Principal's Comment

posted 8 Aug 2013, 13:26 by Karyn Dykes

Tena Koutou Katoa

I would like to welcome students and whanau back to the College for Term 3.  There is a very positive mood in the College to begin the term as students continue the excellent work from last term. We have already had a couple of significant events in the College so far this term, Open Day and Parent Teacher Interviews.

This year Open Day was a very positive event with even more interested families attending than last year.  We have had, and continue to have, significant interest in families both Catholic and non-Catholic interested in enrolling students in the College.  We are committed to our tradition of having smaller class and it is important that families, wishing to enrol students for next year, complete applications for the College as soon as possible so that we can ensure that we have kept places for Catholic families and siblings of students currently at the College. 

 Our recent Parent Teacher Interviews were a very positive event.   The staff of the College have appreciated the opportunity to dialogue with parents about their sons' and daughters' learning outcomes and this will help us best support the success of the students of the College.

We have a number of exciting events coming up on the school calendar we have both a Pacific and Maori performance groups performing in Polyfest along with the Bishop’s Shield Competition on the weekend 16-18 August. We wish those students preparing for these events well and thank all those tutors, parents and coaches who are supporting them in their endeavours.

 Finally I would like to remind senior students that Term 3 is "the business term" for students in relation to preparation for external examinations.  We will be speaking with them about study techniques and skills prior to their mock examinations in week 5 of this term. We will be providing study advice and tips to both parents and students to assist in their preparation for external examinations.

God Bless

Jarlath Kelly