Principal's Notes:

Stop Press: Ex Springs student receives unconditional offer from Oxford University Eunsoo Chang who attended Springs in 2018 has contacted me to share in this good news.  He has been accepted into Oxford’s electrical engineering programme, and has opted for the deferment of entry until October 2021 because of the Covid-19 situation.  Eunsoo extends his thanks to all of his …

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2021 Senior Course Selection:

Senior Course Selections for current Year 10-12 students are due on Friday 18th September. Course selection will take place online through the school portal. Information on how to access and complete the course selection process will be emailed out today.  There is a Careers Department slide presentation for Year 10 students to assist with course planning from Year 11 onwards. …

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Year 11 MCAT Exam:

The Year 11 Maths MCAT is on Tuesday 15th September at 8.45 am in the Hall. The MCAT runs for 1 period only. Students return to their normal timetabled classes after the MCAT.  A reminder to all students sitting the MCAT that they are not allowed to wear watches during this external exam and phones must be turned off and …

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Danger at the school gate:

Whānau, please help us keep your children safe at the end of the day: Please don't park on the yellow lines, when dropping off or picking up your child; even if they are just a minute away.  It puts students and other drivers in danger. Please don't be abusive to our staff if they have to ask you to move …

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Tree Planting - August 2020:

Tuatahi ake me tuku aku mihi mahana ki ngā ringaringa maha i āwhinatia e mātou kia tiaki i ā Papatūānuku, i te Wao Nui a Tāne whānui, āno nei tō tātou awa a Waititiko. Tēnei au te tuohu atu kia tātou katoa. He waka eke noa. I had the utmost privilege in helping our community plant trees down at Meola …

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Tree Planting - August 2020


Detabing at Western Springs College Ngā Puna O Waiōrea is in good heart. This year we had a senior advanced, two senior open and four junior open teams in the Auckland Schools' Debating Preliminary Competition and despite the first lockdown forcing the competition online,  it was an exciting season. Moots included: This house would require all students to play a …

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EPro8 Challenge:

In the first weeks of Term 3 (before the present interruption) seven teams of western springs college students competed in heats of the Epro8 engineering challenge. The four junior teams (y9 and Y10) who competed in week 1 dominated their heat - they placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th in their heat of 12 teams. Ka rawe!! The three senior …

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EPro8 Challenge


SWIMMING Auckland College Sport, Intercollegiate Swimming – Individual Swimming Championships 2020 Sunday 9th August, Western Springs College entered a group of students to compete at the Secondary Schools' Individual Swimming Championships which was held at the West Wave Aquatic Centre: Tobias Beaumont: Intermediate Boys 100m Breastroke, 100m Freestyle and the 50m Freestyle Koen Dettling: Open Boys 400m Freestyle Junior Boys …

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Fundraising for a proposed trip:

WSC Year 13 students in action fundraising for the proposed trip next holidays to the Central Plateau Camp.  These students were the most enthusiastic, smiley people around and it was very refreshing to see them outside Countdown just prior to lockdown.  Hope they get to Camp!   

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Guidance for Choosing Subjects for 2021 Yrs 10-12

You will soon make subject choices for next year.   Here are some helpful guidelines; What subjects do I enjoy?  Why do I enjoy them and would other subjects be comparable? Read the subject prerequisites for level NCEA 2 and 3 courses - WSC - NPOW Coursebook from the Academic section of our website.  Do you have to study the subject …

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Youth Search and Rescue training programme:

Youth Search and Rescue training programme - training to become a community volunteer in Search and Rescue and Disaster response organisations in NZ and abroad: Youth Search and Rescue is an organisation set up to train young people to become community volunteers in Search and Rescue and Disaster response. We have been operating for 12 years and are passionate about …

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Youth Search and Rescue training programme

Food Technology:

Year 13 Food Technology students are designing deconstructed desserts this term so we invited the Head Chef from Miann Dessert Bar, Sebastian, to teach us a few tips and tricks about flavour infusions. We were so impressed with what he made including grapefruit panna cotta, smoked chocolate, and Tiramisu cups where even the cups were edible. The best part, we …

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Food Technology

Start Movement Snacking:

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Students are back and the classrooms are abuzz with activity! In this edition of the ArtsNews take time to enjoy memories of the Y11 Drama production He Whakaaturanga o te Mahi Whakaari o Aotearoa - A Showcase of New Zealand Theatre directed by Robert Pollock. Y11 students performed a fantastic range of excerpts of scenes from kiwi plays such as …

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We are selling Entertainment Digital Memberships:

Entertainment Digital Memberships are convenient, easy to use and packed full of valuable 2 for 1 and up to 50% off offers for you to use over 12 months from activation. Buy online to support us today. Click here for more information. Thank you for your support.

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We are selling Entertainment Digital Memberships

International Department News:

It has been great to welcome our international students back to school again.  In order for us to know how they were coping with the last lockdown, we conducted a survey.  Looking at their responses, most of them handled it quite well even though the lockdown took place so suddenly.  We would like to share some of the survey results. …

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Following the announcement that Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 on Monday, Auckland Transport (AT) school buses will return to normal operation from Monday 31 August with the following conditions: Schools must continue to keep register of students using school buses as they did previously under Alert Level 2. School students are not required, but are encouraged to wear face masks …

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Wave Warriors:

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