Yr 9 2013 Parent evening - WGC 4 Me

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Things you need to know to make the
transition easier…
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These slides are on our website and WGC4me
so there is no need to take notes
You will hear from members of the BOT, staff
and the 2015 Head Girls
Join us for a drink afterwards and ask
questions of our speakers
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Subject confirmation and stationery lists will
be sent to you before Christmas. Please buy
the stationery needed
Buy the uniform from NZ Uniforms, Thorndon
Quay
Have a trial run getting to school
Find out who lives near you who is also
coming to WGC so your daughter has
someone to come with or meet on the way
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http://www.metlink.org.nz/journeyplanner/
This site will help you find public train and
bus routes and details about the school bus
routes
Put Wellington Girls’ College in as your
destination – some buses stop outside the
Murphy St entrance!
Most girls use a Snapper card on the bus
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Yr 9 powhiri 8.45am Friday 30 January.
Parents and whanau are warmly invited to be
part of this event as we welcome your
daughter into the WGC family. You assemble
in the Quad – just outside the Hall
Girls need to be here in plenty of time in
school uniform.
Bring lunch, a drink and a digital device
and/or pen and paper
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This is an orientation day – no testing or
subject classes. It’s a ‘settling in’ day
School will finish at around 3pm
Expect the girls to be tired
Lessons start on the second day – Monday 2
February
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Classes start at 8.45 every day. Girls need to
be here by 8.40
Classes end at 3.20 on Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday
Classes end at 2.35 on Tuesday
Morning tea is around 10.30 (for 20 mins)
Lunch is around 12.40 (for 50 mins)
Girls will get a timetable on the first day –
please note each day is a bit different
PERIOD
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
1
8.45am-9.35am
8.45am-9.30am
8.45am-9.35am
8.45am-9.35am
8.45am-9.35am
2
9.35am-10.25am
9.30am-10.15am
9.35am-10.25am
9.35am-10.25am
9.35am-10.25am
10.25am-10.40am
Formtime
10.25am-10.40am
Formtime
10.25am-10.40am
Assembly
FORM TIME &
ASSEMBLY
10.25am-10.40am
Formtime
INTERVAL
10.40am-11am
10.15am-10.35am
10.40-11am
10.40-11am
10.40-11am
3
11am-11.50am
10.35am-11.25am
11-11.50am
11-11.50am
11-11.50am
4
11.50am-12.40pm
11.25am-12.15pm
11.50am-12.40pm
11.50am-12.40pm
11.50am-12.40pm
LUNCH
12.40pm-1.40pm
12.15pm-1.05pm
12.40pm-1.40pm
12.40pm-1.40pm
12.40pm-1.40pm
5
1.40pm-2.30pm
1.05pm-1.50pm
1.40pm-2.30pm
1.40pm-2.30pm
1.40pm-2.30pm
6
2.30pm-3.20pm
1.50pm-2.35pm
2.30pm-3.20pm
2.30pm-3.20pm
2.30pm-3.20pm
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We will have about 1320 domestic students
and 60 international students in 2015
There will be about 280 girls in Yr 9
(numbers are still fluid as more girls move
into the zone)
Yr 9 form classes each have about 22 girls
Yr 9 core teaching classes each have about
28 girls
Yr 9 option classes vary between 20-30
depending on student choice
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A form class is a pastoral group of about 22
girls
Form classes are ‘balanced’ to try and get a
spread of interests, contributing schools,
abilities, ethnic backgrounds
There are 12 form classes – 2 per house
If your daughter has a sibling at WGC she will
be in the same house as the sibling
Your daughter will stay in the same form
class throughout her years at WGC
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There are 12 form classes and 10 core
classes
Core classes are made up of a mixture of girls
from a number of form classes
In Yr 9, girls are taught English, Maths, PE,
Science & Social Studies in their core class
Please note we do our best to have someone
your daughter knows in both her form and
core class
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We have six houses, named after prominent NZ
women – Batten, Cooper, Hodgkins, Mansfield,
Sheppard & Williams
Each house has a colour as indicated above
Lots of school activities are organised as house
events or competitions – ranging from Athletics
day (which is on 17 February and is HUGE) to the
annual rock, paper, scissors event in assembly.
These events are part of the competition for the
house shield which is presented at Prizegiving
All form classes and most staff are linked to a
house
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Tuakana/teina – big sister/little sister; Yr 12 & 13
girls who will help settle them into school and
work with the girls during their first year
Form teachers – they will be with your daughter
for the next 5 years (or as long as each is at
WGC)
Dean – Jenny Wrightgoes through with the year
group
Senior Management Team member – Melissa
Denzler (AP) – goes through with the year group
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She will also be able to work with other
people
as
appropriate…including
the
Guidance Counsellor, Maori Achievement
Advisor,
Pasifika
Achievement
Advisor,
Learning Support staff, Gifted & talented
advisor, the Homework club, peer tutors, and
of course her classroom teachers
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Please give us a quick heads’ up when issues
arise that might impact on your daughter – this
includes things that happen in or out of school
Please check WGC4me and the parent portal
regularly to keep up to date with news and key
information about Yr 9/WGC. You will be sent
information about how to access the portal
Please attend events that relate to your daughter,
including parent evenings, sporting and cultural
events, year level breakfasts ….
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There is no such thing as a silly question
This is a partnership and we need to work
together
We all want the best for your daughters
We do have limited resources and we are a
state inner city school so at times there are
limits around what we can offer
We are delighted to have you and your
daughter join the WGC community

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