Date: Friday, 11 March 2016
Posted by: Joanne Borgman

Greetings to All


Number of excellence endorsements in NCEA Levels 1, 2, 3











It was indeed humbling to sit on stage in the College hall yesterday and hear the impressive academic achievements of our senior students who were awarded an Academic Blue for NCEA Excellence in 2015. Congratulations to each one of you who received this reward for commitment and success in your learning, and congratulations to all those friends, family and teachers who supported you to do so.  Our speaker was ex-student Brendan Sheehan. Brendan is one of four Sheehan boys who attended St Peter’s College as boarders between 1975 and 1986. It was wonderful to see Brendan back at St Peter’s and his story of life at and after College was appreciated by all. It was exciting for us to celebrate the biggest group yet to receive Excellence endorsements in NCEA since endorsements were put in place in 2007. There were also a large number of students who gained Merit endorsements last year and we acknowledged them publicly at the Academic Blues assembly.

The numbers on the right, show year on year improvement in Excellence endorsements for Year 11-13 students at St Peter’s College:

Our current cohort of students have certainly set the bar high for those who follow.  Thank you!

This time next week we will be ready to hold our College Fair. Thank you all for your generous donations to this event. There will be more information asking for house support during this coming week. Students will be asked to be on house stall rosters or to contribute goods towards the stalls – thank you for your understanding and support for this.  Our Baking Day Mufti Day on Wednesday raised a significant amount of money that can now be taken ‘shopping’ prior to baking which happens at the hostel kitchen next Saturday.

As we enter the last two weeks of the Lenten season, let us remember to consider its purpose for each of us.  You may have already read this in past newsletters, but I do think it is a good reminder for each of us.

Let us:

Fast from anger; feast on patience

Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism

Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation

Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness

Fast from discouragement; feast on hope

Fast from idle gossip; feast on purposeful silence


Sadly, Dan Waqa (Year 13) heard that his 7 year old cousin died as a result of the recent cyclone that damaged his home country of Fiji. We would like to be able to send Dan home for the school holidays in April so he can spend important time with his family.  The school staff will be contributing money so air fares can be bought for Dan. If any members of our parent community would also like to help out in this way please contact the school office.

Naku noa na



Pictured above - Back Row: left to right

Bliss ‘B’ Legayo,  April Perkins, Tianna Hape-Cramond, Katie Miller,  Ben McInnes,  Tayla Stanton,  Keegan Irwin,  Samuel Watkins,  Maredudd Murrell,  Adam Deaker,  Jenny Mitchell,  Joshua McKenzie,  Caleb Henry,  Oliver Gordon-Glassford,  Matthew O’Connor,  Zara Lawlor and  Ben Tippett

Front Row:

Mathew Shields,  Destiny O’Connor,  Anah Burns,  Emma Mitchell,  Rebecca Storer,  Raissa Ege,  Esperanza Stuart,  Libby Young and Isaac Borgman


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Postal Address: P O Box 94, Gore 9740
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