Rutherford College is a great school. We have great students and great staff. We all know that. Now we must get out there and prove to the rest of Auckland just how good we are through taking up opportunities offered by the school.
Next year Heather and I will lead a strong team of student leaders, who are dedicated to providing as many opportunities as possible for you all to take part in, as well as making your time at Rutherford a lot more memorable and enjoyable.
My challenge to you all next year is to find a school activity or group that you are interested in, whether it is lawn bowls, rugby or the environmental group, and get involved. By representing the school out there or having a say and improving the school for everyone in some way or another, we will continue to help build Rutherford College up to be one of the best schools in Auckland, and at the same time gain some experience and have a bit of fun.
Of course schoolwork is just as important, and I too would like to congratulate all prize winners today. To the fourth formers, make the most of your first year of NCEA and to the third formers, make the most of your last year before NCEA! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday. Have fun, take care, and I look forward to seeing you all again next year! Thank you.