Category Archives: Dean’s Assembly

Y13 Orientation – Dean’s Address

Kia ora tatou, a very warm welcome back to you all. A particular warm welcome to our new students here today who I know the rest of you will support settle into the school.  I’ve seen a number of you … Continue reading

Posted in Dean's Assembly | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dean’s Assembly – Growth Mindset

In our Dean’s Assembly the idea of the growth mindset was introduced. The growth mindset is a way of thinking that means that no matter what your experience or the feedback or the messages you got, you will always look to find the … Continue reading

Posted in Dean's Assembly | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dean’s Assembly – Gender and Language

At Newlands we value diversity and difference and the right that everyone has to be who they are. I’ve talked about this at various times in our Dean’s Assemblies over the years – but like you found out yesterday at health … Continue reading

Posted in Dean's Assembly | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dean’s Assembly – Email Etiquette

The feature presentation topic of this assembly comes from how it is increasingly common that you contact teachers through email outside of class. I feel personally like I spend more time responding to your emails than I do your parents and … Continue reading

Posted in Dean's Assembly | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Y12 Orientation – Dean’s Address

A very warm welcome back to you all. It’s been a very long break, and I’m very happy to be back. And I know you are too! I’d like to extend a welcome to those new students joining us today, … Continue reading

Posted in Dean's Assembly, NCEA | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dean’s Address – 2015 Formal Assembly

While writing this speech it occurred to me that it is only two years until I’ll be standing here talking to you for the very last time. Time is flying and we are making the most of it. We have … Continue reading

Posted in Dean's Assembly | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dean’s Assembly – When It Gets Hard

Looking forward there are a number of events on the calendar. Celebration of Sport (22nd Oct, 7pm) Level One/Two Art Exhibition (20th Oct, 4pm) Arts Awards (27th Oct, 7pm) Senior Prizegiving (2nd Nov, 7pm) Tutorial Week (more information will come on tutorial week … Continue reading

Posted in Dean's Assembly | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dean’s Assembly – Subject Choice 2015

The purpose of this Dean’s Assembly was to launch subject choice. Note last year’s post on this topic provides a great backbone to this information. Ms Featherstone spoke to the year group about what you might build upon that platform. She had a … Continue reading

Posted in Administration, Dean's Assembly | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dean’s Assembly – NCEA and Exam Preparation

As Mr Jones suggested to you to in last week’s assembly the year is shaped like a mountain – we climb it in Terms One and Two – and then we descend it in Terms Three and Four. Something that … Continue reading

Posted in Dean's Assembly, NCEA | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dean’s Assembly – Social Well-Being – Three Rules

I’d like to start today by addressing last week’s health day, what I believe was a tremendous success and I’m very proud of the way that you participated and behaved during the day. Without your buy-in the day couldn’t be … Continue reading

Posted in Dean's Assembly | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment