Academic Programme 2018

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page or click here to download a copy of the Academic Programme and Option Forms for 2018.

Year 13 Testimonial Application
Pdf attached at the bottom of this page.

Student Network Accounts and Network Access:
You are no longer required to sign the AUP Agreement.

Lost your password?

Your password is extremely important because it gives you
  • Access to any school computer
  • Internet/WiFi
  • File storage
  • Printing
  • Email
  • School Calendar
Soon it will give you access to personal information such as your school reports, NCEA and Cambridge progress, and much more. 

It would be dangerous to let your password fall into other hands. 


You should change your password on a regular basis. You can change your password by logging into a school computer, pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and choosing the "Change a Password" option.
Alternatively, you can use the "Change my Password" menu item in the "About Me" menu at the top of this page.

If you have lost your password, your subject teacher may be able to help. Otherwise you can visit the library and ask for help from a librarian. 

Remember to always be aware of the Network rules and follow them, otherwise you run a risk of losing your network account for a time

Your smart device

 We encourage you to bring a smart device to school to use in class. Smart devices include laptops, tablets and phones. There are some important rules about using smart devices:
Phones are never permitted to be used in class but smart devices can be used sometimes. This means that phones can never be used to make phone calls or to send texts while you are in the classroom.

However, If and only if, your teachers says "this is a smart lesson" or "this is a smart activity", you can use your smart device to access educational material for the lesson. 

If you use your smart device outside of those times, you may lose access to the Internet or lose your account for a period of time.

Accessing the school site from home:
The school Intranet can be accessed from home as easily as it can be from school. 

Careers   - Located A19

Unitec Course Planning - Wednesday 30 August, at lunchtime in A19.  Staff will be here to help students apply for courses.

Unitec Open Day - Saturday 26 August, 10am -2pm.

'AUT LIVE' Open Day - Saturday 2 September - students need to register on AUT website and they will be able to create their own timetable for the day. No hardcopy guides available.

University of Auckland 'Course and Careers Day' - Saturday 2 September - programmes avalaible in Careers  - use link below to register for free travel on public transport to the university.  Registration closes midnight 17 August.

Victoria University - Wellington Campus Open Day - Friday 1 September.

Massey University Online Enrolment process on their website will be disrupted between 5pm Wednesday 16 August and Wednesday 23 August.  Please try again after that.  See Careers if there is a problem. 

Scholarships to NZ Universities 2018
Closing dates for these are approaching.  If you are applying for any scholarships you need to fill in an Application for Principal's Reference Form.  Download and print Principal's Reference form (available from Careers) three weeks before the closing date to allow Careers time to complete the required references by the closing date.  If you are asked for an email contact please use

The following is a list of University Scholarship closing dates and the required date for Careers to receive your Principal's Reference request form.
                                 Principal's Refernce            Scholarship
                                 Request Required by:             Closing Date
Victoria University           25 August                      15 September

University Accommodation  Applications - You must hand in an applicaton for a Principal's reference to Careers by August 25 so that Ms Thomson can complete the required confidential reference.

University Course Closing Dates for 2018.
AUT - Course applications close 24 November except for Design and Communication Studies which are 29 September.
University of Canterbury - Applications close 11 December except for Bachelor of Fine Arts Intermediate Year closes 15 November and Music closes 21 October.
University of Otago - Applications close 10 December except 
Teacher Education Programmes - 31 August. 
Music Performance - 1 September. 
Radiation Therapy, Oral Health and Dental Technology - 15 September.
University of Auckland - Applications close 8 December
Bachelor of Music - 31 August. 
Dance Studies, Fine Arts - 1 October. 
Education, Science, Social Work, Health and PE - 1 Dec.
Massey University - Applications close - 26 January 2018.
Bachelor of Aviation - 1 November. 
Design, Fine Arts, Maori Visual Arts and Commercial Music - 1 October. 
Nursing and Social Work - 30 November.   
Speech and Language Therapy - 5 December

Please read the prospectus to confirm the closing date for your course.

Studylink - Students can sign up to Studylink to receive "Starting Out" information by email.  These emails will give students tips and hints to help them through the process of making decisions about tertiary study.  Sign up at:

Interested in an Apprenticeship?  Visit a new website for information on how to create a profile.  Employers will contact you directly if your profile matches their search criteria.

Your Drivers Licence is now worth NCEA Credits.
Learners - L1, 2 credits
Restricted - L2, 4 credits
Full - L2, 2 credits

Steps to take:
- Download and print the NZTA Class 1 Driver Licence - Recognition of Prior Learning Sheet.
- Fill it in and bring with your licence to Careers for checking.
- Careers will check and then the school will load the relevant credits on your Record of Learning.

Visit Tearaway Magazine.  A free online magazine for NZ Youth.

Careers Events - Open Days and Career Events will be found here.

Remote access to the School Network

You can now access school computer remotely from your home. It is very easy and you will be able to use some of the programs that you can use on a school computer. 

Simply go to in your web browser and log in using your school account

Important Notes:
  1. Please use Internet Explorer. 
       NOTE: * if you wish to use Google Chrome you will be ask to        
                      accept/connect another extra button.
        2. Enter your School Email Address (eg
            And the same password you use to login to computers

       3.  Click Sign In

Sports News

Check out all of this week's fixtures, now available on the intranet.  These will be updated as they change and cover Monday through to the following Wednesday (updated each Monday) so you always have the most up to date information of when and where your game is.


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