Principal's Comment

posted 5 Sept 2011, 20:07 by Karyn Dykes   [ updated 5 Sept 2011, 20:08 by Dave Hartley ]

Tena Koutou Katoa


As our winter season comes to a close we celebrate the successes that our sporting teams have achieved.  We continue to represent ourselves well in all sports and for a school of our size we continue to punch above our weight. I have been particularly proud of our teams that have traveled away to tournament this week. All of these teams have acquitted themselves well in their respective competitions.  Our netball team continues to shine again this year.  We are so proud of our girls and the work that they have put in this season along with the hard work of Robyn Broughton and Karen Telfer (manager).  Our hockey team represented the College extremely well reaching the top 8 in the South Island tournament.  Our U.15 rugby team competed well in their tournament. This team, made up of mostly the undefeated U14 side, has had a good season and we look forward to what they might achieve in the future. 

I would like to acknowledge the outstanding work of the students in the Pasifika Polyfest and Kapa Haka groups.  The work that has been put in by both parents and students alike resulted in performances that the College can be proud of.   These groups performed both at Assembly and at Polyfest. We are all very proud of them and the way they have showcased Maori and Pasifika culture in the College.  I would like to thank all those parents and whanau that have supported these groups in their preparation for these events; we very much appreciate your hard work and expertise in assisting the development of our students.

Our celebration of Patronal Day held on Friday 19 August  was a

special occasion for the College. We would like to thank those parents and friends of the College that attended our Mass.  The afternoons inter-house competition was extremely pleasing with all students competing in a wide variety of events from soccer, basketball and netball to quizzes.  This day was another special example of the family nature and spirit of the College. I congratulate all those involved in the organisation of the day.


Finally we are pleased to announce that the roof of Technology and part of the Science block roofs are to be replaced. The work will be completed over the next 8 weeks. This is another positive step in the development of the College and positive progress is being made in the redevelopment and upgrade of the College.  



God Bless

Jarlath Kelly