Term 2, Issue 5
Dear Parents & Caregivers,
Thank you to everyone for a very busy and productive term. We appreciate your involvement and support.
The holidays are an important time for students to take a break, to refresh ready for the third term and to catch up on any schoolwork that they have started to get behind on. Term 3 is critical for the seniors and they cannot afford to start the term behind. Term 4 only has two weeks of classes before we start getting ready for the final NCEA assessments, so Term 3 is where everything has to get done!
I have been concerned about the standard of student uniform lately. We were quite lenient last year after all the disruption around Covid and again early this year. However, it is time to get back to the standards the Board of Trustees have set in the Uniform Code.
The biggest problems are sweatshirts and hoodies which are not uniform items, (I know it is cold, but there are warm items in the uniform range).
We have made small changes to allow a broader range. However, the general rule is PLAIN black leather shoes with NO sports branding. Please see HERE for examples of acceptable styles.
Jewellery and Nail Polish
Plain ear studs only. Hoops and long earrings can be dangerous in a school environment. Nail polish and nail extensions are not allowed.
Wearing our formal uniform is a privilege that is afforded to those students who are representing the school at external events. As such, it is not appropriate to wear a cap (this includes the school cap), or sneakers with Number 1's. This includes Year 13 students.
Year 13 Dress Code
Year 13 students are expected to wear smart casual attire that is appropriate for an office environment.
I would ask parents to check uniforms and use the break to get things sorted. At the start of next term we will be dealing with incorrect uniform much more proactively. If a student’s uniform is not right, you can expect a phone call and students will have consequences for not being correctly dressed.
Best wishes for a relaxing break.
Nō reira aku mihi manahau ki a koutou katoa mō te tau.
House Arts 2021
40 Hour Famine Fundraiser
Te Wheke Dance Experience
On Friday 11 June, senior Dance and Māori students travelled to the ASB Waterfront Theatre to experience the performance of Te Wheke. Te Wheke is a powerful dance work from Atamira Dance Company, the inspirational collective that this year commemorated their 21st year as the leading creator and presenter of Māori contemporary dance. READ MORE
Student Players Meet the All Blacks
International Students Visit Otago University
Enviro Council Visits Wakaaranga
Last week, 15 students from the Environmental Council visited Wakaaranga Primary School as part of Schoolgen. The aim of this trip was to teach Year 6 students about energy, electricity and greenhouse gases through various demonstrations and science experiments. READ MORE
- Triple P Parenting Workshops (email to book)
Coping with Teenage Emotions: Wed 11 August
- Cultural Night - Thurs 5 August, 7pm,
- Open Morning - Sat 7 August, 9am - 12 noon
- Staff Only Day - Tues 10 August
- In Zone Enrolments Due - Fri 20 August
- Out of Zone Enrolment Deadline - Wed 1 Sept
This is on display at the Student Centre. Items not claimed by the end of term will be donated to charity.
- Part Time School Nurse
- Teacher Aide
For more information CLICK HERE