Principal's Report Term 1 2019

Nau mai, haere mai

A very warm welcome to all our returning students and also to those joining our school community in 2019. We have had a very positive start to the year with a current roll of 570 students, well up on the 500 that was predicted by the Ministry of Education. Please know that we have planned for this roll growth and ensured in our planning last year that we were able to put on classes to accommodate the extra students. 

Another particular pleasing start to the year was the success of our senior students in the NCEA last year, with all senior levels achieving NCEA pass rates over 70%. Our target for the 2019 year is to move all of these pass rates to 80%+. One of our focus areas has also been to raise the proportion of students gaining their qualification at Merit or Excellence level. It was great to see 29% of all Year 11 students gained NCEA with an endorsement and again this will continue to be a target over the coming year to ensure all students are aiming for the highest qualification possible. My sincere congratulations to our senior students in 2018 – you have set an excellent standard for our current senior students to strive to continue to improve upon.

Celebration of Excellence and Leadership. This was a fantastic opportunity to recognise both the Year 13 students who have been selected as student leaders for 2019, as well as the outstanding academic achievements of our senior students in attaining excellence endorsements in the NCEA in 2018. Parents of student leaders for 2019 were invited to the stage to pin on their child’s leadership badge and recognise their achievement in being selected as a student leader. Our Head Students Briana and Lionel also delivered messages of thanks to their teachers and families to acknowledge the support they have received in reaching their goals. Our excellence students were also presented with badges and certificates for their outstanding achievements. It was a lovely evening and a great opportunity to celebrate these successes as a school community.

Congratulations also to our students attaining Excellence endorsements in 2018:

Level 1 course endorsement with excellence
Yasmina Daskapan (English, Science, French, Mathematics); Anju Kaintura (History, Japanese); Sharry Kono (Art); Sanjay Mane (Japanese); Erika Mortera  (Art, English); Jade Thompson-Tavai (Japanese); Khushbu Wahab (Art); Eric Wong (Design & Visual Communication)
Level 1 certificate endorsement with excellence
Yasmina Daskapan, Kashvi Dayal, Anju Kaintura, Connor Magatogia, Sanjay Mane, Erika Mortera, Jade Thompson-Tavai, Eric Wong
Level 2 course endorsement with excellence
Hadi Ahmadi (English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics); Christina Bang (Japanese); Macauley Cunningham (English); Yasmina Daskapan (Chemistry, English); Shana Davids (Art);AddnanHadi Ahmadi

NCEA Level 2 certificate endorsement with excellence
Hossaini (Chemistry, Economics & Accounting); Julliane Sebastian (English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Japanese); Jenny Tran (Mathematics, Chemistry),Addnan Hossaini, Julliane Sebastian, Briana Valgre, Yasmina Daskapan
Level 3 course endorsement with excellence
Ky Huy Bok (Art Painting); Sharry Kono (Japanese); Grace Loto-Aso (History); Emma Sio (Art, Calculus, Physics); Motoria Tano (History, Photography) Julius Tolentino (Physics); Briana Valgre (History)
NCEA Level 3 certificate endorsement with excellence
Precious Ameke, Julius Tolentino, Motoria Tano, Emma Sio

Particular congratulations must go to Yasmina Daskapan who gained not just NCEA Level 1, but also NCEA Level 2 with excellence as a Year 11 student – an outstanding achievement Yasmina!
Kind regards
Louise Addison


Photos from our Celebration of Excellence and Leadership:

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