26 October 2018
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For most of the year our students and teachers work hard to learn and reach their potential together. In contrast, examinations are the first time for many students that they have to demonstrate their learning on their own - silently - in a large hall with hundreds of other students.
Recently our seniors took part in their ‘derived grade examinations’. These are designed to mimic the final external assessments in November. They provide valuable feedback ensuring students have every opportunity to reach the standard required. Over the next few weeks many students will be studying hard to ensure they take on board all of the feedback and reach a high level of attainment in their final examinations.
Last term our students made an impact across the community and notably, we have received a number of emails about students who have been very active helping others - either as volunteers in retirement villages (thanks Keira, Georgia and others) or as students out in primary schools across the Wellington. I would also like to acknowledge the impact that our Peer Mentors, Peer Tutors and Peer Support Leaders have had this year. Our Year 13 students have been very involved in promoting learning across our school and this has become an important part of our school culture.