This year two of our Year 13 students, Kristen Fernandez and Riki Tablizo, began their university careers by studying a first year paper on Ethics from the University of Otago’s Department of Religious Studies.
They did this through the university’s Distance Education programme and took part in a number of video conferences as part of the course.
In spite of both students having busy academic and extra-curricular lives, they threw themselves enthusiastically into the course, finishing up with very commendable B and B+ results. Congratulations to both of them.
This Friday July 29 is a big day for our 75 Year 10 Economics Students. They have been working hard on a Business Studies Achievement Standard that requires them to write a comprehensive Business Plan, produce a good or service and then sell it at a Market Day.
You are welcome to come along and join the fun at our Market day in the Gym this Friday at 12.30.
Some of our students performed very well in the recent Kapi-Mana Music Festival.
Anna Ng was awarded 1st place in the senior piano solo, grades 4 – 6, and Emma Peirce was 3rd in the same category. Jessica Jenkins came 2nd in the senior string solo, and was also awarded the trophy for the most promising senior musician. Avril Stil was part of the string ensemble which came 2nd in the senior ensemble category, and Angelica Clarke and Emma Peirce were 1st in the senior duet category. Well done to all these students and their impressive results!
Phoenix Dingle Y10 German, Japanese – Elite award, 2 nd in NZ
Stephanie Chan Y11 French and German -Elite award
Jessica Lee Y12 French –Gold award
Kyla Dosdos Y11 Japanese–Gold award
Samantha Samaniego Y11 Japanese –Gold award
Zita Keller Y11 German- Silver award
Sophie De Gregorio Y11 German – Bronze award
Justine Lim-Ranola Y12 French- Bronze award
Jennifer Ong Y11- Credit award
Junior Language Perfect champions 2016
Aria Ngarimu Y10 French –Silver award
Catherine Donnelly Y10 Japanese – Bronze award
Shaylen Mamidi, Robyn Rabino Y 10 Japanese- Credit awards
Senior champion Jessica Lee commented on why she enjoys using Language Perfect saying:
“I like using language perfect because it’s an easy and fun way for me to revise my new vocab and also go back over older vocab. The competition is fun and I enjoyed it because it let me set a goal of how much I wanted to achieve and I could work towards it and achieve my goal.”