The end of the term finished positively albeit students and staff alike found the eleven week term somewhat challenging at times. I acknowledge the contribution that Peter Coker ( board chair) and Annette Burnette made to Allenvale over the last decade. Both have resigned due to personal commitments. The vacancies will be filled in due course. Graham Wood is the new chair of the board of trustees. Graham has also served on the board for a decade. The school will be closed for instruction on Monday 29th May for a staff professional development day. Term two sees the introduction of a new transport provider. Little change will be noticed. The new contract requires all SESTA vehicles to have closed circuit television to assist in keeping everyone safe. This was a recommendation made to the Hon Nikki Kaye from the SESTA review that I chaired in 2014.

I wish you well over the holiday period.

Ngā mihi

Graeme H Daniel