Renee Hutchinson - Deputy Principal by JPII

From the Deputy Principal

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The first two weeks of Term Three have flown by with the term break a now distant memory. Term Three is demanding for students and teachers as we work towards completing internal assessments, and the build up to school exams at the end of the term in weeks 8 & 9.

It was great to see so many parents and students on Monday at our conferences, especially hearing students leading the conversations about their learning so capably. If you couldn’t get in on Monday night, please don’t hesitate to call or email your child’s teacher. All email addressess at JP II are the teacher’s

We were privileged to have Jesse James and Logan Dodds from Trade Collective speak to us at assembly yesterday. This was a fantastic For more information about the Trade Collective, visit 

A survey will be coming out to you all in week 4 as we start the principal recrutiment process. We will also be asking you some questions about the qualities you want to see (and do see) in JPII students as we work together to develop a Graduate Profile. Please take the time to respond as we will be guided by community, student, and staff voice as we enter our next phase of development.

Please also save the date Wednesday 22 Septmeber where we will present an Options Evening for students and parents in years 10-12. This will provide you with clarity around what is covered in each subject, and give you the opportunity to speak to curriculum leaders and teachers so appropriate guidance is given to ensure your child has a learning programme suitable for them. We are working hard to ensure as a many students as possible are in front of teachers at school rather than distance learning in the future.

Student drivers: Parents, please note that if you child is driving to school they may not leave the school site without your permission during the school day. A phone call to the office is required so we know where students are going and why. This is an important safety measure to ensure we know where students are and when they are meant to be back.

He waka eke noa

Renee Hutchinson

Deputy Principal