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2018 Start of Year Information

 

Week One at Rolleston College.
Week 1 begins Tues 30th January with a Mihi Whakatau welcome for learners at 8.50am. We will gather in the auditorium. This week will be a full week with school starting at 8:50am and finishing at 3pm everyday, except for Wednesday when we will finish at 2:20pm. All learners will be in whānau for the first week of the year. Wednesday afternoon will be ‘Top Team’ in the afternoon so learners must bring  PE gear.

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Timetable.
All learners will receive their Term 1 timetable during the first week of school.

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Stationery.
A full list of stationery is available on our website.

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Uniform.
The school uniform is available for purchase online from www.nzuniforms.comNZ uniforms is also located  455 Blenheim Road, Sockburn.

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Technology & Devices.
Learners are encouraged to have their preferred device for use at school. All devices need the ability to run a web browser for Google Apps and other learning resources. 2GB RAM, 7” minimum screen size, 5-6 hours battery life and wireless network capability.  We are recommending a Chromebook for most class use. Part of the learning programme offered will cover digital citizenship and cybersafety. Please ensure you have a carry case and appropriate size school bag for the safe transport of the device. Devices are a key tool for learning and are the responsibility of the learner.  

Please refer to the ‘Device Specifications’ information on our website.

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Culture, Arts & Sports.
All sports teams and extracurricular activities will be advertised and available in 2018 in response to student need.

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Parent Action Group.
Interested in helping our school community grow? If you love to help & be part of the Parent Army – help with school activities, odd jobs, fundraising, etc. If you’re interested or would like to be on our mailing list, please email Rachel Skelton at rollestoncollegepag@gmail.com

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Donations & Subject Fees.
The school donation is $75 per learner or $65 each for two or more learners from the same family.

Selected class fees are set by the class teacher Year 9 fees ranges from $0-$45 per term.  Year 10 Selected classes range from $0-$70 per semester.

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Selected Learning.
Selected learning options have been chosen by the majority of learners. If your child has not yet chosen these will be followed up in Term One of next year.  Selected Learning will require some specialist stationery and there will be some costs associated with some selected learning for materials.

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Canteen.
Open Thursday and Friday during break and lunchtime. EFTPOS is available

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Transport.
Transport for rural learners – School Transport who work with the Ministry of Education are responsible for providing schools with bus services or resourcing.  As a rule, to be eligible for assistance, learners need to be in zone and living beyond a 4.8km radius of our school.   For learners who are in zone and within the 4.8km radius no paid transport service will be provided.  Existing buses will continue for 2018 and there are no new bus routes.

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School Zone.
Please note that the college is keeping to its enrolment scheme. Check the website for clarification as we are not accepting out of zone enrolments.

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Ako Learning Coach.
Each Ako Learning Coach will have 18-20 students in 2018 and the coach will remain with them throughout their time at the college, where possible. Learners will be in the same whānau while at school.

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Lockers.
Lockers will be allocated for learners on the first day. It is recommended that learners bring a 4 number combination lock to keep their belongings secure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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