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Principal: Jack Anderson

M.A EdLM (2nd Hons), Pg Dip EdLM, Cert FTPP, B.A Arts, Grd Dip Tch, B.A Ed, Dip Art, Cert BM.

PRINCIPAL UPDATE:   16 August, 2022


Tena koutou katoa e te whānau

Firstly, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have passed and to those who have been left behind to grieve their loss. Ngā mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa.


This week Aotearoa commemorated the 50th anniversary of te Petihana Reo Māori, the Māori Language Petition. Delivered to Parliament on the 14th September 1972 by Hana Te Hemara and a group of young warriors, Ngā Tamatoa, this event led to many kaupapa we have today including Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. To celebrate this anniversary, we offered a range of activities enjoyed by our students including sports, culture and learning. However, at Whangaroa College we do not limit ourselves to just one week in the year. Rather, we encourage regular use of te reo Māori and participation in Te Ao Māori as often as we can.


If you have visited the school lately, you will have noticed the builders’ containers have gone. This has left a blank canvas for our students to design a space that is welcoming, attractive and a place that tells a story. I am excited to see what ideas the students come up with, so keep an eye on this space and watch it develop over time.


As Term Three slowly disappears, Term Four will be upon us before we know it. Therefore, I encourage all our senior students to finish off any assignments that have been set and begin preparation for the upcoming exams. This will allow you to go into the exams prepared, relaxed, and ready to do your best. Kia kaha.

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