Principals Comments 23.6.23

Posted Thursday June 22, 2023
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Kia ora e te whanau

The Church feast of St Peter and St Paul falls on 29th June, next week, so next Friday we will recognise our feast day Mass which will be a very special occasion as newly ordained priest, Fr Joseph Nguyen will celebrate and lead the Mass. On the same day we will also have our House singing and waiata competitions in the afternoon These celebrations are important to our students and staff, particularly in a year which has been so far rather unsettled.

Industrial action by the PPTA has been withdrawn, but there is a Paid Union Meeting (PUM) next week which will mean the college will close at 12.45pm following period 4- on Thursday the 29th of June. With a resolution to the negotiations between the PPTA and the Ministry of Education hopefully in sight, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our students and each of you who have supported your child in their learning during this disrupted Term. Our students have adapted and navigated this period with a positive approach and focus on their learning. It has been very pleasing to hear staff discuss the ways that students have applied themselves and made the most of their time working from home, and whilst we know being at school and learning with their peers is the optimal place to be, many students have not let recent disruptions deter them from their learning and academic goals.

This week we were also privileged and blessed to welcome a distinguished guest to our school all the way from Italy—an esteemed Rosmini priest, Fr Marco Tanghetti, escorted by Fr Aidan Cunningham and other visiting priests. The arrival of Fr Marco is a testament to the enduring spirit and legacy of our patron, Saint Antonio Rosmini. As you may know, Saint Antonio Rosmini was a visionary thinker, theologian, and educator who dedicated his life to spreading the love of Christ and promoting the pursuit of knowledge. At St Peter's College, we embrace the Rosmini charism, which embodies the values of compassion, wisdom, and intellectual growth. Our commitment to nurturing the hearts and minds of our students aligns perfectly with the teachings and principles espoused by Saint Antonio Rosmini.

As a Catholic school, we are committed to providing our students with a holistic education that nourishes their spiritual, intellectual, and emotional growth. Let us come together as a school community, embracing the teachings of Saint Antonio Rosmini. May this experience ignite a flame of faith and knowledge within us all and inspire us to continue living out the Rosminian values in our daily lives.

Charity Fulfils the Law

Tara Quinney,


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