This term's Learning Celebration had a bit of everything:
- great performances
- awesome celebrations
- sad farewells
With a large number of whanau present the Learning Celebration was very well led by our MCs Lorenzo, Drew and Charlie
After the school waiata, a number of students from the co-curricular classes showed off their talents - musically and drama-wise
Following that drama, the four recipients of the Amesbury Awesomeness Awards were announced. To find out who they were you will need to read this article
After those dramatic reveals it was time to say some good-byes to people who have been with the school since before the school opened.
First up was Mike. Urs had the honour of farewelling Mike (or Michael as he prefers to be known), one of Amesbury's original teachers. He and his wife Chrissy, who is also a teacher at the school, are leaving to teach in Myanmar. We wish them well for their new and exciting life and experiences.
Lesley then formally farewelled Angela who has been an Associate Principal since before the school opened. Angela is moving into her own business but is not completely lost to Amesbury as she will continue to do some regular part-time work for the school.
The honour presenting the final farewell fell to Rory O'Connor, the Chair of the school's Establishment Board and after whom the library has been named. He outlined the dedication and service of David Waters who was also an Establishment Board member, was the first Chair of the Board of Trustees, and who stood down from the Board at the recent election.
There was just time left for a passionate haka for the Amesbury Awesomeness Awardees and those being farewelled, as well as a fun song from the band.