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Newsletter #2 – 1 Mar 2024

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WSC-NPoW Board Meeting #2 – 8 Apr 2024 (Agenda)

       

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TAPAC Board Advertisement

TAPAC is particularly looking for new Board Members with experience in: Finance and Accounting; successful…

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Ngā Puna O Waiōrea – 2024 Polyfest Champions!

Week 8 of Term 1 was a busy, but successful, one for all of our…

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Public transport fares: changes for under 25s from Weds 1st May 2024

Fares for travel on AT buses, trains and ferries are changing for under 25 year…

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Senior (Years 11-13) Student Whānau Interviews, Reports and Traffic Light Reports

Senior student whānau interviews to discuss Term 1 Progress Reports will take place on Thursday…

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Easter stars over Mt Taranaki

Check out this amazing photo snapped over the Easter break by our Year 11 International…

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Sporting Achievements for T1, 2024

Here are a few of the sporting achievements of students from Western Springs College-Ngā Puna…

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Principal’s Notes – April 2024

With the release of the ERO report on student behaviour in New Zealand schools I…

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TAPAC’s April School Holiday Programmes and Kids Show

TAPAC’s April Holiday Programmes – Enrolment’s Open Now! 15 – 26 April | 9am –…

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Library News

Term 1 has been busy in the library with over one hundred new books hitting…

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We’re Big Fans of Joel Little Here in Music

It’s not everyday a Grammy winning former student comes to visit Te Whare Puoro/Music Department…

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Visual Arts News

Talofa Lava! Progress is well under way with our art students engaging with a range…

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Seeking volunteer Reader/Writers for the Derived Grade exams in September

The Learning Support Department is now thinking about recruiting volunteer Reader/Writers for the September Derived…

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New Zealand Traveller Declaration – new digital system

Are you going overseas for the school holidays?  When you return, you can now complete…

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Wastewise Clothing Recycle

Tuesday the 26th of March was our first clothing recycle for 2024 in Te Whakamanu.…

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Vacancy: Assistant Science Technician

We are seeking an Assistant Science Technician at Western Springs College-Ngā Puna o Waiōrea in…

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Key Information for Whānau – website tab

Looking for infomation on term dates, sports info, how to find the parent portal, how…

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Community Notices

Principal’s Notes – April 2024

With the release of the ERO report on student behaviour in New Zealand schools I…

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Principal’s Notes – February 2024

An outstanding Scholarship result for 2023 has seen our 2023 Dux Arushi Gupta winning 5…

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Ngā Manu o Waiōrea – Manu Kōrero 2018

(Photo left to right: Ayziah, Piripi, De Vhante, Atakura) A huge congratulations to our 4…

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Start of something NEW! Read more for a look at our Waiōrea Rebuild Time Lapse!

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ASB Polyfest Success 2018

Congratulations to all whom participated in the annual ASB Polynesian Festival! Our school was represented…

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WSC-NPoW Board Meeting #2 – 8 Apr 2024 (Agenda)

       

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TAPAC Board Advertisement

TAPAC is particularly looking for new Board Members with experience in: Finance and Accounting; successful…

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Western Springs Newsletter #3 – 5 Apr 2024

Newsletter #3 - 5 Apr 2024

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Ngā Puna O Waiōrea – 2024 Polyfest Champions!

Week 8 of Term 1 was a busy, but successful, one for all of our…

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Public transport fares: changes for under 25s from Weds 1st May 2024

Fares for travel on AT buses, trains and ferries are changing for under 25 year…

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Business In Service to the Community (BISC) Directory

https://www.bisc.org.nz/page/569271/dir/bisc.html

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Senior (Years 11-13) Student Whānau Interviews, Reports and Traffic Light Reports

Senior student whānau interviews to discuss Term 1 Progress Reports will take place on Thursday…

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Easter stars over Mt Taranaki

Check out this amazing photo snapped over the Easter break by our Year 11 International…

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Sporting Achievements for T1, 2024

Here are a few of the sporting achievements of students from Western Springs College-Ngā Puna…

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Tira Puoro/Music Groups to Join

We have four music groups that run at lunchtimes that are open to anyone (no…

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Reminder from PhotoLife

All of our WSC-NPoW parents/caregivers/whānau should have received an email with their child’s unique Key Code…

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Gently Loved Markets Teens – May 4th, 2024

The Gently Loved Markets Teens Markets will be held on Saturday 4th of May at the Western…

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TAPAC’s April School Holiday Programmes and Kids Show

TAPAC’s April Holiday Programmes – Enrolment’s Open Now! 15 – 26 April | 9am –…

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Library News

Term 1 has been busy in the library with over one hundred new books hitting…

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We’re Big Fans of Joel Little Here in Music

It’s not everyday a Grammy winning former student comes to visit Te Whare Puoro/Music Department…

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Investing in a calculator

It is recommended that students carry a dedicated scientific calculator to help with their learning.…

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Visual Arts News

Talofa Lava! Progress is well under way with our art students engaging with a range…

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Seeking volunteer Reader/Writers for the Derived Grade exams in September

The Learning Support Department is now thinking about recruiting volunteer Reader/Writers for the September Derived…

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New Zealand Traveller Declaration – new digital system

Are you going overseas for the school holidays?  When you return, you can now complete…

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Wastewise Clothing Recycle

Tuesday the 26th of March was our first clothing recycle for 2024 in Te Whakamanu.…

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Vacancy: Assistant Science Technician

We are seeking an Assistant Science Technician at Western Springs College-Ngā Puna o Waiōrea in…

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Western Springs Newsletter #2 – 1 Mar 2024

Newsletter #2 - 1 Mar 2024

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Communications with our Community

We have several channels by which we keep in touch with you and you can…

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Key Information for Whānau – website tab

Looking for infomation on term dates, sports info, how to find the parent portal, how…

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Western Springs College – Homestay Families Wanted

Our school welcomes applications from local families who may be interested in hosting International Students. Ever thought of hosting…

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Implementation of Government Cellphone ban in schools

Need to know: Cellphones "away for the day" at Springs/Waiōrea (see further details below) Leave…

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From the School Nurses

At the start of the year, we like to identify all students who may have…

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WSCW Ball 2024

The WSCW 2024 School Ball will be held at the Ellerslie Events Centre again, but…

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Celebrating 150 years of firefighting in Auckland – free open day (Sun 17 Mar 2024)

Experience 150 years of firefighting history in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland at a free public open…

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Charli Dunn – Auckland U17s Cricket Team win Nationals!

Congratulations to our Year 13 student Charli Dunn who was selected in the Auckland Under…

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Year 10 Student View Behind the Scenes – AT Pt Chevalier to Meola Road Project

Students ate lunch at Coyle Park while Mark Banfield, Group Manager Infrastructure Project Delivery -…

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Ongoing athletics successes for the Su brothers

Western Springs College brothers, Benaiah Su (Year 12) and Daequan Su (Year 11), have recently…

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St John Youth – keen to join?

St John Youth is a structured programme for young people aged 5 to 18 years.…

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WSC Football 2024 programme

The Western Springs College Football Programme has been running for 12 years with some significant…

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Grey Lynn Mataaga Market

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Te Whare Puoro is back in action!

Team Puoro/Music is back in action for 2024 and Te Whare Puoro is already loud!…

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Visual Art News

Welcome to Visual Art in 2024!     We are excited to introduce a new…

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PAG Movie Night Fundraiser – Wed March 6th, 2024

Kia ora WSC-NPoW whānau, You’re invited to the Parents' Action Group (PAG) movie night fundraiser…

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WSCW Pasifika Families BBQ Evening

We invite all of our Pasifika Families across all year levels to join us for…

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Lunch is ready!

Making Ranch-Style Chicken Wraps was one of our first practical sessions for Food Technology this…

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Digital Learning at Western Spring College – Ngā Puna o Waiōrea

Our teaching and learning at Western Springs College - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea is complemented…

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The school app – don’t forget to update your alert preferences

Western Springs College - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea have a mobile app for news and events,…

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Springs/Waiōrea Policies Review – Term 1, 2024

Our school policies and procedures are maintained through SchoolDocs, which follows a 3-year review schedule…

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Principal’s Notes – Goodbye 2023, Hello 2024!

Happy New Year to all of our Springs-Waiōrea community! I hope that you all enjoyed…

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2023 year-end THANKS from WSCW staff

Every year, our WSCW staff are grateful for some of our wonderful community members who…

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Junior Prize-Giving 2023

Congratulations to all of our Western Springs College-Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (WSCW) Junior learners (Years…

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Start of Term 1, 2024 – some key dates

Here are some key dates and events for the first 5 weeks of Term 1,…

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Amelie Fairclough wins Gold at the NZSS Athletics Champs!

Our 2023 Year 13 Sportswoman of the Year, Amelie Fairclough, recently won 1st place/Gold medal…

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Rehekōrero Australia Article

Picture this, 30 degree weather, performing poetry every night to fresh ears, and the sunburned…

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Skylah Tainui-Takerei awarded Tania Dalton 2024 Scholarship

A huge congratulations to Skylah Tainui-Takerei (Y12) who was one of 14 young ladies who…

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Thanks for supporting our 2023 Social Studies Market!

Thank you to everyone involved with the 2023 Social Studies/Tikanga ā-iwi Sustainable Xmas Market, which…

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Wastewise 2023!

Wastewise is one of the four Wises groups at Western Springs College-Ngā Puna O Waiōrea.…

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Dance – Highlights of 2023

Trips to see amazing Dance shows - Ko Au by Projekt Team, Shel We by…

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Farewell & best wishes!

As this academic year comes to an end, we would like to bid farewell to…

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Hello from Pūoro-Music

Tēnā koutou, I am Carmel, the new Head of Music at Springs Waiōrea, and I…

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From the WSCW School Nurses

Kia ora e te whānau, The nurses are located in the green building in the…

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Moe mai rā/Rest in peace dear Trina

It is with much sadness that we share news of the death of our loved…

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2024 Stationery ordering from OfficeMax

Our 2024 Stationery packs are available for ordering now from OfficeMax. Your child’s class list…

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2023 WSCW Online Yearbook – now live!

Our WSCW 2023 Yearbook is now available online on our Yearbook companion website here. All…

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Key Dates – final few for 2023!

There's a handy little list of the final key dates for the 2023 Springs-Waiōrea school…

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Principal’s Notes – Nov 29th, 2023

One of the most delightful features of our school year at ‘Springs/Waiōrea is the Annual…

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Back to school stationery – orders open 1st Dec 2023

We’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make your back to school shop super easy...and if…

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WSC Mixed Junior Water Polo team wins Gold at NISS!

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to our WSC Mixed Junior Water Polo team that won Gold medals…

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FREE EVENT hosted by Disabled Surfers Assn NZ (16 Dec 2023, Piha)

2023/24 Events The 2023/24 summer events are back! We can’t wait to see you all…

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PAG – Movie Night Fundraiser – Tues 5th Dec 2023

Kia ora WSC-NPoW whānau, You're invited to the Parent Action Group (PAG) movie night fundraiser ADVANCE screening…

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Used Physical Education (PE) uniforms

To our Senior students and Year 10 students, If you are no longer intending on…

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FREE Coding NZ summer holiday workshops

Coding NZ is running its FREE coding holiday activities again this summer - check it…

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From our WSCW School Nurses

Desperately Seeking Crutches! If your child has borrowed crutches from the WSCW Student Health Centre…

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TAPAC’s Summer School Holiday Programmes- Enrolments Open Now!

TAPAC’s Summer Holiday Programmes – Enrolments Open Now! 18 – 22 December | 15 –…

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Tikanga ā-Iwi/Social Studies Sustainable Christmas Market

The Social Studies/Tikanga ā-Iwi department would like to invite you all to our Annual Sustainable…

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Junior Arts Festival 2023

TAPAC was a hive of activity again this year with our annual Junior Arts Festival.…

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Vacancy – International Office Administrator (temporary position)

We have an opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic International Office Administrator to join our…

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2023 WSCW Prize-Givings – Congratulations & Thank You!

A big CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to all those involved with our end-of-year Prize-Givings for 2023,…

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Principal’s Notes – Nov 2023

One of the themes I return to time and time again with our students and…

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WSC School Board elections – voting closes Weds 15th Nov 2023 at 4pm

Kia ora e te whānau, The information below is for parents of students in Kura…

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Ministry-mandated Teacher-Only Day – Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Need to Know Teacher-Only Day - Thursday, November 16th 2023. School closed for instruction. NCEA…

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Social Studies Sustainable Xmas Market – Weds 6th December

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Parent Actions’ Group (PAG) Update

Thanks so much to everyone who made it along at short notice to our Term…

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Junior Rugby 2024

With the support of Ponsonby Rugby Club and some keen whānau, we have the opportunity…

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Sabina represents NZ in the U18 Ice Hockey team!

Sabina Tunnicliffe has been named for the NZ U18 representative Ice Hockey travelling team.  She…

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Wiremu Godfrey – NZ Judo Secondary Schools Champion

Wiremu Godfrey competed in Secondary Schools Judo competition on Saturday 16 September.  In his weight…

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Principal’s Notes – November 2023

It is wonderful to see the feature on Harry-Ashton-Ireland in this Alumni Newsletter. One of…

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News from the Languages Department

Towards to the end of Term 3, our long awaited Overseas EOTC trip departed to…

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WSC Equestrian News

Final event of 2023 There is still one more competition ahead in the Schools Equestrian…

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NZQA Matters: External Exam reminders

IMPORTANT NOTES NCEA exams start on Monday 6th November and finish on Thursday 30th November.…

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Parents’ Action Group (PAG) – Western Springs College

We are in the process of reinvigorating our Parents' Action Group (PAG), and will meet…

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Tautiakitanga – Sustainability

Recycle your Tetra Pak cartons Tetra Pak cartons are no longer to be put in…

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Year 9s Careers- “Ko Wai Au?” “Who Am I?”

When we think of any career planning we reflect on our personal values, strengths and…

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News from Learning Support – Life Skills – Native Tree and Bird study

Early in term 3 the Life Skills class from Learning Support was invited to take…

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Grey Lynn Park Festival – Sat 18th November 2023

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13Bus YES Tāmaki Makaurau Regional Awards

Recently a number of Western Springs College-Nga Puna ō Waiorea Year 13 students won awards…

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Arts Week

2023 Arts Banner design by Dawa Yeshe (pictured above) Term three ended with a creative…

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NCEA Level 3 Calculus programme for Māori and Pacific students

University of Auckland is offering a special 4-week Calculus programme for Māori and Pacific Year…

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Women in Engineering

As a part of IEEE women in engineering leadership summit, University of Auckland is offering…

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New Books and Library Awards

Librarian’s choice for this month goes to “Weird Sea Creatures” by Erich Hoyt. A collection…

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Yearbook 2023 Website – student/ākonga photos

We are in the process of gathering material to upload to the WSC 2023 Yearbook…

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Drew Cunningham – NZ U18 Ice Hockey Gold medalist

The Auckland Under 18's Ice Hockey team took the Gold medal at the New Zealand…

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Job Vacancy – Western Springs College, Receptionist

          We are seeking a friendly and highly-organised member of our…

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Kai Urungi – Business Operations Manager, Waiōrea

We are seeking a highly organised and aroha-fuelled individual to fill the role of Kai…

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Harry Ashton-Ireland – Dutch National Ballet Academy

Harry Ashton-Ireland completed his professional dance training at the Dutch National Ballet Academy in 2023.…

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2023 Waiōrea Parent-Selected board member statement

Josie Wall Kia ora whānau, I would like to Thank whaea Shannon Haunui – Thompson…

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WSC Alumni playing Water Polo at US Colleges

WSC Alumni, Bailey Hollick (formerly in Moana) and Bella Raynes (formerly in Whenua) are playing…

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ECO News – Sep 2023

Recycling Week coming up! Recycling Week is an annual initiative to raise awareness and educate…

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Charli Dunn in NZ OFC U-16s Women’s Football squad!

Our Year 12 Western Springs College student, Charli Dunn, was recently selected as part of the…

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Drowning Prevention Auckland – Term 4 holiday programmes

Drowning Prevention Auckland has just released a series of water safety programmes for the September…

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Exciting news from Languages Department!

When the Covid Pandemic happened in 2020, the closure of our borders meant that overseas…

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Principal’s Notes – September 2023

With term break upon us, signs of Spring weather beginning to emerge and daylight savings…

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Sophia Jones – WSC Alumna in WOW 2023!

WSC Alumna, Sophia Jones, has been selected as one of the Top 120 designers from…

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Māori YouTube Channels Created by NPoW Whānau

Created by whānau from Ngā Puna O Waiōrea, two new YouTube channels are promoting Māori…

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Grey Lynn Park Senior Playspace Renewal – Auckland Council seeking your feedback

As a community stakeholder, Western Springs College is updating our school community on the ‘Have…

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Western Springs College – Homestay Families Wanted

Our school welcomes applications from local families who may be interested in hosting International Students.…

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Y11 Business Studies – Guest Speaker Laura Fisher

In late August, Year 11 Business Studies classes were treated to Laura Fisher coming to…

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Debating Success

Congratulations to two of our debaters Beza Habtermariam and Alice Shepherd! Beza and Alice have…

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PASIFIKA PRIZE GIVING – Thursday 19 October 6pm

Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi atu, Taloha ni, Ni sa bula, Namaste, Kia…

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Students Brave the Shave for a Cure 2023

In an inspiring display of unity and compassion, three exceptional students, Jaime Black, Draco Ciprian,…

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Library Week Success

Thank you to everybody who participated in library week this year. Over a beautiful sunny…

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Students Complete 6-Week Yoga Programme for Wellbeing

Over 6-weeks in Term 3, 15 students participated in an introduction to personal home yoga…

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The Red Cross Journey

Do you like jogging with friends? If you do, our Healthwise team would like to…

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Seeking Itinerant Music Teacher (Brass Instruments)

  Itinerant Music Teacher - Brass instruments - 2 hours per week Te Whare Puoro…

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Short-term vacancy (2 weeks) for Waiōra Receptionist/Gateway Assistant

We are seeking a friendly & calm member of our community to provide short-term cover…

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Principal’s Notes

Given my frequent reference to ‘next steps’ when speaking to students, and parents as well…

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Assessment Update: mid-Term 3, 2023

2023 Senior Course Selection Senior Course Selections for current Year 10-12 students are due on…

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Springs/Waiōrea Policies Review – Term 3, 2023

Our school policies and procedures are maintained through SchoolDocs, which follows a 3-year review schedule…

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Drama Department Year 12 Production

The Judas Zoo Year 12 Drama Production Week 2, Term 3 Term three began with…

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WSCW Archery Team update

Archery NZ Indoor Nationals - Results Brothers, Jacob Schaffer (Year 11) and Toby Schaffer (Year…

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Digital Learning & Communications at WSCW

A Spotlight on the Digiwise Panel Our students/ākonga have the opportunity to join a ‘Wises’…

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Orewa Spring Holiday Surf Programme

If you're keen to get your child signed up to join the popular Holiday Surf…

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Spoken Word Competition Success

'​WORD - The Front Line' is an inter-high school spoken word poetry competition held every…

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Congratulations Sam Kenny – 2023 NZ Short Course Swimming Champ!

Our Year 13 student, Sam Kenny, recently competed in the 2023 Apollo Projects NZ Short…

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In desperate need of Reader/Writers and/or Supervisors for the NZQA exams!

Kia ora, The Learning Support Department is looking for Reader/Writer and Exam Supervisors for the…

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ECO News

Opening of the Waiōrea Community Recycling Centre Western Springs College was privileged to attend the…

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First place for Western Springs Equestrian Team!

Maeve Gooder (Year 11) and her horse Waiwai competed in the recent Inter-Schools Show Jumping…

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Former Students at University Football World Cup

Theo McIntosh who graduated from Springs in 2020 and Hari Pathak Adlard who graduated in…

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Planting at Waitītiko

On August 9th we held our 10th annual planting beside the kura's awa Waitītiko. Auckland…

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Drama and Performing Arts Technology

In a thrilling venture beyond the boundaries of our classroom, our Senior Performing Arts Technology…

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Clothing Recycle – Tuesday 5 September

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Announcing Book Week

Week 7 is Book Week where the library runs a range of events to celebrate…

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Eye Bags – Year 13 Business Studies, Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) business

Do you need a cool, locally designed tote bag? Eye Bags are a Year 13…

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Mazda Wildlife Career Expo

On August 7th, Waiōrea students attended the Mazda Wildlife Career Expo at the Auckland Zoo.…

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Green Jam 2023

On Monday the 14th of August a team of Wastewise and Kaitiaki members and Education…

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Springs and Waiōrea reopens tomorrow (Weds, August 16th 2023)

Need to know: Springs and Waiōrea will be open to all year levels tomorrow (Wednesday,…

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Springs & Waiōrea closed – Tuesday 15th August 2023

Need to know: School closed for onsite learning on Tuesday 15th August - Springs and…

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School closure due to sewage leak (Mon 14 August, 1:40pm)

Unfortunately, Western Springs College students have been sent home at the end of lunch today…

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NCEA Level 1 changes from 2024

Need to know: Next year (2024) at Springs, we will implement a new programme that…

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WSCW Lockdown EXERCISE now completed -Thurs 10 August 2023

We have completed our lock down exercise and all students, staff and persons on-site are…

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WSCW Lockdown EXERCISE notice – Thurs 10th Aug 2023, from 12:30pm

Western Springs College-Ngā Puna o Waiōrea is conducting a lockdown EXERCISE. This is NOT a…

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Dress for Success Designer Sale – Sat 5th Aug, Sun 6th Aug

If you love sustainable fashion & designer labels, then you don’t want to miss the…

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Principal’s Notes

I urge parents to consider attendance at the upcoming Pathways and Subject Choices Evening with…

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ECO NEWS – August 2023

Plastic Free July Competition We ended Term 2 and started Term 3 with our Plastic…

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Assessment Update – August 2023

Derived Grade Exams Derived Grade exams will take place in weeks 8 and 9 this…

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Momentum – choreography by Y13 Dance (Tues 8th & Weds 9th August 2023)

Our Year 13 Dance classes warmly invite you to their choreographic showing 'Momentum' on Tuesday…

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Music News

Smokefree Rockquest update BUZZ and Carthage both made it through to the top 30 acts…

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Pasifika Update

CALLING ALL PASIFIKA AIGA & WHĀNAU! Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Fakalofa lahi atu, Namaste,…

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WSCW Pathways and Subject Choices Evening (Thurs 17th Aug)

The Careers Department are hosting the Western Springs College-Ngā Puna o Waiōrea Pathways and Subject…

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YouDance Festival 2023

The 12 students who performed at YouDance Festival received positive feedback on their choreography from…

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2023 WSCW Y13 LEAVERS GEAR

This year, our Y13s have a choice of hoodie and/or track pants. Hoodies are $85…

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Pani Hauora– Year 13 Business Studies Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)

Is your skin irritable, dry and not feeling 100%? Are you looking for a natural…

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Reader/Writers required for Derived Grade Exams (7th-15th September 2023)

Kia ora, The Learning Support Department is looking for volunteers to support the students with…

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Visual Art news – Greetings from Rangitoto

Extended Winter Greetings! Despite the weather and seasonal illnesses – students are continuing to extend…

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Careers Expo and Subject Pathways – 17 August 4.30 pm – 7pm KHCL

The Western Springs College Ngā Puna o Waiōrea Pathways Evening is being held in KHCL…

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Library News

During Pride Week, the New Zealand poet laureate Chris Tse visited Springs where he delivered…

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Mini Arts Tour

In week 9 of term 2 a fantastic group of young creatives performed a selection…

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Nathan Lindsay – Representing New Zealand

Congratulations to Nathan Lindsay (year 13) on being selected as a member of NZ U18…

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2023 New Zealand Secondary School Swimming Championships

The Western Springs College swim team produced fantastic results at the 2023 New Zealand Secondary…

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Enhancing Sustainability at Waitītiko

To support our planting programme for the school awa Waitītiko, Paula Marx our school Development…

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Additional Open Day Tours – Weds 26 Jul & Thurs 27 Jul 2023

ADDITIONAL OPEN DAY TOURS AT WESTERN SPRINGS COLLEGE/NGĀ PUNA O WAIŌREA School Tours will take…

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WSCW Phone Lines are currently down

Kia ora koutou, Currently, Western Springs College (WSC) & Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (NPoW) are…

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2024 Springs Enrolment Application

Springs enrolments for 2024 are open. Parents/caregivers who live in-zone should complete an online enrolment…

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Recent College Sport Auckland successes – Archery, Swimming

Archery Western Springs College entered a Barebow Team - Jacob Schaffer (Year 11), Toby Schaffer…

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Public transport changes from July 1st, 2023

From July 1st 2023, students can get discounted public transport fares as part of the…

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Yoga for student wellbeing – sign up for a free 6-week course in Term 3

To all our Springs-Waiōrea students/ākonga - come and learn how to practice yoga over 6-weeks…

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Job Vacancy – International Student Administrator

We have an opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic International Student Administrator to join our…

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Music News from Term 2, 2023

Performances, competitions, visits and staff changes - it’s been busy in Te Whare Puoro (Music…

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Professor Paul Ballantine (University of Canterbury) visits Y13 Business Class

In mid-June, the Year 13 Business Studies class was fortunate to have Professor Paul Ballantine…

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✨Matariki✨

Mānawa maiea te putanga o Matariki Mānawa maiea te ariki o te rangi Mānawa maiea…

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Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival – Billy McCarthy’s report

Throughout my 5 years at Waiōrea, I've been asked by my Drama teachers to participate…

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State Memorial & Concert of The Honourable Dame Catherine Tizard

Moe mai rā e te Whaea, e te Kuia, e te Kahurangi Dame Cath! On…

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Pūhoro Māori STEMM Academy Wānanga

On Thursday June 29th, a group of Year 11 and Year 12 Ngā Puna o…

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Ngā Manu Kōrero – Tamaki Ki Waitematā

Taku Manu Kākātarahae, Taku Manu Taiko, Taku Manu Kōrero e. Ngā Manu Kōrero is regarded…

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Autaia 2023

AUTAIA, HĪ!! AUTAIA, HŌ!! We returned to the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre stage, on Friday…

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Visual Art News – July 2023

Greetings from Rangitoto and the Visual Arts department - we are over half way of…

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Ecoder – a Year 13 YES Business

Ecoder is a Year 13 Business Studies Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) business and is a…

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Lawn Whisperers – a Year 13 Business Studies Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)

Do you need your lawn mowed but can’t find a quieter alternative? That’s why we…

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Waiōrea-Springs success at Auckland Weightlifting Champs!

At the end of May this year, we had two Ngā Puna o Waiōrea ākonga…

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SPLASH – One-Day Water Safety Programme – July 2023

Drowning Prevention Auckland is running a series of water safety programmes for the July school…

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ECO NEWS

RECYCLING TIP Bunnings battery recycling program: free and easy to use.These Bunnings stores have a…

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PPTA industrial action suspended immediately – June 21st, 2023

The PPTA has called off all industrial action, effective immediately, as it has agreed on…

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2023 Auckland City Mission Appeal

Kia ora Springs-Waiōrea whānau, It is the final two weeks to bring in items for…

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Rostering Home dates

The PPTA's escalated industrial action will be in the form of two year levels being…

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Peter McIntyre – three generations involved in New Zealand Open Women’s Touch programme

Peter McIntyre is the coaching lead for our New Zealand Open Women’s Touch programme.  He…

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National Shakespeare Festival 2023 – Extraordinary Results!

We are proud to announce the outstanding achievements of two talented students from our kura…

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Principal’s Notes – June 2023

The current industrial action in support of better pay and conditions for teachers is top…

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Going Global with Yoga for Youth Mental Health

[Photo credit: Andrew Raba - Meeting with German School Teachers in Mainz to talk about…

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Travelwise week at Springs

Travelwise week is a chance for Springs-Waiōrea to focus on promoting sustainable and safe transport.…

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RELIEF TEACHERS NEEDED

Here at Springs/Waiōrea, we need relief teachers/kaiako who are passionate about the importance of relievers…

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Billy Mccarthy – a huge year in the performing arts

Billy Mccarthy is a year 13 at Ngā Puna o Waiōrea, he is an amazing…

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Australian Maths Competition

Australian Maths competition is Australia’s longest running, largest and most well-known mathematics competition for school…

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Mathex 2023

Mathex is a challenging and fast paced mathematics contest where schools from across Auckland compete…

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Springs/Waiōrea Policies Review

Our school policies and procedures are maintained through SchoolDocs, which follows a 3-year review schedule…

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What is the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge?

The World Vision 40 Hour Challenge is New Zealand’s largest youth fundraising campaign.  "CHANGE EVERYTHING…

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Springs values still resonate with Alumna Carla Harré

I am Carla Harré, an alumni of Western Springs college. I graduated Springs in 2017…

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Equestrian Update

Congratulations to the WSC Equestrian Team who competed in the Pegasus Cup Schools Show Jumping…

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Swimming Update for 2023

Term 1 saw an action-packed schedule for the School’s Swim Team. School’s Swimming Sports First…

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Visual Art News

Greetings from Rangitoto - the creative buzz of our senior cohorts working on their individual…

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Reader/Writer positions for September 2023

Are you able to help out with the Practice Exams in September as a Reader/Writer?…

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Gently Loved Markets Teens – Sat 24th June 2023

Gently Loved Markets Teens is a sustainable market day for Teens with thrifted, and upcycled…

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Assessment Update – June 2023

Level 1 NCEA requirements 2023: Year 11 students need 80 credits to achieve Level 1…

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French Senior café trip

The Languages Department have been able to resume their yearly French Senior café trip, which…

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Open Week Tours – July 2023

OPEN WEEKS AT WESTERN SPRINGS COLLEGE/NGĀ PUNA O WAIŌREA School Tours will take place with…

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Measles Alert

Are you and your family/whānau protected from measles? With people travelling overseas again, there’s a…

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Principal’s Notes

We hear lots in the press and media generally about declining standards in education. If…

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Top Scholar acknowledged

Our Top Scholar for Dance, Minh Anh Tran, personally received her Premier Scholar Award from…

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Pink Shirt Day on 19th May 2023

Everyday Upstander Kaitiaki ia rā.  You have the power to prevent bullying! Research shows more…

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Encouraging collaboration in maths classes

To encourage collaboration between students in our year 9 maths classes, the maths department elected…

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Collaboration with Pasadena Intermediate School

The Y13 statistics students from WSC visited Pasadena Intermediate school during term 1 as a…

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Ball themed clothing swap

This is happening Tuesday May 23rd.  Please bring your clothing and accessory donations to the…

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News from the International Department

Welcome to term 2 and our new international students who joined us at the start…

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Gardener and Groundsperson Wanted 

Come work as part of our excellent grounds team. 40hrs per week Mostly gardening -…

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HEAD-HIGH Workshop with well-known NZ actor Lynette Forday

In Term 3 of 2023, Springs-Waiōrea are offering students the opportunity to take part in…

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Science Competitions

Interested in taking your scientific knowledge and understanding to the next level? Biology: The NZIBO (New Zealand…

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North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Champs

A full term of local training and racing had the Springs Orienteering team primed for…

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WSC Sailing

The WSC sailing team competed in the Auckland Cup for Teams Racing, run out of…

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ECO NEWS

EARTH DAY In May this year, we celebrated Earth day (the actual date was 22nd…

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HOMESTAY FAMILIES WANTED

Our school welcomes applications from local families who may be interested in hosting International Students.…

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Board Meeting agenda 08/05/2023

Board agenda 08/05/2023  

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Epro8 in 2023

Each year WSC - NPOW enters teams in the interschool Epro8 engineering competition. This has…

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Waiōrea performs at the NZ Breakers semi-final

On Sunday 12th March, a group of 23 Waiōrea students performed a "Wero" on court…

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Ngā Puna O Waiōrea – 2023 Polyfest Champions!

The last week of the term 1 was a busy, but successful, one for all…

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Principal’s Message – April 2023

You will see elsewhere in this Newsletter that Ngā Puna o Waiōrea has again taken…

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Geography teacher happy to be back in the classroom

Geography teacher Sarah Carr would like to thank her colleagues and the leadership of Springs…

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ECO News – April 2023

ECO TIP Auckland is aiming for zero waste by 2040 and keeping your food scraps…

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Dance News – Trips and Street Dance guest tutors

This term the year 12 Dance class have been developing their understanding of hip hop…

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More feedback on our newsletter please.

We are always looking to improve our communication with whanau and community and would appreciate…

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WSCW 2023 Ball for Y13 & Y12 students

The WSCW Y13 & Y12 School Ball will be held at the Ellerslie Events Centre…

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Geography Adventures

Great weather, no lockdowns and a school/BoT that supports EOTC have made it a great…

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Sheilah Winn Regional Shakespeare Festival 2023

Bright and early on a Sunday morning thirteen dedicated performers and their Drama Kaiako headed…

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Fundraising for the communities affected by the floods and cyclone

On the 31st of March, the Healthwise leaders had organized a karaoke session at lunch.…

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Junior Arts Festival 2022

In the final week of 2022, our Arts Departments shared a very special celebration of…

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Board Meeting agenda 20/03/23

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Principal’s Notes – March 2023

A focus of my Board report this month is school attendance. Parents and caregivers will…

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NCEA Information Evening for Māori & Pasifika whānau

NCEA Information for Maori and Pasifika Whānau Wednesday, 22nd March 2023 – 6.00 pm to…

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Library News – March 2023

It has been a great term at the library with hundreds of new books bought,…

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NZ Sailing Trust holiday programmes – Hinemoana & Tikapa Moana

The NZ Sailing Trust has two trips (Hinemoana & Tikapa Moana) during the school holidays…

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Atea Blood Drive – Friday 24 March 2023, 9am-1pm

The Atea Blood Drive is taking place again this year on Friday 24th March in…

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The Light Project parents’ evening – Thursday 23rd March

WSCW is hosting The Light Project parents’ evening next week on Thursday 23rd March (7pm…

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Dress for Success Auckland event – Sat 1 April 2023

Dress For Success Auckland is holding it one of it’s events – Fill A Bag Sale –…

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Pi-day

March 14 i.e. 3.14 was Pi-day, a day to celebrate the well-known mathematical constant Pi.…

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Year 9 Statistics Project

Our year 9 students are on the verge of completing their statistics projects. They are…

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Wastewise Clothing Recycle

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Visual Arts News

Extended Greetings from Rangitoto, Despite the disruptive start to the year, it has been a…

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Welcome Arts Leaders of 2023!

This year we are fortunate to have four new creative and driven Arts Leaders joining…

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Athletics News – Congrats Amelie!

Amelie Fairclough (Y13) was selected in December last year to be in the NZ Secondary…

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Philosophy makes neurons – practical learning

The Year 12 Philosophy class have been learning about addiction and the brain, so this…

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Eco News

Eco tip - Choose local Local food, local artists, local clothes makers, local menders… not…

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Wises Camp 2023 – Camp Maynard

Wises liaison teachers; Ada Wong, Jared Hockly, Deb Thompson and Marie Hickey, had the pleasure…

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Important Notice – WSCW to close at 10am on Weds 8 March 2023

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Te Matatini 2023

Congratulations to all past and present kaiako and ākonga who took part in various rōpū…

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Warm welcome back in 2023!

We welcome all our staff, teachers/kaiako, students/ākonga and their families/whānau back to the 2023 school…

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Blue Light 2023 Programmes

Blue Light is a registered charity that works in partnership with the NZ Police to…

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WSCW Archery News

Jacob Schaffer has had a fantastic start to the year, where he competed at the…

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Job Vacancy – WSCW Accounts Officer

We have an opportunity for an experienced, innovative and enthusiatic Accounts Officer to join our Office Administrative…

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Athletics News – Congratulations to the Su brothers!

The Su brothers, Benaiah (Year 11) and Daequan (Year 10), both competed at both the…

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WSC Summer Sports – still time to sign up!

If you're interested in playing Summer Sports for WSCW, then please head along to Te…

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Mount Albert Lions Rugby League – 2023 call for players

The Mount Albert Lions Rugby League Club Under 16s Boys team are looking looking for…

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Digital Learning and Communications

Our teaching and learning at Western Springs College - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea is complemented…

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Speed limit on Motions Road goes down to 30km on 2nd March.

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Job Vacancy – Student Administrator – International team

We have an opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic Student Administrator to join our International…

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Football sign-up and news

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Scholarship Success

We are delighted to receive notification of the success of Springs - Waiōrea students in…

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Springs/Waiōrea Policies Review

Our school policies and procedures are maintained through SchoolDocs which follows a 3 year review…

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WSCW Equestrian Team

This has been a tough past few weeks for families with flooding damage to homes…

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ECO NEWS

Our school values, with the aim of strengthening relationships in a positive environment, are reflected…

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Springs Waiōrea will be open on Wednesday 15th Feb

Firstly, we would like to acknowledge whānau impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle, and before that the…

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Community Update: 12 February – Cyclone Gabrielle

Western Springs College Ngā Puna o Waiōrea will be closed for onsite learning on Monday…

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Rio Faleafa selected for NZ U18s Water Polo Squad in 2024!

A huge congratulations to our WSC Year 12 student, Rio Faleafa, who was recently announced…

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Coding NZ offers free holiday activities over 2022/2023 summer holidays

After receiving fantastic feedback from parents and students last year, Coding NZ has decided to…

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Waiōrea 2022 Prize-Givings – Ngā mihi nui

A huge thanks and congratulations to all of our Ngā Puna o Waiōrea tauira who…

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Skylah Tainui-Takerei selected for NZ Netball Development Camp in 2023!

Our Year 11 Western Springs College-Ngā Puna o Waiōrea student/tauira, Skylah Tainui-Takerei, was recently announced…

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Principal’s Notes – December 2022

What a pleasure it has been to witness the roll call of prizewinners walking across…

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WSCW 2022 Yearbook Companion Website now online!

Our WSCW 2022 Yearbook is now available online here. All of the yearbooks from 2019…

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London awaits Nina Somerville!

Congratulations to Nina Somerville, who as a member of the Young Shakespeare Company of New…

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Thanks for supporting our WSCW Y9 Social Studies Sustainable Market!

A huge THANKS/Ngā mihi to everyone who supported our WSCW Year 9 Social Studies Christmas…

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2023 Fully Funded Outward Bound Courses for teens with physical disabilities

Outward Bound runs Adapted courses for secondary school students with physical disabilities. These courses are…

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Air Training Corps looking for New Cadets

This is an excellent extra-curricular activity for students aged between 13-15. Activities include bushcraft, hiking,…

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Waiōrea’s Amazing Race and Rā Manaakitanga

As part of Ngā Puna o Waiōrea haerenga week in week 7, the Year 9…

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News from the International Department

Special Programme for Term 3 and 4 new students While the senior students were sitting…

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2022 Art Celebrations!

Extended Seasonal Greetings Although the year is drawing to a close, it is worth noting…

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2023 Fully Funded Outward Bound Courses for teens with physical disabilities

Outward Bound runs Adapted courses for secondary school students with physical disabilities. These courses are…

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Life Skills Trip to the Zoo

Learning Support Senior Life Skills Programme This year, some of our senior Learning Support students…

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ECO NEWS

RECYCLING IN TĀMAKI MAKAURAU TOP TIPS FOR A SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS 1. Quality not quantity…

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Prize-Givings 2022 – Congratulations & Thank You!

A big CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to all those involved with our end-of-year Prize-Givings for…

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NPoW places FIRST at Te Ahurea Tino Rangatiratanga!

In November 2022, Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (NPoW) took part in the Auckland Secondary Schools'…

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Dress for Success Auckland event – Fill A Bag Sale (Sat 3 Dec 2022)

Dress For Success Auckland is holding it one of it's events - Fill A Bag…

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Year 9 WSC student represents NZ in International Climbing event!

Our Year 9 WSC student, Amaya Tan-Peters, recently represented New Zealand at the Noumea Open…

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Successes for Year 13 student, Avery Longhurst!

Our Year 13 student Avery Longhurst, CEO of the company called Buzz Shots, recently won…

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Principal’s note

As you can see in this latest Newsletter ex ‘Springers’ are aceing it out there.…

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Football Fern Daisy Cleverley

Alumna, Football Fern Daisy Cleverley continues to be a bright presence in the women's football…

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Alumna Pearl Little

Pearl Little is the Green Party Press Secretary based in Wellington. Her job involves helping…

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What did Dance students do in 2022?

After two years of cancelled events, the Springs Dance Department made up for lost time…

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Social Studies Sustainable Market – SAVE THE DATE

On Thursday 1st December (week 7), just about all of the WSCW Year 9 cohort…

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Principal’s Notes – November 2022

On Wednesday last week, we welcomed on to the site for the first time our…

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Would you like to be a Homestay Family for WSC?

WESTERN SPRINGS COLLEGE - HOMESTAY FAMILIES WANTED Our school welcomes applications from local families who…

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Library Wrap-Up

It’s been a great wrap up to 2022 in the library with some new purchases,…

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FUYA Academy Sportsperson of the Year Recipient

Dillon Lovrin, a year 10 student, and dedicated soccer player, was nominated and won the…

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2023 stationery can be ordered from now

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ECO NEWS

Visit from the Waiōrea Community Recycling Centre The Waiōrea Community Recycling Centre held a Logo…

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WSCW tech recycling programme has closed

Sadly, the HP Tidy Tech recycling programme has closed and you will no longer be…

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Frances Sauvao Va’auli receives the ‘Tulī Takes Flight’ scholarship

Alumna, Frances Sauvao Va'auli was a recipient of the‘Tulī Takes Flight’ scholarship which was presented…

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2022 WSCW Prize-Givings – Save The Dates

As the year is zipping by, we thought we'd share with you the dates for…

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GOOD IN THE HOOD Campaign now on- Support WSCW and the NZ Sailing Trust

Western Springs College-Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (WSCW) have been kindly nominated by the NZ Sailing…

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More success for Waiōrea at Ngā Manu Kōrero 2022

Ngā mihi nui ki a koe (congratulations) to our Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (NPoW) ākonga,…

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2022 Winter Tournament Week Wrap-Up

Following COVID related-disruptions, our second-ever Winter Tournament Week took place between Monday 29th August and…

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WSC Junior Cricket Boys (starting in Term 4) – new team members welcome!

As we head into Term 4 soon, our WSC Cricket season will be starting for…

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Business In Service to the Community (BISC) Directory

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Ordering of PhotoLife Sports Teams & Clubs Photos (free delivery to WSC ends midnight Sun 9 Oct)

Just a reminder that parents should have received an email from PhotoLife about ordering of…

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Autaia – Haka Theatre Performance showcases future stars from Waiōrea!

On Thursday 29th of September 2022, a sold-out performance in the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre…

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Kapa Haka Nationals 2022 Competition – Congratulations Waiōrea!

Ngā mihi nui ki a koe (congratulations) Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (NPoW) for taking out…

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Principal’s Notes

Senior ‘Derived Grade’ Exams 990 students were involved in this year’s derived grade ‘mock’ exams…

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Arts News

Skill building, creating, connecting, refining, rehearsing and much more! It has been a busy term…

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Arts News

Skill building, creating, connecting, refining, rehearsing and much more! It has been a busy term…

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Arts News

Skill building, creating, connecting, refining, rehearsing and much more! It has been a busy term…

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Grace Cory-Wright – Selected for NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Team

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Grace Cory-Wright (Year 10 student from Moana House) who was selected…

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NZEDC event – HOPE NIGHT – Weds 19 Oct 2022

The New Zealand Eating Disorders Clinic (NZEDC) is hosting a free event called HOPE NIGHT…

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48Hours 2022 Film Competition Success!

Congratulations to Archie Crayford and Finlay Trelease-Hughes (Team Shole)! Their film 'Maybe Crazy' made for…

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“Stars are the Limit” Careers Evening for Māori & Pasifika students – Tues 18th October 2022

In the first week of Term 4, on Tuesday 18th October 2022, the Stars are…

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School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) – strike taking place on Fri 23 Sep 2022

Western Springs College/Ngā Puna O Waiōrea accepts that students from the college may want to…

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Year 13 Biology trip to Auckland Zoo

Our Year 13 Biology class went to the Auckland Zoo for an educational session on…

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WSCW vacancy – Accounts Officer – would you like to join us?

We have an opportunity for an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic Accounts Officer to join our…

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Ngā Puna o Waiōrea ākonga in Spoken Word Finals

Kia ora tātou, Our team, Piremina Ngapera, Ava & Kaiya Walker, Arahi Sionetali-Rattray and Koromiko Jacobs-Williams came 3rd  in…

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Wellbeing Expo – Sat 24 Sep – come join us!

Western Springs will be hosting its first Wellbeing Expo on Saturday 24th September on site…

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Healthwise – Competition News

Healthwise organised a form class activity to help create an environment that is inspiring (for…

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WSCW Peace Ambassadors attend the 2022 Youth Peace Symposium

Each year, The Peace Foundation (Te Rōpū Rongomau o Aotearoa) puts on a Youth Peace…

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Green Jam 2022

Green Jam 2022 was live and enlivening! The sustainability conference was an amazingly informative and…

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ECO News

ECO TIP - Plastic free options to store food Did you know that the average…

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Reader/Writer (Exam Assistants) for the NZQA November exams

Kia ora Community, The Learning Support Department is turning their attention to the November 2022…

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Western Springs College – Homestay Families Wanted

Our school welcomes applications from local families who may be interested in hosting International Students. Ever thought of hosting…

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Western Springs College-Ngā Puna o Waiōrea – School Board 2022 Election and Selection Results

Held under the school’s alternative constitution enabling co-governance. A copy of the alternative constitution, promulgated…

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Laptop Appeal

With families around NZ experiencing increasing financial hardship - we have an increasing number of…

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EPro8 update

The opening round of this construction competition is done and dusted... Seniors We had 3…

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Springs student at Youth Parliament

As already in the Principal's Notes for August 2022, our strong links with NZ Prime…

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Principal’s Notes – August 2022

Every school day at Springs/Waiōrea is a big day? In Aotearoa, all children under 16…

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WSC successes at the NZ Secondary Schools Championships

We're really proud of the Western Springs College Swim Team, who competed at the 2022…

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News from Zylah & Esther from Y12 Education for Sustainability

Last term, we undertook a cleanup of our community with the aim of gaining sponsorship…

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WSCW vacancy – Accounts Officer

We have an opportunity for an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic Accounts Officer to join our…

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News from the Maths Department – Aug 2022

New Zealand Engineering Science Competition New Zealand Engineering Science competition is an annual problem solving…

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Earphones at Western Springs College/Ngā Puna O Waiōrea

We recommend all students bring a pair of earphones to school/kura. Earphones will be available…

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How To Read the Daily Notices

A reminder that daily notices can be viewed by caregivers and students on the WSCW…

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Arts News

It’s Showtime! At the end of term two we warmly invited whānua, kaiako and tauira…

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Senior Course selection for 2023 + Y11 MCAT date

Senior Course Selection for 2023 (information due in Term 3, 2022) Term 3 is course…

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WSC-NPoW’s enters first-ever mixed Netball team

Mixed Senior Netball is done and dusted! This year marks WSC-Waiōrea's first mixed gender netball…

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Fantastic mahi from two Y12 Education for Sustainability students

Introduction  Western Springs College provides a subject for Year 12 students and above called Education…

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Food deliveries (including Uber Eats) stopped during school hours

We'd like to issue a friendly reminder that WSC-NPoW will no longer accept deliveries for…

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Year 9 camps planned for Nov 2022

We are in the process of organising the Year 9 camps at Tāwharanui campgrounds. Springs…

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Western Springs College – Homestay Families Wanted

Our school welcomes applications from local families who may be interested in hosting International Students. Ever thought of hosting…

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News from International Department – Aug 2022

NEW TERM 3 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS After the NZ border closure to international students for two…

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Y13 English visit to Auckland Art Gallery

One of our Year 13 English classes had a wonderful visit to the Auckland Art…

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Library Week

When: Week 7, 5th September to 9th Our wonderful librarians Sharda and Andrew have an…

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Do you have any spare calculators to donate?

Do you have any spare calculators at home or work that are not being used?…

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ECO NEWS – Aug 2022

ECO TIP - What can you compost? Photo credit @ethiqueworld PLASTIC FREE JULY We had…

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Y13 studying Tourism Development.

In the first week of Term 3, 49 students and 3 staff visited Rotorua to…

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Upcoming Fully Funded Outward Bound Adapted Courses

Outward Bound runs Adapted courses for secondary school students with physical and intellectual disabilities. These…

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Meet the Candidates for 2022 WSC Parent-elected Board members

On Monday 22nd of August at 7pm, there was an opportunity for our school community…

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Business In Service to the Community (BISC) Directory

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Principal’s Notes – July 2022

It is wonderful to begin this Newsletter with the acknowledgement of the receipt of $1,000…

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NZ Touch Age Group Rep – Skylah Tainui-Takerei

Over the past 3 year, Skylah Tainui-Takerei (a Year 11 Ngā Puna o Waiōrea tauira)…

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2022 Photos for WSC Sports Teams & WSCW Clubs/Groups

PhotoLife will be onsite on Wednesday 10 August 2022 (Week 3, Term 3) to take…

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Vacancy – WSCW Exam Centre Manager

Western Springs College-Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (WSCW) is seeking an Examination Centre Manager to run…

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2022 Triennial School Board Elections

Triennial elections for the Western Springs College-Ngā Puna O Waiōrea School Board will soon be…

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Reader and/or Writer – volunteers wanted for exams

Kia Ora Community, WSC has the Derived Exams (formerly known as Mocks) beginning on the…

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More Rockquest successes!

Western Springs College won first place in both the solo/duo, and band sections of the…

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WSC Health Education Survey 2022

We would like to offer you the opportunity to complete the Western Springs College (WSC)…

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WSC 2022 Senior Open Debating Competition: 3 teams in Octo finals!

Sam Marsh, Scarlett Ledgrove, Amelia McCrone, Ruby Judson, Alice Shepherd,  Sam Mankelow, Bella Benson, Esther…

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College Sport Auckland Individual Swimming Championships – Sun 26 June

Individual champs were a big success this year. Springs had six swimmers: Sam Kenny, Liam…

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Year 11 Geography trip to Waihi

Another fabulous spin off of COVID fun, is the field trips rescheduled to winter. However,…

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Netsafety Week 2022

This week is NetsafetyWeek2022. We’ve joined forces with Netsafe to promote the safe and positive…

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Show jumper – Charlie Ullrich

One of our Year 12 students, Charlie Ullrich, has had great success in show jumping. …

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Eco News – July 2022

ECO TIP - Plastic Free July     Photos credit @Plastic Free July Aotearoa Have…

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Y12 Geography trip in Tongariro

What an epic Year 12 Geography trip this year! Covid-related issues led to an unusual…

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Matariki planting at the awa

In week 9 of Term 2, the week of the rising of Matariki, the kura…

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WSCW success at Smokefree Rockquest Auckland heats

WSCW success at SmokefreeRockquest Auckland heats - bands and solos On Saturday afternoon (11 June…

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Auckland City Mission Appeal

Many form classes are currently taking part in our annual Social Studies Auckland City Mission…

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WSCW vacancy – International Department Service Administrator

We have an opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic Service Administrator to join our International team at Western Springs…

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WSCW 2022 Ball

"Enchanted Ruins" was the theme to this year’s ball and the transformed ballroom definitely looked…

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Principal’s Notes – June 2022

Open Week school tours (actually extended to 8 days) preceding the 2023 enrolment season have…

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Eco News – June 2022

          As a Gold Green-Gold Enviro school, we are very proud…

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Western Springs College – Homestay Families Wanted

Our school welcomes applications from local families who may be interested in hosting International Students. Ever thought of hosting…

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International Department News

As we are heading into the middle of the school year, our international students are…

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WSCW vacancy – Examination Centre Manager

Western Springs College, Ngā Puna O Waiōrea is seeking an Examination Centre Manager to run the NCEA and…

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Digital Learning Update – June 2022

Digiwise YAS training The Digiwise team undertook Netsafe Youth Action Squad training recently. Our 8…

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SPCA Fundraiser

On the fourteenth of April, the Peace Ambassadors fundraised for the SPCA with a bake…

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Principal’s note

International students returning to New Zealand are on the horizon from July onwards.  At Springs…

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Louis Esther – Early influences still revealing themselves

Louis Esther is the Vice President of Marketing at Kami, an education tech start-up that…

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WSC enters the 2022 Auckland College Climbing Competition

Run by College Sport Auckland and Auckland Sport Climbing Club, the Auckland College Climbing Series…

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WSCW Netball Legacy – Whaea Kau Tepaki

Kia ora all, It is with a very sad heart that after 20 years, I…

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Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day was held on May 20th this year. Celebrated annually around the globe,…

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Year 13 Business Pitch

Year 13 business groups presented their business pitches to a group of external judges last…

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12 Business at Grey Lynn Market on Sundays

The two Year 12 Business classes will be marketing/selling their products this term, with each…

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Arts News – May 2022

   

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Job Opportunity – WSCW Finance Officer

We have an opportunity for an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic Finance Officer to join our…

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Principal’s Notes – May 2022

On Friday 13th May, we were involved in another of the Accord Teacher Only Days…

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Library News – Term 2, 2022

Check out the Term 2 Library Newsletter for 2002 with lots of interesting things to…

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Science Department News

Last term, year 10 Science students began their first topic, ‘The Science of wellbeing’. Students…

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Parent workshop with Dr Judith Locke at WSC on Thurs 2 June

Dr Judith Locke - a clinical psychologist and former school counsellor, teacher and workplace trainer…

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ECO news

Solar panels at WSCW At the time of writing, we have generated 61,522 kWh since…

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Puhoi research trip

On a fairly typical Auckland day (cloudy with the ongoing threat of sprinkles), 76 keen…

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News from the International Department

What would be the best part of supporting international students? Without a doubt, it would…

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WSC Girls Water Polo – 5th in NISS Championships

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to the WSC Girls Water Polo team who recently competed (26-29 March)…

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Ngā Puna o Waiōrea WINS at the 2022 ASB Polyfest

Ngā mihi nui ki a koe to Ngā Puna o Waiōrea (NPoW) who were placed…

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Two 2021 Alumni featured in 2022 NZQA Top Art Exhibition

Exciting news... Two 2021 Alumni have had their Level 3 Art Design portfolios selected to…

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Fundraiser for Ukraine

On 24th February 2022, the news of Russia invading Ukraine sparked across the globe. With…

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Term 1 (Week 9) Digital Learning Update

Many thanks  to our wonderful teaching staff & ILAs who have supported our students during…

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New WSC-NPoW Board Chair

Carol Gunn resigns from Board Chair role  I wish to inform the school community that…

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TAPAC – April Holiday Programmes for Teens

TAPAC is running quite a few April 2022 Holiday Programmes for Teens - check out…

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Biodiversity Project

WSCW's Kaitiaki roopu and Wastewise group in conjunction with the Albert-Eden Youth Board and Urban…

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Eco News

ECO TIPS 3 week old Ezra McCrorie in his newborn sized cloth nappies from Bear…

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WSC Girls Cricket – T20 Champions!

HOWZAT! WSC Girls T20 Champions!! On Wednesday 23 March, our WSC Girls Cricket team won…

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Rainbow Rangitahi Social Group

Below is information regarding a social group for Rainbow rangatahi aged 14 years and under.

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News from the Learning Support Department

From Garden to Plate Our LIfe Skills Programme students, (a programme run by Learning Support…

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Western Springs College – Homestay Families Wanted

Our school welcomes applications from local families who may be interested in hosting International Students.…

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Principal’s Notes

International students returning to New Zealand are on the horizon from July onwards and we…

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2022 Leaver’s Gear

The Year 13s have voted for their Leaver’s Gear this year to be sourced from…

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WSCW 2022 School Ball – update

Following the PM's announcement that vaccine passes will no longer be required (unless venues want…

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ASB Polyfest 2022 – Nga Puna o Waiorea 3 Kapa Haka Roopu Performances Live Streamed on Maori Television!!!

We hope you enjoy the performances of Waiorea, O Rehu & Nga Oho, along with all the other Kura in attendance.
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Yoga

Thursday Lunchtime Yoga 1:05-1:30pm Wero "Learn a simple moving and breathing practice that supports mental…

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Pā Harakeke o Waiōrea – Official Opening

On the 9th of March, the kura officially opened our pā Harakeke, NgaUri o Pakoti (the descendants…

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Construction Works at Seddon Fields

We have received the following communication from Western Springs Football Club. The resurfacing of the…

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Library News

It has been a busy start to the year in the library with over 25…

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Solar power going strong.

Our community funded solar array continues to generate clean power for us, the sun is…

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News from the International Department

Living and studying in a foreign country as a teenager is a challenging but valuable…

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Principal’s Notes

Our rostering home schedule will continue next week (week 7 of term) so that we…

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Mathematics News

Pi-Day March 14 i.e. 3.14 is Pi-day. It is a day to celebrate the well-known…

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Eco News

ECO TIPS The water you use to cook pasta can be used to water your…

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Music

Chamber Group - calling all players   WSC/NPoW Chamber Group is looking for new members. Do…

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Learning Centre

Kia ora koutou 2022 has seen the introduction of lots of changes to our Learning…

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WSCW Ball 2022

The WSCW School ball will be held at the Ellerslie Events Centre on Saturday 11th…

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Rostering Home

As Omicron case numbers rise across the nation we anticipate the need to transition to…

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When a positive case is identified at WSC/Waiorea

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Paid Union Meeting

18th February 2022 Dear Parents and Caregivers, Under the national industrial award, the PPTA is…

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Principal’s Notes

I have been determined not to begin my first Newsletter communication to the community this…

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Resource Centre – Hub Manager

We have an opportunity for a special someone to become the Resource Centre (RC)/Hub Manager…

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News from the International Department

It was great to welcome our international students back to school and see their faces…

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Digital Learning & Communications

Our teaching and learning at Western Springs College/Ngā Puna o Waiōrea is complemented by digital…

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Arts

  2022 Arts – Exploring, creating, refining and designing! This year started with navigating the…

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ECO News

Our school values, with the aim of strengthening relationships in a positive environment, are reflected…

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WSC Football 2022

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Violin Lessons

My name is Antonia Grant and I am taking on new violin students for 2022,…

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NZ Cadet Force

Interested in Aviation? Wanting to fly? Shooting? Bushcraft? Navigation? Let us help you! If you’re…

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Formclass activities to engage juniors after lockdown

Staff got right into running various formclass activities with a social engagement focus for our juniors…

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Principal’s Notes

Let’s start with a Beatles song to celebrate the end of a very challenging 2021:…

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2022 Digital Learning Information

Here is the 2022 digital learning information you need to know. This information includes device and…

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Arts

Tēnā koutou katoa Samantha Wood Rawnsley connecting in for our final 2021 ArtsNews. Firstly, I…

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Alumna Courtney Sina Meredith on the true riches of life.

"Courtney Sina Meredith, The University of Auckland's Young Alumna of The Year 2021, is a…

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Parenting classes

NEXT CHAPTER PARENTING offering Individual, or group, PARENTING SESSIONS via Zoom. Eight one hourly sessions,…

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Science

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gn7pGadUrkWJ-61OZf6JbUynCkcFGIAZ/view Rudi Goldberg was the inspiration for some year 9 students who built their own…

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Community Notices

Western Springs College Football Programme 2021/2022 Welcome to Western Springs College’s football programme.  We have…

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Peace Symposium

PEACE AMBASSADORS Earlier this year, the WSCW Peace Ambassadors were invited to attend this year’s…

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Back to school stationery – order now!

We’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make getting school ready faster! Your child’s class list…

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WSCW’s sustainable journey documented in the prestigious American Jo