Term 2, Issue 3
Dear Parents & Caregivers,
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Whānau Hui last week. The event was run by our Māori department and Maori student leaders. The evening consisted of whakawhānaungatanga (connecting) between tauira (students), kaiako (teachers) and whānau (family). It was also an opportunity for parents to meet our new Deputy Principal who takes care of Māori students, Kelly Bigwood.
Possible changes to enrolment schemes
The government is proposing changes to the way enrolment schemes currently work for out of zone students.
These changes include:
- How school board elections are run
- Ensuring all education employees are Police vetted before they begin work
- Strengthening and clarifying Teaching Council of Aotearoa processes dealing with teacher conduct
- Enabling the Educational Review Office to review professional learning and development services
- Possible changes to the priority categories for out of zone enrolments in state schools. These changes do not alter the current Priority 2 ranking for out of zone students who have a sibling already attending a school. If there are any further changes to other priority categories resulting from this consultation, these will not be introduced until 2022 at the earliest. This means that the current priority categories will continue to apply for students and schools for the time being.
It is not clear why these changes are being proposed, as the existing system functions perfectly well. However, I would encourage you to do the online survey HERE.
Illness & Assessments
We have had a number of students coming to school to complete assessments when they are unwell.
Please remember that students should stay at home if they are ill. If they have an assessment, they will need a medical note from a doctor in order to be able to complete the assessment on their return.
Nō reira aku mihi manahau ki a koutou katoa mō te tau.
New Look Bulletin!
International Student Leaders Appointed
Te Awamutu Trip
On Thursday 3rd June, senior Te Reo and Level 2 History students visited key sites from the Waikato War of 1863-64. They had the opportunity to interact with weaponry, hear different views on what actually happened during the war, and reflect on the impact it still has today. READ MORE HERE
Year 12 Business Market Day
- Year 9 2022 - Parent Information Evenings - 22nd & 23rd June, 7pm, College Library
- Open Morning - 7th August, 9am - 12 noon
- Exam Centre Manager We are currently seeking an Exam Centre Manager to oversee this year's NCEA exams.
- Part Time School Nurse
- Head of Guidance & Hauora Position Available
For more information CLICK HERE
Students are expected to attend school be in the correct, warm uniform and correct shoes. The uniform shoes are leather (not canvas). Don’t forget that we mean what we say about school being a partnership, we are there to help – contact your Dean if you are having problems with uniform.
Vaping is not cool! It is also prohibited in schools by law, so students can expect serious disciplinary action if they are caught vaping. Also, a reminder for parents: the whole school site is smoke free and vape free (by law).