2018 School Start Info

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Commencement of School - 2018



KEY DATES FOR WEEK ZERO - 22nd January to 26th January


Monday 22nd January: The Te Aroha College Office reopens for 2018.

The Senior Leadership Team and Deans are available for enrolments or any meetings from Wednesday 24th January. Please book with Dot Elgar via email on [email protected] or by phoning 07 8848625.


Please be aware that the Gymnasium reconstruction and prefab removal projects are well underway through January and this means there will be limited staff on site to allow the deconstruction work to be completed as quickly as possible.


Thursday 25th and Friday 26th January:

Year 13 Leadership Camp at Waihi Academy, Waihi. All Year 13 students to attend. Grant Aitken, Year 13 Dean coordinating.


Thursday 25th & Friday 26th January

Subject confirmation and Course Changes 11.00am - 1.30pm: Wayne Stringer and Alex Daroux will be coordinating with available Deans and Heads of Learning Areas.


Student Start dates for Week One - Tuesday 31st January to Friday 3rd February

Monday 29th of January - Public Holiday


Tuesday 30st January - 8.15 am to 3.05: Teacher Planning Day for all staff


Tuesday 30st January - 9.00 am: All Year 13 to attend to set up for year 9 Welcome and confirm all learning programmes.


Tuesday 30st January - 6.30pm: Formal Welcome and Powhiri to Year 9 and all new students and families and new staff and families at the Te Aroha College hall.  School uniform is to be worn by all attending students.  BBQ & refreshments to follow. All attendees please be ready at 6.15pm.


Wednesday 31st January - 8.40am: All Year 9 and Year 13 attend.   A BBQ lunch will be provided for all students.  Students to bring swimming gear.


Thursday 1st February - 8.40am: All students attend. Assembly at 8.45am.    Timetabled classes begin for all year levels after assembly.  Students are required to have equipment for each subject and swimming gear.


Friday 2nd February - 8.40am: All students to attend for timetabled classes.


Key Dates for Term 1 2018

  • House Meetings - Friday 2nd February
  • Waitangi Day - Public Holiday - Tuesday 6th February  
  • Non Champs Swimming Trials - Monday 5th, Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th & Friday 9th February
  • Championship Swimming Trials - Tuesday 13th February
  • Classics Globe Theatre Trip - Thursday 15th February
  • Junior Globe Theatre Trip - Thursday 22nd February
  • Te Aroha College Swimming Champs Friday 16th February - All Parents Welcome
  • Te Aroha College Athletic Heats - Friday 23rd February
  • Thames Valley Secondary School Swimming championship - Monday 26th February
  • Te Aroha College Athletic Championships - Friday 2nd March - All Parents and Caregivers Welcome
  • Globe Theatre Trip Seniors School - Tuesday 6th March
  • Thames Valley Secondary Schools Athletics Championships - Wednesday 7th March
  • Trades Pathways and Interest Day begin 8th March
  • Year 12 Camp - Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th March
  • Thames Valley Secondary Schools Touch Rugby Competition - Thursday 15th March
  • Summer Tournament Week – Monday19th to Fri 23rd March
  • Year 13 Kayak Camp   Monday 26 to Thursday 29th March
  • Easter Break Public Holiday - 30th March to Tuesday 3rd April
  • Thames Valley Secondary School Tennis - Friday 6th April
  • Waikato Secondary Schools Swimming Championships - Tuesday 10th April
  • Catch Up Day Wednesday the 11th April


The Te Aroha College uniform is available from Harry’s Menswear & Ladies Fashion, 226 Thames Street, Morrinsville. If you are not able to go to Morrinsville, you can either phone or email Joann or Graeme to arrange an appointment. They will meet you at the college on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday 24th to 26th January. Phone number is 8896865, email is [email protected].



School buses will run at normal times from Wednesday 31st January.


Please contact us if you have any further questions or enquiries. Further information will be sent to each year level over the coming weeks that relates specifically to their learning programmes. We are looking forward to seeing everyone for a great year of learning to come.


Korean students 8th to 25th January 2018

In January, we continue working with international groups and we welcome 43 students from Korea. As part of this we have an exciting development which involves our own students as paid mentors. We look forward to increasing our connections with international groups.

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