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Bulletins

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ONSLOW COLLEGE BULLETIN TERM THREE, WEEK TEN

FAREWELL MESSAGE FROM PETER LEGGAT
I would like to thank all the parents for their wonderful support over my time as Principal. Given that support for Sheena Millar, I have every confidence that the School will continue to flourish. Nga mihi nui, Peter Leggat.

Congratulations to our Junior Certificate Debating team of Liam Williams, Zoe Wilmer, Tony Huang and Rhiannon MacCreadie, coached by fellow student Thomas Roberts. Last week they won the Wellington Speaking Union Competition for 2019. This is an amazing achievement, as it's the largest of all the grades. This is Thomas' first year of coaching, and the team's first year of debating! All three of our students spoke very well and Tony Huang was named best speaker of the Grand Final. All the best to Ella Flavell and the Junior Premier team for their final tomorrow evening.

NEED TO KNOW AND ACTION REQUIRED

CELEBRATION OF STUDENT SUCCESS
Nominations have now closed for the Celebration of Student Success. Please save the date, 25 October, for this evening celebrating our students.

TERM 3 ATTITUDE AND ASSESSMENT DATA
Please note that Attitude data will soon be compiled for students at all year levels. This data indicates levels of student work and behaviour up to the end of Term 3. This data will be available for you in the Learning Program by Tuesday 2 October. Also available at that time in the Parent Portal will be the 2018 Exam Report which is a summary of assessment results for senior students containing; the results of the upcoming School Exams for Level 1, 2 and some Level 3 subjects, of any practice externals done by Year 13s, and results for all internal assessments to date. This data is also available in the Learning Program. 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. We will use the Bulletin to remind you of key dates as they get closer. You are welcome to contact teachers at any time via email if you are concerned about your child.

HEADS UP

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY COURSE ADVICE SESSIONS
Information Evening for students and whanau Thursday 18 October at Kelburn Campus.

  • 5pm Maori and Pasifika students' sessions
  • 5:45pm Services and Faculty Expo and Campus Tours
  • 6:45pm Q and A Panel with current students and representatives from student services
  • 7:30pm onwards Group course planning sessions with the Liaison Team

Drop-In Course Planning Sessions available throughout the school holidays 1 - 12 October between 9am - 4:30pm, main reception Kelburn Campus.

O SHOW 2018
The O show is happening this evening, at 6:30pm in the Arts Center. It is going to be a great night full of entertainment from keen Onslow College performers. Music, singing, dancing and even some magic, and it's all for free! The famous staff band will also feature with a couple of hits. Come along, look forward to seeing you there.

JUNIOR TRIANGULAR TOURNAMENT THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER
The postponed annual Triangular Tournament between Onslow, Newlands and Tawa Colleges is being hosted by Tawa College this Thursday, 27 September. Junior teams compete in Badminton, Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Football, Cross Country and Rugby. The draw is available on our website. Best of luck to all our teams.

ONSLOW COLLEGE NCEA LEVELS 1 AND 2 EXAM PREPARATION PROGRAMME
This highly successful programme will be run by Knowledge Shop in the first week of the upcoming holidays from Monday 1 October to Friday 5October. Visit the Knowledge Shop website at www.knowledgeshopnz.co.nz for the programme timetable, cost and further details. All bookings can be made online. If you find courses are booked out at Onslow College please check the Johnsonville Community Centre venue.

STUDY TIME
StudyTime is hosting a number of subject-specific NCEA workshops across the country to help prepare students for their end of year exams. The workshops will be held during these school holidays at varying dates between 1-10 October, depending on the subject, at Wellington Girls' College. The specific dates for each workshop can be found here.

TE KURA SUMMER SCHOOL
If you have concerns that your child is going to need a few more credits in NCEA to go onto further study, training or employment in 2019, have a look at the Te Kura offering. From 26 November, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) the Correspondence School is accepting short term enrolments from students who want to use the summer break to earn additional credits or specific internal standards in NCEA. Te Kura is offering a range of internal standards at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3, including Maths, English, Science and more. Find out more about Te Kura Summer School 2018/19 on their website - www.tekura.school.nz/summerschool

UPCOMING DATES
25 Sep - O Show, 6:30pm Arts Centre
26 Sep - Community farewell for Peter Leggat
27 Sep - Junior Triangular exchange
28 Sep - End of Term Three
15 Oct - Start of Term Four
17 Oct - Great NZ Shakeout
24 Oct - Onslow College Sports Awards
25 Oct - Celebration of Student Success
01 Nov - Leavers Assembly