School Term changes good for traffic, bad for Pompallier students

The Ministry of Education last year instructed schools to adjust their terms to allow for a longer than normal holiday in October. The Ministry said the move would ease traffic movement in Auckland during the World Cup

Pompallier Catholic College principal Richard Stanton said the school term changes would disadvantage this year’s NCEA students. “Instead of having four weeks at school in term four to work towards external exams, students will have only eight school days,” he said

“This is far from an ideal learning situation for students sitting exams and may detract from our usual excellent results.”

Other Northland College principals agree with Stanton, but all are also agreed that there have be some positives spin off’s from the World cup competition


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