Congratulations to the seven Year 13 students who have passed their first university paper:
Virginia Auton, Angelica Clarke, Lucy Clegg, Meg Henderson,
Zoe Luke, Emily Stephens, Rosie Walsh.
During the first half of this year, they studied the CHTH 102 paper, The History of Christianity, through Otago University’s Distance Programme. This covered the main outlines of the history of Christianity in the early, medieval and modern periods, with emphasis on understanding how broader historical and intellectual developments have had an impact on Christianity.
There was a lot of work involved with this, but also much satisfaction. The students can be very proud of their final overall grades which ranged from A- to Bs.
Congratulations to our Young Enterprise team Blueprint who won $400 at the recent Dragons’ Den Regional Final. The girls will use these funds to pay for the first print run of their children’s colouring and story book called “The Adventures of Katie and Tame…The Power of Plastic”.
Blueprint ran a successful stall at the Sustainability Trust’s Matariki Festival on Saturday. The girls are planning on donating a percentage of their profits to the Trust.
Market Day is this Friday at lunchtime in the gym! 85 Year 10 Economics students have been busy writing business plans, creating and now marketing their innovative products. 20 different little businesses have produced a range of fun and sustainable products including many healthy lunch options. Interested parents are welcome to come along and join in the fun.
Congratulations to Blueprint who have made it into the Final of the Young Enterprise Dragon’s Den on June 20th. The group were placed in the top 8 out of over 100 teams from Wellington, the Hutt Valley and the Wairarapa.
Congratulations to our four Young Enterprise teams, Be You Tiful Bagels, Blueprint, Calico and Co. and Wahine Toa, who all gave impressively professional presentations to the judging panel at Dragons’ Den. You will be hearing a lot more about their innovative products (delicious new flavoured bagels, and environmentally inspired children’s story and colouring book based on Maori culture, a Nadia Lim designed calico shopping bag and a personal crisis security device) in the coming months!
Zita Keller (Year 12) represented the school in the United Nations Association Speech Award at St Andrews on the Terrace on May 12th. The topic was: Is there a Role for Nuclear Weapons in today’s world. Zita spoke with courage and conviction, delivering a really well researched, impressive speech. Zita commented on the enriching learning experience of being a part of this competition and especially hearing the inspiring speeches from fellow students.
You are invited to make a booking for learning conversations with your daughter’s subject teachers. Learning conversations will be held on two dates:
Thursday 18 May for students A-L Thursday 25 May for students M-Z
Five minute interviews with a break for all staff between 3.30pm and 4pm.
Venues: Tech Block or Hall
Booking Outage: Bookings for students A-L will be closed at 7.00am on Thursday 18 May to allow teachers to prepare for the learning conversations that day between 1.30pm and 6.00pm
Bookings for students M – Z will re-open at 6.00pm on Thursday 18 May for Thursday 25 May for 1.30pm and 6.00pm
Conversations will take place between 1.30pm and 6.00pm on both days. Normal lessons will be held each Thursday from Periods 1-4 and then your daughter will be released at 12.30pm. It is recommended that your daughter attends the learning conversations with you.