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Madeline Campbell - Deputy Principal
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Kia ora koutou katoa

Madeline Campbell —

Its been an incredibly busy week which has seen us bid farewell to Mrs Smith, who has been a part of JPII for many years. The students and staff both had an opportunity to wish her all the best (see the article below).

Her final performances with students went down well with the audience and there is no doubt she will be greatly missed by all her students.

On Tuesday we hosted a regional Wānanga, with students and staff from many schools in the area coming to JPII for the day, again more information below.

We had delivery of a new BBQ which has been kindly donated to us (more below) and have been visited today by Katrina Brown, Youth Co-ordinator & Creative Project Co-ordinator, from Greymouth Youth Trust to talk about youth activities in Greymouth that our students can get involved with. This week has also seen a visit from a six-legged visitor who was given a tour of the school by Jacob Johansen, although I am not sure who enjoyed it more!

Next week we look forwarded to welcoming Ms Tina Singer to the school as our Kaiako Māori and Māori Performing Arts teacher as well as taking on some of Mrs Smith’s classes.  She will be instrumental in developing Te Reo and Tikanga Māori within our school.

We also have our Y10 Camp, that had been postponed earlier in the year, taking place Tuesday to Friday next week.

Have a great weekend!