Principal’s Address 22nd November 201922nd Nov 2019
Kia Ora Tatou
The senior exams are nearly finished for another year and next week we look forward to a final farewell to our Y13 students with the graduation dinner. This week has also seen the start of the junior end of year exams and assessments.
Whilst it has been reasonably quiet and settled about the school some staff are reporting that some students behaviour is not as we would expect. Could I please ask that parents reinforce the message that we have been giving that students should maintain the same high standards that they have demonstrated throughout the year for the final few weeks.
As some parents who are former students of South Otago High School may be aware, Don Waugh passed away earlier this week. Mr Waugh was Rector of South Otago High School from 1976 until 1992. He is fondly remembered by some of our longer serving staff members. Despite having retired from the Education Profession he continued to take a strong interest in South Otago High School and the student success.
On behalf of the staff and students both past and present we extend our sympathies to Jackie, Nikki and Robyn. The funeral for Don Waugh will be at 1.30pm on Monday 25 November at the Town and Country Club in Balclutha.
Prince and Princesses
Next week the Junior Council students are organising a Prince and Princesses mufti day to support Mr Palmer’s daughter Esme. Students are expected to bring a gold coin donation and are encouraged to dress in the theme of the day! I am sure that photo’s from the event will bring a smile to both Esme and her parents.
Activities days are nearly upon us and I do realise that we are heading into an expensive time of year for families. I would like to remind families that are struggling to pay for activities to contact me to discuss how we can work together to provide opportunities to students that we know are invaluable.
Ka kite ano
Mr Mike Wright