News From The Principal's Desk

24 March 2020

Kia mau ki te tokanga nui a noho

(There is no place like home)

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa

Our end of term principal’s newsletter has come around quicker than I had imagined at the start of the year. With schools beginning their holidays earlier because of COVID-19 we have entered a new normal.  Several communications have gone out explaining how the school will manage this situation.

Since I last wrote we have been able to achieve some successes in different forums.  The students did extremely well at dragon boating picking up a gold medal in their division, a fine reward for all their training.

The senior boys cricket team where having a great season, with the last game of the season deciding the winners of the grade.  Sadly, this game was not able to be played but despite this the boys had a commendable season.

Our kapa haka group were practising for the non-competitive Wellington kapa haka festival.  While the festival did not take place, the students had a two day noho marae at the college.  Sixty students attended, they worked really hard and they were ready for a great performance.

Our head students, Dillian and Emma went to the Cullen Breakfast.  Peter Cullen a prominent Wellington employment lawyer hosts a breakfast without a notable guest speaker.  At the recent breakfast Prime Minister Jacinda Adhern spoke to the students about her personal journey that she had taken that led to her current position.  Our students found her inspirational.

Appreciation Day - our Executive sharing the aroha to students and staff. Sometimes it's the small things that matter most.

We also had an appreciation day where we went out of our way to tell other people how much we appreciate the efforts that they made on our behalf.  Given the cloud that is hanging over us, this was a nice gesture.

The new school term will resume on Wednesday, April 15th.  I would like to wish you all the very best over coming the weeks.


Ngā mihi nui

Grant Jones

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