E ngā mātāwaka o Aparima, tēnā koutou katoa.
Nau mai haere mai ki to tātou kura.
Choosing a secondary school for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent. I warmly invite you to visit Aparima College as part of that decision making process and discover why we are so proud of our school.
Our school motto is Knowledge is a treasurehouse which states that Knowledge is something to be valued and treasured as a taonga. Our educational programme clearly reflects this value and is delivered within a caring and supportive environment by our dedicated and professional staff.
We recognise that this knowledge does not exist only in the classroom. We offer exciting and vibrant opportunities for students both in and beyond the classroom with emphasis on helping our students build strong, positive relationships with their peers, the staff and the wider community.
Our core values of Focus, Integrity, Resilience, Service and Taumata drive us forward in helping achieve this vision. Aparima F.I.R.S.T reflects where we want our students to be !
At Aparima College - we want to be part of building up your child so they can develop the skills and knowledge to navigate themselves along their chosen pathway to success and open up access to the world at their feet.
Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro nōna te ngāhere,
Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga nōna te ao.
The bird that partakes of the miro berry reigns in the forest,
The bird that partakes of the power of knowledge has access to the world.
Aku mihi nui ki a koe
| Richard Jones
|Lynne Grove||HoD English|
|Alex Grout||HoD Mathematics|
|Stuart Le Breton||HoD Science|
|Alan Bailey||HoD Physical Education (acting 2019)|
|Jacqui Careswell||HoD Social Sciences|
|Mark Hillman||Specialist Classroom Teacher/School Chaplain|
|Helen Ward||Guidance Coucillor/Careers Advisor/Gateway|
|Sarah Wilson||HoD Junior School|
|Ines Ferguson||TiC Hospitality/Correspondence Co-ordinator|
|Brook Grimwood||TiC ICT|
|Karl Buckley||TiC Visual Art|
|Mark Hillman||TiC Design and Visual Communication|
|Zara Heath||Sports Co-ordinator|
|Sarah Wilson||Year 7/8 Homeroom|
|Amy Bond||Year 7/8 Homeroom|
|Matt Gibbs||Year 7/8 Homeroom|
|Robbie Fraser||Agriculture, Yr 7/8|
|Eve O'Neill||Te Reo Maori|
|Tania Cleaver||Principal's P.A|
|Glenis Machen||Novopay Administrator|
|Rebecca Carran||Financial Assistant|
|Lauren Muntz||Teacher Aide/Science Technician|
|Simon Riddell||Teacher Aide|
|John McKay||Assistant Groundsman|
IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP
UPDATE TO DRAINAGE ISSUES!
The problem has been identified by the plumbers and they are working on fixing it right now - we will run some other flushes throughout the day today but we will be open as normal tommoroow (Thursday) Our sincere apologies for the inconvience this may have caused at such short notice.
PAID UNION MEETING NOTICE.
Next Thursday 27th June - PPTA members will be meeting in Invercargill to discuss and vote on the latest offer from the Government. This means that school will be closed for instruction from 1pm. Buses will continue to run as normal, admin staff will be on site at school and if your child needs to remain at school to wait for the bus they will be able to go to the library.
Students not travelling by bus will be allowed to go home at 1pm
Further notice of this meeting will be coming home via email / text tomorrow and will be posted on our Facebook page.
Aparima College is genuinely appreciative of the support from our community during these closures.