Start of Year Information

School Start/Finish Times

School normally starts every day at 8:45, finishing at 3:15 except Tuesday when the day finishes at 2:15
In some circumstances it may be necessary to retain students at school until 4:15

2018 Commencement Dates

Monday 22 January - Wellington Anniversay Day

Thusday 25 January

  • 9.00am: Powhiri for all staff
  • 10.00am - 4.00pm: Teacher Only Day

Monday 29 January

  • 9.00am - 10am: Powhiri for Year 9 Students (Canteen then Marae)
  • 10.00am - 3.15pm: Assembly in AV Room, Orientation Programme
  • 10.00am - 2.00pm: Course Confirmation for Years 12 & 13 - HOD’s/TIC’s/Deans

Tuesday 30 January

  • 8.50am - 3.30pm: Year 9 Orientation - Tutor Time - Goal Setting and Administration
  • 10.00am - 2.00pm: Course Confirmation for Years 12 & 13 - HOD’s/TIC’s/Deans
  • 3.30pm: BBQ for Year 9 students and parents

Wednesday 31 January

  • 8.50 am - 9.05 am: Year 9 - Tutor Time
  • 8.50 am - 9.05 am: Year 10 - Assembly in Hall
  • 8.50 am - 9.50 am: Senior Leaders’ Programme
  • 9.10 am - 10.10 am: Year 9 - ID Photos
  • 9.10 am - 10.10 am: Year 10 - Tutor Time - Goal Setting and Administration
  • 10.15 am - 3.15 pm: Year 9Years 9 & 10 - Full timetable commences

Thusday 1 February & Friday 2 February

  • 8:50 am - 3.15 pm Year 9Years 9 & 10 - Normal Timetable
  • 8:50 am - 3.15 pm Senior Leaders’ Programme

Monday 5 Febuary

  • 8:50 am - 9.00 am Year 9Years 9 & 10 - Tutor Time
  • 8:50 am - 9.00 am Years 11 - 13 - Assembly
  • 9.05 am - 3.15 pm Full school timetable commences

Tuesday 6 February - Waitangi Day Holiday

Entrance

Powhiri

All new students are expected to attend the powhiri. They must be in uniform and meet in the hall at 9.00 am. The powhiri will conclude by 10.00 am. Parents are welcome to come. Students will need to make their own transport arrangements to and from school that day. Please note, the powhiri will be held wet or fine.

School Bus Routes

Buses will commence on Wednesday 1 February

Stokes Valley to Taita College

Departs 7.55am from Kamahi Street depot

  • Route 827 - Via Stokes Valley Road/George St/Logie Street/Holborn Drive
  • Route 828 - Via Stokes Valley Road/Hawthorn Cres/Glen Road/Tawhai Street/Horoeka Street

Westfield/Queensgate to Taita College

(public bus) - departs 8.12am (9.12am on a Tuesday)

  • Route 121 - Via High Street/Daysh Street Ramp/Naenae Centre/Cambridge Terrace/Eastern Hutt Road
  • After school - Route 822 (school bus) - 3.30pm

Stationery

PAPERPLUS, 228 High Street, Lower Hutt, will supply stationery at very competitive rates to Taita College students and donate 5% back to the school. Students in Years 9 & 10 will be advised of their option subjects on 3 & 4 February respectively. Students in Year 11, and Years 12 & 13, will receive their timetables and stationery requirements on 2 & 4 February respectively. All subject workbooks are purchased from the college.

Click on the relevant year below for an online stationery list