Principal’s Address 23rd August 201923rd Aug 2019
Kia Ora Tatou
What a great week at school and I cannot start this newsletter without first acknowledging the cast and crew as well as the staff who put on the Back to the 80’s shows on Tuesday and Wednesday evening.
I attended the last night of the production and following the show met very briefly with the students to congratulate them on a job well done. On Thursday I followed this up with the students in an assembly. I asked how many students were involved with the show or came along on one of the two nights. I thanked them and said that the last night there had been over $1000 in ticket sales on the night!
The show was filled with fun, laughter, great singing and acting and students are to be commended for balancing after school work, sport and school work commitments. They have demonstrated the quality of perseverance to put on a high quality production which the audience have been entirely positive about.
The production would not have been possible without the great work of the teachers and support staff who have worked equally hard on the show. In particular I congratulate Mrs Jory for her hard work and determination. Without her efforts the show would not have happened.
Finally thank you to all of the community who supported the event. We are looking forward to the next senior production in two years time!
Bookings for conferences are filling up fast. The conferences are during the day on Wednesday 28th August 8:40am to 4pm and the evening of Thursday 29th August 4pm to 8pm. This is an opportunity for students and parents to meet with the mentor and discuss the progress students are making towards their goals.
To book a meeting go to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and use the code 5btgd.
This week some of the winter sports have finished. It has been great during the last few mornings for the staff to hear of the triumphs of some of our students in sports such as basketball, soccer and hockey to name a few. Once again all these opportunities rely upon teacher support as well as the commitment and perseverance of parents as well as the students. I was particularly pleased of the awards for supporters for the girls rugby team. I hope that they enjoy the prize. More details appear elsewhere in the newsletter.
Ka kite ano
Mr Mike Wright – Principal