Parent Guide to HNHS 2021 - Havelock North High School Aim to excel Whaia te iti kahurangi

 
Parent Guide to HNHS 2021 - Havelock North High School Aim to excel Whaia te iti kahurangi
Havelock North High School
     Aim to excel
     Whaia te iti kahurangi

Parent Guide to HNHS 2021
                P.O. Box 8476, Te Mata Road, Havelock North
                  Telephone (06) 877 8129 Fax (06) 877 4079
                                 Email: office@hnhs.school.nz
                                          www.hnhs.school.nz
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
3    Encompass
4    Foreword by the Principal, Mr Fenton
5    Management Team
6    Staff
8    Guidance Network
9    House Tutors
     Te Waka Awhina Committee
10   Houses
11   Head Students
12   Student Representative on Board of Trustees and House Leaders
14   Enrolment Scholarship Winners
15   NCEA and 2020 Scholarship Success
17   Attendance
18   Communication with Parents/Caregivers - school emails
19   Encompass Programme
20   E-learning in the Classroom
21   Schoology
22   21st Century Vision for Teaching and Learning

24   Uniform
27   Year 9 and 10 Course Structure / Daily Timetable
28   Year 9 and 10 Diploma
29   Timetable and Courses / School Fees / Homework
30   2021 Reporting and Parent/Teacher Consultation Calendar
31   Citizenship
32   The Careers Centre
34   Code of Conduct and School Rules
35   Discipline Lines of Communication
36   Detentions / Detention flow chart / Daily Report
37   Complaints procedure for parents and students - procedure for making a formal
     complaint

38   Procedures for student who wish to make a formal complaint about harassment
39   Board of Trustees / Parent-Teacher Association
40   HNHS Foundation
41   Get involved

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
                                   Dear Parents and Guardians,
                                   It is a pleasure to write the foreword to the 2021 Parent Guide.

                                   This manual should provide the guidelines by which to negotiate your way
                                   through our systems at Havelock North High School. I hope that it serves to
                                   answer any questions that you may have about your son or daughter’s education
                                   and also the daily operation of the school.

                                   Success at school as you will appreciate, is the result of a number of factors;
                                   none more important than the partnership that should develop between the
                                   school, the student and the family.

This partnership will shape the young person and determine how far they ultimately go in their learning at
secondary school. Academic achievement, like character development is an on-going and evolving process. Your
role as a parent and carer plays a big part in both of these areas.

Heraclitus, an ancient Greek Philosopher said that “Good Character is not formed in a week or a month. It is
created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character”. Similarly
achievement in the classroom, on the stage or on the sports field involves building a sound foundation, and then
progressively adding to it.

Over the years I have become a fan of the writings of Stanford University Professor of Psychology, Carol Dweck.
Much of her research has been based around the concept of “growth mindset”, the idea that we can grow our
minds ability, to learn and to solve problems.

Her belief is that for many youngsters they attribute their learning to three factors: “luck, being dumb or being
gifted”.

Thoughts that put learning down to “luck, giftedness or being dumb”, certainly give us an insight into why many
young people may fail to fully reach their potential with their schooling. Learning requires effort, and if you are
attributing your learning or lack of it to “luck, or being dumb”, the likelihood of success is surely reduced. Equally,
putting learning down to “giftedness,” invariably means success is due to chance. Worse still, such thinking will
be dangerous, because those children who have been told they are gifted as youngsters, sometimes struggle to
cope when things get hard, and their status might be threatened.

We have a wonderful teaching staff here at the school. They will challenge the students to extend themselves,
but will also encourage them to be self-managing. We will endeavour to teach our youngsters strategies, to
understand that success requires effort and along the way may involve taking risks and making mistakes. As a
school this means giving students clear boundaries, order and predictability, but also the support to try out new
things.

Children crave routine and ritual and while they have a natural need for mastery of their world, without boundaries
it can become overwhelming and confusing. As a partner in this process, we ask parents to support the school by
ensuring that school expectations are being met, along with getting alongside the student in the many activities
they will be involved in.

As partners in this process I encourage you to ask questions of the school if you have queries, and I welcome
you to be part of the Havelock North High School experience as a contributor not as a bystander. We need you to
be part of this and to work with us alongside the student, to ensure they aspirations have are achieved.

It is a pleasure to welcome you into our school community and I look forward to meeting and talking with many of
you in the months ahead.

G Fenton

BEd, PG Dip Ed, MEd, Leadership (Hons), Dip Tchg

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

    Mr G. Fenton               Mr J. Wilton                  Miss G. Sparling-Fenton
     Principal               Deputy Principal                   Deputy Principal
                                Portfolio:                          Portfolio:
                          Teaching and Learning             Student and Staff Welfare
                           • Curriculum Co-                   • Guidance
                              ordinator                        •   Learning Support
                            •   Supervision of I/T             •   Event Management

                            •   Encompass Co-                  •   Prizegiving
                                ordinator                      •   Coursing and
                                                                   orientation of new
                            •   Appraisal
                                                                   students
                            •   Student Leadership             •   Orientation of new
                            •   EOTC and Health and                staff
                                Safety                         •   Monitoring of
                                                                   attendance
                            •   Guidance

         Mr J Kitchin                                        Mr W Bird
     Assistant Principal                                 Assistant Principal
          Portfolio:                                         Portfolio:
 Operations and International                             NCEA and Data
           Students
• Timetable                                      •   Principal’s Nominee
•   Reports                                      •   Assessment Co-ordinator
•   House Competition                            •   Asttle testing and data analysis

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HAVELOCK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING
            STAFF 2021
Principal:                       Mr G. Fenton, B.Ed, Dip.Ed. M.Ed.Leadership (Hons.), Dip.Tchg.
Deputy Principal:                Mr J. Wilton, M.SSL, B.Sc, Dip Tchg
Deputy Principal:                Miss G. Sparling-Fenton, B.B.S., T.T.Cert.
Assistant Principal              Mr J. Kitchin, B.Sc., B.Com., Dip.Tchg.
Assistant Principal:             Mr W. Bird, B.Sc., Dip.Tchg.

GUIDANCE NETWORK
Guidance Co-ordinator:           Miss G. Sparling-Fenton
                                 Mr J. Wilton

Guidance Counsellor:             Ms G. Evans-Love
                                 Mr C. Laubscher
Kauri House Tutor:               Mrs E. Cargill
Miro House Tutor:                Mrs C. Nowell-Usticke
Rata House Tutor:                Mr W. Drabble
Tainui House Tutor:              Mr J. Lloyd

ART DEPARTMENT
Head of Department:              Ms T. McSherry

Assistant Teachers               Mr M. Beamish
                                 Mrs C. Nowell-Usticke
                                 Ms K. Mines

BUSINESS STUDIES DEPARTMENT
Head of Department:              Mrs R. Hulls

Assistant Teachers:              Miss G. Sparling-Fenton
                                 Mr T. Petersen

CAREERS DEPARTMENT
Transition Services Manager:     Mrs H. Tasker

Careers Adviser:                 Mrs L. Fenton
Assistant Teacher:               Mr J. Kitchin

DRAMA DEPARTMENT
Head of Department               Mr M. Brebner

Assistant Teacher:               Mrs J. Hanham

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
Head of Department:              Mr W. Barnes
Assistant Heads of Department:   Mr S. Murfitt
                                 Miss K. Wilson

Assistant Teachers:              Mr W. Drabble
                                 Ms N. Littley-Va’asili
                                 Mrs N. Lewis
                                 Mrs C. Thomas
                                 Miss E. Lythgoe
                                 Ms R. Zapasnik
                                 Mrs P. Hayes

LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT
Head of Department:              Mr S. Lowry

Assistant Teachers:              Mrs L. McLean
                                 Mrs A. Vennell
                                 Miss R Hapuku

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MUSIC DEPARTMENT
Head of Department:                Mr R. Cargill
Assistant Teacher:                 Mrs E. Cargill

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
Head of Department:                Mr S. Caldwell

Assistant Head of Department:      Ms A. Gonscak
                                   Mr A. Daley
Assistant Teachers:                Mrs H. Bell
                                   Mr F. Ramos
                                   Mr M. Baker
                                   Mr C. Thompson
                                   Mr W. Bird
                                   Ms M Van Groenewoud
                                   Mr C. Swain

PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Head of Department:           Ms F McDonald

Assistant Head of Department:      Mr K. Hokianga
Assistant Teachers:                Mr I. Johnson
                                   Mrs N. Johnson
                                   Mrs K. Loach
                                   Miss J. Waldin

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Head of Department: (Acting)       Mrs D. Taylor
Assistant Head of Department:      Mr M. McGovern
                                   Mrs M. Gertsch

Assistant Teachers:                Mrs N. Johnson
                                   Mr J. Lloyd
                                   Mr P. Lower
                                   Mrs L. Meagher
                                   Mr J. Wilton
                                   Ms J. Cummins
                                   Mrs A. Moys
                                   Mr F. Lumbreras
                                   Mr C. Swain

SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT
Head of Department:                Mr S. Wallace

Teacher in Charge of History       Miss B. Jones
Assistant Teachers:                Mr J. Bradshaw
                                   Mr R. Townley
                                   Miss R. Hapuku
                                   Mrs C. Millar
                                   Miss K. Mines

SPECIAL NEEDS UNIT
Director:                          Mrs A Hames
Assistant Teacher:                 Ms L. Hargreaves

TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Head of Department:                Miss J. Pearson

Assistant Heads of Department:
 Design and Visual Communication   Mrs L. Baker
 Food and Nutrition                Ms K. McLennan
 Digital Technology                Ms S. Smith
Assistant Teachers:                Mr R Reiter
                                   Mr R. Hart
                                   Mrs S Newman
                                   Mrs A. Onekawa
                                   Mr C. Vose
LEARNING SUPPORT
SENCO:                             Miss E Lythgoe

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GUIDANCE NETWORK
        Members of the Guidance network are the deputy principals, the guidance counsellors and house tutors:
DEPUTY PRINCIPALS:

                                     Miss G Sparling-Fenton                           Mr J Wilton
                                        Deputy Principal                           Deputy Principal
                                       ph 8778129 ext 723                         ph 8778129 ext 724
                                      spf@hnhs.school.nz                          wlt@hnhs.school.nz

GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS:

                           Ms Gaye Evans-Love              Mr Cameron Laubscher               Ms Nichola Jobson-Walch

                           Guidance Counsellor             Guidance Counsellor                  Guidance Counsellor
                                                           (part time)                         (part time Term I and II)

                            ph 8778129 ext 726             ph 8778129 ext 766             ph 8778129 ext 766

                           evn@hnhs.school.nz              lbs@hnhs.school.nz             jbs@hnhs.school.nz

Appointments: can be arranged by telephone or email. Students can also fill in a form that they leave in the locked box (located in the porch
of the prefab). The counsellors will send for the student when they have an appointment time available.

What happens in counselling?
Students can talk about their problems and concerns in a safe place with someone who will support them. When supporting students there are
times when they need to involve someone else. This is done with the student’s knowledge and permission. If a student, or someone else, is in
serious danger then there are times when the counsellors cannot keep this confidential because of their duty to prevent harm. If possible, they
should talk this through with the student before acting.

 A school guidance counsellor is                 School guidance counsellors (who             How counselling can help - a counsellor
 someone:                                        are members of NZAC (New                     can help students to:
 •   whom students can trust and be open         Zealand Association of                       •    improve how they feel about themselves
     with                                        Counsellors):                                •    think about things in new ways
 •   who listens carefully and sensitively       •   are professionally qualified             •     do things differently
 •   who is non-judgemental and will not         •   attend ongoing training                   •    reduce stress
     blame the student for the problem           •   have a supervisor (someone who            •    open new options or directions
 •   who will try and see things from the            supports them in their work)              •    plan and set goals
     student’s point of view                     •   follow a set of rules called a Code of    •    explore thoughts, feelings and behaviour
 •   who encourages students to make                  Ethics which means they are bound by     •    get to know themselves better
     their own decisions                              confidentiality                          •    improve relationships
 •   who will support students in any                                                          •    resolve issues of concern
     changes they decide to make
 •   who will offer to refer students to other
     help if necessary
Guidance programmes: These are organised each year depending on demand and resources available. They may include group activities
around issues such as grief and loss, healthy relationships, self-esteem, and managing conflict.
Public Health Nurse: we have a nurse available to see students once a week for any health related concerns. Sessions are confidential although
students are encouraged to share any concerns they have with their families. We also take referrals for vision and hearing concerns. The
counsellors are happy to share information about support available or link in with other community support.

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HOUSE TUTORS
There are four houses in the school and each house has a house tutor, whose responsibility it is to help students with problems
they may be encountering and to liaise with home.
House tutors may be contacted by phoning the school or by leaving a phone message so that the house tutor can return your
call.
 Tainui House                    Miro House                      Rata House                      Kauri House

 Mr James Lloyd                  Mrs Chloe Nowell-Usticke        Mr Wyn Drabble                  Mrs Emily Cargill
 lld@hnhs.school.nz              nwl@hnhs.school.nz              drb@hnhs.school.nz              crg@hnhs.school.nz
 ph 8778129 ext. 741             ph 8778129 ext. 741             ph 8778129 ext 742              ph 8778129 ext 742

    You should ring your child’s House Tutor if you are worried about your child’s progress, behaviour,
                                         course, homework, etc.

                     TE WAKA AWHINA COMMITTEE
 The Te Waka Awhina Committee looks after, and promotes, the interests of Māori students and whanau. The
 committee is made up staff members who regularly consult and meet with students and whanau. Tasks include
 the development of policies to support Māori education at Havelock North High School, the gathering of data
 about Māori educational achievement, implementation of school goals around Māori educational achievement
 and consultation with whanau.
 If you would like to know more about the work of Te Waka Awhina, or would like to join a Māori parent support
 group, then please contact Warren Bird, chair of Te Waka Awhina.

                                                                 Warren Bird (Assistant Principal)
                                                                 Gaye Evans-Love (Guidance Counsellor)
                                                                 Nicola Littley- Va’asili (English teacher/Head of Kauri
                                                                 House)
                                                                 Tessa McSherry (Head of Visual Arts)
                                                                 Kaine Hokianga (Physical Education teacher)
                                                                 Ripeka Hapuku (Te Reo teacher)
                                                                 Chloe Nowell-Usticke (Visual Arts teacher)
                                                                 Andrea Wilson (Cultural Co-ordinator)

                       Whare Kahurangi

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Tainui Kauri Rata Miro

 Much of the organisation of the school is centred on the House system. On the very first day of
   school students are placed in their House and, as well as attending House assemblies, will
   represent that House with pride in a number of school-wide activities such as athletics and
 swimming sports. House spirit is strong and Houses compete keenly to win the Patu each year.
           In 2020 it was a hard fought contest with Rata coming out on top over Miro.
 This year the swimming sports were on Wednesday the 12th of February at the Village Pool and
                  the athletics sports are on Friday 26th February here at school.
  Other activities throughout the year are house choir competition (which alternates with house
kapa haka), and may include some of the following; orienteering, life skills, football, touch rugby,
                                  netball, triathlon, theatre sports.

                                       Heads of House

        Kauri                    Miro                        Rata                  Tainui
  Mrs Nicola Littley-      Mr Stephen Lowry          Mr Julian Lumbreras    Mr Jeremy Bradshaw
       Va’asili

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HEAD STUDENTS 2021

                        Head Girl                                                             Head Boy
                  Rosemary Yorke                                                         Munya Marufu
What are your goals as head student of this school?                  What are your goals as head student of this school?
To ensure each student has a growth mindset towards their            To create an inclusive and nurturing environment at school
education by providing a supportive and encouraging school           that allows students to freely express their interests and
environment where every pupil feels comfortable to express           pursue their dreams. I also want to develop myself as a
individuality and interest. As well as leading by example, by        person and learn to practice discipline and to lead a
participating in everything this role has to offer.                  satisfying life.
Why did you put your name forward for this position?                 Why did you put your name forward for this position?
Throughout high school I’ve had the opportunity to work with         I have always wanted to be a head boy because I have
some amazing leaders who have hugely impacted my attitude            always felt comfortable in the forefront of activities.
towards leadership. For me the role of Head Girl was a way to        Leadership is in my blood as both my parents were head
pass on the qualities I have learnt to the younger students of       students. I hope my brother and future children will
our school, additionally sustaining our reputation as an             continue with this legacy.
inclusive and positive place to learn and grow.
What are some of your achievements at Havelock North                 What are some of your achievements at Havelock
High School?                                                         North High School?
During my time at Havelock North High School I have gained           I have only been at this school for 1 year and 10 months
NCEA Level 1 and 2 with Excellence Endorsement, along with           so I do not wield as impressive a school record as my
the Year 9 and 10 diplomas. I have received principal sports,        partner Rosemary. However in this short time I have
cultural and house awards over my four years and was                 managed to adapt to an entirely new school system, and
awarded prize in Level 1 Maori and Level 2 Physical Education        way of life, and gained NCEA Level 1 and 2 endorsed with
and Geography. As well as the Kahurangi award for                    merit. I have solidified myself as a valuable member of a
outstanding contribution to Tikanga Maori, Mana Korero and           school debate team. My most impressive achievement to
Kapa Haka.                                                           date is being named Head Boy.
What subjects are you studying this year?                            What subjects are you studying this year?
English, Statistics, Biology, Geography and Physical Education       English, Calculus, Physics, Media Studies and Digital
                                                                     Technology.
What is your career plan?                                            What is your career plan?
Currently I am quite interested in health science (working in        Computer Science Degree (Software Engineering) t
public health units, or with Maori health organisations).            Auckland University with the aim of becoming an an Ai
                                                                     developer or robotics engineer.
What extra-curricular activities are you involved in?                What extra-curricular activities are you involved in?
Football, touch rugby, highland dancing, adventure racing,           Football and debating.
running, kapa haka and dance.
Who has helped you to be where you are today?                        Who has helped you to be where you are today?
I have incredibly supportive parents, Jennifer and Tim, who          My parents Tariro and Godwin Marufu have been great
have taught me to be compassionate to anyone from any walk           inspirations and supporters of me all my life. They teach
of life and to always give 100%. I would also like to                me invaluable life lessons and how to be grateful for the
acknowledge whaea Matthews who introduced my passion for             amazing position I find myself in. My friends have also
tikanga maori and offered me a different viewpoint on how            been my biggest supporters, and, last but not least the
communities and leaders can work together to create harmony          teachers who have believed in me and given me many
(reretau).                                                           chances even if I may not have deserved them. So for all
                                                                     the above, I am forever grateful.

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Congratulations to our 2021 student leaders and the student representative on the
                                    Board of Trustees

                    Board of Trustees Student Representative

                                            Rani Williams

                         HOUSE LEADERS 2021
             MIRO HOUSE LEADERS                         MIRO DEPUTY HOUSE LEADERS
        Amira Gardiner         Ben Rush               Charlotte McLagan   Flynn Dunkerley

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             RATA HOUSE LEADERS                         RATA DEPUTY HOUSE LEADERS
         Caitlin Hedge         Max Buller               Ruby Rainger      Alex van Oeveren

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      KAURI HOUSE LEADERS                KAURI DEPUTY HOUSE LEADERS
Suzanna Haliburton    Rogan Ross          Natalya Dender    Michael Henrich

      TAINUI HOUSE LEADERS               TAINUI DEPUTY HOUSE LEADERS

  Holly Renwick      Adam Engelke        Hannah O’Herlihy   Nicholas Waitoa

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ENROLMENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2021
 Havelock North High School would like to congratulate those Year 9 students who are recipients of the
                       Havelock North High School Foundation Scholarships.

   The criteria for awarding these scholarships was for Year 8 students to submit a curriculum vitae.

Front Row: L-R: I McKeefry, K Mathieson, M Wilton, L McLagan, A Potter
Middle Row L-R: E Rimmer, N Horsfall, S Ogborn, F Begum, R Fyfe
Back Row: L-R: B Stanley, M Day, K Turei, E Ellis, A Palmer

                         P Wills

 Academic Scholarship              All-round Scholarship         Leadership Scholarship
 Ben Stanley                       Roxy Fyfe                     Angus Potter
 Faheemah Begum                    Katie Mathieson               Savannah Ogborn
 Amelia Palmer                     Pippa Wills                   Emma Ellis
 Lucy McLagan                      Mily Day
 Niamh Horsfall                    Isabella McKeefrey
                                   Mabel Wilton
                                   Katelyn Turei
                                   Emma Rimmer

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2020 NCEA RESULTS
          Havelock North High School students performed very well in NCEA last year,

            Year      Havelock North High School                       National

                     L1         L2      L3         UE     L1         L2      L3         UE

            2020   77.0%     89%       74%      62%      70%       79%      71%      52%

                       Level 1            Level 1           Level 1            Level 1
                       Literacy          Numeracy           Literacy          Numeracy

            2020          93%                88%               85%                83%

   These results have been achieved while maintaining integrity with a significant number of students
                having a balanced course involving internal and external assessments.
       Note: From 2018 statistics for all schools were calculated using a different method.
This method includes all students who attend school for 70 days or more, all students who left during the
                              year and students in the Special Needs Unit.
                             We continue to achieve high success rates.

                                          2020 Dux

                                     Oscar Moriarity

                                2020 Proxime Accessit

                                      Amanda Kelly

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2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
 In the past five years we have observed a trend of students placing more store on seeking out scholarships that
  universities award directly to students; these scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate all round
academic ability, and who are involved in a range of co-curricular activities. At the start of this university academic
    year, 24 HNHS students will head off to their tertiary study with a scholarship ranging in value from $500 to
$35,000 a year. Compared with the prizes awarded for NZ Scholarship, students are seeing this as a more realistic
 and achievable objective, while still wanting to maintain their involvement in co-curricular activities, hold down a
         part-time job and weighing up the large work-load that goes into preparing for the NZ Scholarship.
 The opportunity to enter for NZ Scholarship is something that we still value as a school and is a way that our top
 academics can challenge themselves and be recognized for their hard work and talent. Staff continue to provide
  tutorial assistance and encouragement for these students; however, the anxiety that is being attached to high
 volumes of assessment, the competing demands on the time of young people and the desire to be well rounded
      individuals, saw far fewer students register for NZ scholarship at HNHS in 2020 than in previous years.

                           14 Scholarships (2 outstanding)
    HNHS is exceptionally proud of all of our students who achieved NCEA
          last year and especially those who gained scholarships.
      Congratulations to the nine students who, between them, gained fourteen scholarships, including two
  outstanding scholarships, in 2020. Special mention must go to Oscar Moriarity, Dux in 2020, who gained five
 scholarships, including one outstanding scholarship, to add to the four scholarships he gained in 2019 as a year
   12 student. Special mention should also go to Cindy Wang, a year 11 student who gained one scholarship,
 Jesse Perrott who gained an outstanding scholarship and two year 12 students who gained scholarships; Jena
                                          Gregory and Eric Buurmans.

   Oscar Moriarity          Will Tidswell          Cindy Wang             Jesse Perrott        Jena Gregory
  Outstanding               Scholarship in          Scholarship in          Outstanding           Scholarship in
  Scholarship in            Statistics and            Statistics           Scholarship in            Biology
  English,                   Photography                                      English
  Scholarship in
  Media Studies,
  Economics,
  Classical Studies
  and Religious
  Studies

                Rani Williams         Eric Buurmans             Harrison             Ella Roberts
                  Scholarship in       Scholarship in          Bainbridge             Scholarship in
                     Biology          Design and Visual        Scholarship in          Accounting
                                       Communication            Accounting

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ATTENDANCE

It is important that all students attend school regularly. Absences from school can have a serious detrimental effect on learning.
We monitor absence from school carefully and parents are asked to assist with this monitoring by:
•   ringing the school to tell the school about why your child is absent and how long they will be away from school
•   writing a note or email office@hnhs.school.nz to explain their absence when they return to school
•   phoning the school and keeping us informed if your child’s illness continues for longer than two days. You may be asked to
    present a medical certificate.
•   considering very carefully whether you should give your child permission to be absent. For example, family holidays at times
    other than school holidays can be extremely disruptive to your child’s learning and he/she may miss important assessments
    at senior level. Such absences are not condoned.

The school does not condone one-day absences for occasions such as cricket internationals or A & P Show day.
Students are expected to attend school unless they are sick. We send text messages to parents through our early notification of
absences system if their child is absent without explanation. Text messages are sent from our office at approximately 11.30 am.
Students who have been marked absent without explanation for periods one and two will generate a text message to the primary
caregiver. If that person does not have a cell phone the text will be sent to the secondary caregiver. Parents are able to reply by
text, giving an explanation for the absence. Parents can also ring the school if they believe that their child is at school even though
the text is indicating they are absent.
If you have not given the school your cell phone number or the information we have is out of date, please forward details
to the school office.
We endeavour to ensure that text messages sent out are accurate. From time to time parents may receive a text message when
in fact their child is on a legitimate school trip or explained absence. We do our best to ensure the accuracy of our absence
checks and parents have indicated a high level of satisfaction with this early notification scheme.
If you do not own a cell phone, then please continue to ring the school in the morning to inform us of your son or daughter’s
absence and provide them with a note or email to their form tutor the next day. All absences are checked and followed up each
week by form tutors.
Where there are ongoing truancy problems, the school will seek the help of truancy officers and, if necessary, other agencies, to
assist in getting the student to school.
Year 13 students have attendance privileges. Year 13 students who have study periods in the first or last period of the day may
come to school at the beginning of period two or leave school early. However, if they have study periods at any other time in the
school day, they are expected to remain in school. Year 13 students may leave the school grounds at lunch time but may not use
their motor vehicles.

Lunch time attendance
All students, except Year 13 students, must remain in the school grounds throughout the lunch hour unless they have a note from
their parents to explain why they need to leave school. No student has permission to leave school every lunch hour. When
students do go out of school at lunch time or any other time during the school day, they must sign in and out at the Student Centre.

If you have any concerns about your child’s attendance please contact Miss G Sparling-Fenton or Mr Joel Wilton, Deputy
Principals, or your child’s house tutor.

Illness at school
If your child becomes ill during the school day they should report to the staff member on duty at the student centre or they will be
taken there by their teachers. If the child is so unwell they are unable to return to class, parents will be rung to come and take
them home. If the child goes to hospital parents will immediately be informed. When the school is unable to contact parents, we
will then try to make contact with the emergency contact indicated on the enrolment card.

Serious health issues
Some students have serious health issues which arise and may require specific attention. We ask parents to inform the school
so that we can provide the best care for your child. You can inform the school, if we were not informed at enrolment, by ringing
the Deputy Principals or the Guidance Counsellor, Gaye Evans-Love.

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cOMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS/CAREGIVERS
We endeavour to keep parents informed of school activities
and the progress of your child in a number of ways.

• School newsletter – emailed out monthly in term time.
• School reports – emailed out (dates included in this
      manual)
• Parent-teacher consultation meetings – dates
  included in this manual.
• Phone contact – We would like you to ring the school,
  877 8129, or make an appointment to see us if you have
  any matters you wish to discuss. The following people
  will be happy to talk issues over with you:

 -      Greg Fenton (Principal)
 -      Joel Wilton (Deputy Principal)
 -      Glenys Sparling-Fenton (Deputy Principal)
 -      Gaye Evans-Love (Guidance Counsellor)
 -      James Lloyd (Tainui House Tutor)
 -      Wyn Drabble (Rata House Tutor)
 -      Chloe Nowell-Usticke (Miro House Tutor)
 -      Emily Cargill (Kauri House Tutor)

          SCHOOL EMAILS
Havelock North High School regularly emails parents              Parents and caregivers who have provided an e-mail
and caregivers. Emailing is intended to help keep                address on their child’s enrolment form will
parents and caregivers better informed about the events          automatically receive school emails.
occurring within our school community.

All of our formal school documentation is sent via email,        Please ring the school office if you did not write an
including school reports and newsletters. Families who            email address or it has changed since enrolment.
do not have access to the internet may request a paper                 Alternatively email the school office at
copy of the school reports by contacting the school                             office@hnhs.school.
office.

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ENCOMPASS PROGRAMME
OVERVIEW
The Encompass Programme refers to a course of study that has been developed for the students of
Havelock North High School. The programme starts in year 9 and continues through until students leave
the school in year 13. While the content of the programme has been developed over a number of years it
was the timetable structure introduced in 2018 that allowed the school bring the course to fruition.
As part of the timetable every staff member and student in the school engages in the Encompass
Programme from 12.00 – 12.50pm (50 minutes) every Thursday afternoon. Students grouped randomly
rather than in core classes. The random grouping reflects the holistic learning environment and real-world
learning community that the programme endeavours to provide.
Throughout the programme staff and students share the learning experience and engage in a co-
constructed programme that follows a theme throughout the year. A project or series of small projects
offer students an opportunity to explore the themes by developing tangible outcomes. Throughout the
journey, staff and students develop their understanding and competence with a range of soft skills and it
is the development of these skills that is the ultimate outcome of the programme.
The Encompass Programme recognises that globally there is an emerging understanding of the
importance of providing students with the opportunity to develop soft skills alongside the content
knowledge traditionally delivered. Appreciating this global shift in education and establishing a school
wide response provided the motivation to develop the Encompass Programme.
To thrive in the 21st century, students need more than traditional academic learning. They must be adept
at collaboration, communication and problem-solving, which are some of the skills developed through
social and emotional learning (SEL). Coupled with mastery of traditional skills, social and emotional
proficiency will equip students to succeed in the swiftly evolving digital economy. The Encompass
Programme provides a time in the school week to develop these increasingly important attributes.

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E-LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM

                             Modern and Blended Learning
We believe that a ‘blended’ approach to teaching and learning is the most appropriate way to deliver the
curriculum in the 21st century. Blended learning classrooms use the best of both worlds - digital and paper
- to support learning. The focus is on learning rather than the device.

When and how a digital device is used is dependent on the learning intentions for each lesson. Our staff recognise
the important role that digital technology plays in engaging our 21st century learners, accessing information, and
collaborating and sharing with others.

Havelock North High School operates an open BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment for all staff and students.
Years 9 -13 students are required to have a digital device suitable for the classroom with them every day. Our state
of the art network infrastructure provides access to the school network and the internet via a site-wide wireless
network. Students can work on any device using any platform in any classroom or learning area around the school.

Alongside the hardware, we offer all staff and students access to a range of school-specific digital tools to assist with
teaching and learning. This includes Schoology, Google Apps for Education and the full suite of Adobe Creative
Cloud software.

An increasing number of subjects in the senior school require students to have their own personal digital device and
to have a personal licence to subject specific software. Details of these subjects and their requirements can be found
in the Senior Course Booklet on our website.

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Schoology

                                    Schoology is an exciting addition to the digital environment at Havelock
                                    North High School. Schoology is a Learning Management System based
                                    on a social networking model.         It encourages collaboration and
                                    communication between teachers and students to assist teaching and
                                    learning.

Schoology is also a key organisational tool for students at Havelock North High School. All daily notices are displayed
on Schoology and students are required to check their updates every morning. All homework activities will be added
to students’ Schoology calendars in 2021. The Schoology calendar also displays events and activities for the various
groups that a student is part of e.g. sports matches and music rehearsals.

Parents have the ability to access their child’s Schoology account as ‘advisors’. This means that parents
are able to assist students to meet their homework deadlines and manage their commitments, as well as
viewing some of the work being done in classes each day.

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21st Century Vision for Teaching and Learning
With a blended approach to teaching and learning we aim to develop the higher order thinking skills that are so
important for young people today. To experience success in school qualifications, tertiary study and in the workplace,
students must be able to do more than simply learn new ideas.

Higher order thinking requires students to make connections between ideas and to apply concepts to new and
challenging situations.

Digital technology helps staff and students to develop higher order thinking by offering learning activities and contexts
that were not previously available. These are well summarised in the four key elements of our IT vision:

Engagement          - Students use technology to construct and share knowledge in ways that may have been
                    impossible without technology. Teachers encourage students to use a range of tools to construct
                    new pieces of work.

Creativity          - Students can confidently select from a range of tools to develop and present their work. IT tools
                    offer staff and students teaching and learning opportunities and outcomes not possible without
                    technology.

Collaboration       - Students regularly use tools for collaboration with peers and experts, irrespective of time zone
                    or distance. Staff and students work in collaboration outside the classroom. Parents are given the
                    information they require to support teaching and learning.

Reflection          - Students and parents regularly use technology tools to set student goals, monitor progress and
                    evaluate performance. Students develop the digital literacy required to participate in and
                    contribute positively to society.

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Buying the Right Device
We encourage and support
students to bring a personal IT
device to school for use in the
classroom. Having a tablet,
laptop or other digital device is
a requirement for our junior
students. A number of senior
subjects require students to
own an appropriate digital
device that is capable of
having software loaded locally.
This means that while an android tablet, iPad or Chromebook may suffice in junior school, it is unlikely to be suitable
for use after year 10.

Parents intending to purchase a digital device for their son or daughter should consider carefully a number of
specifications that need to be met. Below is a list of specifications that need to be considered along with our
recommendations:

    •   Battery Life – Should last 6-8 hours to be able to get through a school day without recharging.
    •   Weight – Should be light enough for your son or daughter to carry around all day, anything more than 1.5kg
        including the case might be too heavy.
    •   Wireless – Must be dual-band capable, and state that it has a/g/n, or a/b/g/n.
    •   RAM – Should be 4GB or more for laptops and 1GB or more for tablets
    •   CPU – Faster is usually better, but may also reduce battery life. Intel Atom CPUs mean longer battery life,
        and Core i5 or i7 are more powerful but reduce battery life, so discuss your needs with the supplier.
    •   Hard Drive – SSD hard drives are the only hard drives suitable for use in a school environment.
    •   Robustness – Your device should be strong enough to survive a low fall onto a hard surface.
    •   Anti-virus Software – Anti-virus and anti-spyware software is essential to protect the data on the device,
        and prevent the device being used to spread this malware to other devices at home or at school.

    While most internet-capable devices are suitable for use in the classroom, mobile phones are not considered an
    appropriate tool for the classroom. This is due to the small screen size and limited functionality. Occasionally
    teachers may allow the use of mobile phones for videoing and photographing work and simple internet research
    tasks.

Student-owned Devices
The advantages for students bringing their own devices are many and varied. A student-owned internet-capable
device can be an important part of a student’s toolkit, giving them instant access to unlimited resources and enabling
them to support, extend, communicate and share their learning in a way that will prepare them for the future.

Advantages of students using their own personal digital device include:
   • Anytime, anywhere access to unlimited resources and information on the internet
   • Anytime, anywhere access to class resources, support and extension activities through Schoology and
       Google Apps
   • The ability to access and contribute to a wider (global) learning community
   • The ability to draft, redraft and publish work at the click of a button
   • Allowing students to become active partners in their learning
   • The ability to develop competency with subject specific software outside of school hours e.g. Adobe
       Photoshop, PremierPro and InDesign

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UNIFORM
           Acceptance of the rules relating to the wearing of school uniform is a condition of enrolment.
            Please note that pupils are required to be in correct uniform on their way to and from school.
 The uniform is available exclusively from the Havelock North High School uniform shop, ‘Threads’, on the school
                                                      campus.

                          BOYS’ UNIFORM
                                                      Formal Uniform
                                                (Compulsory for Year 13 students)
         Day-to-day uniform                    Students at other levels are permitted to        Physical Education Uniform
                                              wear formal uniform throughout the year as
                                               an alternative to the day-to-day uniform).

Shorts      Grey regulation shorts           Trousers Grey regulation trousers              Years 9, 10 and 11 Boys and Girls
                                                        White regulation long-sleeved       (NB: This uniform will form the basis of the sports
Shirt       Grey Aertex shirt                Shirt                                          uniform for all teams other than first teams; athletics,
                                                        shirt
                                                                                            badminton, cricket, cycling, football, hockey, netball,
Jersey      Blue regulation ‘v-neck’ pullover Tie       Regulation school tie               softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, volleyball.)
Sandals     Regulation style (see website)   Socks      Plain black socks
                                                                                            Shorts      Plain black logo regulation shorts
Shoes       Regulation style (see website)   Blazer     Regulation school blazer
                                                                                            Shirt       Regulation school physical education top
Socks       Grey regulation school socks     Belt       Plain black leather
School Cap Compulsory Terms 1 and 4
            Regulation navy Canterbury
Jacket
            jacket

                             GIRLS’ UNIFORM
            Grey regulation skirt

                                                                                                     UNIFORM SHOP
Skirt       (NB: Skirt must be knee          Skirt      Grey regulation skirt
            length)
            White regulation short-sleeved              White regulation long-sleeved
Blouse                                       Shirt
            blouse
            Blue regulation zip front
                                                        blouse
                                                                                                          Opening hours
Cardigan                                     Tie        Regulation school tie
            cardigan                                                                                      Mondays 1.00 – 3.15 pm
                                                        Black tights may be worn in
Sandals     Acceptable styles (see website) Tights
                                                        winter
                                                                                                        Wednesdays 1.00 – 3.30 pm
Shoes       Acceptable styles (see website) Blazer      Regulation school blazer                         Thursdays 1.00 – 3.15 pm
Socks       Plain white ankle sock                                                               The uniform is available exclusively from
            Black tights may be worn in                                                          the Havelock North High School uniform
Tights                                                                                                            shop.
            terms 2 & 3
School Cap Compulsory Terms 1 and 4                                                                   Any queries please phone:
                                                                                                              Andrea Wilson
            Regulation navy Canterbury
Jacket                                                                                                        027 410 8920
            jacket
                                                                                                         Uniform Shop Manager

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DRESS CODE
                        YEAR 9 – 12 STUDENTS

The following list outlines the school’s expectations:

  •   School uniform must be worn correctly at all times

  •   Extreme hairstyles are not acceptable, either in length or colour
  •   Boys must be clean-shaven
  •   Shoes must be regulation style (see website)
  •   Jewellery is not permitted.
      This includes, but is not limited to, rings, bracelets, necklaces etc
  •   Piercings are not permitted.
      This includes, but is not limited to, lip, nose, gum, eyebrow and tongue.
  •   Earrings – ONLY ONE silver, or gold, stud, or sleeper, in each lobe
  •   Tattoos must be covered
  •   The only approved jacket is the regulation school jacket and they are not to be worn in
      classrooms
  •   No scarves, hoodies or beanies in winter
  •   No make up to be worn
  •   No nail polish to be worn

                         Infringements of these rules are subject to a
                              detention and contact is made with
                                      parents/caregivers.
                      Students who persistently infringe these rules may
                                  be subject to a stand down.

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YEAR 13 DRESS CODE
                                                    Formal Uniform
All year 13 students must have a complete set of the formal school uniform - ‘number ones’. The details of the
formal school uniform can be found on the school website. Students must have their own school tie which must be
purchased from the school uniform shop.

                         Year 13 students have the option of either:
A.        wearing the regulation uniform or
B.        wearing mufti, provided that such is clean, neat, tidy and appropriate for schooling.
          If the mufti they are wearing is unsuitable, students will be required to return to uniform.
In choosing to wear mufti, year 13 students must remember that they are important role models to the junior
school. What they wear, and how they wear it, has considerable effect upon the way students still in uniform wear
that uniform.

 Students choosing to wear mufti are required to meet the above code, taking note of the
                                   following points.
1.        Items of school uniform may NOT be worn with mufti.
2.        Emphasis will be on the condition of clothes and overall presentation. Singlets may not be worn by either sex.
          Strapless tops, three-quarter tops and strap singlets are not to be worn. No bare midriff clothes are to be worn.
          Clothing worn by all students should be modest at all times.
3.        Items of clothing must not carry slogans or pictures that run contrary to the spirit and rules of the school or that
          could be considered objectionable, e.g. liquor advertising or unacceptable language.
4.        Shoes/sandals must be worn at all times. No slippers, rubber/plastic jandals, ugg boots, gum boots, steel cap
          boots.
5.        Jewellery and light makeup may be worn as long as it is in good taste.
          Discreet ear piercing is acceptable. Any other body piercing, jewellery or tattoos are not allowed.
6.        Extreme hairstyles are not acceptable, either in length or colour.
7.        Hats, caps and sunglasses must not be worn in the classroom.
8.        Boys must be clean-shaven.
9.        Trousers/jeans must be clean, tidy, plain and even-coloured. The following are not acceptable – frayed edged
          garments, ripped garments, studs, chains, ‘fat’ pants or pyjamas.
10.       Shorts to be neat, plain coloured and no shorter than mid-thigh. Beach shorts, surf shorts, running shorts or
          brief shorts are not acceptable for boys or girls.

     Rather than compile an extensive list of clothing                 Students refusing to accept a ruling on
     which may or may not be appropriate, students                     appropriateness of clothing will be subject to
     must understand that staff will be arbiters of what is            stand-down. Persistent offenders will have
     and what is not acceptable. If clothing or                        their right to wear mufti withdrawn.
     presentation is deemed inappropriate, the wearer
     will be sent home to change. We have the right to
     add to this list at any time.

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YEAR 9 AND 10 CORE CLASS STRUCTURE
The structure of the Year 9 and 10 core classes is shown in the table below. A considerable amount of time is spent
each year arranging students in classes to establish the best and most academically challenging learning
environment.

     • In Year 9 we take into account the information from             • In Year 10 the Guidance team considers the class
       interviews with the staff at contributing intermediate            groupings and carefully rearranges the classes to
       schools, student interests and hobbies, good and                  ensure a positive and challenging learning
       bad student combinations and asTTle test results.                 environment is offered to each student. The
                                                                         classes are balanced for gender, learning needs
                                                                         and behavioural demands.
Year 9
     905              Learning Support Class
                      Group of students carefully selected in consultation with the school SENCO.
     904
                      Extension Class
                      Students were selected for the extension class based on their asTTle results and in consultations
                      with the contributing intermediate schools. Each student shows a high level of ability in both English
                      and Maths.

                      The composition of 904 is fixed and the same for each subject.

     901, 902, 903,
                      Mixed ability classes.
     906, 907 and
     908

Year 10
     1005             Learning Support Class
                      Group of students carefully selected in consultation with the school SENCO.
     (1003) and       Extension in English, Maths, Science and Social Studies
     (1004)           These classes contain extension and other less able students. They are not called 1003 and 1004
                      as the composition of the classes changes for each of the core subjects.

                      Two classes of each core subject run at the same time. One of the classes will run as an extension
                      class while the other operates at a standard mixed ability level. This allows the flexibility to offer
                      extension programmes in each subject.
                      The class composition changes depending on the subject.

     1001,1002,
                      Mixed ability classes
     1006, 1007
     and 1008

                                        DAILY TIMETABLE
                                      8.45 - 9.40 am              - Period One
                                      9.45 - 10.40 am             - Period Two
                                     10.40 - 11.00 am             - Interval
                                     11.05 - 12.00 noon           - Period Three
                                     12.05 - 1.00 pm              - Period four
                                     1.05 - 1.20 pm               - Form Time
                                     1.20 - 2.10 pm               - Lunch Time
                                     2.15 - 3.10 pm               - Period Five

1.          A five-minute "transit time" is allowed between Period 1 and Period 2, Period 3 and Period 4, and between
            Period 4 and Form Time.
2.          A bell will be sounded at the beginning and end of each period and five minutes before the beginning of the
            first, third and fifth periods.

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YEAR 9 AND 10 DIPLOMAS

Each Year 9 and Year 10 students works towards a diploma, which is presented
   at the end of the school year. An example of a Year 10 Diploma follows.

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TIMETABLE AND COURSES
The timetable is organised on a ten-day cycle of five                this point, class size becomes a significant factor in the
periods per day. This enables the school to meet its                 decision.
obligations to provide instruction in all essential learning         Thus, the senior timetable is driven by student subject
areas of the junior curriculum as fully as possible. The             choice, rather than students making choices from a fixed
timetable also has to make it possible for students to study         list. Classes are placed in the six timetable lines according
at different levels in the senior school and to accommodate          to the demand and the availability of teachers and
the needs of particular courses such as the Gateway                  specialist rooms. Because some classes occur just the
programme.                                                           once and some are restricted in size, it is not always
 For year 9 students, the curriculum is compulsory, although         possible to meet the subject requests of every student. As
there is an element of choice for languages. Year 10                 the timetable evolves, changes are made to subject
students have option choices for a limited range of subjects.        placement to accommodate as many students as possible
Senior students (years 11-12-13) are asked to make a                 (target is 90%), but eventually students have to fit the
preliminary selection of subjects in term three before the           pattern once it has been finalised. The last step is to
final examinations based on their results in the benchmark           balance class numbers so that the most even spread
examinations in term three. Students who wish to change              possible is attained. Students are moved from class to
their course selection will be asked to come into school and         class in order to achieve this.
meet with their house tutor. If the subject chosen is 'new'          The whole process eventually takes the first week of the
or the pre-requisite has not been met, the student is asked          first term, but it can take longer for some individual
to negotiate entry with the head of department. Once                 students. The aim is to have all students enrolled in a
school begins, students whose courses are incomplete,                course that has coherence and that can give the students
work with their house tutor to finalise their programme. At          reasonable options for their next level of study.

                                             SCHOOL FEES
 Activity fee
 An annual Activity Fee is charged.
 The amount will be:
                                                                            Methods of Payment
                                                                            Automatic payment and internet banking. Visa and
 $310.00 for one child;                                                     Mastercard are accepted if you call into the office to
 $225.00 for a second child (maximum of $535 per family)                    complete the transaction. Cash, Eftpos and cheque
 + $ 25.00 PTA levy per student ($75 family maximum)                        payments are also accepted at the office. Should
 + $ 25.00 ICT services.                                                    you wish to pay by regular direct credits, our bank
                                                                            account details are: ANZ Bank: Account No. 06
Subject fees                                                                0765 0037008 00. Please quote student ID
Some subjects require materials to be used by pupils and                    number and student name.
an account is sent out in the first term for all students in the
junior school and for all seniors. In subsequent terms,
juniors whose subjects change term-by-term will receive
further accounts.

                                               HOMEWORK
Teachers set homework to enable students to meet their               house tutor. Year 9 students should complete seven hours
course requirements, to practise work already covered in             of homework per week. Whilst some homework will be
class and to extend students’ understanding and                      formally set by teachers, students are expected to use
appreciation of their work.                                          homework time for reading, extra research and keeping
                                                                     abreast of current events. There is never a time when
When homework is set the teacher will have made it clear             your child can tell you they have no homework. Our
when it is due for completion. Sometimes it is required to           aim is to develop independent learners and a child taking
be done by the next day but more often than not several              responsibility for their homework priorities, revision and
days are allowed for the students to complete the work.              extra work is part of that development.
Teachers follow-up to see if homework has been                       The amount of time devoted to homework should increase
completed and the students’ ability to complete homework             as your child studies for NCEA at Years 11, 12 and 13.
is recorded in reports sent home to parents twice a year.            Two or more hours of homework a night would then be
                                                                     seen as appropriate and necessary. We encourage the
If you have concerns about the amount of homework your               students to use Schoology to record their homework and
child is receiving please ring and discuss this with the             other school commitments.

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2021 CURRICULUM EVENTS CALENDAR
                                Reporting and Parent Teacher Consultations
(please note we endeavour to send reports home on the day indicated below but if, for a number of reasons,
            this deadline is not met they will be emailed home on the following one or two days )

                                                     TERM ONE
Week Date                                       Events
 3   Wednesday, 24th February                   New Parents’ Evening
 7   Thursday, 18 March    th
                                                Year 9 and 10 interim reports emailed home
  8     Wednesday, 24th March                   Year 9 and10 Parent Teacher Consultations
  9     Wednesday, 31st March                   Open Night
  10    Friday, 9th April                       Year 11-13 Interim reports emailed home

  11    Tuesday, 13th April                     Year 11 Parent Teacher Consultations

        Friday 16th April                       Year 9 options finish and End of Term 1

                                                     TERM TWO

Week Date                                       Events
 1   Thursday, 6th May                          Year 12 and 13 Parent Teacher Consultations
  4     Monday,     24th        to Wednesday,   Two hour practice exams for external assessments and
        26th May                                assessment for internal assessment (Year 11-13)
  9     Monday, 28th June                       Y11-13 progress reports emailed home
        Friday,   2nd   July                    Year 9 options finish
  10    Friday, 9th July                        Year 10 options finish and End of Term 2
                                                    TERM THREE
Week Date                                       Events
  3     Wednesday, 11th August                  Y11-13 Parent Consultation
        Friday, 13th August                     Y9 and10 progress reports emailed home
  5     Monday, 23rd August to Friday,          Benchmark examinations – practice for external assessment
        27th August                             (Year 11-13)
  7     Friday 10th September                   Benchmark examination results emailed home
  8     Tuesday, 14th September                 Year 9 and 10 Parent Teacher Consultations
        Friday, 17th September                  Year 9 options finish
  10    Friday,   1st   October                 End of Term 3
                                                    TERM FOUR

Week    Date                               Events
  7     Monday,     29th        November   Y11 - 13 final reports emailed home
  8     Tuesday, 7th December              Y9 and 10 final reports emailed home
        Thursday, 9th December             End of Term 4

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CITIZENSHIP

  This school always encourages its students to be good citizens.
                       Some of the best ways of doing this are:
      by volunteering to help in the Special Needs Unit. The staff appreciate any help, and the students in the
       unit love the company of all students.
      coaching, and/or refereeing for primary and intermediate school sports occasions.
      role modelling - this is simply “Doing it like it should be done” and generally being a responsible citizen.
      being involved, especially in Form and House activities.
      Peer tutoring, during form time, if you are good at a subject, and another student in your form could be
       struggling.
All our Year 9 and Year 10 students are required to complete five hours of service in the community. This service
must be carried out for people other than members of the family. Examples of service could be mowing lawns for a
sick neighbour, a beach clean-up, helping out on a marae, or collecting for a charity. Students verify their service
with their form tutor by providing evidence such as photographs and/or a signed statement from the recipient of the
community service.

Senior Students:
            •   Leadership groups of Year 13 and Year 9 students
            •   Peer Tutoring
            •   School Services Committee
            •   S.A.D.D. (Students against Dangerous Driving)
            •   Sports Committee
            •   Community Services Committee
            •   Taiohi Tu
            •   Environmental Committee
            •   Academic Committee
            •   Cultural Committee
            •   International Students Committee
            •   Hauora Committee

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THE CAREERS CENTRE

Location: Careers Centre 100 block                                 Phone: 877 8129 ext. 753
The Careers Centre is staffed from 8:30am to 4pm including most lunch times.
Staff:
Helen Tasker:         Transition Services Manager
Lynne Fenton:         Careers Adviser
Amanda Knight:        Administrator
Raewyn White:         Gateway Workplace Coordinator

The Careers Centre is open to all students at Havelock North High School.

This department offers students help in course planning, particularly at senior level. The service provides
students with a wide range of information and assistance.

        •   Individual and small group interviews. Parents are very welcome
        •   Career education, guidance and advice
        •   Career education– Class visits at Year 9, 10 and 12
        •   Career direction questionnaires - Careers NZ website
        •   Guest speakers from industry, Armed Forces, Police etc.
        •   Career Expo visit
        •   Student allowance/loan applications
        •   Tertiary Education information, planning and visits

                                                             www.careers.govt.nz
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Appointments
                                              Appointments can be
                                               made for individual
                                             students and parents/
                                             guardians to meet with
                                              the Careers Adviser,
                                                 Lynne Fenton.
                                              Appointments can be
Hawkes Bay Careers Expo                      made via the Careers
                                                                             Career information is available to all
                                               Centre or by phone            students in the Careers Centre. Students
                                               877 8129 Ext 732.             also have access to information via the
                                                                             student computers within the Centre.

  HNHS Careers Centre
The Careers Department is also responsible for delivering the following programmes:
     Future Pathways Foundations: Year 11 Exploring interpersonal and work skills with a focus on future
     pathways.
     Future Pathways StartUp: Year 12 Introduction to trades and industries through hands on courses, with the
     Hawkes Bay Schools Trades Academy and others course and industry providers.
     Future Pathways individual programmes: For non-conventional
     subjects/courses.
     Gateway: Combining academic study and industry training. The Gateway
     programme includes 1 day a week in the workplace (for terms 2-3).
     Life Skills: Knowledge, skills and attitudes for a changing world.
These Programmes can include the following courses:
          •    Industry trade training in the workplace - see school website
               http://www.hnhs.school.nz/curriculum/careers_department.aspx;
          •    Workplace Tasters
          •    Short introductory courses
          •    Customer Service courses
          •    Holiday short courses
          •    Tertiary courses purchased in for individual students
          •    First Aid Certificates
          •    Health and Safety in the workplace
          •    Industry-based assessment
          •    Tourism courses
          •    Customer Service courses

When do I get Careers Education?

       Year 9             Class visits   •   Career Centre overview of location and services

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