Week Ahead: Week 7 Term 4
Monday 20th November – Sunday 26th November
Junior Examination Timetable
The Y9 & Y10 Term 4 examinations are in Week 7, Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 November.
Note that Y9 examinations commence Thursday, 23 November. Y9s have normal timetabled classes on Wednesday. Teachers have distributed exam outlines. Your son should be using this to prepare for their exam.
When we speak to the Y9 & Y10s we talk about the purpose of the junior exams. Namely, this is to prepare them for the senior school, and for them to take some ownership around their preparation. Understanding what study programme works best, how to manage their time in an exam and the value of applying themselves over the course of the school year are all important ‘takeaways’.
|Wednesday, 22 November||am||pm|
|Year 10||Social Studies||Mathematics|
|Thursday, 23 November||am||pm|
|Year 10||Option 5
(Day 3, period 1 class)
(Day 3, period 2 class)
|Friday, 24 November||am||pm|
|Year 9||Social Studies||Mathematics|
NCEA Examinations – Reminder
The NCEA examinations continue in Week 7, finishing Thursday 30 November. The 2023 National Secondary Examination Timetable can be found here.
Please support us to ensure that your son arrives at C Block, the exam centre, prepared. They require their writing equipment in a transparent plastic bag, their admission slip and if required water in a ‘clear’ drink bottle.
Admission slips can be reprinted. Your son will need to reprint this from their NZQA account. This can be accessed here. Your son will require their NSN number to access his NZQA account. If your son cannot access their account, they must report to C4 30 minutes before their scheduled examination.
Students are reminded that phones should be turned off before an examination. If a phone makes a noise during the examination, this is considered a breach of the rules and could affect your son’s overall grade.
If your son is unwell on the day of the examination, please contact Mr Bundle email@example.com to request a derived grade form.
Tertiary Study in 2024
If your son is moving on to tertiary study in 2024, they should check their eligibility for fees-free study. They can do this here: www.feesfree.govt.nz
Applying for student loans and allowances needs to be done before 16 December. Enrolment is via Study Link www.studylink.govt.nz
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:
Wed 22 – Fri 24 Nov Junior examinations – Y9 two days & Y10 three days
Tue 12 December Junior Prize-giving / end of school year
International Student Homestays required
Senior Reports & Accessing NCEA Results
Final Senior Reports will be emailed to parents / caregivers at the end of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
NISS Junior Volleyball Tournament: 20-24 November, Auckland
Junior Tennis Quad: 20-22 November, New Plymouth
Tennis Lessons: Mondays after school
Colts and Social Cricket: Wednesdays after school
Softball: Saturday Morning
Senior Cricket: Saturdays
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 email@example.com
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. If you have used current uniform to sell, please bring this into the school office.