Tēnā koutou whānau, parents, students and friends
Te Ara Ako
You will have read that schools throughout NZ have struggled to regain full attendance after recent 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. Nga mihi to whanau who attended parent teacher interviews/Te Ara Ako conversations in the last two weeks which enabled us to engage with you about your learners next steps.
Whaea Mauria - Alumni news
Tēna koe to Whaea Mauria Togo alumni of TGC who has written our Colleges first Ngeri and gifted it to the College at our Matariki full school assembly on Thursday 23 June. Thank you to the students for performing it with Whaea and to our Deputy Head Prefect Hemorere for her leadership in supporting this kaupapa and so ably supported by Whaea Kiri, Te Rangimarie and Nia.
A uniform blitz for Term 3
As the cooler weather kicks in, a lot more non uniform items have begun to appear. Whanau, 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.
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 Mrs Geor and Mr Brady and to all the students and parents involved in their ongoing success. You are all wonderful!
The annual TBC vs TGC Prefect fixtures continued with another event this week. I think the TBC boys may just be leading this…for now! Watch this space.
Finally Mānawatia a Matariki to you all. How wonderful that we not only recognise Matariki with a public holiday but we educate and grow our own knowledge and understanding of the importance of such occasions. A time to reflect, to share kai, move forward and to ensure our ancestors continue to shine brightly up in the sky. Have a lovely long weekend and Matariki everyone.