Kia ora e te whanau
Welcome back to Term 2! We were able to pack in a huge amount of extra curricula activities in term one and term two is looking to be just as busy with our School Production coming up next week and the beginning of our weekly winter sports codes. Fast forward 9 weeks and our annual Eisteddfod competition will round up what I know will be a fun, challenging and successful term for all. It is important that our students balance their extra curricula activities with their academic studies. At St Peter’s College we expect all students to give their very best to achieve their goals in all aspects of life. For our seniors, the learning challenge is not to collect credits like a lolly scramble but to aim for excellence in the areas they are capable of. For our juniors the learning challenge is to set goals and work tirelessly towards them. For all students, the learning challenge is to commit every day to learning deeply - excellence is a consequence of this commitment.
I have been particularly impressed with our Year 10 students for setting SMART goals in Term One and focussing hard on achieving these. Their teachers are in partnership with them in co-constructing these goals and we are seeing some awesome examples of improvement and success. Year 10 Learning Tutor, Ms Louise Grogan and Learning Support Coordinator, Ms Liza Wilson have been central to leading this initiative and we acknowledge and thank them for their commitment and hard work.
I wish all cast members of “Grease” all the best for their last week of rehearsals and for their performances next Thursday and Friday nights. Please come along and support our students, I promise you, you will not be disappointed!
Congratulations to Ms Jo Carter who has been appointed acting Head of Learning Area for Science until the end of the year. We are in the middle of recruiting for a new Physics and Chemistry teacher but are lucky to have Mr Brad Lamb and Ms Ann Callahan filling in for the next few weeks.
Message for our students from their teachers:
Dear students, always believe in yourself. You have the ability to do any kind of work whether it is easy or tough. So be confident and work hard to achieve your dreams.
Be a good human who helps everyone. Be a good partner, a good friend, a good soul who is honest, trustworthy and responsible. Happiness will find you.
You are the person who can change the world. You have a big responsibility to make the world better. We know you can do this very well.
True success will be seeing you in a better position. That will be the best gift for us. So work hard and achieve your success.
In your life, you will face many hard times. Never lose hope in the bad times. After the heavy rain, we can see the sunshine. Always be positive.
We are proud that we got the chance to teach you. You all are very brave and active. Always keep this spirit up.
Failure means you have been given another opportunity to do the task but with more experience and knowledge. Ace the situations and achieve your goals.
If you have willpower, courage, and determination- no one can stop you from becoming the person you aspire to be. Start believing your ability and success will come along.