Malo e lelei
What a busy week it has been for us all at QPS this week. I want to acknowledge the staff and students for their flexibility and willingness to work in such a busy environment. My apologies for messing up the Subject line in my email regarding Snow Machine earlier today. In my haste to get the information out to you, I didn’t update the subject. We have had a couple of emails wanting reassurances around things like litter on the school site. We are confident the event company will meet all the requirements of their Resource Consent. If you would like any specific information on the event you can find it on the QLDC website under E-Docs#RM220053. I can also say that we have received positive feedback from parents who attended and were pleased that such an event was able to be held in Queenstown. The event operates for the next two nights.
CONGRATULATIONS to our amazing skiers and snowboarders who represented QPS at the Battle of the Basin. They should be extremely proud of themselves as Arrowtown School has won this competition for at least 6 years in a row. At last, QPS will be engraved on the trophy. The teacher who accompanied this group of students, Mr Liam Kortegast, could not fault their behaviour, skill and participation yesterday.
I have completed my sabbatical report, titled, “Ensuring our Maori learners are achieving as Maori and succeed to graduate well”. This was presented to the Board last night. Our cultural composition indicates Maori learners as the second largest ethnic group attending QPS in 2022 with NZ Pakeha the largest ethnic group. Our school has over 20 different ethnicities, hence one of our sayings, “Nga hau e wha”, meaning people blown into our school from everywhere.
We have 3 weeks of term left. Please check newsletters being shared with you for important dates and events.