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The love of Jesus reflected in our actions

It has been another great week in God’s Kingdom, with Northland sunshine, grey clouds, rain, and warmth. As I walk about the school I am heartened by the friendly, outgoing responses I get from our students. They are polite, respectful and engaged. There is a buzz about their learning, and social interactions. I see compassion,…

Grace and Blessings

Term Four has begun with the usual unsettled Spring weather and a settled student return to learning. I was impressed with the positive atmosphere around the school this week. We pray for a peaceful, uninterrupted term. Well done to Bianca Allan, Chane Schreuder and Jack Milina, our Duke of Edinburgh students, who completed the Cape…

Shalom

As we end Term Three remember that we are still at Level One, and need to  maintain our personal hygiene practices at home, and consider others in all our interactions. A healthy holiday will help us all relax into the last term of school. It will be the usual busy time with our seniors completing…

Love all your neighbours

Next week we come to the end of Term Three. Our seniors will sit their practice NCEA exams, which are important for derived grades and much-needed practice for end-of-year exams. We have navigated Level Two and had a largely uninterrupted term of learning. We look forward to a holiday break, in the sun… Jesus has…

Be Jesus for others before His return

Last Friday night we had our Guys Hangout Night in the Gym. This was an opportunity for our ‘boys’ to spend a fun evening together eating, drinking, laughing, competing, and talking. It was  a wonderful evening, with a big turnout. We want to thank out Parent Support Group, especially Nat Brown, for organising this community…

His Kingdom is a treasure

Spring arrived this week and we have been blessed with more sunshine than rain. It is great to feel the warmth as we move about the school. I know Peter, our caretaker, appreciates the drier weather. With only three weeks remaining of this term it is important that our NCEA students stay focused on what…

Blessed to be loved by God

We begin the second half of this term with more variable weather, Level 2 still in place, and the hope of a settled learning environment through to the end of the term. We are praying that we stay on top of Covid and anxiety levels can be lessened as we head into Spring. Please continue…

Our foundation is strong

I want to commend all our students for their approach during this Covid season. They continue to focus on their learning, and maintain a calm manner about the school. Despite the anxiety around Level 2 our students are kind, patient, and display self-control, all Fruit of the Spirit. We pray for a return to Level…

Be as Christ for others

As our country, again, battles a Covid spread we must all be prepared to play our part. At Excellere College that means maintaining safe hygiene practices, limiting interactions between staff and parents, and recording any visitors. Our carpark needs to be a place for drop-off and pick-up only again, and we ask parents to not…

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…