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 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.
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.
On Tuesday 9th May, eight Year 10 students took part in the GrowingNZ Innovation Challenge run by the Young Enterprise Trust.
The challenge, aimed especially at Year 10 students, required the participants to come up with possible solutions to real problems faced in New Zealand’s primary industries. The two teams of four worked hard to come up with original and innovative prototype products using their knowledge of business, science and technology.
Congratulations to Catherine Ramoo who was awarded ‘Most Valuable Player’ of the day out of approximately 80 students from schools all over the Wellington region.
Thanks to all of the participants – Kaye Jayme, Simone Lenora, Gina Dao-McLay, Keira Chadwick, Xyryll Gayagoy, Bobo Wood Yan, Rachel Fitzgerald and Catherine Ramoo – for representing St Mary’s so well on the day.
Congratulations to our Rugby 7s team who travelled to Japan to compete in the SANIX World Rugby Youth Tournament over the holidays. We are very proud of you as individuals and as a team for representing New Zealand and St Mary’s College so well. The dedication and commitment this team has shown has rewarded them with this amazing result.
The tournament was made up of teams from around the world including England, Australia, Japan & Hong Kong. The girls worked really hard and were unbeaten throughout the tournament.
The Wellington Rugby Football Union have named their extended representative sevens’ squads. Congratulations to Cheyne Copeland, Lomia Fa’amausili, Dhys Faleafaga, Lyric Faleafaga, Ainsleyana Puleiata, Renee Savai’inaea and Monica Tagoa’i who have all been named in the Wellington Women’s Team. What a wonderful achievement for such dedicated group of athletes.
Congratulations to the St Mary’s College Sevens team once again, when on Saturday 5 November they won the American Ambassador Sevens title. This is a Wellington Women’s Club competition and it is extraordinary that a College team has done so well. The girls went through the day unbeaten, defeating Norths Rugby Club 26-12 in the semi-final and then Oriental Rongotai Rugby Football Club 24-15 in the final. Keep up the good work!