September 2021 Newsletter
Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou,
Message from the Principal
On-line enrolments are open, please use the link below.
He Huarahi Tautoko- Seeking Support
If you or someone you know is in need of support at any time please ensure you make contact with Whaea Kiri firstname.lastname@example.org
Note please this is set up as a ticketing system so that once a referral is made and picked up a ticket will automatically be sent to the referrer.
We are currently exploring a partnership with Taranaki Retreat and Taranaki Primary Connections.
Once contact is made to Whaea Kiri, a needs assessment will be conducted and possible referral or connection with one of the following agencies if or when required.
In addition to the external support outlined in the chart below, other ongoing options are also available for students to access either through self-referral or through a process coordinated by Whaea Kiri and SSN.
Taranaki Activity Centre/Alternative Education;
Te Kura Correspondence School;
Te Waka Haumaru (specialist offsite programme and mentoring working with at risk taiohi);
Truancy Support Services;
Ka Ora, Ka Ako- Lunches in Schools (available to all students and staff daily);
Access to free Period Products (through the wellness space located in the old sick bay);
Breakfast club; (through the Food Tech room)
Kura Kai (frozen meals stored onsite to be provided to those in need (through the wellness space located in the old sick bay);
Travellers Programme (The Travellers Programme is an innovative, small group programme for young people, to build resilience and key life skills);
Horses for Humans - animal therapy course
Mates and Dates ( Currently being offered to Year 10);
SunSmart Schools Programme (Term 3-4).
Maths teacher switches to being a student as he learns te reo Māori
Whaea Nicola email: email@example.com
Mr Daryn Shaw email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Chris Lapworth email: email@example.com
Mrs Paula Cast email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Hilary Takarangi email: email@example.com
Mr Darren Scott email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 13 Dean
Ms Tracey Laurence email: email@example.com
Year 12 Dean
Mr Wayne Cribb email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 11 Dean
Mr Carlin Kumeroa email: email@example.com
Year 10 Dean
Ms Rebecca McKerchar email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 9 Dean
Mr Darren Scott email: email@example.com
Ms Jana Robertson email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Stephanie Julian email: email@example.com
International Director / Careers
Mrs Nicola Healy email: firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENTS AT THE CENTRE OF LEARNING
Taranaki students graduate as global citizens
Fifteen Taranaki students who spent part of the lockdown learning about global citizenship will join classmates from Vietnam and Thailand
Fabian Johnson, BAS - Bachelor of Arch Studies, Major in Architecture
Jahla Lawrence, MA - Master of Arts, Major in Criminology - Passed with Merit
Jaimee Wilson, PGDNS - PGDip in Nursing Science
Jonathan McPike, BA - Bachelor of Arts, Major in Development Studies; Education
Josephine Hick, BA - Bachelor of Arts, Major in Education; Music
Karen Hitchcock, PGCPM - PGCert in Public Management
Mathew Scott, BSC - Bachelor of Science, Major in Computer Science
Nicola Ries, BA - Bachelor of Arts, Major in Education
Shynia Lord, BSC - Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics; Statistics
COMMUNITY AT THE HEART OF WHO WE ARE
CULTURAL AND SPORTING SUCCESS
Ex-Student Thomas Wiseman (2003-2007) and volleyball player approached his company Total Instrument Services if they were willing to sponsor a set of volleyball uniforms to his old school where he played Volleyball for in his 5 years.
He was successful in his application and we thank his company TIS and the efforts he made to secure Spotswood College students a set of sports uniforms for the students.
School ID Cards
TERM 3 Monday 26th July – Friday 1st October
TERM 4 Monday 18th October – 10th December
Labour Day Monday 25th October
We have a school attendance target of above 90% for every student. To ensure that together we reach this, it is important that if you know your child is going to be absent from school, that you please contact the school by using one of the following options.
Option 1: Telephone the school on 06 751 2416 and speak to the receptionist (Tracey) or Attendance Officer (Jenine).
Option 2: Send a text to the Attendance Officer (Jenine) on 021 023 93060
Option 3: send an email to the Attendance Officer (Jenine) - email@example.com
Option 4: Leave a message on the Attendance hotline by calling the school on 06 751 2416 and press (1) to report a student absence. Record your child’s name, parents name, contact details and reason for absence.
If for any reason you are concerned about your child’s attendance, you can speak with the Attendance Officer (see contact details above) or she will pass you on to the DEAN or your child’s Learning Advisor.
We also have a large accumulation of uniforms that are a part of lost property that is kept in this space, If your child has a missing school item, please encourage them to check the lost property racks.
Uniform shop hours
Uniform shop hours each week are as follows:
8.00 am to 9.00 am & Interval - Monday to Friday.
Phone 751 2416 Ext 721.
SPOTSWOOD COLLEGE CALENDAR
Reminder school finishes at 2.10 pm every Wednesday.
27th - 29th NCEA Practice Exams continue
1st Last day of Term 3