6 November 2023
He mate kāhu kōrako
(Desire the hawk with the white feathers)
Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
Our seniors have now finished their schooling for the year, what remains is the external assessments. For some students, their subject choice and assessment structure means that they have already gained the qualifications that they are seeking. For others especially with science and mathematics subjects they will have a heavy, study and assessment schedule ahead of them.
The whakatauki above speaks to ambition. Many of our students are ambitious and they have goals that they would like to achieve. These can relate to academic success that allows them to pursue careers that they are interested in, or it can be excellence in sports, music, arts, drama or leadership.
Over the last 4 weeks we have been celebrating the successes of our students. The events have included the Arts Awards, Celebration of Sport, and the Senior Prize-giving. We have also farewelled our senior Māori students at our Pou Whakanui. We were pleased to welcome many families, friends, and whanāu to these events, and for those who could not attend, live streaming the events enabled them to participate.
Dux Litterarum Thomas Ru
Proximae Accessit Esther Leo
Wesley Broughton Award
(Top Year 12 Academic Achiever) Mai Nguyen
Year 12 Runner-Up Sophia Wong
Top Academic Achiever Year 11 Hiyori Forde
Year 11 Runner-Up Holly Robins