Principal's Notes

How wonderful it has been over the last week to be part of the award ceremonies that have been so carefully put together by our wonderful staff.  It is great to acknowledge the superb work of our students.  I will never forget the statement from a departing colleague “The kids here at Springs are ridiculously talented!”  They certainly are, and …
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Sports Prizegiving

I would like to congratulate all the award winners who attended Monday night's Sports Prizegiving.  Over 300 student, coaches and parents were present and it was a night to remember.  Guest speaker, Honey Hireme, 15 aside Black Fern, Sevens All Star, current Kiwi Fern Womens' Rugby League and NRL superstar was very inspiring.  A big thank you to Sami Va'auli and …
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More Sports News....
Ski Team The WSC Ski Team recently spent three days at the North Island Secondary Schools Ski Champs at which schools all over the North Island competed in a giant slalom race. Conditions were unfavourable for the first two days, but on the third day the organisers were able to get a race away. The snow conditions made the course …
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Rebuild Update

The only way is up..... Waiorea Build Sites (Whare Tapere, Whare Ako) - Roofing is being completed. New Main Teaching Block - glazing (windows). Gymnasium - Finishing level 2 flooring slabs and side panels. Temporary Technology Block - completed and operational. Planned site works and Demolition for November - Site works and foundations to library are underway. No demolitions planned. …
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Entrepreneurs - Mikayla and Helena's "My Vege Wall" grows awards!

My Vege Wall  won runner-up in the Young Enterprise Award Regional finals last week.  "My Vege Wall" is a Young Enterprise project designed for vertical building dwellers who want to maintain a garden in a smaller footprint area such as an apartment.  Mikayla and Helena worked through many technical challenges to solve their problem of how to grow an apartment garden.  Mikayla also won …
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Science Department

Level 1 Science Students Your exam is the Level 1 Biology exam, and is on Tuesday 27th of November at 9:30am. We will run three workshops, as follows: Wednesday 14th November, 9am - 11am. Focus on fungi. Thursday 15th November, 9am - 11am. Focus on nutrient cycling. Friday 16th November, 9am - 11am. Focus on bacteria. Students should come with …
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World Vision - NOT FOR SALE

Across the month of October, the Herald teamed up with World Vision to make New Zealanders aware of some terrible problems particularly in Myanmar and Bangladesh faced by young women. Called ‘Not for Sale’ the media campaign set out to educate and confront us about how different the daily lives and expectations of these young girls could be compared to …
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International Department News

International students school holiday trips During the October school holidays, we had two international trips.   We went to Parakai Springs in the first week of the holidays and enjoyed playing in the lovely hot water.  We also had a picnic lunch by the pool under the gorgeous weather.  In the second week of the holidays, we got lost at …
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The Junior Arts Festival 2018 Friday 16th November – next week! Showing: 3.30pm and 5.30pm TAPAC Theatre and Foyer - Western Springs College Students, families, friends and staff are invited to our annual Junior Arts Festival – celebrating the work of junior Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Arts on Friday 16th November. This year we are again very lucky …
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Spoken Word

For the second year WSC and Ngā Puna o Waiorea have entered in the Word – The Front Line Spoken Word competition run by Action Education competing against 44 other schools. The Puna o Waiorea team consisting of  Matariki Bennett, Te Rina Wickman-Evans, Manaia Tuwhare- Hoani and Arihia Hall made it through to the finals to face off five other teams in …
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Community Notices

Baboons on Balloons - Pt Chevalier School

For full information check out this link https://getbob.co.nz/ Gift One to a Charity Regular price$10.00 We’d love to partner with you to support vulnerable littlies in the community. We think they’d love this book! Any book purchased for charity will be donated on your behalf to one of three charities to gift to the little ones in their care: • Auckland …
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Water Safety Weekend

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