Newsletter Week 7 Term 1
Reporoa College 19th March 2021
Last week I attended meetings with the Ministry of Education and the Western Bay of Plenty Principals association where they have outlined the upcoming changes to NCEA. There will be changes to how students are assessed, how examinations are run and what standards are being offered. These changes will be over a number of years and this year is the start of the training for this. There will be three teacher only days during the year set aside for training of the staff in these changes. These dates are set out in our calendar which can be found on the website, Kamar and the Reporoa College App..
At the moment we are reviewing the best way we can get information out to you as whanau and how is the best way you can communicate to us. Currently, we have a number of ways and this can be consistent. We are attempting to streamline the process in order for information to be timely and readily available. At the moment my advice is to download the Reporoa College App and KAMAR app onto your phones. Also, utilise the Portal link on the website. A letter will be sent to each parents email with the login details for the KAMAR app and portal.
It was great to see the parents volunteering to be sports coaches and managers. Thank you very much for stepping up. The winter sports enrollments are underway and I would encourage you to contact Andrew if you have any questions.
There are a number of opportunities available for students coming up this year. Otamatea Exchange, Years 7 & 8 sports camp, Hillary Outdoors Leadership, Spirit of Adventure and Outward Bound to name a few. I encourage students to put their names forward when these opportunities arise so that they can be considered. Classroom behaviour and attendance will be a factor in their selection.
Lastly congratulations to Emirates Team New Zealand for their amazing effort in defending the Americas Cup. Pictured below are Teagan and Jock Guyton who were lucky enough to get up close and personal with the team !
Have a great weekend,
This exchange will mark 55 years of a great sporting relationship. Past students have remained friends for over 20 years through this
Welcome to Hinehou Treanor who has joined the Reporoa College Staff as a mentor for some of our students. She is also the Kapahaka tutor and kaiawhina for the Te Reo classes within the school. She has been tutoring Kapahaka since she was still a student at Kura and has her degree in Literal Performing Arts (Whare Tapere). She is from Ngati Whaoa and did most of her schooling in Rotorua at Te Kura o Te Koutu and Hurungaterangi.
Kapahaka classes have started on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for all students of the College. We currently have about 45 students attending each week and will be looking at taking two groups to the Taiopenga in September. Their first performance as a group will be at the end of term 1 assembly.
Trades Academy 2021
Year 13 student King Morunga on the construction site, glueing the panels on the portable cabins
Trades Academy Level 3 Construction
Bede Henderson on the two day pr week Level 3 Trades course
Powered Portable cabins being built by our students
Year 13 student Reid O'Brien on the tools.
Trades Academy 2021
BOP Futures Academy
Year 12 student Amie Carroll demonstrating her knife skills at Toi Ohomai Level 2 Hospitality course.
Level 2 Hospitality
Paige Trevithick in the commercial training kitchen at Toi Ohomai.
Chefs in Training
The students attend this course every Friday gaining new skills and knowledge.
BOP Futures Academy
Keep in Touch
- Waka Ama Champs 23March - 26 March
- Investiture Assembly 1st April, P5
- Easter break 2nd - 6th April
- End of Term 1 - 16 April
Community Survey Response
As you may be aware, in 2019 and 2020 Reporoa College Board of Trustees have undertaken surveys of the staff, students, and community to collect Community Feedback on a number of items including school values, classroom behaviour, uniforms, cell phone use, barriers to learning, and extra-curricular activities. The Board has worked with school management in order to work through the issues raised, and to ensure our Charter and Annual Plan documents reflect the community voice. The School Charter and Annual Plan have been ratified by the Board to further reflect the feedback from the community, and the Board will continue to work with school management to ensure Reporoa College reflects the community in which we live.
If you would like to provide further feedback on any item of school life, please ensure you communicate this with the school. As always, Board meetings are held in public, so any community member is welcome to attend. All of us together can ensure Reporoa College delivers on expectations for all our tamariki.
Reporoa College Board of Trustees