From the Principal's Desk - 13 April 2018

Published on Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:33 p.m. Print Article

Kia ora tatou I had the pleasure of attending our annual Whanau Hui on Wednesday evening and enjoyed sharing the occasion with a healthy number of members from our Maori-Pasifika community.  Under the leadership of Gemma Tuhega, our Maori-Pasifika Council are playing a central role in the promotion of our annual plan goal of “Raising Maori student achievement and strength of identity”.  Wednesday evening was an opportunity to share with whanau some of the current initiatives that Taieri College are fostering in order to promote and raise achievement.  It was also a chance for whanau to feedback to the college their thoughts on moving forward. Congratulations to our Year 13 Drama students for putting on an entertaining performance as part of their practical assessment during the week.  I thoroughly enjoyed the play and was suitably impressed with the high standard of acting.  Likewise, to the participants and winners in our annual Prepared Reading finals.  Mr Cone and Miss Hurst have informed me that the overall standard was very high. Things are now well under way in the development of our new Performing Arts Centre.  There is a hive of activity on site and we are looking forward to following the progress of the project as the building gradually takes shape. Finally, from me I would like to wish our college community a safe and relaxing holiday.  It has been a typically busy Term One and it is important we recharge our batteries over the next couple of weeks as we look forward to Term Two.  It has been a long and mild summer, although this week has reminded us that winter is approaching rapidly! Nga mihi Dave Hunter PRINCIPAL

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