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I am writing to inform you of changes to the end of the school year and Prize-giving for students in Years 11-13.
As you will be aware NZQA announced that NCEA exams will now begin on Monday 22 November. This is due to the disruption caused by the recent lockdown. An updated NZQA exam timetable can be found here
Changing the end of year arrangements and postponing the Prize-giving ceremony will support Year 11-13 students to continue to be engaged in the extra two weeks of learning time.
Extension of teaching for Senior students
With NCEA exams now beginning on 22 November, all Senior students will be expected to attend classes up to and including Tuesday 16 November (week 5). Normal timetabled classes will run until the end of Week 3. We will then run a ‘flexi’ approach until Monday 15 November (week 5). During this ‘flexi’ time students must still attend all classes, but can choose what work to do, or attend workshops that are offered by teachers. Students can also focus on completing internal assessments and/or preparing for external exams.
This mixed approach aims to provides structure and flexibility, promoting greater engagement and allowing students to prioritise their time.
Exam leave for Senior students will begin on Wednesday 17 November
Changes to Prize-giving
To ensure we can run Prize-giving ceremonies at either Alert Levels 1 or 2, Senior and Junior Prize-giving ceremonies will be held separately this year. The Senior Prize-giving will be held on Tuesday 16 November. If we are at Alert Level 1 it will be held at Wellington College with students and families, and if at Alert Level 2 it will be held at WEGC for students only, with live-streaming available.
The Junior prize-giving will be held at WEGC for students and/or families depending on the Alert Levels on Wednesday 15 December.
Ngā mihi nui
Gael Ashworth (Principal)