Kia ora parents and whanau,
As another week comes to a close there is a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction with all the learning that is taking place, the events that are held and the activities offered. While this is a very busy time of the year, it is also a time to reflect on the many shapes of learning and how they manifest themselves in great opportunities for our learners. The recent Year 10 camp and Film Festival and the sports activities are all examples of learning in a variety of contexts. The junior students have benefitted from the leadership of the Year 11's who have stepped so positively into their 'senior role' and led aspects of the school, such as lunch time games and carol singing. The Carol Service on Sunday is always such a special event, a time of excitement for the coming Festive season, but also a time to come together as a community and I encourage all our families to attend.
With only 10 days of school left for 2022, this is also a time of looking ahead and planning for 2023. We are currently working on the calendar dates for next year and will have those in next week's newsletter. After discussion with students we have also made some adjustments to our uniform policy for 2023 and beyond, now including the senior skirt, and the junior skirt in the 'formal uniform', if preferred to the pinafore. Recognising that flexibility and choice were key aspects of our new uniform, we want everyone to feel comfortable. The T shirts have arrived at NZ Uniforms, and these can be worn with the skirts, shorts (arriving soon) and the trousers.
We look forward to the busy and productive few days ahead and sharing the end of year celebrations with you all at Prize Giving.
Ngā mihi nui