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RSHS Newsletter - Term 3, Issue 3


Kia ora Rototuna e te Whānau,

Cabinet met yesterday to review the alert level settings, and at 4pm the Prime Minister confirmed that most of the country, including the Waikato will move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm tonight, Tuesday 31 August. Auckland will remain at Alert Level 4 for at least another two weeks and Northland will move to Alert Level 3 at midnight on Thursday 2 September if tests remain clear.

At Level 3 Senior School students must stay at home and lessons will continue to be delivered remotely.

Students over the age of 14 are able to remain at home unsupervised. This is a public health measure, not a school decision and we all need to do what we can to minimise the potential spread of the Delta variant.

The school gathered information from students and based on this has coordinated and delivered devices and resource packs so our students can continue to progress their NCEA from home.

As a reminder the routine we have set includes:

  1. Live learning experiences scheduled to cover all the specialist learning on your student’s time table.  There are two live learning experiences every day focussed on progressing NCEA tasks.

Self directed learning to progress tasks 12.30pm - 3pm

   2. Whānau check-ins every Wednesday 10.00am -10.30am

If your student is not sure what to do in a subject, please get them to email their teacher. If your student requires any other support please reach out and contact their Kaiārahi (advisor). We have systems in place to help us coordinate support, so please be in touch if your young person needs anything.

As you may be aware NZQA has moved all exam dates and portfolio due dates back by two weeks from the original dates. These changes are covered in more detail later in the newsletter. As a school we are assessing the implications of this change on our school calendar and key events. We will let you know how events will be affected and any adjustments that have been made.

Finally, I hope you are all staying safe and looking after yourselves and the people around you. Remember…

Be kind.

Stay safe.

Stay home.

Wear a mask if going out!

We got this team!!

Ngā mihi,



NZQA Exam Dates

NZQA Update


Because of the disruption COVID-19 has caused to secondary school students, the following changes to assessment dates will apply to all students:

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Preparing for Examinations


Every year students will be given opportunities to generate work that is a practice for their formal end of year exams.

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Student Paid Employment During COVID


For students under 16, it is illegal to work during school hours under Section 54 of the Education and Training Act 2020.

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Satellite Campus Update


While it seems like a long time ago we had a number of positive experiences happening on the Satellite Campus.

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Cancellation of Teacher Only Day


Due to the recent lock down and need for remote learning, the decision has been made that Rototuna SENIOR High will not have the planned Teacher Only Day on 17 September.

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Enrolments 2022

Senior High Enrolment for 2022


A reminder for any Year 10’s currently in the Junior High to please complete the google form on the RHS website (or see link below) to enrol for the Senior High in 2022.

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Senior Ball Postponement


As many of you will be aware, our Senior High School Ball was scheduled for Friday 27 August. Unfortunately due to the current lockdown restrictions we were unable to proceed with the Ball on our scheduled date.

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Policy and Procedure Reviews

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As part of our triennial Policy and Procedure review process this term the BOT would like whānau to engage with reviews of the following policies/procedures:

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