Issue 2 • 25 February 2010 • Tel: 03 448 8595 • ofﬁce@dunstan.school.nz • www.dunstan.school.nz
GOAL SETTING AND APPRAISAL
Friday 5 March is a shortened day and students will be FROM THE PRINCIPAL
released at 12.30 pm at the end of Period 3. The afternoon Congratulations to our student leaders who
will be used for staff goal setting, establishing appraisal received their badges of ofﬁce at assembly
documents and professional learning needs for 2010. recently. The calibre
Any students requiring supervision please of the Year 13 students
advise the ofﬁce by Thursday 4 March. Thank you. standing for the positions
was very high and I was
very impressed with the
With many exciting changes at Dunstan a number of
quality and content of
people have expressed an interest to have a good look at their speeches.
what has been going on in C Block, Admin, the Library, We do expect a lot from
Student Services and of course, the new Gymnasium. So, our Year 13s in terms
we have decided to have an open afternoon probably in of their individual and
Term 2 once the ﬁnishing touches have been completed. collective contribution to
Watch this space for ﬁnal times and details. the school across a range of areas. The school
tone and atmosphere is very much inﬂuenced
by the leadership displayed by all senior
WORK DAY 2ran very smoothly students and I look forward to working with
r annual Work y providing
them throughout the year.
Once again ou and communit
thanks to ou r parents service and Thank you to those parents and friends of
portant day of e students
employm ent for this im es back to th
the school who attended our Athletics Sports
em oney raised go , sports and held earlier this week. House Spirit is certainly
fundraising. Th uncil activities
ing for Student Co alive and well at the school and it was a
through fund t and student
ural equipmen ity, and by pleasure to witness the students competing
cult ol is commun
A cornerston e of the scho and local busi
nesses and supporting one another in their Houses.
e and la bour to family
providing tim people that The Year 10 Camps run for the next three
to our young number of
it is anot her reminder g a citizen. A weeks and I particularly want to acknowledge
rvice is part of bein newly built
community se lping prepare the staff members and friends of the school
ked at school, he e new library
students wor materials to th for their willingness to attend camps, because
r use, shifting our new
classrooms fo on area around without their support, camps would not take
and grooming place.
Gymnasium. Mark Willyam Brent Russell, Principal
Thank you ev
Daniel Garry Sam Flannery Josh Thom Hailee McDonald Nicole Stevenson
BOT REPRESENTATIVE HEAD BOY DEPUTY HEAD BOY HEAD GIRL DEPUTY HEAD GIRL
2010 Supporting the roles of the Sports and Arts Coordinators in the school:
Fulton Hogan Central, Breen Construction Co Ltd, Central Motorways
PLATINUM Coaches, Paper Plus, Peter Lyon Shearing Contractors, PlaceMakers
PARTNERSHIP Alexandra and Tony Botting, London.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
2010. I am
Activity Donation for
an amount for the School
l account will include
Your most recent schoo reason for this. nities we
therefore writing to ex
plain the ing and cultural opportu
ge of academic, sport and are
ud of the extensive ran d by the Government
We, as a school, are pro se activities are not funde teered
ung people. Many of the ially and through volun
are able to offer our yo of the community, both ﬁnanc
d through the support
only able to be offere
y resources, school
time. rt includes: extra librar
School Activity Donation suppo use competitions and
Examples of what the s equipment, inter-ho ays been
music equipment, sport nt Council. We have alw
magazine, co-curricular the functions of the Stude this
ment weeks and also t you continue to make
participation in tourna ool receives and ask tha
level of support the sch
very appreciative of the increase the
has made a decision to
payment. , the Board of Trustees ren) and
reased in recent years ild), $135.00 (two child
Because costs have inc s year to $70.00 (one ch
ibution from parents thi
Activity Donation contr receipt is
$160.00 (Family). against tax returns. A
which can be claimed
eligible for a tax rebate
The school donation is man BOT
se. Grant Campbell, Chair
available for this purpo
Dunstan has a dedicated team of trained First Aiders
to look after injured or ill students and staff. Two of
the team, Kerry Finch and Eric Schusser are qualiﬁed
Ambulance Ofﬁcers and as such, have an extensive
range of protocols they can work to.
2010 DUNSTAN HIGH SCHOOL In the case where your son/daughter is unfortunate
enough to be ill or injured at school, you can expect
BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTIONS the following to happen: We assess the patient and
then decide on treatment and follow up. Assessment
In preparation for the Election of Parent may include blood pressure, temperature and blood
Representatives to the Dunstan High School sugar measurements. Blood sugar measurements
Board of Trustees to be held on 7 May 2010, involve a minor prick to a ﬁnger for a drop of blood as
nominations are now being accepted for those a sample.
persons interested in making themselves For minor injuries we will ﬁll out a treatment
available for election. notiﬁcation for your son/daughter to bring home. In
more serious cases we will phone you with information
To be eligible for election, you must be on the and/or a follow-up recommendation, in some cases
voting roll or nominated by a person on the we may book a doctor’s appointment in advance. In
school’s electoral roll (this can be inspected more serious cases we will transport by ambulance
at the school during work hours). and inform you at the earliest time convenient. It is
Nomination Forms are available at the school. important to remember that we use the ambulance
service for more comfortable transport of patients as
A list of candidates’ names as they come to well as for emergencies.
hand, and their statements, may be inspected We have been advised by the Ministry to expect
at the school. To obtain additional information a further round of H1N1 Swine ﬂu around March.
with respect to the election process, please Our treatment for suspected cases is isolation and a
contact the Trustee Returning Ofﬁcer for request for parents/caregivers to pick up their son/
Dunstan High School. daughter as soon as possible. Patients should expect to
Nominations close at be asked to wear a protective mask.
Noon, Friday, 23 April 2010 These are normal procedures that you would have
witnessed during visits to a medical centre. It is
Barrie Wills 03 4488215, Returning Ofﬁcer critical that students who show signs or symptoms of
ﬂu and colds are not sent to school.
We hope we won’t be seeing your son or daughter
but on the off-chance that we will, hopefully it is for a
ROTARY NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
FORUM 2010 ARTERATI NEWS!
On 9 January I travelled to Auckland for what was to
become two life-changing weeks. I had the privilege of
taking part in the Rotary National Science and Technology The Arts Faculty are delighted to announce that Mrs
Forum, or ‘Geek camp’ as most people know it. Suzanne Russell has been appointed to the position
156 students from all over New Zealand, with 15 student of Arts Co-ordinator. Mrs Russell brings a wealth of
advisors and excellent support staff, made up the body of experience and expertise in The Arts and we are very
the Forum. We occupied O’Rourke Hall for the duration; pleased to have her as part of our team.
a fortnight of 18-hour days full of awesome activities,
ﬁerce competitions and the best cutting edge science and The Arts Faculty has an exciting programme of
technology careers on offer. events planned this year and, in conjunction with our
Highlights included an explore-Auckland day (which I newly appointed Arts Co-ordinator and the soon to be
spent climbing Rangitoto), a beach day, an ethics seminar formed student Arts Committee, we look forward to
complete with a heated debate, a psychology lesson some valuable and enriching Arts experiences for our
featuring illusions and a medical session where we were students and our community.
lucky enough to take part in a three-hour dissection.
The Forum programme also included team building First up this term, we are
exercises, information on tertiary education and student presenting “Shakespeare to
life, and the opportunity to meet some renowned Go” at The Orchard Garden
scientists at the closing formal dinner. on Thursday March 25 at
The experience was unforgettable. Many strong 6.00 pm. A variety of short
friendships were formed and I learnt a lot about myself Shakespearean extracts will
gaining a huge insight into the career directions I would be presented by our Drama
like to pursue. students in various garden
For anyone in Year 12 with an interest in Science and/ locations. An Elizabethan
or Technology - don’t hesitate to apply for this fantastic dance will be performed
opportunity, it comes highly recommended. in the garden and musical
Jordan Aitcheson items, on an Elizabethan
theme, will be performed
during the banquet/feast.
Colourful costumes and historical ﬁgures will add to
REMINDER REGARDING the atmosphere and result in a wonderful Elizabethan
YEAR 10 CAMP DATES experience for all.
Year 10 camps are as follows: Parents and members of the public are welcome to
attend and tickets will be $20.00, available from the
Camp 1 - CAPLES school ofﬁce from March 8.
Friday 26 February - Tuesday 2 March
Camp 2 - HAAST The choir is getting into gear for 2010, having
Tuesday 2 March - Saturday 6 March held their ﬁrst meeting last week. This will be an
Camp 3 - REES exciting year for the choir, with several high proﬁle
Saturday 6 March - Wednesday 10 March performance opportunities and regular assembly
Camp 4 - 10X performances.
Wednesday 10 March - Sunday 14 March
Camp 5 - PYKE Mr Buchanan has selected a range of music to
Sunday 14 March - Thursday 18 March suit all tastes and he is looking forward to making
E Schusser beautiful music every Thursday lunch time.The choir
is open to all students who like to sing and who are
prepared to make the commitment to regular lunch
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE time practices.
It is possible for families who are struggling
ﬁnancially to apply for ﬁnancial assistance for The choir’s ﬁrst public performance will be at
some activities, eg camps and ﬁeld trips. “Shakespeare to Go” on Thursday 25 March.
Please see Ms Anderson (Deputy Principal) if
you would like us to make an application on your More Arterati News next time!
behalf (at least two weeks before the activity) – Debbie Vercoe
strictly conﬁdential. Head of The Arts Faculty
ASSESSMENT POLICY assessment opportunity may be possible.
The following sections of the Assessment Policy • It is recognized that some standards are
need to be considered by all senior students and their assessed by means of on-going observations, checklists,
parent/caregivers. Please contact Alan Hamilton (NCEA journals, best of two or three samples of student
Assessment Coordinator) for further clariﬁcation and a work, seminars, presentations, portfolios, and so on.
full comprehensive copy of the Assessment Policy and Therefore the school recognizes the need to be ﬂexible
Procedures booklet. in its policy for collecting evidence.
Where work is not completed due to prolonged
MISSED ASSESSMENT AND FURTHER ASSESSMENT
sickness, bereavement, accident, etc, written
application should be made through the Dean and
Students who are absent for assessments and have
Assistant Principal. The Assessment Committee will
a satisfactory reason will be given the assessment
then discuss each case on its merits. In the case
opportunity as soon as possible on their return to school.
of external examinations, students will be asked
This is not their reassessment opportunity. If there are
to complete a compassionate application form
authenticity concerns, the student may need to be given
available from Mr Hamilton. The process ‘illness and
a different assessment activity from the other students.
misadventure’ will generate a ‘derived’ grade that will
Note: In some instances there may be no further chance
be forwarded to NZQA for consideration.
for an additional assessment episode e.g. (skiing trip or
Penalties will be incurred for late work. For
a Mt Aspiring task) as these assessments are deﬁnitely
standards-based assessments, work that is submitted
late will not be marked and students cannot gain an
Students who are absent for assessments and don’t
award for the achievement/unit standard from that
have a satisfactory reason will not be given any further
assessment event. Students may have an opportunity
for reassessment, if available, later within the course
When a student knows they are going to be away
they must make application with their House Executive
In special circumstances, extensions to the due date
Leader at least two weeks prior to the occasion. If the
of assessed work may be granted. Students may apply
absence is due to attending a school-sanctioned event it
to their teachers for an extension. This should be at
may be possible to complete the assessment at a time
least two school days before the due date, not after.
other than the scheduled time as already applies to
Teachers of junior classes will use this policy as a
instances of sickness and bereavement.
Students who are applying for missed assessment
opportunities may be requested to supply supporting AUTHENTICITY OF STUDENT WORK
evidence (e.g. parental/guardian letter, medical The following school-wide practices on authenticity
certiﬁcate, note from the guidance counsellor, etc). ensure consistency and fairness.
Students who received missed assessment opportunities • The option of using in-class tests only.
are notiﬁed in writing by the subjects HOD of the new • Observing the work in progress or conferencing
due date. with the students regularly.
Awards for the internally assessed achievement Where the skills being assessed require research
standards/unit standards can only be made if the or practical activities, a variety of strategies could
subject teacher for that speciﬁc standard can present include:
sufﬁcient reliable and valid evidence. The award is given • Student signature on an authenticity statement.
for evidence and not potential. • Requiring the student to report progress at set
A maximum of one further opportunity for assessment milestones.
of a standard can be provided within a year. It does not • Changing topics from year to year.
mean one must be offered and will only be offered if • Having detailed knowledge of individual students
feasible to those students who had a valid reason for and their work.
missing the ﬁrst assessment opportunity. If a further • Watching the student doing the research or
opportunity for assessment is offered to any student, practical planning.
it must be made available to all students entered for • Not allowing work to go home.
that standard. This is regardless of their performance on Where cheating is suspected, or where the
the ﬁrst opportunity and students will be awarded the authenticity of a student’s mark is in question, the
highest grade of the two opportunities. teacher and the student consult with the Head of
Students do not necessarily have the right to further Department. The Assessment Committee may also be
assessment opportunities. Field trips cannot be asked to adjudicate if necessary.
replicated for instance. The integrity of a test can be Any cheating in tests or formal assessments will
lost and teachers are not able or expected to rewrite a result in the student gaining a mark of zero for that
whole test for one student. Some assessments take a assessment. Where work is being presented for a
huge amount of time to plan and carry out. National Qualiﬁcations Framework unit or achievement
It is the responsibility of departments to decide what standard, any proven instance of cheating or
reassessment opportunities are feasible for their presentation of work which has not been carried out
assessment programmes. by the student will result in the non-award of that
• Depending on the nature of the standard, standard. The student may be reassessed for that
the teaching programme, and manageability, further standard at a later date.
RUGBY Dear Parent/Caregiver
It’s that time of year again – time to pull out
the rugby boots and give them a good clean, SBS Star Investment Special!
ready for the 2010 Rugby Season.
The school would like to welcome Greg Dobson This could be the opportunity for both you and
to the role of Rugby Administrator in Schools Dunstan High School to beneﬁt!
(RAIS), which up until now Wayne Soper has held
for a number of years. As a New Zealand owned community bank, we know
Rugby Registrations for all players intending on the importance of fundraising and commitment for
playing this season will take place on Wednesday non-proﬁt groups so we’ve launched a new SBS Star
17 March 2010 over two sessions. Session One: Investment Special allowing both you and your school
3.15 pm – 4.15 pm and Session Two: 6 pm – 7 pm. to beneﬁt from this great new offer!
Please note: - there will be an increase in subs
this year and payment of subs is required before • Choice of SBS Bank ﬁxed term investment for six
the season begins. While we are always reluctant months or longer *
to increase subscriptions, rising costs particularly • Payment made to the investor’s nominated school
in the area of transport, has made an increase on any new investment!
essential. • Investment Special offer open from January 27 –
We’d also like to call for interest from parents March 31**
and the community for 2010 team coaches and
managers. Please consider taking on a role and Not only will you beneﬁt from a competitive interest
supporting DHS teams. rate, but you can also show your commitment to your
If interested, please contact Greta Mason, school by nominating them to receive a payment
email email@example.com on every dollar you’ve invested with the SBS Star
Investment Special! This investment is a limited
TENNIS edition special available only until March 31 with
The DHS Mixed Tennis team travel to Balclutha payments made to your nominated school in April.
this week to challenge South Otago High School in
a qualifying match for the South Island Secondary We’re all excited about this fantastic chance to help
Schools Championships to be held in Christchurch both you and your school reach your ﬁnancial goals!
later this term. Results from this match will be
published in the next newsletter. We’d love to have a chat with you to discuss this great
new offer. Please feel free to call us on 0800 502
GILLETTE CUP CRICKET 442 or drop into any of our branches and chat to one
DHS will host the Central Schools 20/20 Field of our banking consultants, who’ll be happy to talk
Day on Monday March 1, competing against through the new SBS Star Investment Special with you.
Cromwell College, Mount Aspiring College and
Wakatipu High School. Should we be successful Kind regards
in progressing to the next stage, DHS will again
host the second 20/20 Field Day with St Kevin’s
College being conﬁrmed as one of the successful
teams. Good luck team. Jeffrey Sawers
Greta Mason Banking Consultant
Sports Co-ordinator *Investment exclusions and terms and conditions apply. Rates are
ke detergent a subject to change without notice. Treasury rates are not included.
s, li nd
i te m c le a
Nominated clubs must have an SBS Star account to receive the
old commission payment. Each investment is subject to the normal
Buy househ minimum and maximum balance criteria.
! For full terms and conditions visit www.sbs.net.nz
**SBS Bank has the right to withdraw the offer at any time.
s t e a n d re c
A copy of our current Investment Statement and Disclosure
Statements are available on request and free of charge from any
branch or agency of the Southland Building Society (SBS Bank)
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LOST PROPERTY ch
• Charcoal padded jacket e re WATCH OUT
• Dark coloured hoodie
• Pair of shoes - all left in C
FOR MORE DHS
Block Learning area event and activ ity photos
• White shirt on our website!
• Polar ﬂeece
• T-shirt (Cisterna) - all left
Please collect from the ofﬁce.
If your child is to be away from
CAREERS NEWS school, please either phone the
the process of looking 03 4488595 or email:
Some Year 13s have begun h
e destinations for 2011 wit
beyond Dunstan to possibl firstname.lastname@example.org
m for their Careers Proﬁle.
the completion of a key for
a relevant to them and
The form gives updates to dat
inning of the process of
is leading towards the beg s
itutions, halls of residence
enrolments in tertiary inst
and school testimonials.
ms from many Year 13
I await the rest of the for
rview any Year 12 students
students and need to inte
ool at the end of 2010 to
contemplating leaving sch
eer Pathway Planning. We CERTIFICATE IN
help them with their Car
have had contact from: SMALL BUSINESS
• Otago University MANAGEMENT (CSBM)
• The Army
s Broadcasting (Radio and LEVEL 4
• Christchurch Polytech’
TV) faculty Complete a small business plan
• SIT, and for YOUR business or business
r provider based in NZ)
• Latitude (the Gap Yea
has given information idea!
Each one of these providers
ts or sent material to us to
about proposed liaison visi Alexandra classes held at St
give out to interested studen d to Johns every Thursday.
To be included in liaison visits, students nee
in the library or on Mrs Contact Eric Hooks 027 2263687
sign the appropriate forms
Tho m’s ofﬁce desk. Te Wananga o Aotearoa
nt to call in to see me
Please make an appointme 0800 355 553
uss your student’s future
if you would like us to disc
plans with them.
Thanks a lot. Rosemary Thom
CENTRAL OTAGO REAP
• Digital Photography Know Your Camera - 22 February, Morning
• Digital Photography Take Better Photos - 22 February, Afternoon
• Advanced Digital Photography Photo Fixes - 9 and 16 May SOCCER REGISTRATION FOR 2010
• Te Reo/Tikanga Maori Classes Evenings - six weeks beginning 23 Thursday 25 February 2010, 5-7pm
February at Netball Pavilion, Molyneux Park
• Photo Scrapbooking with Vyv Weller - starting 24 February
• Bike Maintenance - 23 February and 2 March If unable to attend Registration Night:
• How to Build a Pizza Oven - 13 and 14 March Registration forms available at your school
• Cheese Making - 10 and 11 July ofﬁce or on www.cofa.org.nz.
• Start the Year With New Thinking - starting 15 March Registrations to be forwarded by post
- Introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming (along with payment by cheque) to:
- Introduction to Emotional Intelligence AUFC Secretary, PO Box 405, Alexandra.
- Introduction to Innovative and Creative Problem Solving
Registrations cut off on 12 March. We may
All beginning March with Karla Bird. Register your interest
not be able to guarantee a place in a team if
• One to One Literacy and Numeracy Tuition – FREE
registering after that date.
For more information please contact Central Otago REAP
Ph: 03 448 6115 Any enquiries please phone: Sue on 4485959
Freephone: 0800 267 327 (evenings) or 4486126 (day) or
Learning does make a difference! email: gone.ﬁshing@paradise.net.nz
Now in the
former office block
Phone – 027 5956888
Phone – 027 518900
Come for a chat. Contact us by:
. Drop box
. Through a friend
GOLD - Allied Press, Alexandra Rotary Club, Budges Central Pharmacy and Bookshop,
Central Betta Electrical, Checketts McKay Law Ltd, Cooneys Clothing and Footwear, Criterion
Club Hotel, Downer EDI Works Limited, Feron Motor Court Ltd, Gas and Engineering
Supplies Ltd, L J Hooker, Magnum Mac Dunedin, MWH NZ Ltd, New World Alexandra,
2010 Omakau Commercial Hotel, Otago Daily Times Print, Phil Morris Electrical, SBS Bank,
Stadium Tavern, Stu McLeod - Courier Post, Tarbert St Dental Surgery, Terrace Distributors
(1985) Ltd, The Community Trust of Otago, Tony Botting – London.
PLAN SILVER - Alexandra Avenue Motel, Alexandra Physiotherapy, Brian Luff Automotive,
McIntyre and Associates, Currie Motors, Davis Auto Electrical Ltd, McLellan’s Plumbing and
Heating, Tyreland-Treadwell, Wedgerwood Joinery.
BRONZE - Alexandra Night ‘N Day, Alexandra Inspiration, Bell’s Shoes Unlimited, CRT,
Geoff Weller Surveying Consultant, Grant Ward Nissan, House of Travel Alexandra, The
National Bank of New Zealand, Stems Florist, The Warehouse.