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2023 Start of Year Welcome and Information

Dear Parents & Caregivers. A warm welcome to 2023 an the beginning of the new school year.

31.01.23 - Due to the current Auckland weather situation and the decision by the Ministry of Education to close Auckland schools - updated information on school start dates etc will be on the school website and emailed to parents.

The purpose of this is to inform you about how you can access important information regarding the start of the 2023 academic year.


Links to important information are included in this letter and on the College’s website.


Mihi Whakatau

At 9.00am on Monday 13th February, a Mihi Whakatau will take place as a formal welcome to all those staff and students (and their families) new to Liston College. All are welcome. 


Inaugural Mass

The Inaugural College Mass for Liston College, with the inauguration of Special Ministers, Head Boy, Deputies and Prefects for 2023, will take place in the College Gymnasium at 11.30am on Monday 20th  February. Everyone is welcome.


New Students and Parents BBQ

On Monday 13th 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 Wednesday 22nd  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.


Bus information

As at the end of 2022, we had not been notified of any change in bus routes. To make sure that the start of the school year goes as smoothly as possible, please familiarise yourself with the Bus routes on the school website and check to see whether you are eligible for School Transport Assistance – information can be found using this link.


Uniform Information

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


The school uniform is only available from:

Elizabeth Michael School Wear Shop, 

65 New North Road, Eden Terrace. 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 Girven at the College. 


There are a limited number of second-hand Liston College school uniforms available through the school. Please contact the school office on 


Parent’s Handbook

A Parent’s Handbook is available on the College’s on the link above and on our 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 College’s website as well as in the Parent’s Handbook. 


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, purchasing a device etc can be found using this link.


PE Uniforms for 2023

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. Costs will be added to the parents School Account for payment.


Stationery Requirements

Information relating to your son's stationery requirements for 2023 can be found on the College’s on the link above and on our 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 College’s photocopiers. Students will be photographed on Monday 27th February, with a follow up day for those absent on Tuesday 28th February. 


School Reports

You will receive weekly effort Reports updating you of your son’s academic efforts.  These will be sent out from mid February.  On Tuesday 2nd May and Wednesday 3rd May there will be an opportunity for Parents of Years 7-10 to meet the teachers and discuss your son’s progress. Year 11-13 Parent Conferences are to be scheduled for Term 1 or 2, as well as later in the year.


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. Full  School Assemblies are held on Monday and Friday at 8.40am.


Devices (computers, tablets etc), Cell Phones and other Electronic Devices

All students are expected to have a suitable device to assist with their in-class learning. However, 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 buds / phones during these times. Please assist us by reminding your son of this requirement.

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