On Tuesday 15 May we celebrated our top academic achievers and those students who were awarded Honours in the Academic and Leadership Cornerstones. While this is an annual event this year it was special recognising a number of Best Evers. It was an outstanding result for our Year 11 students last year with a pass rate of 93% with 38% Merit Endorsements and 27% Excellence Endorsements.
An unprecedented number (28) of the Excellence Endorsed students additionally achieved Honours Academic, 80 credits (the equivalent of the entire NCEA credit requirements) at Excellence Level.
It was also a Best Ever for our Māori students with NCEA Level One with 86.5% and outstanding for our Boys, with 89%. This is especially pleasing in the context of our School where English, Mathematics and Science are compulsory for Year 11.
Our Kapa Haka Group welcomed the recipients into their formal Academic Celebration Assembly where they were recognised on stage for their achievements.
Congratulations also to our Head Students who were surprised to be awarded their well deserved Leadership Honours at this Academic Celebration Assembly; Isabella Joe (Head Girl), Bryna McCondach (Deputy Head Girl), Shine Fulton (Head Boy) and Reece Noorwalla (Deputy Head Boy). Isabella and Shine gave very insightful and motivational addresses to congratulate the students being recognised and encourage all of the students to do their best.