Parent/Community Newsletter - Issue 2, May 2018

Kia ora Whanau,

Term 2 commenced with our new Whanau Information Evenings. Thank you to those who joined us, and congratulations to those of you who walked away with some of the wonderful donated spot prizesĀ  including tickets to the Warriors v. Roosters rugby game last weekend where sadly they got trounced!

By the end of the week it was tremendous to see the symbolic bird adorned with feathers representing the feathers the I Have a Dream kaupapa will add to your tamariki helping give them wings to fly in life. “Ma te huruhuru ka rere te manu – adorn the bird with feathers so it can fly”.

As I shared at the meetings, it was significant that the feathers on our birds were actually all in the shape of hands coloured in by our parents, tamariki, and schools…..Why? Because, I Have a Dream cannot do it alone, we need the helping hands of our whanau, schools and tamariki all to be involved in making our children’s dreams come true.

We thank you for helping keep the dream alive in your whanau and at home. Keep encouraging your children to think about what they want to be when they grow up and keep urging them to do the basics which will help get them there. These include: good manners, displaying respect to all, attending school each day and on time, working hard, and never giving up.

Check out some of the photos of the bird developing over the week and see what a wonderful final image it creates when all our hands are working in unity together.

We look forward to serving your tamariki in Term 2.

Keep an eye out for our new I Have a Dream TV Commercial on TV3 supported by The Mediaworks Foundation which includes some of our Dreamer superstars from our schools.

Nga Mihi
Ant Backhouse – CEO

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