Our school will be holding a teacher only day on Thursday 19 November 2020. 

As a result of an accord between the Ministry of Education, NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA Te Wehengarua, all schools and kura have been allocated eight additional teacher only days to use between now and the end of 2022. These eight days will not extend the school year and are set aside to support the implementation of changes to NCEA, and wider strengthening of curriculum, progress and achievement practice. The dates have been set by the accord subgroup and can not be changed by the school. 

Staff will not be available at school to supervise students and the school will be closed for instruction. Any students with NCEA examinations on this date will attend examinations as normal as the examination centre staff will be supervising these students. 

The Kelston Girls’ College Board of Trustees has given their approval for the school to be closed for instruction on this day. 

Nga mihi nui,

Sarah Stenson