This week is Samoan Language week – the theme is ‘Mitamita i lau gagana, maua’a lou fa’asinomaga’ which means ‘Be proud of your language and grounded in your identity’ – something we want to ensure for all our rangatahi here at Edgewater College. We started the week with a flag raising ceremony and a fantastic presentation to our staff by members of our Year 9 Talanoa Ako class – malo lava! We also have a range of activities planned during Mentor time and breaks this week… Students are also invited to wear formal Samoan dress on Friday as part of the celebrations.
Sadly, I also need to let you know that strike action by members of the PPTA union has resumed as of this morning. This means that rostering home of certain year levels will begin again tomorrow and continue into Week 7 as listed below:
Thursday 1 June
Tuesday 6 June
Thursday 8 June
I know you will be as disappointed at this as we are as we know the disruption that this will cause. Again, our hope is that the Ministry of Education and PPTA can come to an agreement as soon as possible so we can resume normal classes each week.
A reminder that this weekend is King’s birthday weekend and there is a public holiday on Monday 5 June, so school will be closed on this day.