Te Kura o te Manawa - We are a future-focused secondary school offering a top quality education to our students.
2020 Term Dates
Note - The office opens from Jan 24th, 2020.
Jan 29&30 - Y9 & other new students begin
Jan 31 - All students at school
April 9 - Term 1 ends
April 28 - Term 2 begins
July 3 - Term 2 ends
July 20 - Term 3 begins
September 25 - Term 3 ends
October 12 - Term 4 begins
December 10 - Term 4 ends
Information for Year 9 and Other New Students
Whilst we are looking forward to greeting each of our returning students in January 2020, we are particular excited to welcome our new students to our school whānau.
On January 29th, we will powhiri our new students and staff into the school. Please meet at the front of the kura, on Ingestre Street by 8.25am. Whanau, parents and caregivers are also welcome to attend, so that we can begin our partnership as we mean to carry on.
Paid Union Meeting
We have received notification from the PPTA that they will be having a branch Paid Union Meeting on Monday, 24th Feb from 1pm-3pm. As a result of this, the school will be closed from 1pm on Monday.
The School Portal
Information about accessing timetables through the school portal can be found here.
Why Attendance Matters...
We know that most students who fail to achieve their NCEA qualifications and drop out early, have a habit of irregular attendance. This habit often goes back to junior school.
At WCC, our minimum attendance target for every student is 85%. In practice, this means that if a student is away for only THREE days out of every FOUR weeks, they will fall below this target and their learning will suffer.
In 2020 we will be enforcing our existing policy, that any student who fall below 85% attendance will not be able to participate in school sports, trips, extra curricular activities etc. Unless they are very ill, or there is some other family emergency, please encourage your child to be at school, on time every day.
If you wish to check on your child's attendance, you can now see this on the school portal link, through our website. There is a one day delay in reporting, but you will be able to see any patterns clearly.
Feel free to contact the school with any attendance concerns, questions or issues. Please work in partnership with us, as we strive to improve learning outcomes for all students.
When we come back in Term 1, students will be in Summer uniform.
Junior Boys - Navy shorts, Navy polo shirt with logo, Black Roman sandals
Junior Girls - Navy culottes, Navy polo shirt or white culotte shirt, Black Roman sandals
Senior Boys - Navy shorts and white polo shirt with logo OR black dress trousers with white dress shirt and school tie, Blue jersey with logo, Black Roman sandals (with shorts only)
Senior Girls - Navy culottes, White polo shirt or white culotte shirt, Black Roman sandals
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