Welcome to Term 4
Welcome to Term 4
Kia ora koutou
Term 4 is busy with final learning modules, NZQA assessments, Year 10 camp, and end of year celebrations. Please take note of the key dates at the end of this email and also from the year calendar on the school website.
Mobile phones at Northcote College
We care about our students having the best learning experiences at our school; this is our priority. Some students are distracted by their mobile phones which negatively impacts their focus and learning.
The Northcote College Code of Expected Behaviour, states that: A mobile phone is a device designed for communication and quick reference, and it is expected that in the classroom, mobile phones will be turned off/on silent and be kept out of sight - unless specific permission has been given by the teacher.
From this week, we will use new ways to enforce the above phone policy. At the start of all lessons, teachers will remind students to have their phones off and away in their bags. If a student has their phone visible, it will be confiscated and taken to the main office for you, the parent/caregiver, to collect. We hope this will support students who are yet to develop self-management skills around appropriate phone use to make good decisions and focus fully on learning in class. Thank you for your support.
We are now online with myKindo. All school payments can be made in one place with your myKindo account. Please see the attached myKindo PDF with information about how to complete your account setup. There is a link to Kindo on the top bar of our school website. A myKindo Starting Guide for families will also be emailed this week.
Term 4 key dates
Monday 9 October - first day of Term 4 - Timetable Day 2
Thursday 12 October - sports and group photos
Friday 13 October - Clothes Swap event
Friday 20 - Shave for a Cure event
Monday 23 October - Labour Day, school closed
Thursday 26 October - Sports Prizegiving 7.30pm
Wednesday 1 November - last day for seniors / Year 10 Numeracy Common Assessment Activity (second opportunity)
Thursday 2 November - Year 10 Literacy Writing Common Assessment Activity / Senior Prizegiving 7.30pm
Friday 3 November - Year 10 Literacy Reading Common Assessment Activity
Monday 6 November - NZQA exams begin
Junior Assessment Week
Friday 17 November - Ministry of Education Teacher Only Day
Monday 20 November - Timetable Day 6
Monday 27 November - Friday 1 December - Year 10 camp
Thursday 30 November - NZQA exams end / Year 13 Leavers’ Event
Thursday 7 December - Year 10 prizegiving at 10am. This is the last day for Year 10.
Friday 8 December - Year 9 prizegiving at 10am. This is the last day for Year 9.
Please be in touch if you have any questions or concerns; contact your child’s Dean in the first instance.
Tumuaki | Principal