Ox­ford stu­dents chal­lenged to ex­cel

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Col­lec­tive and per­sonal ex­cel­lence is the ob­jec­tive of Ox­ford Area School.

‘‘We pro­vide young peo­ple with op­por­tu­ni­ties and ex­pe­ri­ences, within school, our lo­cal com­mu­nity, re­gion­ally, na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally,’’ says prin­ci­pal Mike Hart.

‘‘We reg­u­larly chal­lenge our stu­dents to be­lieve in them­selves, con­tin­u­ally build their skills, get out of their com­fort zone, un­der­stand that mis­takes are the seeds of evo­lu­tion and im­prove­ment, and to set huge goals.

‘‘At Ox­ford Area School, the key to ex­cel­lence is what hap­pens be­low the sur­face.

‘‘When we see a fa­mous singer or sports per­son, we may quickly for­get about the hours of sac­ri­fice, per­sis­tence, fail­ure, good habits, work ethic and ded­i­ca­tion re­quired to get there.

‘‘We be­lieve those at­tributes, that lie be­low the sur­face, lead to ex­cel­lence.’’

Ox­ford Area School’s open day and evening will be held on Mon­day, July 2.

Day tours to see the school ‘‘in ac­tion’’ will start at 9am, 10am, 11.30am and 12.30pm.

A new en­trants par­ents evening be­gins at 6.30pm. Evening school tours will be held from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Meet prin­ci­pal Mike Hart and se­nior lead­ers Mar­cus Cooper and Jac­qui Pater­son in the re­cep­tion area be­fore em­bark­ing on a stu­dent-led tour. If you are un­able to make it on this day, con­tact the school of­fice on 03 312 4197 to ar­range a school tour at an­other time.

Older stu­dents as­sist dur­ing peer read­ing ses­sions.

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