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Year 11, 12, 13 Start of Year

Year 11 Dean - Ana Welham 

Year 12 Dean - Katie McFarlane 

Year 13 Dean - Cassie Swinerd 


Welcome to Year 11, 12 & 13 – Important information for Senior Students at Onslow College


You will receive your Timetable on Thursday 3 February.  If you would like to discuss your courses, email your Year level Dean:

Friday 28 January: Course Clash Resolution/Subject Changes Years 11, 12 & 13, from 1pm-3pm.  Students must be available to come to school or have a Teams meeting/phone call. You will be contacted if you have a clash or if your dean would like to discuss subjects with you. If you are not available that day, you must email your dean to organise an alternative. 

Courses not running in 2022 due to low numbers are: 13ESS, 13NFT,12TFP, 12TSL, 12INT, 12ITN, 13AFI, 11DAN1 12DAN, 13DAN

Please refer to the Senior Curriculum Handbook 2022 available, here.  

Year 11, 12, 13 students who are new to Onslow College do an orientation morning on Wednesday 2  February after a Pōwhiri.  Whānau are also invited to attend the Pōwhiri. Please assemble 8:45am on the astroturf (up the main driveway) and the carpark beside it. Please do not wait in the driveway.  After the Pōwhiri, whānau are invited to the staffroom for kai. Senior  students wait and will meet their dean who will take them to the student café for kai, following this there will be orientation programme with your Dean and Manaakitanga Buddies.

Buses will run from Wednesday 2 February & the school bus schedule can be found, here.

Thursday 3 February : first day for Year 11, 12 & 13 students - meet in the Hall at your start time (in table below), sitting in Ako class groups.  You should check the Ako class lists in the Hall Foyer.  Students will spend the morning with their Ako classes confirming their courses and building whanaungatanga. Your Dean will be available in this time. Students will finish at 1:35 pm.

Friday 4 February: Normal timetable.

Senior Stationery - The school does not handle bulk stationery although an online option is available through Office Max My School   

BYOD – all students are expected to bring their devices into school to further support their studies. There is information about specifications on the school website We do not recommend purchasing Chrome Books as our system does not support them at this time.


Student ID/Snapper Cards – Every student will receive a Student ID which will incorporates a Snapper Card. These will be distributed early 2022. The ID card will be invoiced to your account.

Sports Registrations – Should students choose to participate in Sport please note that Sport Fees are compulsory. An email will be sent out from the Sports Department on the 13th December for students to select your sports for 2022.  Sports Registrations will close on the 28th January 2022.


If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to email.  

We hope you have a good break and look forward to seeing you in 2022.

Ngā mihi

Onslow College


Additional Study Opportunity

If you know you are going to need a few more credits in NCEA to go onto further study, training or employment in 2022 there is an opportunity for them to complete some additional standards over the summer break. Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) the Correspondence School is now 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 offers a range of internal standards at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3, including maths, english, science and more. Courses are delivered online so, with access to a computer and the internet, students can study anywhere and anytime. Te Kura’s qualified teachers will be available online to answer any questions and assess students’ work. More information about summer school and which courses and standards are available can be found, here.