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We are His Kingdom ambassadors

Our two ERO reviewers visited us on Wednesday to for a korero about their visit here later in the term. We are looking forward to sharing our journey over the last few years with them, and using their feedback to continue our vision of excellence in learning, Christianity in living. A group of our students…

Are we listening for His Kingdom voice?

Some of our Year 13 students have been on a dive course for two days this week. Although confined to a pool environment, they are now ready to dive into open water later this term. Well done team. Our Year 11 and 12 students have had a great time at Urupukapuka Island this week. They…

We are His Kingdom servants

We are nearly half way through this term and students are well on their way with their learning. It has been heartening to visit classes and see focus and commitment on display. This is the expectation we have of our students and a character trait we look to grow at Excellere College. We held our…

We are created for His purpose

On Monday, after school, our staff attended the Whangarei Communities of Learning Hub launch. This is an initiative to strengthen learning across Whangarei by sharing best practice and expertise. The main  focus is well-being, of student and staff. We have much to share through the love and hope of Christ. The Government is currently reviewing…

He is in our midst

Our first assembly for this year honoured senior students who achieved highly at NCEA in 2018, with    Merits and Excellences. A past student, Toa Hita, shared his experiences at Faith Bible College, and we acknowledged our Core Values award winners. We have a new Board chair, Mr Mike de Vetter. Mike is taking over from…

Our God is greater than any circumstance

Our first week on our timetable has shown how we can be flexible to the circumstances we find ourselves in. With our new rooms not ready until later in the term our Senior College staff have had to share rooms and be very patient as we iron out any issues with location and equipment. We…

Happy birthday Jesus

This is our final newsletter for 2018 and I would like to reflect on our focus: Special Character and our Christian learning culture. We have had an emphasis on character development and Jesus as our role model throughout the year. The dedicated Christian Living time each week in our Senior College has given an opportunity…

He loves us all…

We are excited about having our new classrooms here next week, however they will be out-of-bounds for students. There will be security fencing around the whole area, across the field too, as they are worked on and we will be reminding children to stay clear. We pray that the weather is on our side… Next…

Sown seeds are blossoming

During the first week of December, week eight for us, our new relocatable classrooms will be appearing behind the Whare. This is the first stage of our new growth plan. After school closes the Science room will be moved over to the Whare area as well, and the Music room will disappear. Over the holiday…

The finish line is in sight…

Four of our staff attended the Careers and Transition Education Association conference, in Auckland, this week. This year’s theme was ‘Inspiration to Innovation’, looking at innovative and exciting developments that are happening among businesses and educators. The 3-day event focused on: Careers 101: tools and best practice for career development, Transition to further education, training,…