Kia ora koutou katoa
It is hard to believe the speed at which this year has gone! Senior students finish school next week in preparation for their NCEA exams that begin on November 7th. As is the tradition, we will farewell our leavers at Mass next Thursday morning. I use the word ‘tradition’, however we would not think to do this farewell in any other way. One of the reasons that, as parents, you chose our school for your child was the Catholic special character that we hold dear and which is the foundation of all that we do. Therefore, celebrating Mass with these young people before they leave us for the next stage of their lives is a very fitting reminder of what we are about and a poignant reflection of the welcoming Mass that these young people experienced when they began their journey with us.
Leaving Dates for Seniors
Year 13 – After the Year 13 lunch on Thursday, 1st November
Year 12 – 3.15pm Thursday, 1st November after the Leadership Speeches
Year 11 – finish at 3.15pm Friday, 2nd November
During the week of the 5th – 9th November, we will be running tutorials. A tutorial timetable will be sent home for those students who would like extra tuition prior to external exams.
It was lovely to welcome back Lucia Vincent, Head Girl in 2000, to our Sports and Cultural Blues Ceremony on Tuesday. Lucia was very involved in the Arts when at school and now competes in triathlons around the world. Lucia is a Partner in the Webb Farry Litigation team, Dunedin, where she specialises in employment law. Congratulations to all our Blues recipients. It is wonderful to be able to publicly acknowledge so many years of commitment, resilience and skills development along with a growth mindset where to fail is to learn. Thank you for being such good role models in our school community.
PTFA Fundraiser Next Sunday, 4th November
Please remember the requests for baking and raffles for the house competition on Sunday, 4th November. You should all have received information home through email or conversations with your children about this. With two houses tied for first place currently, the success of these house stalls may make the difference for the House Cup! Please support the PTFA and the House Leaders in their fundraising venture for 2018.
Pictured from the left: Joseva Talemaicakaudrove, Sarah Mitchell, Katie Reed, Tom McKenzie, Guest Speaker: Lucia Vincent, Maggie Nicholson, Dakoda Conroy, Kate Thomas, Ryan Horrell, Charlotte Cuttance, Lucy Swain, Mya Robinson, Maygen Ditchfield, Grace Turipa and Fraser Ditchfield. Absent from photo Liam Davis, Freya Bools and Georgia Holland.