Pupils' hard work reaps reward
The principal of Bohally Intermediate School in Blenheim told pupils during their annual prizegiving ceremony that putting in the hard yards and being consistent will ensure their success.
About 350 people, including pupils, teachers and parents, turned out to support a year's worth of progress, effort and the academic, sporting and cultural achievements for year 7 and 8 pupils at each of the prizegiving ceremonies in the school hall on Friday.
Principal Andrew Read congratulated the pupils who received an award for all their hard work during the year and encouraged others to keep trying hard.
"For those of you who received an award, well done. You've worked extremely hard.
"However, those who haven't, don't give up.
"Getting a piece of paper up here doesn't guarantee success in your future. Working hard and continuing to do so will."
Five pupils from each class received awards for progress, effort and attitude. These awards were followed by cultural and sporting and then academic awards.
Mr Read farewelled departing board of trustees chairman Kenrick Barter, and introduced existing board member Stephen Doecke as his replacement.
Mr Read also spelt out his vision for 2013, part of which would see the school increasingly focus on learning to prepare it pupils for this "dynamic, ever-changing world".
Bohally Intermediate School prize list:
Year 7 academic excellence awards by subject: English, Mikaylea Peter; maths, Mikaylea Peter; inquiry learning, Abella Yuen; science, Yazmin Shipley; Technology, Emily Nunan; physical education/health, Amelia Wadsworth; te reo Maori/Te Awatea, Jemma Hart; performing arts, Izzy Read; visual arts, Hugo Kennington; kapa haka, William McDonald; IT leadership, Kodi Rasmussen.
Year 7 Pattie Cup - Girl: Jalen-Rose Graham.
Year 7 Pattie Cup - Boy: Xavier Burnett-Meurier.
Year 8 academic excellence awards by subject:
English, Verity Jones;
Maths, Grace Williams;
Inquiry learning, Chris Grammer;
Science, Lucy Sheat;
Technology, Lucy Sheat;
IT leadership, Josh Wright;
Te reo Maori/Te Awatea, Daria Keen;
Performing arts, Etelini Manoa;
Visual arts, Lily Martin-Babin;
Future problem-solving - Catherine Nelson, Josephine Michna-Konigstorfer, Henry Seaton, Christopher Grammer;
Kapa haka, Etelini Manoa.
Holmes Cup: Tom Hyland.
Honours Board - Girl: Lucy Sheat (head girl).
Honours Board - Boy: Tom Hyland (head boy).
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