Start of Year – Year 9 and Peer Support

January 31, 2018

Wednesday, 31 January and Thursday, 1 February (8.45 am – 3.15 pm) – Discovery Days

We look forward to welcoming our new Year 9 students tomorrow, Wednesday 31 January – 8.45 am outside the hall.

Students should wear school uniform and bring with them a pen, paper, and their e-device. Being a full day, students should bring lunch and morning tea. Otherwise, the school canteen will be open at interval and lunch time.

These days are designed to orientate them to Taradale High School. Students will be given information about their timetable during these two discovery days.

Meet the form teacher, Thursday 1 February – 5 pm.

‘Meet the form teacher’ for new Year 9 students and their parents and caregivers takes place on Thursday, 1 February at 5 pm through to 6.30 pm, in the school hall. Please note this differs from information previously on our website.

Friday, 2 February – Expectations Day

On Friday, 2 February, students in Year 10 -13 return to school alongside the Year 9 students, and there will be a whole of school Powhiri to welcome our new students and staff members. Parents and caregivers are warmly welcome to attend. The Powhiri will commence at 10 am so we invite you to arrive at 9.50 am. Depending on the weather forecast, please ensure your son/daughter has adequate sun protection (including a hat). Please note that the school office will be closed from 10-10.30am, to allow all staff to attend the Powhiri.

There is the same start time of 8.45 am on Friday, 2 February but please note the school day finishes earlier at 2.25 pm. Students should bring pen, paper and their e-device.

Monday, 5 and Tuesday, 6 February – School Closed.

Wednesday, 7 February – school resumes, full timetable.

School resumes, with full timetable, on Wednesday, 7 February, 8.45 am – 3.15 pm.

Each Friday, beginning Friday, 9 February, classes will commence at 9.20 am, as teachers will be taking part in professional development groups.

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