From The Principal's Desk - 24 November 2017

Published on Friday, 24 November 2017, 2:15 p.m. Print Article

Kia ora tatou I really enjoyed meeting the large number of families that attended our 2018 Year 7 information meetings over the last couple of weeks.  These meetings are about sharing “nuts and bolts” information about the students’ first year at Taieri College.  Unfortunately, I was unable to be present at the Year 9 meetings, but I do understand they were well attended by families.  Our enrolments are looking encouraging for 2018 and to keep our class sizes at a healthy level we are putting in an extra class at Year 7.  We welcome Miss Hannah van Plateringen to our TK teaching team for 2018.  On top of high Year 7 enrolments, we are also expecting 33 new Year 9s to Taieri College next year.  I had the pleasure of meeting this group last Friday when they attended our Year 9 orientation day and I look forward to getting to know them all next year. Several Year 9 and 10 students have enjoyed participating in this week’s junior sports tournament week organised by Otago Secondary Sports Association.  Thank you to the staff and helpers who accompanied our teams during the week. We were proud to hear of Benaiah Dunn’s success in the National Silent Film Festival this week.  Benaiah and his team of actors, including Jack McAtamney and Logan Carter, came second overall in the International Youth Silent Film Festival (IYSFF) New Zealand Regional competition, picking up three out of the five awards at the ceremony in Tauranga.  Benaiah has the opportunity to go overseas to take part in the IYSFF Global Awards Show in Portland, Oregon, in the northwest United States, next year. “The Chase” is a must watch, click on the link below and see for yourself or find it on YouTube ‘The Chase Middlemarch’.  It is brilliant.  Photo credit: Brydie Photography.

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