Kia ora koutou katoa
We have come to an end of another very busy and successful term. It is hard to believe that we are already over half way through the year and almost two thirds the way through the year for senior students. Reading through reports I have been pleased to see the progress and positive attitude towards learning of so many of the students. I am always impressed that the students are achieving this success while at the same time contributing to the College community and achieving success through a multitude of cultural and sporting endeavours.
Reports will provide students with some feedback on next learning steps. Most students will have received comments relating to aspects of their work that they need to improve on as part of our ethos of continual improvement and striving for excellence. I would ask that all students consider and reflect on this feedback and take all feedback in a positive manner and act on any advice that is provided to assist them in their learning. We are looking forward to discussing your child’s progress at parent teacher interviews next term.
We have had a number of families in our community dealing with the tragedy of loss of loved ones and illness in recent times. At assembly last week I spoke to the students about that it is at these times that our belief and faith are our rock and can provide support. We have also discussed that it is at times such as this that we can tangibly live our values by providing support to others in their time of difficulty. As Catholics we know that our family members will be in the presence of God and that through our prayers we can support each other and find support for ourselves at these times.
I ask that you keep all those recently departed in your prayers along with their families. May the Grace of God be with them at this time and provide them with strength and comfort. I wish you all a safe and relaxing holiday with your families.