WESLEY COLLEGE Boarders Late Return Boarders Sign Out CELLPHONES Parents and caregivers are reminded

WESLEY COLLEGE Boarders Late Return Boarders Sign Out CELLPHONES Parents and caregivers are reminded
WESLEY COLLEGE Boarders Late Return Boarders Sign Out CELLPHONES Parents and caregivers are reminded
WESLEY COLLEGE Boarders Late Return Boarders Sign Out CELLPHONES Parents and caregivers are reminded
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  • SPECIAL CHARACTER

    Wesley College has a direct affiliation with the Methodist Church and, with the support of the

    Church provides education based on the beliefs of Methodism.

    PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

    Email: admin@wesley.school.nz Webpage: www.wesley.school.nz March 2018 Issue 2018/3

    WESLEY COLLEGE

    Term one has moved very quickly and we can look back on a productive and enjoyable start to the year. Senior students are busy with their first round of NCEA assessments and the winter sports teams are beginning their pre- season fixtures.

    There was a huge crowd at fiafia night where we were treated to some of the best performances seen in a long time with Kapa Haka, Samoan (boys and girls), Fijian, Cook Island, Niuean and Tongan groups all performing.

    Our students performed magnificently at Polyfest both on the stage and around the venue creating a great image for Wesley College. A big thanks must go to all staff, tutors and parents who supported the groups over that journey.

    These events are part of our school spirit and are important, however they can lead to a loss of time in the classroom and some students may have lost up to 5 or 6 days already this year.

    It is important that you as parents and caregivers are aware and supportive of the school’s vision and drive to be a top performing academic institution. It was noted that many parents withdrew their children from the hostel after fiafia night. This meant the loss of two day’s education for some.

    This practice simply cannot continue if we aspire to see our students heading to University after school.

    Parent – teacher interviews are to be conducted on the last day of term and I encourage you to make a booking to see the teachers of your child. We are very keen to speak to you about the learning of your child and how we can work together to support them.

    I wish all of the students a blessed and relaxing Easter with family and friends and look forward to seeing them back for 8 days of hard of work before the end of term holidays.

    POINTS OF INTEREST

     Principal’s Message  2018 Board of Trustees  Maori Community Consultation  Cellphones  2018 Sports Fees  Boarding and

    Day Costs  Boarders Late Return  Boarders Sign Out

    CELLPHONES

    Parents and caregivers are reminded that students are not permitted to have

    cellphones during the school day.

     Boarders should hand their phones into the hostel office before leaving

    the hostels.

     Day students should hand their phones into the school office on arrival to

    school.

    The school does not accept responsibility for cellphones that are misplaced,

    lost or stolen during school time. It is the responsibility of your son/daughter to

    hand their phone in at the beginning of each school day.

    KAIRANGI VALUES Respect Responsibility Family Excellence

  • Elected Parent Representatives

    Mr Jeff Johansson 0211364723 Mr David Denny 0293755171 Dr Nasili Vaka’uta 021570387 Mrs Rosa Tapuvae Papuni 021871544 Mrs Uinise Smythe 0212334349 Mr Brian Evans Principal

    Proprietors Representatives

    Mr David McGeorge 095355092 Mr Norman Johnston 095757524 Mrs P Tala'imanu 092634484 Ms Gillian Laird 02108339847 Miss Ocean Tierney Student Rep Mr Imraz Sahib Staff Rep

    2018 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    Meetings are held at 5pm in the meeting room beside the dining room. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend the open section of the Board meeting.

    24 May 26 July 23 August 27 September 25 October

    2018 BOARD OF TRUSTEES - MEETING SCHEDULE

    Please ensure the school has your up-to-date contact details at all times. School notices are often sent out via email and it is important to have a correct email address recorded.

    CHANGE OF ADDRESS / PHONE / EMAIL

    I extend a warm invitation to families and friends of Wesley College to attend the Special Chapel Services scheduled for this year. Services are held in the College Chapel. Term 2 Wesley Day Sunday, 20 May

    Term 3 Wesley Anniversary Sunday, 23 September

    Term 4 Senior Prize Giving November (date tbc)

    Leavers Dinner November (date tbc )

    WESLEY COLLEGE SPECIAL CHAPEL SERVICES

    PRINCIPAL’S NEWSLETTER Issue 2018/3 Page 2

    KAIRANGI VALUES Respect Responsibility Family Excellence

    The Board of Trustees extends a warm invitation to its Māori community to attend a community consultation meeting being held on:

     Date: Sunday, 29 April 2018

     Time: 2pm

     Venue: Te Whare Runanga, Wesley College

    The Board of Trustees welcomes input from its community.

    Please bring a plate to share.

    MAORI COMMUNITY CONSULTATION MEETING

    Easter break is during the school term this year. Students may leave for Easter

    Thursday, 29 March at 3.20pm. Boarders return Tuesday, 3 April from 3pm.

    Day students return Wednesday, 4 April at 8:20am.

    EASTER BREAK

  • PRINCIPAL’S NEWSLETTER Issue 2018/3 Page 3

    2018 SPORTS FEE REMINDER

    A reminder that the Board of Trustees has decided to charge a fee for each student who participates in sport. The fee is $20 per student and will go toward the costs of transport, team registrations and equipment. Funding the sports programme is a major financial commitment for the school.

    The sports fee is now due for payment.

    KAIRANGI VALUES Respect Responsibility Family Excellence

    BOARDERS RETURNING LATE

    There has been a high number of boarding students returning to school late on Monday after weekend leave.

    Parents and caregivers are reminded that there is an expectation that boarding students return to school Sunday afternoon at 5pm in time for dinner and Chapel.

    2018 ASB POLYFEST

    Congratulations to all our groups who performed on each of the stages. I extend a huge thank you to all the tutors, parents, caregivers, guardians and ex-students who assisted with preparing the groups for their performances; and to the school and hostel staff who assisted on each of the stages at this years’ festival. Without your commitment to assist our students we would not have been able to put forward the very polished groups we have. Thank you.

    RESULTS:

    Māori: 3rd Waiata a ringa Tongan: 1st Taufakaniua Samoan: 5th over all 3rd Mita o te reo 2nd Lakalaka 6th over all

    Niuean: 1st Overall Small Group, 1st in Kamataaga, Ta Me, Takalo, Fakaotiaga 2nd Meke 2nd Overall Boys Leader: Be'aux-Dene Tolomaki-Tanaki 2nd Overall Girl Leader: Gabrielle Togiatama

    The 2018 boarding and day costs will be invoiced annually instead of term by term. Any current agreed payment arrangements remain the same. Payments can still be spread over 52 weeks.

    Any enquires can be directed to Mrs Heather Dempsey, Accounts Administrator on (09) 2370224 ext 805.

    BOARDING and DAY COSTS / ACCOUNTS

    BOARDERS SIGN OUT

    Parents and caregivers are reminded that you must contact the school office if you are picking up your son/daughter for an appointment during the school day.

    BOYS PERSONAL PRIDE / GROOMING PRODUCTS

    Please be advised that your son is required to be clean shaven each morning. Please provide your son with his own supply of shaving gear if he is a boarder. Day students should arrive already clean shaven.

  • PRINCIPAL’S NEWSLETTER Page 4

    The school office is open during the school holidays: Term Time: 8am - 4pm, Monday to Friday HOLIDAY TIME: 9am - 3pm, Monday to Friday College Phone Number: (09) 2370224 Email Address: admin@wesley.school.nz

    WESLEY COLLEGE OFFICE HOURS

    Issue 2018/3

    DAY STUDENT BUS FROM PAPAKURA TO WESLEY / DAY STUDENTS ONLY

    Day students must be on time to catch the 7.50am bus at the Papakura Train Station. If they miss the bus students will have to reboard the train and travel to Pukekohe to catch a public bus back to the College.

    Please note that the Withers Bus is a Ministry of Education funded bus for Day Students only. Boarders cannot use this bus.

    Papakura bound day students will be issued bus passes for the bus from the office.

    EVERY DAY COUNTS / ATTENDANCE

    365 DAYS EACH YEAR

    175 NON SCHOOL DAYS 175 days to spend on family time, visits, holidays, shopping, household jobs and

    other appointments

    190 school days in each year

    190 days for your child’s education

    10 days absence

    19 days absence

    29 days absence

    38 days absence

    47 days absence

    180 days of education

    171 days of education

    161 days of education

    152 days of education

    143 days of education

    100% 95% 90% 85% 80% 75%

    GOOD Best chance of success. Gets your child off to a flying start.

    WORRYING Less chance of success. Makes it harder to make

    progress.

    SERIOUS CONCERN Not fair on your child

    TERM School Term Begins

    Boarders Return

    Day Students Return

    School Term Ends

    2 30 April 29 April 30 April 6 July

    3 23 July 22 July 23 July 28 September