Principal's Weekly Review 11 September 2020

Principal's Weekly Review 11 September 2020

Kia ora,

This week has been very much a ‘business as usual’, in class learning, without too many disruptions.

Next week is Senior Assessment Week.  This forms part of their preparation for senior students’ external exams next term, and contributes to any derived grade evidence that may be required, and I wish the students well.  

Many senior students will still have internal assessment requirements to be met by the end of term, and/or early next term.  At this time of the year ‘time’ becomes a precious commodity. It is important that students maximize the opportunity that internal assessments provide by ensuring they are clear about completion dates and actively engage with their teachers for help and support as required.

It is with great pleasure to inform you that we have appointed an HOD Māori, Te Haere Stirling, who will be joining us at the start of Term 4.  Having previously worked at Papanui High School, Te Haere has been working for the last two years at Te Pā o Rākaihautū, and we look forward to his return, and for him to bring his knowledge and experience back to our co-educational setting.

As we progress through the year we celebrate our cultural diversity, which is often acknowledging a language of another country, and this week we have celebrated Uike Kātoanga'i 'o e Lea Faka-Tonga (Tonga Language Week). 

Last Friday’s announcement from the Prime Minister advised that we would be at Alert Level 2 through to at least September 14, we are hopeful that there is a move to Level 1 next week.

Thank you for your continued ongoing understanding and support.

Ngā mihi nui 


 Jeff Smith



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