Workshops for Seniors

Kia ora e te whānau.
On Tuesday, November 9th and Wednesday November 10th, senior classes will run as usual at school with provision online for those who are not attending onsite. From Thursday, November 11th through until Friday, November 19th, we will invite students in for subject workshops.

These workshops are for students to complete remaining internal assessments in their courses as well as to prepare for external exams. Each workshop will be for a two hour block run on the timetable attached. Students will be directed by teachers to attend workshops if they are still in need of credits for completing their NCEA qualifications. Students onsite who do not have a subject workshop to attend may undertake their own silent study in the library.

The subject workshop timetable can be found HERE.

Unexpected Events Grades: In 2021, NZQA have decided that they will award students Unexpected Event Grades (UEG) if they do not sit their external examinations. Students will be awarded a UEG for all externally assessed standards where they have gained an Achieved, Merit or Excellence grade in a GBHS exam assignment. If a student does sit their external examinations, NZQA will award them the better of the two grades.

Students will find out their UEG from Wednesday, November 10th and results will be published on the parent portal on KAMAR. We will have a report available for students and whānau by the end of Friday, November 12th which will show a student’s achievement in each of their subjects and their progress towards the NCEA qualification and, for Year 13 students, University Entrance.

External examinations: NZQA have confirmed that NCEA exams will still be running. Green Bay High School students are encouraged to sit their external examinations if it is possible. By sitting the external examination, students have the opportunity to improve upon their UEG.  

We recognise that this period has been difficult for many: for some students attending the final exam may cause heightened levels of anxiety. We will continue to support students to make decisions about exams that support them, their academic plan and their wellbeing. The report that will be available this week will provide information for whānau to talk about what current achievement and the opportunity that students have to sit their external exams.  It is important to remember that, regardless of whether they sit the external examination, a student will still receive at least their UEG.

Information about all of the NCEA exam logistics will be coming out to students and whānau in the form of a slideshow and video in the week before exams begin on the 22nd November.

Timeline for senior students: 

  • Tuesday 9th November – timetabled classes are running
  • Wednesday 10th November – timetabled classes are running and 01ART Portfolio Day
  • Thursday 11th November through to Friday 19th November – targeted subject workshops
  • Friday 12th November – 02ART Portfolio Day
  • Monday 15th November – 03ART Portfolio Day
  • Wednesday, 17th November – Year Level Celebration Assemblies for Senior students 
  • Monday, 22nd November – NCEA external examinations begin

Ngā mihi nui,
Fiona Barker  PRINCIPAL