News from the Desk of the Principal
13 April 2017
Kia Ora Tatou
The end of the term has now arrived and reflecting back we have achieved a huge amount. As mentioned earlier we started the year with excellent NCEA results from 2016. We have held our 43rd Peer Support camp, despite flooding and bad weather, elected our student executive, participated in a wide variety of summer sports and school production Rock of Ages is well underway.
During the holiday break we will be celebrating ANZAC day (25 April) with the community down in Johnsonville. The celebrations begins at 10.00 am and our students will participate with the reading of Flanders Field, and the choir will also be performing. This is a tradition for the college and it would be good if you could join us.
Term 2 is no less busy than the first with winter sports getting underway by the end of the first week, although Collegiate Netball starts on 13 May (No.1s start on 29 May). The school production, a must see, Rock of Ages is scheduled for Tuesday-Friday starting on 30 May. The second term also has the school social highlight of the year, the Ball which will again be held at Te Papa on Saturday 10 June. We will also be opening our new artificial turf in the first week back, a great addition for the college.
The break is a good time for students to “recharge their batteries” get on top of any uncompleted work or assignments and get ready for Term 2. The teachers feel the same.
I hope that you all do have an enjoyable break, use it productively and I look forward to another full on term in two weeks' time.
Nga Mihi Nui
Term 1 Review 2017
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