Principal's Comment - 7 October 2011

posted 15 Nov 2011, 18:57 by Karyn Dykes   [ updated 15 Nov 2011, 18:57 by Dave Hartley ]

Tena koutou katoa

As this term comes to a close and we prepare for the end of year it very clearly comes into focus how much the students and community have achieved. This term has continued to showcase the many achievements of our students in academic, sporting and cultural endeavours. 

We have finished the term with a fabulous showcase of dramatic talent in the College with our House Drama competitions held on Wednesday 28 September. The talent on show was impressive and I congratulate students for the way in which they represented themselves and their Houses .  The House Drama competition has been another success in our House competitions this year and has been another opportunity for students to develop their talents in a holistic manner.  Particularly pleasing was the number of junior students taking a role in the performances.  I would encourage other students to take up the challenge to build on the success of this competition this year. We also concluded our term with our annual school Haka Competition.  All students of the College have put in a large amount of work into the preparation of their performances.  The Haka competition is a magnificent opportunity to express our unity and identity as House groups  and as a College. Of particular note has been the work of students leading and  teaching of the Haka for their houses.  I have been so impressed by the students that have put themselves forward for these roles.  The opportunity to lead houses in preparation for the Haka is one of the most valuable opportunities for leadership in the College.  I  acknowledge the effort of all students in learning the Haka and in particular those students that have taken lead roles.  I thank them for their work.

Senior reports have been posted home. It is important that students use the information provided in these reports to focus their revision for external examination and any further internal assessment that they may have.  It is important that senior students are not only having some rest and relaxation in their holidays but taking time to revise their year's work in order to maximise their success.

I wish all members of our school community  a relaxing and safe holiday.

                                             God Bless

                                             Jarlath Kelly