From the Principal

Welcome to our final newsletter for Term 2.

It’s been a busy term and not without some challenges! Despite that, it is inspiring to see the levels of energy and commitment that our students and staff bring to everything they do.

Congratulations to all those who participated in the Big Sing, Pasifika Fono, Showquest, and Chinese Night. These were all successful and vibrant events.

Isabella Drummond and Amelia Moke competed in the Ngā Manu Kōrero Speech Competition, and both did exceptionally well, as you’ll read in Isabella’s story. What a great effort.

Emaraina Watts, Year 10, won Best Storytelling, and Maya Goren, also Year 10, won Outstanding Stage Presence at the Wearable Art, TOI Showquest competition. Another great effort.

This week has been ‘support staff week’, and it was a pleasure to show our gratitude to our dedicated team with a special morning tea and a message board of thanks for all their work.

We had an excellent turnout for the parent/teacher interviews. It made me feel very proud of our school and grateful to our community of parents to see the support our students have around them – both here at the school from the staff, and at home, from their whānau.

I want to thank all staff, students, and our wider community for a dynamic Term 2. I have enjoyed the role of Acting Principal. Sarah Hooper will take over for the first 5 weeks of Term 3 before Jane Stanley returns at the start of Week 6.

Have a safe and happy mid-year break.