Monday, 07 September 2020 11:31

News Update: Term 3 Week 8

In this week's edition:
-  A Concerning Video
-  Science Champions 2020
-  Whakamaramahia i a Matariki Art Competition
-  Great Barrier Trip 2 Update

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A Concerning Video

Netsafe has received reports about a concerning video that was shared on social media. While it has now been removed from facebook, it has also been shared on other social media sites.g. Tik Tok, Instagram and Twitter and these platforms are actively removing this video. 

The belief is that few people have actually viewed the video but it has generated a lot of discussion and can lead to emotional distress given the nature of the content. 

As a school our best advice is to make sure that your children are supported and have avenues to talk about how this content may be affecting them. If they are expressing feelings of self harm or suicide then this should be followed up with appropriate mental health support. If your child does come across copies of the video it needs to be reported to Netsafe.

Netsafe has several helpful resources:

Stuff NZ released this article which could also be a helpful Resource

Where to get help:

  • 1737, Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor
  • -0800 111 757 or text 4202
  • Youthline- 0800 376 633, free text 234
  • What’s Up - 0800 942 8787 (for 5-18 year olds) Phone counselling available Monday - Friday noon to 11pm and weekends 3pm - 11pm. 

Science Champions 2020

Congratulations to Lachlan Torr, Amy Charman-Moore, Cameron Paratene and Jasmin Murray who obtained awards in the 2020 EP Science Championship!

Whakamaramahia i a Matariki Art Competition

The 2020 Ruamano Committee has organised the art competition which is open to all students and staff. They are looking forward to viewing all the submissions (due by Friday 16th October).

The top three pieces will be auctioned at the Māori Pasifika Awards.
Exhibit Night: Thursday 22nd October 2020, Okohanga, Whare Māori.

DownloadWhakamaramahia i a Matariki Art Competition 

Great Barrier Trip 2 Update

Students enjoyed an incredibly smooth sailing to the island and have settled in well.

The weather has been good so they have been able to complete quite a few water based activities already. So far all groups have been coasteering, kayaking and completed high ropes, abseiling and rock climbing activities. They have also camped away from the Centre on their first overnight expedition.

As always we are fortunate enough to have three incredibly dedicated, enthusiastic and skilled Hillary Outdoors instructors working with our students. They do a brilliant job getting our teams working well together, creating leadership opportunities and encouraging good decision making!

Days are very busy - packed with activities and duties. 

A typical day looks like this:
7.00am-8.45am     - Breakfast / Lunch preparation / Cleaning duties - toilets, vacuuming, rubbish etc
8.45am-3.30pm     - Outdoor Activity groups - hiking, surf kayaking, climbing, via ferrata etc
4.30pm-6.30pm     - Dinner preparation and Dinner
7.30pm-8.15pm     - Classroom - presentations, diary writing, quizzes
9.30pm                  - Lights out, bedtime

Students are all healthy, happy and responding well to all the challenges being thrown at them.


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