R4 (Thu 16 Aug)
Can the students supporting the Chinese students please meet them at the beginning of Period 2 in R4.
Volleyball Sign ups
Sports Office (Tue 14 Aug)
Signups now for volleyball Senior A and Junior A which is Y9/10 students. Thanks
M3 (Mon 20 Aug)
James Constable is holding a lunchtime concert in M3 On Monday August 20th. Bring your lunch, grab a seat and enjoy songs like "The smell of suncreen" and "How sweet"! It will be a great show.
D & A and Yoobee Open Day
Christchurch (Mon 13 Aug)
D & A (Design and Arts College) and Yoobee School of Design will be having a joint open day at the Yoobee Campus 10.00-3pm 31 August.
Location: Level 2 Otakaro Bldg University of Canterbury Dovedale Ave, Ilam
M3 (Thu 9 Aug - 1.25pm)
Lydiard Choir Rehearsal - Rehearsal for choir is; Monday and Thursday mornings and Friday lunch time. See you all there.
Year 13 Assembly - 20 Aug
There will be a Year 13 Assembly on Monday 20 August, 8.40am to 9.00am. All Year 13 students must attend. Please be seated by 8.40am.
Summer GAP programme
"Are you interested in spending your summer break or part of 2019 living and studying overseas? Applications for these student exchange programs are due soon so please contact Southern Cross Cultural Exchange on 0800 CULTURAL or www.sccenz.com for more information. The company will be hosting a number of free online information webinars throughout the term. Visit their website for times and dates and to register your place at a session".
NZ Tertiary College OPEN DAY
If you are thinking of Early Childhood training, you are invited to their OPEN DAY on Wednesday, 22 August, at their Christchurch campus at 114 Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, running from 3.30-5pm with Health and Wellbeing and Early Childhood information seminars starting at 4pm.
There will be an interactive area for students to play and experiment with popular creative education strategies, as well as a curriculum station where some of our fantastic lecturers will be on hand to answer any course related questions. We will also have as StudyLink representative available to answer any student loan questions. Students can tour our facilities and get a feel of what studying with NZTC will be like.
Please encourage students who wish to attend to register on our website http://www.nztertiarycollege.ac.nz/openday . Registration will secure students a spot in the 4pm information session and a free goodie bag.
Student Exchange - GAP Year
Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that is registered with all state and territory Departments of Education around Australia and with the Ministry of Education in NZ. We would like to invite your students and families to our FREE Live Online Sessions on Thursday, 16th August at 7.30pm (AEST). Students can find out more about our exchange programs to over 25 countries, listen to former exchange students share their experience and learn about our scholarships and discounts on offer in 2018. Please note that the deadline for Scholarship and Early Bird Discount applications is 31st October for programs departing between April 2019 - September 2019. We now offer 14 partial scholarships each year for semester and year applicants. See our website for more information. Hear from our very experienced senior staff and ask them questions.
Register now. Visit www.studentexchange.org.nz or call 0800 440 079 for more information
Broadcasting degree at ARA
Senior students interested in pursuing a career in the media (radio, journalism or screen & television) are invited to login to ARA's live Facebook Q&A on Tuesday 21 August at 7pm. It’s an opportunity to learn more about what we offer and they can ask us anything they like. This live Facebook event was trialed last year and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The stream will be hosted at https://www.facebook.com/nzbroadcastingschool/
Also remember applications for the 2019 intake for the Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications degree at ARA close on 30 September. You can see student work at www.nzbs.com and more information (including How to Apply) can be found at www.ara.ac.nz/nzbs
Auckland University catchup
If you are intending to go to Auckland University next year, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org, as their Schools Liaison Officer would like to meet with you between Wed Sept 12 - Fri 14. As this is the week before our school exams we may need to arrange the meeting in a lunchtime this year.
School Assembly Week - 15 Aug to 17 Aug
This week is School Assembly week...
Wed = School Assembly (Lydiard & Ngata) from 8.40am to 9.10am
Thu = School Assembly (Mansfield & Rutherford) from 8.40am to 9.10am
Fri = School Assembly (Hillary & Sheppard) from 8.40am to 9.10am
We change our morning times on WED, THU & FRI for School Assemblies...
Form Time / School Assembly = 8.40am to 9.10am
Period 1 = 9.15am to 10.05am
Period 2 = 10.10am to 11.00am
Interval at 11.00am, rest of day is usual times
Please be seated by 8.40am.
Board of Trustees Student Election
Nominations are invited for the election of one student representative to the board of trustees.
A nomination form can be obtained from the school office.
Nominations close at noon on Friday 31 August 2018 and should be accompanied by candidates' statements.
The voting roll is open for inspection at the school office. Students being nominated and the nominators must be current students from year 9 or above. There will also be a list of candidates 'names for inspection, as they come to hand, on the student office notice board.
Health Clinic - 0277557158
Monday - Chanel 10.45 to 2.30
Tuesday - SAID
Wednesday - Chanel 9.00 to 12.45
Thursday - Chanel 9.00 to 12. 45 (Maungatere 10 to 11)
- Family Planning 9.10 to 10.00
Friday - Chanel 10.45 to 2.30
- NO Doctor
Korfball SI Champs
Any students wanting to enter the SI Korfball Champs please sign up at the Sports Office, a trial may need to be had depending on numbers
Yr 12 Formal
There are 17 tickets left. Be in!!!
You will receive your tickets and instructions at lunchtime 1.30pm Friday in the Hall. You must be there in person to pick up your ticket.
Ngata News - Upcoming events
we have a flurry of events that are pending for this term. Please sign up and/or note the following:
Most importantly, SAID is 14 August for Academic Counselling/2019 Subject Support - please book your appt with your form/relieving teacher!!!
1. Choir: Rehearsal times will be Monday and Wednesday interval, Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime in G12/13. Thursday 30 August is Choir. We desperately need you to attend Choir practice and get involved in this great event. If you are on the Choir FB page, please can I ask that you go to practices. Y12s, please remember that if you want leadership opportunities, etc, events such as this are great on all applications.
Please get involved!
2. Filmfest Sign Up is on my office door: Weekend Comp from 31 August-2 Sept
3. Monday 3 September to Friday 7 September - Winter Sports' Tournament Week
4. Monday 17 September to Friday 21 September - Senior School Examination Week (no Year 11-13 classes operate this week)
5. Friday 28 September - Last day of Term 3
6. Watch this space for the House Quiz and Junior Winterfest dates... these are TBC.
R U into Beekeeping?
There is a Conference for bee keepers on Sunday 2 September 2018 here in Rangiora. Guest speakers will be talking about organic bee keeping, bee genetics, queen rearing, food forest in the red Zone, disease control and many other bee related subjects. Please see our website aabees.co.nz/conference/ for more information.
Any students who wish to attend are very welcome. Tickets are $50 including morning and afternoon tea. We offer a discount of 10% for groups of ten or more. Lunch is an extra $12.
Email your details to email@example.com and if we get 10 or more you will get the discounted price.
NCEA Fees due
All senior students in Yr 11 - 13 must pay their NCEA fees by the end of August - ie Friday 31 August. Internal as well as external results are included in the fee of $76.70.
It is your parents' responsibility to pay, not yours, but can you please remind them. Details are on the school's Invoice which has been emailed home each month.
Parents who have a Community Service Card can claim Financial Assistance - $20 a student or $30 a family.
Otherwise your parents have to pay your fees directly to NZQA (see Ms McGowan or the Student Office for the form) and if not paid by 1 December, a Late Fee if $50 is added.
Year 10 students do not pay until next year.
Camp America for school leavers
CampUSA is a great opportunity for students to experience the American culture and share their skills with American children at the same time. Camp Directors love Kiwi staff, and we always have room for more! You don't have to be highly skilled, experienced, or qualified to apply - camps are looking for people with an interest/skill to share with their campers. I highly encourage those who are interested to contact us to learn more about the program and how they can get a job at a summer camp in the USA next year.
More information on our program can be found at https://www.interexchange.org/travel-abroad/camp-counselor-usa/ or in our downloadable brochure.
Students interested can contact me via Facebook; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call/text me on 021868028. Even if they are not thinking about going to the USA in 2019, but just want to explore the idea, I'm happy to talk to them. I'm happy to talk to any Year 12 students thinking about experiencing CampUSA in the future as well. Tim Chatfield, New Zealand Program Coordinator, InterExchange Camp USA
Lost Property Student Office
Feeling cold in the morning on the way to school? I have a number of un-named school jackets in lost property come see us if you have lost yours