WINTER SPORTS

The following winter sports teams are in training preparation for winter sports seasons to begin.  Y9A – Y10A Netball – Saturday 20th June  Senior Boys Basketball – Tuesday 23rd June  Senior Girls Basketball – Tuesday 23rd June  Senior Boys Soccer – Wednesday 24th June  Senior Girls Soccer – Wednesday 24th June  Junior Boys Soccer – Wednesday 24th June  All Rugby Boys – Saturday 27th June  All Netball Teams… Read More

STEM NEWS

New STEM Navigator  Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths? Stop by the Science block (the ground floor office) and meet Ms Fleming, the new STEM Navigator. She will be running STEM programs, organizing activities and trips, and is available to meet with any student (and their whānau) who would like to discuss study and career options in STEM fields.   Mad Science Program  Year 9 and 10 students are invited to… Read More

Science News – Physics

Monster truck physics practical investigation. The level two physics students were doing an experiment to see if the mass of a monster truck would impact the up and down movement of the trucks. They used different masses and places them on the spring and measured the period of the spring pendulum. What they found was that the larger… Read More

Science News – Periodic Table

Some of the year 10 classes are working on developing a periodic table as a class. Each student was tasked to research the physical and chemical properties of one specific element. After they completed their research they developed a poster. Below is the periodic tablet of our 10A science class.  In 10D we are learning about the first 20 elements and attempting to… Read More

Changes to NCEA for 2020

NZQA will implement three key changes for 2020:  Students working towards an NCEA can gain additional credits, based on the number of credits they achieve during the 2020 school year.  For every 5 credits a student achieves towards their NCEA through internal or external assessment, they can be awarded an additional 1 credit.  Students at… Read More

Library News – Read a Book

Read a book a week challenge   Don’t forget to take part in our Read a book a week comp.  A challenge for our whole school community to take part and share about books you have read.  Check out our library app for more details https://nz.accessit.online/OTH01/#!dashboard   Term 1 winner Stella Vaifale won house points for Hobson house and a family… Read More