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Bulletins


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ONSLOW COLLEGE BULLETIN TERM ONE, WEEK ELEVEN

We wish everyone a safe and restful break.It has been a long 11 week term, but it has been great to see everyone settle into school for 2018 so well.We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday 30 April for Term Two.

Congratulations to Olivia Bareta-Rodgers (Year 10) in winning the Under 56kg Junior Girls Division at the Secondary School Wrestling Champs on the weekend. On top of her gold medal, Olivia was awarded the female sportsmanship/fair play award.Zoe Danger Mansell and Finn Messerli have been selected to represent NZ in the Young Physicists Tournament in China this July. Issy Bremner narrowly missed selection having already represented NZ last year.

NEED TO KNOW AND ACTION

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Thank you to the parents who attended our Junior and Senior Parent Teacher Conferences over the last few weeks.Remember if you have any thing you’d like to discuss with Teachers or Deans, please email.

NCEA INFORMATION SHEET
Yesterday Senior Students (Years 11 – 13) received NCEA information including the timetable for the NZQA external examination at the end of the year.Information is available on our website and directly from the NZQA website.

INFLUENZA
We have received information from Regional Public Health (RPH) reminding us that Influenza (flu) season is nearly upon us, so it’s time to get prepared as flu can spread quickly in Schools.If your child is sick they should not be at school, sports matches, school productions or camps. This is so they can rest and recover and not spread illness to others. If your child is away sick with flu like symptoms please let us know when you notify us of their absence.More information is available on the RPH website - www.rph.org.nz/influenza

HEADS UP

SCHOOL TRIPS
Jo Te Morenga and Rachel Parsons are taking a group of Senior Students to Vietnam and Cambodia where they will be undertaking a Community Project as well as trekking to Siem Reap.

A group of 17 Year 12 and 13 students, accompanied by Anthe Frykberg, Steve Mitchell and parent Paul Gellert leave this week for the Classics trip to Greece and Italy. The trip visits archaeological sites and museums in Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Rome and Pompeii as well as learning about modern Greek and Italian culture.

SPACE AND SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 19 & 26 MAY
The amazing Space and Science Festival returns for its 3rd year at Onslow College. Limited tickets so don’t miss out this year! Check out https://spacesciencefestival.org/ for information and to purchase tickets and if you want to volunteer you can also register your interest! There are just so many amazing things going on from telescopes and solar scopes to Bio-luminescent Bacteria; NASA’s Dr Yvonne Cagle, and Dr Jen Blank to 3D augmented reality, and an LED jewellery workshop! As well as a full programme of interesting and thought provoking talks from some of New Zealand’s leading and innovative organisations, and award-winning Educators. Last year tickets sold out and we would hate our own community to miss this opportunity to get involved!

CAREERS INFORMATION
Our Careers team, Peter Chapman, Carolyn Lewin and Kirsty Vickerman have current information about Universities, Polytechnics, Tertiary Providers and Youth Guarantee full-time courses. Information is also available for Trades Academy, Gateway Vocational Programmes and STAR Taster Courses. Appointments are available to discuss career pathways, degree planning, scholarship opportunities, accommodation options and investigate course options in Wellington and other National Tertiary Providers. Parents can contact the Careers Centre any time either by phoning 4788189 ext 880 or 843; or by emailing Peter Chapman, Carolyn Lewin or Kirsty Vickerman.

UPCOMING DATES

13 April – Last day of Term One

30 April – First day of Term Two

16 May – Junior Triangular Tournament (Tawa)

17 May – School Photos

19 May – Space and Science Festival - Night