Kia ora and Welcome to Term 2. This week we welcomed James McDougall and Ellie Dunbar to Ramaroa iti having both turned five recently.

 Torbjorn, Eva-Mae and Tate Olykan joined Ramaroa nui, Turama and Ramaroa iti respectively.

 Heidi Olykan has joined our team as Deputy Principal and is teaching collaboratively in the Marama with Juileanne. Heidi and Jacob have moved with their three children back to Richmond from Westport. Heidi has been at St Canice’s School for the past six year’s.

 Jaz Clark has also joined our team for the remainder of the year in Ramaroa nui. This is Jaz’s first teaching position and she is very excited and enthusiastic to be with us. I think she spent a great deal of the holidays here getting prepared!

 We hope our seven new team members and their families enjoy being part of our learning community.

 At time of writing we have not yet heard of any new McLeod team member!