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B TOP EXAM RESULTS Avondale College has been advised of very pleasing exam results achieved by our students in 2016. In brief, our NCEA results are higher than ever before across every level; and strong Scholarship results were received - particularly in the subjects of Biology, Languages, Art and Dance. In the Cambridge International Examinations our students came top in New Zealand in four different subjects: A Level History and Psychology and AS Psychology and Business... a great achievement! Congratulations to all who worked so hard in achieving such outstanding results. We look forward Natasha van Etten: Outstanding to sharing more information on this soon. Scholarship in Dance

JOIN IN @AVCOL Budding Shakespearean actors, philosophers, debaters, gardeners, indoor bowlers, musicians, dancers and more all had the chance to find their niche at the Join in @ Avcol event held in the Atrium at lunchtime today. Hundreds of students took the opportunity to find out more about the many activities on offer here at Avondale, and with more than 38 stalls (not including the many sports groups!) there was something to appeal to everyone. Students should keep an eye on the Daily Notices for more information about the groups they have signed up for.

YEAR 9 PARENT INFORMATION EVENING All parents and caregivers of Year 9 students are warmly invited to the school on

Tuesday 14 February at 7:00pm (We are meeting in the school theatre) You will receive information about much of what we have to offer our community in terms of activities, support, curriculum, the Family Connection and the online services that are available to you. There will also be an opportunity to meet the Principal, Deans and your child’s homeroom teacher. We look forward to meeting you and further developing our relationship with you for the benefit of your child.

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DEPUTY PRINCIPALS' AND DEANS' CONTACT DETAILS DEPUTY PRINCIPAL All levels

Mrs Kiely Murphy mhy@avcol.school.nz

820 1700

Mr Mark van Beurden vbn@avcol.school.nz Associate Dean Miss Helena Pattison ptn@avcol.school.nz Deputy Principal Mrs Lynne van Etten vtn@avcol.school.nz

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Ms Rhonda Donaldson dsn@avcol.school.nz Associate Dean Miss Ashleigh Earwaker ekr@avcol.school.nz Deputy Principal Mrs Lyndy Watkinson wtn@avcol.school.nz

820 1706 ext 560 820 1707

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Mr Pahlavi Timoteo tmo@avcol.school.nz Associate Dean Mrs Naomi Parker prn@avcol.school.nz Deputy Principal Dr Terry Brown bwn@avcol.school.nz

820 1710 ext 540 820 1728

YEAR 12 Dean

Mrs Megan Miller mrm@avcol.school.nz Associate Dean Ms Vicky Harris hrs@avcol.school.nz Deputy Principal Mr Phil Hill hil@avcol.school.nz

820 1709 ext 542 820 1701

YEAR 13 Dean

Mr David Dewsnap dsp@avcol.school.nz Associate Dean Mrs Aleishia Davis dva@avcol.school.nz Deputy Principal Mr John Goold gld@avcol.school.nz

820 1708 ext 534 820 1702

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All Year 9 and 10 students have been issued a 2017 Avondale College Student Diary which has been charged to their account. The Student Diary is now available for 2017 STUDENT DI Years 11, 12, and 13 ARY at the College Shop for $4 each. Students who have already paid may collect their diaries from the College Shop. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SCHOOL ACTIVITIES PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.AVCOL.SCHOOL.NZ THIS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE ON OUR SCHOOL INTRANET WELCOME.AVCOL.SCHOOL.NZ


UPCOMING EVENTS Week 2 Term 1 2017

Thursday 9 February Whole school Athletics Day Volleyball Senior season begins Friday 10 February Summer Sports sign up in Halberg Gym at lunchtime Waterpolo Senior Qualifying Tournament Begins Volleyball Senior Premier Season Begins Saturday 11 February Tennis Premier / A1 Season Begins Cricket Boys Senior & Junior Morning A & B Year 9 & 10 Colts Seasons Begin Senior OED optional trip to Waitakere Ranges (TBC)

Week 3 Term 1 2017

Monday 13 February Taurewa Trip 1 (Year 13s) Student/staff ID photos (PAC) Safe school leader training day in pavilion Touch Greater Auckland Premier, Senior Girls & Mixed Seasons Begins Tuesday 14 February Yr 9 Parent Information Evening 7pm in school theatre Student/staff ID photos (PAC) Touch Senior Zone Seasons Begins Wednesday 15 February CIE Awards Evening Cricket Girls Premier 2017, 1A & 1B seasons begins Thursday 16 February Gateway Health & Safety Course (16th-17th) Friday 17 February 11OED Waipu Cove Leadership Camp (17th - 18th Feb) (HLO) (TBC)

AVCOL ATHLETICS DAY

THURSDAY 9TH FEBRUARY (TOMORROW) The Avondale College Athletics day is a great day on the school calendar and offers all students a chance to participate. It also doubles as the first part of the Avondale College Athletics Championships. Athletes who throw or jump past the set standard will qualify for the Championship Athletics Day to be held on 23 February, Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose. All students need to bring a packed lunch, water bottle and sunscreen. Junior students can come to school wearing their PE gear; Years 11 and 12 should wear PE uniform or black and white athletics gear. Should the day be postponed due to weather, an announcement will be posted on our school website www.avcol.school.nz.

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Week 4 Term 1 2017

Monday 20 February Taurewa Trip 2 (Year 12s) Cricket Blitz Girls 2017 Cricket Blitz Boys 2017 Softball Senior Boys Season Begins Tuesday 21 February Student/staff ID photos: catch up session (9am-12pm) (PAC) Swimming Carnival - 9.30am-2.30pm at West Wave Pool in Henderson 13SCI & 13SCC trip to Maori Bay (TBC) Wednesday 22 February Orienteering Western Zone Series Begins Softball Senior Girls Season Begins Thursday 23 February Avcol Championship Athletics Day (Mt Smart Stadium) 11GEO trip to Mangere Mountain and Auckland Museum (TBC) Friday 24 February Gateway First Aid Course (24th-25th) 12BIO Arataki Field Trip Waterpolo Senior Season Begins Saturday 25 February Tennis (all other grades) Season Begins Waterpolo Junior ODT 1

Week 5 Term 1 2017

Monday 27 February 12OED & 13OED Avondale Intermediate School Camp (27th Feb – 3rd Mar) (HMA) (TBC) Tuesday 28 February Shape Your Destiny with Darren Pereira: Yr 13 Study Skills for Success with Darren Pereira: Yr 11 (PAC) Athletics Central Western Zone - The Trusts Stadium, Henderson Wednesday 1 March Netsafe Parent's Evening presentation 7pm-8pm (Avondale College Atrium) Triathlon Championships Ultimate Frisbee North Western Outdoor League Begins Thursday 2 March Class Photos & Staff Photo (PAC) Friday 3 March Class Photos, Year 13, Prefects & International (PAC)

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The Avondale College Swimming Carnival is taking place on Tuesday 21 February from 9.30am-2.30pm at West Wave Pool in Henderson. The cost for the day is $5, payable at the Sports Office to Ms Whiu, (along with the signed permission slip). Entries close on Monday 13 February. Buses will transport participants to the pool from Avondale College at 8.30am. Boys and girls will race in separate events, with championship races being run by age group and non-championship races by year level. Parents are more than welcome to join us for the day. The programme of events is as follows: 1. 100m Freestyle (Age Groups) 2. 50m Backstroke (Age Groups) 3. 50m Butterfly (Age Groups) 4. 50m Breaststroke (Age Groups) 5. 25m non-Championship Freestyle (Year Levels) 6. 100m Individual Medley (Age Groups) 7. 50m Freestyle (Age Groups) Interval 8. Home Room Relay - 4x25m (Year Levels) 9. Prefects vs Staff Relay For more information, or if you have any questions about the day, please contact Sports Coordinator Ms Whiu zwab@avcol.school.nz

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SPORTS NOTICES SUMMER SPORTS SIGN UP: Registration for summer sports will be held outside the Sport Office on Friday 10 February at lunchtime. MIXED TOUCH: Trials for a mixed touch team to play in the Premier Auckland competition will be held after school on Wednesday 8 February and Thursday 9 February. Meet under the big tree on the field. See Mr Went in the PE office if you have any questions. SENIOR VOLLEYBALL: All boys interested in playing this year are invited to attend the second training session Wednesday (today) after school in the stadium. Come with proper PE gear and shoes for training. Our first game is on this Thursday at Kelston Boys. CRICKET: All boys and girls teams: Our 1st X1 have already begun their season and all other grades start their season this Saturday 11 February. Please make sure you have registered to play at the Sport Office or via Mr N Smith in the PE office. Be ready to start this weekend!

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HEALTH CLINIC The Avondale College Health Clinic welcomes information from parents regarding their child's health concerns. Should your child's health care needs change or a new condition develop, please let us know. Contact the Avondale College nursing team by emailing nurse@avcol. school.nz, or phone the clinic on (09) 820 1718 or mobile 021 847 949. Please also remember to notify staff in the school office of any changes to your contact details or to the details of people nominated as emergency contacts.

NETSAFE EVENING Netsafe Parents Evening - 1 March 2017, 7pm-8pm, Avondale College Atrium.

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TAUREWA CAMP 2017 Year 13, Year 12 and Year 10 students have the opportunity to go to Taurewa Camp. We encourage families to start making early regular payments towards the Taurewa camp fee, as the camp fee must be fully paid prior to departure. Year 10 students will receive their first briefing for their camp approximately 10 weeks before departure, but students are encouraged to tell their parents early that their camps are coming up this year

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TERM 1

TRIP

TRIP DATES

YEAR LEVEL

Week 3

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13 – 17 Feb

Yr 13 40spaces

$425

Tue 07 Feb

Polyfest 15-18 Mar

Week 4

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20 – 24 Feb

Yr 12 36 spaces

$410

Tue 07 Feb

Polyfest 15-18 Mar

Week 6

3

06 – 10 Mar

Yr 12 36 spaces

$410

Tue 14 Feb

Polyfest 15-18 Mar

Week 9

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27 – 31 Mar

Yr 13 40 spaces

$425

Tue 07 Mar

Week 10

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03 – 07 Apr

Yr 12 36 spaces

$410

Tue 14 Mar

TERM 2

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Week 1

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01 – 05 May

Yr 13 40 spaces

$425

Tue 28 Mar

Week 2

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08 – 12 May

Yr 12 36 spaces

$410

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Week 4

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22 – 26 May

10KGY, 10DRN

$390

Tue 02 May

Week 5

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29 May – 2 Jun

10CPL

$390

Tue 09 May

Week 7

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12 – 16 Jun

10RNS, 10MRA

$390

Tue 23 May

Week 8

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19 - 23 Jun

Internationals

$500

Tue 30 May

Week 9

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26 – 30 Jun

10SYR

$390

Tue 06 Jun

Week 10

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03 – 07 Jul

10ELS

$390

Tue 13 Jun

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10KRS, 10THS

$400

Tue 25 Jul

Week 5

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10ALA, 10GBS, 10PKN, 10BRY

$400

Tue 01 Aug

Week 8

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11 – 15 Sep

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$500

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Week 9

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18 – 22 Sep

10MZD, 10KMA

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Tue 29 Aug

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16 – 20 Oct

10JIN, 10HUE

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Tue 19 Sep

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20 – 24 Nov

10SPH, 10BLS

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