Tena koutou whanau and a very good afternoon
Well it has been a very busy week for students and staff alike with Tournament week for the seniors students taking place in Dunedin, Cromwell, Nelson, Invercargill and Ashburton. Some photos have trickled back from staff away but a full round up of results will be in next weeks newsletter. I was very luck to see the girls hockey in action against Buller in Cromwell on Wednesday and was amazed with the skills on display, well done everyone.
As well as the Sports Tournaments, our Year 8 students have had their Deep Cove camp this past week and it was yet another amazing experience in one of the most beautiful and remote areas of New Zealand. The students gain not only experience of this wonderful setting but also learn how to work with, encourage and support each other. The two camps were again led by our very capable Ronnie Kotkamp, ably supported by fellow teachers Amanda Kotkamp and Kate Sinclair. A big thank you to all the parents who came along and supported their children and provided yet another amazing opportunity for the students of St Peter’s.
Year 7 and 8 Student Led Conferencing also took place this week and we congratulate the students who take such a leading role in describing their learning to their parents. Thank you also to all the parents/guardians who came in and contributed - your support in this has a huge pay off for the learning of your children and as a school we do appreciate having you in the school for these important conversations.
I had the privileged of attending the Class Act Award ceremony yesterday in Dunedin. Awards were presented by our very own Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and what a huge honor it was to attend with family and see Grace Turipa and Tom McKenzie walk across the stage and represent St Peter's with such a distinguished group of young people. These Awards are given for students who display excellence in any field, so congratulations to you both.
With so few school days left in the year for the seniors, the next few weeks will go by very quickly. With this in mind and as people come back from tournament and back to normal timetables, I would encourage students to work hard and make the most of the learning time remaining.
Nga Mihi Nui, God Bless