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Principal's Welcome 

 

Thursday 15th December 2016

 

Kia Ora
Principal

Have a relaxing summer break!

Last week we enjoyed a wonderful Leavers' Dinner to farewell the 'Class of 2016', and tomorrow we say farewell to our years 9 and 10 students at the Junior Prizegiving.

Thank you to all of the staff who have been involved in both events, and also the other school activities such as this week's Wider Living days.

2016 has been a year of reflection and change as we reviewed three key aspects of the college – our junior curriculum, pastoral support, and our Campus Vision (building and property plan).  I have provided feedback on these below.

Around these reviews, life at Glendowie College has been busy and fun as our students participate and excel in a wide range of academic and co-curricular activities.

Some highlights of 2016 include:

  • 35 NZ Scholarships – our highest ever result
  • NCEA results at Decile 10 levels at all three levels
  • our annual Summerfest, a wonderful celebration of the Arts
  • our first Dance tour to USA
  • three medals (gold, silver and bronze) at the KBB festival
  • the successful 'Blood Brothers' school production
  • two gold awards at the 'Rhapsody in Rotorua' competition
  • winning the Head of the Harbour rowing regatta and coming 3rd at the North Island regatta
  • winning our first Auckland Rugby championship
  • 14 netball teams, 11 football teams, 5 hockey teams, 4 underwater hockey teams, and more
  • history tour to Vietnam

Glendowie College is a top New Zealand school – in terms of the opportunities available to students and in the level of success that our students enjoy.

I want to thank our teaching and support staff for their dedication and hard work.  Their commitment and professionalism enables our students to achieve so much and makes Glendowie College such a wonderful school.

Secondly I thank you – our parents. The Glendowie College community is a highly involved and supportive one. This makes a vital difference to our students' success. I enjoy meeting you at school functions, sports events and various performances, and I look forward to doing so again in 2017 and discussing your feedback and opinions on your child's education and the college.

Thirdly I wish to thank the Board of Trustees.  The college is fortunate to have such a capable and committed group of people to govern the college and lend their expertise to our strategic direction.  It can be a demanding job at times.  I appreciate their support of me as Principal, and service to our college and students.

Richard Dykes
Principal

 

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