Week 3 Term 4 Update

Week 3 Term 4 Update

Kia ora koutou

For many of our students, the focus is now on preparation for the upcoming NZQA examinations which begin on 6 November. Students are encouraged to make the most of their remaining lessons and revision time. Last week there were some excellent Year 13 v staff sporting events, and the students were victorious in all but one of the games - congratulations!

Non-uniform Day - Friday 27 October
We are celebrating Loud Shirt Day to support all New Zealanders who access sound with cochlear implants. Students are encouraged to wear loud and bright colours. Money raised will go to both The Hearing House https://www.loudshirtday.org.nz/ and Ronald McDonald House https://rmhc.org.nz/, so please give generously.
Donations can be made either by cash on the day or by using myKindo school shop. We encourage all families to create an account. Registration is easy! New or existing user? Go to https://shop.tgcl.co.nz. Go to the ‘my details’ page to update your information and your child(ren)’s details. There is also a link to Kindo on the top bar of our school website.

DVC / Technology Exhibition - Thursday 26th and Friday 27th October - Kauri
Please join us in celebrating some of the amazing mahi our DVC and Technology students have done this year. The display, in Kauri, will be open for viewing during the day on Thursday and Friday and on Thursday evening 4-7.30pm.

Film Evening - Friday 27 October 6pm - School Hall
You are invited to view a range of films created by Media students in Years 11, 12 and 13. This event will be in the school hall.

Youthline Counselling Services
Youthline can provide young people with access to six to eight free counselling sessions with a registered counsellor through a choice of the young person’s mediums - face to face, phone or online. Here is a link to their website: https://www.youthline.co.nz/

AIMES Awards Submissions
The acronym AIMES stands for: Arts - Innovation (Science & Technology) - Music - Education - Sport - Service to the community. The North Harbour Club & Charitable Trust awards grants annually through the AIMES Awards to outstanding young people, aged 13 to 25, who are achieving excellence in these sectors. Since the North Harbour Club's inception in 1995, over $3 million worth of AIMES Awards grants have been made, making the club one of the largest donors to individuals in New Zealand. Here is the link to the website; please let us know if we can support you with an application. https://northharbourclub.co.nz/what-we-do/aimes-what-we-do/

End of year celebrations - all in the School Hall:
Sports Prizegiving - Thursday 26 October 7.30pm
Senior Prizegiving - Thursday 2 November 7.30pm
Year 13 Leavers Event - Thursday 30 November 6pm
Year 10 Prizegiving - Thursday 7 December 10am
Year 9 Prizegiving - Friday 8 December 10am

Please be in touch if you have any questions or concerns; contact your child’s Dean in the first instance.

Ngā manaakitanga
Vicki Barrie
Tumuaki | Principal