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12 Feb

Acting Principal’s Message

Welcome to the new term. As you probably heard, our Principal Mrs Ryan is unwell and will be on sick leave for the term.  She is in our thoughts and prayers as she recuperates.  On Friday 9 February we held our Leadership Mass.

We acknowledged some of our student leaders – specifically our student Leadership Team, Level Leaders and House Captains

Level Leaders for 2018:
Year 9 – Elisapeta Aaifou-Aloisio & Tanisha Ramji
Year 10 – Lillian Woodbury & Kennedy Payne
Year 11 – Hannah McGinty & Lizzie Atonio
Year 12 – Josephine Paxie & Sydnie Williams
Year 13 – Tiffany Jacobs & Bri Mitchell

House Captains:
Maria – Jufael Salu
Joan – Yvonne Atonio
Teresa – Taliah Sulupo
Bernadette – Decima Schmidt
Catherine – Amour Kennach
Anne – Evie Henderson

At the end of last year, we introduced a new leadership role – Deputy Head Girl House. We identified a need to revamp our House events to support our vision of sisterhood, teamwork and a sense of belonging. With this new position came a change to the selection process – this year we put the student vote alongside the vote from the staff leadership team.
The challenge for our House Captains and Deputies is to help create a House system that encourages sisterhood, team-work and a sense of belonging. A House system we can be proud of.

Student Leadership Team:

Head Girl
Lynette Sosefo
Deputy Head Girl Special Character
Caitlin Ramoo
Deputy Head Girl House
Bea Jayme
Deputy Head Girl Arts
Zoe Simpson
Deputy Head Girl Sport
Ainsleyana Pulieata
Deputy Head Girl Culture
Laina Semu
Deputy Head Girl Level Leaders
Ebony Hodge

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Last week Yr13 were on a 3 day Leadership camp.  On the first evening we learnt the school Haka.  Leading this was a former St Mary’s student and a former St Mary’s teacher. We are grateful to them for their support

Mā te tuakana ka tōtika te teina, mā te teina ka tōtika te tuakana

(From the older, the younger learns how to do it, from the younger,  the older learns how to be tolerant/everyone has responsibilities, both the old and the young)

Finally, I would like to thank you all for your ongoing support of our College and look forward to meeting more of our new whanau and reconnecting with current whanau

Nga mihi nui
Helen Hardwick