The Northcote College kapa haka team is back - and it's better than ever. Last night they gave a thrilling performance in the school hall - their dress rehearsal for their Polyfest appearance on Thursday.
A round up of the games played in the last week.
All students are invited to a showcase from a bunch of professional comedians. Come and have a good laugh. Lunchtime Thursday 22 March in the Hall. Free entry. Read on for workshop details.
The school hall was standing-room only - and a night uproariously good fun was had by all our Tongan team's Fiafia Night dress rehearsal for Polyfest.
A special breakfast on International Women’s Day served up a large helping of inspiration for eight lucky Year 12 students last week.
Annual writing competition reveals the fabulous talent in our school. Perhaps the next big name in New Zealand writing could be among them?
Our debate teams were treated to a coaching session with an NZ schools champion on Monday.
A group of visiting Japanese high schoolers got a fabulous taste of Kiwi culture when they were welcomed to Northcote College with a powhiri.
Northcote College’s Lion Dancers had the crowd roaring with delight at the opening of the Auckland Lantern Festival on Thursday night.
It isn’t everyone who gets excited about heading off to a cyclone-devastated area – and teach in a school that might still not have the power and water back on – but Northcote College Deputy Principal Mr Reed definitely is.
More than 500 students enjoyed “a scorcher of a day” at the Athletics Day last Friday. “There was some fierce competition,” says Director of Sport Paul Hewson. “And it was a really good fun day – a lot of really great spirit.”
Our cricket teams did us proud this past weekend – winning matches around Auckland.
Congratulations to all who took part in the recent Northcote College Swimming Sports and particularly to those who broke records. A full list of champions and records broken is provided.
Year 13 Spanish students recently hosted a visiting family from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
We are offering fees free weekly Te Reo Māori classes for staff and the community at Northcote College in 2018 (through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa).There is a choice of two time slots: Wednesday 4-7pm and Thursday 6-9pm.
Year 10 students have designed and modelled baches as part of their work in Design and Visual Communication - which used to be called Graphics.
After 12 successful and enjoyable years, Northcote College has made the decision not to continue with the annual Affair of the Heart Art Exhibition.
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 are in order for the student leaders of 2018.
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 2017 scholarship recipients.
Commuters stuck in traffic on Onewa Road now have something new to look at as the long-awaited electronic sign has arrived.
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.
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
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...