Kia ora, Greetings

Tēnā koutou katoa. 

What an amazing busy week this has been.  Last Friday, I set off with the Year 10 Camp to Abel Tasman and the school was lucky I came back, as it was stunning down there.  The students behaved beyond our expectations.  They are due back tonight after an encounter with some nosey Orca’s.  How can you beat that as a life changing experience!  But don’t worry they are all coming home.  The other camps have had great times and all have enjoyed their week.  The Year 9’s had a busy activity week starting off with 30 lucky students heading off to Linton Military Camp for the day. 

Our float is looking very festive and hope that you come down to the Xmas Parade tomorrow. The Ball preparations are well underway and the school is being transformed into Hollywood. Thank you to all the staff and students for making this week an outstanding success.

I have had a huge interest from former pupils and members of the public who would like to come and visit Dannevirke High School.  I think this is fantastic and we will be organising an Open Day for those that want to come and see us.  Part of my philosophy is that the school is definitely a big part of the community, and vis versa, the community is a big part of the school.

We welcome any interested parties who can bring other ideas on how we can interact with the community.

The swimming pool is going to be up and running for Term One next year, so our students will be able to swim in one of the very few deep water school swimming pools in New Zealand.  There will be a major fundraising push for next year to get the pool complex up to date.  We are keen to hear of any fundraising ideas.

Have a lovely Christmas and New Year break and we look forward to seeing everyone safe and eager for another year at Dannevirke High School.

Ka kite anō

Di Carter