NEWSLETTER 20 August 2020

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The Limited Statutory Manager (LSM) Mr Kevin Palmer and the Board Chair Kimiora Te Wiki along with the rest of the Board, are delighted to announce that Neryda Sullivan has been appointed as the new permanent Principal for Hawera Intermediate School.

Neryda brings with her considerable school leadership and management experience, local knowledge and relationships and a skill-set that has already had an impact of positive change and improvement at the school.

Neryda is well-placed to lead Hawera Intermediate through its next phase of development as we await the outcomes of the Ministry of Education led community consultation process in regards future schooling options for Hawera and South Taranaki.

Congratulations Neryda and welcome to Hawera Intermediate School in your new role as permanent Principal. We all wish you well.

Kevin Palmer
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Kia ora koutou

It is with excitement I have accepted the position as Principal of Hawera Intermediate School, funnily enough a position I had previously applied for a very long time ago in my career.

I really enjoy our emerging adolescent students and have found the staff very welcoming and open to learning. Challenges within the position have been huge and many more are ahead of us as we look to the future.

It is these challenges and professional will that prompted me to apply for this Principalship, a career I had thought I had moved away from. I aim to do my very best for Hawera Intermediate students and our wider community instilling values within students that promote caring, connected, actively involved life-long learners.

I thank the Board of Trustees and the Limited Statutory Manager for their support in acknowledging my skill set for this position.

Ngā mihi nui

Neryda Sullivan

Acting Principal

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Mahi Maurakau

Congratulation to Danyon Cook from Room 2 who has completed Level 1 with Te Whare Tū Taua, a programme which teaches Maori Weaponry. This is a NZQA recognised qualification.

Pou Tahi - Level 1, Pou Rua - Level 2. Each Pou represents a maori god and is shown by a colour. Poutahi is brown representing Papatuanuku, and Level 2 represents Tāne

"To get my Pou I have had to train with my group for two and a half hours every week for
a year and a half as well as practising at home. At first I just found it a way to keep out of
trouble by swinging a stick around, but then I realised I was good at it and really enjoyed
it. It is run by Matua Hare Aneff and Matua Bodene Masters-Tewhare.
I am learning a variety of different things about how maori use to fight. I have learnt ahae,
which is like the alphabet but instead of letters it's actions. Each action has a meaning
and each meaning is important in its own way.
I am now working toward Level 2."

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Dancing Exam Results

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Morning Tea Interclass Netball

This term classes are enjoying using their morning break time to play inter class netball.

The games have been fun but competitive. Each class plays a mixed team and also has several students who volunteer to umpire a rival game.

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2020 Highlands Intermediate Winter Sports Exchange

Due to the Health and Safety requirements under Covid Level 2 both Hawera Intermediate and Highlands Intermediate agreed to postpone yesterday's winter sports exchange.

We will let you know when a new date has been confirmed and this will include more information about which teams will be completing as well as details of the programme for the day.

Marae Visits

Scheduled for September 1st - 9th have been postponed.

The Board at Monday evening's meeting considered Health and Safety ramifications for both Hawera Intermediate students and Marae whanau and determined the postponement.

We thank all parents for their anticipated support, once our Alert Levels are lowered we will consider future dates in Term 4.

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The TRFU is committed to the annual Ross Brown rugby tournament on the 7th, 8th and 9th of October 2020.

The Ross Brown rugby tournament is a long running, prestigious event between four regional Taranaki teams being made up of North, West, Central and South. This is an opportunity to play representative rugby for year 7 and 8 boys throughout Taranaki.

Your school falls into the South region. This year the South Team will be coached by Ron Le Quesne and Sean Delehanty and managed by Russell Guckert. To be eligible to play you must be a boy under 60 kg, be a Year 7 or 8 student and be under 13 years of age at 1/1/2020.

The coaching team will endeavour to see as many games as we can, which involve boys who have forwarded their names, assuming the COVID situation allows. As the COVID environment is very fluid and changeable we may have to select a team with minimal viewings of boys. The TRFU has committed to going ahead with the tournament in a Llevel 2 environment, where contact tracing, hygiene protocols and crowd number limits would apply.

Please be aware that this tournament falls on the last Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the school holidays. As such we will have to schedule practices through the school holidays, also there will be a requirement to attend practices and build up meetings prior to the holidays.

Before you forward your name you need to be sure you are able to fully commit to this environment. It would be wise to discuss this with parents and caregivers and be sure of your availability. As this is a representative team your full commitment is required. Parents and caregivers please contact us if you are keen to forward your child’s name, but you may have a potential clash of events.

Please don’t hesitate to contact any of the management team regards any queries. These are not ordinary times so all queries are welcome but please be aware that information may change at any given time.

Contact any of the below no later than 30/8/2020 if you wish to be considered for the South Ross Brown team.

Russell Guckert ph. 021 523357 Email: russell@yarrows.co.nz

Ron Le Quesne ph. 0274359418 Email: Lequesne.ra@xtra.co.nz

Sean Delehanty ph.0276025900 Email: delboy@slingshot.co.nz

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