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Principal's Welcome 

Friday, 7th July 2017


Kia ora,

Term 2 has been busy and fun.  Events such as the Senior Ball, Seussical the Musical, cross country, and winter sports all took place and were hugely successful. Around these events, students have had tests, (senior) exams and internal assessments.

I continue to be impressed, and proud, of how well our students succeed in all activities – academic and co-currricular.  Thank you to the parents, volunteers, student leaders and staff who made all of the co-curricular opportunities possible for our students this term.

Enjoying the Holidays

I hope that all students will take some time over the holidays to have a break from their studies. It is important to rest and recharge, both physically and mentally.

Many senior students will go into the holidays with internal assessments to work on over the two weeks. These are worth credits towards NCEA and will require time and attention. However, please also make sure that your child programmes include some ‘down time’ when they read a book, watch a movie, catch up with friends, etc.  Time when they do not think about school!

The holidays are also a good time to talk with your child about how school is going, especially with school reports published today via the Parents’ Portal. For example, year 9 students have now been at the college for six months. How are they going?  Have they tried new sports or arts? Have they settled into their classes and made friends? What is their favourite subject?

Concert Band

I wish safe travel to Mrs Myhre and the 49 students in the Glendowie College Concert Band travelling to Sydney, Australia this weekend. The group are there for eight days to perform at the Australian International Music Festival, with performances at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and elsewhere. We wish the teachers and students well in their performances.

To all students and families, I hope that you enjoy a relaxing time over the holiday period.


Richard Dykes



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