Update 24 October
Dear Parents / Guardians
I hope you have had an enjoyable Labour weekend!!
Last weekend we had the return of the boys from holidays, and the Gibb House Annual dinner. It was a very successful night at the Mac’s Function Centre for the boys, staff and parents. We had some special guests, Headmaster Mr and Mrs Yule and Richard Barrett Head of Gibb in 1996. M.C. Max Gibb played an important role and helped make the evening to be successful. Everyone seem to enjoy all the speakers.
· Jack Bushell Year 9 spoke on behalf of new boys
· Braden Fowell reflected on the Middle School and the future at Scots
· Sam Philip ( Head of Gibb) reflected on his time in boarding in Gibb House
The boys spoke about their times in boarding and shared some stories, and their passion for boarding was very evident. They also thanked their parents for giving them the opportunity of attending Scots.
· I spoke about change, boarding, and how it helps prepares young men for the future. Change is inevitable, and the importance of having a growth mind-set.
· Richard Barrett spoke about the importance of boarding, friendships, connections and how it helped shape him.
· Headmaster spoke about the importance of boarding to Scots College, and how the new building will give a boost the boarding in the future.
· Headmaster also invited parents to have a look at the new build after its completion in mid – December.
This year the awards was a closely contested and some difficult decisions had to be made. Congratulations to our winners of Gibb House Award winners 2017
Leadership Award (Head Boarder award) Sam Phillip
Middle School Leadership: Hall Cup Braden Fowell
Dux Artium Wellwood Family Cup : Caleb Cavubati
It is awarded to that student, usually in his senior years, who is the best all round participant in the fields of arts and culture for the current year.
Victor Ludorum Pelly Family Trophy: Sam Walsh
It is awarded to that student, usually in his senior years, who is the best all round sportsman at premier school level and above for the current year.
Junior Citizenship Marshall Family Cup: Isshin Enta
It is awarded to that junior boy who by his values and service, best exemplifies the Scots’ ethos.
Senior Citizenship Dr Anne Brown Memorial Trophy: Harish Yadav
It is awarded to that senior boy who by his values and service, best exemplifies the Scots’ ethos.
Endeavour (Senior): White Family Cup Liam Moore
It is awarded to that senior boy whose commitment and effort to all aspects of school life is an example to others.
Endeavour (Junior): Peter Family Cup: Jack Bushell
It is awarded to that junior boy whose commitment and effort to all aspects of school life is an example to others.
The Housemaster’s Award: Ben Eliahu
It is awarded to that boy who best epitomises the spirit of Gibb House and its traditions.
Generosity Award (donated by James Cook HS) : Milen Patel
The Senior school boys have been busy sitting their mock exams this past week. The Middle school boys have been busy getting back into school routines.
New Boarding house
The new build is taking shape. The roof is finished. You can see from the photo below how the boarding will look. The electrician and plumber have started their work inside. The Bricklayer has started putting decorative bricks on the external walls, and all the downstairs windows have been put into place. The new build is looking great.
The photo showing off the new build – bricks and aluminium joinery in place.
The entrance way of the new building from Strathmore Road
Monday 30th Oct: Y13 IBDP Examinations begin
Y12 IBDP Practice exams
Friday 3rd Nov: Final day for Y 11 – 13
Monday 6th Nov: Middle School Assessments
Thursday 9 Nov: NCEA Examinations begin
Friday 15th Nov: IBDP Examinations end
Saturday 25th / 26th Nov: Exeat weekend for Middle school
Wednesday 29th Nov: Senior school Prize giving
Friday 1st Dec: Y13 Leavers’ Dinner
Last Day for Y12 IBDP
Last Day of NCEA
Monday 4th Dec Y 10 Graduation ( The Roxy )
Tuesday 5th Dec Middle School Prize Giving ( Final Day of school )
I look forward to seeing you soon.
The Gibb House team of Gary, Malcolm, Matt, Marc, Tania and Blossom.
Update 28 September
Dear Parents / Guardians
Week 8 and 9 were very busy weeks for staff and boys with reports and internal assessments, and school events. We had Winter photos last Friday, the Year 13 ball on Saturday, Open Day on Sunday, Sports and Cultural evening on Tuesday night, A lot of Rubbish on Wednesday night, a school drama production tonight and House Choir competition on this Friday.
The Year 13 group had a great time at the pre ball, ball and post ball events. It was great to see the boys dressed up and enjoying the night. The rest of the boarding boys were busy helping out in many different ways. Year 12’s were waiters and many of the younger boys helped with moving chairs, tables and tidying up both in the gym, Chartres and school hall. Boarding plays a major role in supporting school events and collectively do an outstanding job to keep the school functioning efficiently and effectively.
Spring is on its way. The boys have struggled to wake up in the mornings due to the daylight change. The boys have recently completed a survey which I will be analysing over the holidays to provide some insights into the boys thinking about boarding. We have also taken a vote on Head of Boarding, Deputy and Gibb house prefects. Other things that are happening will be the reviewing of staffing, duties, and the management of the boarding facilities.
New Boarding house
The new build is taking shape. The roof is finished. You can see from the photo how the boarding will look.
Reminder: Gibb House end of year dinner – Sunday 15th October at 6.00pm
We have over thirty – five parents attending the evening. If you like to book in I do have couple spare seats.
The function will be at Te Aro Room in the Macs Function Centre 6 Taranaki St. (Located in the stunning historic waterfront building known as “Shed 22”). I will be organising buses to leave at 5.30pm from Scots (Boys will be dressed in No.1’s). Parents please organise flights for your sons to return back early on Sunday from the school holidays. Boys will be able to return to the boarding house during the day.
The school will cover the cost of your son. If you would like to attend, please email me ASAP. Cost per person is $59.50 for the Buffet dinner. A cash bar will be available for beverages.
Enjoy the holidays with your son and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Kind regardsThe Gibb House team of Gary, Malcolm, Matt, Marc, Tania and Blossom.