Academic Programme 2017

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page or click here to download a copy of the Academic Programme and Option Forms for 2017.

Year 13 Testimonial Application
Pdf attached at the bottom of this page.

Student Network Accounts and Network Access:
You are no longer required to sign the AUP Agreement.

Lost your password?

Your password is extremely important because it gives you
  • Access to any school computer
  • Internet
  • File storage
  • Printing
  • Email
  • School Calendar
Soon it will give you access to personal information such as your school reports, NCEA and Cambridge progress, and much more. 

It would be dangerous to let your password fall into other hands. 


You should change your password on a regular basis. You'll see this under the "Home" menu.

If you have lost your password, your subject teacher may be able to help. Otherwise you can visit the library and ask for help from a librarian. 

Remember to always be aware of the Network rules and follow them, otherwise you run a risk of losing your network account for a time

Your smart device

 We encourage you to bring a smart device to school to use in class. Smart devices include laptops, tablets and phones. There are some important rules about using smart devices:
Phones are never permitted to be used in class but smart devices can be used sometimes. This means that phones can never be used to make phone calls or to send texts while you are in the classroom.

However, If and only if, your teachers says "this is a smart lesson" or "this is a smart activity", you can use your smart device to access educational material for the lesson. 

If you use your smart device outside of those times, you may lose access to the Internet or lose your account for a period of time.

Accessing the school site from home:
The school Intranet can be accessed from home as easily as it can be from school. 

Careers   - Located A19
Careers staff are available for students to talk to.

Gaba Charitable Trust Scholarship - Two $3000 scholarships for first year tertiary study offered to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI), are seen as good role models by peers and teachers and who have excelled in effort and achievement in their secondary education.  Applications close 30th September.  See Careers for application forms or go to

Sky City Chef Apprenticeship Programme - Applications now being taken for this programme to start in February 2017.  Register your interest at More information to be found under Careers, Jobs.

MIT Faculty of Nursing and Health Studies Open Evening - Monday 17 October, 4pm - 7pm at A Block, MIT Otara, Gate 2, Newbury St, Otara.

Excel -  Auditions will be held on 27 October at the Excel School of Performing Arts. 

Massey University Auditions and Interviews for students interested in applying for Bachelor of Commercial Music in 2017 will be held on 5 October in Auckland.  Register at

Massey University Enrolment Drop In Sessions - Albany Campus, 5 and 6 October.  For students who need extra help with their application and/or paper selections.  Register at

Your Drivers Licence is now worth NCEA Credits.
Learners - L1, 2 credits
Restricted - L2, 4 credits
Full - L2, 2 credits

Steps to take:
- Download and print the NZTA Class 1 Driver Licence - Recognition of Prior Learning Sheet (under Careers and Information Sheets above).
- Fill it in and bring with your licence to Careers for checking.
- Careers will check and then the school will load the relevant credits on your Record of Learning.

Visit Tearaway Magazine.  A free online magazine for NZ Youth.

Careers Events - Open Days and Career Events will be found here.

Remote access to the school network

You can now access school computer remotely from your home. It is very easy and you will be able to use some of the programs that you can use on a school computer. 

Simply go to in your web browser and log in using your school account

Sports News

Check out all of this week's fixtures, now available on the intranet.  These will be updated as they change and cover Monday through to the following Wednesday (updated each Monday) so you always have the most up to date information of when and where your game is.

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