Our students are now well settled into the rhythm of online learning since lockdown was announced on the 17 August. I would like to thank all students for the efforts they are making with their online learning and for keeping connected with each other and their teachers.
I also thank Liston College staff at this time for the dedication and service they have provided our students through distance learning. Staff and student adaptability is appreciated as we work toward maintaining the best possible opportunities for our students.
We are aware a number of boys will have got behind in their studies during this time. Be assured we will have a learning recovery plan when we are at Alert Level 2.
Information will be sent out to families on what Alert Level 2 means, once are able to go down an alert level.
It is with the deepest sadness, I share with our community one of our Year 10 students, Kees Wierstra passed away last week. Kees was the most dearly loved son of Nicole & Andre Dannhauser. He is deeply mourned by his extended whānau, many pupils and close friends, and the friends of Nicole & Andre. The prayers and thoughts of our whole school community are with Kees’s family through this most challenging time. Please keep them in your prayers.
May Eternal Rest be with Kees and perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
I have included a wellbeing resource to share with your son as it offers good practical advice. Download here.
There are several changes to NCEA because of the Alert Level 4 and the move to Alert Level 3. The major change is the movement of the start of the NCEA external exams to start on Monday 22nd November and finish on Tuesday 14th December.
For Auckland students there have been further adjustments to NCEA credits. 1 Learning Recognition Credit (LRC) is awarded for every 4 credits achieved up to 16 for Level 1 and 12 for Levels 2 & 3. To have a Certificate of Endorsement for Merit or Excellence, the credit threshold has been reduced from 50 to 44. The requirements for U.E. remain the same as the rest of NZ – 12 credits instead of 14 for each of 3 University Entrance Approved Subjects.
Every blessing to you and your family
Chris Rooney, Principal