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Linka Bruce, Mr Jack Anderson 2023

Principal: Jack Anderson

M.A EdLM (2nd Hons)

PRINCIPAL UPDATE:   09 February, 2024

E mihi ana ki a koutou katoa e te whānau me ngā mihi nui o te tau hou

I trust everyone enjoyed the holiday season and spent quality time with friends and whānau. I know our students are always keen to return to school following the summer holidays. Hopefully, they found some time to reflect on how they can take advantage of the many opportunities available at Whangaroa College, and also on the amount of work that will be required from them to meet with educational success. I know whānau want what is best for their tamariki and your continued support in this space is gratefully appreciated. For children to be really successful at school, it requires a shared responsibility between the school, the whānau and the child. Therefore, I encourage and welcome all whānau to connect with the school to inquire about your child's progress as we all work our way through the year. Please contact the main office on 09 405 0199 and make an appointment to discuss your child’s progress.


Welcome to all our new students, whānau and teachers. It is a great pleasure to have you all join our Whangaroa College community. It was great to meet so many new whānau and have a good kōrero at our pōwhiri. This year we welcome two new teachers, Kiritopa Allen and Laura Barclay who are valuable members of our staff. You will read about them in more detail later in this newsletter. I also want to welcome back all our returning staff and students and I look forward to catching up with you all throughout the year.


Learning time in school should be protected and valued and making the most of the learning opportunities is paramount. No doubt you would have heard of the current government's decision to ban cellphones in all schools. Like all other schools throughout the country, Whangaroa College will adhere to the cellphone ban. Details of the cellphone ban can be found on our facebook page, website and also on SchoolDocs that can be accessed through the school website. Please remind your children of the cellphone ban and encourage them to either leave their cellphone at home, or hand it in to the main office when they arrive at school.


There are many activities and events on offer at the college and I encourage all students to make the most of these opportunities. I also encourage friends and whānau to support the college in any areas you can. We are always looking for volunteers to help in our breakfast club, and as coaches and managers for our sports teams. If you are keen and able to support, then please get in touch with the main office.


I look forward to catching up with you all as the year progresses. As mentioned before, there is a lot on offer, so keep an eye out for these newsletters and our other communication streams.


Ngā mihi

Jack Anderson

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