|11 June||Open Evening||6.00pm – 8.30pm
Parents and students are encouraged to attend from 6.00pm – 8.30pm in the College Hall for a sausage sizzle, followed by the Principal’s talk and a tour of the school.
|13 June||Open Day||9.45am – 12.45pm
All students from contributing schools visit with an opportunity to try out some lessons in a range of subjects. Parents may accompany students.
|Friday 6 September||Enrolments due||Enrolment forms are available from reception.
Post completed enrolment form to the College or deliver to your current school office. Acceptance letters will be posted within 10 days. You are most welcome to request a personal enrolment meeting. Please contact Mrs Cath Forster Assistant Principal to arrange this.
|22 October||Information Evening for Parents and Students||6.30pm – 7.30pm
Information will be given about option choices, Family Guide, uniform and stationery details in the College hall.
|24 October||Orientation morning||9.15am – 12.45pm
For all enrolled students. Information about each option subjects will
be given out and students will choose their options.
TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2019 – SCHOOL HALL at 6.30pm
INFORMATION EVENING FOR PARENTS/STUDENTS
We would like to invite you and your child to an information evening, where you will hear all about what life is like here at Naenae College. We will talk about routines, uniform, sporting and cultural activities, choosing options, and what to expect on your first day. There will be tea, coffee and light refreshments available so we hope you will make every effort to attend this very informative and useful session. You will also get the chance to meet the Junior School team.
THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER 2019 – 9.15am
ORIENTATION/OPTIONS SELECTION MORNING FOR STUDENTS
A very important part of the transition process into College is selecting options for next year. To help make an informed decision about this we are running an Orientation Morning on Tuesday 24 October. We will collect Naenae Intermediate students from the school at 9.00am. Students from other schools may be dropped off at Naenae College by 9.15am where they will be met at reception. We will co-ordinate transport back to school when we finish at about 1.00pm.
During this time your child will visit the Option areas and at the end of the visit will select options for 2020. They will also bring a booklet home to discuss the option choices with you. If there is anything you then wish to change, the booklet will contain details of how you can notify us of this.
Please ask your child to bring a pen. A light morning tea provided.
After 1 November:
- Senior staff visit contributing schools to gather detailed information about your child.
- Family interviews may be arranged in some circumstances if we need more information.
- Social Studies
- Physical Education and Health
- Visual and performing arts
- Information Communication
Students may be identified as needing ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy support which will be provided.
We believe in giving our Year 9 students some choice about what they want to study. Students can choose from the following technology courses:
- Hard materials (wood, metal, etc)
They also have some choice about which arts courses they wish to select from the following:
- Visual Art
Students may also choose a second language:
In addition to opportunities for extension within their regular classes, the College runs a gifted and talented programme which includes extension studies, robotics club, mentoring and future problem solving. Students are also encouraged to prepare for and enter competitions and special events such as the Australian Mathematics competition, Auckland University Economics Competition, Young Enterprise, Maths well, Debating and art and essay competitions.
The school allocates significant resources to help students who need support with mainstream learning. Those who have reading difficulties will receive additional reading support. Others may have work specifically tailored to them, have some teacher aide assistance in class or join the Learning Support Centre for a period of time. We go to considerable effort to accurately profile students’ learning abilities and needs before they commence College so that we can best direct resources and balance classes.
All students are placed into Whanau groups – Amo, Koruru, Maihi, Tokomanawa. The names connect to our school marae, Te Whanau Tahi (One Family) and to our core values.
Whanau competitions provide occasions to express school spirit and give students a sense of belonging. Students are also provided with wider leadership opportunities in organising participation in activities such as the athletic sports and dodgeball competitions.
In Term 4 Outdoor Education Programmes run for all junior students. We believe that our Outdoor Education experiences allow students to develop self confidence and leadership skills.
In the Senior School specific programmes are related to areas of the curriculum, eg Geography field trips to Rotorua and Turangi, Biology to the Rimutaka Forest Park and Sports Education to Mount Holdsworth.
What to expect
Parents can expect:
- Contact from the Learning Advisor
- Access to any information held by the school including period absences, pastoral notes, incident reports and academic progress details not included on summary reports. This access can be gained either by contacting the College, or via a ‘parent portal’ link on the website
- Regular homework
- Prompt assistance from teachers, Whanau Head, Guidance and Health Counsellors or Senior Staff when there are concerns.
Students can expect:
Excellence in learning through:
- Well ordered, safe, encouraging classrooms
- Effective extension and remedial programmes
- Close attention to marking, assessment, feedback and reporting
- Recognition and celebration of achievement
- The appropriate use of information technology.
Balanced, flexible programmes of study with:
- A wide choice option structure
- All senior courses linked to National Qualifications
- Alternative pathways to cater for diverse student needs.
High behavioural expectations emphasising:
- The rights of all students to feel safe at all times
- Honesty and reliability with respect for self, others and property
- Self management skills and initiative
- Respect for and celebration of cultural diversity.
Guidance and pastoral care featuring:
- An effective and committed guidance network, all fully trained in the use of restorative practice
- The Rock and Water programme for all students in Years 9 and 10
- Commitment to working closely with families
- Full health care services
- Links to community specialist services.
Sports and cultural activities promoting:
- Participation, commitment and fair play
- A wide and ever expanding range of choices
- Excellence and pride
- Parental and community involvement
- Deepening of cultural understanding and engagement.