Principal's Comment

posted 23 Apr 2014, 18:18 by Karyn Dykes

Kia Ora Koutou Katoa

We have achieved some outstanding results in recent times but we are focused on ensuring that as a staff we are delivering for the students of the College in the best possible way. The teacher only days are an invaluable tool in assisting in this endeavour. We had a very positive staff professional development day at Murihiku Marae and the year 7 and 8 teachers travelling to Dunedin to be part of the diocesan religious education programmes.  We are continuing to work on developing ourselves as a staff so that we develop our professional skills for the benefit of all students of the College.  It was a great experience being welcomed onto the Marae by our students who had been at noho marae.  I am very pleased with and congratulate the students that have achieved success in recent regional and national competition.  We have achieved some positive results in Maadi Cup outstanding results in National triathlon. We congratulate the Shelia Winn team for their performance and in gaining a win.  For the second year in a row they will be travelling to Wellington.  It is great to see our students doing well in the cultural arena.

We are moving into the winter sports season and I would encourage all students to get involved in a team it is a great way to develop physical skills, and understanding of sports as well a great way to develop friendships and positive relationships with other students.  While most sports will begin next term registration will be underway in the very near future. I would also encourage students that have not tried a sport before to give it a go.  Our teams are very supportive and are always pleased to have new members. We are still very keen to hear from parents and friends of the school that would like to assist in the delivery of sport at the College as a coach or manager of a team.

We will be undertaking preparation for our senior Quadrangular Tournament at St Peters in Gore.  The tournament is scheduled for the last weekend prior to the end of term.  We will also be hosting Rockhampton Grammar for rugby and we will be requiring billets.  It would be great if families could support these two upcoming events.

I ask that we continue to pray for those members and families  of our community that are dealing with illness.   

God Bless

Jarlath Kelly