Welcome to Term 3.
I hope that the holiday period provided an opportunity to enjoy some down time with family and friends.
Tonight (24th July), approximately 480 of our senior students will be enjoying our senior formal at the Air Force Museum at Wigram. The formal had been previously scheduled for last term. I would like to thank Mr Paul Anderson, and Mr Joe Holland our Year 13 and 12 Deans respectively, as well as the student led Formal Organising Committee for all of the effort and time they have put into organising this event.
Next Thursday the school will be holding our annual Academic Counselling Conference Day for senior students. The Conference Day is designed to actively assist in raising student achievement. When students are actively aware of their own achievement and academic goals, they have greater ownership and responsibility for their success. Please prioritise this as a ‘must attend’ meeting, and we look forward to sharing the day with you.
Plans are already well underway for 2021, as we are receiving Year 9 enrolments up to the end of next week. Further to this, senior students will be making course choices for 2021 over the coming weeks. The Senior Course booklet will soon be available on-line. It is very important that students look at this information, and engage in discussion about this with parents/caregivers, their form teacher, and subject teachers, to ensure they make informed decisions about subject choices for next year. The Careers Department is also a very valuable source of information and support for this process.
Some special features throughout the term to look forward to include: the school production ‘Earthquakes in London’, Jazz Quest, Infinite Dance show, Tournament Week, the evening for next year’s Year 9’s, and the Soiree.
Ngā mihi nui