Kia ora koutotu katoa
We have come to the end of another very successful term. Our Blues assembly and inter-house kapahaka competition were great ways to celebrate the end of a very successful term.. Blues Awards, one of our premier occasions, acknowledges outstanding achievement over the last three years of the students time at the College. My congratulations to those students receiving Blues awards. It was great to see so many of these students receive awards in more than one area. My congratulations also to all those that received colours awards.
Our students performances in our Interhouse Kapahaka competition was outstanding and once again it was really exciting to see how this event has developed over the years. One special aspect has been the student’s leadership, teaching and encouragement of each other. We can feel really proud that all of our students have the opportunity confidence and ability to participate in haka and waiata providing them with confidence and ability wherever they go in their further education and employment.
Staff will have provided senior students and parents with some feedback in senior reports. Senior students should review this feedback to assist them in their revision programme. Additionally we have published information to assist in the planning and preparation of students for external examinations.
Once again we have had a very successful enrolment season and are again in the unfortunate situation of having to turn applications away as we have met or slight exceed our the quota at almost every level of the College. We will be managing this very positive situation with our ongoing preference for students that attend our Catholic primaries and preference students from other schools particularly those with family connections. We will begin next year at around 710 students.
I wish you all a very restful holiday.