Campion College Newsletter
Newsletter 30, Term 3, Week 31, 26 September- 02 October
While it's been a short week after observing the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial day on Monday, it's been a very busy one! We have had many student events during the week and all classes have been busy wrapping up for the term.
As we look back on the term, we acknowledge all our staff's hard work and dedication. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful team working together for our College community. We look forward to Paul McGuinness' return in Term 4, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank my colleagues for all of their support and the whānau members and students who have made a special effort to make my time as acting principal so fruitful. I will resume my deputy principal position in Term 4.
As Term 3 comes to a close, please be reminded that Campion College will open for Term 4 on Monday, 17 October, with school exams for seniors and regular school for our juniors. Have a very enjoyable break e te whānau.
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Yesterday voting took place for the student representative on the Board of Trustees. We had three excellent candidates who each delivered fantastic campaign speeches to the student body. We congratulate our newly elected student representative, Jacqueline Nankivell.
SIR JOHN KIRWAN VISIT
This we had the privilege of hosting Sir John Kirwan at Campion College. JK spoke to our Year 11 to 13 students and his message was a simple one. JK says we should all have a plan for our mental wellbeing and tells us that everyday we should "Do one thing" for ourselves. Thank you for sharing your inspirational message, JK, and for the taking the time to allow our students to take many, many photos with you.
A team of Year 13 students organised a lunch time cultural festival on Thursday. The festival showcased six amazingly talented student acts. Thank you to all those who shared their God given talents with our College community. He rawe koutou e te iwi!
We have launched a new Campion College Facebook Page where we will post photos and updates about all the wonderful things happening at Campion. Head over to Facebook to check it out https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085105953041
Our Senior Basketball team faced off against Havelock North High School last week. While it was a tough game, the team held their ground in the 4th quarter to make a strong comeback and narrowly miss out on the win.
CAMPION COLLEGE SCHOOL BOT CASUAL VACANCY
A casual vacancy has occurred on the school board for an elected parent representative.
The board has decided to fill the vacancy by election.
If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board , within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.
Request for a by-election should be sent to:
Mr Paul Sadler
Campion College Board
41 Campion College Road, Gisborne, 4010
By: 28 October 2022
A reminder to our students sitting NCEA examinations that our College school examinations will be held in the first week of Term 4. While it is important for our students to have a break during the next two weeks, they should be doing a little each day to prepare for the examinations. Please refer to the following timetable and ensure you take careful note of your exam dates and times.
HAVE A GO BEACH NETBALL – Thursday 13 Oct 1-2:30 pm
The GNC Youth Activation Group is offering a Have A Go Beach Netball Day for girls aged 12-18! It's lots of fun, FREE and there will be spot prizes to give away. No netball experience is required...just bring your can do attitude and a big smile!
NNZ NETBALL LEADERS PROGRAMME – LEADERSHIP MODULES Monday & Tuesday 10 & 11 Oct
GNC are running Netball Leadership Modules for 12-18 year olds over the school holidays. This is a free event and a great way for youth to improve their confidence, develop their leadership skills and make new friends. By completing these modules they will gain the Bronze Leadership Award. To register and for more information on our Silver and Gold Award opportunities on the Activator Pathway, Umpire Pathway and Coach Pathway visit website https://www.sporty.co.nz/gisbornenc/Youth-1/nnz-netball-leaders-programme
YEAR 7 & 8 – Term 4
For those of you with Year 7 & 8’s please find attached information about our upcoming Year 7 & 8 Twilight League. This league is all about FUN! 7-a-side teams, 1 and 2 point shooting zones, dress up in whatever you want. Mixed teams allowed - max of 3 boys on court at a time (in different playing areas). Get your school, friends or whanau together, or register individually and GNC will place you in a team. Register: https://www.sporty.co.nz/gisbornenc/ANZ-futureFERNS/year-78-twilight-1
$15 per player. Tuesdays from 25th Oct - 29th Nov (6 weeks). Entries close Tuesday 18th Octobe
A PRAYER FOR THE HOLIDAYS
E te Atua, We thank you Lord, for this term.
For the challenges, the successes,
and the mistakes from which we have learnt.
Be with us as we spend our time with family and friends.
Give us strength and courage to do what is right;
to be witnesses of our faith.
Help us to be a practical Christian these holidays,
to appreciate what others do for us,
to give time and effort to help others,
to be peacemakers in our family.
Keep us safe in our activities;
give us good rest and good fun.
Bring us back refreshed and ready for a new term.
We thank you for our classmates, teachers, parents
and a community that cares for us.
May we always be conscious of you in our lives.
Wishing everyone a very blessed and safe holiday break. We will see you all back at school on Monday 17 October.
Yours in Christ,