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Principal’s Notes

Top Scholar Awards, Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington The Top Scholar Awards ceremony celebrates the academic achievements of the highest achieving secondary school students in the New Zealand Scholarship Examinations. …

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Impacts of water scarcity (poem) by Esther O’Donnell

The Earth’s Cry Water is everything. A spindly thread of life, feeble, singular, wondrous. Providing everything. Everything. The earth cries a silent sob. Listen closely and you will hear it. Ignore it…

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Wises planning day and Clothes Swap

Wises camp/planning day. A successful event for Wises panels coming together to plan for 2021 was held last week of term 1. Groups got to know each other, ate together, ran…

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News from the Music Department

Performance successes! We’ve had a busy and fabulous time in the last few weeks. For the first time in several  years we held our Junior Talent Quest. A small but…

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Ball Reminder

Our WSCW Ball on Saturday 26/6/2021 in Eden Park is shaping up to be a glamorous event. A gentle reminder to please have ball form handed in to the admin office and payment…

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Breakfast Clubs in WSCW 2021

It's free and for any student who wants some food before tackling the day ahead of them.    We are very grateful to have already received very generous contributions from a…

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Greetings from Rangitoto

At the time of writing it is the first week of Term 2 and all of our classes are extremely busy; Y9 have pattern paintings to resolve and the Y10s…

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Trail running and orienteering

Springs/Waiorea has a new club on offer - trail running! This small but dedicated group meets before school on Mondays and after school on Thursdays, where we usually head out…

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International Department News

Dome made by Year 13 Design Technology students One of the reasons that attracts high school international students to New Zealand for studying is that they can choose subjects from…

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WSCW Peace Ambassadors

The Peace Ambassadors are a group of students who have completed a Leadership Training Day run by the Peace Foundation. This happens once a year, and is a great opportunity…

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Digital Safety

DIGITAL SAFETY You may have seen the adds on TV about keeping safe online.  There is a website which has important information around keeping our young people safe when they…

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Career Education at WSCW

Like most NZ schools, we are excited to be using an online tool called Career Central (CC) to help students begin exploring what makes them unique and how this might…

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Eco News

Ethically Kate Visits WSC Have you heard of Ethically Kate?  Serial smiler and kombucha brewing addict, Kate Hall, known as Ethically Kate, is an educator, activist, and blogger who advocates…

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Sports News

Our school water polo team just won division 2 nationals!  Here’s how we did it. We started off rough with a loss against Christchurch Boys in a tough game. We…

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40 Hour Famine

The WSCW 40 hour Famine group will soon be promoting The 40 Hour Famine - for World Vision, who are dedicated to working with children and communities to overcome poverty…

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Examination Centre Manager

Western Springs College, Ngā Puna O Waiōrea is seeking an Examination Centre Manager to run the NCEA and NZ Scholarship examinations in 2021. The smooth and successful running of an exam centre is important for…

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Principal’s Notes

As our students and staff look forward to a much deserved holiday break, I think it is appropriate to address the national advertising campaign around ‘burn-out’ and the symptoms of…

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A Research Project Invitation

   Mathematics and language-literacy self-beliefs, gender-role attitudes, and career aspirations in mid-adolescence: A German-New Zealand comparative study.  Year 10 students from several Auckland schools, including Western Springs College, will be…

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BISC

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Athletics & Swimming

The Athletics Auckland Secondary School Central West Zones were held on Wednesday 17 March at Mt Smart Stadium.  WSCW had 18 students that had qualified for this event: Vincent Bailie…

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