It has been a week when it has really felt that winter has arrived. Our Northland rain has fallen, the wind has blown, and the temperature has begun to fall. Please ensure students are dressed appropriately, in school uniform, to keep themselves warm and dry. The puddles have made a reappearance around school, and we will do our best to keep feet dry and classrooms warm.
We hold our Senior ball tomorrow night, and with the help of Renew students we are expecting another great night. We have high standards for behaviour at this event and look forward to providing a safe place for our students to dance and fellowship the night away.
On Sunday a group of our senior students will be heading off to Auckland to attend a performance of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”. We hope they enjoy their opera experience.
Some of our students will be representing Excellere College at the first Christian Schools’ Sports Tournament next Tuesday. This event, run by Sport Northland, is a fantastic opportunity to compete with other Northland Christian schools, and share God’s plan of fellowship.
Next week I am off to Wellington to attend the Association of Integrated Schools’ Conference. This is an opportunity to update myself on issues of national importance affecting Integrated schools, and network with other Christian schools. With change a constant in our education system it is useful to be able to hear from those that are making the decisions down in Wellington.
“Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Hebrews 13: 8 (NIV)