Newsletter 10 June 2021
Tēnā Koutou Katoa
This week we have the last of our initial visits with contributing schools. We have thoroughly enjoyed going into schools and meeting students and caregivers. This week we had our first Friends of the Schools meeting. On parent interview evening between 5:30pm - 6:30pm on Thursday 1st July if you are interested in what this is about and how you can support we will be available with further information and the opportunity for you to sign up.
The senior students have been sitting practice assessment and internal assessment this week. We have generally been pleased with how students have conducted themselves. This has been good practice particularly for Year 11 students new to NCEA. We are ensuring that students are exam fit for later in the year.
Ngā mihi nui
Mrs Jo-Anne Vennell
Class Meeting With Lunch By Libelle
Students from 8K met with Sabrina (Head of Operations; NZ) and Mike (Regional Operations Manager) from the Libelle Group. This company is responsible for the lunches we receive at Wairoa College. The students wanted to meet with them so they could find out more about the school lunches. They told us that the company prepares lunches for 140 schools throughout New Zealand. The lunches have to be made according to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Education (which is why we can’t have foods high in sugar, such as icing on the cakes, or foods high in fat). They plan their lunches on the Healthy Plate Model, which we have been learning about in class. This is why the lunch has to have different vegetables included. They may be obvious (such as the peas in the pasta bake) or not so obvious, such as the cauliflower hiding in the butter chicken and macaroni cheese. The company takes the responsibility of providing a nutritious lunch very seriously. They employ doctors to help with the menu planning to ensure students are getting a range of different nutrients. We were asked to at least try new foods and new combinations as the food is nutritious and a lot of planning has gone into the meal. The other thing we were asked to consider is the effect of peer pressure on what is being eaten. If someone is really hungry and needs the lunch, but everyone throws it away, then the hungry person may throw it away as well. Something to think about isn’t it!
Engagement reports have been running since the middle of Term 1, this year. The report is designed to act as a motivator for the students to be the best learner they can be and to celebrate their successes. These are designed to improve communication between students, teachers and whanau. Each fortnight students are marked on their effort and their ability to meet deadlines in all classes. This allows students to see exactly how they are going in their classes and also where they are sitting within the greater school.
Bronze, silver and gold sticker awards are received by students who are marked in the top 30% in the school. Each fortnight, students can find out whether they have received a bronze, silver or gold award from their whanau teacher. Whanau teachers will celebrate with their classes.
We have seen positive shifts in learning as many students are now receiving sticker acknowledgements for working hard. It has also proven to be a useful tool for conversations for whanau teachers.
Stickers also earn house points and this has made a significant difference in the tally’s.
If you have not received an e mail please notify the office of your current email or through your child bring it to your Whanau teacher. There is space on the data base for two people to receive the information so if you have someone else in the family who would like to receive it put them on the data base too.
Winter Track Pants
The Wairoa College uniform shop now has Track Pants available for student to pre order.
The Track Pants come in Navy (Year 7-10) and Black (Year 11-13) with sizes ranging from 10 – 5XL. Sample sizes are available for the students to try prior to the weekly order being placed. There will be no returns once the pants have been received. Orders can be paid for at the College Office during the week. The order will be sent away on a Friday with the garments being available the following week.
Students and parents are welcome to come to the uniform shop between the hours of 8:30am - 9am Monday –Friday.
The cost to students is $40 per pair
The Track Pants will be permitted during Term 2 and Term 3.
Uniform Shop Change of Hours
The Uniform Shop is now available daily from 8.30am – 9am. Please come to the front office on arrival at school.
There is the option to pay for uniform anytime during office hours 8am-3.30pm but this will not be issued until the following morning.
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UPCOMING SPORTS Tuesday 8 June
Netball Junior A's v HGHS Nikau @ Hastings Netball Centre - Saturday 12 June - 11:OOam
7 & 8 Jets v Nuhaka @ Wairoa Netball Courts - Thursday 10 June - 4:30pm
7 & 8 Stars v St Josephs Magic @ Wairoa Netball Courts - Thursday 10 June - 4:30pm
8 Te Aka Matua v St Josephs TKKM @ Wairoa Netball Courts - Thursday 10 June - 4:30pm
Rugby Colts v Hastings Boys @ Wairoa College - Saturday 12 June - 12noon
Rugby First XV v Ahuriri @ Wairoa College - Saturday 12 June - 12noon
Badminton Girls v HGHS @ Sacred Heart College - Thursday 10 June - 3:30pm
College One v Central Hawkes Bay 31 - 24 Win
Junior Boys v St Johns 39 - 42 Loss
Senior Girls v Woodford Seniors 79 - 16 Win
Hockey Mixed v St Josephs Maori Girls 2 - 0 Win
Hockey 7 & 8 v Gizzy Intermediate Kahurangi 0 - 6 Loss
Rugby Girls v Hukarere 30 - 25 Win
Soccer Boys v Lytton 4 - 1 Win
Soccer Girls v Gisborne Boys 1 - 10 Loss
- RYDA Road Safety Work Shop Yr12 - Thursday 10 June
- Trades Academy Y12/13 - Friday 11 June
- Mates and Dates - Tuesday 15 June
- Wairoa District Speeches - Pukorero - Tuesday 15 June
- Year 9 Cross Curricular Event - Friday 18 June
- Trades Academy Y12/13 - Friday 18 June
- Service Academy Bushcraft - Monday 21 to Friday 25 June
- Mates and Dates - Tuesday 22 June
- Interschool Softball - Wednesday 23 June
- Trades Academy Y12/13 - Friday 25 June
- Year 9 Cross Curricular Unit Event - Friday 25 June
- Wairoa College Young Aspiring Leaders - Friday 25 June
- Fashion Designer Pop Up Event - Friday 25 June
- Planting for Te Wairoa Schools - Monday 28 June
- Mates and Dates - Tuesday 29 June
- Rural Health Careers Workshop - Tuesday 29 June
- Puhoro Wananga Day - Thursday 1 July
- Parent Teacher Interviews - Thursday 1 July
- Mates and Dates - Tuesday 6 July
- Year 7 Vision Screening - Wednesday 7 July
- Teacher Only Day - Friday 9 July
- LAST DAY OF TERM 2 - Thursday 8 July
- TERM 3 STARTS - Monday 26 July
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