Principal's Comment

posted 11 Aug 2019, 16:07 by

Kia ora koutou katoa


We have had a great start to the term with good enthusiasm from students about their studies and sporting and cultural involvement.   I have been really pleased with the success and  the way our students have represented them self in so many areas alongside the academic success that they are achieving.


 I would highlight two successes that have epitomized our Verdon values one being our U14 rugby team win the other weekend. It was a great game which the whole

community came out to support our boys.  There was such a great feel at the game and the U14 rugby team have worked so hard for each other this year and have built a great friendship and foundation for future success. The other success was the double header success of our year 7 and year 8 netball girls winning the INC tournament recently.  It’s not just that they won it was the determined united way they played for each other and the way they represented themselves on and of court that makes me very proud.  There are so many other individual and team success happening at the moment each of them special in their own way and each a great tribute to the effort and support of our students, staff and community.


Our open day was a great success and we had a large turnout as usual despite the extra challenge, or treat, of a snow fall. It was great to see all of the prospective new families and new members of current families turn out to look around the school. Again there is a lot of interest in enrolment at the College and we will again be limiting the roll at year 7 to around 104 students for the four year 7 classes that we are planning to have in 2020. There is some limited space at year 9 and some other levels but all applications will need to be completed correctly and

submitted by the due date of Friday 30 August as late applications will not be processed.  It is therefore important for family members of prospective students ensure that they get their application in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment


We pray for all those in our community dealing with illness or loss of family members at this time we pray for God’s Grace to be with them and their extended families.


God Bless


Jarlath Kelly