NZQA Fees

Reminder, students entered into internal or external NCEA standards must pay NZQA fees every year to have their results recorded on their Record of Achievement and to receive certificates. There are separate fee structures for domestic students and international students. The NZQA fee structure remains largely unchanged to previous years, however, a couple of years ago there was a change for students who are considering doing New Zealand scholarship exams and are not eligible for financial assistance. Each scholarship exam now incurs a $30 fee in addition to the $76.70 NCEA assessment fee.

Financial assistance is available for domestic students to help with the payment of entry fees. Financial
assistance is not available to international fee-paying students. Families who meet the financial assistance criteria based on income, benefit or multiple-candidate
applications will have the fee reduced. This fee will cover all NCEA and New Zealand scholarship exams.

Financial Assistance information is available on the NZQA website. A link to the Financial Assistance Application Form is also available on that webpage.

Festival of Cultures 2019

Our annual Festival of Cultures week was held on 11-15 March. This is an exciting week where students and staff celebrate the cultural diversity in our school. Thank you for everyone’s support and contribution to the festivities. The highlights of the week were the Japanese Open Room on Monday, the Amazing Race on Tuesday, the Market Day on Wednesday, the Cultural Soiree on Thursday, and the International Soccer Match and International Dress Day on Friday.

Our Festival of Cultures week coincides with the Palmerston North Festival of Cultures opening on Saturday 16 March. This is a week of celebration involving music, food, workshops and craft. The week culminates with the Cultural Fair on Saturday 23 March in the Square. We encourage you all to head down and join in the fun!

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Art News

Well done to the Year 9 and 10 students who took part in the Junior Idol in Week 6. It was great to see so many enthusiastic and talented students perform!

On Thursday 14 March, the winners from the Junior Idol joined other musical, dance and cultural performers and showcased their talents at the Cultural Soiree. This was the first Soiree of the year and coincided with our Festival of Cultures Week.

If you missed this Soiree, we encourage you to come and see our talented students perform in this year’s Production - Sequinned Suits and Platform Boots. Performances run from 2nd-4th May 2019 in the College Auditorium. Tickets are $10 from the school office (limited door sales available). We look forward to seeing you there!

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Congratulations to our Canoe Polo teams who competed in the regional tournament recently. The Junior Open team came sixth and the Senior Girls were second! Well done to all involved.

Winter Sports Sign-Up

Reminder, sign-up sheets for winter sports are in the gym foyer! If you have any queries regarding winter sports, please see Miss Greig, Director of Sports.

Athletic Sports Results 2019

Thank you to all those who attended Athletics Day on Thursday 7 March. We had a fantastic day and it was great to see so many students getting involved! Well done to Sheppard house for taking out the 2019 Athletic Sports title.

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