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  • Principal’s Address 13th September 2019

    13th Sep 2019

    Dear Parents/Caregivers

    Kia Ora Tatou

    It has been good to be back in school this week after joining Mr Douglas on the international student marketing visit to Thailand and China. Whilst the two weeks away were extremely busy it has been most beneficial and we hope to develop new relationships with another school in China whilst maintaining our association with our current sister school.

    Measles

    Whilst away it was hard to miss the news from New Zealand and the spread of the measles infection to the South Island and in particular to Queenstown. This weekend we have a school trip to the Remarkables ski field where there have been a n umber confirmed cases. Sadly, in consultation with the Board of Trustees and working with advice from health professionals we have had to remove students who do not have evidence of vaccination from the trip.

    At last night’s Board meeting the Board have asked that a vaccination register be brought up to date. In the next week I anticipate that we will be communicating with parents/ care givers the organisation for this to be completed.

     Polyfest

    On Wednesday night a group of students travelled to Dunedin to participate in the Otago Polyfest. The event was live streamed and a recording is available at: https://livestream.com/accounts/15197514/events/8812215/videos/196118877?fbclid=IwAR22UuucmP2D0VzUXpk5emhwFG8VGIxzVT6HXU77WOG8Dd1kOUg-_-Sr1Cg

    The South Otago High School performance starts at about 2 hrs 8mins. It is well worth spending 15 minutes watching. I was disappointed not to be able to attend in person but was so impressed by the quality of performance and the growth in this group during the last two years. I would like to acknowledge Mr McDowall who has been the coordinator for the group, Timikuka their tutor and the support of Ms Hasanbegovic and Mr Bertanees all of whom have done a phenomenal job to support our students.

     Tournament Week

    It has been good to hear of the results from tournament week and the participation of students. Thank you to those parents and members of the community who took time out of their busy days to accompany students and support them during the last week and also in the preparation for the tournament.

     Finally

    Next week we have the school cultural and sports photographs. I was looking through the timetable for photographs and was impressed by the wide variety of activities that are offered to students. As I have reflected in the past, there are wonderful opportunities for students to be involved in sport or cultural activities. I would struggle to find a greater variety and the community should be proud to have such dedicated staff and supportive parents who make these opportunities available to all students.

    Ka kite ano

    Mr Mike Wright

    Principal