Category Archives: Department News

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Geography Trip to Clifford Bay

The Cook Strait is notorious for its potential to be a rough stretch of water to cross. Many a traveller has had to endure the gut wrenching unpleasantness of a stormy sea, with waves peaking as high as skyscrapers and … Continue reading

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Out of the Old, Into the New

We have had a big year in the Special Needs Unit with the climax being our big move into our new, purpose-built facility, Te Whare o te Atawhai. However we have managed to squeeze in a few other events around … Continue reading

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The focus for the library this year was collaboration. The Librarian Mrs Waenga, Mrs Harman and Mr Carew worked together to deliver lessons about information literacy. The aim of the programme was to teach students how to search for information … Continue reading

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Mentors 35 Year 12 and 13 students made a commitment at the start of the year to be mentors attached to the year 9 and 10 Learning Advisor Roopu. Their role in the school is critical. Through forming strong relationships … Continue reading

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Business and retail level 2/3

The students have the chance to achieve a National Certificate as well as NCEA credits. They can achieve this one of two ways. An after school/weekend part-time job or work experience while at school for 1 day a week. The … Continue reading

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Economics 2013

Economics is the study of how people and societies allocated resources to satisfy their needs and wants. It involves looking at consumers and producers, government and the international community. It also involves consideration of values. How resources are allocated is … Continue reading

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Gateway 2013 has had a successful year. We had 44 students all going to work with a range of employers in the Hutt Valley and Wellington. The Gateway programme strengthens pathways for students from school to further education and training … Continue reading

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Food Technology

2013 has been another very busy and productive year in the Home Economics Department and students have enjoyed participating in a range of activities and learnt valuable life skills. Junior Classes Year 9 Food Technology worked with Mr Mclean to … Continue reading

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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Year 13 The senior year 13 mechanical engineering class have made working model internal combustion motors again this year. All the engine parts are machined in the workshop and students learn about materials and how to fabricate and … Continue reading

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Adult ESOL

Brenda Morrison Adult ESOL students: part of the Naenae College family. Once again, the two Adult ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes will finish the year with a celebration in the school marae. Family and friends are invited … Continue reading

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Senior and Junior Choirs

Vocal Pulse Naenae College hosted a new event in 2013 under the umbrella of MENZA (Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa). Three Wellington secondary schools joined forces for Vocal Pulse, a collaboration of singing in workshop, rehearsal and concert held on … Continue reading