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From the Principal

Samantha Mortimer —

Update for the week

Kia ora koutou

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou

Thank you for your patience as we make changes to the school week. We want to have our students here every day so we are happy we can now do this. We will keep a close eye on the situation and make sure that we give you plenty of notice if we have to make any other changes.

Covid news and health and safety

As you would have heard we are staying at red until at least the end of Term 1. However, there have been some changes we are able to implement

For example, we are taking down the QR codes, we can have unlimited numbers meeting outside, and up to 200 people inside.

However, we still have to wear masks inside and we thank you for your support with this with our rangatahi. We will know more before Term 2 starts.

If you have any questions or things you would like us to consider re health and safety and covid measures please email office@greyhigh.school.nz

Junior Parent teacher interviews - online Thursday 7th April

We are hoping that our next lot of interviews will be in person. Fingers crossed!

Endorsement assembly 30.3.22

This is a copy of my speech to the year 12s and 13s during our endorsement assembly last week.

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to this assembly celebrating all of your hard work. We know how much time and effort you have put into achieving your results and we are very proud of you. As our school motto says “whaia te iti kahurangi” - strive for success. This speech will be short and sweet as today is all about you.

Striving for success is about hard work. Sometimes we like to focus only on the things we find easy but remember everything will not be easy in life. Challenge yourself to try new things - things that are hard to master. Remember, we all find some things difficult at times and we just have to get it done.

I know for some of you as year 12s last year it may have been a shock that you couldn't resubmit to a merit or excellence. Remember this, for this year and beyond. Do as much pre work and get as much support as you can before the due date. This will help with your future lives and getting things completed well on time whether at uni or at work!

I would also like to add that balance is key. Ensure that the 4 areas of your hauora are looked after. If your mental, spiritual, social and physical health are strong, you will be able to get through anything life throws at you. Also, make sure you plan for some fun things you really enjoy - but remember balance is key.

Back to being proud! Well done! Enjoy 2022 - get stuck in, try new things, get to know new people, have fun, be kind, and I am looking forward to finding out about your successes throughout the year and beyond.

Ko ngaa pae tawhiti

Ko nga pae tata

Whakamua kia tina

The potential of tomorrow depends on what we do today

“Whāea te iti kahurangi - strive for success”

Ngā mihi nui

Samantha Mortimer