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Principal's Welcome 

Friday, 22nd June 2018

Kia ora tātou

With just two weeks to go until the end of term, our senior students are now in the thick of learning and internal assessments. Many are feeling under pressure.

The next fortnight is a good opportunity for you to check in with your child(ren) about what assessments they have coming up, do they have realistic timelines for getting everything done, and do they know what exactly is required to achieve and gain a merit or excellence? If not, they have two weeks to talk to their teachers before they go away on holiday.

The Deans and Assistant Deans have been meeting with various students (and parents) along these lines, and I thank them for their work. Remember that you can follow your child’s academic progress online via the Parents Portal. Contact your child’s Dean or Assistant Dean if you cannot get on or if you have any questions about your child(ren)’s progress or wellbeing.

2019 Course Selection and Enrolments

The school is now preparing for 2019. Mr Robertson, four students and I have visited our contributing schools this week to talk to current year 8 students about enrolling for next year.

Please note that we will take some out-of-zone students in 2019. The recent New Zealand Herald article incorrectly reported that we had closed out-of-zone enrolments. We are taking less, but will still accept a small number to balance our year 9 roll and to keep siblings together if possible.

Year 10-12 students are doing course selections over the next two weeks. We must do this now to ensure we have the correct staffing for 2019, and to start preparing our timetable. Please contact our Careers staff, Mr James and Mrs Caiger, if you want help with this process.

Winter Sports

It is great to see so many students playing winter sports, and parents supporting them on the side-line.

Please be aware that many of our sports rely on volunteers to coach, manage or referee the teams/games. If you are able and willing to help in any way, please contact our sports staff.

I would also appreciate your support to ensure that our players and spectators respect the volunteers, especially referees. Volunteers often have no formal training, but their commitment means that the matches can occur, and I greatly appreciate this.

It is essential that players and spectators respect the referees and their on-field decisions at all times, regardless of the way the whistle goes. If you do have concerns about how a match is refereed, in the first instance please contact our sports staff to follow up.

Ngā mihi nui, 

Richard Dykes

Principal

 

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