Tena koutou katoa
We have come to the end of another term full of success. Our Colours Assembly was a great way to finish the term. It is so pleasing as Principal to be able to acknowledge the success of so many students in such a variety of academic, sporting and cultural areas. It is also my very great pleasure to share our very positive NCEA results that underpinned the success that was celebrated in our Colours assembly in this newsletter.
At the Colours Assembly I spoke about how the positive and aspirational environment of the College is the key to Verdon College success over the last few years. I also spoke of how we can easily listen to the negative influences around us and be limited by this. It is wonderful that we as a school community are able to celebrate how our values support the development of our students talents that we can be so proud of being in such a positive and supportive Catholic community.
I was also very pleased with our students performance at the Catholic schools sports tournament last weekend. While we had some very bad luck through injuries which affected our overall standing our students acquitted themselves quite well and I was impressed with both their competitive spirit and comradery. This tournament has become a well established opportunity for students of the Catholic schools to gather and develop close ties between schools The Palm Sunday Mass with 500 students from five Catholic colleges was a very heartening and inspiring sight to see.
As we conclude our term with the arrival of Easter it is important as people of faith to reflect on our faith and the sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us. We finish the term with our Easter liturgy and encourage students to attend parish services over the Easter period.
It has been a long and busy term with so many successes. I would like to thank the students and staff of the College for their contribution to such a successful term and wish you all a safe and restful holiday.