Learning for Year 10 & 11 Students from Friday 4th March 2022 Greetings to all families and friends | Tēnā koutou e ngā whānau me ngā hoa.As expected, the disruptions caused by Omicron have affected all of us. The situation weface includes staff shortages and increasing numbers of students absent.As a result, ● Year 10 and 11 students will be at home learning for a period of 2 weeks starting this Friday. Work is being provided to allow students to continue their studies while athome. We will continue to review the situation. ● Year 9, 12 and 13 students will continue to come to school and we try to offer anormal program.In the meantime, anyone who is unwell, shows symptoms is asked to get a test and followthe advice of the Health department.
Household contacts of confirmed cases must selfisolate, get tested and follow the procedures before returning to school.The situation we face as a country is changing rapidly. How we all respond to protectourselves and our community is our responsibility. These are challenging times for everyoneand your patience is appreciated as we proceed through this.
Ngā manaakitanga and regards to all Tim FoyActing Principal Ōpōtiki College 2nd March 2022
Learning at Ōpōtiki College: Ngā Akoranga
Ōpōtiki College is focussed on providing a learning environment that is engaging, technology rich and future focussed. We want our tauira to leave College equipped with the necessary qualifications, life skills and personal attributes that will enable them to pursue their aspirations and career pathways. Our world is ever-changing and the opportunities ahead for them are endless.
Ōpōtiki College delivers the New Zealand Curriculum and is an NCEA (National Certificate in Educational Achievement) school. Our courses and programmes offer students multiple pathways; to gain NCEA 1, 2, 3, University entrance and vocational qualifications.
In the Junior School (Year 9 and 10) tauira have the opportunity to experience all the learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum and then as they move through into the senior school, they begin to specialise and choose courses and programmes that will enable them to pursue quality education pathways.
Curriculum development is overseen by:
Director of Achievement and Pathways: Miss Kayla Cronin
Tumuaki o Maurua: Whaea Terehia Channings
Director of Junior Curriculum: Ms Vicky Aitken
Director of Assessment and Reporting: Mr Andrew Lau