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You're all invited - Centenary Celebrations 5 - 9 April 2017




From a glamorous Gala Dinner at The Langham to a fun packed
community festival (EGGSFEST), we have a marvellous line up
of Centenary events! The school will come alive as events and
performances take place throughout the grounds. Families,
students past and present, and friends are warmly invited
to join us to celebrate 100 wonderful years, 100 years of
excellence in girls' education.

Don t delay head over to iticket today to view what s on ofer
and to buy your tickets for this once in a lifetime event.

Were very much looking forward to seeing you all in April
2017.


Centenary Sponsorships
If you have a business and would like to sponsor any aspect of
the Centenary please contact us on eggs100@eggs.school.nz.
Your generosity will be much appreciated.



The Transition Process



As part of the 2016 ACCOS funded project we have been examining how students feel
about the transitioning process from Year 8 to Year 9. A successful transition process is
important. The impact that the process has on students' success has led us to begin
examining what is being done successfully and areas that need improvement. This
year we have completed a survey of Year 9 to understand their view of the transition
process. From this survey we have identifed that students are generally very happy
at Epsom and have transitioned easily from Year 8. We have noticed that there is
an emotional barrier that has developed with students becoming very stressed
about homework, grades and assessments. Going forward this is the area in which
we are hoping to make changes, ensuring that our students are enjoying the junior
curriculum. Through the ACCOS project we have begun to develop relationships
with the diferent ACCOS schools. To date this has involved visiting Auckland Normal
Intermediate School and observing their teachers and students in action. This has led
to more open communication between the schools.



CURRICULUM NEWS


From the Digital Technologies Department

Young Scholars Programme
Three Year 13 students have completed the programming 101 paper from Auckland University. Two gained A passes (and an email of
congratulations from the Head of Computer Science at UoA where they have outperformed almost all of the frst year students taking this
full time!), and one gained A- (still amazing). They were Jade Beckman (Deputy Head Girl), Dervla Braem (leader of the Coding Club) and
Stephanie Chen.

Programming Challenge for Girls
On Wednesday 31 August two teams of Year 10 girls took part in the Programming Challenge for Girls competition at AUT. One of the teams
gained a bronze medal. They won a $25 JB HiFi voucher for their trouble. They were Navneet Dhaliwal (10SMT) and Sharon Susanto (10KHA).
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