Parents who aren't fluent in English will have a better understanding of Edmonton Primary School news with targeted newsletters, its new principal says.
Margaret Samson was appointed this month and says one of her first goals will be to get the newsletter translated into several languages spoken by the school's community.
The languages include Samoan, Tongan and Maori.
Mrs Samson has spent the last nine years of her career at Henderson Primary School as deputy principal but decided it was time for a change.
Although the move is only five minutes up the road, she says the opportunity to be principal at the school is a "dream come true".
"The school community has been so welcoming. I've only been here a month and I already feel at home.
"I go out each lunchtime to talk to the children and I've been relieving in some classes which has been a wonderful way to hear the children's voices."
The new principal says she wants to make the celebration of cultural diversity a school priority. School kaumatua Bill Tangariki has been involved with Edmonton Primary for around 20 years and says it's exciting to be working with Mrs Samson. "We want to congratulate her - she will bring new values and be a visionary to the future of the school."
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