From the Chair

Kia ora school whanau, We’ve been delighted to welcome our students back to the new school this term. I hope you were able to drop in earlier this week to look around the Ken Havill Centre for Learning. We have more new buildings coming on stream over the next few weeks - Gym, Whare Ako and Whare Tapere. There is …
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Principal's Notes

What an absolute pleasure it has been to introduce our students and then the community into our new school.  They joy of seeing our students adapt so quickly to the new environment and to take real pleasure in the opportunities that it provides is universal amongst my colleagues.  The awe with which the community has viewed the new facilities (over …
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Junior Health

HEALTH EDUCATION: YEAR 9 AND 10 JUNIOR SEXUALITY EDUCATION Year 9 and 10 Health classes will begin their sexuality education later this term. Year 9 classes will begin the sexuality unit of work in either week 7 or 8 (depending on when they finish the Y9 Drug unit of work, which is being done currently). The first sexuality topic is …
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Peace Ambassadors

An enthusiastic group of students from year 10 to 12 attended the Peace Ambassadors Training Day in April. Ali and Andrea from the Peace Foundation came to teach us about dealing with conflict in a peaceful way, sorting stuff out with family and friends, and communicating effectively. It was a fun day with lots of activities, and everyone came away …
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The Spoken Word Group - Ngā Hine Pūkōrero

The Spoken word group Ngā Hine Pūkōrero  consisting of students Arihia Hall, Terina Wichman-Evans, Manaia Tuwhare-Hoani and ex-student Matariki Bennett are back from their amazing trip to Las Vegas in the school holidays where they were the first team from Australasia to  perform in Brave New Voices, the biggest youth poetry slam competition in the world. They competed with 50 …
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STOP PRESS....Congratulations!! Congratulations to our band Park Rd on making it through to the National Final of SmokefreeRockQuest 2019. This recent achievement follows on from their success at the regionals and takes them to the next level with other groups from around the country. Park Rd will perform at the National SmokefreeRockquest Final on at the Bruce Mason Centre, Saturday September 14 at …
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Gifted and Talented

Gifted and talented students at WSC-NPoW are encouraged to apply for the many scholarships and opportunities offered by external providers throughout the school year. These opportunities are an excellent way of broadening horizons, meeting like minds and being further challenged in the areas in which these students excel. Congratulations to Alexander Barnes, a Year 13 student at WSC-NPoW who was …
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Sport News

During the school holidays, the New Zealand u15s  Netball Nationals and New Zealand U17s nationals took place. The u15s was held as always in Tarankai and WSC premier 1 player Brooke Caddy represented Netball Waitakere U15/1s at this 3 day tournament. NW u15/1s beat Auckland u15/1 by 15 in the grand final so Brooke is a NZ u15 champion. A …
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News from the International Department

Twenty-one new international students started with us this term and are now starting to settle into the new environment.  The International Department held a two-day orientation at the beginning of the term. They learned about a lot of new things such as school life at Western Springs College, living with a Kiwi homestay family and the school facilities including our new …
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Community Notices

Casual Work I am looking for a school Mum or Dad who would like some casual work during school hours helping me with my home staging business. So if you have some spare time and would like to make some money and just maybe you have a flair for putting rooms together (but fear not, no experience is necessary as …
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Blended Family Success: Expert Advice

ONE DAY ONLY.  Essential information for every couple on how create a united, supportive home life and help children adjust in a step family. Overcome common challenges and learn practical strategies that really work!  Live happily ever after in your stepfamily! Last workshop this year. Numbers limited. Saturday 7th September: 8.30am – 3.30pm Venue: The Parenting Place, Greenlane, Auckland For tickets go to: www.blendedfamilysuccess.nz/events    email: adele@stepfamilyhelp.info  
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We Are Giving Away $1,000 In Student Exchange Grants

Western Springs College can nominate up to 5 students to apply for a grant from the Give Back Exchange Fund The Give Back Exchange Fund will provide 60 exchange students across New Zealand with a grant that will dramatically reduce their student exchange program fee. Students will pay only for their flights, insurance, visa application fees and any required airport …
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Teen Turbulence Event

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 and prone to latching onto risky peer groups and risky online platforms. Come along to Adrienne Wood’s event Teen Turbulence and find out how you can shield your adolescent from emotional harm. See the Teen …
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Western Springs College
100 Motions Rd, Western Springs,
Auckland 1022, New Zealand
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