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One of our aims this year as a school was to start and end the year strongly.
As Usain Bolt says, 'There are better starters than me, but I'm a strong finisher'.
We have definitely entered the beginning of the end of the year period for senior students as they work through their practice exams and we prepare for their last school day in mid November before they start NCEA externals.
For the Year 13's their career at school is creeping towards an end, although it's a protracted end game with study leave from mid November, recognition of excellence ceremony in early December, and finally, a graduation ceremony in January.
Always a weird time of the year in school as we go through those farewell rituals while simultaneously planning for the next year.
In this case we are interviewing for three new staff (one is a maternity cover, the other two are for additional staff). This is all VERY exciting. It's always great to introduce new staff into our dream team.