Sunday 11 October 2020
Welcome, our door is always open
Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make to prepare them for their future. At Katikati College we offer your child a balanced education that embraces the whole student; supporting, motivating and challenging them to achieve their personal best.
So please have a look around to learn what our College can offer you and get in touch with our office if you have any further questions on (07) 549 0434.
Ngā mihi nui
Principal Update - Term 3
Kia ora koutou
We have amazing staff and students at Katikati College and I would like to take this opportunity to recognise a number of them.
Hilary Johnson is our Innovative Horticulture teacher. Hilary has created senior courses that are helping to meet the needs of our local and national horticultural industry. Recently Hilary was nominated by her peers from HATA (Horticulture & Agriculture Teachers Association) for a Kudos Science Excellence Award. We are incredibly proud that Hilary was nominated and even more so when she was the well-deserved winner of this award.
Kura Kai - Katikati continues to show the power of community in supporting one another. Led within the school by Karyn Williams, our Hospitality teacher, and with huge support from members of the community. We are proud to say that we are part of an initiative that has provided thousands of meals for families within our community. Kura Kai has been nominated as a finalist in the Western Bay Heart of the Community Award.
Head Student Isla Willacy has also been nominated for in the Western Bay Community Awards for the Youth Spirit Award. Isla has been an outstanding leader and firmly believes in giving back to her community and others. She has led the Leo’s Group at Katikati College, been involved with Kura Kai and has worked with students and staff to provide body positive information for girls. We look forward to hearing the results for Kura Kai and Isla but most importantly, it is what they do for their community that has been recognised.
Last night we celebrated our volunteers with a recognition supper. Thank you to all the amazing people who give up their time to support our students in the many and varied opportunities they are provided with at Katikati College. From driving students to Tauranga so they can learn how to fly a plane, to the reader writers who help with exams, the many coaches and managers for our sports teams, the breakfast club, the librarians and the parent support. Without your support and commitment our students would not get to do all of the activities and opportunities that they have. Thank you.
Christmas can be a difficult time for some families. Please reach out to Kura Kai - Katikati, the Katikati Community Centre or Te Rūnanga o ngāi Tamawhariua if you or someone you know needs support over the holidays. With this in mind, a group of Year 9 students with the assistance of Mrs Nicola Wynne, have organised a Christmas present drive. Their plan is for donations of near new or new gifts to be wrapped up and sent out to support some of the families here at school. If you are able to assist please bring donations to the school office. Thank you to these students and Mrs Wynne for thinking of others and getting this organised.
This is the final newsletter for the year. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for the holidays. I hope to see many of you at the upcoming Values Assemblies and Prize Givings and look forward to welcoming in the 2024 school year with you.
Ngā mihi nui
Tumuaki | Principal