Auckland school prepare for 'Year 14' students due to Covid-19

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Newstalk ZB,
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Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 6:24PM
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Auckland school prepare for 'Year 14' students due to Covid-19

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 6:24PM

Some schools are preparing for a number of students to repeat their final year due to the disruptions cause by Covid-19.

James Cook High School in Manurewa is expecting to welcome back a quarter of their 167 Year 13 students.

Principal Grant McMillan told Heather Du Plessis-Allan they are working out the logistics of what exactly a Year 14 class might look like.

"We're planning on up to a term for some students and maybe a half year or semester for others before they do a mid-year enrolment in their tertiary course." 

He says that every year some students come back and polish off a few subjects. 

McMillan notes none of the returning students have failed and that Covid is not their fault - it is just about what path they are on.

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