Tag Archives: Transition

Flashback – Whitireia Visit

On this ‘Flashback Friday,’ the day where the majority of the cohort will be visiting Massey or Victoria University and taking part in their open days, we revisit the year level’s trip to Whitirea… The Whiteria field trip is undertaken … Continue reading

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References

On Tuesday after assembly, Mr Jones talked to the cohort about the process around asking for references from staff at the school. This blogpost will capture some of the key points he made along with some advice on how to … Continue reading

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Attendance – An Important Reminder

In previous Dean’s Addresses, I’ve spoken about the importance of attendance. There are many factors that contribute to success, both academic and in other forms, and attendance is a vital part of this equation. At Year 13, we instill a … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for 2018 – Transition Information

After detecting a few worries and questions about next year, Ms Featherstone is in the process of visiting Form Classes over the next two weeks to speak to the Year Group about preparing for 2018. These messages are familiar, but … Continue reading

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Nik Bruce-Smith – Wa Ako Guest Speaker

The Year 13s were addressed by Nik Bruce-Smith in Wa Ako last week. This was an opportunity to hear from a ex-student of Newlands College about their journey and hear some impressions and guidance from someone who used to be … Continue reading

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Dean’s Assembly – Careers Focus

Today I want to take a leaf out of Google’s Jaime Casap’s book and not ask what you want to be when you grow up, but ask you instead ask you what problems you want to solve. What schools are … Continue reading

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Games Industry Careers Night

Play by Play are thrilled to announce that as part of Play by Play 2017 – NZ’s Premier Games Festival, we’re running a free careers night for high school students (Y9-13) potentially considering or just interested in working in the … Continue reading

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Subject Choice 2016

Subject choice for Y12s is to be held Thursday 8th September in the library. As per previous years your Form Teacher will advise a time to show up in order to have an interview around your options for 2017. Subject … Continue reading

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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

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Whitireia Visit

The Whiteria field trip is undertaken by all Y10 Form Classes. It covers the structure of Tertiary education and gave the students an insight to what this looks like at Whitireia’s Porirua campus. Below is some of the photos from … Continue reading

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