On behalf of the Mahurangi College community I wish to congratulate you all on your hard work and resilience through this challenging year. We are incredibly proud of each and every one of you.
For our award winners, these awards are some of our kura’s most prestigious prizes. They are given in recognition for exceptional hard work, dedication, talent and skill. They recognise achievements that act as beacons for those that follow, illuminating paths so that others can become even greater.
Film director Taika Waititi has said “I love heroes that really go through ordeals and then come out the other end completely changed.” No doubt in getting to where you are today you have gone through some challenging times. This is a good thing! Your achievements have not just been handed to you. Rather, you have had to work hard and persevere for them.
Your success has come about with the support of your family, friends and whānau, and is shared with them. Be proud! Stand tall! Well done, and all the very best for the future, whatever that might hold. Congratulations!