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COVID-19 Principal update Friday 3 September

Morning all

Student survey

If you / your child has not yet completed the online survey please ensure this is completed today.

Student Survey Link: https://forms.gle/vj6niP41ExBmY8Qr6

Due 12 pm Friday 3 September, please

New dean

I am pleased to announce that Mrs Whitney Roper has been appointed as the Year 10 dean with Maiava Leitu Samasei’a starting his new role at Ormiston Senior College.  Mrs Roper is very much looking forward to working with you all during lockdown and meeting with you when we return to school.

Her contact address for any year 10 students or your parents is [email protected]

Progress Reports / Engagement Update

Given the current situation, we will not be issuing Progress Reports at this time, however, we are working on an Engagement Update so you can see how you / your child is engaging/learning in each subject.  We will give four grades:

  1. No contact to date
  2. Some engagement / participation
  3. Good engagement - some task completion
  4. Excellent engagement – all tasks completed

This will be published on the portal and we will let you know when it is available.  Students – if you haven’t had the chance to make contact with your teachers as yet, please do so over the next week for this to be included on the update.

Mentor class Google Meet

All Mentor teachers will be holding a Google Meet with their Mentor classes next Wednesday afternoon (8 September).  This will be a 20 min session so you can connect with your Mentor teacher and the others in your class.  Please check your emails for further details, including the time for your class.  

NCEA updates

NZQA has now confirmed that updates to NCEA for students in the Auckland region will be as follows:

  • Learning Recognition Credits for every 5 credits earned up to 10 credits at Level 1 and 8 at Level 2.
  • 46 credits required for Merit or Excellence certificate endorsement
  • 12 credits required for Merit or Excellence course endorsement
  • 12 credits required in a bundle for UE

Please continue to do your best to complete work set by your teachers during this time – any work that is handed in can be used as evidence against internal standards so this will definitely help you achieve your NCEA goals this year.

Alert Level 3

Some senior students have indicated that they would like to attend school at Level 3.  As a reminder, school is only open for supervision of students in Years 9 and 10 whose parents are required to be working and have no other supervision options.  When a change in Alert Level is signaled we will be in touch with all junior students to identify students that need to attend.  Distance learning will remain in place throughout Alert Level 3.

Library update

You can now access the library catalogue, renew books and access some digital resources via a new Edgewater College phone app. Instructions on how to download and use this app are available https://www.edgewater.school.nz/learning-home/resources-support-student-online-learning 

Physical Wellbeing Challenges

Our Director of Sport, Ms Benjamin, is running some challenges to help keep us motivated and to help our physical wellbeing. Keep an eye on the EC Instagram https://www.instagram.com/edgewatercollege/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEdgewaterCollege for more information and to get involved!

Tongan Language week

This year’s theme for Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga - Tonga Language Week is Fakakoloa 'o Aotearoa 'aki 'a e Ako Lelei, which means enriching Aotearoa with holistic education.  Being at alert Level 4 certainly does give the opportunity for holistic learning – we know that engaging in distance learning is not the only way to learn new things this lockdown.  You could:

  • Learn a new phrase in lea faka-Tonga
  • Cook something new
  • Find out something new about those in your bubble
  • Take a different path when going for a walk
  • Pick a topic to research not related to a school activity – maybe the History of Tonga, or Tongan Ngatū
  • Read a book
  • Play a new game

Some online events and activities will be available and streamed online on the official NZ Tonga Language Week Facebook page

Enrolments for 2022

Please let family and friends know that we are now accepting enrolments for 2022. You can enrol online by clicking this link https://kamar.edgewater.school.nz/index.php/enrolment or email your intention to enrol to [email protected]. Due to the Level 4 lockdown, we have been granted an extension for our out of zone ballot date.  The new dates are:

  • Application closing date: Tuesday 28 September
  • Out of zone ballot date: Tuesday 5 October (Ballot results emailed by 8 October)

 

Malo ‘Aupito

Louise

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