Principal’s Address 28th September 201828th Sep 2018
Kia Ora Tatou
I would like to thank the staff and families for the conferences that happened this week. I received some very positive feedback on the conferences and how well tutors know their students. As a school we see the conference system as hugely important. It is the key to strengthening links between school and home. These on-going relationships are a great way for families to feel comfortable contacting the school with any questions they may have throughout the year and the conference day is the foundation of those relationships. If you missed out on the opportunity to meet with your childs tutor please do not hesitate to email them and set up an appointment next term.
What a fun day book day is. Seeing the creativity of students and staff alike is always a highlight. Trying to figure out who some people are dressed as is all part of the fun. Congratulations to those who organised the event and I think we can expect to see this event grow in popularity.
Next term we welcome back Mr Wright from his sabbatical and we all look forward to hearing of his adventures. Seniors only have three weeks of classes next term so they need to come back focussed and ready to succeed. Deans and Senior Leaders will be working hard to identify at risk students and working closely with them to ensure they pass NCEA and set themselves up for next year. I am also looking forward to junior exams, junior activity days and our inter-house cultural competition. As a school the upgrade of the music block begins next term and we will have a state of the art music/drama block which will cater for all of our needs in the years to come.
I would like to personally thank the staff, students and parents I have dealt with this term as acting Principal. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it has affirmed for me what a wonderful school and community this is. Please enjoy the break and I look forward to an exciting Term 4.
\Mr Paul McDowall