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Key information for Term 4, 2023

The final term of the year is one that requires students to make sacrifices in order to give their studies, assessments and external examinations a primary focus. It is a very short term at only eight weeks long.

While we will communicate with all parents as Term 4 begins, we do want to remind parents of some key dates and commitments in advance:

  • Friday 20 October: Students sitting NCEA and Pre-Q examinations are released on study leave
  • Tuesday 24 October – Friday 3 November: Pre-Q Examinations
  • Monday 6 November: NCEA External Examinations start
  • Monday 6 – Friday 10 November: Form 3 and 4 School Examinations
  • Monday 20 – Friday 24 November: Form 3 and 4 Activities Week Programme
  • Wednesday 29 November: Form 5-7 students return to School
  • Wednesday 29 November: Colours and Performing Arts Assembly
  • Thursday 30 November: Leavers Dinner
  • Friday 1 December: Prizegiving, beginning at 9am. After Prizegiving, the 2023 School year will conclude

As Colours Awards and Prizegiving awards are prepared months in advance, all young men should understand that accolades will only be awarded to those who continue to embrace our standards and requirements.

Please also remember we will not grant exemptions for students to go on holiday before Friday 1 December. It is expected that all students will attend Prizegiving and collect School reports, and other year-end materials after Prizegiving.

Junior School Activities Week

After junior examinations, Form 3 and Form 4 have an organised activities ‘week’ programme. Parents of Form 3 and 4 students will be sent specific information about this year’s activities as Term 4 starts.

The programme is aligned with a number of curriculum areas and the activities run will be practical and focused on areas of the curriculum that are not easily managed in a standard classroom environment.

We see this week as a key part of our programme for Form 3 and 4 students and attendance is compulsory.