Important Things to Note – 22 May 2020

NCEA exams

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, external NCEA examinations have been postponed by one week. They will now begin on Monday 16 November and conclude on Wednesday 9 December. You can find a full list of exams on our website.

Senior Entrance Exams

Another change due to the Covid-19 lockdown is that to maximise teaching ime, we will not be holding our Senior Entrance Exams in September. Instead, students will sit a 1-hour Derived Grade Assessment for each Achievement Standard. We have sent an email to our Senior Students (Years 11-13) today with more information.

In addition to providing students with an indication of their progress towards final exams, the purpose of these assessments is also to ensure students will qualify to apply for a derived grade, should they need to, in the external NZQA exams. A derived grade can be awarded to a student who is unable to sit the final external exam due to medical reasons or other extraordinary circumstances.

The assessments will start from Week 9 (8 June) and for our Year 11 and 12 students, they will qualify them for entrance into courses next year – exactly as our Entrance Exams would have done. Assessments will be announced at least two weeks in advance, with a calendar posted on or website under “Notices” on the homepage. They will be held under supervised examination conditions and Special Assessment Conditions will be in place for students who require them.

School assemblies

We will not be holding these next week, as we ease back into school and become comfortable with being around groups of people again. Instead, form class visits will be made by senior staff.

Procedure if your daughter is sick at school

With the cold and flu season nearly upon us, it’s very important you keep your daughter home if she is even slightly unwell.

If a student becomes unwell at school, the Nurse will assess them and then call a parent or caregiver to collect the student. Parents and caregivers will be asked to stay in their car and call the office or Nurse. The student will then be sent out to meet them.

If you are unsure or have any concerns about the health of any of your family please call your GP or Healthline (0800 358 5453).

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