Ohea Huni has won the Papatoetoe Principals’ Speech Cup after an outstanding performance at the zone finals on Wednesday. He and Samantha Ellis represented Holy Cross there at the final with Ohea walking away with first place and the cup for his speech entitled ‘Life’. A wonderful achievement!
We started Book Week with an amazing assembly. We were excited to invite illustrator Michel Mulipola to show his work with us. We learned that he has had some great jobs including designing cartoon cards for Marvel! He is also a successful gamer and wrestler. We loved hearing about his passion and ambitions as a child to be a comic book illustrator and how reading helped him in all of his jobs. Here are some photos from his talk this morning. You may notice that he has illustrated some of the books we read in school! When it was question time we asked Michel questions like
“What is your favourite Spiderman character?” “What are the challenges of being an illustrator?” “What would your job be, if you weren’t an illustrator?”
We learnt so much!
Today Aroha Syndicate had the privilege of meeting our Community Constables. We learned lots about what a police officer does in his or her job. We also asked lots of questions! Then we got to try on a uniform, sit in a police car and try out the siren! We had a great time and learned lots
Congratulations to our Intermediate girls team who played in the Girls Interzone Tournament last Wednesday. It was awesome to see so many keen young girls playing and I congratulate our team for coming first.
HUGE thank you to Grammar TEC who let us use their wonderful fields and facilities.
Please find below standings for the day;
- Holy Cross
- Royal Oak
- St Anne’s
- Point England
The Manaakitanga Syndicate celebrated their achievements through Literacy at our Reading Degree Ceremony in the final week of Term 2. We were very fortunate to have Dr Tumanako Fa’aui who is a former Holy Cross student as our Special Guest Speaker. He shared how vital Reading is and how it has helped him get to where he is today.
Through the students hard work and perseverance we had 87% of our Manaakitanga students receive their degrees. An outstanding 23% of our students successfully gained their PhD.
Thank you to all parents for your continuous support throughout the term during your child’s Reading Degree journey.