Carruth House

Whangarei Boys' High School Term 2 Edition 1

Developing Boys Into Fine Men

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Northland marketing and farewell Mr Norman.

Well here we are, almost halfway through the year!! At the start of this term I, once again, had the opportunity to visit eight primary schools in Northland and speak to Year 7 and 8 boys about boarding at Carruth House. Mr Manuel from the school's Senior Leadership Team joined us as well as Blair and Jesse from Year 9. I always enjoy seeing the primary schools where a number of our boarders come from and this year's trip was no exception. What a delightful part of NZ the Far North is!!! We have had lots of interest in boarding for 2020, so if you know of anybody who would like to board at Carruth House in 2020 and study at Whangarei Boys' High School, please encourage them to get in touch with me as soon as possible, as interviews are being conducted now!!!


This half term we have been looking at our school values of maia and aroha (courage and compassion). After the incidents in Christchurch, aroha is certainly something we need to show to all. Aroha is all about giving unconditionally. Aroha is the basis of strong whānau – strong whānau let each member know on a daily basis, through words or actions, that they are valued and appreciated.


It is with sadness that Mr Norman has left us as a staff member after two years. In his new job, he is still working with teenagers, at People Potential here in Whangarei. We will all miss him and we wish him all the very best in his new job. At the time of writing, we are in the process of finding his replacement - who will be appointed shortly.


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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