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News from the Desk of the Principal

8 December 2017
Kia Ora Tatou
The school year has now come to an end. NCEA examinations presented few challenges logistically despite transport stoppages and now the students await their final results in mid-January.

After the seniors left the junior students participated in a comprehensive programme which included their own examinations, and three day discovery. This year, the examinations included the Year 9 and Year 10 examinations being successfully done on-line. This will be good practice for the students as all NCEA examinations will be on-line by 2020.

Three Day Discovery

The three day discovery provided some excellent opportunities to try out a whole range of different activities. Some students headed up to Rotorua and were tourists for three days, some got involved in robotics, others made a variety of soaps, interesting international food was cooked and there was an extremely large participation in geocache. Overall it was an excellent experience for the students.

Junior Prizegiving

We also celebrated our students' success at the Junior Prizegiving.

This year the top awards went to:

Top Academic Achiever Year 9. Laura Stone

Year 9 Runner Up: Kimberly Zhou

Top Academic Achiever Year 10: Brandon Ru

Year 10 Runners Up: Victoria Bain and Ria Hermans

Young Ambassadors 2018

The College was excited to hear of Shani McMullin's success. Shani, who is our student representative on the Board of Trustees has been selected to participate in the Young Ambassadors 2018 ‘Following Family Footsteps' trip to France in July!

The trip commemorates World War I and French-New Zealand friendship. Shani will also be involved in a range of activities to commemorate ANZAC Day.

Start of Year Programme 2018

Our start dates for next year can be found here.

2017: A Retrospective

Reminisce on the year that was by browsing through term by term highlights including video, photos and write ups, all in one handy location.

2017: A Retrospective

I hope that you all have good break, we look forward to welcoming our new Year 9s, and we will see the rest of you in the New Year.

Nga Mihi Nui

Grant Jones

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