Congratulations once again to The Final Straw! Last night at the National Gala Awards dinner Jess Reiher and Rosie O’Hagan very graciously accepted this prestigious award on behalf of their team. This was quite a daunting prospect in front of an audience of 400 including the Governor General, several Politicians and other dignitaries. We are very proud of our girls given that this year there were 900 Young Enterprise teams around the country. The girls were particularly thrilled to win this award that reflects our Mercy values so well.
The Young Enterprise teams submitted their annual reports at the end of Term 3. They have been marked and The Final Straw is one of the four Regional Finalists. They will pitch to be the overall Wellington winner on 25 October. Good luck!
The Final Straw are also finalists in three specific categories…Marketing Excellence, Financial Management and Social Impact.
Dog’s Business are finalists in the Sustainable Practice category and Ratu (previously known as Blue and Black) are finalists in the Business Resilience category.
The internal assessment calendar for senior students is now available in the NCEA Information section of the school website. The calendar is viewable by students and parents and can be updated by teachers if due dates change.
On March 26th, the Art History students did an early morning sculpture walk looking at sculpture in public places in central Wellington. The walk took in Civic Square and the City to Sea bridge, Lambton Quay, the Cable Car and then down through the Botanical Gardens to be back at school in time for morning tea. We were interested in looking at connections between the sculptures and their environments as well as the stories they tell of this place and our past.