Kia ora koutou
What a win! We are immensely proud of our students who wowed the judges last weekend at the Bishop’s Shield Competition, winning nearly every event. I wish to thank Mr Brendan Terry and Mrs Nikki Cunningham who put in so much work preparing for this event. We are also pleased with the fact that St Peter’s name has now been engraved on the shield two out of the last three years. This says a lot about the commitment and talent of our wonderful students at present. Thank you to all the staff and parents who encourage and work with these young people to achieve so well.
We have one more big weekend before things begin to quieten down a little. It is exciting to have seven of our netball teams involved in finals this Saturday. I know they would appreciate plenty of support from the sideline as they finish their season in style. Our 1st XV would also appreciate support as they take on the Gore High 1st XV in the Southland final of the Highlanders Co-Ed Cup, after a very convincing win against Verdon College last Saturday. Meanwhile, our Girls’ 1st XV players take on Southland Girls’ High School on Monday afternoon in Invercargill for the final of the Southland competition. Best of luck to all our teams – play with commitment.
After these two exciting weekends, students will certainly need to be fully focused on their NCEA studies because they are heading very quickly towards external exams. Please take the opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers next Thursday to see what support they may appreciate from you.
Thank you to Marion Frei and Luke Roughan, our Special Character Leaders, who led the school in a special liturgy on Wednesday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Feast of the Assumption. As always, it was a thought provoking and reflective liturgy that reminded us of the special place that Mary holds in the Catholic Church. A child’s comment, relayed to me during the week, sums it up – ‘Because Jesus was so good, he must have had a pretty special mum’!
Kate Nicholson - Principal