Bookings for Wā Whakanui for Years 7-10 and Academic Conferencing for Years 11-13

Term 3 Wā Whakanui and Academic Conferences for Years 7-13 are being held on Wednesday 30th August from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm and Thursday 31st August 4:00 pm -7:00 pm.

The Wā Whakanui and Academic Conferences serve two purposes this time round:

  • An opportunity for all students to share their learning and progress so far this year with whānau and set goals for Term 4 including any externals (exams) seniors are entered in.

  • Years 10-12 students with whānau and kaiārahi will also discuss identified pathways and selected options, and whānau will sign off on options selected for 2024.

Bookings will be open to whānau from Thursday 10th August. To make an appointment to meet with your child and their kaiārahi, please visit and use the event code: ny5p8. Alternatively, you can email or phone (03) 982 0100 to make your appointment.

The kaupapa-purpose of the Wā Whakanui and Academic Conferencing is for the student, whānau and teacher to discuss the student’s learning progress and “next step” learning goals. The student leads this conversation as much as possible. To make this real, Yr 7 – 10 students will have selected examples of their schoolwork to share with their whānau and show their progress and goals. It will also be an opportunity to discuss and “sign off” the 2024 option selections for Year 10, 11and12 students.

Each booking slot is 20 minutes long and the teacher in this conversation is the student’s kaiārahi-form teacher. This means there is a sustained conversation about the student’s progress and next steps, not rushing every 5-10 minutes from appointment to appointment. It is also fine to request a time to meet with specific subject teachers if that is any whānau’s wish. Please ask the kaiārahi about this.