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We are wanting to remind you of key information that was published in our July Newsletter.  (Please refer to attachment from the last newsletter).

Teachers in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and our new Principal are working to implement new approaches to curriculum delivery for 2019.

To enable the depth of discussion and the significant work required for this project the Board have approved the following:

  1. Early closure on Monday 23 July

There will not be any timetabled classes during Period 5, students will be released at lunchtime allowing staff to work uninterrupted from 2.00 – 5.00 pm.  Students can remain at school in supervised study, please let the office know if you wish your child to remain at school during this time.

  1. Staff Only Day on Monday 6 August

– Teachers will work in Faculties on 2019 curriculum change strategies.

– The Learning Support Faculty will be training teacher aides in aspects of meeting

the needs of high and complex students.

Thank you for your support of these most important professional learning and development opportunities.  Please contact us if you have any queries.

Yours sincerely

Daryn Shaw                                                                  Martyn Knapton
ACTING PRINCIPAL                                                    ACTING PRINCIPAL

Please click on link below:

Curriculum Planning for 2019 Newsletter & Attachments

July 2018 Newsletter

In this issue:  Principal notes, Curriculum Change and Review, NCEA Review, College Calendar, Soroptimist International Breakfast, Notices, Hapu Sport, Ngā Manu Kōrero ā Rohe 2018 (Regional Manu Kōrero 2018), International News, Vocational Pathways News.

To access the Newsletter please click on the link below:

July 2018 Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter

In this issue:  Principal Notes, College Calendar,  Te Waka Huarahi – Careers, Te Waka Manaaki News, International News, 2018 N.Z.S.S. Wrestling Title, Spotlight on Sport

Please click on the link below to access the Newsletter:

June 2018 Newsletter


May 2018 Newsletter

In this issue:  Principal Notes, College Calendar, Japanese Trip, Careers Corner, Hello Café, Spotlight on Sport, Vocational Pathways News

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May 2018 Newsletter


Head Lice Information


There appears to be an ongoing problem of head lice in our community – not just at school but in the wider community.  Please check your son/s – daughter/s hair as we have had a courtesy phone call regarding head lice from a concerned parent.

To make a concentrated effort to remove head lice from your home some points to note from the Public Health nurse are:-

  1. Not EVERYONE in the house needs treating.  EVERYONE needs to have their hair CHECKED, but they only need TREATING if they have VISIBLE lice or eggs.
  2. All bedding needs to be changed and washed at the same time as the treatment is done.
  3. The process needs to be repeated in seven days time.
  4. Everyone needs to comb their hair two or three times a day and it is a good idea to get your son/s or daughter/s in the habit of giving their hair a good brush every night (using their own brush) as this can prevent headlice by disabling eggs. Long hair tied back also helps prevent catching lice.
  5. Encourage the parents of your son/s – daughter/s friends to check that their children do not have headlice.
  6. Product is available from the Public Health Nurse.
  7. Please contact Naomi Brown at:   cellphone:  027 281 6463 or

Email  naomi.brown@tdhb.org.nz

April 2018 Newsletter

In this issue: Principal Notes, School Calendar, Term 2 Information, Future School Design Competition, Learning Support Faculty Work Skills Programme, Spotlight on Sport and Vocational Pathway News.

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April 2018 Newsletter

February 2018 Newsletter

In this issue: Principal/Acting Principal Notes, Attendance, College Calendar, Volleyball, Hello Cafe, Careers Corner, International News, Vocational Pathways News.

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February 2018 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

In this issue:  Principal News, College Calender, Prefects 2018, Maori Graduation 2017, Mansfield Trip, Learning Support Faculty News, Year 10 Japanese Tea House Visit, Senior Academic Prizegiving, Technology Department News and Spotlight on News.

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December 2017 Newsletter


Exclusive:  Junior school competition: (years 9 and 10)

Two weeks – Monday 6th November to Friday 17th November

and explicitly: During Junior whanau class times, (Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th November)

Imagine being able to re-design our school

  • What would you want to do?
  • What would the school look like?
    • Outside
      • Gardens, chill out areas, seating, shade, rain cover, meeting places, car parking, bike storage, etc.
  • Inside
    • Classrooms, bathrooms, storage, seating, work areas, corridors, IT etc..

*Separate cash prizes of $50 available for each category at each year level*

Choose a category to enter;

  1. Piece of creative writing
  2. Artistic design sketch
  3. Digital (includes Minecraft model, Tinkercad or any other software design tool)
  • Hand your completed design ideas and creative writing in to your whanau teacher or the main office.
  • Or any Digital entries directly to Mr Lapworth (Technology)

Winners to be decided by the competition judges. (PCA, LUP and CLA).

All decisions are final.



Week 0 – 29 January Office open


5          Years 9 and 13 attend school

6          Waitangi Day – no school

7          Years 11 and 12 attend school (including Year 9 and 13)

8          All year levels attend school

Monday 5 February – Friday 13 April 90 half days                (10 weeks)

Waitangi Day Monday 5 February
Anniversary Day Monday 12 March
Good Friday Friday 30 March
Easter Monday Monday 2 April
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 3 April
ANZAC Day Wednesday 25 April (falls in term vacation)

Monday 30 April – Friday 6 July 98 half days                         (10 weeks)

Queen’s Birthday Monday 4 June


Monday 23 July – Friday 28 September 100 half days          (10 weeks)


Monday 15 October – Tuesday 18 December 92 half days      (9 weeks)

Labour Day Monday 22 October