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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.

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September 2017 Newsletter

Student Trustee Election

Student Trustee poster

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.

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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

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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

2017 SPOTSWOOD COLLEGE JUNIOR ORATORY

YEAR 10 SPEECH

1st                             Iain Hannam-Williams

2nd  Equal                 Luke Robertson

2nd Equal                 Sam Skinner

3rd  Equal                 Miles Hawighorst

3rd  Equal                  Cara Moffitt

3rd  Equal                  Rohan Crookbain

Highly Commended               Jazz Gallagher

Highly Commended                Ido Doron

Highly Commended                Kohana Clothier

YEAR 9  SPEECH

1st                                 Malakai Latavao

2nd Equal                      Sijenna Poole

2nd Equal                      Ilse German

2nd Equal                       Imogen Eriksen

3rd Equal                      Bee Tran-Lawrence

3rd Equal                      Tim Hobson

4th Equal                      Jalyn Robinson

4th Equal                       George Lehrke

4th Equal                      Oliver Hill

Highly Commended   Ben Longstaff

Highly Commended   Bella Harvey-Karen

Highly Commended   Reuben Neilson

Highly Commended   Keisha Morgan

Highly Commended   Heiani Green

Highly Commended   Rosie Bolger