Principal's Weekly Review 8 March 2019

We have just completed Week 6, which is just over half way through the first term, and staff and students will be well and truly settled in to the routine of teaching and learning.

 

Following on from our successful 2018 NCEA results, we had the opportunity on Monday, to celebrate those students who received Merit, and Excellence Endorsements.  We are very proud of our students’ achievements, and I would like to acknowledge all students who worked to the best of their ability, regardless of the level of achievement they received. I would also like to thank former pupil Andre Knops who was our guest speaker, and parents/caregivers/whānau members who were able to attend, and share in our acknowledgement of the academic success.  

On Tuesday evening, six of our students attended the sPACIFICally PACIFIC Supreme Academic Awards.  These awards bring together the education community and Pasifika community to inspire and celebrate Pasifika identity, language, culture, and achievement.  This celebration aims to strengthen the partnership that students, families, communities have with teachers, principals, and local and central government.  Congratulations to our two Supreme Award winners Doreen Prasad (joint winner), and Nikhil Prakash who were named top male and female students in Canterbury out of the twenty two schools that attended.  Our understanding is that this is the first time in the eighteen years that these awards have been held, that one school had the highest achiever in both categories.

 

Next week is International Week with activities including lunchtime International Group performances, the popular Food Fair, and finishing on Friday with a fundraising mufti day.

 Jeff Smith

Principal