Principal's weekly review- 11 May

I would like to sincerely thank our parents, whānau, and caregivers for supporting the Academic Conference Day held last Thursday.  With upwards of approximately 90% attendance the day was an outstanding success.  Having an opportunity to discuss students’ academic progress, and identifying the steps that can be taken to support and improve their achievement is critical to their ongoing success.

 

As a school we are hugely appreciative of your commitment to the shared responsibility of supporting our students to achieve to the best of their ability.

The Music Department’s annual tour of Intermediate schools was held on Wednesday.  The Jazz Band, Flute Ensemble, Year 13 Rock Band, and soloist Kayla Gay and the Concert Band performed at three local schools.   These visits provide an opportunity to showcase both the talented music students,  and promote the school to our community.

On Friday our Year 12 students attended the Careers Expo at Horncastle Arena.  This is part of broadening our students’ understanding of life beyond school. The day provided a wonderful opportunity to support students’ thinking and planning in relation to their future, complementing the timing of the Academic Conference day.

 

I have started the process of visiting our contributing schools this past week by going to see the Year 8 students at Breens Intermediate.  Accompanying me are student leader representatives from both Year 9 and Year 13, who have been past students of the school.  Next week we will visit Casebrook, Belfast, and Heaton as part of our preparation for our Open Night on Tuesday 22nd May. The feedback is extremely positive, and the students are wonderful ambassadors for our school.