27 Jul Senior Subject Selection Evening – Tuesday 7 August 2018

The process in which Year 10, 11 and 12 students choose their senior subjects for 2019 is now under way. Tutor teachers have issued information and discussed key aspects of the process with their students.

It is essential that students take a long-term view of where they are heading by taking subjects which lead into their chosen future pathway or, if they are unsure of this, that they select subjects which are of particular interest to them and which they are good at.

We ask parents and caregivers to take an active role in this process by discussing options and encouraging students to think carefully and to consult with the many people at school who are available to guide them – subject teachers, heads of learning areas, house tutors, deans, the careers advisor and members of the senior leadership team.

Information regarding subjects offered next year can be found online by going to Nayland College Subject Selection, or in the Subject Selection booklet. Both of these sources also contain information about what is required to achieve the various NCEA certificates, endorsements and entrance to university.

Two important opportunities are being provided for students to further discuss their choices. On Wednesday 1 August, Ms Alana Wall will be based in the library during Akoranga time for students who are interested in the Gateway, Trades or Pathway + programmes. Then the Subject Selection Evening is scheduled for Tuesday 7 August from 5.30 – 7.30 pm in the school hall. Students and parents are invited to attend at any point during this time to seek advice and to discuss in detail with heads of learning areas the various subjects they have to offer.

Students select their subjects directly through the portal. They will be given instructions on how to do this next week. The due date for subjects to be entered is Tuesday 14 August.

Thank you for your interest and support in this important process.

Kathy Sherwood

By Nayland College