Tena koutou katoa
The last few weeks have been very busy for students with a large number involved in events in the sporting and cultural areas. In the second week of June around 100 junior students participated in Catholic Schools' Junior Quadrangular in Dunedin. (See separate report on this page). At the end of that week on Saturday 15 June we held our annual school Ball at Ascot Park Hotel. This was an exceptional night organised by our senior students with help from Mr Mark Scobie. I was particularly impressed with the standard of behaviour at the Ball and I congratulate all those who attended. Photos from the Ball will be featuring in our last newsletter for the term.
I would like to congratulate Panache Choir and Di Lenihan and Alan Menzies on their leadership of Panache. Panache performed outstandingly at the Big Sing held recently at First Church. The Choir also received a Highly Commended for their performance and a very positive assessment from the adjudicators. Panache continues to be a flagship cultural group for the College and is a great example of students striving for excellence.
Year 11 students have been involved in retreat at Te Tomairangi Marare. This experience looks at leadership and contributing to others without expectation of repayment in kind. As a Catholic school retreats are an important part of the student’s developmental programmes for the year. The students thoroughly enjoyed their experience and got a lot out of the day
Just a reminder, to please support the PTA’s Cheese Rolls Fundraiser. I encourage students to sell as many as they can and encourage as many families as possible to participate in the cheese roll making. This is a great way to contribute to the College while meeting other parents.
I would ask that you keep in your prayer those families in our community that are coping with the recent loss of loved ones at this time.