Principal Comment

posted 4 Jul 2019, 18:12 by   [ updated 4 Jul 2019, 18:13 ]

Kia ora koutou

 It has been another extremely successful term at the College with so many successes for our students and community. It was wonderful to see the talent celebrated in our Music Festival again. We have so many students involved that we have had to split the competition into junior and senior sections. It was also wonderful to get so much positive feedback about the talent and I would encourage parents and community members to come along to see the talents of our students at this event. A big thank you to Mrs Jarman, staff and students for their work in organising this event.

 All students will have received mid-year reports and having read these I can see some really positive progress being made. As always, our staff have provided students with advice about next steps in learning for students and I encourage parents to sit with students and read through those reports with a view to seeing where they can build on areas of learning for the second half of the year.

 Our enrolment season for students begin next term with our prospectus being sent to primary school in the first week of term.  Once again there will be limited entry to the College due to our roll being at a maximum.  I would really encourage all those families seeking enrolment of students in year 7 and year 9 in particular, to ensure enrolment processes are completed and applications submitted by the 30th August 2019.  Places will be allocated based on applications reviewed at the closing date and late applications are not able to be considered. We look forward to meeting new members of the Verdon family as we move through this process.

 Finally I would wish you all a restful holiday break and time with family ready to be energised to start term 3.