RONCALLI COLLEGE

TIMARU, NEW ZEALAND

Academic

Junior Assessment Week

This year we are introducing Junior Assessment Week. 

This will begin on Monday 27 November and conclude on Thursday 30 November for Year 10 students and Friday 1 December for Year 9 students. All assessments and classes this week are compulsory to attend.

Students will be completing assessments for a variety of subjects in a range of forms (hall based, classroom assignment, practical assessment). Please note that one assessment is no more important than another as they all assess different skills and content. These assessments will be used in conjunction with other work completed throughout the year to report on overall progress and attainment.

The College day will run as per normal and all Year 9 and 10 classes will be taught when there is no allocated assessment for that year level. 

The purpose of these assessments is to allow Year 9 and 10 students experience:
  • Assessments under a variety of conditions.
  • Revise previously taught work.
  • Work for extended periods of time in both non practical and practical settings.
  • Receive feedback on academic progress.

Students will be asked to use the following assessment rules throughout the week:
  • Arrive to school 10 minutes prior to assembly or allocated assessment time.
  • Digital devices, including Cellphones, are not permitted. It is recommend that students leave these at home, in their bag or locker, or with their house group teacher.
  • Drink bottles are permitted. Please have a clear drink bottle with water only.
  • All stationary should be in a clear plastic bag rather than a pencil case. This can include highlighters, coloured pencils, rulers, calculators, and blue or black pens. Do not bring any red or green pens, correcting fluid, vivids, or extra paper. 

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Senior course handbook
Senior Course Selection 2018

We would like to invite all year 10, 11 and 12 students, parents and caregivers to the upcoming Senior Course Selection to be held on Thursday 19 October 2017.

This process will enable students to select an appropriate course for 2018. Please make sure you read the attached Course Selection handbook prior to attending the Open Home afternoon so that your student can make an informed decision about their course pathway. The handbook provides information about each subject, course, and proposed assessment statements (contains details on method of assessment, internal vs external availability and credit total).

Learning Area Open Home Afternoon 3.30-4.30pm

  • All Year 10, 11 & 12 students, parents and caregivers are invited to this opportunity
  • This is a chance to visit classrooms, talk to teachers and to find out more about specific subjects and courses prior to selecting your 2018 course
  • Curriculum Leaders and staff will be available in nominated classrooms around the College between 3.30-4.30pm to sign off approval into selected courses
  • Students will be able to view resources and examples of student work

NCEA Level One Parent Caregiver Meeting /Presentation 5.00-6.00pm

All Year 10 students and their parents/caregivers are then invited to a presentation in the Hall outlining the requirements of NCEA. During the presentation:

  • Senior staff will outline the NZQA requirements for NCEA, progression of courses through the senior school and provide information on selecting a course that meets the needs of your student.
  • Parents and students will then have the opportunity to meet with senior staff to further discuss subjects and courses after which Curriculum Leaders will be available in the Gymnasium to sign off student’s proposed courses.

Gateway programme 2018 Parent Caregiver Meeting /Presentation 5.00-5:30pm

All students and their parents/caregivers intending on selecting the Gateway programme as a course in 2018 must attend a presentation in the Library outlining the requirements of the programme. During the presentation:

  • Gateway Manager Mrs Mehrtens and Careers Coordinator Mrs Heenan will outline the requirements for the programme, possible placements, and progressions through the programme.
  • Parents and students will then be given an interview time. This will involve a one on one session with the Gateway Manager to ensure the programme prerequisites can be met.

If you have any further questions regarding the Course Selection process, please do not hesitate to the contact the College Office or email s.rooney@roncalli.school.nz

SENIOR ASSESSMENT WEEK
Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September 2017

This week is important because it allows students to:

  • Sit assessments under NCEA conditions and then receive feedback on academic progress
  • Revise previously taught work
  • Study for NCEA external examinations
  • Complete work for internal assessments
  • Work for extended periods of time in practical subjects

Please click this link for the Assessment Timetable. All assessments are compulsory to attend.

If you have a clash, please click this link for the notification form. All assessment clashes are to be completed as soon as possible but no later than 12.00noon on Thursday 14 September 2017. Mrs Rooney will respond to your clash with an alternative assessment time to the students Roncalli email address.

It is our expectation that all students will be fully engaged in school work at home, school based activities or assessments during the entirety of this week. Students travelling to and from school are expected to follow school procedures. This includes the use of vehicles; if students are going to transport other passengers, they need to get permission through the usual channels.

Assessment rules are below and are also on our website - www.roncalli.school.nz/Academic.  All students will be reminded of assessment expectations at school this week. The important aspects of this are:

  • If a student is unable to make it to an assessment for any reason, a phone call needs to be made to the College Office as early as possible before the assessment is due to start.
  • All students should be at school at least 20 minutes before the start of any formal assessment.
  • All students, regardless of what they have come to school for, are expected to attend in full and correct College uniform.

These assessments are critical because if a student is not able to sit the end of year NCEA examinations, the grade obtained may potentially be used towards a possible derived grade. For this set of assessments the length of each assessment is determined by the Curriculum Leader. These range from 1-3 hours.

Regular classes for senior students commence again on Tuesday 26 September - Day 7 of the timetable. (Monday 25 September is South Canterbury Anniversary Day).

All students are encouraged to ensure they are well prepared for assessments. The feedback and feed forward obtained from these assessments will form the basis of senior conferencing interviews which will be held on Monday 16 October.
 

ASSESSMENT RULES

Before the assessment
•    Arrive 20 minutes early
•    It is highly recommended that all cellphones are left at home. If it is essential that you have a cellphone on the day of the assessment, it must be switched off, in a named plastic bag and taken to the office prior to the assessment line up. Whilst all care is used, no responsibility is able to be taken for students cellphones during the assessment period.
•    All stationery must be in a clear plastic bag.
•    Drink bottles are permitted but they must be clear and have not writing on them.
 
In the assessment room
•    At all times, listen to and follow the instructions of the supervisor.
•    Sit at the desk where you are directed. The assessment booklets at this desk will have been selected and coded specifically for you.
•    When you are told, check that all pages in each booklet are printed correctly.
•    If you have any problems put up your hand.
•    You cannot leave in the first 45 minutes or the last 15 minutes of the assessment, even to use the toilet.
 
During the assessment
•    Do not borrow equipment from someone else.
•    Do not talk to, communicate with, or do anything to disturb other candidates.
•    Do not read or copy another candidate's work.
 
Writing your answers
•    Follow all the instructions on the front cover of the assessment booklet.
•    Use only black or blue pen. Do not write in pencil unless instructed to do so.
•    Write neatly, so the marker can read your answers.
•    Cross out any work you do not want marked.
•    Do not write or draw anything that may be regarded as offensive.
•    Do not write to the marker or write in the part of the answer booklet 'For assessor's use only'.
•    Do not write your answers for one standard in the answer booklet for another. If you have filled up your answer booklet, you may request extra paper by putting up your and waiting for the supervisor.
•    Fill in your details at the top of any additional sheets of paper provided and put them inside the answer booklet.
 
At the end of the assessment
•    Stop writing when the supervisor tells you to do so. Hand all material to be marked to the supervisor before you leave. If you take any work outside the assessment room, it will not be marked.
 
Excluded items
Do not bring the following items into the assessment room:
•    Cellphones, ipads or ipods
•    Blank paper or refill paper
•    Correcting fluid
•    Books, written notes or electronic notes
•    English dictionaries, foreign language dictionaries, or te reo Māori dictionaries or translators
•    Any electronic devices except approved calculators

 
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ACADEMIC ASSEMBLY 3 AUGUST 2017
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EXCELLENCE IS RISK, EXCELLENCE IS POWERFUL , EXCELLENCE IS A PERSONAL JOURNEY

The focus of this assembly is for Academic Excellence. Certificates are awarded to students who not only achieve at the highest level but also work consistently at the highest level in class and inheir learning.
Year 9 recipients
•    Nikita Andrews Year 9 English
•    Samuel Blades Year 9 English
•    Conor Boult Year 9 Science
•    Ainemaria Burrell Year 9 Music
•    Hannah Lysaght Year 9 Physical Education
•    Natasha Pannett Year 9 Physical Education
•    Ashleigh Parlane Year 9 Visual Art
•    Gabriel Rabbidge Year 9 Physical Education
•    Angus Rooney Year 9 Physical Education
•    Annabelle Scott Year 9 English
•    Luca Shaw Year 9 English
•    Emma Simpson Year 9 Social Studies
•    Vanessa Smith Year 9 Visual Art
•    Max Taylor Year 9 English
•    Bella Thian Year 9 Physical Education
•    Kayla Wright Year 9 Physical Education
•    Samual Young Year 9 Science
•    Dominic Cockburn Year 9 Mathematics and Year 9 Social Studies
•    Jessica Dellow Year 9 Music and Year 9 Social Studies
•    Amber Gillies Year 9 Music and Year 9 Physical Education
•    Campbell Hall Year 9 Mathematics and Year 9 Social Studies
•    Sophia Marshall Year 9 English and Year 9 Music
•    Abby Meynell Year 9 Music and Year 9 Social Studies
•    Emillea Tate Year 9 English, Year 9 Social Studies
•    Dharma Van Diepen Year 9 Mathematics, Year 9 Physical Education
•    Andrew Boot Year 9 Mathematics, Year 9 Science and Year 9 Social Studies
•    Brya Donaldson Year 9 Mathematics, Year 9 Science and Year 9 Social Studies
•    Gabriel van Royen Year 9 Physical Education, Year 9 Science and Year 9 Visual Art
•    Reese Miller Year 9 English, Year 9 Mathematics, Year 9 Science and Year 9 Social Studies
Year 10 Recipients
•    Michelle Andrews Year 10 Science
•    Liam Baldwin Year 10 Resistant Materials
•    Abby Beatson Year 10 Science
•    Neve Brown Year 10 French
•    Annabelle Cairns Year 10 Visual Art
•    Kathryn Cody Year 10 Resistant Materials
•    Ruby Esler Year 10 English
•    Tahlia George Year 10 Physical Education
•    Charlette Grant Year 10 Food and Nutrition
•    Matthew Gray Year 10 Science
•    Mia Harding-Richardt Year 10 English
•    Josiah Ioane Year 10 Physical Education
•    Hayden Kerr Year 10 Physical Education
•    Rueben Lee Year 10 Physical Education
•    Aleisha Marsh Year 10 Mathematics
•    Rian Murphy Year 10 Social Studies
•    Vincent Passos-O'Brien Year 10 Mathematics
•    Coni Silva Year 10 Design & Visual Communication
•    Angelu Suyat Year 10 Mathematics
•    Ruby Anderson Year 10 English and Year 10 Physical Education
•    Abhirami Bharathan Year 10 English and Year 10 Music
•    Rebeka Brown Year 10 French and Year 10 Visual Art
•    Laura Clark Year 10 Drama and Year 10 Visual Art
•    Grace Cowan Year 10 English and Year 10 Mathematics
•    Nicholas Goodwin Year 10 Mathematics and Year 10 Music
•    Iona Hay-Fourmond Year 10 Science and Year 10 Visual Art
•    Benjamin Kerr Year 10 Mathematics and Year 10 Resistant Materials
•    Kate McLachlan Year 10 English and Year 10 Visual Art
•    Morgan Oudemans Year 10 English and Year 10 Science
•    Danielle Reynecke Year 10 Mathematics and Year 10 Science
•    Kelsey Sugrue Year 10 Drama and Year 10 Science
•    Dominic Wilson Year 10 Mathematics and Year 10 Science
•    Sophie Bennet Year 10 Music, Year 10 Science and Year 10 Social Studies
•    Charlotte Clarke Year 10 Science, Year 10 Social Studies and Year 10 Visual Art
•    Isobella Errington Year 10 Drama, Year 10 English and Year 10 Social Studies
•    Jessica Guiney Year 10 Food and Nutrition, Year 10 Physical Education and Year 10 French
•    Daniel Kemp Year 10 English, Year 10 Mathematics and Year 10 Science
•    David Pribis Year 10 Mathematics, Year 10 Physical Education and Year 10 Science
•    Jacob Scannell Year 10 English, Year 10 Physical Education and Year 10 Social Studies
Special congratulations to Luka Foy who today receives 5 Principal Awards
•    Luka Foy Year 10 English, Year 10 Mathematics, Year 10 Physical Education, Year 10 Science and Year 10 Social Studies
Year 11 Recipients
•    Kaleb Charles NCEA Level 1 Physical Education
•    Angus Cook NCEA Level 1 Resistant Materials
•    Billy Cook NCEA Level 1 English
•    Ben Davenport NCEA Level 1 Mathematics
•    Hamish Fitzgerald NCEA Level 1 Mathematics
•    Grace Lamb NCEA Level 1 History
•    Shannon Laurie NCEA Level 1 Drama
•    Nicholas Manson NCEA Level 1 Resistant Materials
•    Ryan Newlands NCEA Level 1 Mathematics
•    Amelia Noone NCEA Level 1 Religious Education
•    Marika Parker NCEA Level 1 Literacy
•    Jack Pratt NCEA Level 1 Mathematics
•    Santana Simpson NCEA Level 1 Drama
•    Grace Watt NCEA Level 1 Mathematics
•    Carl Webber NCEA Level 1 Music
•    Reagan Ashley NCEA Level 1 Business and NCEA Level 1 Mathematics
•    Alice Barker NCEA Level 1 Mathematics and NCEA Level 1 Science
•    Lucas Cummings NCEA Level 1 History and NCEA Level 1 English
•    Callum Jamieson NCEA Level 1 Business and NCEA Level 1 Science
•    Jan-Hendrik Kuepper NCEA Level 1 Mathematics and NCEA Level 1 Religious Education
•    Jessica Marshall NCEA Level 1 Mathematics and NCEA Level 1 Religious Education
•    Neve O'Connor NCEA Level 1 Mathematics and NCEA Level 1 Music
•    Jack O'Neill NCEA Level 1 Design & Visual Communication and NCEA Level 1 Mathematics
•    Ella Parker NCEA Level 1 English and NCEA Level 1 History
•    Samuel Regenvanu NCEA Level 1 English and NCEA Level 1 Mathematics
•    Alice Styles NCEA Level 1 Music and NCEA Level 1 Science
•    Mya Nevin NCEA Level 1 English, NCEA Level 1 Mathematics and NCEA Level 1 Religious Education
•    Ruby Young NCEA Level 1 English, NCEA Level 1 Religious Education and NCEA Level 1 Visual Art
•    Grace Kelliher NCEA Level 1 English, NCEA Level 1 Physical Education, NCEA Level 1 Religious Education and NCEA Level 1 Societies & Citizenship
•    Jun Kwon NCEA Level 1 Business, NCEA Level 1 ESOL, NCEA Level 1 Mathematics and NCEA Level 1 Societies & Citizenship
Special congratulations to Madison Hall who today receives 5 Principal Awards
•    Madison Hall NCEA Level 1 English, NCEA Level 1 French, NCEA Level 1 Mathematics, NCEA Level 1 Religious Education and NCEA Level 1 Societies & Citizenship
Year 12 Recipients
•    Julia Bennet NCEA Level 2 Physics
•    Dharma Brooks NCEA Level 2 Physical Education
•    Carmelita Burrell NCEA Level 2 English
•    Georgia Carnegie NCEA Level 2 Music
•    Olivia Clarkson NCEA Level 2 Biology
•    Sean Fisher NCEA Level 2 Resistant Materials
•    Olivia Gourdie NCEA Level 2 Media
•    Anna Gregan NCEA Level 2 Chemistry
•    Daniella Guiney NCEA Level 2 Biology
•    Teisha Holden NCEA Level 2 Biology
•    Olivia-Rose Holgate NCEA Level 2 Media
•    Thomas Kissell NCEA Level 2 English
•    Renae McMillan NCEA Level 2 Food & Hospitality
•    Cameron Miller NCEA Level 2 Media
•    Lucy Odey NCEA Level 2 Art Photography
•    Lucy O'Driscoll NCEA Level 2 Art Photography
•    Ruby Sugrue NCEA Level 2 Religious Education
•    Luke Tucker NCEA Level 2 Chemistry
•    Samantha Williamson NCEA Level 2 Food & Hospitality
•    Brittney Young NCEA Level 2 Mathematics
•    Kelly Bae NCEA Level 2 ESOL and NCEA Level 2 Mathematics
•    Nikita Ballantyne NCEA Level 2 History and NCEA Level 2 Religious Education
•    Eileen Corcoran NCEA Level 2 History and NCEA Level 2 Religious Education
•    Elouan Hay-Fourmond NCEA Level 2 Chemistry and NCEA Level 2 Mathematics
•    Georgia Healy NCEA Level 2 Art Design and NCEA Level 2 Religious Education
•    Jemina Hernandez NCEA Level 2 Biology and NCEA Level 2 English
•    Grace Mulholland NCEA Level 2 Art Painting and NCEA Level 2 Religious Education
•    Hazel Ritchie NCEA Level 2 Art Design and NCEA Level 2 Food & Hospitality
•    Jenna Still NCEA Level 2 Art Painting and NCEA Level 2 Drama
•    James Susbilla NCEA Level 2 Mathematics and NCEA Level 2 Religious Education
•    Madison Atwill NCEA Level 2 Biology, NCEA Level 2 Physical Education and NCEA Level 2 Religious Education
•    Thomas Kerr NCEA Level 2 Mathematics, NCEA Level 2 Physical Education and NCEA Level 2 Physics
•    Llewellah Priest NCEA Level 2 English, NCEA Level 2 Mathematics and NCEA Level 2 Physical Education
•    Hannah Thew-Page NCEA Level 2 English, NCEA Level 2 History and NCEA Level 2 Religious Education
•    Madeline Willis NCEA Level 2 Biology, NCEA Level 2 Physical Education and NCEA Level 2 Religious Education
•    Caitlin Bradley NCEA Level 2 Drama, NCEA Level 2 English, NCEA Level 2 Mathematics and NCEA Level 2 Music
•    Daniel Goodwin NCEA Level 2 Chemistry, NCEA Level 2 Design & Visual Communication, NCEA Level 2 Physics and NCEA Level 2 Religious Education
•    Anne Newmarch NCEA Level 2 Drama, NCEA Level 2 English, NCEA Level 2 Mathematics and NCEA Level 2 Physics
Year 13 Recipients
•    Sophie Austin NCEA Level 3 Food & Hospitality
•    Tarah Cullen NCEA Level 3 Geography
•    Jaymie Currie NCEA Level 3 English
•    Aui Ferrer NCEA Level 3 Art Photography
•    Jemma Gormack NCEA Level 3 Geography
•    Jorjah Hamilton NCEA Level 3 Biology
•    Jemima Hargest-Slade NCEA Level 3 Media
•    Jordan Hedges NCEA Level 3 Statistics
•    Sophie Lowen NCEA Level 3 Religious Education
•    Josh Manson NCEA Level 3 Resistant Materials
•    Isobel McKeown NCEA Level 3 Biology
•    Laura Brown NCEA Level 3 History and  NCEA Level 3 Religious Education
•    Micaela Cooper NCEA Level 3 English, NCEA Level 3 Religious Education
•    Taylah Marshall NCEA Level 3 English and NCEA Level 3 Statistics
•    Connor McCarthy NCEA Level 3 Calculus and NCEA Level 3 Physics
•    Oliver Noone NCEA Level 3 Religious Education and NCEA Level 3 Statistics
•    Naeve O'Driscoll NCEA Level 3 Physical Education and NCEA Level 3 Statistics
•    Liam Pribis NCEA Level 3 Physics and NCEA Level 3 Religious Education
•    Molly Richardson NCEA Level 3 Biology and NCEA Level 3 Statistics
•    Hamish Scarsbrook NCEA Level 3 Physical Education and NCEA Level 3 Religious Education
•    Michael Kemp NCEA Level 3 English, NCEA Level 3 Physics and NCEA Level 3 Religious Education
•    Luke Robb NCEA Level 3 Drama, NCEA Level 3 History, NCEA Level 3 Religious Education and NCEA Level 3 Statistics
Special congratulations to Grace Piddington who today receives 5 Principal Awards
•    Grace Piddington NCEA Level 3 English, NCEA Level 3 History, NCEA Level 3 Religious Education, NCEA Level 3 Statistics and Theology


 
Click here for the June 2017 exam timetable
 

PRACTICE EXAMINATIONS  RULES FOR STUDENTS

Before the exam

  • Arrive 20 minutes early
  • It is highly recommended that all cellphones are left at home. It it is essential that you have a cellphone on the day of the examination, it must be switched off, in a named plastic bag and taken to the office prior to the examination line up. Whilst all care is used, no responsibility is able to be taken for students cellphones during the examination period.

 

In the exam room

  • At all times, listen to and follow the instructions of the supervisor.
  • Sit at the desk where you are directed. The exam booklets at this desk will have been selected and coded specifically for you.
  • When you are told, check that all pages in each exam booklet are printed correctly.
  • If you have any problems put up your hand.
  • You cannot leave in the first 45 minutes or the last 15 minutes of the examination, even to use the toilet.

 

During the exam

  • Do not borrow equipment from someone else.
  • Do not talk to, communicate with, or do anything to disturb other candidates.
  • Do not read or copy another candidate's work.

 

Writing your answers

  • Follow all the instructions on the front cover of the exam booklet.
  • Use only black or blue pen. Do not write in pencil unless instructed to do so.
  • Write neatly, so the marker can read your answers.
  • Cross out any work you do not want marked.
  • Do not write or draw anything that may be regarded as offensive.
  • Do not write to the marker or write in the part of the answer booklet 'For assessor's use only'.
  • Do not write your answers for one standard in the answer booklet for another. If you have filled up your answer booklet, you may request extra paper.
  • Fill in your details at the top of any additional sheets of paper provided and put them inside the answer booklet.

 

At the end of the exam

  • Stop writing when the supervisor tells you to do so. Hand all material to be marked to the supervisor before you leave. If you take any work outside the examination room, it will not be marked.

 

Excluded items

Do not bring the following items into the exam room:

  • Cellphones, ipads or ipods
  • Blank paper or refill paper
  • Correcting fluid
  • Books, written notes or electronic notes
  • English dictionaries, foreign language dictionaries, or te reo Māori dictionaries or translators
  • Any electronic devices except approved calculators

 


 
Mentor Club-371
It is great to see students receiving help at the Mentoring Club.  Well done Roncalli's academic leaders Grace Piddington and Liam Pribis and team for this student driven initiative.
 
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