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Principal’s Panui – 18 October 2019

Kia ora te whanau o Te Kotuku

Brief building progression update

We should be able to move back to the main administration building during the latter part of week two, when the interior painting has been completed. The roofing over the hall is also nearing completion with the flashings and painting of this still to be finished. Over the next 18 months to two years, the intention is to convert the current administration space into the staffroom and convert the existing staffroom into drama so that all performing arts can be housed together.

The development of a new administration building at the front of the school will continue with ongoing consultation. Where we are up to and the next steps of this will be a topic for next week’s panui.

What’s important now? (must do)

As of Monday, 21 October there are eight teaching and learning days left before senior prizegiving. After this, the year 11 to 13’s will be able to depart to commence study leave if they have completed requirements.

Leading into the externals it is crucial that all students are making the most of the time in class to ask questions of your teachers and prepare fully for your high stakes end of year external exams. Urgency not panic, and there is a difference, is what is required, right through until you complete level 1, 2 or 3, to a level of personal excellence.

This is a time to be in the mode of continually asking questions. If you are still unsure go back and ask, now is not the time to be shy.

The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others.  It develops from within and is created from a strong mental and moral fibre.
– William Mather Lewis

Awards and Celebration Evenings

We are in the middle of awards season and my thanks to all the whanau, students and staff who attended the first of these on Wednesday evening.  It was a wonderful night of Pasifika student acknowledgment and celebration. A special thanks to Mr Talamaivao for his organisation. This ceremony and awards evening gets better every year.



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