Nau mai, haere mai, talofa lava, malo e lelei, bula vinaka, kia orana, warm greetings

Welcome back to the start of Term 3, I strongly emphasised to our students during assembly the importance of a high level of commitment, and a strong work ethic toward their academic achievement this term. The attitude towards learning during Term 3 will largely dictate the outcomes around results at the end of the year.

I challenged our senior students to have a full understanding of knowing exactly what they have achieved this year and what they need to do to complete assessments this term. It has been a constant message all year to our students to be “in charge of their learning”, and to understand clearly what their next steps are.

I would like to thank ANDREW JONES and SARA HUNTER for their leadership of our Indonesia Science trip which happened over the holidays. By all accounts it sounded like an amazing experience for our scientists.

I would like to commend two boys who achieved at a National level over the holidays. Oliver Cosgrove who travelled to Malaysia over the holidays representing the New Zealand U15 Football team, and Hunter Adam who was selected in the National U15 Basketball tournament team. Congratulations men, what a great reward for all of your hard work.

Next Friday, 3 August, is our mentoring day. An opportunity for our students, mentors and families to meet and discuss the progress of our students. It is a fantastic opportunity to discuss the mid-year reports and also an opportunity for further student achievement data to be presented. I will also be available for any families that want to meet and discuss any issues.