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Term 1 Closing message from the Principal

Tenā koutou, e te whānau ki Te Kāreti o te Oneroa o Kahu/Long Bay College.

The term is rapidly drawing to a conclusion and although again, disjointed, due to extreme weather events and industrial action, great heart can be taken from the achievements of many within our community.

Events such as Athletics Day, our Junior Production of Alice in Wonderland, Relay for Life, The Sheilah Winn Shakespeare competitions and our Cultural Festival are wonderful occasions that support the very ethos of who we are and what we stand for. On such occasions, our school values of Care, Respect, Creativity and Community come to the fore and our students always step forward to face the challenge head-on.

There is a saying, credited to Michael Altshuler which states, “The bad news is time flies…the good news is that you’re the pilot” and this should be good news for each of our students. Yes, the year is progressing quickly but with discipline, planning, punctuality, and great attendance, each and every one of our learners still holds their destiny in their hands. Our vision for all of our ākonga is ‘Personal Excellence for Global Success’, meaning we want our students to maximize their potential in all facets of our school whether it be The Arts, Culture, Service to others, or Sport and not leaving this to chance is key. The role of a supportive home engaged in their children’s education cannot be underestimated and we encourage you to communicate regularly with your rangatahi about their progress and with us here at school. In this way we are able to support you as and when needed.

I wish everybody a safe and happy Easter break and look forward to Term 2 being even more productive than Term 1

Ngā mihi nui

CJ Healey