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Important Train Strike Exam and EOY Programme Information

Dear Parents

You will all be aware that the Rail Maritime Transport Union are holding a full-day strike Friday 1 December. There will be no train services and at this stage no bus replacements.

Up-to-date information can be located here and parents and students are advised to check for updates via the metlink website.

This will affect the Hutt Valley, Johnsonville, Kapiti, Melling and Wairarapa lines as well as creating delays for regular bus services and motorists due to heavy traffic.

Exams students

Students sitting exams on Friday 1 December will have to factor this into their arrangements for getting to school to sit exams. All students will need to leave earlier than usual and students who normally catch trains will need to make alternative arrangements and allow plenty of time to here prior to 9.15am.

NCEA exams scheduled for Friday 1 December are:

9.30am            Scholarship German              2.00pm                       L1 Spanish, L3 German

We have been in contact with NZQA and they have clarified the following key messages for NCEA exams:

  • Students who cannot get to their exam centre will not get a Derived grade
  • Emergency grades do not apply in this situation
  • The latest a student can be admitted into the exam centre is 30 minutes after the start of the exam (ie 10am and 2.30pm)
  • Students may sit exams at another school as long as they can manage the extra numbers using current approved accommodation
  • Students with Special Assessment Conditions (SAC) cannot be accommodated by other schools and must sit their exam at Scots College
  • Students sitting exams at other schools must have photo ID

The bus that departs Chilton St James at 7.30am will run as normal and all students that normally catch that bus should do so tomorrow unless they have a morning exam.

Middle School End of Year Programme

All activities for Years 7-10 begin at 8.45am at Scots.   This excludes the Year 10 group who will be returning from their Duke of Edinburgh expedition. Tranzit and Go Wellington bus services will run as normal.  Students will need to take into account delays due to traffic congestion when planning their travel into school tomorrow morning. 

Yours sincerely,
Alistair West and Will Struthers

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