Pānui 9

Pānui 9


PPTA members are now in arbitration so we hope for an outcome soon.  It means all industrial action has ceased in the meantime with the exception of the Paid Union Meeting on Wednesday 28 June.  This is so the members can vote on the terms of arbitration.  School will start at period 3 (11.15 am) and bus students will be supervised in the morning.


Next weekWeek 10 (start 26 June)
Tue 27BOT Meeting
Wed 28Paid Union Meeting – school starts 11.15am, Year ⅞ Science Fair (also tomorrow Thurs)
Fri 30Last Day Term 2 1.15 finish
Term 3Week 1 (start 17 July)
Week 2 (start 24 July)
Tue 25Year 13 Orana Park Trip
Wed 26Assembly


A wee reminder there are always lots of photos on the Facebook page.  Also, the list of student opportunities at the end of this newsletter for seniors is also on the portal home page.


Thanks so much for all the feedback.  It is really appreciated and there have been some great points made.  There was a narrow margin that voted for keeping the current structure of all students together so we will run with that this year.  But we will be implementing much of the feedback to streamline and involve more student direction.


Matariki falls in the holidays but there is a great community-organised event happening on July 20th (first week of Term 3). 


Since our last newsletter, we have had our biannual school ball.  It was a fantastic event and although it was a small group they were heaps of fun with pretty much non-stop dancing.  The students looked amazing and it’s really cool to see them dressed up in a different context.


The Te Waharoa course has been doing some intensive work learning about diving and local resources.  On a cold day, the intrepid group went diving south of Kaikoura.  Looks like fun but cold!!!


Queen Charlotte College exchange took place on June 14th. It was a fantastic day started awesomely with a whole school powhiri where our students did us proud with the haka.  The sports were played in great spirit and overall Kaikoura High took out the win.  Such a competitive event and both schools are keen to explore extending the sports being played as well as maybe have a summer event as well. Congratulations to all who took part!

END OF TERM 2 2023

Holiday events at Ara – more info and costs on the Ara website

  • Monday 26th June: Intro to Nursing for Year 11 to 13s: 9 am to 12 pm at Ara Manawa Health Campus 276 Antigua St 
  • Tuesday 27th June 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm: Year 11 to 13 STEM: “UC Women in Engineering” E8, UC Engineering Core, off Creyke Road  
  • Wednesday 28th June: “Construct Your Career” 10 am to 1 pm: Ara Trades talk, Woolston 
  • Thursday 29th June: 10 am to 12.30 pm: STEM speakers at Hornby Club: Information on Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing careers 
  • Friday 30th June: Victoria University Scholarships open 
  • 3rd to 6th July: Ara Broadcasting Workshop, register online, costs involved. 
  • Tuesday 4th July: Ara Osteopathy Information Evening 5.30 pm to 6 pm. 
  • Wednesday 5th July: Whitecliffe Technology Open Day 10 am to 1 pm (opposite Ara in Madras St) 
  • Wednesday 5th July: Introduction to Medical Imaging 9 am to 12 pm: Ara Manawa campus 276 Antigua St. 
  • Thursday 6th July: Manawa campus tour from 12.30 pm to 1 pm 
  • Thursday 6th July: NZ Broadcasting School at Ara Information session and tour: 7 pm to 8.30 pm 
  • Monday 10th July: Free ‘Build Your Own Desktop Computer’ Workshop at Whitecliffe Technology from 10 am to 2 pm opposite Ara, Madras St 
  • Tuesday 11th July to 13th July: Pacific Bloom Holiday Programme at Ara, register and bring a non-Pasifika friend 
  • Tuesday 11th July: Free Networking Workshop at Whitecliffe Technology 10 am to 2 pm 167 Madras St 
  • Wednesday 12th July: Free Figma Workshop (UI/UX design and prototyping) 10 am to 2 pm at Whitecliffe Technology 
  • Thursday 13th July: Free Web Design Workshop at Whitecliffe Technology from 10 am to 2 pm