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Message from the Principal 17/09

Dear Parents and Caregivers


Thank you for your ongoing support with your child’s learning, as we continue to operate Distance Learning at Alert Level 4. I am writing to provide some important information about calendar changes, examinations, reports and arrangements for school during Alert Level 3.


Calendar changes

It was recently announced nationally, that NCEA examinations have been delayed to 22 November – 14 December. As a result we have made the following amendments to our Term 4 Calendar:


  • 2 Oct – 18 November: CAIE (Cambridge) examinations

  • 16 November: Senior Prizegiving. Final day of lessons for NCEA students

  • 17-22 November: Year 9 and Year 10 examinations

  • 22 Nov – 14 Dec: NCEA and Scholarship examinations.


CAIE & NCEA examinations

This lockdown has now been in place for an extended period of time, and I am aware that students are increasingly concerned about end-of-year examinations. These examinations are currently scheduled as above, and our teachers will continue to work to ensure that students are well prepared for the exams. Neither CAIE nor NCEA examinations can take place at Alert Level 3 or 4. Should either examination series be impacted by school closures, then there are arrangements in place to generate Unexpected Event Grades for students.


Report evening and Reports

The Senior Report Evening on 28 September has been cancelled. Senior Term 3 Reports will be emailed home and posted through Family Connection during the last week of term. All students will receive an end-of-year report in Term 4.