The Arohanui Award has been developed for the first time this year to celebrate the fact that many of our students do quite remarkable things in our community and beyond, simply because they see a need and they know it they can make a difference in someone else’s world. Often they do these things quietly behind the scenes for no reward or recognition but in doing so, they demonstrate the meaning of Arohanui and show ‘much love, with deep affection’ for they fellow human beings. At the end of each term, St Peters College presents 2 students an ‘Arohanui Cross’ and gift on behalf of the school community. Awards this term will go to Jay Talemaicakaudrove and Kate Perkins. Jay has been presented the Arohanui award for showing commitment to our school culture and sportsmanship, along with showing compassion and empathy for others. At our athletics day, Jay ran the 200m with one of our international students for whom the athletics day was out of his comfort zone. Jay allowed him to win without thinking that he'd let him and then gave him a massive high five and congratulations on the finish line. All of the staff on the track noted this awesome act and essentially he had supported this student to win the 200m heat and experience success. Kate has received her award for showing compassion and commitment during her family holiday in Fiji last year. Kate made coffee with their coffee machine and sold it to fundraise money for the kids at the village near Octopus Resort in the Yasawa Islands in Fiji where they were going to stay. She raised $100 which she used to buy books, colouring pencils, pens and a sheep for the children when she visited the village. What is more, Kate has plans to continue this fundraising to buy clothes and shoes for those same children.