Bulletins

ONSLOW COLLEGE BULLETIN TERM THREE, WEEK NINE

NEED TO KNOW AND ACTION

LEVEL 1 AND 2 SCHOOL EXAMS – 18 – 22 SEPTEMBER

School exams have started well.We would like to reiterate how important these exams are for assessing student grades should they be unable to sit the external exams in November.The exam timetable and student instructions for exams is on our website. Please double-check that your child knows when their exams are on and that they have read all instructions carefully. Year 11 and 12 students are on exam leave for the week. Year 13 English is also running examinations as are Languages. Year 9, 10 and 13 classes will run as normal.

TERM 3 ATTITUDE AND EXAM REPORTS

Attitude Reports are currently being written for all year levels. These reports indicate levels of student work and behaviour to date. Year 9 -13 Attitude Report data will be live in the Parent Portal from 6.30pm on Monday 2 October. Also available in the Parent Portal at that time will be a summary of assessment results for senior students; the results of Level 1 and 2 school exams, of any practice externals done by Year 13s and results for all internal assessments to date. Note that there are some subjects (mostly Year 12 half-year subjects) where no standards are assessed. If you are unable to access the Portal, please email WebPortal@onslow.school.nz to receive instructions on how to sign up.

ONSLOW COLLEGE SPORTS AWARDS - 24 OCTOBER

Nominations are now open for the Onslow College Sports Awards 2017. Any member of the Onslow College Community may nominate students for awards in selected categories. If you would like to nominate your child/student, please fill out the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OCSportsAwards2017-ParentandCommunityNominations

Nominations close at 3pm Friday 29th September.

Finalists and winners will be announced at the Onslow College Sports Awards Evening which will be held at the Raroa Normal Intermediate School Hall on 24 October 2017.

HEADS UP

KNOWLEDGE SHOP NCEA HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Knowledge Shop is holding its highly successful NCEA Exam Preparation Programme from Monday 2nd October to Friday 6th October at Onslow College. Subjects include English, Science, Maths and Study Skills. This is an excellent opportunity to revise the most important areas of the curriculum to ensure you are prepared for upcoming NCEA exams. Visit the website, www.knowledgeshopnz.co.nz for the full programme. All bookings can be made online. Limited spaces so please book early.

BIOLOGY RESEARCH EXPEDITION TO INDONESIA JULY 2018

An opportunity has opened for another student to join Onslow's Biology research expedition to Indonesia in July 2018. We will spend a week gathering data on plants and animals in the tropical forest of Buton Island and a week learning to dive on the spectacular reefs of the Coral Triangle. Interested students should contact Biology teachers Cassie Swinerd or Hamish McWilliam.

THE O SHOW! – 26 SEPTEMBER

You are invited to attend the O’Show on Tuesday September 26, 6pm, Onslow College Arts Centre. Free entry. All welcome. The O’Show is a popular variety performance showcasing and celebrating Onslow College student and staff talents, creativity and diversity. Any students wanting to perform, email Jono Weston.

UPCOMING DATES

18 September – School Exam week Years 11 and 12

25 September – PTA Meeting, 7:30pm in Library

29 September – End of Term Three

16 October – Start of Term Four


Past Bulletins are available on the Onslow College Moodle page