Kia ora e te whānau
It is so affirming to see how caring and thoughtful our students were as they returned to school on Tuesday. We continue to show what it means to be inclusive and support all people at this diverse and unique school. Of course, a central focus is on our Muslim community – it is also on all of us.
You may have been inundated with advice by email, social media or Google. The following is a selection of very useful information and contacts to cater for these extraordinary circumstances.
Contact list for the Refugee and Migrant People
Understanding our reactions and supporting others – for parents and teens
How to talk to your kids about trauma
Please ask for any assistance as we all go through our own processes of drawing strength and moving forward.
Aroha mai, aroha atu
Rowan Milburn – Deputy Principal: Student Wellbeing
Mike Gilchrist – Head of Counselling
Mike Fowler – Principal
Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Puna Wai o Waipapa. Welcome to Hagley!
Ko Waipapa te ingoa tahito o tēnei wāhi; i aua wā ka haere mai te tangata whenua ki konei tiki ai i te wai o ngā tini puna. He tika anō te ingoa o Te Puna Wai o Waipapa mō te kura inā hoki i ēnei rā ka haere mai ngā tini tāngata ki te kura nei tiki mātauranga kē ai. Nā Ngāi Tahu tonu tēnei ingoa i takoha mai, i runga i tēnei kōrero.
Ko te koru te tino tohu o te kura, me te whakatauākī “Ka puāwai te koru, ka puāwai te tangata”; haere mai hei pītau, haere atu hei tangata e tū ana.
Hagley’s an exciting place. We have a culture like no other. No-one wears a uniform and everyone’s on a first name basis. But that’s just for starters. Students choose Hagley because they’re treated with respect, accepted for who they are as unique individuals. Our students know that it’s cool to be different and they celebrate that in a dynamic environment.
Our students choose Hagley because of the huge range of opportunities and unique programmes on offer. We’re no ordinary secondary school. You can design your own programme from the different and diverse subjects available, or choose one of our tertiary pathways or specialist courses to take the step into tertiary study or your career pathway.
Our students aim high and do well. We believe there is no single stereotype for success. At Hagley, being successful comes in many shapes and forms.
We live by our vision statement: lifelong learning that’s accessible to all. Join us and discover for yourself what we mean by inspiring students’ futures and transforming their lives. That’s what Hagley can be for you – a place that opens up opportunities that are right for you.
Ka puāwai te koru, ka puāwai te tangata. The koru is the main symbol of our school, with the proverb “As the koru unfurls, so to does the person”; our students arrive as young ferns and leave standing tall.