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Apologies to those trying to access our website. We are currently experiencing technical issues and repair is taking longer than expected. We appreciate those of you who have taken the time to let us know and we are doing our best to resolve the situation. Please contact the school office for further information. (Ironically you…

We must walk the talk first

We had a busy Wednesday this week, with our internet going out, our Spring water supply stopping, and then a small fire in the Food Technology room. Thankfully all these events were handled well by staff and students, a reflection of our caring culture, and our systems. We have our senior Ball tomorrow night. This…

God is our hope, Jesus our saviour

Today we had a school assembly celebrating our Lord’s grace  and love during this time. We are blessed to remain a strong Christian community. Our Year 12/13 scuba divers were back at the Poor Knights on Tuesday. Fortunately they wanted to get wet… Another of our aspirational goals in our Student Graduate Profile is for…

All is for the glory of God

It was great to see our students participating in the inter-House Futsal tournament this week. Each lunchtime also had a crowd of spectators, and wonderful sportsmanship was on display. Well done to our Year 12/13 scuba divers, who braved the winter waters of God’s great creation, at the Poor Knights yesterday. Our Parent Support group…

Learning never ends

Today I am at our Northland Christian Principals’ hui. It is great to be able to meet again for fellowship and korero. We will be sharing our experiences during the Covid-19 lockdown season and how we can support each other as we continue through 2020. Our Student Council meets again today, with the selection of…

The Fruit of our Faith

One of the aspirations in our Student Graduate Profile is for students to “demonstrate servant leadership and co-operate positively by contributing to the community, and loving others.” I am encouraged by the increased enthusiasm from students to outwork their faith through volunteering their time and ideas across the school. From our new School Council to…

Find that Jesus time

Find that Jesus time It has been great to have some rain filling our dams and tanks recently. We pray that those that urgently need it have been refreshed, for now. Our carpark continues to be a busy place after school. Please stay patient and wait until you have moved up to where the students…

Be Christ in helping others

Our second week back proved to be another settled time,  in spite of the damp weather. Routines are returning, and children are accepting, and respecting, our Covid procedures. We look forward to the next six weeks being an exciting, busy time for us all. Our carpark is busier than normal after school at present and…

In the coming weeks

Excellere College is closing today as the country goes into self-isolation. Our staff will be focusing on their families, and their time at home in the weeks ahead. We are all being asked to stay safe, and apart, until this virus can be halted from spreading. We pray for your well-being during this time and…

School holidays brought forward

The Ministry of Education has brought the school holidays forward to start on Monday, 30th March (next Monday), with schools being open for distance learning again from Wednesday, 15th April (after Easter Tuesday). At the end of the school holidays, schools will be open for distance learning but not physically open for staff to work at the…

We all hunger for righteousness

Early in the week I spoke with our Senior College students on the expectations we have around their contribution to our school culture. I shared some of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, specifically our hunger and thirst for Righteousness, and our role as Peacemakers. Schools are a unique environment, with so many children together in…