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Term 3 2015 - The Man Named George

This term our core value is on perseverance. As a staff we will be trying to develop this in our students as it is one of the most effective values we can develop in ourselves and not always something New Zealanders are good at. Last week I told you how Abraham Lincoln persevered. This week let me tell you a story I like to tell about a man named George: George came from a slave family working on the plantations in America. At 13 years of age he decided he wanted to go to Princeton to train...

October 20, 2015

Term 3 2015 - The Story of Somebody

Last term we focussed our core teaching value on truthfulness and in the end of term assembly I told the story about 'Somebody'. This was a story I made up based upon four characters; Somebody, Anybody, Everybody and Nobody. I took these characters from a story I once read based upon Nobody bothering to get a job done. My story includes a fifth character, Busybody, and is based on Somebody having trouble telling the truth. If you missed the assembly here's the story below. The Story of Some...

October 20, 2015

Term 3 2015 - William Wilberforce

This term our core value is perseverance and diligence. As a staff we are trying to develop this in our students as it is one of the most effective values we can develop in ourselves and not always something New Zealanders are good at. In the last edition of the newsletter I told you the incredible story of George and what perseverance did for him. This week let me tell you about the incredible life of William Wilberforce and what he went through to abolish slavery in the British Empire: Wi...

October 20, 2015

Term 3 2015 - Joseph Dresnan

This term our core values are perseverance and diligence. As a staff we are trying to develop this in our students as it is one of the most effective values we can develop in ourselves and not always something New Zealanders are good at. In the last edition of the newsletter I told you the incredible story of William Wilberforce and what perseverance did for him. This week I want to share about a story I heard while attending a principal's meeting some years ago led by a man, Joseph Dresnan, w...

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