THE new deputy Principal of Honiara High School (HHS) John Iromea has assured parents of major changes at the school this year.
Honiara High has suffered leadership and disciplinary challenges over the years, resulting in loss of trust in the school’s administration.
But Mr Iromea told the Solomon Star “things are going to be different this year”.
“I want to assure our good parents that my teachers are now getting things in order to show the nation that we can make the change,” he said.
“We will try our very best to make this year a very successful academic year.
“May I call on parents to support their children and disciplines them well at home while we’ll try our best to do our part in school.
“I must say to the parents that this year and onward the school administration will tighten its disciplinary measures as we will step up the school policies (see separate story).
He added that despite of the past challenges, failures and weaknesses, this year they will put their heads up and aim higher.
“Academic excellence is our priority for this year and onward.
“And this needs working together and collaboration from parents, government, education authority (HCC), stakeholders, teachers and students.
“We need teamwork in order for us to set another step forward in our academic accomplishment,” Mr Iromea said.
Meanwhile, he said registration is currently underway for continuing, officially placed, and transferred students.
“List of accepted transferred students for form four, five, six and seven are already finalised and pinned up on the school notice board so parents by now should go and check out their children’s name.
“Currently all spaces are filled with only transferred students need to report to the school to register.
“We also have a pending list with us.
“If the officially placed or those who transferred to HHS could not make it to register within the expected time frame of registration then we’ll fill their spaces with those students who are on the pending list.
“Therefore, I call on students who have official placements or transferred students to come forward and register now,” he said.
He said that this year the school will tighten and step up its disciplinary policies to ensure students abide to the school rules.
“I believe this year is and will be a very challenging year for teachers, students, parents and other stakeholders but together we can strive for success,” he said.
By STEPHEN DI’ISANGO