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Many blessings,
Ross Bishop, Principal
Room 5 Mad Scientist Night (Album)
Two of our senior students hosting two Tahitian SDA principals during a visit to our school. (September 2016)
Room 3 Hosting a guest from a local rest home who visited our Art Expo
Girls' Cricket
Sand Sculpture: Pilot Bay, April 2016
Spiritual Emphasis Week

Our Term Three Special Character theme

Theme Overview:

The God who created the earth wants us to appreciate the treasures He has made and most importantly, entrusts us to be kaitiaki for that which he has made. All power, all wisdom and all understanding belong to Him, and He wants us to trust him and to recognise that he is in control. “He made the earth by his power: He founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding (Jeremiah 21:5). We are led to realise that God has created an infinitely beautiful world for us to care for and enjoy.

Wisdom and decision-makers guided by Biblical principles.

Cultural Perspective

We will also develop the Maori perspective of “Kaitiaki” which encompasses the concept having a duty of care for people and the environment. For Māori, this is the acknowledgement of their spiritual responsibility caring for the resources they work with, ensuring safety, and pursuing quality and excellence, is held with the highest regard by Māori. The derivative Kaitiakitanga refers to the decision-making authority over a resource or resources within the rohe (area) of the iwi and hapū. The kaitiaki are the custodians of the resource(s) and regulate access for and on behalf of whānau, hapū and iwi.

Synonyms are: care, maintenance, preserve, protect, protection, preservation, Given for safe-keeping

Outcomes include:

  • Participation in an environmental care project (eg Enviroschool)
  • Making a difference in my own personal space to be orderly and tidy such as being a tidy kiwi around the school and in my workspace at home and school
  • Organising my time efficiently and recognising the time God calls “Holy time”
  • Recognising the talents God has given me and knowing how these can be used to His glory.
  • Identifying and appreciating some of the natural treasures of the Earth. (Such as rocks, minerals, volcanoes) with a special focus on New Zealand’s natural resources.
  • Awareness of environmental issues (such as recycling and global warming)
  • Awareness of the work of national and local agencies who are committed to kaitiaki. Eg Department of Conservation, local council, Greenpeace …

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