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Year 11, 12, 13 Start of Year

Year 11 Dean - Katie McFarlane

Year 12 Dean - Cassie Swinerd

Year 13 Dean - Tessa Hope


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


You can find your provisional 2021 subjects on your Student Portal under Student Information>Subjects>2021. Teachers, timetable lines and rooms are likely to change several times during this process as we seek to balance class sizes. You will receive your Timetable on Tuesday February 9.  If you would like to discuss your courses, email your Year level Dean:

Friday 29 January: Course Clash Resolution/Subject Changes Years 11, 12 & 13, from 9am-3pmStudents must be available to come to school or have a Teams meeting/phone call - if they have a subject clash or if they wish to change a course. You will be contacted if you have a clash and must email the year level dean if you wish to change a subject.

Courses not running in 2021 due to low numbers are: AHI13, PEP12/PPE12/PEP11, ESS12, ELT12, INT12/ITN12 

Please refer to the Senior Curriculum Handbook 2021 available, here.  

Year 11, 12, 13 students who are new to Onslow College do an orientation morning on 5 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, everyone will share kai.  This will be followed by the orientation programme which finishes around noon.  Buses will run from Friday 5 February & the school bus schedule can be found, here.

Tuesday 9 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.

Wednesday 10 February: Normal timetable. Year 13 and catch-up photos for other levels.

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.

ID/Snapper Cards - these must be ordered and paid for by Friday 12 February via the Parent Portal, or at the office, or by internet banking (Bank Account – Onslow College A/C No 12 3174 0265002 00) – please include student name to appear on our statement. Please order either an ID Card or an ID Snapper Card. The cost is $10 (annually) for an ID card or $20 for an ID Snapper Card, valid for five years and able to be used on buses and at some retail outlets.

Sports Registrations – Should students choose to participate in Sport please note that Sport Fees are compulsory.  All sports registrations must be made online by mid-January.  You will receive an email in mid-December outlining the process for online registration.  Registrations must be completed by Friday 29 January and Summer Sport Fees must be paid within two weeks of being invoiced to Student School Account (unless you have an agreed payment plan with the Sports department).  If students encounter issues with online registration they will need to come to the Sports Office at the College on 9 February (First day of school) to register.  

Lockers - Please note that any unallocated lockers will be available for you from Tuesday 9 February. Lockers must be registered with the office. 

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 2021.

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 2021 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.