Tena koutou katoa

What a fabulous day we had on Friday where our students were able to showcase, market and sell their products and services they had worked on throughout the year.  I was so proud of our young people’s efforts and successes.  

Our year long concept was Enterprise and throughout the year the students took part in Dreaming up an idea, Designing it , Developing it and then Doing it! If you haven’t already, check out our school facebook page for photos of our day on Friday.  This was real life learning and I hope the students came home and talked about their achievements during the day.  

Thanks also to all whanau members who came along to support us – very much appreciated.

I have had the privilege of reading through some of the End of Year Reports which will be published during the last week of school.  Each year I am thrilled with the commitment and perseverance our students put into their learning at KIS.  The Graduate Profile provides guidance for the type of citizen we aspire our students to become before leaving KIS.  A number have earned themselves proficient in all capabilities.  The reflections I enjoy reading the most are those written by the students themselves.  They are incredibly honest about their learning, the importance of their peer group, achievements and goals for next year.  

As we approach the end of the year, it is business as usual for the staff and students.  We do want students attending school and making every effort to adhere to our school Code of Conduct.

Your support in making sure your tamariki get home promptly after school is much appreciated.  We are discouraging groups of students to be meeting in mass at the local shops.  This can be intimidating for the elderly.  

Until next time.

Kim Sloane