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Principal’s Panui 8 April 2021

Principal’s Panui 8 April 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku I trust you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break. The end of the term is near and for many of our Year 11 -13 students there will be important NCEA deadlines that must be met by the end of the term. I invite you to please look carefully at the assessment deadlines included in this panui and just ask your son or daughter how well they are progressing to meet these must-do expectations. Our 60th Jubilee Celebration this weekend. It has been 60 years since the foundation cohort was welcomed into…

Principal’s Panui 1 April 2021

Principal’s Panui 1 April 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku Academic Tracking In conjunction with our focus on student wellbeing, staff will be following a process of academic tracking, designed to ensure parents receive timely information around senior students’ progress and performance across assessments. Subject teachers, Heads of Faculty and deans will be working closely in the use of a range of intervention strategies from using our school’s WARM conversation process to requesting attendance at departmental tutorials. WARM Conversation Process What is the story – What has happened? Identify the challenge or obstacle. Affect – Who is being affected and how. Repair the…

Principal’s Panui 26 March 2021

Principal’s Panui 26 March 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku It gives me great pleasure to share with you that Rutherford College has been serving families in Te Atatu Peninsula and surrounding areas for the past 60 years. As part of our 60th-year celebrations, Rutherford would like to welcome you and your whanau to our community open day. The Saturday event is a free event and is an opportunity for the community to come and see our wonderful campus and the huge range of subjects and activities on offer at the school. There will be guided tours, from 10:30am to 12:30pm where you can…

Principal’s Panui 19 March 2021

Principal’s Panui 19 March 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku Normally by now, I would have shared the following story at assemblies but due to the hall being out of use and lockdowns, etc my teaching time in the assembly hall to remind students of our 'must-do' expectations and school values has not occurred as often as I would like. The Triple Filter Test - keep this philosophy in mind the next time you hear, and are about to repeat a rumor or something that you read or saw on social media. In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded…

Principal’s Panui 12 March 2021

Principal’s Panui 12 March 2021

Kia ora te whanau o Te Kotuku PST conferences The process of self-reflection is important in itself and knowing what you what to achieve for the year starts with a goal and is then backed up by strategies that help support achieving those targets. When done well planning supports the required level of focus on forthcoming commitments (deadlines). Dreams become goals, goals become agreed priorities and then energy flows where attention needs to go. If you made a promise to yourself then honour it (pono). In this way, you build trust in your future self through your daily actions. Information…

Principal’s Panui 5 March 2021

Principal’s Panui 5 March 2021

Kia ora Te Whanau o Te Kotuku Another interesting week and a first full week of online learning for 2021. It may not be the last time. Thank you to all staff, students and whanau for doing your bit. For more information on what education looks like at alert level 2 please click here. As of Thursday, 1150 of the 1380 (83%) students at Rutherford had logged in to the online platform via the Junior and Senior Google classroom pages. At the end of Wednesday, 400 students had not registered and after some follow-up by Tutor Teachers and Deans, another…

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Principal’s Panui 26 February 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku We have been working on updating our policies and procedures during 2020. This is important and necessary to ensure they are fit for purpose and reflect any changes to the legislature, most recently and considered in this update are the changes to the Education and Training Act 2020. You can find the draft version of the Board Policies on our website and invite you to send your feedback to us by Friday, 19 February 2021. Please send your feedback to [email protected] All feedback will be considered and a final version will be ratified by…

Principal’s Panui 19 February 2021

Principal’s Panui 19 February 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku The short sharp 3-day lockdown has allowed us to gather some data. What we have learned is 1067 of our 1380 students (77%) have logged on to google classroom and are accessing digital learning.  We also know that 82% of students have logged onto their My Mahi page as part of the tutor group, time management, habits of success, and life skills programme. I would urge that those that can, make this is a priority and get on and do it, and those that can’t for whatever reason ask for the required help.…

Principal’s Panui – 11 February 2021

Principal’s Panui – 11 February 2021

NCEA Results 2020 The results from our NCEA students in 2020 were very pleasing.  80% of students at Year 11 achieved Level 1 with 40% endorsing with merit and 20% endorsing with excellence, an overall combined endorsement rate of 60%.  Six out of ten students who achieved Level 1 did so at a high level. Numeracy and Literacy pass rates were both 90%. Every student whether they finish the year or not are counted in this data, across Years 11, 12 or 13. Part of our role at Rutherford is to support students who are ready to transition to work…

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Junior Mixed Touch Season

As the Western Zone Touch competition was set up as a one-day tournament, we decided to enter our Junior Mixed Touch team into a seasonal competition as well. Therefore, we entered into the North Harbour competition for the season. Our games were every Tuesday at Hato Petera College in Northcote. The team was scheduled for four pool games over that period and came out of the round robin undefeated with 18 tries for and only 3 against. This placed us in good stead heading into the final vs Takapuna Grammar that was played on Tuesday, 24 November. Thanks to the…

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