Kia Ora Koutou
So, we are now over halfway through this term and we have done so much. As I look back at what the girls have achieved, I cannot help but smile. No one has set the world on fire with their achievements (given how dry it has been that is probably for the best), but by crikey they have all built some nice piles for some great ‘log fires’ ahead.
COVID-19 has compelled us to stay home if we are sick. What it has not said is ‘stay home if you feel like it’, ‘stay home if it is your birthday’, or ‘stay away to go to a concert’, and other such unjustifiable reasons.
Legislation governing attendance is that schools (Boards, Principals, and individual teachers), along with parents and guardians, are responsible for making sure students attend school regularly.
The attendance monitoring process occurs at 4 levels: Attendance Officer, Subject Teacher, Whanau Teacher, and Dean. We will seek a Medical Certificate if necessary if a student is absent 3 days or more.
Parents and their teenagers
Someone said these things to me once and now I offer them to you.
Listen earnestly to anything your children wants to tell you, no matter what. If you do not listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they will not tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.
As hard as it might seem there are two things we should give our children: one is roots and the other is wings.
Have a safe weekend
Around School this Week
Our Year 10 girls have spent this week at Kaitoke Camp just over the hill. They have been involved in a range of activities including canyoning (pictured Milly Young, Lila Handiside, Georgia Southon, Eve Tomlin and Kristina Cook), mountain biking, making damper, abseiling, crate stacking, high wire, walked in the bush, lit fires, talents show, dodgeball……. The list goes on. This Friday they embark on a tramp with many completing Duke of Edinburgh requirements. A huge thank you to the staff that went on the camp.
Meet Our Teachers
On the 7th and 9th of April we will be holding our Curriculum Interviews from 3.30-5.30pm. Booking details will be published to parents nearer the time. In the meantime we would like to introduce our teachers so when the time comes you will know a little bit about them.
Years 7/8 Department
More teacher profiles in next week's newsletter .........