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2021 Start of Year

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

 A warm welcome to 2021 and the beginning of the new school year. 

The purpose of the following information is to inform you about how you can access important material regarding the start of the 2021 academic year.

 On the school website you will find the following information:

  • Parent’s Handbook
  • Important Dates Summary for 2021
  • Liston College Code of Conduct
  • School Uniform Information
  • 2021 Stationery requirements
  • School Attendance requirements
  • Fees
  • Bus routes

Mihi Whakatau : At 9.00am on Monday 15th February, a Mihi Whakatau will take place as a formal welcome to all those new to Liston College. The main entrance and the area outside the school chapel will be used for this. All are welcome. 

Inaugural Mass : The Inaugural College Mass for Liston College, with the inauguration of Special Ministers, Head Boy, Deputies and Prefects for 2019, will take place in the College Gymnasium at 11.30am on Monday 22nd February. Everyone is welcome.

New Students and Parents BBQ : On Monday 22nd February from 6.30 - 8.30pm, the Liston College PTFA will host a BBQ for new students and parents. This is an opportunity to meet staff and members of the school’s parent body.

NCEA Information Evening: On Tuesday 23rd February at 7.00pm, there will be an opportunity for parents of students entering NCEA, to get an overview of the NCEA system and ask questions about it, meet those staff teaching NCEA subjects and obtain relevant subject course outlines.

Student Device and Curriculum Delivery : Much of the curriculum at Liston College is delivered via a device. This includes class teaching materials, online applications, online workbooks and the ability for teacher to give online feedback to students. Therefore, students should come to school each day with a device. Further information about specifications, assistance to purchase a device etc can be found using this link to BYOD.

Uniform Information: Information regarding Liston College Uniform requirements can be found on the school website and in the Parent’s Handbook. 

The school uniform is only available from:

Elizabeth Michael School Wear Shop, 4 Bond Street, Grey Lynn. Phone: 358 1680 

Please be aware that students are required to wear the correct uniform at all times. If you are unsure about any aspect of the school uniform, please contact Mr McKenty at the College. 

The Liston College school uniform will be sold at St. Dominic’s Catholic College, Gymnasium (entrance by Pinedale Place car park) on Saturday 16th January, 10.00am –1.00pm. See Flyer.

PE Uniforms for 2021: Year 7-11 students are required to wear a PE shirt in their house colour for core PE lessons. However, Year 7 students will have to wear Mufti clothing for their PE lessons during the first 6 weeks of Term 1 while their house colours are being determined. Their PE shirts will be distributed through the student’s PE class. Years 8-10 students who require an additional or a replacement PE shirt, can pick one up from the PE Department. All costs will be added to the parents School Account for payment.

Parent’s Handbook: A Parent’s Handbook is available on the School website. This handbook contains valuable reference materials for parents about the College. 

Liston College Code of Conduct: Please take time to read the Liston College Code of Conduct, which outlines our expectation for all students. Students are also expected to be familiar with the contents of this document and abide by it. A copy is on the school website as well as in the Parent’s Handbook. 

Stationery Requirements: Information relating to your son's stationery requirements for 2021 can be found on the school website. Students must have their stationery prior to school commencing. Specialised stationery may be purchased from the College. Where there is a fee for materials/equipment, this will need attending to as early as possible in Term 1.

School Diary: This year all students from Years 7 to 13 are required have and use a School Diary. Students will receive this from their Dean or Form Teacher in the first week of term 1. This diary has been specially printed for Liston College and contains information that is relevant to this school. It is a useful tool in aiding students’ time management skills, as well as a means of recording events and homework. It can also be used for two-way communication between parents and teachers. 

ID Card: All students must have an ID card. This enables students’ access to the College Library and concessions such as reduced charges for transport as well as being able to use the school photocopiers. Students will be photographed on Tuesday 23rd February, with a follow up day for those absent at Tuesday 9th March. 

Progress Reports: During the year, you will receive a number of Reports updating you of your son’s academic progress. The first of these will be available on Thursday 1st April, and regularly throughout the rest of the year (see the school newsletter / website for dates). On Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th April there will be an opportunity for you to meet the teachers and discuss your son’s progress. Other Parent Teacher interviews are scheduled for Term 3.

School Starting Time: Please remember that school starts at 8.40am with a Form Period and Prayer. Any student who is late is required to go to the Deans’ Office (until 9.30am), then after this time, to the School Office, to receive a late slip for presentation to their Form Teacher. If your son is absent, please phone the school’s Absentee Line: 837 9807 or email: [email protected] Please assist us by ensuring that your son(s) is at school on time.

Devices (computers, tablets etc), Cell Phones and other Electronic Devices: The College takes no responsibility for loss or damage to computers / tablets, cell phones or other electronic devices brought to school by students. All students are to be reminded that cell phones and other electronic devices are to be switched off in all classes (including Form time) unless express permission to use the device, has been given by the teacher. This also includes the wearing of ear phones during these times. Please assist us by reminding your son of this requirement.

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