Principal's Weekly Review- 29 March 2018

Last Monday form teachers had Academic Counselling interviews focussed on students’ academic progress to date in 2018 by reviewing: their academic progress in their subjects and assessments, their academic goals for 2018, their career aspirations and intentions, and, how they are managing themselves in terms of workload and other commitments.  This process is part of the ongoing support for students, and builds into the Conference Day in Term 2 where there will be an opportunity to further discuss student progress with the support of family/whanau.


Parents and caregivers will be receiving information shortly about the Conference Day.


Building on the success of the Band Camp, the school’s Concert Band took the opportunity to perform Courtyard Concert last Wednesday evening.  They have been practising incredibly hard, and this evening was an opportunity to showcase just how talented these students are.  Thank you to our community who were able to attend the showcase, and we look forward to many further opportunities to hear an array of musical performances throughout the year.


To cap off Careers Week, a helicopter from the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF109) landed on the school fields.  A number of senior students had the opportunity to speak with RNZAF personnel about potential career pathways, and during lunchtime students who were interested in seeing the helicopter close up and speaking to the crew were able to do so.  The helicopter left to continue to Wanaka for the Warbirds show over the Easter weekend.


I wish you all a restful and enjoyable Easter break with your family and friends.



Jeff Smith