Kia ora Parents and Caregivers,

The end of term is stampeding towards us with less than a week left! Our senior students are finishing their NCEA exams, and our Year 9 and 10 students are looking forward to a lot of fun next week with Y9 ‘Big Days In’ and Y10 ‘Stage Spectacular’ both taking place.

The 2023 Yearbook is here. I always love reviewing the year’s highlights and our students’ incredible achievements. Students can pick up their copy from the Payments office, which is open 8.15 – 3 p.m. daily until Thursday 7 December.

As a school, we have a deep belief in the importance of service to the community. Our students are compassionate, respectful people who care deeply about other people and the environment. They are committed to doing what they can to be of service where they can, and I am so proud of their efforts. This year, our House charity fundraising has been exceptional. Our Houses collectively raised a great deal of money for their chosen charities (The Heart Foundation, Frankie to the Rescue, Pillars, Respect, and Mobility Dogs). In addition, the Houses raised money for these causes – NZ Red Cross/Cyclone Appeal, Rising Swans/Star Jam, Pink Shirt Day and Daffodil Day.

Altogether, the students brought in a net amount of $19200.00! What a wonderful achievement and demonstration of compassion.

We look forward to our Junior Prize-giving at the Events Centre on Thursday, 7 December. A video of the prize-giving ceremony will be posted on our social media channels (Facebook and Instagram) afterwards, so keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Thursday, 7 December is the last day of school for Year 9 and 10s. They do not need to bring their bags. Students will be released after the Junior prize-giving at around 11.30 a.m. Reports will be issued at 12pm and available via the Parent Portal.

I wish you a very happy end to the year and a safe and happy holiday period. Here’s hoping it’s going to be a glorious summer.

Kindest regards

Jane Stanley