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Welcome back to Term 2

Kia ora e te whaanau,Good afternoon everyone, A very warm welcome to Term 2, well at least it is once that frost clears. I hope that you enjoyed some great time with your family and whaanau and feel well rested. It was fantastic to see so many students enjoying the cross country earlier this week and a wonderful performance of Pride and Prejudice by our Year 13 students. There are more great things coming up for our students this term, so encourage your children to get involved. In this email to...

May 13, 2022

Teacher Only/Accord Day - Monday 9 May

Dear Parents / Caregivers This letter is a reminder to parents that the school will be closed for students on Monday 9 May for a teacher only day as published on the parent portal calendar. This Accord day is the Ministry of Education's allocated time for secondary schools to plan for the NCEA changes that will be introduced in the near future. Kind Regards Carol WebbDeputy Principal...

May 3, 2022

Have a great Easter break everyone post

Kia ora e te whaanau,Dear Parents / Caregivers, Thank you for all of your support and input over the term. In spite of all of the challenges it has been a very successful term, as our final assembly for the term highlights. Staff, students and members our CHS community have been remarkable in the way they have contributed to the student learning experience at CHS and showed cared and support for each other. It has been a demanding but successful term when you consider all of the challenges we ha...

April 14, 2022

The end of rostering and face masks still highly recommended

Kia ora e te whaanau, Dear Parents / Caregivers / Students, I wanted to quickly update you on a few things today.  Firstly, a reminder that the Year 11s are rostered home tomorrow. It is our intention that this is the last time we will need to roster home. COVID has done nothing, though, if not surprise us so we will keep a close eye on our local situation over the break and update you if we need to change this position. Secondly, the government announced that we will move to Orange tonight...

April 13, 2022

Rostering home will continue until the end of Term 1

Dear Parents / Caregivers, and studentsTeenaa koutou ki a koutou, In my communication last week, I signaled that we would like to stop rostering home our senior students before the end of term. Unfortunately, we will not be able to do this. We have seen a rise in numbers of our staff out this week and this is expected to flow into the coming weeks. The additional stress that managing all students back onsite will place on our staff and relievers during the final weeks of the term is greater than...

March 31, 2022

Parent evenings postponed to Term 2 and rostering home update

Dear Parents / Caregivers,Teenaa koutou ki a koutou, I hope you and your whaanau are doing well after the week that had a bit of everything including weather bombs, ongoing COVID disruption and government announcements about the easing of some restrictions. This latest piece provides us with the hope that, as the modelling points to case numbers declining, so too the government is easing the public health measures and gathering limits. This, along with vaccine passes no longer required for ...

March 25, 2022

CHS Covid Updates

Today I received an important sports update with regards to involvement in sanctioned events in secondary school sport. As you are aware Sport NZ had in place a requirement for all participants in sanctioned events and competition to hold a valid vaccine pass. The Public Health Order was amended recently to remove this expectation and the details are included in this letter. RegardsGreg ThorntonPrincipal...

March 15, 2022

Rostering home updated details

Dear Parents / Caregivers,Kia ora e te whaanau, We have had a few queries about the rostering home of students, and I want to address those for everyone here. Students on trips or courses. If a year level is rostered home, the students are still expected to continue with other commitments. This could be a special course, such as Gateway, a school trip or an Arts or Sports practice. Student learning. Students will be continuing on with learning that has been established in class earlier in the w...

March 3, 2022

Cell Phone Action Plan Update

Dear Parents / Caregivers,Teenaa koutou, Thank you for your support and feedback over the past 2 weeks with the implementation of our banning of cell phones during lesson time. Staff have noticed a real difference in the classroom, with students more focused on the lessons and far fewer confrontations than we experienced last year. We want to remind everyone at home that phones can be used be during movement time (5 minutes between lessons), break times and before and after school. There really...

February 24, 2022

End of Week 2 update

Dear Parents / Caregivers,Teenaa koutou ki a koutou, I hope everyone has a good book for the wet weekend ahead, or perhaps you want to read this attachment – there are a few things for us to get through for you today in preparation for next week, the first full 5-day week of the year. Uniform remindersCell phone procedureCOVID case protocolFacemasks Ngaa mihi Greg ThorntonPrincipal...

February 14, 2022

Final communication home for 2021

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February 4, 2022

Year 13 Camp Update

Dear Parents / Caregivers and Students in Year 13Teenaa koutou ki a koutou, Firstly, welcome back to you all and I hope that the first few days have gone well. It has been great seeing you fill up CHS again and talking with some of you about what your plans for the year. I want to thank the huge numbers of Year 13 students that had a big presence in this opening week. I appreciate the welcome you have provided our Year 9s as they get started at CHS and we have got 2022 off to great start. Secon...

February 3, 2022

SoundSplash and Ministry of Health requirements post

Good afternoon, We are aware that several members of our community were at SoundSplash and this has been confirmed as a place of interest from 6am on Friday, January 21, to 9.15am on Sunday, January 23. Anyone at the festival is being asked to self-monitor for Covid symptoms for 10 days. If you have symptoms please get a test and remain at home until the outcome of the test in known. As with all external places of interest, please follow the Ministry of Health requirements. In this instance yo...

February 3, 2022

Welcome Back - Start of 2022

Teenaa koutou e te whaanau. Nau mai hoki mai ki e te whaanau o te kura tuarua o Te Oko Horoi, Dear Parents, Caregivers and StudentsWelcome back to Cambridge High School I hope that you have been able to enjoy some down time with your friends and family and were able to re-charge after the particularly challenging year we had last year. In the face of the disruption, we were able to achieve an incredible amount as a school for our students and the community, but it took a lot of energy. Looking a...

January 27, 2022

Final Communication Home 2021

Teenaa koutou,Dear Parents / Caregivers, This is the final communication from me for the year, and what a year it has been. We have all been through a lot and I have certainly appreciated the support of family, friends and colleagues during such challenging and unprecedented times. I am really looking forward to taking time out to recharge and hope that you can also find time to refresh and reconnect with those close to you over the summer. It is easy for us to think that the whole year has been...

December 21, 2021

Year 9 & 10 Learning Plans

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November 15, 2021

Final Week of Term 3

Good morning Whaanau, The last week of term is upon us.  Please find attached plans for this week.  The attachment for Seniors also covers details for assessment week in the first week of next term. Kind RegardsGreg ThorntonPrincipalCambridge High School...

September 28, 2021

Further details about the end of year calendar

Good afternoon everyone, Teenaa koutou,  It has been great to see all the students back at school again over the last week. When I catch up with them they are enthusiastic about being back and getting on top of their learning. They are getting great support from staff and also found that the transition to online learning was much smoother this time around. We seem to have all learnt more about how to manage the challenges of continuing on with learning and dealing with the uncertainty that ...

September 21, 2021

Year 10 Work Plan 23-27 Aug

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August 23, 2021

Year 9 Work Plan - 23-27 Aug

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August 23, 2021

Covid Lockdown Update - 20 August

Good afternoon everyone, I am sure that you will have all been listening to the Prime Minister’s announcement about the extension of Level 4 restrictions. We will be in Level 4 until 11:59pm Tuesday 24th August, with an update from cabinet on the situation on Monday afternoon. There are confirmed cases outside of Auckland and persons of interest across the country, meaning we need to continue to be cautious in response to the outbreak. We are responding to this news by planning for at least a ...

August 20, 2021

COVID Update - Wednesday 18 August

Kia ora whaanau, The following is the plan for the remainder of the week. Thursday – CHS will remain ‘open’ for with an online timetable. Students, if you need help or input from staff – this is the time to do it. Please support your child in engaging tomorrow to help us identify needs and offer assistance. Friday – CHS will be closed for instruction on Friday. Staff will not be available to help with learning. A number of students will have work they can continue with independently ...

August 18, 2021

COVID Lockdown 4 from 11.59pm Tuesday

Good evening everyone,Teenaa koutou whaanau, The Government has often reminded us that going into a lockdown was likely, the reality, however, is another thing and I am conscious that for some this will be a difficult few days and possibly longer and my thoughts are with you during this time. This latest response is a cautious one at this stage, with a lack of complete information surrounding the case. As more information emerges relevant to the school operations, I will update you.  The fo...

August 18, 2021

Introducing the new CHS website

Teenaa koutou whaanau,Dear Parents / Caregivers, I trust that you have all had a great break and enjoyed having the family around again. We are now in week 3 of Term 3. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the year disappears from this point. It is a staggering reality that in a little more than 10 school weeks we will be farewelling our senior students for their NCEA examinations. Fortunately, there is a lot more great events this term – visit the school website to see the school calendar ...

August 9, 2021

The road to Matariki at CHS

The digging of the Hangi on Friday morning, July 9.Photos by: Troy Lennox, Jack Lennox and Molly NorvillMatariki won’t become an official national public holiday until June 24 next year. But for CHS, attempts to entrench the event in the school’s future culture have already begun. On July 9, the school hosted an inaugural community celebration of the holiday, as the culmination of Te Wiki O Te Ao Maori—a week-long celebration of Maori culture. Te Wiki O Te Ao Maori saw the school’s a...

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