Teaching & Learning UpdateRead Now
Teaching and Learning Update
Kia ora koutou,
Senior Students and NCEA
We really are into what they call the “business end” of the year now. Excluding field trips and Tournament Week, senior students have 44 school days left this term and they need to make every minute count. I am monitoring credit numbers for every student and communicating regularly with the Senior Learning Tutors about this. In Week Three of this term we will start meeting with students who might need a bit of re-focusing in their bid to achieve Levels 1 – 3. I am pleased to say that, at this stage, my analysis of the data indicates that there is likely to be only a small number of these students at every year level.
We will also begin transition conversations with those who feel they would like to secure a job, apprenticeship or place at a tertiary institution at the end of the year. We work hard at St Peter’s to provide each individual student with opportunities to end up wherever it is they would like to be when they leave our gates at the end of Year 12 or 13. We work with a range of providers and institutions to do this as we know every student is different. Please keep communicating with your students to keep updated on how they feel they might be doing and where they might be going.
Reporting and Whanau Conferencing Term 3
We were fortunate to have our initial Whanau Evening which included the presentation from John Parsons in late February, but that was the last time we were able to meet with whanau at school.
I am pleased to let you know that we will be having our regular Whanau Conferencing for Years 7 – 13 in the Hall on Thursday, 13 August, from 2pm – 7pm. For Years 9 – 13, this will be for all subjects, and for Years 7 and 8 this will be for specialist teachers such as Physical Education only. More information on how to book appointments for this will be available in the newsletter of Friday, 7 August which, is when bookings will open.
Separate homeroom, Student-Led Conferences for Year 7 and 8 students will happen on other days and more information about that will also be available in next week’s newsletter.
Please also do keep checking the fortnightly ATL’s. Here teachers communicate with you regarding Work Ethic and Behaviour and their comments may contain information about achievement.
As always, if you have any queries about anything, you are very welcome to email me.
Wishing you well and hoping that you are all keeping warm.
DP Teaching and Learning
The ‘Final Night Concert’ will be held at the SBS St James Theatre on Thursday, 23rd July. Please encourage your child/ren to practice their entry. All parents/caregivers/family etc are invited along. Tickets for the final night at SBS St James Theatre will be for sale from 20th July and can be purchased at the Main School Office $16 Adults and $13 Students/children. If your child is performing in the concert and wants to watch it they will need to purchase a ticket.
Hayley Stevenson - Arts Co-ordinator
School Ball PaymentsRead Now
SCHOOL BALL PAYMENTS
All previous ball tickets that were charged on to Edge school accounts were reversed at the postponement of the ball in March. Any reversed payments were then allocated to any other outstanding amounts owing, or will be showing as an unallocated credit if there was a nil balance.
New ball forms have been re-issued and ball tickets will be re-charged as the forms are received. It is expected that payment will be received prior to the ball and should be paid by 31st July. If not paid for by this date attendance will not be permitted. If you require financial assistance please contact the Principal.
Please ensure you use the following details when making payments:
St Peter’s College BOT
Reference: Student Name - Ball
Please direct any queries to:
Career Pathways DepartmentRead Now
Career Pathways Department
With the holidays next week, it is an ideal time to check out MoneyHub and all its features. Money Hub is a free NZ website. It has sections on scholarships, preparing CV’s and cover letters and it has information on Student Loans and Allowances. Go to www.moneyhub.co.nz
Another of our Gateway students is featuring in the newsletter. Oscar Shepherd is at McHaffie Building, experiencing life on a building site.