Kia Ora Koutou Katoa
The term is continuing to fly by and there continues to be a very positive buzz throughout the College. The year 7’s are well and truly settled in and are setting the standard for the rest of the College as the highest performing year level in fortnightly reports.
The conversations around sport development at the College are progressing well. We have had a meeting with interested parties around setting up a netball club and an initial meeting with some interested parties regarding the sports council structure. We do not see this as an overnight process and are looking forward to developing sports clubs and clusters of sports to support each other and our students. We will be communicating with students and parents regarding individual sports and outlining development and directions in the very near future.
I would like to acknowledge and thank the PTA for their work in supporting the College. The PTA have donated $10,000 toward the upgrade of the Performing Arts Centre. This work has begun and we are looking to have an upgrade to this space by the beginning of term 2. The PTA is not all about truffles and cheese rolls and is looking at developing ideas that bring communities together through other functions looking at focusing on bigger community wide projects in collaboration with the school and Board. They are interested in hearing from you in relation to expertise or skills that you can contribute to projects. They would love to hear from you if you have anything you feel you can offer them in support.
We had hoped the entrance drive would have been completed last week but has been delayed due to rain and other factors. We would like to think that this project will be completed this week and are very much looking forward to the final result.
I would ask that you pray for Br Nevil Bingley a loved and respected member of the Marist Brothers Order. Br Nevil served in Invercargill from 1973 -1979.
I would also ask that you keep in your prayers families within our community that are dealing with illness and we pray for the recovery of those affected and for strength for family members at this time.