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What a great start it has been to 2014 – the enthusiasm of students for learning and for all the activities they are involved in, celebratory assemblies acknowledging academic, sporting and other successes, and the launch of our Friends of Bayfield support group.

All of our teachers, senior managers and the Board of Trustees are very interested in the trends of our students’ academic achievement.  We are delighted that our pass rates at all levels of NCEA and University Entrance have again improved dramatically and are well in excess of national averages.  We work hard to guide students to set challenging goals for themselves and we encourage them to achieve personal excellence.  Our aim in all of this is to provide a learning environment in which every student can achieve the very best results they are capable of, and that this experience of success inspires and motivates them to put in the necessary hard work to achieve their next goal.  We are 100% committed to encouraging our students to aim high and be the best they can be.

As I reflect upon the improvements in our academic results, in particular the extraordinary proportion of students who gained Merit or Excellence endorsements, I am convinced that Bayfield offers something special.  The sustained efforts of our teachers, analysis of student achievement, professional learning conversations, experience, skill and subject expertise, all combine to provide students with quality learning opportunities.

We are looking forward to the school production of “Beauty and the Beast” in May, along with the Co-ed Schools Sports Tournament, sports exchanges with Mountainvew and Waimate, our Matariki Celebration, and a host of other events which add colour and vibrancy to school life.

I look forward to sharing a productive, successful and busy year with you all.



Judith Forbes


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