknowledge & show appreciation for Mr Tait’s time at Kaikōura High, our students performed a Haka and presented him with a gift. We wish Mr Tait all the very best for his future endeavours.