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Friday, 23rd June 2017
It is hard to believe that we have passed the winter solstice and are on the countdown to the next holidays. Academically, students are now more than halfway through their courses.
The senior exams ran very smoothly through the week. Thank you to all of the staff involved in preparing and running them. By now, students should have most of their grades back. Reports, for all students, will be available online at the end of the term.
Senior students’ focus now switches to their internal assessments. Talking to some of them, I am aware that they have a number of internals due by the end of term, and will possibly have some to work on over the holidays. You can assist by helping your child to plan their time. When are the assessments due? Does she or he know what the criteria to achieve with merit or excellence are? Are there opportunities for submitting a draft piece of work?
Community of Learning
The college is part of the Glendowie Community of Learning (CoL) along with St Heliers, Glendowie Primary and Churchill Park schools. We continue to work with the other schools and the Ministry of Education to establish this, with the intention of having it up and running from the start of 2018.
For students, the CoL will have no immediate or direct impact. However, in the long run, I am optimistic that strengthening the interaction between the schools and the increased resourcing for teacher professional development which comes with the initiative, will benefit our students.
Enrolments & Course Selection
The enrolment process has now begun with prospectii and application packs issued to students at our main contributing schools. If you have a younger child coming to the college in 2018, you should have received this by now. If not, you can pick one up from the school reception.
Course selections for 2018 begin next week. Students will receive information about the process and access to the course selection booklet in the college website. Information is also available online, including the course selection form which is entirely online.
If you need assistance with the process, or would like to discuss options, please contact your child(ren)’s Dean or our Careers Director – Mr D James (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Go Team New Zealand!!
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