Senior 2

Even though it feels like we have only just stared 2019 we have already started planning in earnest for 2020. The most significant aspect of next year for us is introducing our Year 12 course or Senior 2 as we refer to the next stage of our curriculum delivery. As we have the opportunity to … More Senior 2

Dominique Smith.

My last post focused on Gert Biesta’s presentation at the conference I attended last week during my time with other Canterbury Secondary School Principals as part of our Educational visit to Brisbane. In this post I want to profile another presenter from that conference.  Dominique Smith is a significantly different educator to Biesta. Where Biesta … More Dominique Smith.

Gert Biesta

Last week I joined fellow Secondary School Principals from the Canterbury West Coast regions on an educational tour of Brisbane. One of the highlights of this three day tour was having the opportunity to hear Gert Biesta present at the Queensland Principal’s annual conference. Biesta is currently working at Maynooth University in Ireland and at … More Gert Biesta

Just a Look

The first term of our third year has certainly been a challenging one. The roll growth associated with adding a year level every year for our first five years means we have grown from a roll of 220 when we opened in 2017 to a roll of over 700 as we began our third year. … More Just a Look

The Garden

    As we begin our third year of operation it is fascinating to see how we have grown. There are obvious developments like the number of learners and staff and the associated increase in sports, groups and learning opportunities but another important area of growth and development for me has been our garden area … More The Garden

What are we?

Below is the transcript of my Year 10 Prize giving speech. This time last year I stood here to give the Principal’s address at our first prize-giving. It brought to an end a year of firsts. Everything we did was a first. Well we are not new anymore, we are here. So at the end … More What are we?