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Riccarton High School

March 2016 Newsletter

Contents

Neil Haywood, Principal

Principal's Comment

by Neil Haywood

Welcome to the 2016 school year.

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The School Library

by Sally Blake

The Riccarton High School Library is very different from any other in New Zealand. We have partnered with Christchurch City Libraries to offer a joint-use library for our school and the community of Upper Riccarton to share together.

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Co-curricular Activity Involvement

by RHS

It is fun and rewarding to improve in things, whether they be sports or musical instruments.

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Attendance and Punctuality

by RHS

Coming to school and arriving at school on time are the first steps in succeeding.

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School Invoices

by RHS

The first invoice will be emailed to every family in the school community shortly.

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Emergency Procedures

by RHS

The school has a clear set of evacuation procedures to follow in the event of an emergency e.g. fire or earthquake. These are practised at least once a term.

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Riccarton High School PTA

by PTA Committee

The purpose of the PTA is to create a close association between parents and the school.

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Host families wanted

by Janet Bisley

Host families are needed for our international students for 2017 and beyond.

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Swimming Sports

Swimming Sports Results 2017

by David Biddick

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PTA

PTA Fundraiser

by RHS PTA

The Riccarton High School PTA warmly invite you to a talk by Professor Doug Sellman on the science of addiction, on Tuesday 5 April at 7:30pm in the School Hall.

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Sarah Hunter 2016 NZ Division 2 Finals

New Zealand National Swim Competition

by RHS

Sarah Hunter (11WA) has just returned from Invercargill where she was competing at the 2016 Division 2 New Zealand National Swim Competition.

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Alan Aitken, Board Chair

Board News

by Alan Aitken

This year is election year for school boards of trustees. In coming months, you will be asked to choose the people who will oversee the education of your children for the next three years.

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Progress and achievement reports

by Shane Morrow

At Riccarton High School reports are issued to all students at specific points in the year. These will be sent by email and printed copies will be sent where we have no email address for students’ parents and caregivers.

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A warm welcome to our new staff in 2016

by RHS

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Powhiri 2016

Powhiri 2016

by RHS

A warm welcome to all our new staff and students in 2016.

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Gala Day 2016

Gala Day

by RHS

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Student Success

by RHS

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Shelley Li using the vortex mixer in Microbiology.

Rotary Forum

by Shelley Li (13RV)

The 2016 Rotary National Science and Technology Forum took place in January, and Shelley Li was very fortunate to be one of 168 Year 12 students from the across the country to attend. Here is her account of the forum.

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NZYPT - the team of Samuel Gamble, Matthew Woermann and Leo Shin achieved second place.

New Zealand Young Physicists Tournament

by Sue Napier

Riccarton entered two teams in the regional NZYPT (New Zealand Young Physicist Tournament) competition this year. 

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ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

by David Biddick

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2016
Canterbury Interschools Showjumping, Bailey
Hughes and Isabel
Crichton.

2016 Canterbury Interschools Show Jumping

by Mary Russell

This popular event, held at the prestigious McLeans Island Equestrian Centre, with 30 teams competing from all over Canterbury, resulted in another fine effort by our Riccarton High equestrians.

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Kokiri Lodge

Kokiri Lodge update

by David McKenzie

The Kokiri programme for 2016 is up and running. Four Year 10 classes have already travelled across to the West Coast and stayed at the Lodge.

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High achieving Maori and Pasifika students

High Achievers

by RHS

Congratulations to our high achieving Maori and Pasifika students.

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NCEA Level 2 endorsed with Excellence

NCEA Level 2 Excellence

by RHS

Congratulations to our students who achieved NCEA Level 2 endorsed with Excellence.

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School Donation

by RHS

A reminder to all our families that if you pay your donation by 31st March 2016 you are eligible to claim a reimbursement in the current year’s tax return. 

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Mark Randall and a fellow tramper on the Routeburn Track.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

by Chris Stoop

Congratulations to Mark Randall (12NP) who completed his Silver award towards the end of 2015. Silver involves a 6 month commitment in all sections.

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Choir

by Anne-Marie Plummer

Singing in the choir is great. You get to sing on stage, learn new music, make heaps of friends and go on trips.

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Parents' Work Day SATURDAY APRIL 2nd

by Rebecca Nicholson

Each year, Riccarton High School organises a day to get some extra work done around the school – and for this we need your help.

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NCEA Level 1 endorsed with Excellence

NCEA Level 1 Excellence

by RHS

Congratulations to our students who achieved NCEA Level 1 endorsed with Excellence.

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The Step-Up Programme

by Lisa Heald

The Step-Up Programme reinforces the Riccarton Way values and aims to develop and continue good work and study habits.

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Parent and Student Access to the SharePoint Intranet 

by Graham Batchelor

There is a lot of information and important links on the SharePoint Intranet that could be of interest to parents and students.

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Advice to parents - what to do if you have a concern

by RHS

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Learning Support

by Philippa Rendall

Learning Support is located in B Block. The Learning Support office/staffroom is on the right as you come into the building behind Mr Biddick’s sports office. There are also classrooms (B3 and B5), a tutor room and a Learning Support room (B2) in this area.

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Prefects 2016

Year 13 Leaders for 2016

by RHS

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2016 Timetable

by RHS

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Support Riccarton High School with Warehouse Stationery

by Rebecca Nicholson

Riccarton High School has partnered with Warehouse Stationery as part of their Support Your School programme.

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