Greetings to all of you!
It never ceases to amaze me how many activities our students successfully engage in outside of school. Whether it be sports, cultural performances, service in the community, hobbies and interests that lead on to success in competitions (like Jack Stanton’s ploughing successes), or part time jobs, our St Peter’s students are making the most of all the opportunities the community provides them. You will read about some of their successes throughout this newsletter. I know I have referred to this before, but I am a great believer in the benefits for young people from taking opportunities, committing to them and giving them full attention and effort. The time management, social skills, self-discipline and general life skills that come from this extra-curricular commitment is truly “preparation for (the rest of) life”!
Our Open Night is being held on Thursday June 22nd from 4 – 7pm. I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone in our wider school community to come along and see for yourself what happens at St Peter’s – you don’t have to have a child with you to come along for a look! We have a very limited number of open place enrolments for next year; if you know anybody wishing to enrol their child under the ‘non-preference’ category during the next few years, it is important that they do so very soon because there will be a waiting list.
NZ Gold Guitar Awards
Congratulations to all the students who competed in the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards last weekend. Our students and ex-students had great success this year. It takes skill, courage, poise, dedication, self confidence and resilience to take part in the competition. Well done to you all!
Results from our students for the final night:
Intermediate Section: Overall Winner: MAC Group, Michelle Hendriks (with her group members Alyssa and Campbell Landrebe) with their NZ Composition song
Intermediate Section: Highest Scoring Gore Country Music Club Member - Brianna Hedley
Junior Section: Highest Scoring Gore Country Music Club Member - Ailin Pekar
Junior Duet Section: Abby Gutschlag (with her friend Ella McDowall)
Other results from the weekend were:
Junior Gospel Finalist: Ailin Pekar
Junior Solo Finalist: Ailin Pekar
Junior Rock Highly Commended: Ailin Pekar
Junior Gospel Highly Commended: Rachael Miller
Junior Duet Finalist: Abby Gutschlag (and friend Ella McDowall)
Junior Country Rock Finalist: Abby Gutschlag
Intermediate Traditional Highly Commended: Michelle Hendriks
Intermediate Country Rock Highly Commended: Michelle Hendriks
Intermediate NZ Song Highly Commended: Brianna Hedley
Intermediate Gospel Highly Commended: Maegan Mitchell
Intermediate Gospel Finalist: Nicola Mitchell
Open Group Finalist: Maegan, Nicola and ex pupil Jenny Mitchell
A huge congratulations to ex Head Girl Jenny Mitchell who was the Overall winner of the NZ Gold Guitar Awards.
Kate Nicholson - Principal