21 September 2022
He taonga rongonui te aroha ki te tangata
Goodwill towards others is a precious treasure
Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
As you will be aware we have recently held our triennial Board Election. The Board consists of voted members and, on occasion, co-opted members who are responsible for the governance and strategic planning for the College. The members of the new Board which had its first meeting on 19 September are: Gavin Knight, Brian Norris, Anna Middlemass, Cherish Paul (Ngāi Te Rangi, Tainui), Sapphire Aitchenson and Nathan Dodds. The new staff representative is Ash Lambert. The student representatives are currently going through their own election process. I would like to congratualate everyone who has been invloved in the election and I look forward to working with them.
The year is well advanced now with the end of term being 30 September. With Monday 26 September now being a public holiday to commemorate the passing of the Queen, there is very little time left for our students. Currently 65% of all internal assessments have been completed with students successfully achieving 80% of these. This is higher than last year at this stage. I am mindful though that a lot of internal assessment has been delayed because of COVID-19 so the students will be under significant pressure to get everything completed. Term 4 is not much better as the students will only have eight periods per class left before they finish for the year.
There is still a lot happening in the school though. The summer sports programme is begining, this term we still have the NOSCARS and the Year 11 Semi Formal. Looking into Term 4 in the first three weeks is the the Celebration of Sport, the Arts Evening,Art Exhibition and the Senior Grizegiving. So there is still a lot to do.