Principal's Weekly Message

 

Kia Ora Whanau

 

It has been another highly engaging and successful week

 

throughout the school with a lot happening. This week saw all

 

our Syndicate Graduation dinners happen, where all the Year

 

Eight students in each Syndicate come together to celebrate

 

their time at the Intermediate. Reports from the staff and

 

students are that everyone enjoyed the occasion, and special

 

thanks go to the staff for their organisation of the respective

 

nights. All students received a certificate to recognise their

 

graduation as they move into the next stage of their education.

 

The school is looking forward to being able to celebrate the year

 

next week with our Prizegiving Assemblies. This is especially

 

exciting this year as we are able to welcome friends and whanau

 

into the school for each occasion, something that has been

 

missed over recent years. The first celebration is the Technology

 

Awards on Tuesday and on Wednesday is the Formal Prizegiving

 

for the entire school. The venue is the school gymnasium and we

 

would like to see as many whanau as possible to help us

 

recognise, acknowledge and celebrate all the amazing

 

achievements of our students.

 

Even though the focus is on our end of year celebrations, the

 

school is also busy planning the start of the 2023 school year. It

 

is one that we look forward to with some real excitement and a

 

return to what we do well for the entire year!

 

The first day of school is Tuesday 31st January, which will be a

 

meet the teacher and classroom day. Please arrive for an 8.50am

 

start. This is so all whanau for new and returning students can

 

come into school, see their classroom and meet with the

 

teacher. There will be information provided at a later date about

 

how this day will run.

 

Lastly, it is three years ago today that the Whakaari Tragedy

 

happened and there are a number of events underway to

 

remember all those who were involved that day. Our heartfelt

 

and sincere thoughts and aroha to all those whanau and friends

 

affected, on this day of remembrance.

 

Nga Mihi

 

Mike Webster