Principal's Comment

posted 2 Jul 2012, 16:55 by Karyn Dykes   [ updated 2 Jul 2012, 16:55 by Dave Hartley ]

Tena Koutou Katoa

What a fantastic term we have had at the College with Production,  the Junior Quad in Dunedin, numerous field trips, the College Ball, year 11 retreats at Tomairangi Marae and concluding with our swimming sportx and music festival.   This has truly been a term to celebrate the  quality and variety of opportunities on offer for students.  Our Ball was a special highlight for year 12 and 13 students.   Special thanks to all those students on the ball committee for all of  their hard work in making the evening such a success along with Mr Scobie and his team that enabled this evening to be such a success.

The end of second term means that it is again time for school reports. As principal, I have been so proud to read such a positive set of reports.  I have often made comment about the academic success that is occurring  in the years  11 to 13 but in reading the reports I have been equally impressed by the success that students are achieving in the junior school.  In particular the year 7 and 8 students should be acknowledged for the outstanding work that they are doing in building a firm foundation for their future education.  It is important for all students to reflect on the feedback provided by staff in their reports and focus on improving their learning by addressing this feedback. Study information has been included with reports to support students in this endeavour.

Finally a reminder for all those families with  those students wishing to attend the College next year to ensure that they complete their preference certificates available from the parish priest as early as possible and return this to the College. Enrolment packs will be available from the beginning of next term and we encourage families with students intending to attend the College next year to complete their applications as early as possible to ensure that they are able to be successful in guaranteeing their place at the College.  I wish you all a happy and safe holiday break.

God Bless

Jarlath Kelly