The Ministry of Education has informed schools that school holidays have been altered. They now begin on Monday 30th March and end on Tuesday 14th April. At the end of the school holidays, school will be open for distance learning but not physically open. Subject teachers of all Seniors and Year 7-10 Maths, English, Science and Social Science will email parents by Wednesday evening to inform them of the expectations of students for this week. They will email again on or before Tuesday 14th April to inform parents about the online learning for the period of time after the holidays but before face to face teaching resumes.
I am very proud of the staff at Menzies College, they are a hardworking bunch who firmly keep students at the centre of all they do. They have worked hard over the last week to prepare for this eventuality. Issuing of Chromebooks went smoothly and students have had instruction on how to access Google Classrooms. Physical material has been made available to students who require it. Please be aware that Teachers are also parents, caregivers and humans. Don’t place unrealistic expectations on them, they are working from home for the last part of this week and after the holidays but as of Saturday they are on holiday.
Thank you for continuing to be a wonderfully supportive community, keep safe, be kind and where you can spread joy.
Option choices for 2020 are now organized onto a Google Website for easy viewing anywhere anytime. Follow the link provided underneath or via the hotlinks list.
Click Here for Senior Options Website
Ministry of Education Health Warning
PB4L Achievement Slip Draw:
Congratulations to the following students and staff member for winning the achievement slip draws:
Macy Hill, Micah Karamaena, Teajin Karetai-Erihe, Chloe Laurie and Mrs Barbara Williams.
Your vouchers can be collected from the office. It is good to see so many achievement slips coming in!
Well done all! Remember to keep showing respect and keep those achievement slips coming in.
To further refine the reporting system can you please take a few minutes to answer the following questions as part of our ongoing review of communications between home and school that focus on our student learning.
Please take some time to fill out the "Menzies College Reporting Form 2019" by clicking the link below.
Term 1 Week 7 (23rd March - 27th March)
24th School Closed Until Futher Notice
24th-27th Online Learning
28th-10th April Term 1 Holidays
10th Easter - Good Friday
14th Distance Learning Begins
To find out about gaining NCEA credits by obtaining your Driver's Licence click here
CLICK HERE to download the Blanket Consent Form (all students must complete and return this form to cover low-risk activities outside the classroom)
To keep in touch with what is happening at Menzies College, simply text "follow themenziesway" to 8987. This will allow you to receive updates by text message on your phone. You do not need to be a user of Twitter to receive these texts. Messages will be limited to things like: informing you of practice cancellations, reminders of upcoming events etc etc.
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For recent events and to keep up to date with all that Menzies has to offer, please visit the school Facebook page
(Note that the Facebook page is sporadically checked for incoming messages - please call the school office directly to make contact.)
Senior Practice Exam Timetable 2019
Senior Option Choices
Click here for the Vocational Pathways Profile Builder
The Occupation Outlook provides a snapshot of 50 key occupations in New Zealand, highlighting the cost of study, income potential and job prospects. It is designed to be one of the first places young people look when making a decision on career options. Click here for the Occupation Outlook download page (available as Android and Apple apps)