Important Things to Note – 11 September

Term 3 and 4 Key Dates

Tuesday 22 September: Gala Concert
Friday 25 September:  Chinese Night
Friday 25 September: Last Day of Term
Friday 2 October: Korean Night (in the school holidays)

Monday 12 October: Term 4 begins
Friday 23 October: Year 13 Ball
Monday 26 October: Labour Day (school closed)
Tuesday 27 October: Music Awards Dinner
Friday 30 October: Senior Reports issued
Friday 30 October: Sports Awards
Wednesday 4 November (day): Special Awards Prizegiving
Wednesday 4 November (evening): Senior Prizegiving
Thursday 5 November: Study Leave for Seniors begins
Friday 6 November: School closed
Monday 16 November: NCEA exams begin
Monday 9 November: Junior exams begin
Thursday 12 November: Junior exams end
Wednesday 9 December: NCEA exams finish
Wednesday 9 December: Junior Prizegiving
Wednesday 9 December: Term 4 finishes
Saturday 12 December: Second-hand Uniform Shop Sale

Parent Portal Passwords

Our apologies for the delay in getting the Parent Portal Passwords to you after our major IT issue. It has taken us longer than expected to rebuild our system but we will have a new password to you next week. Please note that some of the information stored in the Portal, has proven irretrievable. Our team has been piecing together as much information as possible to rebuild your daughter’s profile, however you will see gaps – particularly around school reports and financial information. When you receive the email, please go into the Portal to check your daughter’s profile. You will be able to confirm or correct information as needed.

Further changes to NCEA for students in Auckland

The government has made additional changes to NCEA for students in Auckland, to recognise the 13 days of classroom time lost during the recent Alert Level 3 lockdown.

Extra Learning Recognition credits
Learning Recognition (LR) credits were introduced this year to recognise the classroom time lost during the nationwide lockdown earlier this year. Extra LR credits are now available to students in Auckland because of the additional COVID disruption in August.

Changes to earning rate and LR credit maximums

NCEA LevelLR credit maximumLR credit earning rateTotal number of credits required from assessment
L1Up to 16 LR credits1 for 4 credits achieved64
L2Up to 12 LR credits1 for 4 credits achieved68 (48 + 20 from another level)
L3Up to 12 LR credits1 for 4 credits achieved68 (48 + 20 from level 2 or higher

These changes apply to all the credits students achieve in 2020, including credits earned before the recent lockdown, and cover internal assessment, exams and portfolios.

Changes to certificate endorsements
Instead of 46 credits, you will now need 44 credits to earn Merit or Excellence Certificate Endorsements.

How to notify us of an absence

This is a friendly reminder that you need to email and your daughter’s Form Teacher if she is going to be absent from school – even if it’s just an hour for an appointment.  If you email ‘office’ or ‘westlakegirls’ the Attendance Officer won’t see it. Your daughter will be recorded as absent and could receive a detention. Nobody wants that!



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