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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

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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

HEAD LICE

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

Careers newsletter – April

Kia ora

Here is the latest Careers newsletter, which includes information about a competition (ending 12th April).

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Wendy Eynon

Careers Advisor (Kaitohutohu)

Careers Department

Ph:  06 751 2416 ext 784

Rongohia Te Hau – student survey

Students we value your voice…

Please click the link below and complete the Rongohia Te Hau surveys.

It only takes 5 mins MAX… dont forget to click SUBMIT at bottom of Survey.

Thank-you.

https://tinyurl.com/Spotswood-Student-2018

 

Free Cybersafety Seminar – for Parents.. 28/03/18

New Plymouth teen makes Cook Islands bowls team for Commonwealth Games

New Plymouth man Aidan Zittersteijn has been named in the Cook Islands bowls team to compete in April’s Commonwealth Games.

 

New Plymouth teenager Aidan Zittersteijn has been named in the Cook Islands bowls team to compete in April’s Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Zittersteijn, who has just finished as a student at Spotswood College, was officially named in the team during a training camp on the Rarotongan greens last weekend.

“This is definitely my biggest moment in bowls,” said Zittersteijn, 18, who qualifies for the Cook Islands through his maternal grandfather.

“It is a great thrill to be named in the team.”

All bowls countries send sides of five men and five women to the games, with the men splitting into pairs and triples in week one, followed by singles and fours in week two.

“I’m not sure which disciplines I will be involved in yet. They will be revealed at the next camp, which starts on March 13.”

After spending a week in Rarotonga, the team will continue its build-up for a further week in Auckland, before settling into the games village on March 26.

“I can’t wait,” Zittersteijn enthused. “It’s going to be good to stay with the other athletes.”

Zittersteijn admitted that he was going to “try and go for gold” but equally acknowledged the toughness of the competition that lay ahead and the need to “take each game as it comes.”

Australia, as the hosts, and New Zealand, who are well overdue success in the men’s section, loom as the two countries to beat.

Zittersteijn, who still harbours hopes of playing for New Zealand one day, said that it will be alright if he clashed with the Kiwis. “We will just try and beat them!”

Zittersteijn comes from rich bowling stock. His father, John, is a national gold star holder in the indoor code, which he too has excelled in.

He will become the seventh Taranaki bowler to attend the games.

Stratford baker Eddie Leach competed in the inaugural games in 1930, with Dave Baldwin taking part with success in 1974 (gold) and 1978 (silver). Pearl Dymond won a silver medal in 1982 and other Taranaki bowlers to feature have been John Murtagh and Maurice Symes (both in 1986) and Brian Baldwin (1998).

 – Stuff

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

New Principal consultation survey

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The Board of Spotswood College has the important task of appointing a new Principal.

We value your ideas and feedback so please complete our online survey to help us ensure that the best possible person is appointed.

The online survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9WJPCMW

Hard copies of the survey are available at school reception.

NB: SURVEY CLOSES ON 11TH FEBRUARY 2018