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Principal's Welcome 

14th May 2021 (Friday)

Kia Ora Tātou

Welcome back to term 2. The priority for the next two terms, particularly for senior students, is working consistently towards their academic goals. Students will have started to receive assessment results and will be able to determine whether they are on track to meet success. Complicating the picture are the other things going on in students’ lives that have to be managed. The major one looming in a week’s time for Year 12 and 13 students is the School Ball. After the disappointment of the cancellation last year, it will be great for the event to occur. Students have been given clear expectations, so that the Ball is the focus of the evening and that an enjoyable time is had by all involved.

At the start of the term, we were joined by Mr Andre Worsnop who is the new Deputy Principal replacing Mr Chand. Andre was formerly Head of Arts Faculty at Diocesan School for Girls. In his first few weeks, Andre’s contribution has certainly been noticed and appreciated by the Senior Leadership Team.

Those students and staff involved in ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ were at school rehearsing in the second week of the holidays. This is a huge commitment by those involved. Clare Jennings (Arts Faculty Leader) is impressed with the progress made and the way the students have gelled.

Winter sport has started. Thank you to the many volunteers who support our students by coaching and managing the teams. Your contribution makes a big difference to our school and students. The Premier Netball team did very well in their grading games last weekend and will be playing in the Premier 2 grade. Good luck to all students playing this season, I hope the season is an enjoyable one.

Over the holidays, students were involved in both the St Heliers and St Andrews Retirement Village Anzac Service. I received positive feedback on the quality of their presentations, the way they marked the occasion and represented the college.

Two 2020 Year 13 students, Irene Xue and May Gan, will be attending the New Zealand Scholarship Top Scholars Award Ceremony in Wellington on Wednesday 19 May 2021. Irene will be receiving a Premier Award (Top 12 in New Zealand) while May is the Top Biology Scholar. The college will be represented by Dr T Nafissi who taught both girls Scholarship Biology last year. The college is very proud of Irene and May as well as all other Scholarship recipients.

Later in this newsletter, there is information from the Ministry of Education about a review of school zones which is occurring across Greater Auckland. Locally, the Tamaki Regeneration Plan will have a huge impact on schooling needs in the future. Currently, the Ministry is in the early stages of consultation with schools. The college will keep you informed of any new developments.

 

Ngā mihi nui 

Gordon Robertson

Principal

 

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