Tēna rā ko koutou e te iwi, arā ngā kanohi pānui mai, otira ia ngā kanohi o rātou mā. Ka mihi ake me he kai kōhau āu ki ngā uri o paheke, ki nga aitua o te wā e turuturu iho ai a roimata, e tangi tonu ai ōna tangi. Kāti ra i kō. Kua ea.

E tātou mā, ka mihi ake ki a koutou e whakapau kaha tonu ana i ngā akinga mai o te wā kia tau ano ai te wairua Māori hei huia kaimanawa mo te iwi, mo te marae, mo te wānanga o Hato Petera.

 E Pa ma, e Teihi ma, raurangatira ma, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tātou katoa

Term 4 Panui

I would like to thank you for your continued support of the college and our staff, but particularly our students. 

We realise that the hostel closure and barricading has been very difficult and unsettling for our tamariki and whanau. While this is another challenging time I am able to assure you that the college is operating as usual and we are all focused on ensuring that these wider issues have no or little impact on our students and their achievement at this important time of year. 

Our Board of Trustees understands that it is critical for our families to have some certainty around the future of the hostel as soon as possible.  We are liaising with the College’s Proprietor and have had a meeting with the Bishop to better understand the Church’s direction and vision for the future of the school.  We will update you on this when we have further information as we know that many of our families are anxious to have some clarity around arrangements for 2017.

The Board are currently pursuing a number of viable options for 2017. The Board intends to inform the whanau of its plans by Friday 9th December.

In the meantime, please continue to keep in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns.

In closing I would like to note that we are very proud of our students and the work they have put into their studies throughout the course of the year, particularly in this last term.  While acknowledging some very real issues need to be addressed for our college community, it is important that we do not lose sight of our young people and their achievement. 

While there may be differing perspectives, I know that we all agree on one thing - that we all are very proud of our young people and their efforts to be the best that they possibly can. 

Ka nui ēnei. Kia u e tamara me e kohine ma kia toa!