Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews: 9 and 15 April 2014

Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews were a great success this week and we’re looking forward to meeting with more parents and students on Tuesday 15 April.


Its not too late to book, but bookings do close at 3.00 pm on Monday so get online and do it now. We’d love to see you.


The event code is: XXJQF


The interviews are held from 3.30 – 5.30 pm and 6.15 – 8.00 pm. These are a valuable opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s progress with his/her subject teachers, form teacher or dean. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the interviews with their parents/caregivers.


April Newsletter

The April 2014 Newsletter is now available online and has been posted and emailed to parents today.


We wish students, staff and their families a most relaxing holiday break and we look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Monday 5 May.

Students learn about discrimination from author


Author Lynley Smith spoke with 3 social studies classes in the library about her latest book From Matron to Martyr: the story of young Scottish missionary who took a position as Matron in a girls orphange in Hungary in 1939.  Our librarys’ modern learning environment is well suited for this kind of event and Lynley was able to act out in a role play with students and also spoke of the conditions and discrimination of Jews at this time.


Link to the full article here

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Geographers love to travel

tree planting Kaikoura

Year 11 Geography travelled to Kaikoura last week to study the economic, social, cultural and environmental sustainability of the local environment.  Here are Taylah Kirker and Zoe Risner planting native trees on the Kaikoura Peninsula to offset our carbon footprint. Geography has had a busy term with both multi-day trips to the West Coast (Level 2) and Kaikoura(Level 1). Later in the year the Level 3 students have trips to Queenstown and the Gold Coast, Australia.

Paid Union Meeting

A regional paid union meeting has been scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday 9 April. This means that classes will finish at the end of Period 4 (12.55 pm). Students who are unable to go home will be supervised at school. Buses will run at the usual time.

Top of the South Trades Academy


The Top of the South Trades Academy are not only helping our young people transition to work and study, they’re changing lives. The Trades Academy allows students to train for a job while still at school. They have produced this short video highlighting the great work they are doing.


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