From the Principal

Kia ora Parents and Caregivers,

We’ve come to the end of another week although I’m sure, like me, you find the days blend more than usual, and separating out work from home life can be challenging.

I’ve been encouraging staff and students to ring-fence weekends as much as possible, closing laptops and focusing on things they enjoy and energise them. We can all relate to Lockdown Fatigue on some level, which is why our school places mental wellbeing as our top priority. Good self-care produces motivation and energy, which in turn produces better academic outcomes.

You’ll have noticed the new name for our school newsletter, launched today. It’s the result of a Prefect project to find a moniker that better reflected our school community. You’ll find more details in this newsletter about how Te Reo o Te Roto was developed, and I think it’s a great step forward.

A reminder that if you need to check back on any emails we have sent to our parents and students over lockdown, you can find a link on the homepage of our website under “Notices” Or click HERE.

On that page you will also find a document outlining information about changes to NCEA, NZ Scholarship and University Entrance brought about by the Covid-19 Lockdown. These changes affect our Y11-13 students, so please have a read and contact your daughter’s Deans if you have any questions. The information was also placed in the Google Classrooms for our senior students this week.

Despite lockdown, we still have some great reading in this edition of Te Reo o Te Roto, including some sporting successes just before we hit Level 4, and some great ways students have been keeping each other engaged and motivated.

I hope you have lovely plans Father’s Day on Sunday, with a special meal at least! In this newsletter, our top seven Prefects share about their Dads, and the things they love and admire about them.


Kindest regards

Jane Stanley