Updated Start of Year Arrangements 2023

  

Student Attendance at School

31 January 2023

Kia ora Parents and Caregivers
It is likely that you will have heard the news through the media about school closures. I am sending this email after receiving further clarification from the Ministry of Education. We have now been informed by the Secretary of Education that all Auckland schools will remain closed until Tuesday, 7 February. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) asked the Ministry of Education to take action to help minimise traffic movement on Auckland roads while vital infrastructure is urgently repaired.

I do understand that children will be disappointed, and parents will be frustrated especially if you have to organise care. We were looking forward to have a pōwhiri to welcome new students to the college on Tuesday. After two years of disrupted starts due to Covid I was hoping for a smooth uncomplicated start to the year.

The Ministry has suggested that where possible online learning should take place. However, this is not practical as teachers are unable to set up Google Classroom as they have yet to meet their classes. Year 9 and other new students need to be connected to the school IT network which can only be undertaken at school.

Year 9 students, other new students to the college and peer support leaders will commence school on Tuesday, 7 February and the programme originally planned for Wednesday, 1 February will be followed. All other Year levels (Years 10-13) will commence school on Wednesday, 8 February. School will commence at 8.40am and there will not be the usual Wednesday late start. Further information will be provided as it comes to hand.

Stay safe and dry and we look forward to seeing you in person very soon.

Nga mihi nui
Gordon Robertson
Principal

 
30 January 2023
 
Kia ora
You may have heard through the media that Auckland schools should be closed for instruction until next Tuesday (7 February). However, the information received by the school is contradictory and we are seeking further clarification. Information about when students will attend school will be updated by 11am tomorrow (Tuesday 31 January).
The Uniform Shop will be open from 9.00am until 3.00pm tomorrow but may shut earlier depending on the weather situation.
Ngā mihi nui
Gordon Robertson
Principal
 
 

WEDNESDAY 25 JANUARY:

9:00am to 4:00pm

 

School Administration Office Opens

THURSDAY 26 JANUARY:

9:30am to 3:00pm

 

 

 

9:00am to 9:30am

9:30am to 11:30am

2:00pm to 3:30pm

 

College Pōwhiri Training at Ruapōtaka Marae

 

Course/Subject Confirmation for

ALL RETURNING YEAR 13 STUDENTS

All Pōwhiri Practice Students (S7)

Year 13:  Rūaumoko (S8), Tāwhirimātea (S9), Tāne Mahuta (S7), Tangaroa (S6)

NEW STUDENTS in Years 10, 11, 12 & 13:  Reception

FRIDAY 27 JANUARY:

9:00am to 3:00pm 

 

New Staff Induction Day

Leaders Training Day
(Selected Year 12 and Year 13 Students) (Hall)

MONDAY 30 JANUARY:

Auckland Anniversary Day

TUESDAY 31 JANUARY:

8:30am to 3:30pm

 

Staff Administration Day
(No students at school)

WEDNESDAY 1 FEBRUARY:

School Closed

MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY:

Waitangi Day

TUESDAY 7 FEBRUARY:  
(Day 3)

8:45am

 

 

 

 

ALL NEW STUDENTS 

First school day for:

  • Year 9 Students
  • New Students entering Years 10, 11, 12 and 13
  • New International Students

with Peer Support Leaders

Pōwhiri commences at 8.45am.  All students meet in the car park at the front of school.

WEDNESDAY 8 FEBRUARY:  
(Day 4)

8:40am

School finishes at 3:20pm


WHOLE SCHOOL COMMENCES

Years 10 to 13:  House Meetings

  • Tāwhirimātea – Dykes Building
  • Rūaumoko – Hall
  • Tangaroa – New Gym
  • Tāne Mahuta – Old Gym

THURSDAY 9 FEBRUARY:  
(Day 5)

8:40am to 3:20pm

 


Normal Day 5 Timetable for Whole School

Thursday Bell Times

 

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