Term 2 started off with a successful carnival organised and ran by the Pastoral Committee, it was great to see our first committee ran the event and see loads of students there supporting the event.
The Community Committee and Academic Committee are currently finalising the details for their events to be held in term three. The Community Committee is running a ‘Give It A Go Week’, this event is encouraging students to try something they haven’t done yet and have māia to give it a go. The events range from ultimate frisbee to knitting, it would be great to see everyone try something during that week! The Academic Committee is running an ‘Academic Week’ in Week 6 of term 3, the committee will be running activities throughout the week, with some spot prizes to run and a raffle to enter.
The head students, have been meeting with the head students from 8 other schools in East Auckland for the ‘Head Student Initiative’, throughout the year we have been planning and organising two events to be planned and lead by all 9 schools. Currently, we have a Whānau competition of collecting items for Auckland City Mission, on August 10th, the Head Students from all schools with be taking items collected from their school to the Mission and volunteering for the day. We are all very passionate about volunteering and getting as many items as we can for the mission. On the 1st of August, the Head Students are holding an ‘East Auckland Schools Charity Concert’ for I AM HOPE. This concert will have two acts from each school and be held at Elim Church Auditorium, once the tickets have gone on sale we will let students know how to purchase tickets. We are really excited about the concert to happen and see the first event run by all head students in East Auckland.
The student leaders are very excited for term three and can’t wait to the events from the two committees and head student initiative go ahead.
Lionel Schwenke and Briana Valgre.