Welcome to Term 2. This is a very important term for students to make significant progress with their learning and for senior students to gain NCEA credits, following the interruptions in Term 1 with various sports days, camps and field trips, which need to occur in the better weather.
As you will be aware, one of the Board's key strategic goals this year is implementing Learning Hubs across the school. I think that the Year 9 horizontal hubs have begun well in introducing our new junior students to College life, to giving them an understanding of how we do things around here, encouragement to join in the wider life of the school and, importantly, in starting their learning journey in the way that we want it to continue. I have received some very positive feedback from several parents of Year 9 students expressing how pleased they are with the way that the year has started for their children and the way that they are being nurtured by their learning coaches.
For all hubs, Board members and I have been impressed to have received positive feedback from a lot of parents that our teachers have been in phone or email contact with them and are forming a strong partnership to ensure that if there are any hiccups along the way for their sons and daughters, they will work in partnership with parents to help overcome these hiccups.
Our Term 1 focus was on kotahitanga, so that our prime task was to build relationships with our students in our hubs, and with their parents, making sure that a trust is being developed between each other, along with a sense of unity, care and respect for each other. This term our focus is on mana tangata, which incorporates aspects of students being proud, having mana but humility, being honest and positive, showing leadership and a strong commitment to academic studies. For our senior students the key focus will be on tracking and monitoring their learning success, assessing their risk of under-achievement and, with parental support, trying to ensure that learning goals are set and achieved and that where necessary further learning opportunities and appropriate courses are made available.
This winter term is also an opportunity for our students to get involved in a wide range of sports, which we encourage, as well as many cultural pursuits like performance music and kapa haka. Our school excels in the Arts and we encourage parents to come along to advertised cultural evenings.
John Inger, Principal
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