Term 3, Week 7

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Korero o te Tumuaki, Mr Stiles:
Tēnā koutou katoa! Kia ora!
Nau mai haere mai ki te wīki tuawhitu o te wåhanga! It’s week 7 already and the
beginning of spring! Where has the year gone… Thanks to the staff who allowed me
to take 2 weeks away on my sabbatical earlier in the term – I continue to work on
my mahi in the area of whānau engagement and want to acknowledge all of our
whānau who make Ōwhata School a great place to be. Huge thanks to our newly
elected BoT and our OFOTS team who continue to show their ongoing support. I
also want to acknowledge the tamariki and staff for their mahi and contributions to
our kura. Ngā mihi aroha! A huge shout out to Marie Hodge for all of her mahi on
the BoT – sadly Marie’s time is required elsewhere for now, but we wish her well!
We continue to think of all our loved ones who have passed on this year and
remember them. Our thoughts are also with Willow Lewis who continues her
recovery in hospital following a car accident in the school holidays. We hear from
her whānau regularly and the most recent update was very positive – she’s
certainly on the mend. Kia kaha, Willow!
Bob Stiles.