Principal’s Weekly Update

T2 Week 3 – 20 May 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, This has been a very productive week for all here at Garin. Our student leaders have been actively promoting the many events that are presently dominating our calendar. With Geek Week kicking off next Monday and running through to...

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T2 Week 2 – 13 May 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, Learners and Staff are reflecting on our prayer theme this month, “Blessed Mary - Our Mother”.  Mary showed great courage when she received the news from the Angel Gabriel. Her trust had to be completely in the fact that God chose her to...

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T2 Week 1 – 6 May 2022

Kia ora tatou ngā whānau,  Welcome back to all learners and whānau for the start of Term 2, I also welcome our new learners to College. The beautifully warm and calm Autumn weather we have experienced this week has certainly enhanced the beginning of our new term.  We...

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T1 Week 11 – 14 April 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, Teachers, Staff and Students gathered this Holy Thursday in liturgy to commemorate Christ’s Last Supper. The significance of Christ’s example of service was exemplified through Christ washing the feet of his disciples. Jesus’ message was...

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T1 Week 10 – 8 April 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, There is certainly much to celebrate in what has been achieved in the College this term. Despite the challenge of managing and contending with the impact of the Covid pandemic, our learners have maintained outstanding levels of...

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T1 Week 9 – 1 April 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, Our lives continue to operate in more complex environments at present and change or adaptation is experienced regularly. I write to you with gratitude for the gentleness and calm in how our school community is interacting through times...

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T1 Week 8 – 15 March 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, We are pleased to present the 2021 NCEA Achievement data for Level 1, 2, 3 and University Entrance (UE). We note that Achievement in NCEA has been impressive, in L1 NCEA achievement sits at 6.8% above Decile 8 National Achievement, in L2...

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T1 Week 7 – 18 March 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, Our Annual Colours Awards Assembly celebrates the success of our learners from 2021 in Level 1,2,3 NCEA who gained Maroon Colours and Gold Endorsed colours for their outstanding academic achievement. Congratulations to all students...

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T1 Week 6 – 11 March 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, We are in a challenging time as we make every effort to maintain our health during the Covid-19 Pandemic. I thank you for your support and encouragement that you are providing our learners each day in relation to maintaining their...

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T1 Week 5 – 4 March 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, Each Monday morning at 8 am, I have the privilege of meeting with our Leaders of Sport, Art, Academic, Ngā Amorangi and Christian Service. We share in prayer, reflect on our responsibility as servant leaders within Garin and prepare for...

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T1 Week 4 – 25 February 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, Having returned to my office at midday today from a walk across the sports fields, grounds and through our learning spaces and classrooms, I am now sitting down in my well ventilated office, wearing my mask and ready to celebrate our...

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T1 Week 3 – 18 February 2022

Tēnā koutou katoua ngā whānau, I would like to congratulate our students Yr 9-13 for the calm way in which they are embracing the school year and establishing themselves in their new classes with new teachers and workspaces. I enjoy the opportunity to visit classes...

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