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Newsletter - Term 1, Week 9, 2023


Over term 1 we have been inquiring around Tūrangawaewae - the place where we feel especially empowered and connected. Tūrangawaewae is our foundation, our place in the world, our home.
For many children at our kura (school), their roots/ancestry has them identify with a culture other than NZ European or N
Z Māori - we feel honoured to be so diverse here at Hokowhitu School and want to celebrate this in some way.

So on the last day of this term, we will be having a ‘non-uniform’ day and encourage the children to come to school wearing something that represents a country that is special to them. It is fine to be a ‘kiwi’ too of course. We will have a whole school parade at the start of the day, so do stay and enjoy this if you can.
Some costumes/outfits may be delicate and very special - if this is the case for you, please send along another set of clothes to change into after the 9am parade.
Each kete will be having a shared kai (lunch) at 12.45pm that day. We would love the food you send along to school for sharing on this day to also represent your special culture.
Thank you in anticipation of your support to make this a great day for all the tamariki (children). If we can help
in any way, please speak with your child’s whānau teacher.

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