We endeavour to communicate as effectively and efficiently as possible in regard to all school matters. Please ensure you read all newsletters, notes home and check the website regularly to keep up to date with any information you may need to know. Please also check our official Facebook page. The name of the page is Coromandel Area School, so please ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us on the page to get instant and up to date information, photographs and updates on school achievements.
This page will show all 'flyers' and 'notices' that go home during the school day (that often get stuck at the bottom of school bags or rubbish bins).
School Donations Scheme
Here is everything you need to know about the new School Donations Scheme that our Board of Trustees have opted into for 2020.
Crazy Day 2020
This year the Student Council group at school are holding Crazy Day on Tuesday the 29th of October! Once again each whanau will be split into two even groups. "Students must come dressed in theme! This is not a mufti day (points will be awarded to the best dressed TEAM). It is Halloween themed! There are whanau points to be won from this event, so make sure to bring your 'A' game. More information about the games, schedule, and teams will be given on the day. This is a whole school event, and it is important to involve everyone in all the games. There is no cost."
Reminder: Year 1 to 8 - Teacher Only Day - This Friday
All students in Year 1 to 8 will not be required to attend school this Friday. This is to support the Tuia 250 commemorations at Wharekaho.
School is open for all Y9-13 students. Year 9 - 10 students will be taking part in a yachting trip as part of the commemorations (please see separate permission slip that went home, and return to school asap). Buses will run as normal.
Senior Course Evening - Wednesday 23rd October - 5.30pm - School Library
Next week there will be a senior course evening held in the Library, for all Y10 to Y12 students and their whānau.
There will be a short presentation on NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement), to discuss how it works and answers any questions you may have, especially with the prospective changes over the next 2-3 years. Following this, there will be a presentation on courses offered in 2020, the opportunities and experiences that will be open to students, and career pathway information. Our senior teachers will all be present, and there will be an opportunity to meet with individual staff to discuss courses and subjects. We encourage as many people to attend as possible.
Some new events to lock into your calendar
Senior Course NCEA & Information Evening - For current Y10 to Y12 students and their whānau - Wednesday 23rd October - 5.30pm - Library
Teacher Only Day (Final one for the year) - Friday 29th November
Urgent Message: Primary Only (Y1-8) Teacher Only Day - Friday 18th October
We have decided to have a 'Primary Only' Teacher Only Day on Friday 18th October, in order to allow people to attend the Tuia 250 Commemorations at Wharekaho. All Year 1 to 8 students will not attend school on this day, unless they have been chosen to be part of the Kapa Haka group performing at Te Pōwhiri. All Year 9 to 13 students, not in Kapa Haka, will be required to attend school and there will be secondary staff here to teach them. If the weather permits, the Y9 and Y10 students will be taking part in a trip on this day, to Wharekaho (details to come soon). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but the significance of these commemorations is huge, and we would like to encourage everyone to get behind them.
While checking students' vaccination records on KAMAR, we have noticed many students have not produced an Immunisation Certificate to the office on enrolment. To make it easier for you, you can send our Office Administrator permission, via email, phone or through our website feedback form, to confirm your child(ren)'s immunisation with the Coromandel Family Health Centre (if this is your family doctor).
External Entries and study Support for Seniors
All senior students were given their external exam entry forms in July and are gradually completing them. These forms show which external exams students wish to take at the end of the year. We are required to have this information ready for NZQA by the 1st September and in order to process each entry we need these forms back by the 16th August. Seniors have also been given a calendar of weeks left until the externals start along with their NZQA login and credit score. Students are asked to plan for their deadlines and make space and time for study and completing internal assessments. Staff have also made themselves available during intervals and lunchtimes to support students should they wish to gain extra support or teaching. Click here for the teacher availability timetable!
Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh International Award scheme is now at Coromandel Area School. This is the world’s leading youth achievement award for students aged between 14 to 24.
Participants complete four sections at each level of Bronze, Silver & Gold: Voluntary Service, Skills, Physical Recreation & Adventurous Journey.
If you want more information, click on this link to the brochure and see Matua Chris Long.
Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre Opportunity
Another EPIC opportunity for our ākonga!
Four Coromandel students can apply to attend to attend a 5 day Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre course at Turangi, in December. They just need to be between 14 and 18 years.
The Spirit of Coromandel Trust pay for all the costs, travel, course, spending money to and from, and any gear that students don't have, they can borrow from OPC - so no excuses to not have a go!
This is on offer because the K2 Cycle Race started and finished in Coromandel last year and the Spirit of Coromandel Trust, who run this event, like to give something back to the community that help with the event each year.
Once all the applications are in they will interview each of the applicants.
Support our youth to be courageous and have a go at this EPIC opportunity!
If students would like support with filling in the application and/or interview techniques, they can see their mentor teacher of Mrs Hopoi. Click here for the application form.
Go to www.hillaryoutdoors.co.nz for more information on the course.
New Policies and Procedures website for CAS.
We are excited to announce that the our new Policy & Procedures site is now live and available to our school community. SchoolDocs is where whānau can go to see all our policies and procedures that have been tailored to our school. Click here for more information & how to access the site!
Community Dental Clinic - Term 3
The Community Dental Clinic is at our school for all of Term 3. Any 0-18 year old in the community is welcome to attend, free of charge. Open 8.30am till 4.00pm - Monday to Friday. Pop in and make an appointment or call 0800 Talk Teeth and you can get put through to the clinic.
New Polar Fleece Jumpers
Our new school jumpers have landed at The Warehouse in Thames. There is limited stock, due to the demand for this black material from other schools. However, another batch will soon be delivered.
- Size 4-6 = $42.00.
- Size 8-16 = $46
- Size S-XL = $57
New Whānau Tee Shirts
Our new Whānau Tee Shirts will be landing in The Warehouse in Thames on Monday 8th July. Sizes 4-16 - $24.50 Sizes S-L - $25.50
We are signing up to a new product called 'Career Central' that delivers career education through an online platform. This is currently being used by over 100,000 NZ school students, and we will initially be rolling this out next Term to all Year 9 to 13 students.
Career Central makes it possible for students to take ownership of their career plan and for parents & caregivers to be empowered to have career conversations with their child(ren). Students, parents and teachers will have 24/7 access on any device to this service. Our Careers Coordinator will use this platform to manage student pathways.
For more information click on the picture.
The Duke of Edinburgh International Award scheme is coming to Coromandel Area School.
We are looking for volunteers from our whānau & community to join a small group of teachers who would lead this programme in our kura.
This is the world’s leading youth achievement award for students aged between 14 to 24.
If you want more information, click on the link to the brochure.
If you are willing to join this group message our Facebook page, or send an email to email@example.com
There are a LOT of items of clothing & shoes sitting in the school library. All items that were named have been given back to the student.
However, we have Nike, Adidas, Hunting & Fishing clothes & shoes, school jackets, and brand new school shirts, all waiting to be claimed.
If you can describe what you are missing, and tell us the size, then you can claim it.
Call Yvette Storey on 07 8668893 ext 211, if you have any questions, or pop in next time you are in the school.