Week Ahead: Week 4 Term 4
Monday 30th October – Sunday 5th November
The Senior Prizegiving is Thursday, 02 November starting at 6:30pm in the school Henderson Hall. All Y11 – 13 students are expected to attend. Seating is provided at the rear of the hall for parents & whānau.
Ahead of the prizegiving the Senior Art Exhibition, showcasing recently completed NCEA portfolios, will be held in the Memorial Library. The portfolios reflect the entire year’s work. Please stop by to support and acknowledge the efforts of the boys and staff.
Senior Study Leave & NCEA Examinations
Ahead of the external NCEA examinations, the senior students commence their study leave on Friday, 03 November. Seniors that have clearance have a staggered release from Period 4. Y13s are released at the end of Period 4, Y12s at the end of lunch and Y11s at the end of Period 5. It is critical that your son attends this day. Essential information, including confirmation of entries, is confirmed at this time.
Study leave does not mean that support from subject teachers stops. Your son should liaise with his subject teacher regarding tutorials and support through the study leave period. This can be done via MS Teams or by email.
The NCEA examinations commence Monday 06 and finish Thursday 30 November. The NCEA examinations are onsite, administered by NZQA contracted staff. All examinations are in C Block.
The 2023 National Secondary Examination Timetable can be found here.
The Uniform Shop is closed in Week 5, Tuesday 07 and Thursday 08 November. This is to accommodate the Y8 interviews.
Thereafter, the shop remains open through the term until Thursday, 07 December.
Hours: Tuesday 3 – 4:30pm. Thursday 1:10 – 2:10pm.
Please keep a close eye on this school newsletter, the ‘Week Ahead’, each Friday where any changes will be communicated. Urgent updates will be pushed-out via the SchoolBridge app.
Upcoming key dates for Juniors include:
Fri 17 Nov: Teacher-only day – NCEA
Wed 22 – Fri 24 Nov: Junior examinations – Y9 two days & Y10 three days
International Student Homestays required!
Literacy Common Assessment Activity
The majority of Year 10 students will be completing the NCEA Literacy and Numeracy Common Assessment Activity (CAA) in Week 4. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop to complete the assessment. School laptops will also be available for students to use.
Students will complete the assessment in their normal Year 10 core class.
Tuesday 31 October: 10MN, 10MA, 10MP, 10MI, and 10ME
Wednesday 1 November: 10MR, 10MB, 10MO, and 10MY
Students in 10AG will complete the Numeracy CAA in a selected Maths period during the week.
NCEA Internal Assessments due in Week 4
|NCEA Level 1|
|NCEA Level 2|
|NCEA Level 3|
|Art Design &
|AS3.4 Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within sculpture practice|
Senior Reports & Accessing NCEA Results
Final Senior Reports will be emailed to parents / caregivers during Week 7.
A reminder that parents / caregivers can access results and school reports through the KAMAR Parent Portal. If you have difficulty accessing the portal, please contact Mrs J Gourdie email@example.com
You can access the KAMAR parent portal here: https://kamar.nbhs.school.nz/ or via the School Bridge app.
Students should be accessing their results – internal and external – via the NZAQ website. This is where they can check their examination results too, from mid-January. Information about how to access this is available here. They will require their National Student Identification Number (NSI).
StudyIt: Online NCEA Assistance
StudyIt is an online learning space for secondary students. It has content for NCEA Science, Mathematics and English. The site is student focused. It has been designed with input from students. Content has been written by subject specialists.
It contains information for students about what they need to know to achieve particular Achievement Standards alongside general study and exam tips and encouraging ‘success stories’ from students.
Students can use the forum to discuss NCEA issues with other students and teachers, as well as send specific questions by email to expert teachers.
Students and whanau can access the website here: https://studyit.govt.nz/
Super 8 Sevens: 4-5th November, Rotorua
Senior and Junior Teams
The NBHS Parents’ Association is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to meet, creating a wider NBHS community.
The Association organises events to support our school community and supports school events.
The Association is self-funded, those involved can contribute as much or as little as they wish.
If you would like to be involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you son has grown out of his current uniform, or, if he if has left the school, the Uniform Shop can sell NBHS uniform on your behalf, for a modest fee, or you can donate his NBHS uniform to the school. All proceeds go back to the Parents Association. These donations support the NBHS Community and fund school events.
If you have used current uniform to sell, please bring this into the school office.