HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS 11 Nov 12.30pm CAREERS Inland Revenue Recruitment Teachers PPTA Meeting TEACHER ONLY DAY FRIDAY 21 NOV 22 October 2014 The contact centre are looking to recruit a number of customer service specialist to start January 2015. There will be a presentation in S1 (Careers room) on Thursday the 23 October at 10.40am for interested students. STAYING SAFE ONLINE Many parents have questions and concerns about their teenagers’ use of the Internet. Netsafe is a New Zealand organisation that supports parents, teenagers and children to develop the social learning involved in using digital devices and keeping safe online. They have developed many resources that are helpful to parents and young people. Their latest booklet “Staying Safe Online” provides cyber-safety tips from New Zealand’s leading on-line companies – such as Facebook, YouTube and Microsoft – and can be accessed on their site www.netsafe.org.nz . It is important that parents and caregivers are involved and interested in their son or daughter’s online life and activities. Netsafe offers suggestions around issues for parents such as How well do you understand what they do online? Building resiliency What to do if you don’t understand it How to set the right example as a digital citizen JUNIOR EXAMS Year 9 and 10 Thursday 6 and Friday 7 November Normal Period 3 Classes - Lunch time 12.30pm - 1.05pm YEAR 9 Morning 8.40am-10.40am Afternoon 1.10pm-3.10pm 6 Nov Social Science Mathematics 7 Nov English Science YEAR 10 Morning 8.40am-10.40am Afternoon 1.10pm-3.10pm 6 Nov Science English 7 Nov Mathematics Social Science ARCHERY IN SCHOOLS LAST CHANCE TO SHOOT FOR CHS Term 4 is a very short shoot. You only have until Sunday 16 November to complete an entry for 2014 so make the most of it! Congratulations to our top 10 place getters in Term 3 in their various divisions: Carl Jones 1st= (compound), Anastazia Docherty 3rd (open recurve), Hollie Blanchard 5th (limited recurve) and our team placings of 4th in open recurve (Anastazia, Max Thomas, Sariza Issadisai) and 9th in limited recurve (Hollie, Reuben Theron, Jack Guard). NOUMEA TRIP FUNDRAISER Cinema night at Tivoli Theatre, Cambridge. Wednesday 12 November 2014, starting with a supper Our Cybersafety Use Agreement is based on Cambridge at 6.30pm (film starts at 7.30pm). There will be a bar High School’s values of respect and responsibility and available also to purchase drinks. The film is an M forms a good basis for guiding our students to be responsible digital citizens. Parents can do a great deal to rated French movie, with English subtitles “Love never support their teenagers so that they know how to respect comes alone”. It is a comedy and suitable for people of 15 and over. $20 per seat. Please contact Pip Feast themselves and others online, and keep themselves and [email protected] if you are interested in a ticket. others safe online. Mrs Webb - Deputy Principal SENIOR PRIZE GIVING 4 NOVEMBER AT 7.30PM ALL WELCOME PLEASE RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS Could everyone please return their library books by next Friday as we have stock take coming up. THANK YOU YEAR 13 STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENT RECOGNISED IN UNVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS It is that time of the year when many of our Year 13s are preparing for the move onto tertiary study, and as part of this many are seeing their diligence and academic success rewarded. The David Johnstone charitable trust scholarship recipients have been announced and two of our Year 13 students, Emma Voss and Matthew Ash, have both been awarded one. These scholarships are designed to assist students in furthering their education by providing the recipients with $6000 to study at Waikato University. Congratulations to both of these students. We also have a number of students who been awarded the Victoria Excellence Scholarships, each worth $5,000. Congratulations to Laura Wilson, Georgia Ball, Laura McKinnon, Finnian Nacey and Grace Quinn-Foster who are all recipients of this scholarship. Ruby Dillon has also been awarded an Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship for Art and Design at AUT. This scholarship, worth $5000, recognises Ruby’s proven excellence in Art and Design. SCIENCE SUMMER SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP Samantha Hoyle, Madeleine Palmer and Connor Kemp, three Year 12 students, have gained a place in the Hill Laboratories Waikato Science Summer School (30th Nov – 5th Dec 2014) to be held at the University of Waikato. This is a residential course and the students are fortunate to have the generous support of the Cambridge Rotary Club who will pay their course fees. GOLF Congratulations to Jordan Woodall, a Year 11 student, who was selected to represent Waikato as the number one Under 16 player in the interprovincial golf tournament held during the September holidays. CRICKET Paige Pretswell, Year 13, has been named in the Northern District’s Spirit Women’s Cricket team for this coming weekend. This team is just below the White Ferns (national cricket team.) Also in the wider squad/team are two former Cambridge High School students Brooke Kirkbride and Rhiana Vincent. IELTS SUCCESS Recently the Cambridge High School International Students sat the IELTS – a test that assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. Rebecca Partemi, a Year 12 student from Italy, achieved an IELTS score of 9.0 in Listening, 8.5 in Reading, 7.5 in Writing and 7.5 in Speaking. The overall band score was 8.0; so this was an excellent achievement. Well done!
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