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by Joseph Bell - Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:52 PM

During 2015 and 2016 we have gathered feedback on the longer learning times from students, staff and parents and based on this review we will continue with having the longer sessions.  In the feedback there were a number of recommendations for changes that we have accepted for the timetable structure for 2017 and onwards.  These changes are in the main are minor adjustments which we believe will improve the smooth operation of the school.

The main changes are:

Wednesday is still an early finish, but has just 3 longer sessions with two equal breaks of 30 minutes and finishes at 2.15pm.  (We will review the break length at the end of term 1 to see if it is better to have two equal length breaks or 20/40 minute breaks)

  • Changing to 90 minute sessions for the longer sessions. (previously these were a mix of 95 and 100 minutes - we feel will be more effective to have a consistent length of 90 minutes)

  • Ako occurs after the interval break, with a 5 minutes movement time between ako and session 3.

  • Friday is made up of six 50 minute sessions and becomes the preferred "day trips” day.  Five minutes movement time between sessions is built into the times on Friday.

  • Each day starts at 8.45am and all days, except for Wednesday, finishes at 3.20 pm.

Times of the day 2017


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Information Update
by Luke Duncan - Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 2:20 PM
School will be open for classes and NCEA examinations tomorrow.

All building have been checked and cleared for use by Ministry of Education appointed contractors.
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Arrangements for Tuesday 15th November
by Luke Duncan - Monday, 14 November 2016, 1:39 PM
NCEA Examinations
Examinations will resume Tuesday 15 November on the top field.
Students should attend their morning and afternoon examinations as timetabled for Tuesday 15.
Anna Wilson communicate the procedures for derived grades for Monday's examinations.

Teacher only Day for Staff
The TOD planned for Monday 14 November will now be held on Tuesday 15 November.
Year 9 and 10 students will not attend school as planned.

Arrangements for Year 9 and 10 Students
School will be open as usual on Wednesday 16 November for year 9 and 10 students, unless there is contrary advice following the engineers inspection of the multi storey blocks.