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  • Principal’s Address 29th September 2017

    29th Sep 2017

    Dear Parents/Caregivers

    Kia Ora Tatou

    The end of term has arrived and it is now a time for students and staff to take a well earned break. A lot has happened during the term and I know that there are a lot of tired students.

    Whilst it is ta wo week opportunity to rest and rejuvenate for our senior students it is also a time to do some study, catch up on missed or late assignments and make sure that they are ready for the end of year exams which start on Thursday 9 November

    Trust Power Community Awards

    This week Jessica Craik from Year 13 received her Trust Power Community Award at the Rosebank Lodge. As part of the presentation Jess receives $500 personally and a further $250 to give to a charity of her choice. The Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club will be the recipient of this money. Congratulations to Jessica for her award to recognise her contribution working with our community.

    RYDA Driver Training

    On Tuesday, Year 12 students participated in the RYDA driver training programme. This was fully funded by the Board and is seen as an important part of student education regardless of the stage that they may be at in gaining a licence or being a passenger with a young driver in the future.

    Feedback from students reinforces the value of this programme and we will be participating again in the future.

    Community consultation

    Early next term, in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, we will be commencing the community consultation process with a series of meetings for parents of students around the region. Further details will be published in the newsletter in the new term. I look forward to meeting parents and receiving your feedback on the school.

    Cultural competition

    This was an excellent event and the feedback from staff and students has been wonderful. This year, the students directed their own practices. The level of competition was extremely high and judging for myself, Ms Brown and Mr Schaarf was extremely challenging. Congratulations to all students who participated. The students who lead their houses in both Waiata and Haka deserve special recognition as, without exception, they performed to a very high standard.

    The results for the competition were:

    Waiata

    • Blaikie
    • Sutherland
    • McDonald
    • Somerville

     

    Haka

    • McDonald
    • Blaikie
    • Sutherland
    • Somerville

     

    Overall placing’s were:

    • Blaikie
    • McDonald
    • Sutherland
    • Somerville

    Interhouse Sports

    Following the Cultural competition we had our annual inter house sports. It was so good to see students participating in a wide variety of events. The weather was excellent and the enthusiasm for all sports great to see. This has been a great way to finish the term.

    Finally

    I wish all students a safe and happy holiday and I look forward to seeing you all return refreshed and ready for the final term of 2017 on Monday 16 October.

    Ka kite ano

    Mike Wright 

    Principal