Kia ora Parents and Caregivers,

Firstly I want to thank everyone who voted in our recent Board of Trustees elections. We had 15 exceptional candidates, and we are grateful to each of you for putting yourselves forward in support of our school. It’s great to know we have such an engaged community of parents.

Congratulations to the five successful candidates who join, Student Representative Kate Liu, newly appointed Teacher Representative Anna Cooper, and myself on the Board. The new Board will be inducted on Tuesday 20 September and comprises: Joy Bradfield (re-elected), Kim Tay (re-elected), Russell Clements (re-elected), Victoria Mahan (newly elected) and Sunny Patel (newly elected).

It’s an exciting time as we look forward to planning for 2023 and beyond, and I know the skills and expertise Victoria, Sunny and Anna bring, will be a huge asset to the team.

I also want to acknowledge and thank the outgoing Board members for their tremendous work and support over the past few years: Carolyn Ranson, Challen Wilson, Andy Hofmeyr and Carol Wright.

Elections to find a Student Representative for 2023 are currently underway. Your daughter has received her voting form by email, and I hope she will take this opportunity to have her say. The candidate bios are in this newsletter.

Our seniors are now half way through their exams and although it can be a stressful time, it’s an important ‘practice run’ for NCEA coming up in November. With the disruptions of the past two years, there’s tremendous value in students experiencing the exam environment, and understanding where their strengths are in their subjects, and where they may need extra revision.

Our juniors will have their own exams in Term 4 and, again, I know this will be an important gauge in assessing their academic progress this year.

Even with exams, there is still a flurry of activity at school as we plan our end-of-school celebrations and prize-givings. We are looking forward to hosting our inaugural Father Daughter Breakfast on 28 September, with guest speaker Andrea Nelson – CEO of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.

We are also looking forward to our inaugural Pasifika Showcase on the evening of the same day. It promises to be a fantastic night of celebration. You can find ticketing information under “Important Things to Note” in this newsletter.

Have a lovely weekend

 

Kindest regards
Jane Stanley

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