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13 ABL summit
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Be True to Yourself—Pele

If you are looking for a good movie to watch as a family, ‘Pele’ is a great one if you’ve not seen it. There are many endearing things about this film, including the fact that it is just one of those feel good films that shows what people can achieve if they persevere. However, after watching it with my family recently, I asked my children (aged 9, 11 and 13) what they thought you could learn from the film that may relate to being a Christian. My eldest daughter said ‘it teaches us to be True to ourselves’. This is so true. The film traces the rise of ‘Pele’/not his real name, one of the greatest football players ever. This is before Brazil was known as a force to be reckoned with on the world stage. At the crux point in the movie, Pele has to decide if he will listen to the critics, including the majority of world opinion, or if he will be ‘true to himself’ and live out of his true identity. I believe we can draw powerful parallels in our Christian walk. We live in a cultural milieu that is constantly challenging foundational Christian beliefs and related to this, our identity as Christians. If you want to watch a film that is not only really enjoyable, but also has strong parallels/openings for family discussion, take a look at Pele.


Daniel Bennett
Head of Senior School

Option changes: Year 10

Please note that there is potentially some scope for students to make changes to their options, however, this will be on a first come first served basis. This is because of capacity reasons. If you are a parent of a Year 10 student, you will shortly receive an email reminding you of their chosen options for Terms 3 and 4 this year.

Attendance Issue

Parents, please note that there have been some reported instances of students saying that teachers have given them permission to go home. All of our teachers are aware that they do not have the authority to do this, and so potentially there are some students who are saying that teachers have given such permission when they have not. Please read through and familiarise yourself with the school policy outlined below and let student’s know as well:

If a student doesn’t feel well then they should follow school policy as follows:

Students who become sick, or injured, during school hours, must report to the Health Centre. Only when a parent or caregiver has been contacted by the Nurse or office staff, will the student be released. Students are not to text/call parents/caregivers to collect them from school, without following the correct procedures. We need to know where students are at all times. This is for safety reasons.

Adventure Based Learning

13ABL Tramp Group -Lemon Paeroa — Image by: KingsWay School
13ABL Tramp Group — Image by: KingsWay School

Students in 13ABL spent 2 nights exploring the Karangahake Gorge, heading up to the summit and then venturing through the old mining and rail tunnels. Students each had an opportunity to lead the group and apply skills that have been learned in class. It was an awesome, fun adventure!                       

Case Space School - Information Evening

CASE Senior Space School – Management Training for Young Leaders. This is for Senior Students in Years 11-13.

Please CLICK HERE for the full article included in this newsletter, including details about the Information Evening on Wednesday, 3 July.

Case Junior Space School: Year 10 students and parents are invited to attend the Information Evening on Wednesday, 3 July starting at 6pm in the Conference Room. Please CLICK HERE for the full article included in this newsletter. 

Daniel Bennett
Head of Senior School