Principal's Weekly Review 4th September 2020

Principal's Weekly Review 4th September 2020

Kia ora,

This week saw a reduced Winter Tournament programme take place.  Usually eight to ten teams would travel to various venues around the South Island to compete in their various sports.  Due to various cancellations only three teams were able to compete: Snr Boys’ Football and Senior Girls’ Netball in Timaru, and Girls’ Hockey in Nelson.      These teams all competed with pride, were great ambassadors for our school, and should feel proud of what they achieved while they were away. I would like to thank all of the students and staff involved, and also acknowledge family and friends who were able to travel to support our teams. In particular I would like to congratulate the 1st XI Boys’ Football team who won their competition, being undefeated throughout the tournament.  Alongside the Winter Tournament our students competed in the South Island Climbing Championships, with one of our teams finishing a very credible 3rd (more detail in the Sport section). 

A number of Year 9 and 10 students took part in our school Cantamaths Competition on Tuesday, from this our teams will be selected to compete in the Canterbury competition.  The week culminated in the finals of the school’s Lip Sync competition with the students from the Year 13 production class taking out the title.

Senior students have been working on finalising their course selection of subjects for 2021.   This is an important process as it enables us to plan for the number of classes we need to run and staff in each subject area for next year.  Although students can still change their choice of subject right up to the start of next year, we want to get as accurate a starting point as possible.

Friday’s announcement from the Prime Minister has confirmed Alert Level 2 through to at least September 14.  As we close out the term we will keep you updated as quickly as possible to any changes to our calendar, and in particular events that involve members of the public coming onto our site which would be above the 100 maximum.

Thank you for your continued ongoing understanding and support.

Ngā mihi nui 

 Jeff Smith



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