2 December 2022
Tēnā koutou e te whānau,
As we approach the end of the academic school year and head towards Christmas and a long summer break, I would like to thank the Rosehill College whānau for your support throughout 2022. This year has given us all challenges to deal with but knowing we can reflect and take stock of 2022 will better prepare ourselves for 2023.
In 2023 I will continue to drive excellence within the school, excellence from teachers and excellence from students.
Have a safe Christmas and we will see everyone back in the new year.
Tuesday 6 December
- Junior Workshop Day
Wednesday 7 December
- Last day for Year 9 & 10
- Year 10 Prizegiving - 9.15am
- Year 9 Prizegiving - 10.45am
- Leaver's Ceremony - Doors Open 5pm; Starts at 5:30pm.
See our Events Calendar page to see more.
6 and 7 December - Year 9 and 10 last days:
On Tuesday 6 December we are running some workshops for Year 9 and 10 students. Students are required onsite by 8:45am. Buses will run at an earlier time i.e. the same time as on a Monday.
Wednesday 7 December is the last day for Year 9 and 10 students. Year 10 Students will go to Tutor and then they will have their Prizegiving at approximately 9:15 am. Year 9 students will start with Tutor and Period 1 as normal. Then they have an early interval before going to their Tutor Rooms to prepare for their Prizegiving. Year 9 Prizegiving will be at approximately 10:45am.
Save the date! - Year 10 Camp 2023
Week 7, Term 1
Monday 13th - Wednesday 15th March - Atawhai and Manutaki
Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th March - Kahurangi and Rangatahi
Week 8, Term 1
Monday 20th - Wednesday 22nd March - Taikura
Wednesday 22nd - Friday 24th March - Pounamu
More information will be handed out to Year 10 students at the beginning of 2023.
Food and Textiles Assistant and Office Support (40 hours per week)
In the role of Food & Textiles Technician you will be supporting the Head of Food and Textiles Technology and the teachers within the department for 23 hours per week. You will compile food and textile orders and requests and ensure that all ingredients and equipment are organised for each lesson for the teachers.
Office support will be for 17 hours per week and you will be providing general support for the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). The duties in this role will vary depending on the needs of SLT.
The successful applicant will have the following skills:
- excellent communication skills
- great organisational skills are a must
- be willing and able to learn new tasks
- have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, able to multi-task and enjoy working with staff and students
- enjoy working as part of a team and be willing to assist colleagues when needed
Applications close Friday 9 December 2022 at 3:30pm.
Please use the Support Staff Application Form that can be found here. Send the application form with a C.V. and a covering letter to the Principal, P.O. Box 72-546, Papakura, Auckland 2244, or email to Janet Herst, Principal’s PA, email@example.com. 09-295-0695.
Rosehill College library is seeking applications for a Library Manager. You must be passionate about books and reading and able to share that passion with our ākonga. You will have a library qualification, be professionally registered with LIANZA, or be willing to engage in further learning. Ensuring our library remains a vibrant and supportive space is essential, as is a willingness to work with ākonga and kaimahi to upskill in information literacy and enquiry.
Applicants will have:
A commitment to te Tiriti o Waitangi.
A commitment to ensuring our young people are at the centre of our mahi.
A strong knowledge of young adult literature and an understanding of the curriculum needs of a secondary school.
The desire to be proactive in the promotion of reading in the school community.
A high level of time management and organisational skills, and the ability to self-manage.
Ability to plan and deliver library activities and events, build a strong team of student librarians and promote reading through displays.
A willingness to facilitate reading, literacy and information literacy programmes to ākonga.
Experience in the day to day management of a library collection, and using a Library Management System.
Applications close 3.30pm Friday 23 December 2022.
Please use the application form that can be found on our website at www.rosehillcollege.school.nz under About Us / Vacancies. Send the application form with a C.V. and a covering letter to the Principal, P.O. Box 72-546, Papakura, Auckland 2244, or email to Janet Herst, Principal’s PA, firstname.lastname@example.org. 09-295-0695.
Junior Student School Email Addresses
As a safety precaution all junior student school email addresses are no longer able to receive emails from outside the Rosehill College domain.
This will have implications for students who email shared files between their personal and school accounts.
Please remember, school emails are for school work.
Papakura Rotary Santa Parade
The Papakura Rotary Santa Parade will be held in Papakura on Sunday 4th of December at 3pm. This is a fantastic community event. Mark it on your calendar!
Don't forget to come back to Central Park after the Santa Parade for Chilling in the Park from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm. It will be a great family day with food, entertainment and fun for the kids in the Park
Pānui Rapuara / Careers Service Bulletin
Trades Academy 2023
We have an opportunity for students who will be in year 12 in 2023 to become part of the MIT Te Pūkenga Trades Academy Programme. This programme runs for the full school year in term time only. We have spaces in the following course options:
- Full year Building
- Half year Building / Half year Electrical*
*Half Year Electrical comprises of a significant amount of theory work so a good understanding of maths and science is desirable.
If students have chosen 12 Trade Skills as an option for next year, they will need to contact their HOH to see if they can change to another subject.
Courses begin the week of 13th February and are held in the Tech Park Manukau facility. The school will provide transport in a taxi van both to and from MIT Te Pūkenga. The taxi will depart the college at 8:30am promptly and returns at the end of the teaching session at 3pm. If students catch a bus to/from school they will need to make alternative arrangements to be dropped off and picked up on their MIT Te Pūkenga days.
There is no cost to students to attend the Trades Academy course, they wear mufti and are provided with health and safety regulation clothing and footwear.
As students will miss one day of school per week it is important that they liaise with their teachers to ensure that they keep up with their classwork, assessments etc.
To register interest for a student to attend Trades Academy in 2023, email Karen McConchie / Careers Adviser email@example.com / DDI 295 0692 or 295 0661ext 848
Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – (Forestry Scholarships)
Applications are open to study the Diploma in Forest Management at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Rotorua campus, in 2023.
This is an amazing opportunity for anyone thinking about studying forest management next year.
They are particularly interested in encouraging both Māori and/or those who identify as female into higher-level forestry qualifications, to create greater diversity in the sector.
Three forestry scholarships are available to study the Diploma in Forest Management at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology at the Rotorua campus.
Successful recipients will receive:
· $7,000 a year for 2 years (the length of the diploma) to help with tuition fees and living costs
· a paid summer internship facilitated by Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service.
Applications close Friday 16 December. For more information about the scholarships, go to: www.mpi.govt.nz/forestryscholarships
Or you can email MPIForestryScholarships@mpi.govt.nz or phone 0800 00 83 83
Job Opportunities From Our Community
Please refer to the contact person in each listing:
Benchtops Direct (Franklin Laminates) are a local business in Drury and are looking for an assistant benchtop fabricator to manufacture and install laminated benchtops. The successful applicant will need to cut boards and laminate and glue them together. Machines are used for this, full training will be given, no experience necessary. As your experience grows there is the opportunity to move on to CNC operator, programmer and then a digital template specialist. They are offering an apprenticeship position with long term employment.
Pānui Hakinakina / Sports Bulletin
The Sports Department would like to wish our students, coaches, managers, caregivers, whanau, and supporters a safe and happy summer and we look forward to more sport in 2023.
If you are interested in coaching or would like more information about the following teams please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org;
1st XI Boys Hockey
1st XI Girls Hockey - Co-Coach
Director of Sport
Unfortunately due to low attendance the boys were unable to play this week. The boys will be playing on Monday in the play-off game for 3rd and 4th.
The girls games were also cancelled again this week due to the weather.
We look forward to all the students returning in 2023 for the start of the senior season.
Please check that all sports uniforms have been returned to the Sports Office. If an item of uniform has not been returned, a charge will have been placed on the students account. This charge will be removed when the item is returned.