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2022 Stationery Orders

January 13, 2022

Wellington College has once again teamed up with Officemax MySchool to make ordering stationery for 2022 simple. You can visit https://www.myschool.co.nz/wgtncol to order your stationery. Please note that workbooks, revision books and textbooks are not available for purchase from the school and may not be able to be purchased from retail outlets in Wellington.

Please note:

Maths 10MCA = Maths Advanced 11MCA (Invitation only)

Maths 11MAI = Maths Internal 11MAI

Maths 12MAI = Maths Internal 12MAI

Maths 13MCA = Maths Cambridge MC

LayBuy is available from OfficeMax MySchool so parents can choose to pay in six, weekly, interest-free payments and still get their order right away.

Buying through Officemax MySchool also earns rewards for our school which we can redeem for much needed educational supplies and equipment for our classrooms or students in need. You are welcome, however, to buy your stationery from any provider.

For any stationery enquiries please feel free to phone Andrea at Wellington College on (04) 8030301.


Andrea Buxton

Finance Officer

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Guidance & Support Over Summer

January 11, 2022

Skylight Trust - Resources & Counselling

The team at Skylight specialises in supporting people through loss and trauma. They provide counselling and resource packs to help with anxiety and stress in both children/teens and adults. Click here for further information and to access Skylight's resources

Txt 1737

The Telehealth Counselling Line is available 24/7 to support people of all ages.  Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor or talk to a peer support worker. More details here.

Alcohol & Drug Support

Alcohol & Drug helpline: 0800 787 797 & www.alcoholdrughelp.org.nz

NZ Drug Foundation: www.drugfoundation.org.nz

Distressing Online Content - Netsafe

Netsafe encourages parents to proactively discuss with young people what they should do if they come across distressing content online. Further information is available here.

If you have any questions relating to  distressing online content you can contact Netsafe for free and confidential advice at netsafe.org.nz or call 0508 NETSAFE.

Other Key Phone Numbers

Lifeline: 0800 543 354 or text free to 4357

Youthline: 0800 376 633, free text 234

Samaritans: (anytime – 24 hours) 0800 726 666

Suicide Crisis Line: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

Kidsline: 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline)

What’s Up: 0800 942 8787

Anxiety New Zealand: 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY)

Te Haika

Please note that if you are dealing with an urgent mental health issue or crisis then it is best to call Te Haika (CCDHB) on 0800 745 477.

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COVID-19 Protection Framework

December 9, 2021

'Orange'

Wellington College is currently operating under the 'Orange' setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Click here for more detailed information.

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School Office Holiday Hours

December 7, 2021

The school office will close on 21 December and re-open at 8am on Monday 17 January.

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Tower Block - An Update from the MOE

December 6, 2021

\The Ministry of Education has been working with engineers to understand the seismic performance rating of the Tower Block at Wellington College. Work to strengthen the Tower Block will begin in the upcoming school holidays. In the past week, the Tower Block has received a notice from the Wellington City Council signifying that the building is earthquake prone. In accordance with disclosure requirements notices are now being displayed around the building. Please click here for a detailed update from the Ministry of Education concerning the seismic status of the Tower Block. Please note that no further risk has been identified since the last update.



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Lego wanted!

December 5, 2021

The Student Support team uses LEGO to facilitate team building, group work and relational skills.  

We are looking for your help to expand our collection.  Complete sets (ideally with the instructions) and basic bricks are wanted for 2022.

Contact Student Support Ph 04-802-2520 ext 815, or email senco@wc.school.nz.

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Te Kura Summer School

December 5, 2021


Te Kura Summer School offers ākonga the opportunity to achieve up to 12 NCEA credits to go on to further study, training, or to secure a job.

Ākonga have a single Record of Achievement in an academic year, so any Summer School credits achieved by the NZQA deadline (usually mid-February) are referred to their previous school of enrolment.

Registrations for Te Kura Summer School will be opening from 8 November.

We are anticipating that with the continued disruptions caused by COVID-19, there will be increasing numbers of ākonga looking to top up their credits for NCEA and University Entrance over the summer holidays.


Summer School courses are delivered online, so with access to a computer and the internet, ākonga can learn anywhere and anytime. We offer a range of internal standards at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3.


Our qualified kaiako are already gearing up for Summer School, and will be available online to support ākonga. Our Summer School intake team is available to answer any queries, phone 0800 65 99 88 option 1, or email summerschool@tekura.school.nz.

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College Sport Wellington - Vaccination

December 4, 2021

Dear students, staff, family members, partners and supporters of College Sport Wellington,

Following the Government’s announcement that Wellington will be entering the ‘Orange’ level of the COVID Protection Framework (Traffic Light system), the Board of College Sport Wellington have confirmed that all sanctioned competitions and events in Term One 2022 will be restricted to fully vaccinated participants only.  The Board also agreed that only fully vaccinated spectators (over the age of 12) will be permitted to attend College Sport Wellington sanctioned events and competitions. This decision will then be reviewed at its next meeting in mid-March, with a view to the winter season and taking into account the latest Government advice.

College Sport Wellington understands this will create difficulties for some students and their parents.  However it is nonetheless necessary, to ensure the 2022 sporting calendar can proceed with the least disruption and in the safest possible way.  As per the COVID Protection Framework, the outlined gathering restrictions mean that the vast majority of events and competitions simply cannot proceed if Vaccination Certificates are not being checked.  The gathering limits at Orange and Red in particular become too restrictive for viable sports events to take place.  Further, with Council venues preparing to require vaccination certificates, it means that for many of our students the decision is already out of College Sport Wellington’s hands.

However, we do note that by making this decision we are now able to welcome vaccinated spectators back to our games and encourage you to support the students.  The most important way to support them is to encourage their vaccination, so that no-one misses out.  On that note we are very conscious that some students may not get vaccinated for a variety of reasons, and we will work with our member schools to make alternative intra-school options available to them.

In terms of the remainder of Term Four 2021, we are conscious of a small number of games that need to be completed under the Traffic Light system.  In those cases, given the short notice, we will work through pragmatic solutions with the schools and council venues involved.  The relevant CSW Sport Manager for those sports will be in touch shortly.

Thank you all for your understanding of this difficult decision and please be assured it wasn’t taken lightly.  For now we need to set our sights on minimising the impact upon our students, and the best way to do that is get vaccinated.

Ngā mihi
College Sport Wellington

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Learning Recognition Credits

November 19, 2021

NZQA has recently decided that Students outside of Auckland are able to earn Learning Recognition Credits. This is in recognition of the impact lockdown has had on many learning programmes.

Students will be eligible to earn Learning Recognition Credits (LRC) at a rate of 1 LRC per 5 credits achieved through assessment, up to a cap of 8 LRCs at NCEA Level 1, and 6 LRCs and Levels 2 and 3.

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Uniform Appointments - 2021/22

November 12, 2021

This year we have had to change our systems to work within Covid restrictions. We will be limiting the number of people on site at any one time. Only one parent/caregiver (and no other family members) can accompany the student and mask wearing for all is mandatory.

  • All students new to the College for 2022 will need to make  an appointment to be outfitted for their school uniform. There is still limited availability in January between Tuesday 25th and Friday 28th.  Please contact us to secure an appointment.
  • Saturday 29th January is our Open Day. You cannot make an appointment on this day. We are open from 9am - 12 midday and again from  2pm - 5pm. This day is for all students who require any uniform.
  • For Year 12 students in 2022: We will be open between 4pm and 5pm in January; 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th - no appointment necessary, just pop in and we will try to outfit you, bearing in mind that we have to limit numbers on site.

We will also be open:

  • Monday 31st January 9am - 3pm
  • Tues 1st, Wed 2nd, Thurs 3rd & Fri 4th February, 10am - 2pm
  • Saturday 12th February 9am - 12 midday.  


                          

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