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News from the Desk of the Principal

14 June 2017

Kia Ora Tatou

It has been a full on last couple of weeks with students participating in a wide variety of activities. The much mentioned Rock of Ages played in front of full houses for each of its performances. We have received many complimentary thank you e-mails and the students are very proud of the final product that they brought to the stage. students could once again have such a fabulous experience. Staff involved were: Jerome Cargill as the Director, David Pegram as the Producer, Anthony Lander as the Music Director and many more. I would like to publically thank all of those staff involved so that our students could once again have such a fabulous experience.

Quickly after the school production we held our school ball at Te Papa. While school balls are quick to draw media attention for all the wrong reasons, I am very pleased that once again our ball was a fabulous night out. The students looked stunning, with every one having a lot of fun.
The venue enhanced the evening and the numerous staff that attended had a great night out. I would like to extend my thanks to Deb Mills, Kirsty Hall and the ball committee for putting such a great evening together.

Recently a group of our Year 10 students visited Wellington hospital to get an appreciation of all the services that it offers. The students spent time cultivating bacteria, learning how to read x-rays, studying different parts of the body, and learning about different care strategies that can be used to help those who are ill. It was a wonderful opportunity for the students especially if they are considering pursuing a career in the field of health.

On Thursday 15 June we are holding our ‘School in Action' morning and this will be followed on by an Open Evening. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone considering sending their son or daughter to the college to get a better sense of what it has on offer.

The School in Action starts at 9.15 am with families being met in the hall by student guides. The Open Evening will begin at 6.00 pm in the Hall followed by a tour of the school.

The enrolment timeline is as follows:

  • All interviews for in-zone enrolments are to be completed by 30 June 2017. Please ring to make an appointment time. Dates for interviews are:
  • Monday 19 June: 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
  • Tuesday 20 June: 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
  • Wednesday 21 June: 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
  • Thursday 22 June: 8.30 am – 3.30 pm
  • Friday 23 June: 8.30 am – 3.30 pm

Year 9 Out of Zone Enrolments

Written completed applications to be received by 4 August 2017
Ballot held on 11 August 2017
Parents notified on 16 August 2017

Please also be aware that Parent/Teachers evenings are coming up on Thursday 22 June and Monday 26 June from 4.00-6.25 pm. Bookings can be made electronically and this information has already been advised to you.

Nga Mihi Nui

Grant Jones

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