Start of Year Information

School Start/Finish Times

School normally starts every day at 8:45am, finishing at 3:15pm except Tuesday when the day finishes at 2:15pm
In some circumstances it may be necessary to retain students at school until 4:15pm

2021 Commencement Dates

Monday 1 February

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

Tuesday 2 February

  •  8.30am - 4.30pm: Teacher Only Day

Wednesday 3 February

  • 12.30pm - 3.30pm: Course Confirmation for Years 12 & 13 - HOD’s/TIC’s/Deans
  • 12.30pm - 1.30pm: Student Leaders meet with Year 9 Dean planning for orientation programme

Thursday 4 February

  • 9.00am - 10.00am: Powhiri for Year 9 Students (Hall then Marae)
  • 10.00am - 3.15pm: Year 9 Orientation - Ignite Sports, Student Leaders and Tutor Teachers
  • 11.00am - 1.00pm: Course Confirmation for Years 12 & 13 - HOD’s/TIC’s/Deans

Friday 5 February

  • All Day: Student Leaders’ Programme – off site
  • 8.50am - 9.30am: Year 9 - Goal Setting and Administration with tutor teachers
  • 9.30am - 10.10am: - ID Photos in hall
  • 10.10am - 11.15am: - Assembly in AV room, Orientation Programme with Tutor Teachers and Year 9 Dean
  • 11.45am - 3.15pm: - Timetable starts

Monday 8 Febuary - Waitangi Day Holiday

Tuesday 9 February

  • All Day: Student Leaders’ Programme – off site
  • 8.50am - 9.20am: Years 9 - Tutor Time
  • 8.50am - 9.20am: Year 10 - Assembly followed by Tutor Time
  • 9.25am - 2.15pm: Year 9 & 10 - Normal Timetable

Wednesday 10 Febuary

  • 8.50am - 9.05am Years 9 & 10 - Tutor Time
  • 8.50am - 9.05am Years 11 - 13 - Assembly
  • 9.05am - 9.20am - Tutor time for all levels
  • 9.25am - 9.55am - Period One. Full school timetable. Year 12 and 13 timetable corrections

Thursday 11 Febuary

  • All Day: Full School Timetable, normal bell times
  • 10.50am - 11.15am Full School Assembly

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. Parents are welcome to come. Please note, the powhiri will be held wet or fine.

School Bus Routes

Buses will commence on Thursday 4 February

Stokes Valley to Taita College

Departs 7.55am from Kamahi Street depot

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

Westfield/Queensgate to Taita College

(public bus) - departs 8.12am

  • 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, 7/9 Queen Street, Upper Hutt
PAPERPLUS, 228 High Street, Lower Hutt

 

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