End of Term 3 2022
Te Kōtuku rerenga tahi
The Queen’s dedication to public service has been an inspiration to children and adults alike over the past 70 years. Like so many, I feel privileged and lucky to have lived through the second Elizabethan age, and was saddened to hear of her death.
Through her dignity and unswerving sense of duty, the Queen has set an extraordinary example to us all, and she has been a reassuring presence through many turbulent times. The Queen through her grace and dignity touched the lives of millions and she will live on in our hearts. We pay tribute to her.
This year is extra special as 14 September marks the 50th anniversary of the Māori Language Petition, an event that led to many of the kaupapa we have today, including Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.
During Matariki we expressed our kaikōhau, (expression of hope), and it is appropriate to do so again. When you say it, you are welcoming all things that are good and wishing for them to be plentiful in times to come. ‘Hua’ (fruits) references all things that are good. This can be the food laid out in front of you, it can be your mahi (work), health, whānau and friends, and many other things in your life that you hope to be fruitful and abundant.
Thank you to the staff of Manurewa Intermediate for hosting the APPA Rehu Tai events for 2022. There were two evenings at MIS with Year 5/6 Wednesday and Year 7/8 Thursday and what a great success they were. It was fabulous to have so many parents and staff in so many schools in attendance from right across Auckland.
Thank you to Jane Bush for her work with the organisation of APPA Rehu Tai, as always she did an outstanding job. Thank you also to those schools and organisers who have hosted local speech competitions. Your efforts are much appreciated by all of us.
End of Year APPA Awards
The Executive is seeking nominations for our annual awards luncheon. See criteria below for our Fellow and Distinguished Fellow awards.
Fellow of the APPA Award This award may be given to current principals, retired principals, or others (i.e. not principals) who have given notable service to the APPA and or made a positive impact on education. APPA Members shall refer nominations to the Executive for approval via their local Principals’ Association with the endorsement of that Association’s President. The Executive may also nominate APPA members for this award.
Distinguished Fellow of the APPA Award This award may be given to current principals, retired principals, or others (i.e. not principals) who have already been awarded “Fellow of the APPA” (or the former Service With Distinction Award) and who have continued to give notable service to the APPA and to education.
APPA Members shall refer nominations to the Executive for approval via their local Principals’ Association with the endorsement of that Association’s President. The Executive may also nominate APPA members for this award.
https://appa.org.nz/appa-awards-and-executive-history - Previous awardees Please send any nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let Sue Green know email@example.com of any principal retirements so we may acknowledge their mahi.
Please check to see that you have the following Term 4 dates in your calendar:
● 19 October Quarterly Business Partners Lunch - Ellerslie Events Centre
Join with your colleagues and our business partners for a sumptuous lunch, and engaging speakers at the Ellerslie Events Centre. Please register for this event with Sue Green firstname.lastname@example.org
● 3 November Presidents and Council Meeting
● 11 November APPA Luncheon (The Stables)
Join with your colleagues to acknowledge our Fellows of the APPA and Distinguished Fellows. Last year this event was sold out, please ensure you register early for this event with Sue Green email@example.com
May the rest of this term go well for all, take care.