Website Issues

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…

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,…

Our growing community

Our Leavers’ dinner on Wednesday was a relaxed evening to farewell our students who are completing their schooling careers. It was wonderful to see so many parents there, and share the excitement of a new season beginning. Our prayers are with them as they start a new adventure, in God’s creation. Our ESOL students had…

The Scripture of advice

Our assembly Leavers’ yesterday honoured those students that are completing their schooling career and moving on to a new, exciting season in their lives. We pray that Excellere College has helped develop the character they will need to witness to the world, and pursue the purpose God has for them. We thank them for their…

We are fertile ground for faith, hope and love

We are excited to announce some new staffing appointments for 2019. Meagan Kelly will be our new Middle College leader, with Tim Osborne joining her in the Middle College. Moselle Brown and Susan Brits will be joining the Junior College team, Moselle in Year 4/5, Susan in Year 2. We look forward to them bringing…

We plant, we water, but God does the growing

Welcome back to our final term of 2018. As always it will be busy, and will fly past. We expect the   weather to warm as we work through Spring. We are still getting enrolment enquiries and encourage you to contact the office soon if you have a child to enrol for 2019, or know someone…

Be refreshed in the Lord

The last week of term has been a mixture of cold, windy and warm, sunny weather. A typical Spring week in Whangarei. I have been impressed how our students have maintained a calm, peaceful atmosphere around the school. We are blessed to have a wonderful group of children at Excellere College. Our mufti day raised…

Jesus loved children, and the childlike in us

Our Year 13 Snow camp group returned on Wednesday after a wonderful time on the slopes. We thank Mr Mackay and a hardy group of parents for making this trip a success. Our assembly yesterday was a celebration of some of our students learning this term. Run by students, it was great to see God’s…

Godly parental responsibility

This week I finish my musings on the world our children inhabit, especially the digital aspect. My prayer is that I can remind you to pause and reflect on our role, as parents, in guiding our children through this world, their world. Our seniors had their exams this week. We pray that their preparation was…

Godly parental responsibility

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing my thoughts on some of the issues that our children are dealing with: social media, online gaming, inappropriate online sites, societal pressures, and idols galore to  distract us. My prayer is that I can remind you to pause and reflect on our role, as parents, in…