Principal's Weekly Review 21 May 2021

Principal's Weekly Review 21 May 2021

Kia ora,

On Wednesday evening we held our first Pasifika Fono night for the year.  The evening consisted of a performance by our Aiga form class, and the guest speakers were Mikaele Alaalatoa and Sevu Reece (Crusaders, Mana Moana, All Blacks). The evening was well attended. It is always worthwhile whenever we connect with our community in such a positive, celebratory way, and we look forward to hosting more events.   

The rain on Tuesday meant the scheduled school cross-country was postponed until Thursday. Students took part in either a competitive race, fun run, or wellbeing walk.    

On Friday the school participated in the national ’Speak up, and stand together to stop bullying’ awareness day.  Our school and society must be a place where all people feel safe, valued, and respected. We held a non-uniform day to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation, and lunchtime activities included Jump Jam and a sausage sizzle.  It was great to see so many students and staff wearing pink to show their support.  $1,865 was raised from the non-uniform day.

Next Tuesday evening is our annual Open Night, where we welcome prospective parents and students to view our wonderful facilities, and see the school ‘in action’.  We look forward to hosting all prospective families, and thank the hundreds of students who will be helping as guides and subject helpers.  A reminder that the school will finish at 1.45pm on Tuesday 25th May to allow staff and students to prepare for Open Night. 

As a lead up to Open Night, this week we completed our visits to our contributing schools, and on Thursday the Music Department’s annual tour of Intermediate schools took place.  The Jazz Combo, Jazz Band, Flute Ensemble, Year 13 Dance Group, the Rock Band ‘Red Weekend’, Concert Band, and Grease Choir performed to three local schools.  These visits provide an opportunity to showcase both the talented music students, and promote the school to our community.

Ngā mihi nui

Jo Hunnikin

Associate Principal

 

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