Preparing ahead for senior exams
We are now half way through Term 3 and for our senior students this means there are just nine weeks of school left for the year before exams start.
In preparation for this our seniors sat benchmark exams this week and there will now be ongoing feedback and support to ensure everyone is ready come November.
We have a very exciting three-week project currently underway in Year 9, called Think Global, Act Local.
Our normal curriculum has been suspended and, instead, students are looking at the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals where they need to choose one aspect and think of something they could do at a local level to help towards solving the global problem.
This project requires our students to think critically, solve wicked problems, lead, collaborate and get creative. We are excited about the results thus far and look forward to presenting the results to parents, families and each other later in the term.
We have had approximately 50 per cent of our students involved in school sport this year, which is a fabulous achievement. With the winter season now drawing to a close, a number of our teams are busy preparing for Tournament Week, from Monday 3 September, and the hotly contested Waiopehu College vs Horowhenua College annuals are coming up during the week commencing Monday 10 September.
These fixtures are always well supported by the local community and we will make sure the key dates are well publicised in advance through our website and Facebook page.
We would also like to wish our Barbershop boys well as they perform in the National Barbershop Finals in Auckland on 20 September, and we will be sure to report back on their adventure with their HOD Music, Tim Shirriffs, through the Chronicle.
Finally, as we move into the business end of the year for our NCEA students, it is important that they, along with parents and caregivers, know just what is required in order to ensure remaining internal assessments are completed and that preparation for external exams is well underway. Our Futures Interviews on Thursday 20 September will support students in making subject choices for 2019 and we will also be talking with our Year 13 students later in the term about their transition plans when they leave school. Hei Kona Mai
Sowing seeds to achieve zero hunger.
Beach cleanup is a project run by students.
Thinking about how to achieve clean waterways.