I was only at Sacred Heart for 1 year. My final year 7th form actually. I loved Sacred Heart it taught me the values in life I hold strongly to this day. Ally Gibbons was an amazing Principal an others I know agree also. Go you keep it up!!!
She was an awesome awesome pricipal, was like fully a ligit principal. well i liked her anyway:) wish she could see me through all my years because honest , she was the best:) All those bad comments, dont know what your talking about, Fully got your back, Mrs, use to think you were mean but , fully miss your presence around school, you, Mrs Cargo and Mrs Paiti, Come back , Sacred Heart needs you!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
A great principal and a great school and a great ERO report. Go SH and congrats Mrs Gibbons
I think it is so sad how sum girls cant see thro mrs gibbons and obviously dont know the truth bowt alot of fings dat hav hapned in the last 2 years and the lies she has told.
love her great principal!!It is sad how some girls are so negative. It reflects more about them and their attitude, GO SHGC a great school.
I am a new student this year and I think that it is a really neat school. At my last school we never saw the principal, but Mrs Gibbons is everywhere that makes a big difference.
i luved the arts assembly Rosie is a choice leader I luved seeing all the talent that the students have to share with each other at the college. About Mrs Gibbons she isnt selfish she let my family & I live with her family until we got our own house. she was hardly at home always out supporting us her girls she always raves about how awesome the girls are some ppl will always find fault in her as for me shes cool we aren't related but my family & I will never forget her kindness God bless Mrs G
It's true she can be qiute strict, but every prinicipal has draw the line. Quite a lot of these comments are probably based on personal moments with her, if this is you, keep your judgements to yourself. She's a pretty strong woman taking on our school I reckon.
IIt is great being in Year 13. I ike how students stand back for us as they do for the Teachers thanks for that rule Mrs Gibbons I love the whole RESPECT THEME.Also this year the Teachers treat you differently too - more like .adults. Its really cool. I loved Athletics day, I really got into the SPIRIT and my House were great. Yep I'm going to make this Year the BEST.Plus thanks for not taking the Common Room away and making it into a classroom.
well some of us would just like to get on with this year- last years ball is history yep it gave my friends and I the opportunity to get dressed up and party into the wee hours and now 2007 is a new year with great new leaders- as one of your peers your accusation that the student BOT votes were rigged is a joke if there was any truth this would have made headline news just accept defeat graciously it all came down to us the students and the best person won by the way who is Ngati Paroa ?
Hey Mrs Gibbons I am off to Uni and I am really pleased with my results. I received the best education at SHGC .Thanks for last year it was the best and we loved the graduation ball. It was great and my whole family loved being at the ceremony too. I really loved being at SHGC under your leadership you are one strong lady don't let the knockers get to you. I will continue to sing your and the school's praises. Some of these knockers don't know how lucky they are. God bless and give it heaps.
she needs 2 actually learn maori dude ive seen other teachers write maori 4 her i dnt really apreciate being lied to either schools sposed to be about kids learning not the reputation , i hate her outlook on education but then what differs 1 principal from another
What do you mean most of us have only been to SH and how can we compare I came to SH and left for another School and have now come back and believe me she does do a really good job anyway I should be able to say positives if I want to you have your view of things and I have mine
Mrs Gibbons does a really good job I had Sr and during that time a lot of kids moaned about her too so I guess you can't win. A lot of kids say that Mrs Gibbons is too strict I would like to say that assemblies masses uniform litter are much better and that the leaders have a higher profile than they did before. Anyway I say well done to Mrs G
Most of you kids have only been to SH so how can you compare and say she is the best ever. I was there with Sr Pauline and Gibbons, and I can say from experience that Sr did a much better job, yes maybe she wasn't as 'hip' as Gibbons (she had her own unique way) but she kept the school in order.
hang in there mrs gibbons and don't worry those who are unhappy will move on but I think that you do a great job and I've still got a few years to go
thanks for organising the dancing lessons for the Graduation ball great idea and looking forward to learning more dances and being able to strutt my stuff on the dance floor
Seriously, some people should get over her. I'm not going to give her 1's out of spite, but she's not some sort of saviour. I think she needs to realise that SHGC is bigger than her.
i am impressed this was my 3rd Chanel Shield and as a student from another school she is the only principle apart from the host school who spends the whole time with her team. I say you girls are lucky. I also saw her in Wellington at the sheila Wwnn Comps during queens birthdayweekend. we don't get the same support from our princple hes too busy
She runs a great school as Father Frank said our College gives all Catholics in Hamilton a sense of pride. I am really proud to b e a SHGC girl and certainly at all times try to live up to the school motto Age Quod Agis.Well done Mrs Gibbons and keep up the great work that you and the teachers do for those of us who appreciate it
you alowed the school to play rugby. Thank you for giving them an oppourtunity to do that.
I love those motivational speeches & thats what our motto says whatever you do do to the best of your ability personally i want to be in a school with a winning attitude not a losers attitude thankgoddness she has high expectations and rewards EXCELLENCE. This weekend we won The Chanel Shield it was fabulous & yes WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. YES FLOWERS
as a European I don't think she does have a problem with white chicks your words not mine but that she mentioned the 2 players that i suppose you would call coloured and then came back to congrats the others who she had missed was fine. Sad you had to turn it into a colour thing though but perhaps in your eyes the real problem is shes not white
I like how she rewards Excellence in all areas- Academic, Sports, Cultural and Arts. I am in my 2nd yr at Uni & so many people say Sacred Heart Hamilton- very good school, because we have done so well in all of the above areas. You will realise how good Mrs Gibbons is when the name of the school gets you places . She always promotes SHGC positively
I hope that she keeps smiling and keeps on doing the great job she does.
She is certainly very polarising it seems. I think she is good. Certainly not a godsend, but very competant.
At my last school this is how the Principal who was European welcomed us at assemblys, masses in newsletters , Kia Ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava , Fakaalofa lahi atu, Kia Orana ,Taloha mi, Ni sa bula ,Malo e lelei .He mihi nui ki a koutou. Warm greetings to you all. Nobody complained as she greeted us we thought it was cool. Just like Mrs Gibbons
An awesome school and lovely Teachers I had five great years at SHGC which prepared me well for my first year at University which I am loving. Thanks to SHGC great name I also got into my first choice of the Halls of Residence. Well done Mrs Gibbons and Teachers for the wonderful opportunities I was given, will always be a proud SHGC student.
I had her as Principal for 3 years too and I received a fantastic education at SHGC. Thanks to a brilliant testimonial I was successful in gaining several financial scholarships which have really set me up for life at Uni .Huge love for the College, myTeachers and Mrs Gibbons. The school motto Age Quod Agis is still my beacon. Yes a great school.
She should show more tribute to the girls who don't get first in their sport. Although competing against the best of nz or the north island or sometimes more, they try their hardest and get something not quite as good as gold but something they tried their hardest in, this should at least be mentioned in at assembly don't you think...
I had her for two years as a Principal and I got excellent results I was accepted into a prestigious International University to study Medicine. I am getting straight A's and I am grateful for the excellent education I received at SHGC.I have already thanked Mrs Gibbons personally for her support ,interest and frienship. She runs a great school .
I had Mrs Gibbons as a principal for three years. I have been at university for half a year and have learnt more in that time!
a lovely principal when things were going horribly wrong for me at home &school she supported me she really cared she actually listened to me and made me feel good about myself again set things up so my parents and i could talk instead of yelling if it hadn't been for her i would have left school by now i am doing really well now i owe her heaps
mrs gibbons is an awesome principal and does and excellent job. We live a multi cultural country so for all those people who dis her cos they think she does too much maori stuff..grow up! And for those who think we have too much maori in our masses the catholic church supports bi-culturalism so get over it!
she does a really great job i am amazed at how positive she is and she has my total support my principle at my last school always welcomed us in maori & he began the newsletters in maori no one gave him any flak with mrs gibbons she is one of the real bi cultural new zealanders she moves between both easily she is warmly welcomes all ppl &cultures
she is a choice principal always out in her own time supporting different activities GOOD ON YOU MRS GIBBONS
i like her too those students who are so negative need to get over it still she is never going to please everyone when i have passed her in the corridor or she has visited our class she always says hello and asks how i am or what am i doing she does a really good job and i have huge respect for her
i like it how her door is always open and if you have a poblem you can go in and talk to her about it at my last school i never saw the principal she was always in her office and the door was closed sorry i saw her once and she was cracking up because some one was in her car park i really like mrs gibbons
I really like her she supports everything and always says hello. I think that she has got a really hard job but she does it well and she hsa high standards good on her
Whateva did U not listen to what mrs sawaya told us she said nothing about a ball for 5th formers next year for the 7th form their parents are running it not mrs gibbons as for the 6th form some of our parents are running a private one cos teachers dont want 2 it takes up 2 much of their time.So i guess if we want one next year make this one GOOD
She is really nice always happy and when I went to see her about a poblem in one of classes she fixed it up straight away i really respect her too cos she walks the talk.
Omg I'm pleased that she knows what to do when we host other schools we would have been a joke when Baradene came. Wow were they Catholic and great singing waiata mostly europeans 2 students both europeans one starting her speech in maori the other leading K H European Principle speaking Maori but Mrs G did us proud with the kapa haka AWESOME
I loved the assembly especially her talk about Maori Language week and some of the issues we have in our school with some students only wanting it to be a multi cultural school and having nothing to with things Maori. I am impressed with her ability to welcome and sing in Japanese and that she says Hikarigaoka correctly. She's GREAT.Sayoonara
shes so boring wen she speaks in those long speaches in monotone and tries to force the maori language on u she is a man and also needs to learn to walk in her shoes, she is not a good principal in all honesty shes terrible
She does a fabulous job some of you are losers tell us what was so much better because I have seen what she is done hard facts is what we need you go for it mrs gibbons the school hasn't been better
Hmmm why has the uniform changed to the Maori colours now huh??? Surely I'm not the only one who noticed this. She came in after Sr Pauline (who absolutely rocks) and tried to be her. It didn't work. She made a fool of herself. To 'fluffy' for my liking, I prefer people (especially principles) to be straight up.
She was my Assistant Princ I am now a Doctor and I have a great deal of respect for her. Her support and total belief in me I will never forget. Not only did she help me but she also helped my family with food and clothes. When I went off to Uni in Dunedin she made sure that I was well looked after. I was thrilled when she became a Principal
i had her for two years at SCC as our Principal yes i was devastated too when she left she was PRIMO she took us on a Cultural Trip to Rotorua and Tauranga when U see your Principal stand strong & lead in both cultures you realise how lucky U are she is a special person a taonga to be treasured she supported eveything huge respect love you heaps
mrs gibbons was principal of SCC i had her for one year and we were all devastated to see her go:( she is the best love u ms u were the best Tina Turner our skool has ever seen:)
A really lovely person positive and supportive always speaks really highly of the college staff and students Gibbons.
I left SH last yr & it is not until you go that you appreciate how good she is the new school was not good really laid back no discipline i leant zilch and never saw the principal thank fully when i applied to come back she had 1 place in my level left believe me this is a great school and she does a really great job i am so happy to be back
i felt sad that som tchrs didn't want yr 12 cabaret too much work and worry about after parties its a pity she gets all the blame cos it takes two to tango i'm looking forward to SJ ball pleased she sad yes lots of photos and memories yr 13 will still have their ball so heaps of memories and photos all is good and i agree she is doing a good job
There will always be plus and minus to people but so far i think ally gibbons is doing a good job except for the school balls, she isn't the one that is going to miss out on the memories that we have all wished for! But except for that i think she is doing a good job! WELL DONE!
If some of the girls in my class did not act like babys she wouldn't of had to come in these babys were pains had no respect for the teacher or for students who wanted to learn i thank her she's great
I guess if I was called Gibo I would find it hard to respect the inner quality if there is some there as a leader she has my respect and she has earnt it because of the person she is well done I say
I am now in my last year and I have watched with interest all the changes she has made and I think they are for the better she has her finger on the pulse and I really admire her because she is strong
ditto she has my respect too she works hard and is always really positive about us gals and congrats too on uping the uniform i think that we look really smart now and people comment in the street 2
Respect is earned and she certainly has mine she is really passionate about SHGC and us girls she is awesome she does demand high standards and thats why she does a really great job GO FOR IT MRS G
Respect is EARNED & NOT enforced & goes both ways Gibo should learn this & FAST. Respect is not about outward appearances such as the uniform - it is an inner quality: part of a leaders job is to respect & respond accordingly
I left SH and went to another school because I thought that it was too strict my new school was a joke students swore so did some teachers I did nothing tried to get back into SH but they were full hopefully I can come back
She was a great DP when she was at our school I was always in trouble she put me on detention to make up the time I wasted in class almost every day then she would take me home I finished Uni and now I have a really good job
the other day we went to our old principal's funeral in school uniform heaps of people commented on how smart we looked i felt really proud to be a SHGC student and the blazers are definitely a plus
a lovely person strict yes high expectations yes when she dealt with me over a disciplinary matter she listened and i was disciplined but i felt she was right i have a lot of respect for her and the job she does
A fabulous Principal heaps of students & staff openly cried when she announced she was leaving high expectations excellent discipline she really cares about her staff & students she increased the roll & we got a fab ERO rep
A fantastic Head of PE before she became a PRIN she took 60 of us to OZ we won the 10 aside rugby it brought huge MANA for the school & we boys wldnt have done it without her she made us proud to be the BEST huge respect
Awesome Principal when she was at St Caths really turned the school around did really great things.
I hold her in high regard she has a difficult job but she is consistent and fair. She is just what the school needed as the discipline was not good assemblies masses litter uniform was really slack yes she is great GO MRS G
She is a great PRINCIPAL. Before she came ACADEMICS got acknowledged at PRIZEGIVINGS she introduced TOP SCHOLAR BADGES CERTIFICTES & FLOWERS & EXCELLENCE CERTIFICATES BEST OF ALL WHEN YOU ARE DUX LIKE I WAS YOU GET A LAPTOP
I think that she is the best principal she has a difficult job but she deals with problems and moves on she is happy and always supports students in and out of school yes i think that she is great
I deeply respect Mrs Gibbons. She suspended me, and for something I didnt really even do, but I still think she is a really great principal and is to be commended for all the great things she has done
shes nice as 2 me... wel wen weve talked lol she gave me chocolate.... she seems pretty gud at bein a principal...
A fabulous Principal has changed things yes but definitely for the better
I agree she is a really good principal. She is always welcoming when I have seen her at Academic, Cultural and Sporting functions I am amazed at how many things she supports. Definitely Go SHGC !
Mrs Gibbons is a really good principle! I don't really know her on a personal level but she is always kind and welcoming when you see her in the corridors and she runs a truly awesome school! GO SHGC!
i really enjoyed the academic assembly and when i was rapt when i received an award for getting 3 excellences i am definitely going to aim to pass last years record
Mrs Gibbons may be strict but she is very good at her job and I give her credit for all her hard work . More students should look up to her, they might learn a bit more. Well done Mrs Gibbons
i think that alli g has really done a lot of good for the skool but i think she could soften up on some of the rules. eg. no detention when phone 1st confiscated.
she is an ausum princ i had to help her with the student foul mouthed dress up to her neck yes u cld c it all yuc she kicked me 2 kids were in fits cos she was mad & had a thing bout shoes & hell
i helpt mrs G & mrsT with the mad student she kicked me 2 if mrs G hadn't been there i would've got her back she had a foul mouth kept telling us we shd burn in hell! shes gone now good riddance
ali G needs to stop being so biast and start treating every student with respect. sh has her 'favourits' eg. th cultural groups, start aknowledging everyone else not just them.
she is awesome best principal i have ever had. i have been a champion academic, arts , cultural and sports it is not only sports who get recog anyone can whatever area as long as u r the best & i am
this is my last year and i have seen her do really neat things i think that the school is much better than it ever was i feel ashamed about some of the comments some of you dont deserve to be there
i think she is an excellent principal i came last year and we never saw our princ he was always in his office and you could never just visit him you can see mrs gibbons anytime she rocks she is strg
The longer you are at school for, the more you learn to respect her. She actually does know what she's talking about most of the time. Most of you are just to naive to know that yet. You'll learn.
Sure, Aly G mite be a nice person-but she isn't a very nice principal. I hate how sacred heart is so strict. They pretty much try to control everything we do. I'm sick of it.
At first i didn't like miss gibbons, she had huge shoes to fill after sister pauline, but after talking to her and working with her shes actually really nice and on to it. she does her best
i don't agree about the blazers b4 she made them comp all the other shgc wore them we looked really scruffy now we 're cool it has 0 to do with dio
welll first and foremost if use all like complaining about the principal and the supposedly stupid way she runs our school why don't all you losers just leave?? the schools better wothout u
Students aren't ever going to fully agree with a principal. She's got unusual ideas but she's good for the school and she's a good person. If you have an issue you should leave or get over it.
a really good principal, strict but fair. She is strong and discipline is much better than it ever was.
SHGC is much too strict and they need to lighten up. They punish us for pretty much everything and don't let us have a fair go. They treat us like kids too. >:(
personally i think sacred heart is deteriating as a college year by year ~ make it more fun, not so strict, and uptight. the strictness is driving students out of the school.