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From the Principal

“Role modelling is not the main thing in influencing others, it is everything” Albert Schweitzer.

Over the past two weeks I have had the absolute pleasure of interviewing 30 of our Year 12 students who applied to have their leadership recognised with a leadership blazer.

These young people impressed me with their compassion, determination, openness and their real commitment to ‘service leadership’. They are all well involved in the wider life of the school; playing sport, participating in The Arts and cultural activities, and serving on various committees. Many talked about how they help their classmates with their learning in class through encouragement and participating fully themselves in all class activities.

Each has set a goal for each subject they take, and these goals will really stretch them. They are taking our motto of “Whāia te iti kahurangi’ ‘strive for the utmost’ or ‘personal best nothing less’ seriously.

Each student has also set an attendance goal of well over 90% and they have all had a careers interview.

These students are leading by example, they are living examples of our school values. Many began at Hillmorton in Year 7 when just 10 or 11 years old. After 5½ years they have grown into mature, open, considerate and giving teenagers from diverse backgrounds. They make me very proud of our school, our students, our staff and our families who work alongside us to ensure that our vision “with our communities, we nurture well rounded and accomplished young people, prepared and ready for life” becomes a reality.

Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei

“Seek that which is most precious, if you should bow, let it be to a lofty mountain”.

Ann Brokenshire