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Bulletin


ONSLOW COLLEGE BULLETIN TERM TWO, WEEK FOUR


BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTIONS

Please remember nominations for Parent Board Representative closes at noon on Friday 24 May. Please ensure you include a candidate statement in your submission. We look forward to the nominations and please remember there will be a Meet the Candidate Evening at Onslow on May 28 at 7:30pm in the Staff room.

If you would like to know more please look at https://www.trustee-election.co.nz/becoming-a-trustee/

STAFF ONLY DAY MAY 31

On May 31 staff at Onslow College will be participating in a Staff Only Day. For the first time 10 of our staff will be part of the Wellington wide LOOP programme. This promotes collaborative learning between schools. The rest of our staff will be participating in furthering our understanding of Cultural Sustainability and analysing the data from the recent surveys students, staff and whānau completed from the University of Waikato. School will not operate for students on this day.

NZEI/PPTA STRIKE 29 MAY

We have been informed by the PPTA that the PPTA members will be on strike, Wednesday 29 May. Because of this, the School will not be able to run classes. There will be supervision available until 3:10pm in the Library for any students for whom alternative arrangements cannot be made. Please let the School know 5 days prior if your child/ren require this supervision by emailing absences@onslow.school.nz or calling the Office. Thank you for your understanding.

LEARNING PROGRAM

The Learning Program is now fully up-to-date with comments about assessments/progress and grades for all students. If you have any questions about the data please reach out to your child’s teacher in the first instance.

Subject-based Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place for Senior (Years 11-13) students on Wednesday June 26, and for Juniors on Wednesday July 3.Both evenings will be 4.30-7.30pm and be based in and around the Hall. Bookings for both evenings will open via the Parent Portal on Friday June 14.

More information can be found at Learning Program

NCEA AND SCHOLARSHIP FEES

On May 13, the Minister of Education made a significant pre-budget announcement around NCEA which means:

    • New Zealand domestic students will no longer be required to pay NCEA fees from this year
    • International students will still be required to pay NCEA and Scholarship fees

Entry to NCEA standards per year: $ 383.30 including gst

Entry into each scholarship subject: $102.20 including gst

    • Students who have unpaid fees from previous years are no longer required to pay these fees and over the next few weeks NZQA will award credits and qualifications earned in previous years where fees were not paid.
    • NZQA and schools will not refund fees paid for 2018 and previous years

However, at Onslow, students still need to complete an application form at the Office if they intend sitting a New Zealand Scholarship subject at the end of the year so that we can enter them into the Scholarship subject.

On May 22, during AKO, all students will be required to check their NCEA Internal and External standards. This is our first check for the year as we need to ensure that all students are entered into the correct standards. If a standard is missing the students need to add the information to the Standards sheet and return it to their AKO teacher.

BUSES

Bus information can be found on our Website - https://www.onslow.school.nz/current-students/a-z-of-life-at-onslow-college/buses