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TERM 2 WEEK 3 16 May 2018



Ms Sarah Drew

YEAR 9 Dean

Mrs Aleishia Davis Associate Dean Mrs Grace Williams Deputy Principal Mr Matt Bennett

YEAR 10 Dean

We’ve joined the Pink Shirt Day movement! Avondale College has joined the Pink Shirt Day movement to Speak Up, Stand Together and Stop Bullying! On Tuesday, 15 May we showed our commitment to creating a school environment that is safe, welcoming and inclusive of all students. Home room teachers delivered lessons about bullying prevention, many students used the mufti day to wear pink and Safe School Leaders continued to spread the message by handing out stickers and balloons. Proceeds from the students' donations are going to Youthline and the Mental Health Foundation. Continued on page 3.

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Ms Rhonda Donaldson Associate Dean Miss Ashleigh Earwaker Deputy Principal Mrs Lyndy Watkinson Dr

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Mrs Naomi Parker Associate Dean Miss Joy Yallop Deputy Principal Dr Terry Brown

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Mrs Megan Miller Associate Dean Mrs Pritika Patel Deputy Principal Mr Phil Hill Acting Deputy Ms Emma Joynes Principal

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Mr David Dewsnap Associate Dean Miss Helena Pattison Deputy Principal Mrs Lynne van Etten


An enormous number of hard-earned badges were handed out at Monday's Academic Assembly. Congratulations to our current Year 12 and 13 students whose academic endeavour last year saw them achieve the very top grades possible across all their subjects: NCEA with Excellence and Cambridge with Distinction!

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SENIOR EXAM WEEK Monday 21 May - Friday 25 May During this time all of our nex weekt senior students, with the exception of those in Learning Support (Class 2) and the Transition classes, will be granted study leave to prepare for their examinations. Please note, that due to internal assessment components, not all subjects are examined during this upcoming week. It is compulsory for students to attend their exams as per the examination timetable on page 7. Junior students attend classes as normal.


UPCOMING EVENTS Week 3 Term 2 2018 Wednesday 16 May Football Girls (all other grades) season begins 12DRA performance in A5 & A6 at 6.30pm Thursday 17 May Yr 9/10 Readers/Writer Festival at Aotea Centre Casio Senior Maths Competition in D19 3.30-5.00pm 11DRA performance in A5 & A6 at 6.30pm Saturday 19 May Avcol Samoan Group to perform Stand Up Avondale Community Event 9-1pm

Week 4 Term 2 2018 Monday 21 May Senior Exam Week (21-25 May) Taurewa Trip 8 (10KWY, 10TMC) Tuesday 22 May Netball Waitakere Regular Season Rounds begin Ultimate Western League season begins Wednesday 23 May Tag Championships (Boys and Girls) at Fowlds Park 7.45am3.30pm (TBC) Saturday 26 May Slam Poetry Camp (26-27 May) (TBC)

Week 5 Term 2 2018 Monday 28 May Taurewa Trip 9 (10NHI, 10HWN, 10SVH) Tuesday 29 May CIE Information Evening in PAC at 7pm Year 9 Football Academy referee course at Riversdale Reserve Wednesday 30 May 13MUS Tour to Bay of Plenty (30 May - 1 Jun) PPTA Western Ward Paid Union Meeting 1.30 - 3.30pm Jazz trip to Bruce Mason Theatre 8-10pm (TBC) Thursday 31 May Shakespeare National Festival in Wellington (31 May - 4 June) (TBC) Kilikiti Senior Tournament - Pulman Park 7am - 4pm (TBC) Friday 1 June International Trip to Whangarei (1-4 June)

Week 6 Term 2 2018 Monday 4 June

Queen's Birthday – School Closed Tuesday 5 June NCEA Information Evening in PAC at 7pm 13BUS to Massey University Albany 11.15-3pm (BMT) Wedensday 6 June 11HBI trip to exhibition at Princes Wharf 9.15am – 1.10pm (CPE) Thursday 7 June NZSM Jazz Project (7-9 Jun) (RBN) (TBC)


SPORTS DRAW WEDNESDAY 16 MAY BASKETBALL Junior A Boys vs Junior B Boys vs U19 Boys vs FOOTBALL 1st XI Girls vs 2nd XI Girls vs Junior Premier Girl’s vs HOCKEY 1st XI Boys vs RUGBY LEAGUE 1st XIII Boys vs SQUASH Premier Boys vs Senior A Boys vs THURSDAY 17 MAY BASKETBALL Junior Girls A vs Boys U17 A vs HOCKEY 1st XI Girls Bye LACROSSE Senior A vs Senior B vs FRIDAY 18 MAY BASKETBALL Premier Boy’s vs Senior Girls A vs FOOTBALL 1st XI Boys vs SATURDAY 19 MAY FOOTBALL 2nd XI Boys vs Year 10 Boys A vs Year 10 Boys B vs Year 9 Boys A vs NETBALL Year 10 Black vs Year 10 Gold vs Year 10 Silver vs Year 10 Bronze vs Year 9 Black vs Year 9 Gold vs Year 9 Silver vs Year 9 Bronze vs RUGBY 1st XV Boys vs 2nd XV Boys Bye Restricted Boys vs U14 Boys vs U15 Boys vs MONDAY 21 MAY BADMINTON Senior A Girls vs Senior B Girls vs Senior A Boys vs Senior B Boys vs BASKETBALL Premier Boys vs Senior Girls A vs HOCKEY U15 Boys vs RUGBY Senior Girls vs SQUASH Senior Girls A vs Senior Girls B vs Junior Boys vs TUESDAY 22 MAY HOCKEY U15 Girls vs


Waitakere Rutherford Kings Lynfield

@ Trust Stadium 6 @ Trust Stadium 1 @ Trust Stadium 6

5:45pm 5:45pm 6:45pm

Rangitoto Waitakere 2nd XI St Kentigern

@ Rangitoto 1 @ Avondale 2 @ St Kentigern 2

4:00pm 4:00pm 4:00pm

Mt Albert 1st XI

@ Avondale



@ Avondale


Auckland Grammar A St Peters A

@ Auckland Grammar 1-2 @ Avondale 1-2

3:15pm 4:15pm

Mt Albert 1 Massey

@ Mt Albert Grammar 2 @ Trust Stadium 5

7:00pm 5:45pm

Westlake Girls Diocesan B

@ Westlake Girls @ Avondale 1

4:00pm 4:00pm

St Kentigern Mt Roskill

@ Avondale 1 @ Avondale 1

7:30pm 6:00pm

Macleans 1st XI

@ Parrs Park Turf


Macleans 2nd XI Mt Albert Victory Kelston Boys Sacred Heart A

@ Avondale 1 @ Avondale 1 @ Avondale 3 @ Avondale 2

10:00am 9:00am 9:00am 9:00am

St Dominics A Waitakere B Rutherford Gold Rutherford B Waitakere A Western Springs Gold Massey B St Dominics C

@ Te Pai, Court 2 @ Te Pai, Court 16 @ Te Pai, Court 16 @ Te Pai, Court 13 @ Te Pai, Court 1 @ Te Pai, Court 9 @ Te Pai, Court 10 @ Te Pai, Court 12

9:20am 10:10am 8:30am 9:20am 10:10am 10:10am 10:10am 10:10am

Onehunga High

@ Avondale 1


Macleans Wesley College White Pukekohe High

@ Avondale 1 @ Te Ouke O Tara 2 @ Avondale 2

9:15am 9:15am 9:15am

Auckland Boys 4 Epsom 3 Auckland Boys 2 Auckland Boys 3

@ AK 4 @ EGG 3 @ ABA 8 @ ABA 9

3:30pm 3:30pm 3:30pm 3:30pm

Rosmini Birkenhead

@ Rosmini 1 @ Birkenhead 1

7:30pm 6:00pm

Mt Roskill U15A

@ Avondale


Edgewater College

@ Avondale 1


Pukekohe High Rutherford 1 Orewa Junior Boys

@ Manurewa Squash 1 @ Avondale 1 @ Avondale 2

4:15pm 4:15pm 4:15pm


@ Avondale


STEM DAY A group of 27 Year 11 and Year 12 girls had an inspiring day yesterday as part of the STEM Girlboss event held at Avondale College. Highlights of the programme included hearing about the work of many inspirational women involved in science and engineering, and taking part in a robot race challenge. The day also gave students the opportunity to connect with female university, STEM and science professionals, which will be a great help as they make their own career and study choices going forward.

SENIOR DRAMA Our Senior Drama performances have got off to a great start, with the Year 13 performances of excerpts of New Zealand plays being very well received by the audience last night! Tonight features the Year 12's performance of The Importance of Being Earnest, and Thursday's Year 11s will be presenting Home by Bernard Beckett. All performances start at 6.30pm in the Drama rooms - all welcome!


New Zealand has some of the highest rates of bullying in schools in the world but there’s no room for it here at Avondale College. By taking bullying seriously and working towards a school culture that supports and celebrates the diversity of all students, young people can feel safe and supported, and flourish at school. Many studies show that young people who are bullied are more likely to experience mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts. This can impact their learning, relationships and their ability to feel good about who they are, leading to ongoing poor mental health and wellbeing. What is bullying? Bullying is: • Deliberate – harming another person intentionally • Involves a misuse of power in a relationship • Not a one-off – it is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated over time • Involves behaviour that can cause harm – it is not a normal part of growing up. It can be physical (hitting, tripping up), verbal (insults, threats), social (spreading gossip or excluding people) as well as digital. Cyberbullying is bullying online, via the internet, mobile phones and social media. It’s a common form of bullying, especially amongst young people. For more information about bullying prevention and how you and your whanau can take action and be part of the Pink Shirt Day movement, please visit the Mental Health Foundation and take part in the national Pink Shirt Day on Friday May 18th. A simple action we can all take is to send someone a kind message using the online compliment generator


Cambridge Pathway (CIE) Information Evening Tuesday 29 May 2018 held in the PAC at 7pm

NCEA Information Evening Tuesday 5 June 2018 held in the PAC at 7pm



SPORTS REPORT Monday 7th May – Sunday 13th May


Senior Girls A won 6-0 against Mt Albert B2 and the Senior Girls B side drew 3-3 against St Cuthbert’s 4. The Senior Boys A team had a bye this week, as the Senior Boys B team defeated Mt Albert B3 6-0.


On Friday 11th May the Avondale College Boys Premier Basketball team played their first match in the top Auckland school grade against Auckland Grammar. The boys put in an excellent performance all around with Captain Jaga Mete scoring 32 points. The scores were tied up until half time with the boys trailing by three points at three quarter time. Unfortunately, the boys couldn’t come away with a win, losing 75-85. The boys play Saint Kentigern College in the Avondale College gym at 7:30pm on Friday 18 May. The Senior Girls had a good first game of the season but fell short of a win against Orewa. The game was neck and neck, with Maraea Whiu (15 points) and Mercy Lemisio (12 points) leading the way with double digits. In the end Orewa broke away, ending the game with a 13 point lead. Final score, Avondale 41-54 Orewa. U17 Boys won 38-31. It was a great start to the Junior Girls' basketball season for the Junior Premier Girls with a win against Mount Roskill, 20-27. This was the first game for many of our junior girls, and they played alongside our Premier girls with tenacity and confidence.

Boys Premier Basketball team


The Avondale 1st XI Girl’s Football team celebrated their first win in the Premier grade against Diocesan. The final score was 2-1, with Che Stockenstroom fitting the role of striker beautifully as she confidently took on the Diocesan back line to score both goals in the first half. The whole squad stepped up and played as a team, resulting in some great football moments as they showed accurate passing, strong pressure and constant communication through the pitch. Player of the day was Alix Mills who dominated the mid field, transitioning from defence into attack for the full 60 minutes. Our keeper Ashtika Singh made some fantastic saves, and is notably improving with each match.


The 1st XI Boys Football team had a tough second game of the season, coming up against Mt Albert Grammar away from home. Despite this, they managed to come away with a fantastic 2-1 win. The first half was a tense affair, with both teams looking strong and chances opening up at either end but with just over ten minutes to go, Aidan Carey scored Avondale College's first goal of the season. Shortly after this he set up Arshaq Wahab who displayed a brilliant bit of skill to put us 2-0 up just before half time. The second half was again back to being tense as a 2-0 lead can disappear very quickly. With last ditch defending and a stand out performance by Dhanush Chandra at centre back, the boys were able to keep the second half goal-less until the 83rd minute when a MAGS free kick was swung into a congested box and the ball was knocked over the line. This set up an agonising final few minutes as MAGS kept up the pressure, gaining corner after corner and going well into injury time and beyond but thankfully they weren't able to double up on their earlier effort and Avondale College came away with their first win in the Premier Division after gaining promotion last year. 2nd XI Boys narrowly lost 3-2 against Mt Albert Grammar 2nd XI. Year 10 A Boys lost 2-0 against Rangitoto Boys. Year 10 B Boys played Rutherford B, winning 2-1. Year 9 Boys defeated Kings College A, 3-1. The Junior Girls lost 9-0 against a strong Westlake team. The girls kept going and displayed tenacity and endeavour throughout.


Senior Boys drew 1-1 against Macleans College as the Senior Girls lost to Diocesan, 16-0. The U15 boys exerted great pressure from the start and were unlucky not to score early on after a few chances in the circle – especially with Rahul Naickar dribbling beautifully around two defenders. Most of the first half was played inside the opposition half. We were unlucky not to score a third time after a big hit was deflected by their goalie. Some great combination passing between Liam Law-Telea, Rahul Naickar and Abhishek Lal down the left side resulted in a superb cross that had Anoosh Kulkarni hitting for goal from the edge of the circle. A powerful shot smacked the backboard to put us up 1-0 at half time. Early in the second half we fell off our game a little, allowing a runaway goal to St Kentigern which evened up the score to 1-1. Some great passing between Daniel Parkinson and Liam Law-Telea then moved the ball up to Shravan Patel and Abhishek Lal who combined beautifully on attack. However a PC to the opposition was scored and we were down 1-2 with only ten minutes remaining. The boys dug deep and kept attacking. Eventually they were rewarded when Rahul Naickar scored a brilliant individual goal with only three minutes remaining. The nail-biter was over with a creditable 2-2 draw against one of the big name teams in this competition. U15 Girls defeated Macleans College 5-0.


Senior A Girls lost 14 -2 vs Epsom Girls. This was the first game of the season and for a lot of the players their first game playing in the Premier Division. The girls lost the first half 9 -0, scored the first two goals in the second half but Epsom added five more to the result. It was a hard to start the season, playing against one of the top teams in the Auckland division. Senior B Girls lost 13-6 against a strong Whangaparaoa side.



The 1st XIII Rugby League Boys lost to Westlake Boys. This was a very tough match against a strong, well organised team. However, the boys only just fell short in the last five minutes. Final score: 14-20.


Under 15 Boys Hockey team - Photo's courtesy of Judy Revell


Avondale College Senior Netball Results: Premier 1 defeated Kelston Girls. Final score 51-6, Player of the Day: Lucy Makaea. Premier 2 defeated Massey High Prem 2. Final score 29-18, Player of the Day: Lynelle Braganza. Senior Black lost by default. Senior Gold drew 13-13 to Rutherford Senior A. Player of the Day: Bella Treanor. Senior Silver won 21-1 against Rutherford C. Player of the Day: Lauolive Roma. Senior White defeated Lynfield Senior White. Final Score 11-6 Player of the Day: Tianni Viqasi. Senior Grey defeated St Dominic’s Pink. Final Score 21-6 Player of the Day: Julie Toimoana. Avondale College Junior Netball Results: Year 10 Black lost 17-27 against Kelston Junior Prems. Player of the Day: Isabella Simmons. Year 10 Gold defeated WSC Green. Final Score 28-9. Player of the Day: Losaline Otunuku. Year 10 Silver won 20-18 against Rutherford Gold. POD: Fantasia Ahuvale. Year 10 Bronze defeated Lynfield Green. Final Score 13-3. Player of the Day: Keona Samuela & Khalani Stowers. Year 9 Black defeated Rutherford A 36-10. Player of the Day: Grace Eade. Year 9 Gold won 39-7 against ACG Sunderland. Player of the Day: Hayley Greenhalgh for high volume and high percentage shooting. Year 9 Silver defeated Massey black. Final Score 28-8. Player of the Day: Ahsley Chew for great vision into the circle with accurate feeds to shooters and strong drives through the court on attack. Year 9 Bronze won 11-6 against WSC White. Player of the Day: Alexis Young-Aso.

Avondale's 1st XV backline was greatly depleted through injury and this impacted on their performance against Botany Downs in the weekend. Emile Palmer stepped up in the forwards and carried the ball several times to create momentum which was later squandered. Riku Hayashi went about his work with composure under pressure from relentless Botany loose forwards and an extremely pacy back line. Riku Hayashi was awarded Player of the Day. On Saturday 12th May, Avondale College 2nd XV played a very strong Sacred Heart 2nd XV. Under wet conditions the boys were 10-0 at half time. After a determined effort of old school pick and go rugby the boys managed to fight back to even the match 10-10 until, with five minutes to go, a nice chip and chase from Vaka Kupu and a corner conversion from Inoke Kupu saw the boys close the game out 17-15. There was great heart and sportsmanship shown by the team. The Restricted Boys played well for the opening game of the season. As the game proceeded the boys settled into their game plan and kept Sacred Heart scoreless in the second half - putting up 10 points. Final score: Sacred Heart 21-10 Avondale. Overall this was a great effort and great start for the season. The Under 15 Boys Rugby team completed their last pre-season game against a large Kelston Boys team with a convincing 32-0 away win. In wet conditions the game was tough at times but the Avondale scrum and general play were too dominant for their opposition. A 10-0 half time lead was gained through tries from prop Steve Setefano and halfback Lech Ulberg Lo-Tam. The second half led to four further tries from the Avondale team with captain Hayden Warrington, fullback Nathaniel Roma, winger Isireli Senibulu and a second from Lech. This result, along with the 19-5 win over Waitakere College last week, gives the team a lot of confidence for their first competition game in the coming week. Result: 32-0 Win vs Kelston Boys High School.

Under 15 Boys Rugby team - Photo courtesy of Alana Warrington Photography


The Premier Boys lost 10-4 to Westlake Boys in a very tough fixture (Westlake have been the national champions for the last three years). Kavel put in a great performance to win 3-1 and Brandon put in a good challenge, particularly in the last two sets, but lost 3-0. Vatsal made a great comeback to win the opening set, but eventually succumbed to a 3-1 loss. Plaeton had his first taste of Premier Squash for Avondale, losing 3-0, but will learn from the experience. Senior A team lost 12-0 to Auckland Grammar. Leo Poliko was Player of the Day.




Domestic student entry for all NCEA standards Domestic student entry for a Scholarship subject

$76.70 per year $30.00 per subject

HOW DO I PAY? • Fees are paid to Avondale College and must be paid, in full by 4:00pm, 17 August, 2018. If you do not meet this deadline then fees must be paid directly to NZQA. For details see Fees received after 1 December will incur a $50 late charge, payable directly to NZQA. • Paying your fees will enable your results to be recorded on your Record of Achievement and to receive any certificates.

CAN I GET HELP TO PAY? If you are a Domestic Student you can apply for Financial Assistance if your family cannot afford to pay your fees. To get this help your parents or caregivers must meet one of the following conditions: • be receiving a Work and Income or StudyLink benefit or have a Community Services Card . • have joint family income that qualifies for a Community Services Card. • have two or more children entered as candidates with NZQA fees more than $200. If approved, the fees would be $20 per student or $30 per family.


To get financial assistance you have to fill in a Financial Assistance form and give it to your school. You can get this form from your school or the NZQA website at:

2018 CIE FEES HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? IGCSE $150 per subject AS and A2 Level Subjects are $155 per subject

WHEN DO I PAY? All fees must be paid in full, to Avondale College by Friday 29 June 2018, by 4.00pm.



DAITO BUNKA DAI-ICHI HIGH SCHOOL - AVONDALE COLLEGE EXCHANGE 2018 On July 28 we will be welcoming students and staff from our sister school Daito Bunka High School in Tokyo. This is a reciprocal visit that has been taking place every second year for the last 29 years. Over that time a warm and close relationship has developed between the two schools.


This year 29 students will be spending two weeks at Avondale College. A very special part of the exchange is the homestay programme and to this end we are seeking families who would be willing to voluntarily provide a bed and food for this period for our guests. You do not have to be able to speak any Japanese fortunately the students have sufficient English to get by. The students will be with you for a total of ten nights (Saturday 28 July to Thursday 9 August). Students will stay at a hotel near the airport on 9 August for an early departure on 10 August. On Wednesday 1 August they will travel to Rotorua and return on 2 August. If you would be able to provide a homestay for one or more students we would love to hear from you. If you would like more information please ring Matt Bennett (Deputy Principal) on 8201702 or email Exam Day 1


Monday 21 May Exam Day 2 Tuesday 22 May Exam Day 3 Wednesday 23 May Exam Day 4 Thursday 24 May Exam Day 5

Friday 25 May

Session 1: Morning 9.15 – 11.15 11CCH 12CEN 13BUS 11ENC 12PHY 13TFN 11ENP 12SAO 13TPI 11ENG 12SCI P 13MST 13CPS 13TVC Session 3: Morning 9.15 – 11.15 11CPH 12BIO 13CAC 11GEC 12CAC 13CPI 11HBI (1) 12ECO 13ENC 11HIS 12CBI 13ENG 12JAP 12FRE Session 5: Morning 9.15 – 11.15 11CEN 12GEC 13CPH 11SCI 12MAT 13FRE 11THO (1) 12CMX 13MAT 12CLS 13TME (1)

Session 2: Afternoon 1.15 – 3.15 11CAC 12CHS 13CBI 11MAT 12CMU 13CHE 11MST 12CPH P 12ENC 12ENP 12ENG Session 4: Afternoon 1.15 – 3.15 11ACC 12ACC 13ACC 11CMT 12CPS 13BIO 11HBI (2) 12HIS 13CEN 11PSY 12SPA 13GEC 12THO (1) 13SAO

Session 7: Morning 9.15 – 11.15 11BUS 12CHE P 13CMT 11CPI 12CMT 13MAS 11TVC 12GEO 13SCI 11CMU 13ARH

Session 8: Afternoon 1.15 – 3.15 11CBI 12CBS 13CBS 11TFN 12CPI 13CCH 12ES1 13CLS 12MAS 13JAP 12MAO 13MAO 13SPA Session 10: Afternoon 1.15 – 3.15 11CFR 12THO (2) 13HIS 11CSP 12TVC 13HOR 11FRE 11JAP 11SPA 11SAO 11MAO

Session 9: Morning 9.15 – 11.15 11CHS 12BUS 13ECO 11THO (2) 12CCH 13PHY 11TPI 12ES2 13SCC 12HOR 12MST


Session 6: Afternoon 1.15 – 3.15 11CBS 12CPH T 13GEO 11GEO 12TFN 13TME (2) 12TPI 13CHS 12PSY


TAUREWA CAMP 2018 Year 10, Year 12 and Year 13 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.





Week 4


21 – 25 May

Week 5


28 May – 1 Jun

Week 7


11 – 15 Jun

Week 8


Week 9




Week 4


$ DUE DATE $400

Tue 01 May


Tue 08 May

Year 12


Tue 22 May

18 - 22 Jun



Tue 29 May

25 – 29 Jun



Tue 05 Jun




13 – 17 Aug



Tue 24 Jul

Week 5


20 - 24 Aug



Tue 31 Jul

Week 7


03 – 07 Sep



Tue 14 Aug

Week 9


17 – 21 Sep



Tue 28 Aug





Week 3


29 Oct – 02 Nov

10CPB, 10MDN 10CTI,10AMS



$ DUE DATE $400

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