Latest update

19th August 2021

Firstly, Rosehill College would like to pass on all our aroha and support to our whanau and the community during this difficult time. Communication has been sent to all students and families via email.

Kia hora te marino                                    May peace be widespread

Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana         May the sea be like the greenstone

Hei huarahi ma tatou i te rangi nei            A pathway for us all this day

Aroha atu, aroha mai                                Give love, receive love

Tatou i a tatou katoa                                  Let us show respect for each other


Teaching and Learning: During this lockdown phase a student’s school week will look like the following:

Friday 20th August – please continue your classroom learning as outlined by your teacher this week. Your teacher may have scheduled a Google Meet for Friday 20th, please check Google classroom to see if you have one. Manaakitanga Fridays begin next week 27/8.

Monday to Thursday = Distance Learning

Teachers will set work in Google Classroom. Google Classroom activities will include a learning outcome and success criteria for two lessons. Teachers aim to to continue with the usual curriculum learning programme where possible and will provide feedback opportunities for students. Specific questions from students for their teacher must be sent via their specific subject Google Classroom.

Online meetings with teachers in Google Meet will only occur during regular timetabled periods for that class, and only if required. No Google Meets will occur between 8:30am and 9:30am. Teachers will post if a meeting is to occur and students should use the link in the Google Classroom banner to access their meeting.

Friday = Student Wellbeing Manaakitanga Friday (begins 27th August)

The first purpose for Fridays is for Tutor Group Teachers and Heads of Houses to check on students wellbeing and academic progress.

Students will connect to a variety of House challenges available on their Tutor Group Google Classroom, or House Instagram page to promote connection, and fun and break up the lockdown blues.

Fridays will not have set academic lessons but students can continue their work at their own pace.


If you have questions can you please direct your inquiries in the following way:

General queries, please contact the Head of House of your child and they will direct you to the correct forum

Atawhai: Mr S Williams

Kahurangi: Ms D Mackay

Manutaki: Mr J Fraser

Pounamu: Mr S McConchie

Rangatahi: Ms J Sorenen

Taikura: Mr H Aitchison

Information Technology:

Network for Learning filtering at home please go to to activate this Ministry of Education approved filter to protect your devices from unwanted distractions and content.

All Rosehill College related I.T queries 

Mr Spackman

Te Whare Kimiora: 

Health and Wellbeing support please contact our counsellors:

Dr Elahe Khalegian:

Ms Phillipa MacCormick:

Mr Simon Calder:

All other inquiries 


For the most up to date information on Covid-19, please go to  the Covid-19 website and the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education websites. 

A list of supports and resources is available here.