Student Leaders 2021

Male Co-Leader Emerson Smith
Female Co-Leader Molly Elliott
Student Council Secretary    Bella Kauri
Student Council Treasurer Lucy Gilligan
Sports Captains Regan Dalziel and Jessica Hanan
Performing Arts Captains Briony Milne and Jorgia Redfern
Academic Captains Alisa Chapple and Harry Flynn
House Leaders  
HIllary Grace Cherrington and Albert Higginson
Rutherford Hamish Bird and Ella Wieliczko
Sheppard Holly Mercer and Emerson Smith
Ngata Rose Lake and Kyann Williams
BOT Student Rep Ella Wieliczko


Early School Closure - Tuesday 16 February

The school will close at 1.30pm on Tuesday 16 February 2020 for Staff Professional Development. The library will be open until 3.10pm should your child need supervision for the remainder of the day. Please contact the school office by phoning 06 356 4817 to make a request for your son/daughter to be supervised until 3.10pm on this day. Buses will run as normal.

AFS Global Competence Certificate Programme

May be an image of 10 people, people standing and indoor

Congratulations to Hayley Atkin, Bella Barrie, Joshua Bourke, Kayleigh Greig, Rio Heldreth, France Magno, Angelica Montoya, Lily Patete, Jack Scrivener and Matai Tait who completed the 'AFS Global Competence Certificate' programme and received their certificates from our Mayor Grant Smith. ENZ collaborated with AFS and Massey University to offer a customised version of the 'AFS Global Competence Certificate' to selected Vietnamese and Palmerston North Year 10 students. This programme ran for 4 weeks and the learning platform was provided by AFS while Massey University facilitated the 4 zoom lessons.

On 15th December a graduation ceremony was held at the Palmerston North City Council Chambers and it was attended by the Palmerston North City Council Mayor Grant Smith, the Vietnamese Ambassador to New Zealand, H.E. Mr Ta Van Thong, and Education New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Grant McPherson.

NCEA - Learning Recognition Credits

NZQA released results for 2020 last week. The 2020 results files appear to not include Learning Recognition Credits (LRC), as NZQA is still working to calculate them.

Learning Recognition Credits are awarded to students who studied NCEA during 2020. Due to the disruptions caused by Covid-19 and the lockdowns it caused, students may have had less opportunity to earn credits during the year as they normally would.
For students living and studying in the rest of the country (not ACK), one LR credit will be awarded for every 5 credits they earned, up to the maximum number of LR credits permitted. LR credits might be awarded at any level.
Once NZQA have finished their calculations, a new file containing these results will be supplied to schools by NZQA and our records updated.

Starting at Secondary School

May be an image of child, food and text that says '2 00 Starting at secondary school'

Parents and whānau – starting secondary school can be a new experience for both you and rangatahi. Sharing some of the excitement (and nerves) can be a good for everyone.
Fun conversation starters could include:
“What I’m most looking forward to you being at high school is…”
“Would you rather me walk you to gates or just shout goodbye from the door?”
“What do you think will be the biggest difference between your last school and your new one?
You can also explore some helpful info here:

Congratulations to our 2020 Honours Award Recipients.

 2020 Senior Honours