Our commitments

Our focus for next week is being engaged in lessons. On the basic level it is making sure that every student takes individual responsibility to have their books and pens. To make sure that as soon as they get into class that they have their books out, bags on the floor, and they are ready to learn. … Read More

Career Information/University

Year 12 and 13 University Entrance  For Year 12 students, they need to be aware of their opportunities for University Entrance literacy credits. They need five reading and five writing credits and, for many, those writing credits come from external examinations. Some Year 13 students did not consider this last year and made some decisions… Read More

English News

This week 9SD have written poetry inspired by poems by William Blake. They have taken the most interesting words from these poems and turned them into characters. Here are just two of many excellent examples: Inspired by A Poison Tree by William Blake The word as a resident of my hometown. Poems are small villages… Read More

Careers Information

-Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) is enrolling for 2022 now. Places for NZ Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying,  and NZ Certificate in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration are now on a wait-list, but school-leavers are still encouraged to apply to this wait-list. This Saturday 10 July is an Enrolment Day at MIT from 10am -12pm…. Read More


Our debating season reached a very satisfying end this week, with both teams achieving wins against Tangaroa College and Sancta Maria College.  It has been very pleasing to watch each team’s speakers gradually gain confidence, improve their preparation technique, and build greater detail into their arguments.  The teams have also become increasingly invested in debating… Read More

Community News

Garden working bee Friday July 30th, 9am to 1pm, (weather permitting). A garden is being developed at the college with two classes timetabled to study horticulture. Businesses, from Bunnings, Mainfreight and Kiwirail to the East Tamaki Stihl shop have lent us a hand to bring the area behind the gym back to life. Horticulture used… Read More

Science Assessments

There is a further assessment during the holidays for students who were not happy with their grade – emails and letters have been sent out to those who did not pass this assessment but anyone who would like to improve their grade is welcome. This will be Tuesday and Wednesday – 20th and 21st July… Read More