Time again for the school to present out termly Arohanui award which, as you may recall, celebrates 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 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 their fellow human beings.
Lucy Wilson, Year 10
Lucy is in the Year 10 Commerce class that recently held a Market Day at school as part of their studies in this subject. Usually, students will aim to make a profit on what is sold at Market Day and are entitled to keep this for themselves. Instead of keeping the profits for herself, Lucy gave the $115 she received from sales, to St Mary’s Primary School, to help towards camp costs for families who needed extra support. Thank you, Lucy, for showing such compassion and selflessness.
Sian Hutchins, Year 13
Sian has been a Student Council member for many years and this year was deservedly given the Student Services leadership role. She quietly, and without a fuss, follows through on every request for service within the school and makes things happen. She is always looking out for ways to support vulnerable people in our community and organized a number of other students to help her collect for the Women’s Refuge Appeal in their own time earlier this year. Sian is being presented with the Arohanui award for her dedication to community.