Kia ora koutou
I hope your young person has appreciated being back at school. It has certainly been nice to see so many students returning.
Winter sport resumption
It is already the end of the season for some of our winter codes but College Sport Wellington (CSW) have confirmed dates for the resumption of some sports at level 2 and these are below. Please understand that for sport to continue, spectators are not permitted at competitions under alert level 2. CSW are working on live streaming options for some finals that are coming up.
|Junior Basketball||14 September – Unplayed semi-finals from 17 August
21 September – Finals
|Senior Basketball||17 September – semi-finals
17 September Boys Div 6 Final
24 September – Finals
|Girls Football||14 September – Regional Junior Final
15 September – Premier 2 semi-finals only
22 September – Premier 1 & 2 Finals & Division 2 Regional Final
|Junior Boys Football||18 September – Semi-finals only
25 September – Finals
|Youth Boys Football||18 September – Youth Division 1 Final
18 September – Youth Division 2 to 6 semi-finals only
25 September – Prem Youth and Grade Finals
|Ultimate||Final three rounds on September 15, 22, & 29 September|
|Badminton||24 September – finals|
|AWD Programme||Indoor Bowls Tournament – 27 September
Basketball – 15 and 22 September
SONZ Have a Go Day – TBC
More changes to NCEA
The Government has decided that students disrupted by 16 days of COVID-19 lockdown this year (students in Wellington) will be eligible to receive Learning Recognition Credits (LRCs) at a rate of 1 LRC per 5 credits achieved through assessment, up to a cap of 8 LRCs at NCEA Level 1, and 6 LRCs and Levels 2 and 3.
The thresholds for being awarded endorsements and University Entrance will remain at their normal levels for students who have not been disrupted for 20 school days.
Trades Academy courses
We have been informed that Trades Academy courses will resume on site for the majority of courses starting Monday 13 September. Classes resuming 2 days face to face are Barbering Level 3 (Porirua), Salon Environment (Porirua and Te Auaha), Creative Technology (Te Auaha), Cookery Level 3 (School of Hospitality Cuba St Wellington), Cooking Café Service classes (School of Hospitality Cuba St Wellington). Classes resuming with a mix of 1 day per week on campus and 1 day online for week 13 September include: Construction Mixed Trades and Construction Projects, Engineering and Automotive and Engines, Health Science L2 (Porirua) only one day course, so no online, Health Science L3 (Porirua) only one day course, so no online, Animal Care, Youth Development L3.
In line with Ministry of Education advice and Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines all students at Trades Academy courses will need to adhere to the following instructions:
- Wear a face mask or face covering on campus.
- Wear face coverings on buses.
- Scan the Government QR code and not leave campus during their scheduled Trades Academy Day.
- Maintain hygiene practices and physical distancing (Hand sanitiser will be available in all work areas).
- Follow all health and safety instructions given by tutors and staff.
Students should not attend if, they or anyone in their household are:
- Unwell with Covid-19 symptoms (any unwell students will be sent home).
- Have been tested for Covid-19 and should not return until they have received a negative result.
Mana Coach Services Transport will resume from Monday, same stops and times. Others who use other public transport will need to ensure they have their passes or Snapper cards. Masks and scanning are mandatory.