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School Terms 2019


Term 1: 30 January - 12 April

Term 2: 29 April - 5 July

Term 3: 22 July - 27 September

Term 4: 14 October - 5 December


School Terms 2020


Term 1: 4 February - 9 April

Term 2: 28 April - 3 July

Term 3: 20 July - 25 September

Term 4: 12 October - 4 December



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Prime Minister’s scholarship for Sarah Morton
Prime Minister’s scholarship for Sarah Morton Congratulations to former Northcote student and footballer Sarah Morton - who has won a Prime Minister’s Athlete Scholarship.
Safe Driving Event Friday Lunchtime
Safe Driving Event Friday Lunchtime If you see our students lining up at the Police ‘booze bus’ on Friday, don’t be alarmed – it’s all part of a planned visit on safe driving.
Another mighty season for 1st XI Boys Football
Another mighty season for 1st XI Boys Football  After their double promotion season last year the team returned to Auckland's A1 league for the second time – and have had another great season.
Medals for our swimmers
Medals for our swimmers It’s been an amazing couple of days for our team at the New Zealand Secondary School Swimming Championships in Hamilton – with Kaia Swiggs bringing home a silver medal and Rebecca Wilkins winning two bronze.
Northcote musicians to rock the stage at Stand Up and Stand Out finals!!!
Northcote musicians to rock the stage at Stand Up and Stand Out finals!!! Come along and join the ‘hype squad’ to support two amazing Northcote talents in the finals of Stand Up Stand Out 19 this weekend.
Com-victs hit the funny-bone
Com-victs hit the funny-bone Northcote College theatresports team The Com-victs have qualified for the Auckland Theatresports finals –placing them in the top four schools across Auckland.
Promotion for delighted netball prems
Promotion for delighted netball prems The Northcote College Premier 1 Netball team had an outstanding Tournament Week – with the highest placing the school has had in years, and promotion to B Grade next year.
Best placing ever for our hockey boys
Best placing ever for our hockey boys The 1st XI Boys Hockey team came back from their Tournament Week games in Rotorua with their heads held high and their best result ever in the competition – finishing 4th overall in the Woolaston Cup 2019.
Finding your pathway to the future
Finding your pathway to the future Making decisions about what subjects to take, and future career choices can be daunting. Pathways Day on 10 September is designed to help our students choose subjects and plan their pathway through school and beyond.
ONE-WAH: Mispronunciation of our Maori place names, and their importance
ONE-WAH: Mispronunciation of our Maori place names, and their importance It is Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori - Maori Language Week - and we are so proud of this video created by students Natasha Hill and Natasha Gordon, about the rich history and beauty of our Maori placenames and the importance of being able to pronounce them.
Poetry win for Isobelle
Poetry win for Isobelle Congratulations to Isobelle Masters for winning the Kaipatiki Colleges Poetry Competition, and to Ruby Macomber who was runner-up.
Madison in grand final of national Chinese song contest
Madison in grand final of national Chinese song contest Congratulations to Madison West for reaching the Grand Final in the New Zealand School Students Song Contest 2019.
Beating exam stress
Beating exam stress Senior exams are around the corner – from 12-20 September – and we know that parents can find supporting their teens through exam stress can be really daunting.
Tree-planting day a fantastic experience
Tree-planting day a fantastic experience Our Learning Support Centre students had an amazing experience at Muriwai last week planting native trees with Trees For Survival.
1st XV storm through to semis
1st XV storm through to semis Our rugby 1st XV have stormed to a 36-7 victory over Mahurangi to win their place in the semi-finals next week.
Semifinal victory for basketball girls
Semifinal victory for basketball girls The Northcote College Girls Open Basketball team clinched a crucial victory in their semi-final against the very strong and competitive One Tree Hill last week.
Shakespearian romp a rollicking good time
Shakespearian romp a rollicking good time 55 Northcote students had a rollicking good time at the Pop Up Globe production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
Improv sparks endless laughs
Improv sparks endless laughs Our BLACKBOX Theatre was recently taken over by four school theatresports teams, who improvised characters, stories and endless laughs for a delighted audience.
Undefeated Year 9 Boys Basketball take out Harbour Year 9 Competition
Undefeated Year 9 Boys Basketball take out Harbour Year 9 Competition The great basketball results just keeps coming – with the news that our Year 9A Boys Basketball team have won the Harbour Year 9 Boys Competition!
Northcote wins Harbour Junior Boys Basketball Competition
Northcote wins Harbour Junior Boys Basketball Competition We’re in full celebration mode today with the news that our Junior Boys Basketball team have won the Harbour Junior Boys Competition.
Debut novel for Ruby Porter
Debut novel for Ruby Porter It was quite a buzz to be browsing the bookshelves of a well-known book retailer – and see the debut novel of former Northcote collegian Ruby Porter on prominent display.
Spectacular Talent Quest a night to remember
Spectacular Talent Quest a night to remember The 2019 Northcote College Talent Quest was an absolutely spectacular night! The hugely enthusiastic crowd who braved the wild weather were rewarded with an unforgettable night of amazing performances.
Northcote score big in referee’s eyes
Northcote score big in referee’s eyes Northcote rugby players have scored a big win with a respected referee – and we’re hugely proud of them. The Northcote College 5th Grade team played Orewa College at the weekend in cold and blustery conditions that made the going tough for both teams.
Parliamentary debut for Northcote student
Parliamentary debut for Northcote student Congratulations to Year 13 Claire Randall on her superb parliamentary debut! Claire was one of 120 Youth MPs who had the chance to sit in Parliament’s debating chamber and take part in proceedings recently.
Medals for Tara in first internationals in NZ Judo Team
Medals for Tara in first internationals in NZ Judo Team Huge congratulations to Tara Beale – who has won bronze medals in Macau and Hong Kong in her first international competitions as a member of the NZ Judo Team.
Northcote writer shows ‘breathtaking potential’
Northcote writer shows ‘breathtaking potential’ ‘Breathtaking potential’ was how an esteemed literary judge described Northcote College student Ruby Macomber’s work Conversations With Immortals, which was awarded second place in the prestigious Charles Brasch Young Writers Essay Competition.
Northcote’s got talent!
Northcote’s got talent! The spectacular Northcote College Talent Quest is back – and is shaping up to be an unmissable night! Bring the whole family for this highly entertaining evening of music and dance, showcasing the outstanding talents of more than 50 students.
The stage is set for ‘Exchange’
The stage is set for ‘Exchange’ Get ready for a wild rollercoaster of a play with the Northcote College Year 12 Drama production of ‘Exchange’, by Lauren Jackson.
Apply NOW for your chance to win an AIMES Award
Apply NOW for your chance to win an AIMES Award There’s only a few days left to get your application in for the AIMES Awards – and the opportunity to win grants worth thousands of dollars!
Open day invitation
Open day invitation You are warmly invited to the Northcote College Open Day on Saturday 27 July. Come along with your family between Noon-3pm and discover exactly what Northcote College has to offer.
Appeal helps families in need
Appeal helps families in need Our students have again done an amazing job donating cans and non-perishable goods to the Auckland City Mission's annual 1 Can 2 Can appeal – helping stock the mission's pantry to help struggling families this winter.
School as usual for all students Tuesday 2 July
School as usual for all students Tuesday 2 July The planned industrial action has been cancelled – so there will be school as usual for all year levels on Tuesday 2 July.
Arts Showcase 2019
Arts Showcase 2019 Put 4 July in your diary and come along to the sensational Arts Showcase 2019 – where you will be treated to an array of performances and art from the amazing young talents here at Northcote College.
School as usual for all students Tuesday 25 June
School as usual for all students Tuesday 25 June All industrial action has been cancelled and there is no rostering home planned at the moment.
Chamber Night set to delight
Chamber Night set to delight Don’t miss the sound-sational Northcote College Chamber Night on Thursday 20 June!
Board of Trustees elections results
Board of Trustees elections results We are pleased to announce the results of the triennial Board of Trustees elections.
CANCELLED - Teachers strike Monday 17 June
CANCELLED - Teachers strike Monday 17 June A reminder that the planned teachers strike on Monday 17 June has been cancelled. We look forward to all students attending school as usual (timetable Day 1).
Loads of laughs at Theatresports Player Night
Loads of laughs at Theatresports Player Night It’ll be a barrelful of free laughs at Northcote’s Blackbox Theatre on Wednesday at our Theatresports Player Night.
Outstanding success at Chinese speech contest
Outstanding success at Chinese speech contest Congratulations to Caitlin Buitenhek, Liam Parker, Alexander Brown, and Miuwai Lee – who all won prizes at the recent 12th Chinese Bridge Speech Competition 2019 Auckland Region.
Year 10 'rostered day off' cancelled
Year 10 'rostered day off' cancelled The planned “rostered day home” for Year 10s on Tuesday 11 June has been CANCELLED – and Year 10s should come to school as normal.
Mike King shares powerful message to Northcote
Mike King shares powerful message to Northcote Mental health advocate Mike King brought a special brand of magic to Northcote College when he talked to our students about mental well-being.
SENIOR EXAMS – Thursday 6 June to Friday 14 June
SENIOR EXAMS – Thursday 6 June to Friday 14 June Senior exams – Years 11, 12, and 13 – are being held from Thursday 6 June – Friday 14 June. Senior Students are only required to attend school for timetabled exams.
SPECIAL PARENTS EVENT - WEDS 5 JUNE: Unlocking the mysteries of your kid's minds
SPECIAL PARENTS EVENT - WEDS 5 JUNE: Unlocking the mysteries of your kid's minds Renowned educator and TV host Nathan Wallis hosts a series of FREE sessions to explain the mysteries of your kids minds. ALL parents and caregivers in our wider community are welcome to attend.
SPECIAL EVENT – Mike King – Tuesday 4 June
SPECIAL EVENT – Mike King – Tuesday 4 June  We are delighted and privileged to welcome comedian and mental health advocate Mike King to Northcote College on Tuesday 4 June.
No school for Year 9s on Tuesday 4 June
No school for Year 9s on Tuesday 4 June There will be no classes for Year 9 students today, and they should stay home. All other year levels attend school as normal (timetable Day 4).
Queen's Birthday Weekend
Queen's Birthday Weekend It’s Queen’s Birthday Weekend – and Northcote College is closed on Monday 3 June. Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
Photographic success for Mikayla Locke
Photographic success for Mikayla Locke Congratulations to Mikayla Locke on her win in the recent Royal Easter Show Photographer of the Year competition.
Northcote students star in Beauty and the Beast
Northcote students star in Beauty and the Beast Northcote College students Michaela Potgieter, Veronika Stojanvikj and Jack Lawton will perform in the first ever production from Auckland Performing Arts Academy – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – next month at the ASB Waterfront Theatre.
Flexible learning day - Friday 31 May
Flexible learning day - Friday 31 May There are no timetabled classes, and students are not required to attend school. However, the school will remain open and students can meet with their teachers if they wish, between 9am-10am and again between 2.30-3.30pm.
Health expo - Thursday lunchtime
Health expo - Thursday lunchtime Come along to the fabulous free health expo on Thursday lunchtime in the hall. There will be a range of stalls, food, activities, performances - and even a chance to try virtual reality.
WEDNESDAY 29 MAY – NATIONAL TEACHER STRIKE
WEDNESDAY 29 MAY – NATIONAL TEACHER STRIKE This is a national strike of all primary, intermediate and secondary schools. There will be no timetabled classes, and we recommend students stay home.
Homestay families wanted
Homestay families wanted Would you like a rewarding cultural exchange within the comfort of your own home? Northcote College welcomes international students from a wide variety of countries.
Once-in-a-lifetime New York art tour
Once-in-a-lifetime New York art tour Northcote College art students were privileged to visit some of the world’s leading galleries and museums on a long-awaited trip to New York.
Team work makes the dream work
Team work makes the dream work Congratulations to our teams of the week! The Cultural Team of the Week goes to the Northcote 3 Junior Open Debate Team, and our Sport team of the Week is the 5th Grade Rugby team.
Celebrating our EPro8 success
Celebrating our EPro8 success A huge congratulations to the Pineapple Lunps, our Year 10 team who won third place in the grand finals of the recent EPro8 Challenge – an interschool science and technology competition.
Northcote alumni publishes her first book
Northcote alumni publishes her first book A number of Northcote staff and past pupils were excited to attend the launch of former Northcote student Ruby Porter’s book Attraction at the Auckland Writers Festival at the weekend.
Literary minds inspired
Literary minds inspired Thirty keen Northcote College writers went to the Auckland Writers Festival last week.
The peak of Auckland’s volcanic past
The peak of Auckland’s volcanic past Year 11 geography students came face to face with Auckland’s volcanic past on a field trip to the iconic Rangitoto Island this week.
Back in time – the 1904 Wand Drill Team
Back in time – the 1904 Wand Drill Team Oh – how times have changed! One of our staff turned up this absolutely glorious photo of our 1904 Wand Drill Girls after their win in the inter-school Myers Cup competition.
Sensational 70-Nil rugby victory!
Sensational 70-Nil rugby victory! Huge congratulations to our Northcote 5th Grade Rugby team stormed to an absolutely sensational 70-nil win over Kaipara College at the weekend!
King Lear explodes onto stage
King Lear explodes onto stage There were dramatic scenes – literally – at today’s assemblies, as our wonderful acting talents brought excerpts of Shakespeare’s King Lear to the stage.
Wet weather safety
Wet weather safety The wet weather has arrived – so please remember that vinyl and lino floors can be slippery. Please slow down – don’t rush – and take extra care in the wet.
Bumper autumn harvest
Bumper autumn harvest Our Horticulture Skills class have reaped a bumper autumn harvest! For many months they’ve been carefully tending a whole range of fruit and veg – and it was finally time to reap the rewards.
The best of the bard on show
The best of the bard on show Join us for an action-packed hour of accessible Shakespeare – featuring excerpts from Macbeth, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Hamlet and Comedy of Errors.
Highlights of the USA
Highlights of the USA Twenty-two social sciences students had the trip of a lifetime visiting some of the USA’s best-known highlights during the April holidays – on a whirlwind tour of San Francisco, New York, Washington, and LA.
Karting success for Luke Thompson
Karting success for Luke Thompson Year 9 student Luke Thompson (9TUN) had an action-packed Easter – bringing home a trophy from the 2019 Kartsport New Zealand National Championships held at Kartsport Hamilton.
Donating their time to save lives
Donating their time to save lives We were so inspired to hear that a number of our students had given up their time over Easter to raise money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Fruit fly restrictions re-introduced
Fruit fly restrictions re-introduced Just when we thought those pesky Queensland Fruit Flies were gone for good – another one was found in Northcote on Anzac Day, so restrictions of moving fruits and vegetables around have been reintroduced.
Student honours Anzac spirit
Student honours Anzac spirit Year 9 student Freya Pace was honoured to take part in Anzac Day commemorations held at Browns Bay.
See you soon for Term 2
See you soon for Term 2 We hope you have all had a wonderful break.
Charity cricket match moved to Northcote College
Charity cricket match moved to Northcote College Northcote College will play host to some of the most famous names in New Zealand cricket this weekend – as a slew of former Black Caps step up to the crease in the T20 Charity Cricket Blast from midday, Sunday 28 April.
We will remember them
We will remember them This Anzac Day we remember the men and women who have served their country in so many ways in defence of our country.
Cross country race ends term in style
Cross country race ends term in style We ended Term 1 last week in wonderful style – with the much-anticipated Northcote College Cross Country race.
Happy holidays everyone!
Happy holidays everyone! The final bell has sounded for Term 1 - and it's now school holidays.
Fruit fly biosecurity restrictions lifted
Fruit fly biosecurity restrictions lifted Fabulous news everyone – no more Queensland Fruit Flies have been found in Northcote, and the biosecurity restrictions have been lifted.
Writing workshop an amazing opportunity
Writing workshop an amazing opportunity Isobelle Masters (12HOL) and former student Andrea Ponsaran (Year 13, 2018) had the amazing opportunity to be part of a prestigious Michael King Writers Centre workshop on telling feature and news stories.
Hartley Cup victory for our netballers
Hartley Cup victory for our netballers The Hartley Cup is once again in Northcote College hands after our Netball Premier Girls defeated Birkenhead College last night.
Double victory for our basketballers
Double victory for our basketballers It was all action in the Northcote College gym last night as our basketballers faced off against Pakuranga College in our final pre-season game.
Touching tributes at Anzac commemorations
Touching tributes at Anzac commemorations Today Northcote College held a special Anzac commemoration to honour former students who died in service of their country in times of war.
Tight team have terrific tag tournament
Tight team have terrific tag tournament The Northcote College Tag Team had an absolutely storming tournament at the North West Senior Tag Tournament last week – coming second in the competition.
Shakespearian talent takes to the stage
Shakespearian talent takes to the stage 39 students trod the boards in superb Shakespearian style over the weekend in the North Regional Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Competition.
Writing talent impresses
Writing talent impresses We are delighted to be celebrating some more of our wonderful writers – the winner of our Year 10 Pride of Place writing competition, Rebecca Wilkins, and runners up Alex Brown and Louisa Clince.
A helping hand to succeed
A helping hand to succeed We love how our students are always so willing to help each other out. Xavier Walsh is co-ordinating the student Peer Tutoring Programme – where students who need a little extra help in one of their subjects are matched with student tutors.
Show us your comic genius!
Show us your comic genius! Class Comedians is back! Northcote College is hosting the North Shore Class Comedians Showcase
Student Council announced
Student Council announced Our 2019 Student Council has been announced – and we’re delighted to have such a wonderful group of students committed to playing a key role in school life.
Weekly Sports Report
Weekly Sports Report Each week we publish a summary of school games here including results and players of the day.
Dragonboaters take to the lake
Dragonboaters take to the lake Congratulations to our Northcote College mixed dragonboating team – who made it through a tough tournament to the Grand Finals in both the 200m and 500m races. Well done team!
Arts Council celebrates many talents
Arts Council celebrates many talents These fabulous students are the new Northcote College Arts Council, which is dedicated to celebrating the huge range of artistic talents we have at the school - from visual art, drama, comedy, music, dance, spoken word and more.
We are one
We are one Today Northcote College stood in support of the Muslim community - in our school, in our neighbourhood, and across New Zealand - to mark a week since the tragic Christchurch shootings.
Mufti Day fundraiser to honour Christchurch victims
Mufti Day fundraiser to honour Christchurch victims To honour of the victims of the shootings in Christchurch, we will be holding a mufti day on Friday 22 March.
That time we interviewed The Project for our school project
That time we interviewed The Project for our school project Our Year 13 GEO field trip last week took them to Polyfest - where they were interviewed by Josh Thomson for TV3's The Project - and also had the chance to interview him for their own project!
School pride at Polyfest
School pride at Polyfest We are bursting with pride and admiration for the Northcote College kapa haka group performance at Polyfest today.
Artistic talent on display
Artistic talent on display Check out the amazing Northcote College Art Exhibition - ON NOW until 13 March at NorthArt, Ernie Mays St, Northcote. OPEN DAILY: 10am-4pm
Our volcanic past explored
Our volcanic past explored It’s not surprising our Year 11 Geography students are fascinated by volcanoes – when Auckland sits on a volcanic field with at least 53 of them.
Sunshine and smiles at Marae Noho
Sunshine and smiles at Marae Noho Last week's Marae Noho camp at Mount Maunganui was all sunshine and smiles!
Talented writers pen winning entries
Talented writers pen winning entries We’re blessed with some amazing writing talent here at Northcote College – including the winner of our Year 12 Writing Competition, Tom Escott, and runners-up Joel Bloomfield and Nicolette David. Our congratulations to you all!
Warm welcome for Shinagawa students
Warm welcome for Shinagawa students What a way to start a glorious week! We welcomed dozens of visiting Japanese students today with a powhiri.
Biosecurity bins stop fruit fly spread
Biosecurity bins stop fruit fly spread Please keep an eye out for these special biosecurity bins around the school - and put any leftovers from homegrown fruit or veg in them.
Olympic swim-off at Northcote College pool!
Olympic swim-off at Northcote College pool! The Northcote College pool today hosted an epic swim-off between reigning school swimming champion Bailey Wang and former Olympian Steven Ferguson.
Ella wows a music legend
Ella wows a music legend Ella Crooks wowed music legend Mike Chunn with her performances at the launch of a fabulous new music talent initiative last night.
Our 2019 athletics champions
Our 2019 athletics champions Congratulations to all our 2019 athletics champions.
Northcote College – fruit fly biosecurity restrictions
Northcote College – fruit fly biosecurity restrictions The Queensland Fruit Fly has been found in Northcote Point – and Northcote College is now in a Controlled Area, which restricts what foods we can move around.
Social action could change course of history lessons
Social action could change course of history lessons Northcote College students have a ringside seat to see how social action can change the course of history – in this case their own history lessons.
Rugby players muster an appetite
Rugby players muster an appetite The coming rugby season is shaping up to be a cracker, with some great playing talent turning out to yesterday’s rugby muster.
Lion Dancers usher in Chinese New Year
Lion Dancers usher in Chinese New Year The Northcote College Lion Dance troupe celebrated Chinese New Year in the time-honoured style at today's assemblies
Students excel in NCEA
Students excel in NCEA Northcote College students excelled again in the 2018 NCEA results – and we couldn’t be prouder of them.
Fantastic fun at Year 10 camp
Fantastic fun at Year 10 camp Year 10 camp is in full swing!
Impressive medal haul for Jeremiah
Impressive medal haul for Jeremiah Jeremiah Rogo has come away with an impressive haul of medals from the 2019 North Island Interprovincial Athletics Championships:
Gala opening - Northcote College Art Exhibition
Gala opening - Northcote College Art Exhibition Northcote College celebrates the talents nurtured by its art department with an exhibition of works by current and former students and staff – along with invited exhibitors from the wider North Shore community.
Lion dancers celebrate Chinese New Year
Lion dancers celebrate Chinese New Year Lunchtime crowds at Smales Farm were treated to a fabulous Lion Dance from the combined Northcote College and Northcote Intermediate crew on Wednesday 5 February - the first day of the Chinese New Year.
Northcote College closed for Waitangi Day
Northcote College closed for Waitangi Day Just a reminder that Northcote College is closed on Waitangi Day, Wednesday 6 February.
Sunny days for Year 11 Camp
Sunny days for Year 11 Camp It's all blue skies and wide smiles at Year 11 Camp!
Year 9 Parent Information Evening
Year 9 Parent Information Evening If you have a Year 9 student at Northcote College, we do hope you can join us at 6pm, Thursday 7 February for the Year 9 Parents Information Evening.
Northcote College entrepreneurs - live on national TV
Northcote College entrepreneurs  - live on national TV Congratulations to AutoFresh – a Northcote College Young Enterprise team – for their appearance on live national TV this week.
Welcome to our new Year 9 students
Welcome to our new Year 9 students Northcote College was buzzing with excitement as our new Year 9s began their school year today. The new students were full of excitement as they met new teachers and classmates, connected with old friends, and found their way around the school.
At the cutting edge
At the cutting edge Jasmin Ho and Caitlin Batty have proved they’re at the cutting edge of technology – taking out prizes in the annual Kendall Engraving Supplies Laser Cutting Competition.
Fantastic Foxy Fox a fitting finale
Fantastic Foxy Fox a fitting finale Northcote College Junior Drama ended the year in fabulous style with their production of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Foxy Fox.
Junior Service Awards celebrate generous spirits
Junior Service Awards celebrate generous spirits The Junior Service Awards held this week celebrated 90 Northcote College students who helped others, simply because they could.
Filmakers success in Fair Go Ad Awards
Filmakers success in Fair Go Ad Awards  Northcote students have taken out second place in the prestigious annual Fair Go Kids Ad Awards.
Stunning send-off for coach Clint
Stunning send-off for coach Clint The Northcote College 1st XI Boys Cricket Team farewelled their long-serving Coach Clint Lewis on Saturday in fine style with a comprehensive win over previously unbeaten Glendowie College 1st XI at Northcote.
Musical celebration an absolute cracker!
Musical celebration an absolute cracker! We had a cracking night on Friday at the inaugural end-of-year music-picnic-turned-cabaret!
Senior academic prizegiving a celebration of excellence
Senior academic prizegiving a celebration of excellence The Northcote College hall reverberated with applause and cheers last night as we celebrated another year of student excellence. More than 250 certificates, prizes, cups, trophies and scholarships were awarded to deserving students.
Sporting successes celebrated
Sporting successes celebrated We celebrated a year of fantastic sporting achievements at last nights 2018 Sports Prizegiving. It was a wonderful celebration of a huge variety of sporting achievements – as a huge haul of more than 270 trophies, medals, and certificates were awarded.
2019 Northcote College prefects announced
2019 Northcote College prefects announced Huge congratulations to the 32 students who have been announced as 2019 Northcote College prefects at a special senior assembly today.
Mufti money goes to a fantastic cause
Mufti money goes to a fantastic cause How many times have we all passed De Paul House on Onewa Rd and wondered what they do there? Well, it turns out they do a LOT in our community – and we’ve just helped out with an $800 donation.
A celebration of our talented writers
A celebration of our talented writers Our library played host to a wonderful Evening of Poetry
Artistic talent on display
Artistic talent on display A host of fabulous artistic talents were displayed in the school hall on Wednesday.
Students victorious over staff
Students victorious over staff The much-anticipated annual Students-v-Staff football match was a fast and furious affair this lunchtime. The weather gods smiled, and the sidelines were packed with keen supporters.
A darkly comic tangled internet web
A darkly comic tangled internet web Year 12 Drama presents a dark comedy about trying to quit the internet.
Art exhibition wows the crowds
Art exhibition wows the crowds A lunchtime art exhibition was a huge hit at Northcote College yesterday.
Sport was the winner on the day: A great Thames sports exchange
Sport was the winner on the day: A great Thames sports exchange We had another amazing annual Thames High School Sports Exchange on Tuesday – keeping up a long-standing relationship between the two schools.
Stunning Spanish success for Jess and Rose
Stunning Spanish success for Jess and Rose Congratulations to Jess Cordes and Rose Herda – who’ve done us (and themselves!) proud at the National Spanish Speech Competition.
2018 Technology Showcase
2018 Technology Showcase There will be an impressive array of amazing work on display at the 2018 Northcote College Technology Showcase.
Fantastic football in annual Old Boys and Old Girls matches
Fantastic football in annual Old Boys and Old Girls matches The Annual Old Boys and Old Girls fixtures against our 1st XI Boys and 1st XI Girls on Saturday 22 September were enormous fun.
‘My Dog Has Fleas’ a winner for Ella
‘My Dog Has Fleas’ a winner for Ella Fleas aren’t usually something we celebrate – but this week Ella Crooks is changing all that.
Student Leaders
Student Leaders Congratulations are in order for the student leaders of 2019.
Kidslink
Kidslink 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.
Safe and Unsafe 'Apps'
Safe and Unsafe 'Apps' 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’.
NZ Scholarship
NZ Scholarship Congratulations to all the 2018 scholarship recipients.
News Flash
News Flash Commuters stuck in traffic on Onewa Road now have something new to look at as the long-awaited electronic sign has arrived.
Weekly Podcasts
Weekly Podcasts Student current affairs podcasts.
Fusion Radio
Fusion Radio Voice of the students of Northcote College through media platforms.
Year 11 Art in Progress
Year 11 Art in Progress Year 11 Art students were given the opportunity to show their work to parents and friends last week as part of the learning process.
Esther Ige Top Photography Scholar
Esther Ige Top Photography Scholar 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.
Kart Champion Connor Westbury
Kart Champion Connor Westbury Connor Westbury in Year 10 was victorious at the recent Kartsport Auckland Club Championship.
Elijah Neblett Selected for World Cup
Elijah Neblett Selected for World Cup 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.
Netball Tournament Hosts
Netball Tournament Hosts Northcote College was the Duty School for running the Benefitz NNH Secondary Schools Senior Tournament at the AMI Netball Centre recently.
Newly Renovated Fields Open
Newly Renovated Fields Open The lower fields now provide a good winter playing surface thanks to investment by the Northcote College Board and the use of innovative technology.
A Festival of Writers
A Festival of Writers The Senior Writers' Group attended the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival on Thursday 16th May at the Aotea Centre.
Sports Elite Update
Sports Elite Update 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.
Scuba Experience
Scuba Experience As part of their learning programme Year 12 Physical Education students went Scuba Diving at Goat Island last week.
World Vision 40 Hour Famine
World Vision 40 Hour Famine 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.
Junior Debating Team Victorious
Junior Debating Team Victorious Our Junior Premier Debaters were triumphant against King's College in last week’s Round Robin competition.
Lest We Forget
Lest We Forget The Northcote College Prefects once again participated in the Northcote Anzac Day Service on 25 April which fell in the school holidays this year.
Fast and Furious 6 Fundraiser
Fast and Furious 6 Fundraiser All proceeds go towards LSC camp 2013.
Matthew Jackson representing Northcote at Youth Parliament
Matthew Jackson representing Northcote at Youth Parliament Matthew Jackson (13NA) has been selected to represent the Hon. Dr Jonathan Coleman MP for Northcote, at the 2013 Youth Parliament.
Equestrian Inter-Collegiate Ribbon Day
Equestrian Inter-Collegiate Ribbon Day 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.
Polyfest 2013
Polyfest 2013 The Northcote College Pacific Island Group performed two items on the Tongan stage at the 2013 Polyfest.
CSI at Northcote College
CSI at Northcote College 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.
ICAS Exam Top Score in NZ
ICAS Exam Top Score in NZ Nicky Ingram gained the top score in New Zealand in Year 11 for the ICAS Writing Exam.
Chilean Delegation visit Northcote College
Chilean Delegation visit Northcote College In February 2013 Northcote College is hosting 2 students who have been sponsored in their studies by the Chilean government.
Weekly sports results
Weekly sports results A roundup of games played in the last week
A dramatic win for Shakespeare performance
A dramatic win for Shakespeare performance A huge congratulations to our drama students for awards at the prestigious national Sheila Winn Shakespeare Festival.
Underwater Hockey World Championships
Underwater Hockey World Championships Former student, Julian Debruyne is in the NZ U19 Underwater Hockey team competing against the world's best in Hungary.
Tapa and Fine Mat Gifted to College
Tapa and Fine Mat Gifted to College Mrs Lesieli Makasini, mother of Year 13 pupil Latu Makasini, made these traditional cloths as a gift to the school.
ERO Report
ERO Report The 2016 ERO report.
BEAMS Day
BEAMS Day The BEAMS day incorporated workshops in the Auckland University faculties of Business, Engineering, Architecture, Medicine and Science.
Ex Pupil Now Champion Boxer
Ex Pupil Now Champion Boxer Chad is the National under 60kg amateur boxing champion and was in Year 13 at Northcote College in 2009
Classical Studies Trip 2012
Classical Studies Trip 2012 Eighteen Classical Studies students from Years 12 and 13 travelled to Rome and Athens for an incredible Classical Studies trip.
Geography Field Trip
Geography Field 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.
Waka Update
Waka Update 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.
Mr David Taylor awarded Woolf Fisher Fellowship
Mr David Taylor awarded Woolf Fisher Fellowship Having received this prestigious fellowship, Assistant Head of English Mr David Taylor has now returned from overseas. Only twelve fellowships were awarded last year.
Waka Update
Waka Update 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.
National Poetry Day 2012
National Poetry Day 2012 At an informal gathering in the library, pupils and teachers recited poems that evoked nostalgia, inspiration or cultural meaning for them.
Model United Nations Assembly
Model United Nations Assembly 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.
Northcote College Gives Back
Northcote College Gives Back The college has received a letter of thanks from the New Zealand Blood Service for its support at the recent blood drive.
Staff Member Captains Waka Voyage
Staff Member Captains Waka Voyage 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”.
Olympic Kayaking legend Paul MacDonald inspires
Olympic Kayaking legend Paul MacDonald inspires A visit from former Olympian Paul MacDonald was very special for aspiring young athletes within the Northcote College Sports Elite.
Sir Jack Newman Award
Sir Jack Newman Award On Thursday 18th October, Ross Parlane was presented this prestigious award by Denis Currie, President of New Zealand Cricket.
Hartley Cup Comes Home
Hartley Cup Comes Home 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.
Masterchef, Northcote College Style
Masterchef, Northcote College Style 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.
Help Save Our Kauri Trees
Help Save Our Kauri Trees Kauri dieback refers to a disease like fungus that is spreading alarmingly around our great kauri forests and reserves.
NavQuest Challenge
NavQuest Challenge 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.
New 1st XV Sponsor
New 1st XV Sponsor The team now has 28, smart new gear bags with the school and sponsor’s emblems on them.
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