Edgecumbe College Newsletter, 22 September 2022
From the Principal - Mike Jackson
Congratulations Kimiora Elliott, what a fantastic season of Netball you have had. Kimiora is the Eastern Bay Under 16 representative's Most improved player, ‘Players Choice’ KMB Club Women's team, and the ‘Player of the year for your KMB club. Outstanding. Well done. We are so proud of you.
New Mountain Bikes for Outdoor Education
The new Mountain bikes we secured via funding from Southern Trust have been a great bonus to the outdoor education classes and P.E. Classes. Thank you Southern Trust.
New models & equipment for the Science department
Science now has all of the new models in the department for teaching and learning, thank you Southern Trust and they look fantastic displayed in the room, ready as a teaching tool for the students.
School Cross Country - First week back in term 4
Coaches for Sports 2023
Seeking Touch coaches now
The Edgecumbe College Trades EXPO was a huge success featuring 4 spotlight speakers all of whom were past graduates and Cheyenne Wilson from DairyNZ who promotes career pathways in the food and fibre industries. 28 exhibitors came to the event and interacted with secondary school students and working in their organisation. A huge thank you to the Ministry of Education and BOPFA for providing us with funding to host this careers event.
Te Hāpai Ō - Coast care Planting
Te Hāpai Ō Year 9 Social Studies Business Enterprise
Year 8 students from Edgecumbe Primary School
The year 8 students at Edgecumbe Primary have been enjoying an ongoing programme of experiences at the College, including; Japanese, Horticulture, Science, Music, Physical Education, and Te Reo, this has been a fantastic opportunity to strengthen the bonds between us and the Primary. Thank you, EP.
Toi EDA - Forklift driving course
A great collaboration has started between Edgecumbe college, ISK, Axiom & Toi-Eda Driver & Operator Training to get our Eastern Bay of Plenty Tauira licenced in their forklift operator course. Gaining this qualification will give the students more options for employment.
TOI EDA is the Eastern BoP Regional Economic Development Agency. Formed in the early 2000s they work actively with Councils and communities encompassing the Kawerau, Whakatāne, and Ōpōtiki Districts to promote and support economic, social, and Māori development.
Toi EDA is committed to sustainable and inclusive growth across our region.
This year we have reset our ambitions, with a new, simplified vision, which is to create a better future for the next generations, underpinned by a new set of values that embrace the pioneering attributes of our namesake, Toi, the great explorer.
Tini o Toi – kia tipu, kia puawai – To create, grow and blossom the myriads of Toi.
To find out more you can visit their website
Attendance continues to be a major focus for us, please support us in getting your young people back to school. Even an 80% attendance means that a student is out of school on average one day a week, and that is far too much to be away for. We are aiming for at least 90% so that students have continuity across all their subjects.
We do understand that there is still Covid going through families, but I would ask you to ensure that whenever possible students are at school and ready to learn.
It is very difficult as I am sure you understand to re-motivate your young person after such disruption, but they do need to be back at school, ready to learn and looking towards their future, if they are going to succeed this year. Please support us in getting our students back to school. We will ensure we contact you as early as possible, and please bear in mind that we are trying to do our best for our students.
Student & Caregiver Portal
What is the Parent/Student Web Portal?
The Portal provides the ability for caregivers to view student information held in the school database (KAMAR) on the web.
The following information is currently available:
• Daily Notices
• School Calendar of Events
• Student Details, including the ability to submit changes
• Attendance (delayed by 1 day) and Timetable information
• All Results, current year results and NCEA Summary
• Progress Reports
• Financial Summary
• Course Selection for next year's subjects (When appropriate)
• Pathways information
The information is read directly from KAMAR using FileMaker Server's Web Publishing Engine. This means the information is live and updated often.
The Portal can be accessed here https://kamar.edgecumbecollege.school.nz/
More detailed information on the Portal can be found in this pdf file https://edgecumbecollege.school.nz/parent-portal-overview/.
School Calendar: Click on link below:
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Reunion Bookings now open!
Instrument Music Tutors
We are very short of people to give our students practical music lessons, so this is a plea, please for volunteer insturment teachers – guitar, piano, drums especially vocal coach, anyone interested in starting a school choir and or band we would dearly love to hear from you. Please just get in touch with the office and we will get back to you.
Our school app
Its very easy to use and free. You can fill in an absentee form, see previous notices and newsletters, go straight to Kamar to access your student's records, see our school calendar, and receive emergency notifications if necessary.
Edgecumbe College 60th Centenary Celebrations
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Edgecumbe College Careers
Did you know we have a specialised FB page dedicated to Career Pathways? Go find and like our page! It’s called Edgecumbe College Careers. This page is regularly updated with a host of information about where to seek job vacancies, apprenticeships, preparing for jobs, careers events, Open Days, scholarship and grant applications, and heaps of photos celebrating our wonderful students. Nau mai, Haere mai.
Location: Edgecumbe College 100 College Road, Edgecumbe 3120, New Zealand
Phone: 07-304 8211