Principal's Comment

posted 8 Sept 2020, 14:37 by

 Kia ora koutou katoa

 It has been great to see all of our recent successes in sporting and cultural activities around the College. 

 The term is rapidly progressing and we are working hard as a community to ensure that we are delivering as many opportunities as possible for our students so we have as normal a situation as possible. Level 2 and the wider Covid situation has created some anxiety. Our students and community are progressing very well in the circumstances and it has been great to see our students getting out there and enjoying themselves in sporting and cultural activities. These activities are even more important for our young people as this is where our connections and happy places are. Our strategy to support students has been to work really hard to ensure all those events where our students find joy and express their passions are still held, where possible. I would encourage those students that have not yet signed up to sport to look at some of those options for term 4.

 Once again we have received significantly more applications for places in 2021 than we can accept. We are limited by our maximum roll and the Ministry of Education requirements of our enrolment scheme. We understand this may cause some concern for members of our community that miss out on places but hope to have matters finalised by next week. Make the point of those already enrolled at the College making the most of opportunities at the College and valuing their places as others are unable to attend.

 Students at year 8 to 12 will have received their option booklet for 2021. It is important that parents take the time to sit down with students to discuss options for 2021. This process is an important part of organising school and allows us to effectively timetable and staff the College in 2021. It is important that we are receiving accurate, timely information from students in order to do the best job possible for them in terms of time tabling and options.

God Bless


Jarlath Kelly