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Before the exam
In the exam room
During the exam
Writing your answers
At the end of the exam
Do not bring the following items into the exam room:
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.
RONCALLI COLLEGE PRIZE LIST : 2016
YEAR 9 AWARDS
Annabel Bartlett, First in class for 9H e-Learning; Charlotte Clarke, First in class for 9H English and 9H Social Studies; Luke Fasciano, First in class for 9H Mathematics; Ruby Anderson, First in class for 9R Physical Education; Jamie Fitzgerald, First in class for 9R Science; David Pribis, First in class for 9E e-Learning; Dominic Wilson, First in class for 9E Mathematics; Danielle Reynecke, First in class for 9E English and 9E Social Studies; Mitchel Fitzsimons, First in class for 9O Physical Education and 9O Science; Isabella Errington, First in class for Year 9 Financial Literacy; Kelsey Sugrue, First in class for Year 9 Food Technology; Jessica Guiney, First in class for Year 9 French; Constanza Silva, First in class for Year 9 Visual Art (Jointly awarded); Kate McLachlan, First in class for Year 9 Visual Art (Jointly awarded); Luka Foy, First in class for 9O English, 9O Mathematics and 9O Social Studies; Abhirami Bharathan, First in class for 9E Physical Education, 9E Science, Year 9 Music the YA Hall Cup for Junior Solo Singing; Nicholas Goodwin, Junior Instrumental Award; Michelle Andrews, First in class for 9R English, First in class for Year 9 Graphics, and the Churchman Family Scripture Shield for Scripture Reading; Will Davenport, The Hulme Cup for Application to Studies; Loren Sugrue, The Roncalli College Cup for Application to Studies; Rebeka Brown, First in class for 9H Physical Education, 9H Science and the Fitzgerald Cup for Application to Studies; Sophie Bennet, First in class for 9R Mathematics, 9R Social Studies, 9R e-Learning and the Moore Cup for Application to Studies; Lleyton Phillips, First in class for 9O e-Learning and the O’Malley Cup for Contribution and Involvement; Grace Scarsbrook, First in class for Year 9 Soft Materials Technology and the Roncalli College Cup for Contribution and Involvement; Phoebe Scarsbrook, The PS Mitten Cup for Junior Oratory for Year 9 Speech and the Maurice Leonard Memorial Cup for Leadership and Involvement
YEAR 10 AWARDS
Jack O’Neill, First in class for 10I Social Studies; Mya Nevin, First in class for 10K English; Alice Barker, First in class for 10K Science; Lucas Cummings, First in class for 10K Social Studies; Samuel Regenvanu, First in class for 10D Mathematics (Jointly awarded); Kaleb Charles, First in class for 10D English and 10D Mathematics (Jointly awarded); Ruth Smith, First in class for Year 10 Soft Materials Technology; Callum Jamieson, First in class for Year 10 Digital Technology; Sean Gregan, The Majestic Trophy for Year 10 Enterprise Studies; Madison Hall, First in class for 10N Science, 10N Social Studies and 10N English; Jessica Marshall, First in class for 10K Mathematics and Year 10 French; Grace Kelliher, First in class for 10I English, 10I Physical Education, Year 10 Food and Nutrition and Year 10 Drama; Yannick Miller, Roncalli College Trophy for Junior Drama; Shannon Laurie, Music Scholarship (Benefactor Donation); Carl Webber, Music Scholarship (Benefactor Donation); Neve O’Connor, First in class for Year 10 Music, the Mercy Cup for Junior Performing Arts and the Lyall Shield for Intermediate Public Speaking; Hyeokjun (Jun) Kwon, First in class for 10I Science and 10I Mathematics and the Nulake Trophy for Junior Mathematics; Alice Styles, Churchman Family Scripture Shield for Scripture Reading; Nicholas Manson, First in class for Year 10 Resistant Materials Technology and the Hopkins Cup for Application to Studies; Ruby Young, First in class for 10N Physical Education, 10N Mathematics and Year 10 Visual Art and the Murphy Cup for Application to Studies; Charlotte O’Brien, First in class for 10D Physical Education, 10D Science and 10D Social Studies and the Colleen Stevenson Cup for Contribution and Involvement; Jan-Hendrik Kuepper, First in class for 10K Physical Education and Year 10 Design and Visual Communication, the Enterprise Business Award Trophy for Year 10 Entrepreneurial Excellence in Enterprise Studies, the Michael Griffin Memorial Trophy for Junior Sportsmanship and the Hall Trophy for Contribution and Involvement
YEAR 11 AWARDS
Madison Atwill, NCEA Level 1 Business; Jemina Hernandez, NCEA Level 1 Food and Hospitality; Carmelita Burrell, NCEA Level 1 Graphics; Olivia Ware, NCEA Level 1 History; Daniel Goodwin, NCEA Level 1 Mathematics; Jacob Hall, Roncalli College Trophy for NCEA Level 1 Outdoor Education; Elouan Hay-Fourmond, NCEA Level 1 Science; Jenna Still, NCEA Level 1 Digital Technology and the Mulholland Cup for NCEA Level 1 Visual Arts (Jointly awarded); Grace Mulholland, The Mulholland Cup for NCEA Level 1 Visual Arts (Jointly awarded); Natnicha (Fon) Chumak, NCEA Level 1 Year 11 ESOL; Hannah Thew-Page, NCEA Level 1 English, NCEA Level 1 French, NCEA Level 1 Geography; Thomas Kissell, Stephen Cowan Memorial Trophy for Senior Instrumental; Eden-Maree Guyton, Music Scholarship (Benefactor donation); Emma Brown, South Canterbury Drama League Trophy for Excellence in Drama; Olivia Gourdie, Sister M de Lourdes Memorial Cup for Contribution to Music; Caitlin Bradley , Certificate for Excellence in Song Writing, Music Scholarship (Benefactor donation), The Instrumental Ensemble Trophy for Instrumental Ensemble, Roncalli College Trophy for Singing Ensemble; Emma Batchelor, The Instrumental Ensemble Trophy for Instrumental Ensemble, Music Scholarship (Benefactor donation), Roncalli College Trophy for Technical Support (Jointly awarded) and NCEA Level 1 Drama; Jack Gibbs, NCEA Level 1 Resistant Materials Technology and the Father Mark Beban Trophy for Outstanding Achievement in Sport; Daniella Guiney, Donnelly Cup for Application to Studies; Anne Newmarch, Catholic Womens League Cup for senior Prepared Speech and the Gill Cup for Application to Studies; Julia Bennet, NCEA Level 1 Music and the Coughlan Cup for Application to Studies; Thomas Kerr, O’Toole Family Trophy for NCEA Level 1 Physical Education and the Michael O’Connor Cup for Leadership and Involvement; Georgia Carnegie, Yvonne Hall Cup for Senior Singing, the Roncalli College Trophy for Singing Ensemble, the Norman King Cup for Overall Cultural Ability, the Midland Masonic Music Scholarship and the Hall Trophy for Leadership and Involvement
YEAR 12 AWARDS
Isabella Docherty, NCEA Level 2 Fitness; Rhiannon Pownall, NCEA Level 2 Food and Hospitality; Laura Brown, Griffin Cup for NCEA Level 2 French; Rory McNicholl, Roncalli College Trophy for NCEA Level 2 Gateway (Jointly awarded); Michael Stuart-Martin, Roncalli College Trophy for NCEA Level 2 Gateway (Jointly awarded); Sophie Beard, NCEA Level 2 Geography; Michael Kemp, DR Oliff Shield for NCEA Level 2 Digital Technology; Chie Matsubara, Senior ESOL; Tyrone Cox, Roncalli College Trophy for NCEA Level 2 Outdoor Education; Auraluis (Aui) Ferrer, NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts – Photography; Emma Comeau, NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts – Painting; Jemma Gormack, NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts Design and the Durcan Family Cup for NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts; Emma Kelly, NCEA Level 2 Accounting and NCEA Level 2 Physics; Oliver Noone, NCEA Level 2 Business and the Pat Ponsonby Cup for NCEA Level 2 History; Connor McCarthy, Roncalli College Trophy for Technical Support (Jointly awarded); Jaymie Currie, Sherry Rose Bowl for Leadership and Involvement; Thitapha (Kai)Tongjitakasem, NCEA Level 2 Mathematics, NCEA Level 2 Chemistry, the Haggart Cup for NCEA Level 2 Graphics and the International Students Cup for Application to Studies; Naeve O’Driscoll, Burrell Cup for Application to Studies; Joshua Manson, Hard Materials Trophy for NCEA Level 2 Resistant Materials Technology and the Dan Scannell Cup for Application to Studies; Grace Piddington, NCEA Level 2 English, NCEA Level 2 Biology, the Fogarty Family Cup for Senior Public Speaking (Debating) and the Bernadette Newman Cup for Application to Studies; Luke Robb, Bishop Joyce Memorial Prize for Leadership and Involvement; Hamish Scarsbrook, Brien Family Cup for Senior Music, Mulvey Family Trophy for NCEA Level 2 Physical Education, the Rita Minehan Memorial Cup for Excellence In Piano, and the PTA Cup for Senior Boys for Leadership and Involvement
YEAR 13 AWARDS
Blair Smith, NCEA Level 3 Accounting; Thomas Ware, Ryder Cup for NCEA Level 3 Chemistry and the Carolan Bell Cup for NCEA Level 3 Biology (Jointly awarded); Liam Pribis, Roncalli College Trophy for NCEA Level 3 Calculus; Mackenzie Senior, NCEA Level 3 Food and Hospitality; Tyson Young, NCEA Level 3 Gateway; Molly Piddington, NCEA Level 3 Media Studies; Aimee Nicol, Wilson Family Trophy for NCEA Level 3 Physical Education; Laura Strachan, NCEA Level 3 Visual Arts – Design; Bridget Cody, NCEA Level 3 Visual Arts – Painting; Emily O’Connor, NCEA Level 3 Visual Arts - Photography and the Waldron Cup for Senior Visual Arts; Joseph Anderson, Benjamin Payne, Eleanor Parkinson and Olivia Odey - are the Regional Winners of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme through NCEA Level 3 Young Enterprise Scheme; Isabelli Faha, Kylie Panckhurst Award for Contribution to the Performing Arts and the M Minehan Cup for Senior Oratory; Liam Batchelor, Trevor White Cup for NCEA Level 3 Graphics, and Services To The Library; Ruby Harper, NCEA Level 3 Fitness and the Joy Ryan Remembrance Cup for Excellence in Sport; Korlina Volkov, McDonald Cup for Senior Sportsmanship; Liam Rees , Roncalli College Cup for Academic Leadership (Jointly awarded); Meg Wolffenbuttel , NCEA Level 3 Religious Education, the Marion Bunt Memorial Cup for NCEA Level 3 Statistics and the Roncalli College Cup for Academic Leadership (Jointly Awarded); Laura-Madeleine Kuepper, NCEA Level 3 French , Pavletich Family Cup for NCEA Level 3 History, Carol Thompson Trophy for NCEA Level 3 English, Ford Family Cup for NCEA Level 3 Physics, the Theology Cup and the Mother Aloysius Memorial Cup for Application to Studies; Rochelle Li, Carolan Bell Cup for NCEA Level 3 Biology (jointly awarded) and the Father L J Brailey Memorial Cup for Application to Studies; Oliver Walne, Carolan Bell Cup for NCEA Level 3 Biology (jointly awarded) and the AMS Roncalli College Cup for Motivation and Academic Application; Amelia Race, Roncalli College Cup for Commitment to Leadership; Abigail O’Brien, NCEA Level 3 Geography and the Roncalli College Cup for Contribution, Leadership and Involvement across all areas of the College; Olivia Waldron, Roncalli College Business Studies Trophy for NCEA Level 3 Economics and the Phillip Leishman Cup for Leadership and Involvement; Emily Wilson, Wilkes Cup for Leadership and Involvement; Tessa Williamson, Pounamu Trophy for NCEA Level 3 Outdoor Education, the McDonald Plate for Leadership and Contribution to Sport and the Roncalli College Cup for Leadership and Involvement
SCHOLARSHIPS AND SPECIAL AWARDS
Hollie Rattray, Certificate for Upholding the Special Character of Roncalli College; Micaela Cooper, The Lange Family Social Justice Cup for Upholding the Special Character of Roncalli College; Bridget Cody, Class of 1986 Reunion Cup for Upholding the Special Character of Roncalli College also the St Vianny’s Scholarship; Erin Ward, Roncalli College Development Foundation Trust Scholarship; Joseph Anderson, Massey University Enterprise and Action Scholarship ; Hayley Cook, Otago University Maori and Pacific Peoples’ Entrance Scholarship; Emily Wilson, Otago University Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship; Jacob Mulholland, Otago University Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship; Oliver Walne, Otago University Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship; Abigail O’Brien, WT Scott Trust Scholarship to Lincoln University and a Lincoln University Future Leaders Scholarship; Laura-Madeleine Kuepper, Te Kura Pounamu Award for Excellence in French as a second language by a senior student, an Otago University Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship, a Tourism Industry Aotearoa Trust Scholarship and the Victoria University Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship
The Kelly Rose Bowl House Cup winners are Chanel House. The prize is collected by Jaymee Cannell and Ethan Stevenson, House leaders on behalf of Chanel
Thomas Ware, Steve France Memorial Cup for Motivation and Perseverance; Oliver Walne, Farr Family Cup for Achieving Personal Excellence; Abigail O’Brien, Past Pupils Jubilee Cup for Head Girl; Jacob Mulholland, Blue Ribbon Cup for Head Boy; Meg Wolffenbuttel, Roncalli College Cup for Proxime Accessit; Laura-Madeleine Kuepper, Mr & Mrs J Matheson Cup for Roncalli College Dux 2016
Senior Course Selection 2017We would like to invite all year 10, 11 and 12 students, parents and caregivers to the upcoming Senior Course Selection afternoon and to the Year 10 NCEA Course Selection evening to be held on Thursday 13 October.
Format for the Afternoon and EveningLearning Area Open Home Afternoon 3.30-5.30pm
NCEA Level One Parent Caregiver Meeting /Presentation 5.30-6.15pmAll Year 10 students and their parents/caregivers are then invited to a presentation in the hall outlining the requirements of NCEA. During the presentation:
Completing the Selection ProcessOnce students have:
Confirming Pre-Selected CoursesStudents and their parents/caregivers will receive an individual interview time to confirm their provisional course. At the interview you will again meet with a senior staff members to confirm the provisional course and set goals for 2017.
Individual interview times for Course Confirmation will be posted in due course.
Parents and Caregivers of Year 13 students
University Entrance Progress UpdateIt is the College’s goal that all students strive to achieve to personal academic excellence.
University Entrance (UE) and NCEA Level 3 are the main academic qualifications at Year 13. While not all students may choose to attend University, achieving this qualification enables choice and keeps learning options open.
Successful achievement of UE also strengthens students’ applications to other tertiary institutions and employment opportunities.
To achieve University Entrance students need to gain the following:NCEA Level 3 (60 L3 credits) and 14 credits in three NCEA L3 UE approved subjects.
Students also need to achieve a Literacy requirement comprising 5 literacy reading credits and 5 literacy writing credits at Level 2 or above. The UE numeracy requirement is the same as NCEA Level 1.
Parents, caregivers and students are able to check progress towards qualifications at any time by visiting the Roncalli College website www.roncalli.school.nz for the web portal access or by logging on to www.student.musac.school.nz or www.parent.musac.school.nz using the email address supplied to the College.
The structure of many academic courses requires students to achieve all available standards in order to use the subject as one of their three UE approved subjects. I would like to encourage all parents and caregivers to talk to their students regarding their progress towards both Level 3 and UE.
Senior exam week will begin on 13 June and Senior Conferencing day will be held on 30 June. If you have any concerns about your students’ progress towards achieving NCEA L3 or University Entrance I encourage you to contact the College.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT NCEA EXAMINATIONS
ParkingThe NCEA examinations run from Monday 9 November to Tuesday 1 December. For the duration of the examination period vehicle access to the quad is restricted. Parents and caregivers are requested not to use the Wellington Street entrance for dropping off and collecting students. Your support with minimising all noise around the Hall, Ashby Block and the Annexe area for the durations of the exams is much appreciated.
The following information is very important:
Examination Admission SlipsStudents have received their Examination Admission slips, they must bring these to each and every examination.
On the day of the examArrive at least 40 minutes before the examination start time. For morning examinations students must be present by 8.50am. For afternoon examinations students must be present by 1.20 pm. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late after the examination has started you will be unable to enter the exam room.
Illness / Unexpected Circumstances which may prevent you from attending your examinationIf you are unwell and unable to sit your examination you must contact Mrs Cockroft by telephoning the office immediately. If your circumstances meet the conditions approved by NZQA you will be required to obtain a medical certificate to support a derived grade application. Before visiting your doctor you must collect an application form from Mrs Cockroft.
In the exam room
During the exam
Writing your answersFollow all the instructions on the front cover of the exam booklet.
At the end of the examStop 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 itemsDo not bring the following items into the exam room:
Cell phone protocol - internal and external assessmentBy the changing nature of smart phones, these devices are now able to easily access information and are therefore considered to be the same as any other prohibited material during examinations. It is highly recommended that all cell phones are left at home. If it is essential that you have a cell phone 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 student’s cell phones during the examination period.
We would like to encourage all students to attend tutorials as available and would like to thank the teachers for making this time available. We wish all of our candidates all the very best in their remaining preparation time and we look forward to hearing of their success in the New Year.
Cellphone use in class
Cellphones have ceased to be just a means of communication for our students; they are a personal computer that enables students to use Google Apps to complete work and have research at their fingertips for contextual learning and inquiry. Roncalli College is committed to staying abreast of the use of technology in our daily lives but is equally committed to ensuring that students understand that it is a tool to be used when appropriate, not the centre of the students' very existence.
Increasingly we are finding that the access to technology is creating unnecessary distraction and inhibits focus and concentration. Given that students are expected to sit in three hour external exams, in silence, without technology, it is important that they are used to this working environment and can recreate their best working state under these conditions.
Roncalli College aims to create well rounded students who are aware of good social etiquette when using devices and this will be a focus for staff and students moving forward. For Roncalli College this means:
• Students will be invited to use cellphones by the teacher should it be appropriate for the context of the lesson. They should be switched to silent during class time, Assemblies, Masses and of course remembering that House Group is a tech free zone and a time for conversation and developing face to face relationships.
• Listening to music whilst working is not a right for all students; this is up to individual teachers to invite students on an individual and case by case basis. Students need to understand and adapt to different environments as they would in the real world.
• It is inappropriate for a student to answer a call or text during class time, even if from their parents. We would ask that if a parent needs to contact a student in an emergency that they do so through the College Office.
• When involved in a face to face conversation, it is inappropriate to check your phone constantly or answer a text. Voicemail is designed for retrieving phone messages.
NCEA / NZQA FEES 2017
Roncalli College collects NCEA fees on behalf of NZQA. These have been charged to your account. Please ensure your payment of $76.70 is made to the College by Friday 11 August.
You may qualify for financial assistance from NZQA if you meet one of the following criteria.
• be receiving a Work and Income or Study Link benefit (benefit-based application)
• have a current Community Services Card (income-based application)
• be a family with two or more children who are candidates, irrespective of family income where the total fees you would have to pay would otherwise be more than the $200 multiple candidate maximum.
Application forms for financial assistance are available on the NZQA website or from the College office and must be submitted to the College office no later than Friday 11 August.