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Glendowie News 23-6-2016

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Kia Ora
It is hard to believe that we have passed the winter solstice and are on the countdown to the next holidays. Academically, students are now more than halfway through their courses.
The senior exams ran very smoothly through the week. Thank you to all of the staff involved in preparing and running them. By now, students should have most of their grades back. Reports, for all students, will be available online at the end of the term.
Senior students’ focus now switches to their internal assessments. Talking to some of them, I am aware that they have a number of internals due by the end of term, and will possibly have some to work on over the holidays. You can assist by helping your child to plan their time. When are the assessments due? Does she or he know what the criteria to achieve with merit or excellence are? Are there opportunities for submitting a draft piece of work?
Community of Learning
The college is part of the Glendowie Community of Learning (CoL) along with St Heliers, Glendowie Primary and Churchill Park schools. We continue to work with the other schools and the Ministry of Education to establish this, with the intention of having it up and running from the start of 2018.
For students, the CoL will have no immediate or direct impact. However, in the long run, I am optimistic that strengthening the interaction between the schools and the increased resourcing for teacher professional development which comes with the initiative, will benefit our students.
Enrolments & Course Selection
The enrolment process has now begun with prospectii and application packs issued to students at our main contributing schools. If you have a younger child coming to the college in 2018, you should have received this by now. If not, you can pick one up from the school reception.
Course selections for 2018 begin next week. Students will receive information about the process and access to the course selection booklet in the college website. Information is also available online, including the course selection form which is entirely online.
If you need assistance with the process, or would like to discuss options, please contact your child(ren)’s Dean or our Careers Director – Mr D James ([email protected]).
Go Team New Zealand!!
R Dykes Principal
Friday, 23rd June 2017
Upcoming Events: June
27 Dance Night
(6:30pm School Hall)
28 Parents Enrolment Info Evening (7pm Library)
28 Concert Band Fundraising Concert (7pm School Hall)
4 Year 10 NCEA Subject Selection Night (7pm)
6 Parents’ Association Meeting
7 Term 2 Ends
9-16 Concert Band Trip to Sydney 24 Term 3 Starts
24-28 Drama Festival (Years 12&13)
27 Parents’ Association Movie Night (7pm Berkeley Cinema
Mission Bay)
31 Drama Festival (Years 10&11)
1-4 Drama Festival (Years 10&11) 3 Parents’ Association Meeting
5 Parent and Student Open Day
8 Gala Concert
12 Parents’ Association ‘Big Night Out’ (7pm-midnight)
14-19 KBB Fesitval
(For a full list of upcoming events, please see the calendar on the college website.)
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Parents Info Evening – ‘2018 Enrolment Process’
Glendowie College will be holding a ‘Parents Info Evening’ on Wednesday 28 June at 7:00pm in the college library. The purpose of the meeting is to cover the enrolment process for 2018 year 9 students’ enrolments.
If you would like to enrol your child(ren) with the college for next year, this is an opportunity to meet informally with Richard Dykes, our Principal, to have any questions answered about the enrolment process.
We look forward to seeing you there. No rsvp is required.
Mr G Robertson, Deputy Principal
Careers News
Scholarship applications for first-year undergraduate degree studies are now open for most NZ Universities.
Year 13 students need to act as soon as possible in applying for scholarships as closing dates for most are late August/early September. Scholarship details can be directly accessed on university websites or by using the links provided on the Careers page on GC Net.
Students are asked to inform Mr James (Rm E5L) what scholarships they have applied for at least 3 weeks prior to their respective closing dates.
Please note that the ‘Russell McVeagh Law Scholarship’ opens on Wednsday 5 July and applications close on the Friday 21 July 2017 (school holidays). It is important that students applying for this particular scholarship see Mr James as soon as possible as he will need to write the applicants’ school reference prior to the end of term (7 July 2017).
For students who are applying to ‘halls of residence’, please provide the school sufficient time to complete individual references. Closing date for first-round offers is 30 September/1 October 2017.
Mr D James, Director of Careers
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2018 Subject Selection Timeline – For Current Year Levels 10, 11 & 12
Dear Parents/Caregivers,
We are starting the 2018 subject selection process in week 9 (week beginning 26 June). The timeline for this process is as follows:
WEEK 9 (26 June to 30 June)
Monday, 26 June
Tuesday, 27 June
WEEK 10 (3 July – 7 July)
 Subject Handbook (Junior and Senior) available on school website and GC Net.
 Senior Subject Selection Presentations in the Hall (P Chand/D James).
 Current Year 11 – Period 1
 Current Year 10 – Period 2
 Current Year 12 – Period 4
KAMAR Portal set up and accessible for current Years 11 and 12 students to select 2018 subjects.
Note: Year 10 students to select 2018 subjects in Week 10.
Extended Form Time.
 2018 Subject Selection information and planning documents.
 Form Teacher advice and guidance.
Thursday, 29 June
Tuesday, 4 July
Friday, 7 July
 2018 Senior Subject Selection completed by current Years 11 and 12 students.
 NCEA/Year 10 Subject Selection Night (parents and students).
 Presentation in the Hall.
 3 rotations to Faculty presentations.
2018 Senior Subject Selection completed by current Year 10 students.
Mr P Chand, Deputy Principal
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Dance Night
Dance night is on next Tuesday 27 June in the school hall. This termly showcase is an exhibit of work from students at all year levels, from both in and out of class.
Entry is by donation, and food and drinks are available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you there!
Ms L Rasmussen, Dance Department
Fundraising Concert for Sydney Concert Band Trip
The Australian International Music Festival will be held on 11–16 July 2017 in Sydney. On Wednesday 28 June, we are holding a fundraising concert at the college to mark the importance of this trip, and we would love to see as many of you as possible there.
Tickets are available in the Music office, outside the nurse's office and at the door on the night.
Mrs C Myhre, Arts Faculty
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Mufti Day Results
Thank you so much Glendowie College and community. The mufti day, which was held on Wednesday 31 May to support our neighbours at Glenbrae Primary School by donating canned fruit and/or preschool and primary school level books, was a great success.
Together we managed to collect 520 cans of fruit, 1185 books, and 273 other cans of food, which is a total of 1978 items! This was an outstanding result and a wonderful gift to Glenbrae Primary School. We had the pleasure of delivering the boxes with Mr Robertson to the school on Friday 2 June, and the students and teachers were so excited to receive these items.
Fruit and books in our homes are things that many of us take for granted, so it is amazing to be able to share them with kids who do not necessarily have the same access to these things as we do.
We would also like to give special thanks to the anonymous parent who donated two boxes full of books (173!). The student who donated the most items was Olivia Bing (Year 10), who brought in 72 books and 6 cans.
Thanks once again for your overwhelming generosity and support.
Annabel Worn, Lilyann Huang and Eve Walter (Year 12 Students)
Chamber Music Competition
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Congratulations to ZADADA – a trio from Glendowie College, who won the Best Newcomers Award of the whole 4-day event.
We are very proud of Daniel Tran (piano), Zachary Vowles (clarinet) and Damon Herlihy-O'Brien (cello).
Ms C Myhre, Arts Faculty Leader

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New Zealand Choral Federation "Big Sing"
On Wednesday 14 June the Glendowie College Choir participated in the annual "Big Sing" competition with over 80 choirs from 44 schools from around Auckland. Schools performed a 10-minute programme to compete for a place at the National Finals, this year to be held in Auckland in August.
We performed three pieces for our adjudicated performance, ‘O vos omnes’ by Tomas Luis de Victoria, in the traditional Latin text, a lively Irish song called ‘Bandyrowe’ and finally a New Zealand composition in a gospel style called ‘De Angel rolled de Stone’. Students and staff had a great day at the competition, they enjoyed the experience of performing in the Auckland Town Hall and seeing the range of music performed by other schools around Auckland.
Celia Haggitt, Choir Director
Inspirational Evening with Blues Super Rugby Team
Five senior students were nominated to attend the Youthline Inspirational Evening with the Blues Super Rugby Team. Steven Harper (13RTB), Jonah Folau (12BIL), Jovahnn Teura (12BIL), Darby Manning (12GUY) and Jackson Wiggans (12BRK) attended the evening on Wednesday 21 June at Youthline's North Shore
Base. The event was for young people who showed potential in leadership. The evening kicked off with some inspiration, hearing from Blues players about their own journeys and how they overcame obstacles to reach their goals.
From there, participants had the opportunity to engage with Youthline Mentors in small groups, alongside Blues players, to explore their own goals, and potential obstacles to achievement. The evening was a great success, and gave students the opportunity to meet some positive role models and develop the skills required to be able to handle stress of all types.
Ms F Smith, Year 12 Dean
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Parents’ Association Update
Book your seats now – ‘Movie Night’ tickets are now on sale!
The movie is ‘Paris Can Wait’, starring Diane Lane and Alex Baldwin, showing at the Berkeley, Mission Bay. The date is Thursday 27 July (first week of term 3) and tickets are $20 each. Get a group together and come along for a fun night out – and support our wonderful college at the same time!
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Our ‘Back to School’ Disco is on Saturday 12 August, so mark that date in your diaries too. It will be a fabulous night full of songs you know and love.
We are on the lookout for donations of goods or services for our silent auction and raffle prizes. Please contact us if you can help us in this way. We would love to hear from you! This is a good way to promote your company/ business to the school community.
Entertainment books are now available for sale. They come in digital or traditional book format – just click this link to go to our order page. Thanks so much to those who have already purchased them.
Remember to ‘like’ our facebook page ‘Glendowie College Parents Association’ to hear about what’s going on with us. Or come along to a meeting and join us – you are most welcome!
Ms S Keats, Chairperson of Parents’ Association
Give A Kid A Blanket
Lucy Wallace, Year 12 Student
Benjamin Paterson (Year 13 Student)
Good luck to Benjamin! During the school holidays in July, Benjamin will be travelling to Long Beach California with a team of NZ sailors to compete in the US 29er Nationals and the 29er World Championships.
Alissa Skyrme (Year 13 Student)
Alissa Skyrme will be representing New Zealand in the Under 17 Indoor Netball Team. They will be competing in the Indoor Netball World Series in South Africa in July.
‘Give A Kid A Blanket’ is an organization that aims to warm families around the Auckland area. There are different drop off areas for each community involved in collecting blankets, and the many other warm items to be sorted and then sent back to families in need. The items collected in one area will be given to families in the same area. Many families have no heating, are sleeping in cars, damp areas
and garages, so they need our help.
This year, Glendowie College will be one of the drop off points for St Heliers, Glendowie, Kohimarama and Mission
Bay. We will be collecting blankets, bedding, jumpers, new socks, clothes and anything else that can help out a
family. These items can be dropped off at the school main reception from Monday 26 June to Friday 7 July.
For more information, please go to the ‘Give A Kid A Blanket’ Facebook page or contact student Lucy Wallace at
[email protected] or Melissa Wallace on 027 432 8888.
Well done Alissa!
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Sports Update
Underwater Hockey
Congratulations to our Junior Girls and Junior Open teams, who have qualified for the Secondary Schools Nationals. Both teams finished 4th at the Regional Qualifying Tournament held over Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Best of luck to our Senior teams who travel to Tauranga this weekend for their qualifiers.
Our Senior A Netball team remain unbeaten this season, following a dominant victory over Otahuhu College last weekend. Both our Intermediate A and Junior A teams also had victories over the weekend.
We wish Alexandra Iro the best of luck as she heads to Botswana to represent the Cook Islands at the U20 Netball World Cup.
Our First XI Girls continued their great season with another big victory, 10-0 over Aorere College. The First XI Boys had an encouraging 1-1 draw against Pakuranga College.
A mixed weekend for our Boys Football teams. Our First XI had a strong performance defeating King’s College, and our Second XI confirmed top spot in their division with a great win over Pakuranga College. Our Junior A team suffered a loss to King’s College and Howick College tipped over our Junior B team.
Both the First XI and Second XI Girls teams had draws against King’s College and Mt Roskill Grammar School respectively. Our Junior A Girls were beaten by St Kentigern College, whilst our Junior B team had a solid win over Baradene College.
A tough weekend was had by our Rugby teams. The 4th Grade team suffered their first defeat of the year, succumbing to a very strong Auckland Grammar A team. The 6th Grade suffered a similar fate at the hands of Waiuku College.
Mr J Adams, Sports Coordinator
Vietnam Trip Fundraising
Ms M Simpson, Social Sciences Faculty
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