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There is no fear, in Jesus

This week our seniors began their exam season. We continue to pray for calm concentration during study, and a sense of peace during the exams. Next Friday the school is closed as staff continue their professional learning. Senior College staff will be taking part in a nation-wide programme to learn more about the coming NCEA…

Go in peace, with love

Today at our Leavers’ assembly we celebrated the season our leavers’ have spent with us, and blessed their exciting futures. Next week most of our seniors will be starting their NCEA exams. For some it is their final test, for others a step into 2021. It has been a very different journey there this year,…

Jesus walks with us, always

Thank you to the parents that responded to our annual Community consultation survey. We had 50 responses (up from 36), which will now help the Board develop their Strategic Plan for the next three years. It was great to see so many people at our Volunteers’ morning tea last Tuesday. After a difficult year it…

There is no fear in the Lord

Another week of four seasons, ending with Crowded House announcing a national tour—poetic confluence. We have had Jacqui Lloyd with us this week. Jacqui is providing guidance as we explore our Christian special character and strengthen our staffs’ understanding of, and capacity to support, Christian education. We are all life-long learners and feeding our staff…

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…