Kia ora,

I would like to sincerely thank our parents, whānau, and caregivers for supporting our Academic Counselling Conference Day on Thursday.  As a school we are hugely appreciative of your commitment to the shared responsibility of supporting our students to achieve the best of their ability.  For our returning students, this day also plays an integral part in linking with the upcoming Course Selection process next week.  I would also like to acknowledge the students and  staff for the parts they play in this conferencing process.  With upwards of 85% attendance, the day was an outstanding success.  Having an opportunity to discuss students’ academic progress, and identifying the steps that can be taken to support and improve their achievement is critical to their ongoing success. 

Next Thursday 18th August our current Year 11 and 12 students will have their Senior Course Selection evening.  We would encourage parents, whānau, and caregivers  to attend this evening with their child.  We are fortunate to have a large number of tertiary providers and training organisations present during the evening. They will offer advice and information regarding areas of training and pathways into different careers. We advise all senior students to attend and take advantage of this opportunity.  

Useful information regarding changes to NCEA 2022 (This was published by NZQA and Ministry of Education on 10 August 2022)

In 2022, students will be entitled to 1 Learning Recognition Credit (LRC) for every 5 credits earned through assessment, up to a maximum of:

NCEA Level

Maximum LRCs







Further information regarding these changes can be found on the following page. 

We have made the decision to go back to full timetable next week based on the fact that at time of writing

a) there were no COVID cases in our staff and less than 10 in our students

b) the staff absences that are logged for next week are manageable with our external relief pool at the moment

c) We are really keen for students to have a full, predictable and productive week of learning next week after a disruptive one this week.  

Once again, we thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.  If your student or someone in your household has COVID please let us know by emailing [email protected]


Ngā mihi nui


Jeff Smith