Next Wednesday 24
September is when subject selection forms for 2015 need to be returned by all
Year 10, 11 and 12 students. Over the past two weeks students have had access
to subject information through the school's internet, subject information books
and careers education classes. Hopefully, parents and caregivers
have felt part of this process by discussing future career and
study goals with their student(s) and ensuring that the subjects
chosen will enable them to achieve their goals.
subjects and courses for next year can be found on the school’s website (access
Subject Selection tab). There are also course planning guides which are there
to assist students to plan their courses beyond 2015, information about NCEA
and there is helpful advice under “Formula
for choosing subjects to study”. The prerequisites that students need to
meet in order to take some subjects are also listed.
Students will be able
to view information about subjects and courses, their linkages with vocations
and the type of learning that is involved from displays in the hall. These
displays will be available to students over the next few days and will also be
available for parents and caregivers to view and discuss with subject teachers
on Thursday 18 September between 4.00 – 7.00pm.
Mr Willy Schoppe has
resigned his position as a parent representative on the Board of Trustees. Mr
Schoppe has served four years as a Board member and the school community thanks
him for his support and contribution to school governance during this time.
There is now a casual
vacancy on the Board for an elected trustee. The Board has resolved under
section 105 of the Education Act to fill this vacancy by selection. A public
notice to this effect will be published shortly.
Five year 12 students,
Antoine Ogilvie, Jacqui Smith, Jessica
Haigh, Ishaan Singhal and Oliver Jenner have submitted nominations for the
position of student representative on the Board. In all schools this is a 12
month term commencing in October. Students will be able to vote for their
candidate when polling commences on Thursday.
BOYS' HOCKEY SUCCESS
1st XI contested the final of the Midlands Secondary Schools Division 2
competition having finished top of their pool following wins over Hillcrest
High, Hamilton Boys High 2nd XI, Strathallan and Te Aroha Colleges.
Having blitzed Otumoetai College 11-0 in the semi-final they met Hamilton Boys
2nd XI again in the final. There was little between the two teams and the
game was scoreless until Hamilton Boys scored off a penalty corner midway
through the second half. The 1sts lifted their game another notch in
response and soon replied with a goal to Alex McDonald. They were able to
continue exerting pressure and Wesley de Kock scored the winner from a well taken
penalty corner inside the last 5 minutes to bring victory.
2nd XI won the A Grade final against Tuakau College having defeated Tuakau
2-1 in pool play the previous week. A just reward for a team that has worked
hard all season and has grown under the coaching of former 1st XI players Myles
Fong and Dan Williamson.
Year 9 team, (The Reds), played the Year 13 team, (Team 13), in the final of
the CMSS B Grade competition. The two teams had previously played each
other twice in pool play ending with a 5-5 draw and a 2-2 draw. The
closeness between the two teams was again evident in the final with the Year 13
team winning 1-0.