Upcoming Term 2 Dates Reminder

21 June 2024

Kia ora e te Whānau

Thursday 27 June is our annual Multicultural Day. During this day we celebrate the cultural diversity of Naenae College with a flag parade, cultural performances and activities, and food. This is a non uniform day and people are strongly encouraged to wear cultural attire. There are no timetabled classes this day and students will be with their LAR class for the day taking part in the various activities.

Friday 28 June is Matariki Public Holiday so school is closed for the long weekend.

Friday 5 July is the end of Term 2 and school finishes at the normal time of 3.05pm.

Term 3 begins on Monday 22 July.

Ngā mihi

Katherine Stokes
Deputy Principal

Assessment Reporting

Kia ora e te whānau

Last year we started transitioning to live reporting rather than the traditional booklet style reports. This means that as students complete assessments and their grades are entered on KAMAR, the teachers are writing assessment comments which they publish for whānau to engage with. Live reporting means that the communication between home and school can be more meaningful and current.

Assessment grades and comments from all subjects are now live for you to view on SchoolBridge or the Parent Portal. If students have not yet fully completed an assessment, then teachers have written progress comments. These comments will help you base some of your conversations with subject teachers in the upcoming Parent Teacher Interviews on Wednesday 19 June. Going forward, we recommend that whānau check on SchoolBridge once a month for any updates of grades and comments. This is especially important for whānau who have students working on NCEA.

To access these assessment grades and comments you go onto your SchoolBridge app, click on the KAMAR  portal button, then in the menu click on results, and current year results.  This will show you all assessment results and comments for 2024.

SchoolBridge is our preferred method of communication with whānau and we would like all students and whānau to have this app on their phones. Absences, notices, and emergency alerts are done through this app as are parent teacher interview bookings, and very shortly EOTC forms for school trips.

The email log in for SchoolBridge is based around whānau email addresses on KAMAR, so if you have recently changed your email or we do not have it, please contact the office and we can update these details for you.

If you wish to use the parent portal to read the assessment results and comments, then go to the Naenae College website www.naenae-college.school.nz, click on ‘Parent Portal’ and use your login details to access them. Students are also able to view these assessment results and comments under their student login details.

Attached is information on how to download the SchoolBridge app if you have not already. You can also log into SchoolBridge on your computer for easier reading.

Ngā mihi

Katherine Stokes
Deputy Principal

Admin Block Official Opening

Alumni, former Board or Staff members of Naenae College with a deep connection to Te Whānau Tahi and the completion of our admin block are invited to the official opening.

Please see the invitation and RSVP with your ‘why’ by 21 June 2024.


Pasifika Community Event

28 May 2024

Talofa lava and warm Pacific greetings to you all.

Our next Pasifika community event will be held on Thursday 6 June and we have organised for the amazing Pasifika team at NZQA to run the NCEA ma le Pasifika workshop. This workshop is open to all Pasifika students, parents, families and community members.

In the workshop, they will cover:

·         NCEA and NCEA changes
·         STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) and the importance of these and University Entrance
·         Career and Pathway opportunities
·         How we can support our young people on their journey.

Even if your young person is not yet working on NCEA, this workshop will be a great opportunity for you to understand the NCEA changes to support them in future subject choices and achievement.

We will also have an opportunity to hear from various members of our community about updates regarding:

·         Parent-teacher interviews
·         SchoolBridge
·         Poly Club
·         Pasifika initiatives which are currently happening within the school.

Details for our evening are

·         Date: Thursday 6 June
·         Time: 6pm to 7pm with supper to follow
·         Venue: Naenae College Library.

Please see the promotional poster here.

The Pasifika Komiti look forward to seeing you there.

Ngā mihi

Katherine Stokes
Deputy Principal

Rostering home again this week

26 May 2024

Kia ora e te Whānau

Further to our communication last week, we continue to have high levels of sickness within our staff and are therefore forced to roster students home again this coming week.

This measure will ensure the safety and wellbeing of both our students and staff while maintaining the quality of education here at Naenae College. With rostering home, we can reduce the risk of exposure to illness, and we can ensure that our school community remains healthy and safe.

We acknowledge this is short notice. However, rostering home means we can ensure our students are able to complete the NCEA CAA literacy and numeracy exams. Rostering home does not include our SNU students.

We encourage our students to use this time at home wisely to catch up, or get ahead, on school work; often, this flexible learning environment allows students to focus on subjects and projects at their own pace, which is very beneficial.

Therefore, we are asking the following year groups to stay at home on the following days:

Monday, 27 May                 Year 13 work from home

Tuesday, 28 May                 Year 12 work from home

Thursday, 30 May               Year 11 work from home

Friday, 31 May                     Year 10 work from home

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we navigate this temporary adjustment. Together, we can turn this challenge into an opportunity for growth and learning. We look forward to welcoming our students back to school as soon as it is safe to do so.

Ngā mihi

Chris Taylor

CAA Exam Early Closures and Teacher Only Day

21 May 2024

Kia ora e te Whānau

A reminder that we have three early closures coming up next week with students sitting the CAA literacy and numeracy exams.

Monday 27, Tuesday 28, and Wednesday 29 May we will run a shortened timetable and classes will finish at 1pm so the exams can begin at 1.30pm. Students will still have their normal classes on these days, they will be 70 minutes instead of 90 minutes. Those students who are involved with CAA exams have already been notified about the exams by Mrs Hambidge.

The early closures do not include our Special Needs Unit students.

The school will also be closed for King’s Birthday on Monday 3 June, and Teacher Only Day on Tuesday 4 June.

Ngā mihi

Katherine Stokes
Deputy Principal