Central Teams Champs


Congratulations to Noah Macdermid and ex-student Kara Macdermid who competed in the Central Region Teams Competition at Cooks Garden in Whanganui recently. The Palmerston North club won the competition with 184 points. Noah Macdermid (pictured left) won the men's 1500m. Kara Macdermid also ran the men's 1500m race, recording a faster time than the winner of the women's race. For full results, read the Stuff article here. Photo credit Murray Wilson, Fairfax Media.

STEM Scholarship

Congratulations to Mosiah Igatia who has received a scholarship to attend the Pūhoro STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Academy for ten days in Hawaii. The Pūhoro STEM Academy, together with the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge, will send a group of ten Year 12 students to Hawaii to meet and work with an Indigenous STEM Academy at the University of Hawaii in Hilo. Students will be involved in projects that combine western and native science methods. The group will also participate in astronomy activities on Mauna Kea – the world’s largest observatory for optical, infrared and submillimetre astronomy as well as learning indigenous knowledge of the importance of the sacred mountain top. Well done, Mosiah. 

House Champions 2017


Congratulations to Rutherford for taking out the 2017 House Competition!

The full house results were:

1st Place: Rutherford - 580 points
2nd Place: Hillary - 525 points
3rd Place: Sheppard - 450 points
4th Place: Ngata - 445 points

2017 End of Year Dates

With the end of year fast approaching, we have a number of events and important dates to keep in mind:

Wednesday 8 November
Senior Honours - 7.30pm Regent Theatre
NB: School will finish at 12.30pm for all students

Thursday 9 November - Friday 1 December
NZQA Exams

Friday 17 November
Year 8 Testing

Monday 27 November - Friday 1 December
Year 10 Camp Week

Monday 4 December
Year 13 Leavers Breakfast 9am
Senior Sign Out 10am
NB: School will start at 11.30am for Years 9 and 10

Thursday 7 December
Last day for Juniors
Junior Honours - 12.30pm College Gymnasium

The office will close on Thursday 14 December and reopen on Tuesday 23 January 2018.

Year 10 Camps

Year 10 Camps run from Monday 27 November - Friday 1 December. A gentle reminder that some may still have a balance owing for camps. If this is you, or if you are unsure, please contact the office. Students will be issued with camp letters outlining full trip details and permission forms in the coming weeks - please return these as soon as possible. A reminder, camps are a privilege, not a right, and that the school reserves the right to remove a student from their selected camp. If you have any questions regarding Year 10 Camps, please contact Kelly Newton by phoning 356 4817.

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