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ONSLOW COLLEGE BULLETIN TERM FOUR, WEEK FIVE

NEED TO KNOW AND ACTION

Y9 INTEGRATED STUDIES PROGRAMME 2017

All Year 9 parents will have received information regarding the end of year programme from (November 29 – December 1). Please complete the survey by Wednesday 15 November to give permission for your student to take part in the programme:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FQVLFJZ

If you have any questions please contact Hamish.mcwilliam@onslow.school.nz

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION

Nominations are invited for the election of two parent representatives to the Board of Trustees. A nomination form has been posted to all eligible voters. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the School Office.

Nominations close on Friday 17 November 2017 at 12pm and may be accompanied by a candidates statement.

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the School.

The poll closes on 1 December 2017 at 12pm. Diana Bradley, Returning Officer

TEACHER ONLY DAY – 20 NOVEMBER

A reminder that there is a Teacher Only Day on Monday 20 November. The staff will be using this time to undertake a review of Learning Areas and planning for 2018.

2017 EXTERNAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION

Exams started well last week with Level 1 Drama, Economics and Music, Level 2 Japanese, Media Studies and Physics, Level 3 Accounting, and Scholarship Drama, Calculus and Te Reo. Yesterday was the "big exam" of Level 1 English, Level 2 Business Studies, Level 3 French, Te Reo and Japanese and Scholarship English. A reminder that you can access the Exam Rules and reminders, rooming timetable and the approved calculator list on our website. Students must bring their Admission Slips to ALL exams. You can print another one from the NZQA website using the Learner Login (https://secure.nzqa.govt.nz/for-learners/records/l...) This must then be signed by the School Office.

2017 EXTERNAL EXAMINATION TUTORIALS

Teachers are providing tutorials for students and the remaining tutorials from 13 November to 1 December are available on the website.

BYOD FOR YEAR 9 & 10 STUDENTS IN 2018

We are currently in negotiation with laptop providers to arrange a BYOD deal for Onslow College families. We will distribute that information once finalised. We encourage all families to have a Windows based device.

BUSES

A reminder that afternoon school buses will be picking students up down the driveway near the Gym. This will reduce noise for exam rooms. Please do not attempt to pick up students from the School grounds after school during the exam period (9 November - 1 December).

HEADS UP

HUI LING VONG QUALIFIES FOR 2018 YOUTH OLYMPICS IN WOMEN’S TABLE TENNIS

Congratulations to Hui Ling Vong who has qualified for the Youth Olympics being held in Buenos Aires next year. Following a gruelling seven game marathon she defeated her teammate, securing her ticket to the Youth Olympics. Watch her in action here.

END OF YEAR KEY DATES

A reminder that there is a full list of events and key dates available on the website.

TERM DATES 2018

We have published the 2018 term dates on the website. All new students are welcomed to the school on Wednesday 31 January, followed by an induction programme. Thursday 1 February Years 9 and 10’s are at school, with the whole school in attendance from Friday 2 February.

UPCOMING DATES

20 November – Teacher Only Day

28 November – Senior Clearance Day

29 November – Year 10 Camps start

6 December – Year 9 last day with Final Assembly at 1:30pm

6 December – Year 10 last day with Final Assembly at 12:20pm