Principal’s Address 11th August 201711th Aug 2017
Kia Ora Tatou
This week I said farewell to our guests from China. This morning we received an e-mail from one of the students who expressed her gratitude for all that had been done for her during the brief visit. I would like to extend my thanks to students and parents who supported our guests whilst they were with us. You have made their visit memorable for the students and staff and some are already talking about returning to New Zealand for their studies. This is excellent news and would not have been possible with out the help of our community.
There is a new trend that we are seeing in our region, vaping and the use of electronic devices to inhale vapours. As a school we treat this seriously. The school has no means of determining the content or nature of the mixture being inhaled. We are concerned with the largely un tested impact upon health. Such devices are a restricted item and should not be sold to under 18 year olds. Students have been made aware that the school will treat the use of such devices seriously.
I would also like to acknowledge all those students who have been participating in the winter sports programmes such as netball, rugby and soccer as examples. The season is starting to finish with some codes and teams having crucial, must win games. This is the time when the lesser team starts to relax. The commitment to the team starts to dwindle. This is the time to exercise the school value of perseverance. It is easy to say it’s too cold or too wet to train. This is the very time to get out and dig deep to continue that commitment to the team. Encourage each other and forget about the weather.
Ka kite ano