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Term 2 2013
29 Term 2 Starts
2 School Assembly
3 FICS Conference
7 Board of Governors Meeting
10 Orago Univiersity Visits
20 Unitech Nursing Taster Day
3 Queen's Birthday Holiday
5 Open Day
6 School Assembly
8 Careers Expo
1-4 Mid-Year Exams Yeras 9-13
4 School Assembly
5 Term Ends
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Occasionally in our newsletters we make reference to longer news items. Here are the most recent:
You might be surprised that New Zealand children are reported as being some of the most sleep deprived in the world. Chad Minnich, of the TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Centre, reports that such a lack of sleep has a significant impact on learning. This points to a particular problem in the bedroom of students. More on this here.
Information & Illustration from the BBC here.
Sleep Deprivation Linked to Lower Achievement
Divinity: to do or not to do?
A Children's Reading List We Don't Recommend
Regan Crummer, who had never attended a school class of any sort before despite feeling a little shaky has joined this year’s AS Divinity class and found it an incredible experience. He writes, "Thank you to the staff and students at Carey College for making me feel so welcome each week and especially to Mr Drake, who has taken me on a wonderful journey through the past term. Read more of Regan’s story here.
Each term Scholastic NZ, a major supplier of children's books for schools, publishes a list of suggested books for children. Here is this term's list with their recommended age-group in brackets. We would like to know what you think of them. Going Vintage (11+) Sixteen year old Mallory loves her boyfriend Jeremy more than any other boy she's liked until she discovers he's cheating on her ... online. The Haunting of Alaizabel Crazy (12+) London has survived war and plague only to face a new horror - the Wych King. All kinds of demons lurk in the labyrinth below. Poison (12+) Poison's baby sister is stolen by phaeries in this darkly hypnotic fairy tale. Storm Thief (12+) Rail and Moa are two teenage thieves. Vago is a golem of metal and flesh. A darkly thrilling novel with a powerful blend of fantasy and science fiction. Silver (12+) A mysterious virus spreads through a boarding school in a mix of 28 Days Later meets Assault on Precinct Thirteen. Dystopian novels are all the rage. While the Others Sleep (12+) A gripping psychological thriller set in a Victorian sanatorium for children. Creatures stalk the dorms looking for demon patients to drag back to hell. The Hit (14+) A new drug is out and everyone is talking about it. A craze for a hijacked euthanasia drug that gives you the best week of your life before killing you. How do you like them? You can expect to find such books in your public library but they will not appear on Carey College reading lists.