Principal's message: 4/8/17
Aug 4, 2017

Kia ora koutou,

Lots to look forward to over the next few weeks with Aotea College students participating in local and nationally organised events as well as consolidating the better part of a year’s work in senior school exams, happening in week 4. This is when all the hard work really shows.

With everything going on it is important not to lose sight of the significance of assessment week for senior students. End of year results for 2017 may hinge on the outcome of these next exams. Good preparation is essential .

Hundreds of students are getting ready for performances at Polyfest, the Big Sing, Barbershop national competitions and Winter Tournament. They have put in the hours at practices along with coaches, parents and teachers.

Everyone will enjoy the benefits when the performances are showcased and individual students will reap the reward in NCEA results.  Competing pressures and demands mean it is important to do the ordinary things well, so we can match the pressures with resilience.  Good sleep, fresh air, exercise, good food and friendships are all helpful components.

Preparation for next year is underway with course selection for 2018 ahead. With the NCEA Information evening being held in the gym this year there will be a different format. Time with Heads of departments will mean more expertise is available for questions about specialist areas and vocational pathways.

The student Wellbeing team features in the latest Education Gazette with their student centred approach to maintaining personal wellbeing and they have

also been asked to present a session for educators at a national conference in Auckland.  

Enrolments for 2018 are also happening at pace. If you are in zone for the

college and have not yet got the application forms in, please help us by getting them in early. Interviews with Year 8 students and families will be happening over the next few weeks. This will be followed up with an orientation day in term 4.


Looking forward to the end of Winter.


Nga mihi


Kate Gainsford