Principals Address – 28 February 201428th Feb 2014
Tena Koutou Katoa
It was great to see our students fully engaged in our annual Athletics Sports on Tuesday. We were blessed with a good day weather wise and the participation levels amongst students were second to none. Our House Group leaders did a stellar job on promoting house spirit throughout the day, with the house parades and chants a real highlight. Our Student Leaders provided a subsidised BBQ, which was popular amongst the athletes. We had two records broken – Josh Hill in the U15 Boys’ discus and Paige Davis in the U14 Girls’ 100m sprint. A big thanks to the many parents who popped in for a look and those that helped with events. At this stage, the provisional house winners are McDonald. Well done to all involved.
Athletics aside, we have had a very busy week. Today (Friday), a number of our students are off-site. Our Year 11s are on a career exploration day with the SIT in Invercargill and at Telford. The Year 12 Outdoor Education class are on a High Ropes Course in Invercargill and the Year 13 Gateway class are receiving Workplace Safety and First Aid Training. The Gateway class also held a successful Parent Evening during the week.
In last Monday’s assembly, we acknowledged both our House Group and Peer Support Leaders. Year 13 is a busy year for our students and we appreciate that many have given up their time to take a variety of leadership roles. Many will also be involved as Link students on the upcoming Year 10 Camp at Tautuku.
Camp week is always a busy time within a school. A significant amount of planning has been done and a full and varied programme is offered to all Year 10 students. We expect that all students will attend Camp and we know that they will come home with memories of positive experiences with their peers that they will treasure for life. If there are any concerns regarding Year 10 Camp, please contact Gareth Hore (Camp Convenor) at your earliest convenience.
Ka Kite Ano
Mr Greg Heller