25 September 2020
Ko taku reo taku ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria
My language is my awakening; my language is the window to my soul
Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
Our third term has now concluded and like the other two, it has not been without challenges. Normal events such as derived grade exams took place in class time rather than having the seniors on exam leave, winter tournament was held for only a few teams and a lot of our outdoor education such as the Risk Management Trip (a.k.a the Ski Trip) had to be cancelled. At a different level, not being able to hold assemblies had a bigger impact than first thought, the opportunity to be together as a school was lost.
However, we are now at COVID Level 1 and we are able to salvage some things. The Year 11 semi-formal took place at the Sky Stadium last night. It was well attended and the students had an enjoyable night out. The night before, the Kapa Haka group were able to present their performance bracket for whānau, family and friends. They lost their opportunity because the Ngā Hau e Whā Festival was cancelled and this provided an opportunity to showcase all their hard work.