Update from the Carmel College Board of Trustees

It’s hard to believe that Term 2 is upon us already.  We hope that all of our new Carmel students have settled in okay and we look forward to having you and your extended whanau as part of our Carmel community.

Despite its challenges, 2020 proved to be another very successful academic year for Carmel College.  NCEA results were outstanding and well above national achievement levels across all areas.  Congratulations to all of our students for your hard work and commitment to your studies.  Thank you to all of our teaching and support staff who give so willingly of their time and expertise as they help guide our students toward success.

Carmel College is committed to ensuring that student and staff wellbeing remains a core focus in providing a balanced education to our young people.  Our students’ wellbeing is a key driver in the decision-making process at both management and governance level.  Attached is a link to our school’s strategic plan – which can also be accessed from our school website.

During Term 1, Chris Allen completed her chemotherapy treatment and we are very pleased to be able to report that she has been given formal notice of being in remission.  We are thrilled for her as I’m sure you can all appreciate, this has been an incredibly trying time for Chris and her family.

In 2020 and prior to becoming unwell, Chris was awarded a Principal’s sabbatical to be undertaken in 2021.  She is currently completing the first half of this 10-week sabbatical while continuing her recovery.  She is able to return to the school environment at the end of this – the 24th May and she will complete her sabbatical in Term 3.  There will be no disruption to the ongoing management of the school during this time.  The BOT would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Karen Mitchell and the senior leadership team for so aptly leading the school in Chris’ absence.

As always, if you would like to contact the Board we are always happy to hear from our community.  Our contact email is bot_secretary@carmel.school.nz