Here, Principal Nicola Jacobsen shares her thoughts.
It has been great to start the year with school wide events - House Day last Friday and Swimming Sports on Thursday. The level of participation in these events was very impressive. We held an academic success assembly on Wednesday to acknowledge, with our senior students, their impressive NCEA results from 2022, and those students who achieved their NCEA level one or two endorsed with Merit or Excellence were acknowledged with a certificate.
Congratulations to Lucas Buick, who attended the Rotary National Science & Technology Forum at Auckland University in January. This was held over a two week period, and was partially funded by Rotary Wānaka. This forum is for top-achieving science students in Year 12. Lucas is also competing in the New Zealand International Biology Olympiad, which aims to foster interest, participation, and excellence in the subject.
As the term progresses there are a number of sports, groups, committees and clubs for students to get involved in. The student notices and the Sports Hub are the best places to find out what is happening and how to get involved. The range of opportunities is immense!
Toitū te whenua, toitū te tangata
The land is strong, the people are fulfilled.