Carruth House

Whangarei Boys' High School - November 2015

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From the Director of Boarding - Ian Rowe

As I write, the senior students are well into the external NCEA exams and the juniors have already had their school exams. Some of the senior boarders have left for the summer and we wish them all well for their results - which will be out in the New Year.

Our big event since our last newsletter was the Formal Dinner. With a rousing haka to all staff from the boys, speeches and toasts from senior students, and a whole host of trophies to present, it was another wonderful evening - with one of the most anticipated events of the evening being the announcement of Carruth Prefects for next year. We were delighted that the Deputy Mayor of Whangarei, Sharon Morgan (whose late husband, Joe, was an Old Boy, and Old Carruthian) was able to attend in place of the Mayor, who was engaged at another event in the city.

Another event which is certainly worth mentioning is the annual rugby fixture between the boarders and the day boys - a game that is highly anticipated and which has a similar build up to the Rugby World Cup final. This year we saw another excellent game, with it going right down to the wire. I am happy to announce that we retained the trophy with a 19-17 win! Well done team!

While our 2016 hostel numbers are looking very positive, we are still very busy interviewing for next year. If you know of anybody keen to attend Carruth next year, please tell them to get in touch with me as soon as possible.

Penny Gordon - Carruth Parent Rep

As your Parent Representative, I am interested in feedback from parents about all aspects of Carruth House. I am particularly interested in your ideas about facilities and how we can improve things. I meet regularly with the Carruth Management Committee and we are always keen to hear your opinions.

Twitter @carruthwbhs

More and more of you are following us on twitter. This is an exciting development and we often get re-tweeted. Download the app on a smart phone, sign up and search for @carruthwbhs and click on 'follow'. You can also go to the website and follow that way if you like. I send out almost daily tweets (less than 140 characters with normally a picture) which helps you keep up to date. It was even mentioned in the recent parent survey by a few who really appreciated it.