INFORMATION FOR 2020
Year 13 Dean - RYAN FROST
YEAR 13 IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2020
Welcome to Year 13 at Onslow College
You can find your provisional 2020 subjects on your Student Portal under Student Information>Subjects>2020. Please note that all timetables are only correct for the subjects you are taking.Teachers, timetable lines and rooms are likely to change several times during this process as we seek to balance class sizes. If you would like to discuss your courses email your Dean firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to draw your attention to Course Confirmation Day on Tuesday 28 January and emphasise its importance.Attendance is compulsory on Course Confirmation Day as part of the requirements for course entry.None of the courses can be confirmed until you have completed the procedure explained below.If classes are over-subscribed, those who do not attend will risk their position in that class.Subject clashes may also need to be addressed. If you see class number 999 in your subject list for 2020 you have a clash. We want to work with you to sort this out and that is why attendance on this day is so important.
Senior Courses not running in 2020 due to low numbers: 12PAP, 12TFP, 12TSL
Course Confirmation time for Year 13 is Tuesday 28 January 2020, from 9am to 11am. Please notify me by email before 18 January if you are unable to attend.You will need to provide your cell phone number & one for a parent, so that we can make contact if necessary.
The procedure on Course Confirmation Day will be as follows –
1.Print out and bring your 2019 results notice*.
2.Collect your subject confirmation sheet from the issuing desks in the Hall foyer.
3.Obtain subject approval from the appropriate HOD/LAL for any subject not already signed off.
4.See me in Room 1 if you have any difficulties.
5. Once all HOD/LAL signatures have been obtained, take your sheet to the final clearance desk in the Hall.
* If there are incorrect grades contact email@example.com.Changes to results are possible right through February 2020.
Pōwhiri for Year 13 students new to Onslow College and their whānau, Tuesday 4 February.Assemble 9:00am 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 in the Student Centre.This will be followed by an orientation programme which will finish around noon.
All Year 13 students meet in the Hall at 11:00 am on Wednesday 5 February, 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. The Year 13 Dean will be available at this time.Students will finish at 12:30 pm.
BYOD – We would ask that all students continue to bring their devices into school to further support their studies. There is information about specifications on the school website https://www.onslow.school.nz/byod/changes-student-access-school-laptops. 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 on Tuesday 29 January or Friday 7 February either by internet banking (Bank Account – Onslow College A/C No 12 3174 0265002 00) – please include student name to appear on our statement or via the Parent Portal or at the office. Please order either an ID Card or and ID Snapper Card. The cost is $10 (annually) for an ID card or $20 for an ID Snapper Card, valid for one year and able to be used on buses and at some retail outlets.
Sports Registrations – Should your Student choose to participate in Sport please note that Sport Fees are compulsory.All sports registrations must be made online late December.You will receive an email in mid-December outlining the process for online registration.Registrations must be completed by Friday 24 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 5 February (First day of school) to register.
Additional Study Opportunity
If you know your son or daughter is going to need a few more credits in NCEA to go onto further study, training or employment in 2020 there is an opportunity for them to complete some additional standards over the summer break. From 26 November, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) the Correspondence School is 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.
Please note that you are requested not to padlock lockers until Wednesday 5 February. Any padlocks placed prior to this will be cut off. Lockers must be registered with the office.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.Enjoy your holiday.
Year 13 is a special year and I am keen to make it as special as I can for you. If you have any ideas about how to make your year 13 special I would love to hear from you. I am genuinely excited for what is going to be a fantastic year of learning and fun.
Enjoy your holiday.
Year 13 Dean 2020