this school is the reason why i’m depressed. i hate going there everyday more then anything and 3/4 of the teachers couldn’t teach if their life depended on it. they are terrible at handling students with any kind of neurodiversity and will punish them for symptoms of a disorder that they literally know about.
Care more about Uniform than student health or well being or even education. Made me want to leave and never consider school again because of the sheer thoughtlessness from most of the staff. Fiona Barker is not a good principle and it has been proven many times. If you are at all worried about making sure your child is in any way shape or form, happy and thriving you will not send them here.
This school was alright. I mean tje girls bathroom was used to vape always, kids literally dealt drugs outside like sharing and giving to their friends and the unisex bathroom is used to have sex during class time so it's really great. Dont even want to know what they do in the boys bathrooms. The teachers are alright, some are absolutely great but some are horrible and won't teach you a single thing. Literally went to school for my friends but that is alright I guess.
Pretty good school - mostly good teachers, friendly deans/senior staff, decent academics and lots of opportunities in sport and performing arts e.t.c. Uniform’s quite strict but year 13s wear mufti which makes it worth it. Most teachers care about the students and not just their grades and try to talk to and get to know them (it usually helps motivate students to learn when they feel like they can talk to their teacher) . There’s obviously vaping and drugs and stuff but this happens in every school to some extent anyway
Not as bad as everyone says it is and percieves. Yes the vaping in the bathrooms and so on is a issue but its present in almost all schools now. There are also other small issues with management of sports teams and clubs for time. But overall the teachers help u one on one if you need it and don't just let kids go. The uniform rules are way more loose than other schools like a avcol and mags.
been at this school for four years and I want to move. the most fakest students you will ever meet. there’s two massive groups who are the most ‘relevant’ and everyone else kinda minds their own business. But in those groups all they do is talk shit about eachother, they live on drugs and parties, and if you happen to get dragged into it you’ll be fine for a month odd until they get bored and they’ll twist every story and tell everyone lies about you and make all of them hate you and they will go out of their way to make your life miserable. they talk shit like they’re life depends on it. Oh also they’ll send you death threats and bully you online and threaten to get people to come beat you up and /or that they’ll do it themselves. there’s so many fights because they say “talk shit get hit” even if they didn’t, people just make things up. it’s real depressing. also teachers are pretty vain and rude and treat you like you’re feelings dont matter and it makes you feel worse than you already do. no one has sympathy or remorse and everyone only cares about themselves. So strict on uniform, always claims you’ve been absent when you havent, some teachers are alright tho. not many. Although there’s this one reliever teacher who’s super sweet. People crowd out every bathroom to vape, lots of wagging, disrespect, I walk in the bathroom and all I smell is weed and/or vape juice. and I always hear people crying in the bathroom, and so many people leave half way through the day cos of their mental health. Councillors are the epitome of useless. all they say is “hmmm” “how does that make you feel” and u leave the room feeling worse than you did to begin with. wouldn’t recommend if you don’t want your child to be a depressed druggie with no education.
Honestly shout out to the teachers. Almost all the teachers were friendly to me except my English teacher, but the school staff helped me a lot with my anxiety (I'm still dealing with it in school though). The kids are ok in my opinion. Most girls are stuck up while some boys are just disgusting, and the school bathroom is always filled with people who vape and skip class. High school has really ruined me and I'm not sure if it's just because I'm new. I try to avoid school or stay home all day. I really don't know if I'd rather move to a new school or at least to make more friends.
Legends say that upon your 3rd fight won at this school, you will be visited in the night by a spirit that will offer you free cigarettes. Joking only, but yeah. Lots of vapers, smokers, drinkers, and druggies. It's a lot better than it used to be from what I hear, though. You can kind of just tell be the uniforms it's not the greatest school in the country, but it is a good school. Overall nice teachers, good classes, and the principal's doing good things here. Maybe wouldn't have come here knowing what I know now if I had a choice between here and somewhere like Avondale, although I don't really know what Avondale's like. I've had some good times and met some cool people, though.
With the construction currently going on it's sometimes a bit tedious to get around, and it seems like they're always fixing something over the holiday and they never have it done by the time students come back. Every time it's done it's better than it was, especially B block and F block, but parts of E, C, and D blocks are still in need of renovation. Not like absolutely dreadful condition, they're nice enough, but they just feel a bit out of the times.
Pretty good, most of the teachers are helpful and 🤓. Heaps of druggies tho, unless you count that as a good thing? There aren't any overseas scholarships which sucks, but there are heaps of domestic scholarships. There's no camps, there are no school trips either. The uniform is way too strict, I mean c'mon can't even have blue nail polish? Who does nail polish even affect tho?? And the school wall colours suck, it's so draining to see a yolk yellow because it makes you depressed as hell! But, here's something better, you get mufti in year 13, best thing about this school to ever exist is that. I for one think that the tuck shop is way too overpriced. Bloody 2.50 bucks for a garlic bread, AND THEY DON'T EVEN INCLUDE THE BLOODY GARLIC. But, the school is a little above average in the sports department with opportunities for everyone. And the tech department is bomb. They have the best equipment and resources where you just let your creativity flowwwww. Anyways I recommend the school if none of those things bother you, because in the end academics wise, it's a good school. You know, you learn and understand and apply, which is what school is for.
Genuinely a great school. Teachers are relaxed yet passionate enough for class to genuinely be enjoying. Rules regarding uniform are not as strict as other schools in the area. It’s easier to get to know everyone at this school too. Also, the senior staff regularly walks around and talks to students, apart from the uniform comments that sometimes annoy students, it really helps us develop a bond with all staff members. Teachers genuinely care about us, and the teachers I’ve had have been so lovely to me. Also, have very rarely experienced homophobia or racism, and the school actively pushes a 0 discrimination policy, even though there are a few instances of bullying that people encounter. Overall, it’s a pretty good school :)
Rules are too strict, uniform and stuff, teachers also push the students too much to always have stuff done. The principle is really stuck up too, I recommend any other school in west Auckland instead :)
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