Principal's Comment

posted 26 Sept 2019, 15:34 by

Kia ora Koutou katoa

 We have reached the end of a really positive and productive term at the College.  We have had a great finish to the term with two key celebrations Blues Assembly and House Kapa haka competition.

 It is always astounding to see the level and range of achievements celebrated at the Blues Assembly.  Our Blues awards are pinnacle awards recognising students achievements.  Students that receive these have demonstrated outstanding acing achievement over a 3-year period. Similarly, we can as a community be proud of the range of achievements recognised through Colours awards at this assembly. I would like to thank all those teacher coaches, community members and parents that have supported these successes.

 Our kapa haka competition was again a special occasion and I am really proud of the way that all of our students support this kaupapa so positively. Speaking with the adjudicators of the competition they were amazed at the talent of our students and the way they supported each other and got involved as a whole school in this event.  A special feature of this year was the students who stood up to lead their house so well, something they can be very proud of.

 We have completed our enrolment for the College for 2020 and unfortunately have not been able to offer a significant number of students and families positions.  It is positive to have such interest but again it has been a difficult situation to have to turn students away that are keen to be part of the Verdon Community.  We are looking forward to meeting these new students later in the term.

 It has been a long and busy term and I would encourage all students to take time to recharge over the holiday period particularly senior students.  Having a break is important but remembering to keep an eye on requirement of externals as there is only 3 weeks of school for senior students prior to the end of the year and the beginning of external exams.

 I wish all students a restful and enjoyable holiday break ready for the final term of the year.


God Bless


Jarlath Kelly