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NAPIER MAIL, JANUARY 23, 2013
START DATES FOR 2013
WILLIAM COLENSO COLLEGE
All students are required to wear
full school uniform.
Year 13 students are permitted to wear
appropriate mufti, as per school rules.
Monday 4th February
All students to the hall by 8.30am
to be allocated Form Classes.
School Powhiri at 10am
Day finishes at 3pm
Tuesday 5th February
8.40am start for all students who need
to go to form class first.
Day finishes at 3pm
Wednesday 6th February
Waitangi Day -- Public Holiday
Friday 1st February
All Student Leaders are required from 10am-1pm
Monday 28th January
All Year 11-13 students are required to attend for
course confirmation in the Library -- 11am-1pm.
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SUPPORTING HAWKE'S BAY SPORT
cuts starting to bite
Cuts to student allowances will go ahead this year
despite higher loan repayments and fewer students
The cuts mean post-graduate students are no
longer eligible for a government-funded weekly
allowance and no exemptions will be made to
undergraduates on long programmes over 200
The repayment rate for all students had also
increased from 10 to 12 per cent.
The Government announced the student loan
scheme changes in its Budget last year, amid outcry
and student protests.
However, statistics released by the Education
Ministry for 2011/2012 showed the total number of
student loan borrowers had declined since 2010.
In 2011, there were 207,330 students with a loan,
a decrease of 2.4 per cent which the ministry
attributed to the recession.
In 2012, $876.5 million was received in loan
repayments by Inland Revenue and the Ministry of
Social Development, $75m more than 2011.
''The recession significantly increased the number
of borrowers in the scheme in 2009 and 2010, as
fewer available jobs encouraged more people to
become students,'' the annual report said.
''The reduction in the number of people
participating in tertiary education in 2011, as the
labour market gradually strengthened and in
response to the movement of the birth bubble
through the youth population, has led to a drop in
the numbers borrowing.
''Policy changes in Budgets 2009 and 2010 --
especially the introduction of an academic
performance requirement on borrowers, changes to
eligibility rules for New Zealand permanent
residents, and changes to the entitlements for part-
time students -- may have had an impact on
eligibility as well.''
Labour Tertiary Education spokesman Grant
Robertson said the impact of the allowance cuts
would be felt by poorer communities the most.
''Thousands of students, mostly from low income
backgrounds will no longer have support to do
post-graduate qualifications,'' he said.
''This means they may never achieve their
potential and that as a country we will all miss out.
Education should not just be for those lucky enough
to have deep pockets.''
Robertson said the Government had made a
''A recent survey of post-graduate students
showed that nearly 40 per cent of them would not
be able to undertake study because of the abolition
of allowances, with many looking to head overseas,''
''It's especially hard on people, such as those
wanting to be clinical psychologists or architects,
who have to undertake postgraduate study to be
able to work.''
Tertiary Education minister Steven Joyce said New
Zealand had the most generous student support
system in the world.
Government expenditure on student allowances
has increased 62 per cent, from $385 million in
2007/2008 to $620 million in 2010/11.
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