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 17 SEPTEMBER 2014

SENIOR SUBJECT SELECTION

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.

Information regarding 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.

BOARD NEWS

 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
 
 First XI Hockey team – Winners of the Midlands Secondary Schools’
Division 2 competition.
 
Boys' Hockey at Pukekohe High School has capped a great season with good results for all teams. 

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

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