Term 4, Issue 3
Dear Parents & Caregivers
It has been fantastic to have our junior students back this week and everything has gone smoothly.
I would like to acknowledge the large number of senior students who have volunteered to come in this week to help us run the Peer Support Programme that has been held to support our Year 9 and 10 students in settling back into school life. They have been ably assisted by a group of Year 10 leaders who have also stepped up. It is a defining characteristic of our school culture that students want to step up and give up their own time to support other students.
I'd like to reiterate that we do expect ALL junior students to be back at school. While there may be a few who can’t attend for medical reasons, (e.g. a vulnerable person in the household), everyone else should be back at school. College is safer than the supermarket or the shopping mall!
Head Students for 2022
Congratulations to our head students for 2022:
Planning is well underway for our Junior Prizegiving on 10th December. As we will be operating under the RED traffic light rules, we will not be able to allow visitors to attend. However, we will record the event and make a link available to you.
Our plan is to run six small house prizegivings. This way, we can keep the group sizes smaller.
Prize winners will be notified by email and will be required to come in to school by 9:30am. All other students will be required by 10:00am and will be released at approximately 11:30am.
We will confirm the details closer to the date.
Year 13 Prizegiving
Our planned Year 13 Prizegiving will need to be moved to Wednesday 15th December at 9.30am. We have made this change because there are still a few students completing NCEA exams on Tuesday 14th December, and we don’t want to exclude them.
Due to the Covid-19 health & safety regulations, we cannot have visitors or parents, but we are committed to making the morning special for our departing Year 13 students. The event will be in the new gymnasium, allowing us plenty of space to socially distance, and we have lots of ventilation.
The event will be live streamed and recorded for parents. We are also arranging a photographer to get photos of every prizewinner. We will send out an email with information of how to download copies of these following the event.
Student Subjects for 2022
Student subjects for next year are now confirmed.
If students need to make any changes to senior subjects, two options are available:
- Drop into the Careers department during school hours on any day up until Wednesday 8th December.
- Schedule a Google Meet appointment on Thursday 9th December, using the booking sheet HERE. Please note, no walk-ins are permitted on this day.
- The booking sheet is only accessible to those with a Pakuranga College email address
- Appointments are only for those students currently in Years 10, 11 & 12.
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