9 December 2022
He maonga āwhā
Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
The whakatauki that I used at the Junior Prize giving translates as, “the calm after the storm”. I chose this whakatauki as the last three years have been extremely hard to manage with COVID-19 and its subsequent effects such as lockdowns, rostering home, Zoom lessons, and the cancellation of many events. The hope for 2023 is certainly some sort of normality will return to schools as our borders reopen, and our ability to hold events such as the school production increases. While I do not think COVID-19 will completely disappear, I do hope that our ability to provide an exciting education for our students is not impacted on too greatly.
The school year has now finished. During this term we have held several ceremonies to recognise the successes of our students. The most recent, held early this week was the Junior Prize Giving. Our successful recipients were:
Top Year 10 Academic Achievers Joint: Sia Goel and Holly Robins
Top Year 9 Academic Achiever: Xiaoyu Huang
Year 9 Runner-Up: Kathleen Wang