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News from the Desk of the Principal

8th September 2017

The end of the term is now closing in on us. Winter sport has now been completed and many of our teams acquitted themselves extremely well. Currently we have three teams away at national tournament week and by all accounts they are having an enjoyable time.

Last week our seniors finished their practice examinations. This is now a critical time as they receive feedback on how they got on, and feedforward on what they need to do to address. Many of the practice examinations were based on externals that the students will sit at the end of the year. This information will be extremely useful for those students who still have not managed to reach the Achieve level and for those who want to improve their endorsements to Merit and Excellence. For those studying at Level 2 and want to attend university this can be critical, for example, currently 62 excellence credits can earn a student a Victoria University Scholarship which is worth $5000 towards their first year of study.

The year is also advancing very quickly. Our senior students now have only three weeks left of Term 3 and Term 4 is two weeks and three days. Taking out things such as Labour Day there would only be approximately 20 periods per subject left! Now is the time for the students to start thinking about their study calendars, complete all their folio and project work e.g. Art, Technology, Media and the like and getting ready for the end of the year. For our Juniors their examinations start on 13th November, another date that will come around quickly.

Currently we are working with the students on their subject selections. The recent results will act as a guide for the seniors around some of their choices. Each student will be interviewed so that they have a career plan in place. For students who are not sure of what they want to take next year, a conversation with Mrs. Featherstone our Careers and Transition teacher is advisable.

Congratulations to our Year 10 Mathswell team who beat all other teams to be the top team in Wellington. An outstanding effort.

Left to right: Ray Wu, Ethan Pan, Julian Sico, Ria Hermans, Brandan Ru, Logan Maass.

Also congratulations to our Year 9 Mathswell team who won the Plate Division

L to R Back:Jake Domb,Kimberley Zhu, Teran Abeeydera
L to R Front: Max Mawby, Luke Piper, Girisha Goel

As the end of the year approaches please keep an eye on the schools calendar, there is lots of things coming up including: the NOSCARS, Year 11 Semi Formal, Art Exhibitions, Arts Awards, Sports Awards, and Senior Prizegiving.

Nga mihi nui

Grant Jones

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