Kia ora e te whanau
I am pleased to report that the first two weeks have run smoothly with the majority of students quickly adjusting to the expectations that this current climate requires. It is heartening to see how quickly everyone has settled into the routine of being back at school. With Covid cases continuing to rise in the Southern region and with Wakatipu High School reporting some positive cases last night, it is a timely reminder to remind your children about the importance of wearing a mask appropriately throughout the day. Students who have been observed not doing this when we are contact tracing after a positive case will be classed as close contacts automatically.
St Peter’s College academic results for 2021 once again make for great reading:
University Entrance pass rate: SPC 69.2%; National 50.8%
Level 3 pass rate: SPC 84.6%; National 69.9%
Level 2 pass rate: SPC 98%; National 77.4%
Level 1 pass rate: SPC 94%; National 68.5%
Excellence endorsement rates (50 credits at Excellence level):
Level 3 rate: SPC 9.1%; National 17.9%
Level 2 rate: SPC 25% ; National 17.7%
Level 1 rate: SPC 31.9%; National 21.1%
After the year that 2021 was, these results are a credit to the resilience and efforts of our students. My thanks also to our wonderful hard-working teachers, who ensured that the impact on our students learning was significantly reduced.
We are grateful to our St Peter’s Community for your continued support in helping us teach your young men and women. We are confident that this year will be an exceptional year for teaching and learning and that they will work with dedication and enthusiasm throughout the year. We wish each of you the very best for the year ahead.
Ma te Atua tatou e manaaki