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Principal’s Panui- 18 November 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku Mistakes are inevitable but we should never let them define us. We grow and learn from these moments and learn what is important to us and what we will be kaitiaki or guardians of. What we aim for is to grow young people who know their responsibilities and are active in pursuing what is right, what is fair and what enhances the community that we are part of. Everybody will be at different points on that journey, but we can all learn to be brave and own, accept and take responsibility for where…

Sports Awards

As the students and their supporting family and friends made their way through the front doors of the School Hall, they were presented with a wonderfully transformed setting - "Oscars” like with a Golden theme and amazing life-size action posters adorning the walls. Friday 28th October was our School Sports Awards evening where almost 300 people gathered to recognize sporting achievements of 2022. Our “off-the-bench" MC, Dion, was able to successfully navigate everyone through the various categories of award winners throughout the night. Our guest speaker Casey Frank – Former Tall Blacks and current Sky Sport Basketball commentator, gave us…

Visit to German Restaurant

In order to celebrate the end of the school year, the Senior German Class went out to the German restaurant Mittendrin last Friday night. Together with German language students from Glendowie College and Lynfield College and their teachers our students had a fun night, trying out the German cuisine and putting their German skills to the test by ordering food in German.    

Principal’s Panui – 11 November 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku Grasp the Nettle The berries were ripe and juicy and the children couldn’t resist picking them. But they did not see the nettles among the berry bushes and soon one of them was stung and a painful red rash appeared. The children ran home to their mother who dried their tears and soothed the rash. The children cried, “We hardly touched the nettle but it stung us." Their mother replied, "The nettle stung you because you touched it so lightly. If you had held it firmly, it wouldn’t have hurt you. You can't…


13 Mechatronics – The Road to EVolocity Regional Success

The mechatronics programmes were developed to provide a project based, practical subject that uses an Engineering context to inspire and challenge our up and coming engineers. The 2022 cohort took on the challenge of designing, prototyping and building electric vehicles to compete against other schools across a variety of challenges, including a drag race, gymkhana and economy challenge. To provide an even playing field, each school was supplied with the same 12V batteries and 350W motor. Innovative design and clever construction was the best way to obtain an advantage. Nicholas Huang, Murilo Goterra Dirk, Joshua Walton and Jack Lucas were…

Principal’s Panui – 04 November 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku We farewelled our senior students today ahead of NCEA exams starting Monday. For our Year 13 students it has been five years like no other for them. Their first year of NCEA was COVID disrupted as was year 12 and now they are sitting external exams for the first time. No doubt this is daunting, but I encourage them to focus on the process and not stress about the result. Its one exam at a time. It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line…

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