Monday, July 19, 2010

Term 3 begins!

With half the year gone, it is time to herald in the start of Term 3.

This term brings new classes to the junior Arts subjects, as all Year 9 students and the vast majority of Year 10 students change their options.  So have a good semester people, and enjoy the change.  The term also brings a new teacher to the department, and we would like to welcome Ms Beecroft, who will be teaching Visual Art with Mr Thompson.

Upcoming shortly is both the inter-coll theatresports competition and Rockquest.  We have been successful in both competitions in the past, and look forward to having another go this year.

With half the year gone, senior students now have to look towards the exams at the end of the year.  Yes, even the performing Arts have a major examination component!  So get studying people, make sure you know what it is you have to do.  And prepare.

Subject selections for 2011 will be happening soon.  Remember Year 9's, you get to pick 1 or 2 Arts options for the year.  Year 10's, you will get 3 subjects to pick for NCEA in 2011, and you may take up to 3 Arts lines if you wish.  Remember that you need to have taken the chosen Art line in the junior school to participate, and Music requires that you play an instrument.  Year 11 students will get a chance to branch out, remembering that entry requirements for Year 12 subjects are usually 12 credits in Level 1.  Year 12 students need to think about the possibility of Scholarship subjects in Year 13.  Talk with your teachers about it.  I would encourage all of you to try at least 1 scholarship subject, as you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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