Principal's Comment

posted 27 Mar 2018, 17:42 by Karyn Dykes

Kia ora koutou 


The term marches on and there continues to be a really positive, busy vibe around the College.  Students continue to be involved in a number of events and achieving success in many extra-curricular areas. It has been great to see our students representing at the highest level in Triathlon, Rowing and Cycling in particular. The hard work of these sports people are a great example for all our students. 

 We are moving into our winter sports sign up and team trials. Part of our approach is to ensure that students are involved in sports as part of their holistic education at Verdon College.  You don't have to be the best sports person as there are teams and sports for all players looking to get involved.

 Production is underway and students are preparing once again.  There are a large number of students involved and interest was at such a high level that we were unable to include all those who auditioned. I would encourage those that have not made the cast or support crew this year not to be discouraged as there will be a number of other opportunities for involvement in cultural activities throughout the year and in following years.

 We were really appreciative of staff and parents that took time to support our recent  year 9 camp.  Feedback has been excellent and there have been abundant stories from students in relation to this time. Camp continues to be a really valuable time for students to get to know each other in a challenging unfamiliar context.  

Senior students will be well underway with their assessment towards NCEA.  Caregivers should have received progress reports (Year 9-13).  Students should take the time to talk to staff about what they need to do to ensure they are achieving success in their future assessments. Once again we are very focused on ensuring that students achieve a minimum of 14 credits in each subject whether that is at an achieved, merit or excellence level.

 I would ask that you keep all those in our community dealing with illness in your prayers.

 I wish you all a Happy and Holy Easter, 


God Bless

Jarlath Kelly