Kia ora tatouTrip number 68. Last weekend, I was privileged to go on the 68th school trip for the term which involved a group of Year 10 and 11 students venturing into the Silverpeaks on a two day Duke of Edinburgh tramp. Fantastic weather contributed to a great time. As we tramped and talked together I was reminded that not only do we have some stunning scenery on our doorstep but that we also have many positive, polite and practical young people at our school. The final trip for the term, the History trip to Vietnam, left yesterday evening. That brought the total number of sporting, cultural and academic trips to sixty-nine. It would be fair to say we have had an extremely busy term. It’s hard to believe we have had that many trips so far and it’s only Term One.Of course, it hasn’t just all been trips. As Term One has progressed a large variety of practical and written assessments have been occurring. The Drama performances that have occurred over the past two evenings are just two examples of the results of many hours of teaching and learning for both teachers and students. Thanks to our teachers and students for their hard work during what has been a very hectic term. I would also like to thank parents and caregivers for the support they give our young people and teachers.It was a pleasure to attend the Friends of Taieri College meeting this week. They are a wonderful group of parents who kindly help at various school events such as the Blues Awards and allocate resources to help enrich the curriculum for our students. They are in desperate need of new members as long serving people are standing down due to their children leaving the College. They do a fantastic job and if you are interested in finding out more about the Friends of the Taieri please contact Jane Jones firstname.lastname@example.orgFinally I would like to wish you a safe and meaningful Easter and a relaxing and happy holiday period.
Noho ora mai