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James Hargest College

THE HARGEST WAY

• We respect each other • We treat all people fairly • We are honest • We work hard • We are responsible for all we do • We take care of our environment •


Welcome to James Hargest College Andrew Wood Principal

Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to read our prospectus, which focuses on the values our school lives by. I hope you’ll also read the smaller companion booklet (for all the detailed information), visit our website, and even better, visit us in person! We’d love to show you around. Our vision is very clear; we’re here to develop the young people in our care, and to provide a place to learn where they feel challenged, supported and enriched. We expect high levels of achievement and involvement, so our students are equipped to create the best possible future for themselves and their world. It’s exciting to be in a school named after a real, local and national hero, and to inspire our students to look up to our namesake. Brigadier James Hargest, veteran of two world wars and a Member of Parliament for Invercargill, is remembered for his tenacity, perseverance, integrity, and leadership – qualities which are valued just as much now,

as then. For us, as staff, it means that we aim to epitomise education of superb quality.

If this sounds like a place you want your child to be – please join us !

Here at Hargest, our twin campus school provides the best of both worlds. It provides a separate, secure, home-room based environment for Year 7-8’s (with the advantage of extensive specialist teaching), and a Year 9-13 campus where students are encouraged to look ahead and build a strong platform of values, experiences and qualifications. The “step up” from the Junior to the Senior Campus is now a tradition celebrating the coming of age of our students.

We look forward to meeting you, and working in partnership with you.

Both the Junior and Senior Campus complement learning experiences in class with an enviable range of cultural, sporting, leadership and service opportunities. In all their endeavours, students are taught and encouraged to proudly follow “The Hargest Way”, as exemplified by our school values:

We respect each other We work hard We take care of our environment We treat all people fairly We are honest We are responsible for all we do


we respect each other The Hargest values create the standards for behaviour within our school. The cornerstones are clear expectations and boundaries based on mutual respect and fairness. A careful approach to student welfare ensures every student has support to cope with the teenage years. Our aim is for each student to develop to their potential. Hargest creates a caring, safe and orderly school environment in which students develop as respectful and considerate citizens. A restorative approach balanced with clear, consistent consequences means that students learn to take personal responsibility for their actions.

The cornerstones are clear expectations and boundaries based on mutual respect and fairness Form teachers are supported by syndicate leaders and Deans who oversee the welfare and progress of year level groups. They are responsible for the placement of students and liaison with parents. The Guidance Team work with students and their families to provide a sound support base so that needs can be identified and addressed. Our three Counsellors offer a confidential, specialist service and help students work through a wide range of issues. Our four-person Careers team work hard to provide students of all ages with advice on appropriate course structures and career choices.

Teachers have high expectations for students’ behaviour and achievement Homeroom (Yrs 7-8) and Form teachers (Yrs 9-13) take a personal interest in the progress and achievement of their students and report to parents on performance. They provide the first point of contact for parents.

Teachers have high expectations for students’ behaviour and achievement. Hargest students know that they are expected to treat each other well. Strong emphasis is placed on positive relationships between staff and students and on effective classroom management.


we work hard

We have a strong tradition of academic excellence reflected by exceptional results in NCEA examinations at all levels across a diverse range of curriculum subjects We encourage you to view our results on the NZQA website: www.nzqa.govt.nz. Results in all senior school exams affirm that the school is maintaining its long-standing tradition of academic excellence. Hargest has a well established tradition of students winning academic scholarships and distinction awards in NCEA. Seventeen NCEA scholarships were won by Hargest students in 2010, evenly shared by girls and boys over a wide range of subjects.

Tutorials are frequently offered outside class time.

Our Junior Campus students are given the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of academic challenges; Southspell, Science Fair, SmacMaths, BP Challenge, Kids Literature Quiz, ICAS, Speech Awards and numerous other academic extension competitions are vigorously promoted. A similar pattern prevails at the Senior Campus. Each year students achieve in the top echelon of all these endeavours. A large number of senior students also receive scholarships for tertiary study from community funding organisations.

We value endeavour and celebrate success

Our staff are passionate about their teaching craft and model the value of hard work. It is their commitment, support and encouragement that enables Hargest students to achieve so highly in sporting, cultural and academic endeavours.

Excellent results are never an accident. They are the result of a strong student work ethic and the professional expertise of teachers who care.

Excellence Endorsements 2010 14.0 12.0 Percentage

At Hargest we recognise that a good work ethic is essential for success in school and in life. All students need high level skills with knowledge, understanding and positive attitudes in order to realise the potential they possess.

10.0 8.0 6.0

JHC

4.0

National

2.0 0.0 1

2 Level

3


we take care of our environment Today’s Hargest students benefit from extensive, far-sighted and high quality re-development including a number of BOT funded facilities such as the stunning Senior Campus Hargest Centre (Gym/Cafeteria complex). Homerooms on the Junior Campus all provide a warm, stimulating environment and are complemented by a state-ofthe-art Technology block.

Technology has been embraced at Hargest across all areas of the school

Students participate in initiatives to care for their environment locally (including keeping our school clean and tidy!), nationally and internationally. Vandalism is virtually unheard of, with students taught to be proud of their school environment and to look after all facilities and equipment well. Classrooms are rich in educational technology with students having ready access to interactive information systems. Students can safely access learning resources through extensive computer suites throughout both campuses and from their own homes. Both libraries are electronic information centres. Parents have access through the interactive website to up-to-date information about student progress, attendance and pastoral systems. They can view the latest publications online and celebrate the successes of our students. The community is welcome to use our site after hours, and everyone is encouraged to take care of our facilities.

Students are taught to be proud of their school environment and to look after it well.


we treat all people fairly We take pride in creating a caring, safe and orderly school environment in which students can develop as respectful and considerate citizens. It is our role to encourage each student to reach their potential. Students are grouped to ensure that they are challenged and supported in their learning needs in mixed ability classes within year levels. Mathematics is an exception where students can be regrouped between core subject classes to maximise their abilities in this area. Our most able students are encouraged through extension and enrichment opportunities in our highly regarded Gifted and Talented programmes which operate at all levels from Year 7 to 13.

which forms a home base for varying degrees of mainstreaming. All students have many opportunities to take on leadership roles throughout their time at Hargest through sports, our house systems and councils. Senior students provide leadership to their junior counterparts through Peer Support and mentoring programmes. In these ways, students are an important aspect of the leadership and development of our school. Our Outdoor Education programme encourages students to learn new skills and test their boundaries in a safe and risk managed environment. The focus for students in these experiences is to encourage team skills and leadership opportunities while challenging themselves and taking responsibility for each other. Our international and exchange students are a valued part of our school community. Their presence and involvement exposes our students to different perspectives, and enriches our cultural diversity. We encourage everyone to go out of their way to provide a friendly welcome to new students, whether International or Kiwi.

Others who need extra assistance are provided with this in a variety of ways. Special Needs students are catered for in the “Student Support Centre�,

We take pride in creating a caring, safe and orderly school environment in which students can develop as respectful and considerate citizens


we are honest Hargest students are encouraged to meet life with confidence, courage and curiosity. Honesty is also central to the values of reliability, integrity and trustworthiness.

Boys and girls work, learn and interact in a natural setting reflecting the community of which they are part Our aim is that students will leave Hargest as young men and women equipped with the skills to manage themselves and relate to each other in an open and honest manner. Students have access to many classrooms and specialist teaching spaces during intervals and lunchtimes, often unsupervised by staff. This trust in the use of the facilities has created a culture at Hargest that reflects responsibility and honesty.

Self awareness and goal setting are encouraged from the first days at the Junior Campus. Students reflect on their abilities and weaknesses and set realistic and achievable short term goals for their own learning development. We are committed to working in partnership with students, parents and caregivers. Parents are kept well informed in candid interviews, in open written evaluations of student progress, and through numerous other contacts.

Our school has a culture of encouragement, friendship and fun The special relationships between staff and students and the life long friendships students form with each other are highly valued. Meanwhile, the success of Hargest alumni both at university and in their wide-ranging contributions to society are a testament to the quality of our co-education environment.

We are committed to working in partnership with students, parents and caregivers to achieve the best possible outcomes


we are responsible for all we do At Hargest we place a great emphasis on preparing our students for the world that will await them. We equip them with the tools to think, scrutinise and use knowledge to inform their decisions and to appreciate the viewpoints of others.

develop life skills through teamwork, leadership, commitment and responsibility and to have fun while they are doing it.

Hargest students are “can do” people; they acquire the attitudes, the dispositions, and the flexibility to make things happen Getting involved in any of the vast number of extra curricular opportunities supported at Hargest will make a significant difference to the well being and emotional balance of students who come here. Taking opportunities enables young people to

Considerable effort is put into celebrating the successes of our students. This is done weekly in assemblies run by our head students, our marvellous monthly newsletters and our web site which reflects the positive efforts made by those at Hargest. It is also done through a range of other strategies such as Blues Awards (Academic and Sport), Scholarship Ceremonies, Service Awards, and regular prize draws at junior level for students demonstrating our values particularly well. Our behaviour strategies model clear and definite principles. Consequences are a certainty; they are immediate, consistent and appropriate. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers whenever they have concerns.

Our sporting, cultural and musical successes at local, regional and national levels are very impressive. These are made possible because of the commitment of staff and the Hargest community. Parents have a vital role in encouraging the success of our students. Parental support of the school values, uniform guidelines and high behaviour expectations are a source of strength. Taking an active part in various school events including parent interview evenings, coaching, attending camps, right through to governance as a member of the Board of Trustees is something we encourage.

Our six simply stated values guide every aspect of what we do here at Hargest. Our students understand them and live them. They provide the ground work for a future that will reach out for them. They have become

“The Hargest Way”


Enrolment Scheme Home Zone All students who live within the home zone described below and shown on the attached map shall be entitled to enrol at the school. The home zone includes both sides of the street, or road, centre line and is bounded by: • Mill Road North from SH No 1 to Findlay Road • Findlay Road from Mill Road North to Racecourse Road • Racecourse Road from Findlay Road to St Andrew Street • St Andrew Street from Racecourse Road to Queens Drive • Queens Drive from St Andrew Street to Gala Street • Gala Street from Queens Drive to Dee Street • Dee Street from Gala Street to Victoria Avenue • Victoria Avenue from Dee Street to Waihopai River • Waihopai River from Victoria Avenue to New River Estuary • New River Estuary from Waihopai River to Oreti River • Oreti River from New River Estuary to West Plains Road • West Plains Road from Oreti River to Kennedy Road • Kennedy Road from West Plains Road to Taramoa Road • Taramoa Road from Kennedy Road to SH No 98 • SH No 98 from Taramoa Road to SH No 6 • SH No 6 from SH No 98 to Wilsons Crossing Road • Wilsons Crossing Road from SH No 6 to Tussock Creek - Grove Bush Road

• Tussock Creek - Grove Bush Road from Wilsons Crossing Road to Grove Bush - Woodlands Road • Grove Bush - Woodlands Road from Tussock Creek - Grove Bush Road to SH No 98 • Lorneville - Dacre SH No 98 from Grove Bush Woodlands Road to SH No 1 • SH No 1 from SH No 98 to Mill Road North Proof of residence within the home zone may be required.

Out of Zone Enrolments Each year the board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in that year or in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. The board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how many out of zone places are available and will specify a date. If there are more enrolments than places available, applications will be processed by ballot in the following order of priority: First Priority: This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary of Education Second Priority: will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third Priority: will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students. Fourth Priority: will be given to applicants where a parent is a former student of the school. Fifth Priority: will be given to applicants who are children of board employees. Sixth Priority: will be given to all other applicants. If there are more applicants groups than there are places available, selection within each priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11 G(1) of the Education Act 1989. Parents will be informed of the results by mail. Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.


CURRENT YEAR LEVEL this year ..........................................

CURRENT SCHOOL ..............................................................................................

Phone: 03-217-6129 fax: 03-217-0351 288 Layard Street Invercargill email:office@jameshargest.school.nz

The school reserves the right to seek proof of “normal place of residence” under Section 110A of the Education Act 1989

This enrolment form must be received by The Principal, James Hargest College (either Campus) on or before Wednesday 31 August 2011

PERMISSION TO ADMINISTER MILD PAIN RELIEF (Parent/Guardian please initial) ........................................................................................

SIGNATURE OF PARENT(S) ............................................................................................................. DATE .........................................................................

SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT ........................................................................................................... DATE ..........................................................................

I hereby make application for enrolment at James Hargest College under the terms and conditions of the Prospectus which are accepted. It is understood that the applicant will be subject to school rules and demonstrate the school values as outlined in “The Hargest Way”.

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WHICH SPORTS/CULTURAL ACTIVITES/HOBBIES ARE YOU INTERESTED IN? ........................................................................................

FAMILY ASSOCIATION WITH A HOUSE (if known, please circle) THOMSON / WATSON / MENZIES / HAMILTON

If Maori, please specify Iwi affiliations ..........................................................................................................................................................................................

ETHNIC GROUP (please circle) NZ EUROPEAN / MAORI / PACIFIC ISLANDER / OTHER .............................................................................

TRANSPORT TO AND FROM SCHOOL WILL BE BY (circle) School Bus / Bike / Walking / Parent / City Public Bus

2 ............................................................................................................................ DAY-TIME PHONE .......................................................................................

1 ............................................................................................................................ DAY-TIME PHONE .......................................................................................

NAME OF EMERGENCY CONTACT OTHER THAN PARENTS OR GUARDIANS

HEALTH INFORMATION eg; medical conditions, disabilities (if likely to affect progress in school work or participation in physical activity, Please state restrictions) ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

3. PARENT WHO ATTENDED IN PAST (names): ................................................................................................................................................................

2. BROTHERS/SISTERS WHO ATTENDED IN PAST (names): ......................................................................................................................................

1. BROTHERS/SISTERS CURRENTLY ATTENDING (names): .....................................................................................................................................

FAMILY ASSOCIATION WITH HARGEST:

PHONE (Home) ..................................... (Work) ............................................ (Mobile) ...................................... (email) ...........................................................

ADDRESS ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

GUARDIAN IF NOT PARENT (Name) .....................................................................................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................... (Mobile)...................................... (email) ...........................................................

ADDRESS ......................................................................................................... PHONE (Home)........................................ (Work) .........................................

MOTHER’S FULL NAME .......................................................................... OCCUPATION .................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................... (Mobile)...................................... (email) ...........................................................

ADDRESS ......................................................................................................... PHONE (Home)........................................ (Work) .........................................

FATHER’S FULL NAME ............................................................................. OCCUPATION .................................................................................................

Please note - a copy of birth certificate/passport/citizenship is required for enrolment

....................................................................................................................................................................(include Emergency Rapid Number for rural addresses)

STUDENT’S ADDRESS (i.e. normal place of residence) ........................................................................................................................................................

CURRENT AGE at time of application Y ............ M .............

DATE OF BIRTH .....................................................................................................

F

SURNAME ........................................................................................

(Please circle) M

FIRST NAMES ..........................................................................................................

Please read carefully the Enrolment Procedures

Application for Enrolment


Home Zone


CONTACT DETAILS Senior Campus 288 Layard Street, Invercargill, New Zealand Phone: +64 3 217 6129 Fax: +64 3 217 0351

Junior Campus 6 Layard Street, Invercargill, New Zealand Phone: +64 3 217 9250 Fax: +64 3 217 3152

email: office@jameshargest.school.nz web site: www.jameshargest.school.nz


French Japanese Latin Maori Spanish Mathematics

Performance Music Advanced Music Music Module Physical Education Health Education Module Science Agriculture & Horticulture

Social Studies

Graphics Design Technology Structures Technology Module Materials Technology Module

French Japanese Latin Maori Spanish (all short courses) Mathematics

Music

Physical Education Health Education Science

Social Studies

Technology Hard Materials

ESOL

ESOL Fashion & Design Food & Technology Fabric Technology Module Food Technology Module

ESOL

English

English

Food Technology Fabric Technology

English A English B English C

Performing Arts Module

Drama

Graphics Computer Aided Drawing Building and Construction Technology (Hard Materials) Electronics

Gateway

Transition Skills Gateway

Classical Studies Geography History Tourism

Biology Chemistry Physics Agriculture & Horticulture

Physical Education

Music

Mathematics with Calculus Statistics & Modelling A Statistics & Modelling B

French Japanese Latin Maori Spanish

Fashion & Design Hospitality & Catering

ESOL

English Media Studies (Film or Print)

Drama

Accounting Digital Technologies Economics Business Education Computer Programming

Art Design Art Photography Art Painting Art Printing Art History

YEAR 13

Graphics Mechanical Engineering Woodworking & Furniture Making Technology (Hard Materials) Electronics

Classical Studies Geography History Tourism

Biology Chemistry Physics Agriculture & Horticulture

Physical Education Health Education Outdoor Recreation

Music

Mathematics A Mathematics B

French Japanese Latin Maori Spanish

Fashion & Design Food & Nutrition Hospitality & Catering Childcare & Development

ESOL

English A English B English Literacy Media Studies (Film or Print)

Drama

Accounting Digital Technologies Economics Business Education Computer Programming

Art Design Art Painting Art History

YEAR 12

This is a guide only. See our annual subject booklet for senior subject pre-requisites. (Note: Courses may be combined or not run if there are insufficient numbers).

Graphics Technology (Hard Materials)

Geography History

Science A Science B Science C Agriculture & Horticulture

Health & Physical Education

Music

Mathematics A Mathematics B Mathematics C

French Japanese Latin Maori Spanish

Fashion & Design Food & Nutrition Hospitality & Catering

Drama

Accounting Digital Technologies Economics

Digital Technologies

Digital Technologies

Art

YEAR 11

Art

YEAR 9 & 10

Art

YEAR 7 & 8

Multi Level Courses Available - All subjects in bold italics are compulsory


James Hargest College