From the Principal

Kia ora Parents and Caregivers,

The much anticipated school holidays have arrived, and the break is certainly welcome after a tremendously full term for students and staff alike.

This week in assembly I’ve been reminding our students of all the great things we’ve achieved; wins at the Big Sing Regionals and National Dance Competition, ShowQuest and Isabella Drummond’s outstanding win at the Ngā Manu Kōrero Speech Competition along with national sporting success. These are just a few examples – not to mention the wonderful student-led events celebrating various language weeks, the 40-Hour Famine, Clothes Swap, Purple Power Week – and so much more.

Tonight, four of our students are competing at the National Case Competition, after winning the regional round – we wish them well.

There’s been a lot to celebrate, and it’s made for some great reading in this newsletter.

We’ll be hitting the ground running at the start of Term 3, with our Open Night on Tuesday 27 July – the same night our school production “Socially Distanced Shakespeare” begins its five-night run. If you haven’t secured your tickets, please see the article in this newsletter to make sure you don’t miss out. It’s a unique style of performance and our students will continue working hard to perfect their scenes over the holidays.

Term 3 is a big one so we’ve listed some of the key dates under “Important Things to Note” in this newsletter, including our Couse Selection Evening, Study Tips Evening and the much anticipated opening of our new Event Centre.

I hope you and your family have a lovely break, and your daughter is able to enjoy some downtime away from the routine of school. I’ll look forward to connecting again in Term 3.