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plan that will guide us through to 2025 – Our 175th anniversary year. Strategy 2025 continues to have the health, wellbeing and personal development of our students at its centre, and recognises that their character development is the sum of many parts, and will ultimately prepare them in the best way we know how for the “unknowable future” they face. In terms of our campus development, the immediate focus is on the Upper West project. The detailed planning work is underway with ground due to be broken in the middle of next year. I suspect the builders will still be able to hear the echo of the cheers after that try swirling around the site. At the moment the project is called Upper West – perhaps it could be simply “Jack’s Gym” and Upper could be renamed “Fletcher’s Field”. The need to renew, strengthen, rebuild and innovate our campus

is continuous, and to achieve the aspirations of our master plan we will continue to reach out for the same support that has enabled us to start building Upper West. I would like to thank all those who have generously supported the development of Upper West to date, and all those who kindly support or sponsor our scholarship, cultural, pastoral and sporting programmes. We believe College gives our students the best opportunity to shape their lives by adopting our Christian virtues, guided and mentored by our extremely dedicated staff – led so well by Garth –and built on rich traditions, but inspired by College’s much more rapid response in recent years to the challenges of student life in a complex and disrupted world. To our parents, thank you for your on-going support of College in a myriad of different ways. It is hugely appreciated.

To all Year 11 and 12 students and our juniors, I encourage you to embrace everything College has to offer. A teacher of mine once said that you can see and experience so much more if you look out and engage with the people and world around you. It is much more interesting than looking in the mirror. I always thought it was good advice. To Dom, Louis and all the leavers, thank you for your leadership and contribution, remember your time with us and take every opportunity to own your future wherever that may lead you. Thank you for listening. Have a great Christmas and enjoy the summer.

Nga¯ mihi.

Hugh Lindo Chair


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