Principal’s Address 16th February 201816th Feb 2018
Kia Ora Tatou
During the last week I have spent some time visiting classes and seeing students settled and engaged in their studies. The atmosphere about the school is very positive and after covering a lesson for an absent colleagues, I was impressed by the number of students who said ‘thank you’ as they left for their next class. Similarly, there was another young man who sought me out at the end of the student led assembly last Friday who approached me, shook hands and asked how I had enjoyed my summer holiday. The maturity and respect was really appreciated. We really do have students that surprise us with their positive attitudes. With our PB4L initiative we now have the opportunity to recognise and acknowledge these positive ‘little things’.
Next week I am looking forward to the school athletics day and expect to see all students in school and participating. This is still part of learning and is a great way to demonstrate the school values of:
With our new canteen manager, Cathy Haar, we have found the canteen to be increasingly busy. As such we are now looking for a casual worker for two days per week. If you know of anyone in the community who would be interested in this position please ask them to contact the school office for details about the position.
On Thursday a group of students participated in the Wanaka Triathlon and performed extremely well. A full report will appear elsewhere in this newsletter. It is great that South Otago High School offer students these opportunities. More encouraging is that our students demonstrate that they are competitive and achieve so well against other schools in our region. Thank you to Pam Hannah and Mr Palmer for giving up your time to provide this opportunity for students.
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