I had the pleasure of attending the Class Act Awards with two of our Year 13 students and their families in Dunedin, yesterday. Congratulations to Isaac Borgman and Michelle Hendriks on gaining this award in recognition of the talent and hard work that has led to excellence in their accomplishments. Words of wisdom from the various speeches given for the occasion included acknowledgment of the families behind the Class Act recipients – those who have allowed and supported their children to work hard in their area of passion and encouraged them to aim for excellence. There is never overnight success. What we see, as observers, in these young people is the culmination of years of diligence and the fruition of habits instilled many years ago.
'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.' – Aristotle
Thank you to the Year 13 students who suggested, organized and encouraged a generous contribution from our students during the mufti day on Wednesday. They raised a total of more than $850. This is a fantastic result! Thank you very much to all our families; the money will be wisely used to provide some extra support for the Edwards family as they spend time with Bridget in Dunedin Hospital. I visited Bridget in hospital yesterday and it was great to see her out of ICU and talking about getting steadily better. Please continue to keep Bridget and her family in your prayers.
A few events are coming up where we will be competing for top honours against other schools. Good luck to the 1st XV who compete in the Southland wide U18 rugby final against Central Southland College at Winton tomorrow. With this being an away game, I know they would appreciate as much support as possible on the sideline at 1.15pm. Netball teams head into semifinals next Saturday and we will have a number of teams involved. Good luck with your games tomorrow that will determine this. The Bishop’s Shield Team is working hard in preparation for next week’s public speaking competition in Dunedin at Kavanagh College. Anyone in Dunedin next weekend is most welcome to pop along to the Kavanagh College Auditorium and support our students. This is always an excellent event showcasing the talents of our speakers and debaters.
Thank you for your ongoing support of our college.
Kate Nicholson - Principal