Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:14

News Update: Term 1 Week 2

In this week's edition:
-  Year 9 Parents Evening Monday 18th February at 7pm
-  STS Exchange Information
-  Introducing our Head Students
-  Give Rowing a Go
-  The Stars Programme
-  International Students Orientation Day

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Year 9 Parents Evening Monday 18th February at 7pm

This evening is a chance for whanau /caregivers to meet the pastoral team supporting the year 9 students.

After a general introduction in the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) at 7pm,  whanau/caregivers will be invited to join with the form teacher of the year 9 student in their class.

They will be joined by some of the STARS student mentors who support the year 9 students this year. The form teacher is generally the first point of contact should there be any questions and issues. The form teacher will explain some key events happening this term and answer questions.

STS Exchange Information

If a student exchange is something being considered there are many online opportunities to find out more of how STS facilitate this.

These are for one hour between 7-8pm on March 7, April 4 and 9 May.

To sign up for any of the meetings you can do so on STS website - https://www.sts-highschool.com/en-nz/a-high-school-year/getting-ready/meet-us/ 
or feel free to contact Kristen Mckenzie  with your details and requested meeting.
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0800 991 991.

Introducing our Head Students

Head Students from left to right Alexander Blair, BOT Rep Mackenzie Mason,
Makayla Wadsworth, Grace Blissett & Kristian Reid.

Give Rowing a Go

The Have A Go Days are for Sunday 17 February and Sunday 3 March at 1pm on the Wairoa River. End of the road. Both male and female students of all ages welcome.

Congratulations to Emma Averill and Rhianna Loughan who won a Silver Medal in the North Island Club Champs in a quad with two Bethlehem College students This was in a women's coxless quad event so particularly well done. 

We also have rowers representing the College on the following dates so best wishes to them:

AON Junior Regatta 23 & 24 February
North Island Secondary Schools 8-10 March
Maadi Cup 25-30 March

Please click for further information on 

DownloadGive Rowing A Go 2019 

The Stars Programme

The Stars Programme, supplied by the Graeme Dingle Foundation has gotten off to a great start. We have 75 year 12 and 13 students Peer Mentoring our Year 9s. 

Each Y9 Form class has 5 Peer Mentors that come in on a weekly basis to talk about communication strategies, time management, camp and other activities.

Primary Objectives:

  • To support Year 9 students to successfully transition
    to secondary school
  • To provide challenging and fun experiences in a supportive environment that develops teamwork,
    self-confidence and resilience
  • To provide mentoring opportunities and leadership skills for senior students
  • To facilitate caring relationships between students and between students and teachers
  • To develop a sense of responsibility and connectedness to the school and wider community

This term, we are looking forward to going out to camp and building on the existing relationships between students, teachers and our surroundings.

International Students Orientation Day

Last week our students went on the Orientation Day. It was a hot day but they managed to climb the Mount and were able to have a swim afterwards in the salt water pools in Mount Maunganui.

They then went to Tauranga and had a look around the town and returned back home. Thank you students for being so well behaved and hopefully you had a good time!


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