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Principals Panui

Tumuaki —

Tēnā koutou whānau, parents, students and friends

Attendance and Engagement

You will have read that schools throughout NZ have struggled to regain full attendance after COVID-19 disruptions. I want to thank those students who despite the challenges have continued to engage with school, their friends, sports, arts and cultural activities. No matter how long you have been away, we want all learners back at school so that they can be supported to achieve as best as they can. It's never not cool to want to learn and be at kura!

Waiata and Haka Comp

We look forward to our annual house waiata and haka competition next term. With so many staff and students away due to sickness, it made sense to postpone this so that everyone could be in better shape for the fiercely contested competition. Details to follow on our social media lines.

A uniform blitz for Term 3 - another reminder 

As the cooler weather kicks in, a lot more non-uniform items have begun to appear. Whānau, please support the kura by ensuring your young person leaves with their correct school uniform and takes pride in how they look when wearing it. Next term we begin with a uniform blitz, so unless you want the item removed, please don't wear it to school. Use the holidays to ensure you take the time to sort out your uniform. If you need financial support, please speak to your House Dean.

Congratulations to our Performing Arts students

On their Big Sing success and pathway to Cadenza and also to the Jazz Band for their Gold Award at the recent Jazz Festival. Special thanks to Miss Geor and Mr Brady and to all the students and parents involved in their ongoing success. You are all wonderful!

Lunchtime Fun

The annual TBC vs TGC Prefect fixtures continued with the final Term 2 event being Ki-O-Rahi. Unfortunately the TBC boys were just a bit too fast and strong for our prefects. Thank you to the TGC supporters who came out and cheered for our kura.

J Block

J Block is now closed and a soft strip is underway. In August the area will be safely cordoned off as intrusive work begins for the weather tightness and earthquake remedial improvements. Students are reminded again to keep well away from the cordoned off areas and to stick to the marked new pathways in and out from 22nd Avenue.

Enrolment 2023 gets underway

Mrs Valentine and Mrs Cade, two of our Colleges Deputy Principals will get the enrolment process underway next term. Visits by them along with the Principal begin at the two local intermediates in Week 1 of Term 3. Details of our Colleges Open Night on Wednesday 10 August 2022 will also be published on our social media channels.

Supporting wellbeing

A reminder that we now have 3 fully trained Guidance staff, led by Mrs Jenny Beets. If your young person requires the support of a school guidance counsellor, please ask her to visit Te Manawa where the Guidance staff and House Deans are located. Email contacts of all staff are available on our schools website.

Finally, thank you for your support of TGC and especially during staffing shortages which resulted in rostering home. By all accounts, the winter flu is a nasty one and with another wave of COVID-19 in the midst, there are more challenges ahead of us. TGC always provides learning via the google classroom platform, to ensure students are engaged with and can continue with their learning. Parents/whānau, please ensure your young people do their part in keeping up with their learning even when they are not onsite. Enjoy the July non teaching break, be safe and be kind always.