Dear Parents and Boys
A welcome to St Paul's College for 2017.
It promises to be an excellent year in so many ways. I am delighted with the way the school has started with boys down to work with homework set in Period 2. Everyone in correct uniform.
Education is a serious business.
STAFFING: We welcome to the College for 2017
- Mr Patrick Kennelley (Year 7/8)
- Mr Rewa Worley (Te Reo)
- Mrs Celia Masinipeni (Tuckshop Manager)
- Mrs Katie Mareva (Finance Manager)
- A Property manager to be appointed
We trust that these new staff will be at the service of the young men we educate.
NEW BUILDING: you will have noticed that the old admin block and Brothers’ house have been demolished. The new building is slowly taking shape with extensive work done in the storm water systems for the whole college.
It is the largest development for St Paul’s College since 1903.The cost is close to $9 million and will be financed by the St Paul’s community of parents and old boys.
EXAM RESULTS: Excellent results for 2017.
Level 1: 92% passed
Level 2: 92%passed
Level 3: 85% passed
UE – 50% (Based on roll and 73% based on participation)
That indicates the priority of all activities in the classroom – as it should and must be.
GOALS : General Goals (most of these were foreshadowed at the College prize giving 2016.)
1) 100% attendance for every boy at school every day and on time at 8.30am each morning.
2) Every boy in the College must get University Entrance (UE) in Year 13 with 3 Subjects (x14 credits) the downstream effect of this goal is engagement in the classroom.
3) Boys year 7-11 to have Chrome books as part of their stationery. The details of this exercise are on the College Website
4) Every boy to do 20 service hours for his community. Community is defined as outside family and includes his school. (more details later)
5) Boys in Year 7 and 8 to learn a musical instrument (details later)
6) Every boy 7-13 to play a sport or co curricula activity for his school.
7) Fizzy drinks and pies while in school uniform are out. There is a breakfast each morning at School provided free from 7.45- 8.30 am organized by the senior student leaders.
POLYFEST: It was agreed at the meeting with a large number of parents on 25th January, that the Polyfest will happen in 2017 with the following conditions:
a) Parents are in charge of the practice, tutors and organization of the event.
b) Practices are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3.30pm -5pm sharp each week
c) There needs to be a minimum of 60 boys in the Samoan group and 40 in the Tongan group.