Start of Year Information

School Start/Finish Times

School normally starts every day at 9.00am, finishing at 3.30pm except Tuesday and Friday when the day finishes at 2.00pm

2023 Commencement Dates

Thursday 26 January

  •  9.00am - Mihi Whakatau for all staff
  • 10.00am - 4.00pm: Teacher Only Day

Friday 27 January

  •  8.30am - 4.30pm: Teacher Only Day

Monday 30 January

  • All Staff on site
  • 10.00pm - 1.00pm: Year 13 - Course Confirmation, MP1 Interviews
  • 2.30pm - 4.00pm: Student Leaders meet with WOD for planning orientation programme

Tuesday 31 January

  • 9.00am - 10.00am: Welcome Year 9 Students
  • 10.00am - 2.00pm: Year 9 - Orientation
  • 11.00pm - 1.00pm: Year 12 - Course Confirmation
  • 2.00pm: End of School Day

Wednesday 1 February

  • 9.00am - 3.00pm: Year 9 - Orientation programme - Starts with Tutor Time
  • 3.00pm: End of School Day

Thursday 2 February

  • 9.00am - 10.00am: Year 9 - Tutor Time
  • 9.00am - 10.00am: Year 10 - Assembly followed by Tutor Time
  • 10.00am - 1.30pm: Year 9 & 10 - Normal Timetable
  • 2.00pm - 3.30pm: School activities
  • 3.30pm: End of School Day

Friday 3 February

  • 9.00am-12.30pm: Years 9 - 10 - Normal classes
  • 10.00am - 12.00pm: Year 11 - Course confirmation
  • 12.30pm - End of school day for students - Staff Only half day

Monday 6 Febuary - Waitangi Day

Tuesday 7 Febuary

  • 9.00am: Years 9 - 10 - Tutor Time
  • 9.00am: Years 11 - 13 - Assembly followed by Tutor Time
  • 10.00am: Full School Timetable normal bell times

Entrance

Powhiri

All new students are expected to attend the powhiri. They must be in uniform and meet in the hall at 9.00am. The powhiri will conclude by 10.00am. Please note, the powhiri will be held wet or fine.

School Bus Routes

Buses will commence on Thusday 2 February

Stokes Valley to Taita College

Departs 8.05am from Rakau Street, Stokes Valley Terminus

  • Route 828 - Via Stokes Valley Road/Hawthorn Cres/Glen Road/Tawhai Street/Horoeka Street

Westfield/Queensgate to Taita College

(public bus) - departs 8.11am

  • Route 121 - Via High Street/Daysh Street Ramp/Naenae Centre/Cambridge Terrace/Eastern Hutt Road

Stationery

Stationery can be purchased from anywhere that is convenient for you:
WAREHOUSE STATIONERY LOWER HUTT, 31 Knights Road, Lower Hutt
WAREHOUSE STATIONERY PETONE, Annie Huggan Grove, Petone
WAREHOUSE STATIONERY UPPER HUTT, Logan Central Mall, Queen Street, Upper Hutt (inside The Warehouse)
PAPERPLUS, 228 High Street, Lower Hutt

 

Click on the relevant year below for a list of required stationery