Kia ora e te whanau
Unity is strength is a common thought that always rings true. We know that when we are united great things happen. This is the case in the natural or spiritual world. Romans 12:16-18 says “Be of the same mind towards one another. Do not set your mind on high things but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peacefully with all.”
This in some ways seems to sum up the term we have had. All our staff, students, parents, caregivers, and wider community have rallied to come together to support everything that has happened at St Peter’s College, and we have stood united for the greater cause of our students. The outcomes thus far have been a testament to this unity and now we look for this unity to be built strongly upon not only for the coming term, but for the years ahead.
This unity allows our St Peter’s Community to be recognised for its humble but firm approach across all spheres of school life. It ensures that we continue to have strong belief in the abilities of our young men and encourage them to go forward with confidence always. Your increased support and encouragement at this time of the year would enable our young people to work with a huge sense of purpose as they prepare for their end of year examinations, and for our Year 13 students, seek to perform at levels that will establish gains towards tertiary study or careers of their choice.
As we make big strides towards Term 4 and the business end of the year, it is essential that we thank you for your unconditional support over the past three terms. We have been able to bring back some sort of normalcy this term and host a number of events including the Girls Breakfast, Tournament week and in week one of term four our annual Eisteddfod competition. This has allowed us to come together and stand united in ensuring that we foster strong relationships that can be taken into the future. The Eisteddfod concert featuring the best of the best from the 3 day event will be on at the St James Theatre on the evening of Tuesday the 25th of October, straight after Labour weekend and tickets will be on sale through iTicket from Monday the 17th of October.
Recently, we have had some issues with some of our students getting hurt playing rugby or bullrush tag at break times. We want our students to be able to burn off their energy while playing games they enjoy but not to the detriment of people’s health and safety. Therefore, we have brought in some rules for these contact games. Bullrush or games like it are not allowed during school time. Any tackling must be part of an actual game with a ball and can only involve one tackler at a time (i.e. no joining tackles if you are not the first tackler). Also, year levels are not to mix when playing these games so only year 9s may play other year 9s etc. Just like in the real thing, lifting of any sort will mean you are banned from continuing to play. Please play responsibly and look after each other.
Charity Fulfils the Law