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WESTLAKE BOYS HIGH SCHOOL Welcome to Westlake 2016

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Senior Leadership Team Mr Alex Reed, Associate Headmaster Mr Joe Cachopa, Deputy Headmaster Mr Arnold Van den Heuvel, Deputy Headmaster Mr Mark Jackson, Deputy Headmaster Mr Shane Young, Deputy Headmaster Mr Steve McCracken, Deputy Headmaster

WESTLAKE BOYS HIGH SCHOOL Welcome to Westlake 2016 Welcome and Introduction Mr David Ferguson Headmaster Senior Leadership Team Mr Alex Reed, Associate Headmaster Mr Joe Cachopa, Deputy Headmaster Mr Arnold Van den Heuvel, Deputy Headmaster Mr Mark Jackson, Deputy Headmaster Mr Shane Young, Deputy Headmaster Mr Steve McCracken, Deputy Headmaster Other People Who Can Help Standards 1. Uniform and Grooming 2. Respect and Manners 3. Attendance and Punctuality Involvement - Academic Homework groups Peer Tutoring Academic Mentoring iLearn Parent Portal CURRICULUM YEAR 9 AND BEYOND Placement Test (October 2015) Students are placed in one of three bands: A, B and C. B Band is split into two for timetabling purposes. We use e-asTTle as our entrance test, and moderate by using students earlier e-asTTle results and other information from feeder schools. We test in reading, writing and numeracy. Students moved bands after the Mid-Year Examinations if their results show they are in the wrong band. The Junior Curriculum In Year 9 English Mathematics Science Social Studies Physical Education Hauora In Year 9 [rotation subjects]: Materials Technology Information Technology Graphics Electronics Music Art Drama The Junior Curriculum Also in Year 9: At least one language, from: French German Japanese Chinese Maori Gifted and Talented Students: Academic Extension Classes A second language Music Institute Academy of Sports The Junior Curriculum In Year 10 compulsory subjects English Mathematics Science Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Te Reo Mori Social Studies Media and Society Finance and Society Physical Education Hauora Option subjects in Year 10: Two from: Art Music Drama Technology: Materials Design and Visual Communication Food Computing A second language Music Institute Academy of Sports The Junior Curriculum The Senior Curriculum In Year 11, students take NCEA Level One: six subjects In Year 12, students take NCEA Level Two: six subjects In Year 13, students take NCEA Level Three: six subjects Around 80% of our students achieve University Entrance at the end of Year 13. The Junior Curriculum The Senior Curriculum The full range of subjects studied in Years 9 and 10 are offered, as well as additional courses in the areas of: Commerce Technology Outdoor Education Media Languages Social Sciences The Junior Curriculum The Senior Curriculum Extension at Westlake From Year 9, we run Extension classes in a number of subjects These continue in Year 10 In Year 11, extension students take some Level 2 standards. In Year 12, they take some Level 3 standards. In Year 13, they take Level 3 standards and Scholarship. In all subjects, even if they do not have dedicated extension classes, students who show the ability are extended and accelerated. The Junior Curriculum Supporting Success in the Curriculum Learner Support at Westlake From Year 9, we have learner support for all students who require it. These continue throughout a students time at our school. Literacy Support Numeracy Support Support for Specific Learning Difficulties Teacher Aides Classes targeted at those who need support Year 9 and 10 Examinations 1.Mid Year Examinations ( 16 th -20 th May). All examinations are 1 hours. 2. End of Year Examinations (21 st -25 th November). All junior examinations are 2 hours. 3. Streaming for Year 10, and CIE and NCEA is based on 1/3 Mid-Year Examinations and 2/3 End-of-Year Examination Reclassification Process (May) After the mid year examinations, there is a reclassification process where students may move up or down to another band. Reclassification is based on 5 subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Languages because all students do these subjects. There are three Bands: A, B and C (B is split into 2 for timetabling purposes). We move students only where they have been clearly misplaced. Reporting at Westlake Reports offer information on attainment and progress in all subjects taken by your son: Term 1:Progress Report Term 2:Mid-Year Report Term 4: End-of-Year Report iLearn and BYOD iLearn is the schools Moodle sitez/ Courses pages for information and work. BYOD it is encouraged but not compulsory Preferred device to have a full operating system How do I get involved? Involvement Music/Drama Big Band Chamber Orchestra Choralation Choir Concert Band Rock Bands Barbershop PLAY: A Midsummer Nights Dream Theatre Sports Symphonic Band Symphony Orchestra Taharoto Orchestra Voicemale Choir Momentum Choir Camerata Stage Band Music at Westlake Boys Getting involved in a Westlake music group. Getting Instrument/Singing lessons at Westlake Boys. Events throughout the year. Attendance and Uniform Students are expected to attend all rehearsals. Unavoidable absence needs to be communicated directly to the music office not just the main school office. Intermediate performance groups wear a plain white long sleeved shirt, black trousers, school tie, black socks and shoes. Students in Premier groups wear the above uniform with the addition of a Blazer. (Hired from Music department) Getting involved in a Westlake Music Group Most musical groups and lessons have already taken many sign- ups and are nearly full but there may still be some spaces for certain groups and instruments. Please direct all enquiries to the music department. Getting Instrument/Singing lessons Guitar, Drums, Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, French Horn, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Rock Band & Singing. Once a week for half an hour (during school time) Priority given to students taking music as a subject Sign-up day is TOMORROW morning at 9am in the Music Dept. Fees Premier Music Groups - $150 per year (paid only once for multiple groups) Intermediate Groups - $50 per year (paid only once for multiple groups) Music lessons - $100 per year. Events Throughout the Year Equinox Concert (March 17 th ) Proms Concert(April 7 th ) The Big Sing(June 16 th 16 th ) Westlakes Got Talent(June 27 th ) Gala Concert(August 11 th ) KBB Festival(August 15 th 20 th ) Involvement - Sport Athletics Badminton Basketball Cricket Cross Country & Road Running Cycling Dragon Boating Football Frisbee Golf Hockey Judo Mountain Biking Multi Sport Orienteering Petanque Rock Climbing Rowing Rugby Rugby League Skiing Snowboarding Squash Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Touch Rugby Triathlon Volleyball Waka Ama Waterpolo Wrestling Yachting Summer Sports Each sport has a TIC to oversee the registration, entries and smooth running. All information is shared in Daily Notices. Athletics: Mr Strydom Cricket: Mr Kirstein Orienteering: Mr Saville Rowing: Mr Stanley Sailing: Mr Davies Swimming: Mrs Houzet Tennis: Mrs Burton-Brown Waterpolo: Mrs Peak Other options: Ultimate, Chess, Debating, Golf, Multi sport Winter Sports Start in Term 2. The school notices will inform you of when to sign up and register. This happens last two weeks of term one. Basketball: Mr Sullivan Badminton: Mrs Thorpe Cycling: Mr Clarke Football: Mr Cowell Hockey: Mr McCracken Rugby: Mr McGahan Squash: Mr Calver Table tennis: TBC Key Reminders We want every student in our school playing and enjoying sport Involvement in a sport is a key way to make new friends, learn some important life skills and to feel a sense of belonging to our school community Our culture and values are of utmost importance, we want to develop better citizens through sport, not just medal winners Academic commitments are the highest priority at our school, getting it right in the classroom means students can access our full sports programme We aim to cater to every level from beginners to elite participants Daily Notices need to be checked everydayAim to be the best you can be, in everything you do Involvement Culture/Service Debating Drama Duke of Edinburgh Environmental Club; SEED 40 Hour Famine Chess Kapa Haka Group Pasifika Group Robotics Club Theatre Sports Future Problem Solving Amnesty International ICT Student Team Young Enterprise Backspace Imprints SADD Youth for Christ Fitness Centre Mentoring Ignite Taro Patch Travel wise Careers Department Located in Heron House by the pedestrian crossing WE OFFER Free access to career counselling. Help with selecting your career or choosing what subjects to take. University information, career experiences and much, MUCH, more! All resources and event info put on iLearn Careers .and Westlake Boys Careers Page Westlake Community Relations Office Purpose: To foster partnerships of substance that serve to make Westlake a better school for our young men and staff Westlake Boys Community: Current school families and staff Westlakers (old boys, former staff and families) School sponsors and supporters Westlake Boys Community Organisations Westlakers Association (Old Boys Association) Westlake Boys Foundation Westlake Boys Parent Teachers Association 2015 Grandparents Day Westlake Community Support & Events Westlake Needs Your Support! You CAN make a difference: Financial donations Coaching or Mentoring PTA Committee Whanau/Pasifika Committee Please complete a Westlake Needs Your Support form Westlake Community Events for School Families Lantern Festival Morning Tea Friday 4 March Westlakers Golf Day Thursday 17 March2015 Father Son Breakfast Mother Son Breakfast Thursday 12 May Father Son Breakfast Thursday 7 July Grandparents Day Friday 7 July Form 3 Parent/Teacher Parents Evening Thursday 5 th May 8.30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Further questions, coffee, tea and biscuits in the Staffroom. For further information, please visit our school website:WESTLAKE BOYS HIGH SCHOOL

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