Carruth House

Whangarei Boys' High School Term 3 Edition 1 2019

Developing Boys into Fine Men

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NZ Boarding Week and new staff!

Welcome to August! Incredible - we are nearly halfway through the term, and what a busy term it had been. We made sure Carruth participated fully in NZ Boarding Week (5-9 August) - from doing a 'Random Act of Kindness' by providing WBHS staff with morning tea, to playing an evening of dodgeball, to helping out at the North Haven Hospice shop as well as boarders speaking of hostel life in the WBHS staff briefing. We really have been very busy!

A big welcome to Matua Horo who has now joined us as a staff member. He has only just started but has been making his presence felt and learning the systems of Carruth House very quickly. He will be a real asset!

Senior exam week is from Monday 26th to Friday 30th August, and in preparation for this incredibly important week, we are starting to 'gear up' by running extra sessions of prep and help!

Thanks to Family Works (Northern) who have completed another 8-week Restore course with all our new boarders in 2019. This course has proved to be very useful in helping boarders wellbeing and enabling them to become more resilient. It helps a number of our boarders every year and we hope that Family Works will help us again next year.

This half term we have been looking at our school value of Mahi Tahi. This value engenders collaborating with collective responsibility, accountability and commitment to support and care for each other throughout all endeavours. Again, with senior school exams not far off, it's important that all of us put in 100% towards our academic endeavours. Good luck to all the senior boarders for their exams.

Ian Rowe

Director of Boarding

Man of the Week! Thanks to the canteen for the $5 voucher.

Meet the Carruth House Parent Rep - Leigh Askew

As your Parent Representative, I am interested in feedback from parents about all aspects of Carruth House. I am particularly interested in your ideas about facilities and how we can improve things. I meet regularly with the Carruth Management Committee and we are always keen to hear your opinions.

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