Teaching and Learning Update

March 22, 2022

It has been great having all year levels back at school each day this week. We believe that the best place for your young person to learn is on site and that was behind our move back from the rostering model that we had worked to for the past two weeks. 

We will continue to have all year levels back on site next week Monday 28 March - Friday 1 April. As we commented last week, this is a fluid situation and we may need to revert to a rostering system if there is an increase in staff absences, which we would communicate as soon as possible. Otherwise, unless we communicate a change, we will continue to have all students at school each day going forward this term. 

A reminder that this Friday (25 March) is Teacher Only Day. The focus of staff learning on this day, alongside other schools in our Kāhui Ako,  is the adolescent brain, building resilience and well-being. We can provide supervision. Please contact the Associate Principal if you need to send your young person to school  - p.bergin@wc.school.nz 

Despite many students returning to school from isolation, we recognise that others will remain in isolation over the coming weeks. Students are expected to be actively engaged in learning, whether they are at school or at home.  Please contact your young person’s teacher if you have any concerns. 

 NCEA information evening

A reminder that we will run an information evening for parents new to NCEA on Wednesday 30 March, at 6.30-7.30pm in the AGC at school. This is primarily aimed at parents of Year 11s and is an opportunity to engage with and understand how NCEA works. This will be led by our Deputy Principals in the Curriculum and Teaching and Learning areas. Under Red Light restrictions we can only accommodate up to 100 people in the AGC so will need to operate a booking system. 

If you are keen to attend, please complete this form. In order to accommodate demand, we ask that just one person from any interested household attends.


Please contact the DPs of Curriculum and Teaching & Learning if you have any queries.

Thank you again for your continued support.

Nāku iti noa, nā, 

Senior Leadership Team