Powhiri and Opening Mass
The school is buzzing with excitement as our students arrived and settle into their whanau and subject classes for the new school year. It is a joy to recognise the focus and energy our students have on re-establishing friendships and making new friendships after the long summer break. Our Powhiri and school Mass were the highlight of Wednesday’s opening day celebrations as we welcomed our new year 9 to 13 students and all returning students to the college. Thank you to all parents, caregivers, whanau and members of our community who came along in support of our students. We have also welcomed our new staff, Mrs Melanie Gussette to Maths Faculty, Mr Damian Moorhead to Science Faculty and Mrs Lisa DeVries to Arts Faculty. Congratulations to our appointed house leaders for 2017 who received their leaders ties at our school mass; Aubert - Angus Shelly, Olivia Keenan, Barbier - Poihipi Clayton, Kinsey Pope, McAuley - Finlay Langelaan, Grace Reader, McKillop - Nick Baker, Emma Brown.