Principal's Notes

Open Week this year saw a huge number of visitors join me in tours of the school in operation, over 350 by my estimation. We have had really positive feedback from our visitors about the ‘feel’ of the school, the engagement of our students and the enthusiasm of our teachers. Everyone remarked how little the impact …
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Junior Whanau Report Evening
Thursday 24 May 2-7pm

The Student/whanau/teacher interviews to discuss junior reports are on Thursday 24th May from 2pm until 7pm. School will finish at 12.40pm on the 5th of April for ALL students. Periods 1, 4 and 5 will run in the morning. Interviews can be booked at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and the school code for the bookings is tmva4. We encourage all students to attend the interviews with their whanau. A reminder that the …

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What You Need to Know

About Attendance & Truancy

You may find the information below interesting.

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Communications policy

The Co-Governance Board of WSC-NPow is at present reviewing its Communication Policy and is seeking feedback from whanau on the proposed new policy, which can be viewed here. If you would like to comment please submit using this form before Monday 4th June. The Policy Committee found the whanau feedback it received in previous policy consultations extremely useful in deciding how to proceed. Even …

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The Addams Family - A New Musical

The hit musical production of ‘The Addams Family’ opens TAPAC Theatre next week, 23rd – 30th May 2018 - 7PM and 27th May - 4PM. A spectacular musical comedy from the writers of the multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa. What happens when Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, grows …

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Dance Students Selected for YouDance 2018

Two groups of students from Year 13 Dance have been selected to present their own choreography at YouDance Festival this term. Christophe Bate, Eva Fuemana, Jae Lee, Georgia Menhennet, Kalea Tairi, Huiarangi Te Kare, Rarahu Wong and Eloise Woodley-Phillips will present their dances inspired by New Zealand Dance Company’s dance Rotunda, and their research into the First World War. YouDance …

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Midsummer Magic!

Another busy month in Drama with the year 12 students having completed eight performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream over two weeks. The style was 'future punk' which really suited the whacky, fast-paced style of the productions. There were some fabulous characters created and the production was full of surprises. Ms. Kayes edited the play down to a ripping 80 minutes and …

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Year 11 Trip to Hear APO

Each year the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) presents a Discovery Concert especially for secondary school students. This year we took 46 WSC students to experience this performance in our wonderful Auckland Town Hall. This is a venue I know and love to perform in and be an audience. It was a treat for me to introduce some of the students to …

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Greetings from the Visual Art Department

Its week three and we have definitely hit the ground running this term. The relative ‘busy’ness in the department is evident with the various Senior internal grades starting to be peer assessed, verified and entered. The Junior school has also been gathering momentum with Y10 Semester 1 students completing work for NCEA Level 1 and report evening for all Juniors …

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WSC/NPOW Hosts MacKillop Catholic College - Australia (ANZAC Challenge)

Western Springs College/Nga Puna O Waiorea had the privilege of hosting MacKillop Catholic College from Warnervale, NSW in Australia. This was the school’s (MacKillop) first international sports and cultural tour and also marking the one hundredth year anniversary since the end of WW1 as an ANZAC commemoration. Hosting MacKillop was wonderful and WSC/NPOW certainly lived up to their reputation of …

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Water Polo

WSC Senior A Boys’ Water Polo Following an intense term of training and games, the WSC Senior A Boys capped off their season by winning Gold at the NZSS Division 2 Nationals in Rotorua during the April school holidays. After winning their three pool games, the team met Takapuna Grammar in the quarter final round, coming out with an 8-3 …

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Western Springs Girls 1st XI Hockey 2018

Congratulations to our girls on securing a 9 – 0 win at their first game for the season last Friday night!!! We got off to a great start this year having begun our squad trainings in the first term under the guidance of our wonderful new coach Mr David Okey. It’s been fabulous to see all our girls return again …

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Strength & Conditioning Programme
at Les Mills

In addition to our Hockey girls having a dedicated skills training once a week, they have also been invited to participate in an exciting new programme instigated by Peter McIntyre at the Les Mills gym in the city known as Strength And Conditioning. Two afternoons a week for one hour each session for the next 10 weeks, the hockey girls …

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CONGRATULATIONS to the 1st XI Cricket Team for an outstanding first part of the 2018 School Cricket Season. The boys have won the 1A T20 competition to secure a place in the Premiere T20 Competition for 2019, against the top School teams in Auckland. The competition played in Tournament week, at Avondale Racecourse, was the place for some thrilling 3 …

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Te Kahu Ako
Since the end of 2015 Western Springs College - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea has been working to develop closer links with the local primary and intermediate schools that many of our students come from. This led to all the schools (the college, three intermediaries, and eight primaries) exploring the possibility of a more formal collaboration - a Kāhui Ako or …
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13 Reasons Why?

13 Reasons Why, Season two will be released worldwide on Friday 18 May. This show was widely watched by teenagers last year. Themes of suicide, sexual assault, consent, bullying and other issues made some viewers feel distressed and in need of support. Similar and equally confronting themes will be present in season two. In the lead-up to the release, some young people …

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40 Hour Famine


This year the 40 Hour Famine is raising money for refugee children from South Sudan. Conflict, famine and drought have led thousands of South Sudanese children to flee their homes, many without their parents. Money raised will help ensure these kids have access to nutritious food, clean water, safe toilets, a place to live, and education and play in child …
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Change Making at Springs
News from our Sustainability Groups

Change Making at Springs - News from our Sustainability Groups Waste Wise The panel for the Waste Wise Team has been meeting regularly and we have been busy planning exciting events for the whole of WSC/NPoW! Our vision is to become zero waste to landfill, and we want your ideas & help with this. We sent out a survey to …

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Community Notice

Teen Turbulence

Teen Turbulence
“Are you concerned about a teen or pre-teen in your life?  When working with Teens you’re bound to hit a bit of turbulence. They’re attracted to risk. They’re distracted from school. They’re prone to latching onto digital platforms exposing them to risks such as cyber bullying, porn and gaming addiction. Come along to Adrienne Wood’s event Teen Turbulence and find out …

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Community Notice

Tricks & Flips

Tricks & Flips
Tricks and Flips At Tricks and flips, we offer fun and affordable tumbling classes for kids. We teach to all age groups and abilities so whether you're a pro gymnast, trampoline enthusiast or just wanting to give it a go, we can provide a great class for you. Children will get the chance to learn handstands, cartwheels, walkovers, handsprings, back/front …

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Western Springs College
100 Motions Rd, Western Springs,
Auckland 1022, New Zealand
Phone (+64 09) 815 6730
Fax (+64 09) 815 6740
Email: admin@wsc.school.nz