Principal’s Message

We have got off to a busy Term 2 start. I had the privilege of recently attending the Pompallier Shield Competition with our students and staff, held at Pompallier College, Whangārei.  Following a 3-year absence due to Covid, every secondary school in the Auckland Diocese was over-joyed to be participating once more.

Our students were competing in six categories: Senior English Scripture, Junior English Scripture, Open Māori Scripture, Senior prepared speech, Junior prepared speech and Waiata (song).  It is with great admiration that our students gained 1st place with their Himene, “Te Ara a Maria”, which was written by the students.  We are celebrating 3rd place overall in the Pompallier Shield Competition, recording a first top three placement in the history of the college.  This is a significant achievement and performance – thank you to everyone who assisted the students in preparing and travelling to the event.  Click this link for full details.

We also welcomed new staff to our school whānau at the beginning of Term 2 – click this link to find out who some of them are.

The Senior School Ball was another successful event in the annual school calendar, proving to provide a splendid occasion for our seniors to enjoy for what might be one last ‘glamourous’ time, before they complete their final year of college education.  A very big thank you to the ball committee, staff and management who organised ‘Hollywood Glamour’ for the students – they certainly shone on the night.  Click this link to find out the winners on the night.

I would like to acknowledge all the hard work of the cast (ensemble, band, and backstage crew) who have put in hours and hours of practice to ensure the audience enjoys a spectacular evening of Mamma Mia! which got underway on Wednesday, following the poor weather impacting the Tuesday evening performance.  The cast are ready to perform an amazing night of entertainment to our audience.  A special ‘Thank you’, must be extended to Mrs Oliver, Director of ‘Mamma Mia,’ Miss Bradley, Production Manager, Mr Humphries, Musical Director, Mrs Sarah Maddison, Assistant Musical Director, Ms Makayla Samaeli, Backstage Manager, Ms Brittney Black, Assistant Backstage Manager and Sarala Prideaux, Choreographer. I also acknowledge our wonderful school whānau who have given their time, skills, and costumes to make the show the special night it promises to be.

A very happy and blessed Mother’s Day to all mother’s, grandmothers and great-grandmothers.  May your day be filled with love and laughter!  May God Bless you abundantly on Mother’s Day and always.  May He fill your heart with joy and peace and grant you strength and wisdom.

God bless,

Louise Moore.