UPCOMING EVENTS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: Saturday 12 December 2020 – Sunday 31 January 2021 HOMEBASE SELECTION DAY: Monday 1 February 2021 TEACHER ONLY DAY [SCHOOL CLOSED]: Tuesday 2 February 2021 TEACHER ONLY DAY [SCHOOL CLOSED]: Wednesday 3 February 2021 IEMs: Thursday 4 February 2021 IEMs: Friday 5 February 2021 WAITANGI DAY OBSERVED [SCHOOL CLOSED]: Monday 8 […]
We have completed our homebase placements for 2021. This is a huge job that takes a lot of effort to put together. We’d like to acknowledge all those that contributed to this process. There are always some people who feel a degree of disappointment with their placement. Please keep in mind that we make every […]
Just a further additional reminder that next week we have a teacher only day. The purpose of the day is to support learning advisors in understanding the changes upcoming changes to NCEA. Our non-NCEA staff will be using the teacher only day to work on curriculum development. This teacher only day is happening in all schools […]
Calling Year 7-10 performers, creatives and crew. It is time to get started on the Junior Production for 2020; The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza. A hilarious mash up of Greek myths and legends AUDITIONS are Thursday 24 Sept Week 10. You need to choose either lunchtime OR 3-5pm after school in 1.2For your audition you do not need to prepare […]
This week sees the sentencing trial for the Christchurch mosque shooter. We’ve had a few members of our community concerned about how this might affect the students at school. I have contacted both the MOE and the NZ Police. The MOE have provided schools with a number of resources to support students wellbeing and mental […]
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Monday 17 August. DRAMA Trip to the Museum I have just had a call from the Museum. They have told me that their school’s educator is off work sick for a few days and will be unable to deliver the programme she had planned for us. The trip is postponed for a week […]
At this stage the 678DRA trip to the Canterbury Museum will go ahead on Monday as planned under Level 2 restrictions with a focus on social distancing and hand sanitising protocols will be in place. In case this changes please check your emails on Monday and the school website for cancellation. The new plan is […]
Thanks so much for bearing with my, “have you signed in”, comments throughout the day. I really appreciate your willingness to support us as we return to a higher level of contact tracing. It’s important that we all get into the habit of signing in when you come into the building. You can take a […]
The Government has placed all of New Zealand excluding Auckland region in Alert Level 2 from midday today. While none of us are thrilled about moving out of Level 1, it’s important to remember that we have done this before and are well prepared to manage learning at all Alert Levels. As a reminder at […]
Not the news any of us wanted or expected but we’re back to Alert Level 2 from noon Wednesday. I’ll update you with more detail first thing tomorrow but for now it’s worth noting that school is open tomorrow. Steven As a reminder, Alert Level 2 for schools looks like this (from the MOE at […]
Upcoming Events Term 2, Week 10: Starting Monday 15 June 2020 Term 2, Week 11: Starting Monday 22 June 2020 Term 2, Week 12: Starting Monday 29 June 2020 Friday 3 July: IEMs SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: Saturday 4 July 2020 – Sunday 19 July Term 3, Week 1: Starting Monday 20 July Y7-13 timetable returns to […]
No. Unfortunately we’re not like your local school. You cannot just arrive on the morning and have your child in a class later that day … even if you live right next to the building. We must follow our enrolment scheme. This normally means that we will take your registration of interest, ballot it with […]
In short, no. We do provide offsite learning opportunities for our students. You can arrange these with your child’s homebase learning advisor. We are still a school, and while we are extremely open to working with you and your unique needs, we do need you to attend and meet the requirements of any other school.
It depends. Each year we find that we have slightly different demands at each year level. In general we ballot at all year levels. There is usually more demand at Y1-6.
Ao Tawhiti is a state school. There is no cost to attend.
The answer is, it depends. We don’t see students as a condition or need. We see them for who they are and what they want to learn. We have many students who have struggled at other schools and are flying here. Equally we have made things worse for some students who have struggled elsewhere. It’s […]
We believe that the city has resources that are better than anything we could build onsite. We get our students out into the city regularly and do not feel that our students are disadvantaged by this. Fortunately, most (if not all) other Christchurch schools have playgrounds, so if it’s a deal breaker for you, you […]
No. We don’t take bribes and we can’t work outside of our enrolment scheme
A JP draws names. The ballot is a formal process designed to ensure that we are seen to be fair to all those who enter the ballot.