A McIntosh —


Scholarship forms have been given out to all teachers of Level 3 classes. Teachers and students are being encouraged to have a conversation in relation to whether trying for a Scholarship is a viable option.

Please remember there is now a cost of $30 per Scholarship subject on top of the standard $76.70 NCEA entrance fee.

Scholarship is a monetary award to recognize top students. It does not attract credits nor contribute towards a qualification but the fact that a student has gained a Scholarship will appear on their Record of Achievement.

Scholarship will enable students to be assessed against challenging standards, and will be demanding for the most able students in each subject. Scholarship students will be expected to demonstrate high-level critical thinking, abstraction and generalization, and to integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding and ideas to complex situations.

Scholarship forms are available from teachers, the main reception, or Mr McIntosh and need to be returned to Mr McIntosh as soon as possible.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance forms are now available from Mr McIntosh or the school office. To qualify for Financial Assistance parents need to be on a benefit, have a Community Services Card, income levels that equate to Community Services threshold levels or if a family has more than two members sitting NCEA examinations and the total payment exceeds $200.

Financial Assistance forms must be returned to the school office (Attention: Mrs Ronald), no later than Friday 26 August 2016, or emailed to Ideally Financial Assistance forms should be returned as soon as possible.

Families who received Financial Assistance in 2015 must complete a new application for to qualify for 2016.


All students have been charged NCEA fees on their accounts and payments can now be made. If you have a SBHS automatic payment, the NCEA fee will be handled through that process provided your automatic payments are sufficient to cover the year’s financial commitments. If you have any questions regarding payment of NCEA fees please contact Mrs Carragher on extension 246, or email her on

Alan McIntosh

Principal's Nominee