Kia ora koutou katoa
We have had an amazingly busy and successful few weeks at the College and it has been a pleasure to watch our students in action in so many areas. Some of the many events and activities include conclusion of our winter sports season, tournament week, House Drama the Big Sing and year 7 camps.
There have been some great highs, and great successes with our sports teams along with some disappointment as our teams challenged for titles, So many of our teams have reached finals this year and we have been very proud of the character and sportsmanship displayed by our students. Sport provides lessons both in wining and defeat and I have been very proud of all of our teams and students. I would like to thank our coaches and managers for the work you do with our teams. It is also great to see so many of our students coaching. Sport is going from strength to strength at the College with more students than ever before involved in an increasing variety of sport. This bodes very well for the future.
Our PTA cheese rolls fundraiser has been a success and we are very thankful to the PTA and all of those parents and students that have worked to make this fundraising a success. The work of the PTA contributes to the resourcing of some exciting projects and we look forward to sharing news of the completion of some of these before the end of the year.
Our enrolments for next year are extremely positive and it again looks like we will have an increase in the College roll. The board have committed to managing the size of the College and to maintain the family feel of the College. We expect the roll to be around 690 in 2016 just short of our maximum roll of 700. At many levels it is becoming hard to balance providing spaces for new enquiries which is a positive issue to have in the school.
Year 7 camps were again a great success. Our camps are a great opportunity for our students to challenge themselves and to form positive relationships with their peers. I would like to thank all those staff and parents that make themselves available for these camps to support our students. Camps are a vital experience for our student and we could not run these to the same level without your support.
Please keep in your prayers all those members of our community that are struggling with serious illness and illness of loved ones.