Principal’s Address 1st November 20191st Nov 2019
Kia Ora Tatou
Despite this being a short week it has been a very busy time. Seniors now have their results from the practice exams and work sessions. They will have feedback on their efforts and should now be targeting the work necessary to improve their performance.
Last day for seniors
On Monday next week we will say farewell to the senior students who will be starting their study leave in preparation for external NCEA assessments. Whilst this may be a time for some ‘high jinx’, I have reminded all senior students that the school is a place of work and we want students to depart on a positive note.
Senior Prize giving
On Monday evening we will be celebrating the success of our senior students and for many this will be the last formal occasion of their high school career as they depart for employment or further study. I hope that parents will join the school when we celebrate the student’s achievement during the course of the year. We are very proud of the work that has been completed and we look forward to celebrating the students’ success.
Head students 2020
I am looking forward to announcing the head and deputy head students for 2020 at the senior prize giving. As I have stated in earlier newsletters, the calibre of applications has been very high. The interviews that were conducted this week did not make for an easy decision with all students interviewing extremely well. At South Otago High School we are fortunate to have such fantastic young men and women seeking these leadership opportunities.
Manu Pounamou Awards
All the best to Keely Hill and William Stewart as the attend the Manu Pounamu Awards tonight. South Otago High School is proud to have you in our community and the awards are a reflection of your hard work and determination. Congratulations to you and I know that your whanau will be very proud of you and your efforts.
I am looking forward to announcing our junior leaders in the next week who will take on some responsibilities after the senior student council depart. This is a great opportunity for our young people to step up to try leadership roles.
Ka kite ano
Mr Mike Wright