Tau Hou hari 新年快乐,
Our working relationship with BBI and Macleans College is at its strongest for many years, and we are seeking to grow this positive relationship for the benefit of our learners. We are in the early stages of identifying some common areas of development with our nearest neighbours (as well as BBI and Macleans, BBPS, Mellons Bay, Macleans Primary and Owairoa have been part of dicussions), and we are excited to report that we have many priorities in common with these schools. Watch this space for more news as the year passes.
Last week, the Board of Trustees and I shared some communication about the implications of the national Tomorrow’s Schools Review. The consequences of some of the review’s recommendations are severe for our school. We are holding an information evening to share our thoughts, and encourage you to participate in the discussion around what could be the biggest shake-up of education in NZ for many years. Like me, you may have attended a similar evening at Macleans College, and we are aware that our local primaries, intermediates and colleges are likely to be affected in the same way by some of the reforms if they are adapted without true consultation.
Ian Dickinson, Principal.