Principal's Comment

posted 7 Jun 2020, 19:40 by

Kia ora koutou katoa


It has been a great start back to the term after our extended break and students are really focused in class with a really positive buzz around the College.  Students have done a really great job getting back into their studies at school and also supporting each other with their return to school and getting on with their learning.

 The majority of senior students are at, or beyond, where we would like them to be at this stage of the year. We are still working to support those students that had a more difficult time accessing learning during the lockdown and will continue to do this through some flexibility around deadlines and extension of work through to the beginning of next term.

 It has been fantastic to see sports underway in so many codes. A big thank you to all those coaches and managers that have put themselves forward this year to assist our students in their sporting endeavors. We also had our Verdon College Netball Fun Day this past Saturday which great success and it was really nice to see everyone enjoying sport once again.

 Many students may yet to sign up for a winter sport or missed a registration date but if you want to get involved in a sports check the sports page it's never too late to get involved.  Being involved in sport at Verdon is a really important part of students' success for building  relationships and for their overall wellbeing.  More than ever I would encourage students to get involved in sport and connect with their peers.

 We had a great day on Friday celebrating St Marcellin’s feast day with having a feast of our own. Thank you to the senior students who run the BBQ and other activities. We will be having a mufti day with students dressing up with a book day theme to raise money for our Marist partnership school in Fiji and Caritas. We will be updating our calendar with events as these are

rescheduled and as the planning for these events firms up.


God Bless


Jarlath Kelly