Thanks to Isometric Solutions Ltd who have loaned the school a Virtual Reality Kit students have been transported beyond the classroom. Year 9 and 10 French students took the opportunity to explore some magical sights.
Year 13 student Bobbi Gichard is a talented backstroke swimmer who having gained significant success at the World Champs in Budapest is now aiming for Commonwealth Games selection.
This weekly report is a summary of the sporting action over the last week - based on the information received from coaches and managers.
There are a number of teams in different sporting codes representing Northcote College at Winter Tournaments around the North Island this week. Results will be posted here as they come to hand.
Northcote College’s student cultural group helped with the Tongan Language Week celebrations at Massey University last week.
Northcote College Classical Studies students recently took part in a series of creative competitions involving schools from across the country. Read on for the results.
After trying them at Yum Char last term the Year 10 Mandarin students made sesame balls in class last week with great success.
Congratulations to the Year 9 and 10 students who participated in the Epro8 Challenge hosted at Northcote College recently.
The performers gave us a wonderful night on August 10th and the school has been treated to selected acts at each assembly since the talent Quest. The list of award winners is below.
A group of sixteen students went to "Pins Lincoln" recently for two games of Tenpin Bowling as part of the Secondary School Special Olympics.
Year 9 and 10 students of French experienced France with their taste buds at Le Garde Manger restaurant in the city recently.
If you are a parent, staff member or member of the school community and you draw down a new ASB home loan of $250,000 or more, ASB will donate $500 to your chosen participating school.
Senior Spanish students Charis Goode, Holly Phillips and Rose Herda competed in the National Spanish Debating Competition and came away with a commendable third place.
Students who attended the recent Inspire Event at Auckland University of Technology had only positive things to say about their experience.
A group of 10 Northcote College students recently responded to an invitation from the building and construction apprenticeship organisation BCITO to take part in the Big Construction Tour.
Two Year 9 students Heidi Lin and Pania Matthews represented Northcote College at the College Sport Rhythmic Gym Sport Competition recently and acquitted themselves well.
There has been a lot of discussion about youth mental health recently. The Ministry of Education has asked all schools to let parents know where to find information to support the mental health and wellbeing of their children.
Members of the touring British Lions team attended the Northcote v Kristin rugby match on Friday 2 June.
Year 10 Chinese language students were able to practise the food and drink phrases they have learned and sample a variety of Cantonese dishes during a trip to a local restaurant.
The Model United Nations General Assembly was held 26 - 27 May and six Year 13 Northcote College students took the opportunity to represent the United Arab Emirates and Greece.
Always encouraging and giving positive feedback to the students, Alysha Burgess is a worthy recipient of the Harbour Sport Student Volunteer of the Month Award.
Appropriately for New Zealand Music Month, Northcote College had a special visit from former Northcote College student, Kings who was here as part of a NZ Careers video promotion.
Northcote PSSP students have today launched an anti-bullying campaign at school and their challenge to staff to wear pink to show their support was well received.
Eight Northcote College students competed in the North West Zone Cross Country at Moire Park and the Year 10 students performed particularly well against Year 11 runners.
Auckland Transport has developed a plan to improve safety for students crossing Onewa and Kauri Glen Roads and construction may well commence by June 2017.
In the recent Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition 2017 - Mia Rutledge was awarded Second Place and Ioana Manoa was awarded Highly Commended. The winner of the competition is presently studying at the University of Columbia in the United States.
Ioana Manoa is one of four secondary school students have been selected as winners of the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Youth Mentorship Programme 2017.
Former Northcote College student, Madison Bartlett has made the Kiwi Ferns squad for the first time. Her debut will be in the ANZAC clash against Australia. Now she's hoping for a selection in the World Cup this year.
Twelve Japanese language students from Year 10, 11 and 12 spent two weeks in Japan in the April school holidays accompanied by Japanese language teachers, Yvonne Acheson and Stephanie Alexander.
The poor weather at the end of Term 1 meant the scheduled school cross country had to be abandoned. Well done to the keen runners took to the fields and streets on Wednesday 3 May. Their results are below.
Former Northcote College Deputy Head Girl and Victrix Ludorum, Tabi Porter has been named as Metropolitan State University 2017 Women's Tennis Player of the Year. Tabi has a sports scholarship to study at MSU in Denver Colorado.
The Northcote College Slam Poetry Team competed brilliantly in the Northern and Western heats on the 1st of April and have won a place at the Auckland semi-finals in August.
Bobbi Gichard 13KDY will compete at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest from July 23-30 this year.Bobbi's specialty is backstroke and she took out two gold medals and a silver at the New Zealand Championships.
Senior Drama students thoroughly enjoyed their recent trip to the Pop-Up Globe to view 'Much Ado About Nothing' and are looking forward to the Sheilah Winn Regional Shakespeare competition this weekend.
The World Vision Youth Summit is an opportunity for student leaders to meet and consider how they can contribute to solving some of the problems facing the world today. These students will take a leadership role in the 2017 40 Hour Famine Appeal.
For students of Spanish language, learning seems to be inextricably linked to food and celebration and this term has been no exception.
Ellie Price was sponsored to attend the Rotary National Science and Technology Forum where, in her words, “I met many wonderful new people, and I had the time of my life.” Read on for her full report.
Students often leave gifts when they move on from Northcote College and Aaliyah Albo (Year 13 2016) is no exception. Her striking flax design graces the entrance to the newly revamped Wellness Centre.
The winners of the Northcote College Senior Writing Competition were announced at the Year 13 assembly last Friday. Congratulations to Freya Markula, Toni Schollum and Matthew Goldsworthy.
The Northcote College Tongan Group which included students from Birkenhead and Westlake Colleges came away from Polyfest with first place in the Paddle Dance. Congratulations to all students involved.
Three outstanding teachers have been selected as the first NCOL Across Community leaders: Kelsy Fletcher, Year 6 classroom teacher at Onepoto Primary School; Peter Radonich HOD Mathematics; and David Taylor Assistant HOD English at Northcote College.
Congratulations to Kaarearea, I Rangiaatea and Te Maunga Roa Shepherd whose poetry placed first, second and third (respectively) in the Year 11 Writing Competition.
Year 11 Geographers visited volcanic cones around Auckland this week looking at how the Auckland landscape has been used over time.
The annual Northcote College Swimming Sports saw records tumble on Friday 24 February with some outstanding performances from Lily Zhang and Bobbi Gichard.
Northcote College students who have been unable to bring a device to use in Year 9 this year are able to borrow a school chromebook thanks to the Southern Trust.
The Northcote College Athletics Day was held on February 10th at Onewa Domain with every junior student competing and the dedicated track and field senior eventors making the most of the opportunity to challenge their peers.
All 14 successful 2016 NZ Scholarship students returned to school today to have their achievements recognised. In all, these students gained 16 subject scholarships in 10 different subjects.
Three teachers and a guide accompanied a group of Northcote students to India in the December holiday for an adventure of a lifetime through Antipodeans Abroad.
Year 13 student, Ioana Manoa was thrilled to hear of the success of her poem Leaves Fall as the Roots Grow which won the Youth Poets section of the Robert Burns Poetry Competition.
Belgravia Leisure Ltd manage the Northcote College swimming pool offering swimming lessons to all ages.
Year 10 students have designed and modelled baches as part of their work in Design and Visual Communication - which used to be called Graphics.
When parents or caregivers ask for advice on where to go for specialist help with anything from behavioural to special needs issues, schools do not always have the information about available services at our fingertips. Thanks to Kidslink that has changed.
Students of today are, in most cases, actively participating in the digital world. This article includes a link to a guide for parents that covers the pros and cons of most popular ‘apps’.
Congratulations to all the 2016 scholarship recipients.
Commuters stuck in traffic on Onewa Road now have something new to look at as the long-awaited electronic sign has arrived.
Futures 2014 is a careers event for senior students at Northcote College. Run bi-annually, it allows students the opportunity to hear from industry speakers.
Student current affairs podcasts.
Voice of the students of Northcote College through media platforms.
Year 11 Art students were given the opportunity to show their work to parents and friends last week as part of the learning process.
Former student Esther Ige and her family were guests of the Governor General at Government House in Wellington recently at an award ceremony for gaining the top mark in Photography.
Connor Westbury in Year 10 was victorious at the recent Kartsport Auckland Club Championship.
Elijah Neblett in Year 12 has been selected to play in the Oceania Football World Cup to be held in United Arab Emerates in October this year.
Northcote College was the Duty School for running the Benefitz NNH Secondary Schools Senior Tournament at the AMI Netball Centre recently.
The lower fields now provide a good winter playing surface thanks to investment by the Northcote College Board and the use of innovative technology.
The Senior Writers' Group attended the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival on Thursday 16th May at the Aotea Centre.
New Zealand Olympian, Sarah Cowley who represented New Zealand in the Heptathlon at the London Olympic Games came to school recently to run a seminar for members of the Northcote College Sports Elite.
As part of their learning programme Year 12 Physical Education students went Scuba Diving at Goat Island last week.
World Vision 40 Hour Famine 7 – 9 June. “They don’t have to starve and neither do you but we all need to do something,” according to 40 Hour Famine student leaders, Anna Thompson and Natasha Watson.
Our Junior Premier Debaters were triumphant against King's College in last week’s Round Robin competition.
The Northcote College Prefects once again participated in the Northcote Anzac Day Service on 25 April which fell in the school holidays this year.
All proceeds go towards LSC camp 2013.
Matthew Jackson (13NA) has been selected to represent the Hon. Dr Jonathan Coleman MP for Northcote, at the 2013 Youth Parliament.
A group of four Northcote College students competed at the Inter-Collegiate Ribbon Day held at the Woodhill Sands Equestrian Events Centre on 27th March.
The Northcote College Pacific Island Group performed two items on the Tongan stage at the 2013 Polyfest.
The year 9 students have just completed their first science based investigation, which was based on a “crime scene” in which they had to find out how high a drop of “blood” had fallen from.
Nicky Ingram gained the top score in New Zealand in Year 11 for the ICAS Writing Exam.
In February 2013 Northcote College is hosting 2 students who have been sponsored in their studies by the Chilean government.
Former student, Julian Debruyne is in the NZ U19 Underwater Hockey team competing against the world's best in Hungary.
Mrs Lesieli Makasini, mother of Year 13 pupil Latu Makasini, made these traditional cloths as a gift to the school.
The 2016 ERO report.
Congratulations to all prize and award recipients.
The BEAMS day incorporated workshops in the Auckland University faculties of Business, Engineering, Architecture, Medicine and Science.
Chad is the National under 60kg amateur boxing champion and was in Year 13 at Northcote College in 2009
Alisha Moore was awarded DUX of Northcote College at the recent prizegiving.
Eighteen Classical Studies students from Years 12 and 13 travelled to Rome and Athens for an incredible Classical Studies trip.
Year 11 students travelled to Rotorua for the Annual Geography field trip. Teachers, Ms McMillan, Mr Humphries, assisted this year by Mr Van derZwann, took the overnight trip.
The Waka crew have been at Mangareva Island now for a few days of cultural exchange then restocking supplies in preparation for the final leg to Rapanui.
Having received this prestigious fellowship, Assistant Head of English Mr David Taylor has now returned from overseas. Only twelve fellowships were awarded last year.
Keep up to date on the progress of Te Aurere on it's epic ocean voyage to Rapanui, captained by our very own Mr Conrad.
At an informal gathering in the library, pupils and teachers recited poems that evoked nostalgia, inspiration or cultural meaning for them.
The main purpose of the event is to debate the issues such as indigenous rights, the exploitation of child soldiers and whether or not countries such as Israel and Taiwan should be admitted to the General Assembly of the United Nations.
The college has received a letter of thanks from the New Zealand Blood Service for its support at the recent blood drive.
Mr Conrad departed on an epic Waka voyage to Rapa Nui or Easter Island on Friday 17th August 2012. He will spend the next three months as Captain on the traditional, double hulled Waka, “Te Aurere”.
A visit from former Olympian Paul MacDonald was very special for aspiring young athletes within the Northcote College Sports Elite.
On Thursday 18th October, Ross Parlane was presented this prestigious award by Denis Currie, President of New Zealand Cricket.
Nigel Pizzini has a background in teaching and wide counselling experience in a number of high schools, community agencies, and private practice, specialising in counselling boys, men and families.
The cup is back in familiar hands following a tremendous win by our netballers on Saturday. The game was more or less secured by the first quarter with a 12-5 score. The final result was a massive 36-18 win.
Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly prevalent condition in New Zealand and the Master Chef competition was an initiative that the students came up with to educate and advocate change.
Kauri dieback refers to a disease like fungus that is spreading alarmingly around our great kauri forests and reserves.
The challenge is a three hour orienteering race organised by the Sir Edmond Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre of New Zealand. Teams navigated their way around Waiuku Forest using map bearings and a compass.
The team now has 28, smart new gear bags with the school and sponsor’s emblems on them.
The Korean Student Committee will establish mentoring and support between junior and senior students and this will include academic tutorial support for Korean students. This will have a huge benefit to the international students...