28 October 2022
Tēnā koutou e te whānau,
Outstanding success in Tertiary Scholarships
Rosehill College is delighted with the success of scholarship applications by our Year 13 students to Universities. It is a tribute to our talented students, and staff who supported them in the application process and learning journey at Rosehill College.
Scholarship winners will be announced at Senior Prizegiving.
NCEA Examinations including Scholarships
As the senior students prepare for their final set of NCEA exams, please encourage your children to maximise their efforts. This includes a study timetable, attending tutorials, cutting back on sport, social activity, and part-time work. They owe it to you as parents, their teachers and above all themselves, to do the very best they can. Short term sacrifices for long term gain.
Sports Awards Ceremony
Last night I attended the Sports Awards Ceremony which was an eventful celebration of our amazing athletes across all codes. I extend my appreciation to Mrs Nicola Bailey our Director of Sport and Mrs Tracie Gibson-Morling our Sports Co-ordinator, and parents who willingly and freely invested their time, energy, and skills to enable our students to succeed.
End of Year for our Juniors
As our senior students depart the school for their NCEA exams, school continues for our Juniors and the expectations are the same. Full school uniform, arrive at school on time, be respectful to themselves and each other.
Let's finish the year on a high!!!
- Toothgroup Dental
Tuesday 1 November
- Year 9, 10 and 11 Students Distance Learning
- 11:35 - Year 12 and 13 Arrive
- 12pm - Year 13 Assembly Hall NZQA. Reports / NCEA docs / Dismissal
- 12.40 pm - Period 4: Year 12 Assembly, Hall Single Subject + NZQA.
- House Assemblies Reports / NCEA docs / Dismissal
- 1.20pm - Senior Prizegiving Practice
- 7pm - Year 12 & 13 Prizegiving
- Period 3/11:35am: Year 11 Prizegiving and Year 11 House Assemblies/Report/Leave
- Y10 Girls Fun Festival run by CLM, Manukau Sports Bowl, 8.30 - 4.00
- NZQA exams begin
- Junior Exams/Assessments
- Staff only day
See our Events Calendar page to see more.
Tue, Nov 1, 2022, 07:00 PM
Year 11 Prizegiving
Wed, Nov 2, 2022, 11:30 AM
Senior Students End of Term Agenda
- Year 13 students will have their NZQA Assembly at 12pm and will then, with the exception of Prizegiving prize winners, be dismissed to continue their study for external exams.
- Year 12 students will come to a Year 12 assembly for NZQA exam information during Period 4 and with the exception of Prizegiving prize winners, be dismissed.
- Prizewinners and Student Leaders need to remain behind for the Prizegiving rehearsal at 1:15pm.
The last day of Term 4 for Year 11s is Wednesday 2 November. They will have a Year 11 assembly during Period 3 with detailed NZQA exam information before being dismissed.
Study / Revision Advice
1. Register on the NZQA site a Learner Login to access standards, past papers, and sample answers.
2. Know from the Student Portal or Tutor Group Teacher what credits have been gained and what are still to obtain.
3. Complete all internals by the end of this Term.
4. Aim for 14 credits per subject including the externals.
5. Take advantage of subject tutorials and further opportunities to gain credits.
6. Know what is in the exam.
7. Have a study timetable - 3 x 30 minute sessions per day.
8. Study little chunks repeated often, in quiet.
9. Phones are a distraction - parents should have them during study time.
The Health Education Community Consultation Process is Taking Place
Just a friendly reminder that our 2022 Health Consultation process has begun at Rosehill College. We invite all parents and whānau to give their feedback and consideration on our Health Education programme by Friday the 11th November.
An information letter and survey link has been sent to your email accounts that have been registered with the school. Please check your junk folder if you have not already received it then feel free to contact the school. Hard copies are also available from our school Reception.
Thank you for your support in creating a programme that meets the needs of our unique learners.
Senior Clearance - Thank you!
A huge thank you to those who have completed Senior Clearance and returned all borrowed school resources.
By now our senior students should have completed Senior Clearance and returned all outstanding resources to school. If students still have some items, we would greatly appreciate their return so that other students can enjoy them next year. Items can be returned to the Resource Room, Library, Sports Office, or the Student Office. We greatly appreciate your support.
All senior students have received through their school email an electronic “Senior Clearance Form” which should have been completed by now. Please ensure that this form is completed asap.
Debate Evening - 28 October
The Debate Evening is the last meeting of the student-led Debating Club at Rosehill College.
The evening will include two prepared debates and an impromptu debate, where we invite parents and families to support club member in their research.
We will have a BBQ to celebrate with our parents and families, with the club presentation at the end of the evening.
The Debate Evening will be held in the Library and Courtyard on 28 October after school from 5pm until 7pm.
Registrations for Te Kura are Open in November
Registrations for Te Kura Summer School will be opening from 7 November 2022.
Summer School courses are delivered online from December to February, so with access to a computer and the internet, ākonga can learn anywhere and anytime. Te Kura (Correspondance School) accepts short-term registrations over the summer break.
Te Kura Summer School is a learning programme available for eligible ākonga (students) who require up to 12 NCEA credits to progress to further study, training, or employment.
Te Kura will be hosting some online information sessions for schools and whānau between 25 October and 3 November 2022. These sessions are open to the public, and will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings to accommodate commitments during school hours.The access links to each online session are located on Te Kura
MIT - Te Pūkenga Trades Academy
We are looking for students currently in Year 11 who are interested in attending MIT - Te Pūkenga Trades Academy next year. Trades Academy involves going to MIT - Te Pūkenga one day a week instead of school during term time only. You will need to liaise with your subject teachers to ensure you keep up to date with all your classwork. In 2023 we have the following courses and placement numbers available:
- Full year Automotive Engineering – 2 places
- Full year Building – 7 places
- Half year Building / half year *Electrical – 8 places (you must complete both)
*The Electrical course does require you to have reasonable science results.
You gain NCEA Level 2 credits. There is no cost, and all necessary equipment is provided along with transport from school.
If you have chosen Trade Skills as a Year 12 subject, you cannot apply for the Building or Building/Electrical courses at Trades Academy.
If you have chosen Automotive as a Year 12 subject, you cannot apply for the Automotive Trades Academy.
To express interest or find out more please email Mrs McConchie
Arts Committee: Head of House Clay Sculpture Competition Results!
1st - Kahurangi
2nd - Taikura
3rd - Atawhai
4th - Pounamu
5th - Rangatahi
6th - Manutaki
Upcoming: Word Summit - 2022
On Tuesday 1st November, a small group of ākonga are attending the Word Summit - 2022 at TAPAC, Western Springs for the day. They will have the opportunity to be coached in workshops with some wonderful poets from Action Education.
We will report back about this exciting opportunity.
Donated Uniform Items
Through the kindness of a few parents and whānau, some uniforms have been donated for students to use in the case of emergencies. We would greatly appreciate any donations for the following items in all sizes – but particularly in larger sizes.
- Girls Shirts
- Junior and Senior Girls Skirts
- Boys Shirts
- Boys Trousers
Many thanks for your contributions – all items will be appreciated!
Pānui Whare Pukapuk / Library Bulletin
It's now Term 4 which means summer holidays are just around the corner! Children and teens who don’t read much over the long summer holidays can lose gains they've made in their reading levels and fluency over the year. This is true for all children, but especially for children who are already struggling readers. Children who keep reading over the summer holidays can avoid the 'summer slide' and may even make reading gains for the start of the next school year.
We are pleased to say that we are offering our Summer Reading programme again this year. Students can borrow up to 10 books from the library for the summer holidays. They will also have full access to our huge selection of eBooks and Audiobooks online.
If you or your child are interested, please collect a permission slip from the library. It is important to note that summer reading is about reading for pleasure and not studying. Your child may choose books that are easy to read or that they have read before, please encourage them regardless of their book choice.
Click here for more information about how you can support your child with summer reading this year.
Pānui Rapuara / Careers Service Bulletin
Hertz Residential Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students
The Hertz Residential Scholarship is for Māori and Pacific students beginning a Bachelor of Business. It’s worth $10,000 and there are 5 on offer. This is a great opportunity for eligible students. The scholarship is open now and closes on the 1st December.
Job Opportunities From Our Community
Please refer to the contact person in each listing:
Apprentice Sheet Metal Fabricator - Contab
Contab International Limited are a local company based in Papakura. They specialise in stainless steel fabrication, working closely with customers to provide complete engineering solutions that meet specified requirements and expectations in commercial and domestic projects.
They design and build many products e.g. swimming pools, tanks, pipe work, conveyors, platforms, barriers, guards, balustrades, fences, gates, furniture, benchtops, shower trays etc.
They are looking for a school leaver interested in a career in Engineering Fabrication who is a fast learner, has a clean drivers licence, competent English skills, a reasonable level of maths and a can do attitude.
If you are interested, please send your CV to:
Rhys George: Contab@xtra.co.nz or ring him on 021995580 to discuss the role.
View their website – www.contab.co.nz
Aluminium Joinery Apprentice - Premier Aluminium Joinery
Premier Aluminium Joinery is a local company based in Drury. They are seeking an apprentice to join their busy team. They are looking for someone exceptional, who is hungry to learn, takes pride in their work, is a team player and has a great attitude.
It is important that candidates are physically fit and have a Restricted or Full driver licence or reliable transport to work.
Premier Aluminium Joinery is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from all genders.
Applications should be sent through to email@example.com attention Jeremy Bradley.
Pānui Hakinakina / Sports Bulletin
What a short week! We started the Junior touch season, continued with Junior volleyball and had our first Sports Awards evening in two years.
Congratulations to all our award winners, especially our top awardees.
We have Junior softball starting next week along with our R45 fitness sessions on Wednesday afternoons. You can still sign up for this in the Sports Office.
Director of Sports
A huge thank you to all those who attended the Sports Awards evening last night. It was great to be able to gather all our premier teams in one place and celebrate the completion of the winter sports season.
Thank you to our speakers, former student William Furniss and Ahsee Tuala from the Counties Manukau Steelers, who were interviewed by members of the Student Sports Committee. They had some great advice for our student athletes, about working hard, following your dreams and listening to those around you.
We also want to thank our sports sponsors from throughout the year, Pro Rider, Total Access, Mobil Papakura, and New World Papakura, and our sponsors for the Sports Award evening SAS, Z South Auckland and New World Papakura. Thank you for supporting our student athletes, coaches and managers.
Our Junior boys and girls touch teams took to the field for the first time this season on Tuesday afternoon.
The boys had two close games but went down to Pukekohe High School and a Tuakau College Mixed team. Player of the day went to Locky de Baugh
The girls team had some good wins against Pukekohe High School, 3-1, and Tangaroa College, 5-0. Player of the day was Lexi Johnson with 4 tries, while Paige Ashwell led the team well from the front.
Keep up the good work teams!
Another set of mixed results for our 4 teams, with each recording a win and a loss.
Good luck for next week teams.
The running club continued this week on Wednesday. They have their first Monday session on Monday morning. Meet in the carpark at Gate 3 if you are interested.
There are two sessions a week which anyone is welcome to attend. You can attend one or both sessions each week.
Monday morning (7.15am – 8.15am) is a 30-45 min aerobic run. We have a few courses planned out around the streets of Papakura/Karaka. We will run as a group (or 2) so it will be safe and social.
Wednesday afternoon (3.45pm – 4.45pm) will be a more structured session. We’ll do some drills, play some games and work on developing some fitness, speed and technique.
Only the sports hoodie ordered through the Sports Office is counted as a school uniform. These hoodies are designed to NOT have a name on the back, if a name is added after collection from the Sports Office they become a non-uniform item. All other hoodies & jackets, regardless of whether or not they have the school crest, are not school uniform and will be confiscated. Please do not wear these at school, they are for training and game days only.
Term 4 Training
Below are the training times as we know them currently. As things change we will inform students and whānau via email.
- 31 October - Junior Boys Softball begins
- 2 November - Junior Girls Softball begins
- 4 November - Counties 7s
- 7 November - Junior Softball One Day Tournament
- 16-18 November - Junior Volleyball Championships
Keeping up to date
Please follow us on social media. This is where we post updates about trials, training and weekly games. We also like to celebrate our success there.
Ever wanted to learn to ride a bike? Or just brush up on your skills so you are riding confidently and safely on the road? HerRide is just what you need! A FREE 3 week programme aimed at girls and women of any age 9+.
- Learn in a supportive, female only environment
- Build skills and gain confidence
- The perfect way to have fun with the older and younger women in you whānau
- Bikes and helmets are provided, although you are welcome to bring your own, and food will be provided at the end of each session.
29 October, 5 & 12 November, 9am to 12pm
Bruce Pullman Park
90 Walters Road
Come along and join us for a GIRLS DAY OUT! Click here to register!