Principal’s Address 24th August 201824th Aug 2018
Kia Ora Tatou
What a marvellous occasion it was on Wednesday. I took great pleasure in sampling food from a variety of countries and the hall was buzzing with excitement. I think it is a real tribute to our students when they are willing to try something new and embrace other cultures. A wonderful day and a huge congratulations to all the students and staff involved.
I would like to take the time to acknowledge all the hard work our Kapa Haka team have been putting in over the course of this term. They are travelling to Invercargill next week to perform at the Murihiku Polyfest. Their 10 minute bracket is a combination of more familiar items as well as new items introduced by our new tutor, Matua Timikuka Walker.
I have the privilege of being the manager for the group and I am confident they will represent the school with pride.
By now students in Years 10, 11 and 12 should have received an option booklet for 2019 via their student emails. We have an NCEA option evening next Wednesday, 29th August at 6 pm in the school hall. Whilst this is aimed primarily at students and their families in Y10 we also encourage students in Years 11 and 12 to attend. We give a brief presentation about NCEA and how it works. Following this our Heads of Department are available to answer any questions students and whanau may have about subjects for 2019. This is a great opportunity to come along and get some help in selecting subjects for next year. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there.
Mr Paul McDowall