On Wednesday 23rd September at 7.30pm, the Palmerston North Girls' High School PTA are running an event called "Diving into Driving" at the Huia Centre. This has information for parents and students about the process and pitfalls of obtaining a drivers licence. The Horizons Regional Council Road Safety Coordinator, Desley Monks will the be their to answer your questions.
If you wish to download a pdf for the event, you can do so below.
On Tuesday 8 September, we are holding Parent Teacher Interviews for Year 9 and Year 10 students using the on-line booking system. Online booking is now open.
Bookings close the day before interviews at 12 noon. Interviews commence at 2.30 and finish at 6.00pm. It is recommended that you do not get back-to-back interviews as this will not allow you sufficient time to get to your venues on time.
Interviews are being held in Wallace and Mayhew Blocks - make your way to the library then follow the signage. There will be student guides to assist you.
To successfully book on-line, you must have a list of the teachers you wish to see. If you are unable to book online, please contact Tania Tichbon (Student Centre 353 8062) and she will make the bookings on your behalf. Please ensure that you have a list of teachers you wish to see and your preferred interview times.
The interviews are 5 minutes long; the school bell will ring to signal the end/start of each interview. Please bring the sheet that indicates the location of the interview rooms and teachers.
Please note that school finishes at 1.25pm on Tuesday 8 Spetember for students at all levels.
The event code for booking is Z9WV6 and you can link to the site here: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz
From here, enter the school code and press GO
Photographs from the Winter Social are available here:
Please be aware the web site is undergoing a rennovation currently and certain features may be unavailable during this transition.
Term Two school reports were posted to you recently. Reading a school report presents families with the opportunity to have good discussions about what is working well and where further assistance or understanding would be of benefit. It is so easy to skim over the report and miss the learning opportunities that are raised through deep inquiry in relation to each subject and the comparisons across subjects.
The front page of our school report addresses work ethic and is a reflection of character not of intellectual capability. The same as for last term, the report offers a rubric descriptor of critical workplace competencies that draw from those contained in the New Zealand Curriculum. Every teacher offers four levels in each of the competencies, describing the predominant response your daughter displays in class. The levels range from Highly Competent through to Below Expectations.
The important question for our young people to ask of themselves is “what do I need to do in order to shift to the next level?” A strong work ethic will usually generate higher levels of success and it is our intention to support the aspiration our young women have to develop highly competent skills.
The report also lists all the assessments that are planned for the year. The grade is entered alongside those that have been completed. While it is too late to alter completed assessments, all future opportunities will benefit from reflecting on the past and setting future goals. There is no reason for your daughter to be gaining Not Achieved or Not Submitted grades, nor should her grades fluctuate widely across all subjects.
This year, all students have a PNGHS email address. These are given to students through their form class. Students can use this email address to sign into Google for up to 30GB of storage space, accessible at school or at home.
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