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Principal's Welcome 

Friday, 21st June 2019

Kia Ora Tātou

With just two weeks left for term two, assessment requirements for senior students have been increasing. Those students considering taking Scholarship exams at the end of the year have just had workshop sessions and mock exams to get a feel for the academic requirements of Scholarship.

Now is a good time to check with your child(ren) about their assessment load, what the requirements of the assessments are, particularly for merit and excellence endorsement, and how they are managing their time to achieve their desired level. If they are not clear, they need to have a conversation with the relevant teacher(s) or Dean.

The Deans, Assistant Deans and other staff mentoring students have been meeting with students particularly if there are concerns about their progress. Remember that you can follow your child(ren)’s academic progress on the Parent Portal. We advise students to check the portal regularly, so that they can gauge their progress. 

Board of Trustees Elections

We were fortunate to have eight quality candidates stand for five parent representative positions on the Board of Trustees. Garry Ivill, Matthew Veal and Moana Oh have been re-elected back onto the Board. New parent trustees are Campbell Gough and Warwick Beadle. Bridget Rothbart was elected as the staff trustee. The new Board met for the first time on Wednesday evening with Garry Ivill selected as Chairperson and Matthew Veal, Deputy Chairperson. The college looks forward to working with them for the next three years.

2020 Enrolments and Course Selection

I have been visiting our main contributing schools with Mrs Fraser, head prefects and two Year 9 students to inform the Year 8 students about the transition to college and the enrolment process. If you are the parent of a Year 8 student, your child’s school should have the college enrolment packs available. They can also be picked up at the college’s reception. Please look closely at the deadline dates and keep Saturday 3 August 2019 free for our Open Day.  There is also the Parents’ Information Evening on Wednesday, 26 June at 7pm in the library.

Year 10-12 students are undertaking their 2020 course selection over the next two weeks. The selection process needs to be at this time of the year to ensure that we have the correct staffing for 2020, and so enable the college to advertise early for any new staff and start preparing the timetable. It is a good opportunity now to discuss your child’s 2020 subject choices with regard to their possible career pathway. Summary outlines of all the subjects offered are in the Subject Information booklet, which is on the college website.

Industrial Action – Paid Union Meeting

You have probably heard through the media that an agreement has been reached between the PPTA and the Government negotiating team. This agreement needs to be ratified by PPTA members before it is accepted. The Paid Union Meeting affecting Glendowie College will be on Wednesday, 26 June 2019. School will finish at 12:35pm on that day. There will be supervision available for any students who need to remain at school.


Gordon Robertson

Acting Principal


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