Edgecumbe College Newsletter, Thursday 24 November 2022
From the Principal - Mike Jackson
There are only a few weeks left in the year now and NCEA exams are in full swing, and junior exams are also now underway. It has been another very busy and disrupted year and here is hoping that 2023 will be more settled.
The multi-million dollar major building works are due to start before the end of the month so it will all go across the school. Great timing following the revamp of every classroom.
The Beekeeping course is now in full swing with students now working on all aspects of beekeeping including making the hives. They will attain some 20 credits and a National Beekeeping certificate. It is an excellent addition to the Ag/Hort courses. Alongside this 3 students met with the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation as the last requirement to verify their placements and complete the modules in their carpentry course giving them 20 building and construction credits. Congratulations to Nikora Bright, Cruz Gavin & Luscian Sneddon. One student will carry on to level 3.
The Avocados have now been planted and we are working to set up the automatic irrigation system. Our next plan is to set up the Blueberries so that we cater to all the main crops grown in the local area.
Community Hikoi - Ngā Wāhi Tapuwae
On Sunday the 14th of November we were treated to an amazing Hikoi of sites important to Ngati Awa the second of our series of 3 community Hikoi. A massive thank you to Hakahaka Hona for leading the day, and his beautiful whānau for allowing him to be with us. It was absolutely engaging. Also thank you to Iharaira Hakiaha, Charelle Stevenson, Vicky Richards, and Donna Timinis for their help and organisation. The day was well attended by the staff at Edgecumbe College, and members of the community, but we would love to have more of the community come along and join us on future hikoi. We will endeavour to keep you well-informed.
New staff in 2023
Check out Edgecumbe College's new dedicated recycling and general rubbish bins!
The new bins will allow students to easily separate recycling from rubbish and reduce the amount of waste from the school sent to landfill. This should save lots of recyclables being sent to landfill every year, this material can then be used to create new products which saves precious resources.
Ka rawe Edgecumbe College! We're stoked to have helped you on your sustainability journey.
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:
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.