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8th December 2023
Ngā mihi o te Kirimete me te Tau Hou
Season’s Greetings for Christmas and the New Year
This is the last newsletter for 2023. I will touch on recent successes and the Prizegivings but will also highlight priorities for next year with the 2024 Annual Goals.
Our students continue to achieve highly at national and regional level. Recent highlights include Tessa McLaren, Isabella Farnell, Han Wang and Amelia Dunbar (Year 13) being placed second out of 185 teams from 61 schools competing in the NZ Engineering Science Problem-solving competition; the RAD Young Enterprise group being awarded ‘Junior Entrepreneur’ at the Indian Business Awards and our Junior Water Polo team runners up at the North Island championships.
Senior Prizegiving took place last week. It was a great occasion celebrating student achievement while appreciating the musical performances. Congratulations to all award winners. Over $550,000 worth of scholarships were awarded to Glendowie College students to support them in their tertiary studies. This is an incredible amount and a reflection of the work ethic of our students.
The Junior Prizegiving took place on Thursday. Again, the diligence shown by students must be commended. Many other students, whilst not receiving certificates, have shown the same application to wanting to learn. Photos of major award winners from both prizegivings have been included in this newsletter.
With inflation not being matched by Ministry funding and that only providing for the bare necessities, fundraising and donations are necessary for any improvements to occur. Your school donation remains crucial to help meet the school needs. If you have yet to make a 2023 donation it would be greatly appreciated.
2024 Annual Plan
The 2024 Annual Plan is developed from the 2023 – 2025 Strategic Plan and was approved by the college Board earlier this week. The priorities are:
Annual Goal One: Coherent Curriculum
The expectations for this goal:
Annual Goal Two: A Positive School Community
Annual Goal Three: Student Success
Have an enjoyable summer break. Keep safe and I look forward to seeing your children next year.
Noho oro mai
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