11 November 2022
Tēnā koutou e te whānau,
The past two weeks have been extremely busy with Sports Prizegiving, our Senior Prizegiving and the start of external NCEA exams for seniors. Congratulations to all the prize winners and good luck to our senior students sitting external exams.
The end of year continues to be busy with the Year 9 and Year 10 junior exams and workshop days for our juniors. It is still expected that our juniors arrive at school on time and are focussed on learning. For some reason, the end of year for some juniors means silly season and they get themselves into trouble, just a gentle reminder to students of how and what is expected as we want to finish the school year on a positive note.
Saturday 12 November
- Music Soirée, Hawkins Theatre, 7.00pm
Monday 14 to Thursday 17 November
- Junior Exams/Assessments
- Staff Only Day
- Volleyball - Auckland Junior Champs
See our Events Calendar page to see more.
Thank you to Beaumonts Nurseries and Bunnings Takanini
On Wednesday 9 November we were gifted six Pohutakawa trees to plant down the entrance of our Moemoeā. We would like to thank Beaumonts Nurseries and Bunnings Takanini for this very generous donation. Ka pai to 12MAO for your mahi planting these beautiful trees.
This Saturday Night - tickets available at the door
What is happening Tuesdays?
Some of our junior students and families have been wondering why we're continuing learning-from-home on Tuesdays for our junior students in Term 4.
Our senior students have had another difficult year to complete NCEA qualifications. The college has worked hard to have specialist relief teachers available when classroom teachers are away with illnesses, but this has not always been possible and consequently some subject learning has been compromised because specialist knowledge and equipment has not been available. Rosehill College is committed to providing opportunities that support our senior students to succeed.
Senior teachers have used school holidays and continue to use Tuesdays to run practical workshops, exam preparation tutorials and continued individual support for seniors to ensure success in NCEA and transition to chosen pathways.
Additionally, on Tuesdays this term staff continue to have their professional learning in the morning and have two accord Teacher Only Days provided by the Ministry of Education to prepare for NCEA changes.
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.
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.
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
Job Opportunities From Our Community
Please refer to the contact person in each listing:
Trainee Grower Manager - House of Taste Cucumbers
Based in rural Pukekohe, have an exciting development opportunity for a motivated, hardworking, and reliable Trainee Assistant Grower.
You may be a student who is looking for some hands-on practical experience or someone who has previous experience. Ideally, we are looking for a fit, keen person who has a good understanding of the basics of growing and who is keen to develop and learn.
We want to hear from you if you have:
- A can-do attitude and willingness to get stuck in wherever is needed
- Able to work independently and as part of a team
- Strong organisational and planning skills with the ability to change priorities as the day unfolds
- An honest and open nature with the ability to take feedback on board
- The ability to show initiative and make decisions
- A keen desire to learn and grow on the job
The role is full-time from Monday to Friday and includes Saturday mornings. Great as a Summer Holiday job. Once confident in the systems and procedures, a weekend roster will be created with the Grower Manager where you will be required to be on call and to attend the basic alarms and follow the appropriate procedures to ensure the smooth operation of the facility.
It will be essential that you are well spoken in English.
So, if this sounds like you and you want to join this fantastic Cucumber growing operation, then we would love to hear from you! If you would like to know more about this role or would like to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Ben via email@example.com or call him on 021 954 125.
Pānui Hakinakina / Sports Bulletin
We are looking for students who will be in Years 11, 12 or 13 in 2023 who are interested in trialling for volleyball next week. There is an open trial on Tuesday 15 November 4.30-6.30pm. You do not need to sign up before the trial, just turn up ready to give it your best.
Well done to our softball, touch and volleyball teams as their seasons continue. They are all continuing to put out great performances on the field and court.
Director of Sport
Girls Fun Festival
A wet and rainy day hampered the attendance of a number of schools at the inaugural Girls Fun Festival on Thursday 3 November but those that did attend had a fabulous time experiencing new ways to be physically active.
Organised by Alfriston College in conjunction with CLM Community Sport the girls were offered the opportunity to experience activities such as weight lifting, zumba, hungerball, skateboarding, ultimate frisbee, blind sport NZ and an inflatable obstacle course among other things.
The girls had a great time discovering new ways to move and enjoyed getting to learn what other options were available to them outside the traditional team sports they already played.
A huge thank you to all those that were in the organising and running of the day. We look forward to being involved again next year.
Boys Touch had a win by default against Aorere College this week and a 5-4 win against Pukekohe High Red.
Girls Touch had a draw 4-all against Aorere College and a good win 5-1 over Tangaroa College.
Another set of mixed results for our 4 teams, with each recording a win and a loss.
Good luck for next week teams.
Auckland Volleyball Champs are coming up, please ensure the permission and health form is returned by Monday 14 November.
There will be trials for any Year 10, 11 or 12 students who wish to play volleyball for the school next year on Tuesday 15 November, 4.30-6.30pm in the Sports Centre.
Please come in gate 4.
This week saw our girls and boys junior softball teams compete in the Junior One Day Tournament.
Our girls secured top spot, winning all of their games. In fact they kept a clean scoresheet on all but one game. Well done girls.
The boys had some fierce competition, especially against Kelston Boys and Mt Albert Grammar which saw them finish 3rd in their competition.
The girls continued their form against Epsom Girls, winning 9-1, during their regular season game on Wednesday.
Monday session meets in the carpark at Gate 1 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.