Rector's Message - November 2020

By TBHS | Posted: Monday November 2, 2020

Kia ora koutou. Its hard to believe but we are only a few days away from Senior Prizegiving!

Our school year has been blighted by Covid-19. However, since we came back properly in late May, things have gone very quickly indeed and it’s amazing that we have still managed to fit in so many great experiences.

Over the last two weeks we have had the Arts and Winter Sports Prizegivings. These two wonderful assemblies have provided us the opportunity to celebrate the talent and dedication of our students. Congratulations to all the winners, but also congratulations to everyone who played an instrument, sang in a choir, kicked or hit a ball, danced, rode on something, ran in the mud and all the other cool things you can do in sports and culture. These extra-curricular activities are super fun and they teach us how to work collaboratively to achieve a common goal.

The NCEA external examinations are just around the corner. In the next few weeks, senior boys need to revise and prepare for each external standard. If they get stuck or need help, tell them to email their teachers. Those that have few or no exams also need to work hard to ensure that they finish the year with the required qualifications. Ask your son how many credits he has and how many credits he still needs. After the seniors leave for exam study, there will still be opportunities to complete some assessments. Ms Paterson, our Achievement Monitor, is in charge of this and students should speak with her if they are unsure of what they need to do.

Helping adolescents develop into fine young men is definitely a shared endeavour. It’s plain to see that the vast majority of boys at TBHS have a real sense of ownership of the school - that’s why we do so well. If this year is the last that you will have a son at Boys’ High, thank you so much for all your support over the last 5 years. See at the Senior Prizegiving on Thursday evening.