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Kōwhai House Dean's Report

Jesse Harding —

Review of all things Kōwhai for 2019.

Kia ora koutou.

The year is coming to an end already. Time certainly goes fast when we are learning and having fun along the way. 

I want to take this time to acknowledge all those Kōwhai students who were awarded placings or special prizes at our recent Senior Prizegiving. It was great to see so many of our student's hard work and determination to succeed be rewarded. We had a huge number of students receive class placings which they should be extremely proud of themselves for. We also had students receive overall learning area awards and/or major awards. I want to firstly acknowledge Khodaysa Rajabi who was awarded Proxime Accessit. This is a huge achievement. Well done Khodaysa. 

Other major awards, or special learning area award winners included Lakin Spicer-Lee, Jade Lindsay, Alisha Le Beau, Kyle Sanders, Nevaeh Pirikahu-Waata, Tara Blackmore, Arnie Ferras and Jessica Canton-Schimanski. Ka pai koutou!

Kōwhai also had great success at the Sports Awards this year with 7 of the 10 major awards going to Kōwhai students. Joshua O'Connor won the Juinor Spirit award while Wikitoria Kohi-Wikiriwhi won Junior Sportswoman of the year. Jayden Bamford and Arnie Ferras were award Contribution to Boys and Girls Sport respectively. While Joshua Galang and Gloria Su'a were awarded Over-all Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year respectively. Hamuera Tainui was awarded the top prize of Sportsperson of the Year. Congratulations koutou!

The Tamai Pasifika Awards was also a great event where a number of Kōwhai students were recognised. Michael Mariner was awarded the Tamai Pasifika Award for Linwood College due to his commitment to all areas of the school. Other students awarded certificates included Eti-Ah Loe, Nafanua Ah-Loe, Christian Tanuvasa, Ashanti Donnelly, Moe Silivetelo, Falefitu One, Annamarie Puni, Nimoe Lam Sam and Gloria Su'a. Ka pai koutou! Well done to Kōwhai's own Lena Tuiloma for her work in putting this event together. 

Kōwhai won the House Events Trophy this year which shows how well our rōpū work together. Congratulations to Kōwhai House Co-ordinator Miss Young and all Kōwhai students. 

I want to thank Deputy-Principal Mrs Martin Bowen for all the work she has done for Kōwhai this year as well as our 9 kaiārahi. Our students would not have had the success they have had without you. 

I hope to see you at the Junior Prizegiving which is happening Thursday 12th November. If I do not, have a great holiday break and we will see you in 2020. 

He taonga rongonui te aroha ki te tangata
Goodwill towards others is a precious treasure

Ngā mihi nui

Mr Jesse Harding
Kōwhai Dean