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Year 8 Transition Day – 29 November 2017

Our year 8 Transition Day will be held on 29th November 2017 between 9.15 am – 2.30 pm.

The Aims of our Transition Day are to:

  • Meet with staff and students at Spotswood College.
    Experience a little of life as a secondary school student.
    Find out about how 2018 will begin and how you will be supported.
    Tour the school and learn about subjects for 2018.
    Have an introduction into the values of our school through our ETŪ programme.

Key Arrangements:

Bring your drink bottle, morning tea and lunch.
Be ready to make new friends.
Be ready to ask questions about starting at our school.

We look forward to seeing you at Spotswood College and if you have any queries please contact us on 751 2416.

 

TERM 4: SENIOR REVISION TIMETABLE 2017

Please click on the link below to access the Revision timetable for Seniors during Term 4.

Revision Timetable 2017

September 2017 Newsletter

In this issue: Principal Notes. College Calender, Putaiao, Junior Maori Science expo, Language Department News, Technology News, Beach Volleyball, Spotlight on Sport and Vocational Pathway News.

Please click on the link below to access the Newsletter:

September 2017 Newsletter

TERMS AND HOLIDAYS 2018

Week 0 – 29 January Office open

FEBRUARY

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
TERM 1

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)
TERM 2

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

Queen’s Birthday Monday 4 June

TERM 3

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

TERM 4

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

Labour Day Monday 22 October

 

TERM DATES FOR 2017

Please click on the link below to access the 2017 Term Dates.

Term Dates 2017

Cyber Bullying and the Law – Do you Know??

Under the new law (Harmful Digital Communications Act) it’s an offence to send messages and post material that deliberately causes serious emotional distress.
It’s also an offence to incite someone to commit suicide – this carries a maximum jail term of three years.

So below is a list that a digital communication ( eg. Txt message, Facebook, Messenger, Viber, Snapchat, Instagram, email, etc…)
should NOT have in it:

1) any sensitive or personal facts.

2) information which is considered in breach of a persons confidence.

3) be grossly offensive.

4) be threatening, intimidating or menacing.

5) be used to harass.

6) be used to make false allegations.

7) be indecent and have obscene words or images

8) be used to incite or encourage others to,

  1. a) Cyberbully,
  2. b) Abuse others (race, gender, religion, disability),
  3. c) Commit suicide or other physical harm to themselves or others.

**REMEMBER – Whatever you post on the internet will remain available for others (inc employers) to find and scrutinise indefinitely.**

August 2017 Newsletter

In this issue:  Principal Notes, College Calender, Technology News, Youth Commonwealth Games, International News and Vocational Pathway News.

Please click on the link below to access the Newsletter.

August 2017 Newsletter

School Vision Survey-Term 3

Kia ora whanau

We would very much appreciate your responses to our quick school vision survey.

Thank-you very much in advance

please click on the link below to start the anonymous survey…

School Vision Survey

 

July 2017 Newsletter

In this issue: Principal Notes, College Calender, Junior Oratory Results, Technology Department News, Winter Gala, NZ Senior Men’s Roller Hockey, Vocational Pathways – Te Waka Huarahi

Please click on the link below to access the Newsletter:

July 2017 Newsletter

2017 SPOTSWOOD COLLEGE SENIOR ORATORY

YEAR 11 SPEECH

1st                   Ethan Griffiths

2nd                   Jack Cochran

3rd                   Phoebe Pepper

Highly Commended                      Chris Hobson

Highly Commended                      Tenaya Richardson

Highly Commended                      Liam Nicholas

 

YEAR 12 MONOLOGUE

1st                   Katie Pullen

2nd                   Sarai Smith

3rd Equal       Caitlin Brown

                       Nadia Hill

YEAR 12 PERSUASIVE SPEECH

1st                   Gemma Clarges

2nd                   Karoline Johl

3rd                   Tanwen Edwards

 

YEAR 13 LITERARY SEMINAR

1st                   Valya Bykova

2nd                   Jess Waiariki