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Dear Parents and Caregivers

2017 seems to have come and gone so quickly. Our students and staff are looking forward to well-earned holidays. Enjoy the festive season among family and friends. So parents and caregivers, our students are all yours. We look forward to seeing everyone back at School safe and sound in 2018.

Look out for the important dates during the last week of January and the first week of February. They will be advertised in the South Waikato News and on our website. They are also listed later in this newsletter.


Junior Prize Giving:

Today we held our final assembly for the year with Year 9 and 10 students being awarded a wide range of prizes that recognise the hard work carried out. We are thrilled with the quality of our students and look forward to high levels of achievement.

JUNIOR PRIZEGIVING – MAJOR AWARDS

Special Awards:

Peter Lee Trophy for Interlake Competition

Arapuni

Tokoroa Federated Farmers Award and the Primary ITO Prize For Excellence in Agriculture

Jorja Chapman

 Recognition Certificates for Junior Students Studying an NCEA Programme at Level 1 or above

 

Matthew Martin

Lalelei Okeroa-Stowers

Kiah Rawiri-Taiki

Gabriel Stevens

Tuata Tunupopo

 

Year 9 Speech Competition

Tokoroa Toastmasters' Cup

Jade Church /

Shirley Glassie-Ginns

Year 10 Speech Competition

Tokoroa Toastmasters' Cup.    

Xanthe Pita

Junior Writing Award

New Zealand Cup, donated by Mr and Mrs L.J Davey                               

Meg Hamley

Deklin Taumata

Bryan’s Florist & Plant Shop Award for Year 10 student who has shown Tenacity       

 

Jessie Lockley

Ava Matthews-Davies

Michael Rameka-Jacobs

Tuata Tunupopo

Prize for Year 10 student who has shown the most improved attitude in the Junior Years

Shontelle Wilson

Ming Cooper Memorial Trophy for the Junior Student who has contributed most to Māori activities                                              

Xanthe Pita

Omanawanui Trophy for Junior Oratory

Rawiri Te Hiko

Polinetia Fa’atasi Trophy for cultural and academic effort

Shirley Glassie-Ginns

SWPICS AWARD:

(South Waikato Pacific Island Community Services)

For Commitment and Contribution to the Pasifika Community and School

 


Denzel Glassie-Mindoro

 

      Year 9 Programme - Top Students

Mathematics

Science                                                

Maddisyn Chapman

Sarnpreet Kaur

Physical Education

Reef Gulde

English

Social Studies

Riley Comer

Riley Comer

 

 

      Year 10 Programme - Top Students

Digital Technology

Jemma Guitink

Physical Education

Xanthe Pita

Mathematics

The Arts

English                 

Jorja Chapman

Shontelle Wilson / Meg Hamley

Meg Hamley

Health

Jeremy Sneddon

Materials Technology

Social Studies

Science

Jeremy Sneddon

Minette Cabbigat

Minette Cabbigat

 

YEAR 9 JCLP WITH EXCELLENCE

Maddisyn Chapman

Riley Comer

Pare Williams

 Chealsie De Vorms


 

YEAR 10 JCLP WITH EXCELLENCE

Minette Cabbigat

Meg Hamley                                            Bethany Koia


Xanthe Pita

Shontelle Wilson

 

 

GOLD AWARDS – YEAR 9

 

Maddisyn Chapman       

Chealsie De Vorms

 

 

GOLD AWARDS – YEAR 10

Bethany Koia    

Xanthe Pita                                           Shontelle Wilson


 

Staffing:

We are farewelling three highly valued staff members.

Marc Lelievre is joining the staff of Rototuna Senior High School after six years at Forest View. His work in the Social Science and Physical Education Learning Areas is highly valued and he inspired many students to get involved in Business Studies and Enterprise Studies.

Karen Watkins is retiring from her position as Executive Officer after 26 and a half years. Being in charge of financial matters, staff payroll and a myriad of other portfolios required a huge range of knowledge and skills. We will miss her experience and guidance. In her place, Chris Stokes will take up the new role of Business Manager.

Trish Priscott is retiring after a total of 25 years at Forest View with the last 13 and a half years as Deputy Principal. She is acknowledged as a high quality professional who continually challenged herself and others to deliver high quality outcomes for students and teachers. Every class she taught accelerated learning and achievement, every teacher she worked with gained new skills and knowledge, every student she worked with in a pastoral or discipline situation received support enabling them to get through difficult times. We will miss Trish’s passion for education and  she often stated that teachers who didn’t have this passion shouldn’t be teachers. In the interim three teachers have been appointed in part-time assistant principals positions to carry out senior leadership tasks alongside their own duties.

Lilla Lazar will take up the role of Curriculum Leader for English and Languages in the New Year. We look forward to her contributions to our School.


Student Success:

Dong Mei Lim (2017 Dux) - confirmed grades of A+ for both Maths papers at Canterbury University.


Coming Events:

Calendar for the Commencement of 2018:

                Monday 17th January                                      School Office Opens

                Tues – Thurs 23rd – 25th January                  Year 10-13 Course Confirmation (Deans will be available)

                Wed 24th & Thurs 25th January                    Peer Mentoring Training

                Thurs 25th & Friday 26th January                  Teacher Only Days

                Monday 29th January                                      Anniversary Day

                Tuesday 30th January                                      Start School:  Year 9, Head Students and Peer Mentors

                Wednesday 31st January                               Year 9 - 12 Normal Timetable;

                Tuesday 6th February                                      Waitangi Day

                Wed 7th Feb – Fri 9th Feb                               Year 13 Citizenship Camp             

                Tuesday 13th February                                   Peer Mentor Training (at Camp)

                Wed 14th Feb – Fri 16th Feb                      Year 9 Stars Camp & Peer Mentors



Ian Ferguson

PRINCIPAL