Principal's Weekly Review  

16 March 2018  


This week was International Week with activities including lunchtime International Group performances, flag displays, and national costumes. Tuesday saw our Adult ESOL students’ international food fair. I would like to thank them for their ongoing commitment to this event. Staff and students alike were treated to a fabulous selection of food, from a variety of countries. By the lengths of the queues, everyone thoroughly appreciated having the opportunity to have something slightly different for lunch.   The school is also currently hosting students from Mihara and Momoyam High Schools in Japan, all adding to the cultural flavour.

The week finished with a fundraising Mufti Day on Friday combined with a lunchtime bake sale and sausage sizzle.  Money raised from the mufti day will go towards supporting the people of Tonga following Cyclone Gita.  This is a great opportunity to think of others, and contribute to their welfare and wellbeing.  

On Thursday night we held our Fiafia night, which also included a range of cultural groups performing to support International Week.   This was the final dress rehearsal for our Pasifika group before they perform at the Polyfest competition on Saturday from 9.30am until 5.00pm in the Dallington Redzone on the corner of New Brighton Road and Locksley Avenue.  Our students will be performing at approximately 1.40pm.  

The annual Band Camp will take place in Hanmer Springs over the weekend, which serves as an opportunity to prepare for the many performances and competitions they will participate in throughout the year.  The Canterbury Athletics Championships also carry on over the weekend, with a number of our students in the finals.   We wish them all the best for the competitions ahead.  

Next Monday night the 19th of March, the PTA will be holding their Annual General Meeting, which includes the election of the committee. The AGM will be held at 7.00pm, followed by their regular meeting at 7.30pm.  All parents are welcome to come along, ask questions, and stay for a coffee.  

Jeff Smith Principal