1960: Henderson Intermediate
February 17, 2019
Henderson Intermediate (‘where students flourish and grow’) established out of Henderson High (Auckland) in about 1960. The school was one of the first (June 2010) to partner up with the Communist-promoting Confucius Institute run out of Auckland University.
The organization also promotes the interests of the Chinese Communist Party in the countries in which it operates.- wiki
“We now have every classroom in our school learning Mandarin!”- Henderson Intermediate site
In the case of New Zealand, the Confucius Institute is nestled in with Auckland University in an historic home down Symonds Street. It serves as a sort of missionary station for the Chinese Communist Party, keeping an eye on Chinese students and public relations while also setting up schools like Henderson to assimilate. The same scheme is followed in other countries too. Draw your own conclusions but to me this all feels rather dodgy.
Within the last year or two Henderson Intermediate came up with this simple R2P2 (Respectful, Responsible, Prepared, Proud) school values idea.
My guess is it happened in 2015 to coincide with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. The Principal, or whoever cooked it up, probably thought they were being really cool and contemporary borrowing some charm from R2D2.
Actually, I bet she tried really hard for a long time to think of 2 values that started with D before falling back on P.
The Three Rs Take A Back Seat..
I don’t know how recently this sign is that’s hanging outside the school gate. Probably 2017. It’s wrong! Obvious thing to say but I have to say it: Get back to The Three Rs, reading, writing and arithmetic. To blazes with your Two Rs and Two Ps.
Respect, responsibility, preparedness, and pride are family values. Schools in New Zealand history were once places for learning, not parenting. We’ve jumped these things from the Family Lattice to the State Education Lattice, as pointed out by Kings High Rector Dan Reddiex.
Henderson Intermediate is hell bent on replacing their students family values and cultural identity with their own (or Communist China’s?) priorities…
Principal Wendy Esera says one of the school’s priorities is to teach the children tolerance and acceptance, to normalise having people from many different backgrounds living together.- Superdiversity: Children lead the way as cultures combine; NZ Herald
Mistakes happen but hasn’t anyone noticed? Why don’t they take it down? And what’s worse? That they can’t spell or that they’ve never seen the Blues Brothers movie? Or, is this sign some kind of symbolic flag showing that they’re not about spelling or even scholarship but cultural training? Forcing subjects to obey a known falsity is how you break minds isn’t it?
Update: Email reply from Principal’s PA:
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: RE: Respecful
Date: 2019-02-13 19:22
From: Joanne Carter <email@example.com>
Good picking up!!! The sign has been out there for about two years now
and nobody has ever picked that up so thank you for picking up the MISTAKE
Enjoy your day
Director of International Students
Henderson Intermediate School