IHC Art Awards - People's Choice WinnerMalachi

Congratulations to Malachi Oldridge who won the 2019 IHC Art Awards People’s Choice Award for his artwork, My Nani as a Māori Girl. Malachi’s artwork was selected as the favourite from the 30 finalists. Thank you to everybody who voted! Malachi was presented with the People’s Choice Award and his prize of $1,000 at the IHC Art Awards gala evening at Shed 6 in Wellington. During this awards presentation, the 30 finalist artworks were also auctioned, with all proceeds going directly to the artists. Malachi was also presented with 3rd place overall.

Malachi was recently interviewed by Stuff. Click here to read the article. Photo credit David Unwin (Stuff).

Senior Exams

Senior Exams will be held Wednesday 11 September to Tuesday 17 September (Week 8 and 9). The library will be open for study during the day. Morning exams will run from 9.10am-12.10pm and most afternoon examinations will run from 1.10pm-4.10pm. There will be a few exceptions. Be on time for your exams and come prepared. If you have a clash, please alert your teachers for alternative times. Click here to view the examination timetable

Years 11-13 are permitted to wear mufti during the examination period (normal mufti code applies).

These examinations provide an opportunity for both your child and their teachers to get an indication of their academic progress. They are also important because if for an unforeseen circumstance, such as an illness or accident, where your child cannot sit an NCEA examination, then the grades they achieve in the school examinations will be used as evidence for derived grades.

Exams 2019

Year 9 2020 Enrolment

We welcome Expressions of Interests from parents and students interested in joining Awatapu College in 2020. Expressions of Interest forms are available on our website or from the School Office. Once we have received this form, the School Office will be in contact with parents to confirm an enrolment interview. Enrolment interviews for Year 9 students will take place on either Thursday 5 September or Tuesday 10 September 2019 at the College.

Senior Leadership Nominations and Scholarship Applications

Nominations for 2020 Senior Leadership Positions, Senior Honours and Senior Scholarships close 3.30pm Monday 16 September 2019. Nomination forms are available from the school office or for download here:

Senior Leadership Nomination Form

Senior Honours Nomination Form

Scholarship Application

SENIOR LEADERSHIP NOMINATIONS include co-leader, house leader, arts captain, sports captain, academic captain and student council positions. These positions are open to all current Year 12 students. The expectation is that students running for leadership positions will also be considered for house leader roles. All of those students looking to become a co-leader will have to the opportunity to speak to the school before the election.

SENIOR HONOURS AWARD NOMINATIONS are for outstanding achievement in the areas of service, sport, culture and/or arts. Nominations are for Year 13 students only.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS cover all scholarships offered at Awatapu College, e.g. Education Trust scholarships, PTA scholarships. Applications are open to all Year 13 students.

Board of Trustees Student Rep Election 2019/2020

Nominations for the Board of Trustees Student Representative 2019/2020 will open Friday 23 August. Nomination forms are available from the School Office and should be returned to the Returning Officer, Denny Brunton, by 12 noon on Friday 6 September.

Young Women In LeadershipYMIL

Earlier this year six senior students were given the opportunity to partake in the Massey Young Women in Leadership programme. The students involved were Sophia Babbage, Tori Harvey Ingham, Emma Kimura, Ashleigh Richards, Lucy Scrivener and Ashley Taylor.

The focus of the programme was to develop student’s teamwork, leadership, negotiation skills and presentation/public speaking. The group were also given the opportunity to meet with other young women who have created charities and businesses of their own.

As part of the programme, the group were tasked with creating a project for their local community. The group brainstormed many ideas and eventually chose to create small care packages for a women's based charity. Using their new found wisdom and enthusiasm, the group set about researching local charities, eventually deciding on the Women's Refuge. After meeting with the organisation, the group selected appropriate items for the care packages and approached local businesses for sponsorship. The students also collected many donations from the families of the student body and staff. Some of these donations were hand made specifically for this project, including hand sewn bags which were made with the help from staff. In all, over 200 care packages were produced, each with a personalised tag expressing well wishes. The care packages will be given to women seeking refuge in the safe houses provided by the Women's Refuge.

This project would not have been possible without the help and support of local businesses, the families of our student body and teachers - thank you to everybody for their involvement and help in the completion of this project.

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