Bulletins

ONSLOW COLLEGE BULLETIN TERM THREE, WEEK ONE

Welcome back for Term Three, another busy one for the school.This term we have Winter Tournament Week, School Exams for Years 11 and 12, BoT Student Representative election and the enrolments for our 2018 Year 9s.

CONGRATULATIONS

Our Physicists have had fantastic results internationally.Issy Bremner and Finn Messerli were part of the NZ International Young Physicists Team that competed at the tournament in Singapore. The team came 5th out of 30 teams!Our “next generation” of Physicists competed as the Onslow College team at the Junior Young Physicists Tournament in Australia and we are very pleased to announce that for the 5th time in the 8 years this event has been running Onslow College won!Congratulations to the team of Carlos Mendonca, Amy Cui, Tavish Dempster, Daniel Peploe, Lachlan Mudie, Zoe Mansell.And it’s not just the Physicists that are having success! Our Year 13 Chemistry Quiz team finished 3rd out of 35 teams in the recent Wellington Regional NZIC Chemistry quiz night at Victoria University.Congratulations to Grace Carr, Krisha Narayan, Charlotte Su and Hamish Weir.Hamish and Charlotte are also achieving great success in Mathematics, studying first year Maths through the University of Canterbury, with them at the top of the class rankings!

NEED TO KNOW AND ACTION

MID YEAR PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Senior Parent/Teacher Conferences (Yr 11, 12 and 13) take place on Wednesday 2 August, 4.30-7.30pm. Conference bookings close at 3pm on the day.These Conferences will cover subjects from both the first half and second half of this year.Bookings open in the Parent Portal on Friday 28 July.If you are unable to access the Portal, please email WebPortal@onslow.school.nz to receive instructions on how to sign up.

AKO TIME

Commencing this term, we are introducing an extended Form Time for one day a week.Ako time is aimed at helping students to have the tools and support to take control of their learning and pathways, develop connections between each other, staff, the school and wider community and help students develop an understanding of societal issues.An information sheet is available on our website.

DIRECTOR OF SPORT

After 4½ years as Director of Sport Mairi Archer has resigned as she looks to a new challenge.Mairi has made a significant contribution to the development of a high quality sporting programme at Onslow College and I know many people will be sorry to see her leave.Mairi’s last official day is August 4th.The recruitment process is already underway.

2018 YEAR 9 ENROLMENTS

We have a steady stream of enrolments for Year 9 2018 coming in. If you have a child that will be startingOnslow College in 2018 please have your enrolment form into us as soon as possible. This will help us to gauge how many out of zone enrolments we can accept. If you know of anyone wishing to put in an out of zone enrolment for Year 9 2018, please remind them the cut-off date is 31 July.

HEADS UP

PARENT EVENING ON EMOTION REGULATION – TUESDAY 15 AUGUST 7PM

Please save the date for this informative parent education evening hosted by the PTA and presented by the members of the School of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington.

HELP IN THE LIBRARY – FROM THE PTA

We have a group of parents who volunteer in the Onslow College Library for 25 minutes during the morning tea break to allow the library staff to go to morning tea with the rest of the staff. We have 2 people rostered on each weekday who usually alternate which week they do their duty, plus we have a backup person for each day. We are currently looking for a person to do alternate weeks for Fridays and another backup person for Tuesdays from September. If you would like to help in the Library (please let me know which days of the week you are available) or can help on Fridays or have any questions I would love to hear from you. Please email dinesh.chand@xtra.co.nz or phone 477 0769 (evenings) or 021 572468.Jo Ager, Onslow College PTA Library Co-ordinator

2018 SUBJECT SELECTION

Students will soon be asked to select their subjects for 2018 via the Portal.There will be more information for families/students soon, but in the meantime, please be aware of the timeframes.

2018 Senior Subject Selection Monday 7 August to Thursday 17 August.

This will involve 2017 students currently in Years 10, 11 and 12.

2018 Year 10 Subject Selection Wednesday 23 Aug to Friday 8 September.

This will involve current Year 9 students.

LEARN TO ROW

Students interested in rowing are invited to come with parents to an information meeting on 6th August, 4pm in the Student Centre. The Learn To Row programme begins 11th August with a free 2 week trial. Students will be taken through training sessions both on and off the water for 7 weeks prior to selection for the rowing season. See the school rowing website for more information - http://ocrowingclub.weebly.com/

UPCOMING DATES

28 July – Senior and Junior Parent Teacher Conferences bookings open

2 Aug – Senior Parent Teacher Conference, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

14 Aug – Parent Evening – Emotion Regulation, 7pm

21 Aug – Tertiary Costs evening, 7:30pm

23 Aug – Junior Parent Teacher Conference, 4:30pm – 7:30pm


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