- Wednesday 22 March – Learning Conversations
- Thursday 6 April – Kāhui Ako – Teacher only day – School closed
- Thursday 6 April – Term 1 ends
Learning Conversations take place on Wednesday 22 March. These are an opportunity for students and their whānau to meet with the student’s rōpū teacher, to kōrero about the student’s well-being and reflect on their engagement and progress. All students’ Learning Conversations will have a focus on Te Whare Tapa Whā and their values.
Bookings for Learning Conversations can be made at: https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code/3g4as
Ideally Learning Conversations will take place in person at school. However, we know that not everyone can attend in person. If this is the case, please make an appointment through the link above and email your student’s rōpū teacher who will send you a link for an online meeting.
NCEA ma le Pasifika workshops
Kia ora, Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei & a very warm Pacific greetings! We have the opportunity to run some NCEA workshops by Pasifika facilitators from NZQA with the purposes of:
- building a holistic understanding around NCEA, Endorsements and University Entrance,
- supporting Pasifika students to navigate educational & career pathways,
- empowering Pasifika parents and communities to support their children as they go through NCEA.
These NCEA ma le Pasifika workshops are approximately 1-1.5 hours long and are designed to be interactive, with time for discussion and questions.
Year 13 Drama Camp
In week five, the Year 13 Drama classes went away on a three day trip, staying at Camp Waimanaaki, Riversdale Beach in the Wairarapa.
Students spent this time working on their first big assessment for the year, a self-devised monologue based on the life of someone who has made a mark in our history. These scenes will be performed at school during week 9.
We were very lucky to have great weather and an awesome venue. Students were brilliant and had fantastic time working together off campus. Thanks to Malea Nicholcon and Nick Andrews for traveling with us.
Junior students have weekly sessions with a music therapist where they explore their connection to music and sound. Senior students in PE class practiced setting up tents in preparation for an overnight stay on Matiu Island. In cooking classes the students learned how to scramble eggs in the microwave. They practiced how to use a timer and had a competition back in class to see if they could hold their breath for 1 minute!
Neurodiversity Week was celebrated throughout the school with a range of events and competitions to engage and inform our community about the strengths of being neurodivergent.
Top Art Exhibition
Coco Johnston (Design), Luke Keys (Painting) and Jonathan Dransfield (Printmaking) have all been included in this years Top Art Exhibition. Top Art is an annual touring exhibition featuring a selection of the NCEA Level 3 portfolios that achieved Excellence in Visual Art in the previous year.
The exhibition schedule provides locations, dates and contact details for each leg of the exhibition – this is published in February. Images of the Top Art folios can be viewed through the Top Art Facebook page.
From top to bottom: Luke Keys, Coco Johnston, Jonathan Dransfield.