Principal’s Address 30th June 201730th Jun 2017
Kia Ora Tatou
With the last week of term ahead of us, I am sure that we are all looking forward to next Friday and a well earned break.
Pathways to Jobs
As mentioned in previous newsletters we have an opportunity to meet the employers on Tuesday night. Over 20 different employers have been invited and some have actual vacancies which they will be looking to have filled from our community. Please do make the most of the chance to come along and hear some of them speak and to have a discussion with some of the employers about the opportunities available.
Drug detector dog visit
In previous editions of the newsletter I have indicated that we would be having a visit from the drug detector dog on the school grounds. As stated previously this is to provide a safe environment for all members of our school community.
The visit took place yesterday morning. I am pleased to report that no drugs were found. I do anticipate that we will continue with this vigilance and may invite the detector dogs in again this year.
On Tuesday evening we held our annual Open Night which was very well attended. Feedback from parents noted a positive change to the school of which we are most proud. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who visited and the staff, students and PTA who worked to make the night such a success.
Cell phones in school
Last week I informed students and noted in the newsletter that we are working to ensure suitable use of cell phones. I had the need to speak to one student who, during class time was conducting a telephone call with a parent. Can I please repeat, if you need to speak to your son/daughter call them at interval, 11:00am – 11:25am or lunch, 1:25pm -2:10pm. Please do not disturb the learning that is going on in class. If it is urgent, please call the school office, 03 418 0517, and we will ensure the message is delivered promptly.
Teacher only day
As mentioned previously, next term we will be having a teacher only day on Friday 28 July. The school will be closed for instruction for the day. Senior students who attend tertiary programmes or work experience on this day will still be expected to attend, as usual, their off-site programmes.
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