March 2018: News and Notes


Volume: 13

Number: 8                                                                                   

March 2018



The Eastern Highlands Provincial Tournament will be on Friday, March 9. NCA will host the boys basketball games so all NCA students will not have school on Friday, March 9.


In anticipation of Provincial Tournament, Thursday, March 8 will be a Spirit Day. Dress in white and blue to show your support for the basketball team!


We have an over-abundance of some inventory. Large and extra-large Numonohi PE t-shirts are on sale for only US$6! These are gray shirts with printed blue NUMONOHI, and they make great supporter gifts! Come buy as many as you like in the high school office.


Parents, remember you can get your children’s yearbook pictures digitally by providing Karen Balster in the high school office with a labeled jump drive. She will also include the whole school picture that we took this week.


Enrollment forms for next year will be sent out with the April News and Notes. Please remember to take note of the term dates for the 2018-2019 school year as you make your travel plans.

Term 1             Tuesday, August 7 – Thursday, October 4

Term 2             Tuesday, October 23 – Thursday, December 20

Term 3             Tuesday, January 8 – Thursday, March 7

Term 4             Tuesday, April 2 – Thursday, May 30




Grade 4-6 Music Performance

The upper elementary students will be showcasing what they’ve learning in music this term on Wednesday, March 14 at 3:15 in the gym. Everybody is invited to attend!



Our next elementary assembly is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11.


Jr. & Sr. High 

Invitational Tournament

NCA is hosting an Invitational Tournament tomorrow. Boys basketball and girls soccer games will be occurring between 8:30 and 2.




Banquet for grade 10-12 students is tomorrow. If you’d like to catch a glimpse of our students looking their best, come to the Guesthouse Lawn between 4:30 and 5:15.


AP Exams

Students who are eligible to take an AP exam received information about the exam earlier this term. Please contact Robyn Green at if you would like to sign up your student to take these exams. We must know what exams your student wants to take by March 9.

College Admissions Testing

NCA (test center 875390) will be administering the ACT on April 14 this year. The deadline to register is March 9. Research the test or register for it at


NCA (test center 92725) will administer the SAT on May 5. The deadline to register is April 6. Research the test or register for it at



3 Mar    Invitational Tournament, 8:30-2

3 Mar    Banquet, 4:30 pm, near the Guesthouse

8 Mar    Spirit Day

9 Mar    Provincial Tournament, NO SCHOOL

10 Mar  ‘70s Skate Night

14 Mar  Grade 4-6 Music Performance, 3:15, gym

15 Mar  Term 3 ENDS


4 Apr    Term 4 BEGINS

11 Apr   Elementary Assembly, 7:45

14 Apr   ACT

23 Apr   Week of Terra Nova testing

27 Apr   Class Meetings, 3:10

2 May   MMP ends

5 May   SAT

9 May   Inservice, out at 12 noon, HS (2,3,5,6,7)

26 May Music Performance and Awards Night (more details coming)

30 May Elementary Open House and Assembly, 7:45

31 May Commencement (more details coming)


NCA Who’s Who teamwork

NCA Student Advocates

Keith and Angie Copley

Mark and Holly Woodard


NCA Management Team (NMT)

Angie Copley (Goroka Valley member)

Robyn Green (Principal)

Craig Hammonds (Vice Principal)

Judith Hedeen (Goroka Valley member)

Heather Saunders (elementary teacher)


On March 12, 2018, posted in: School News by