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Dear Year 13 Students, Parents and Families

As winter limps along and we’re waiting for even a subtle hint of snow, the Year 13 cohort continue to amaze and delight us. Today Chris highlighted your ever-improving attendance, fortnightly grades and academic data of the cohort which will no doubt be reflected in your mid-year reports next week. We three are proud of your increasingly mature interactions with us, each other, teachers, adults and the school community. In this newsletter;

  • Worker’s Rights Talk
  • New Home Study List
  • SIC Students going Over and Above
  • New Scholarship Database
  • Fun with ERO
  • Holiday Course Sailing for Credits
  • Latest Home Study List

Have a fabulous week everyone

Liz, Chris and Charlotte

Generosity New Zealand Data Base

Search for scholarships to help you with your 2020 cash flow; the school has paid a subscription to access a comprehensive scholarship database through Generosity NZ. All you need is a little time…

  1.  Click on the HERE to sign up using your SCHOOL email address
  2.  You will receive a confirmation email after you sign up.  Please check your spam/junk folder if the confirmation email went there.  
  3.  After confirming your email, you can now log in to the search database.

National Volunteer Week

Some short snippets for you since it is National Volunteer Week this week. This year’s theme is “Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together”. In weaving our community together, this year’s Year 13 students have so far recorded a collective number of 2219 hours of volunteering on over a thousand separate occasions. 

Students who have recorded more than 40 volunteer hours this year so far are Jessica Paddon, Lucas Baird, Jessa Bennett, Fletch Cavanagh, Daniel Kemner, Annabel Fairbairn, Jesse Fothergill, Madi Gainsford, Mckenzie Hart, Ella James, Christina Lamb, Bridget O’Brien, Nicole Pittaway, Caitlin Roberts, Jesse Robertson, Max Swift, Eva Wilson and Hayley Yule. This is a fantastic effort by all of them and they, and so many other students, are keeping up the great work. 

Every year the SIC coordinator makes a cake for the person who files the 1000thform for their volunteering. This year Jessica Paddon was lucky number 1000 – her volunteering includes coaching netball, visiting Wanaka Preschool and helping out at events.  Thanks to our amazing ‘SIC’ Coordinator, Liz Breslin – baking a Red Velvet Cake! What a legend.


Opportunities and Career Notices

  • Radiation Therapy Campus Tours; if you are thinking of applying for this course a visit is an essential pre-requisite, please email Charlotte
  • This year the ‘Global Development Tour‘ travels to New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, and Rome from January-February 2020. The tour will educate 22 New Zealand high schoolers on the inner machinations of the United Nations global network, as well as the role of the Sustainable Development Goals in development across the world. It gleans insight into global citizenry, spanning cities, agencies and key players at the forefront of progressing our world forward. Go to to apply by June 23!
  • Workers Rights – if you plan on working next year then sign up for this essential talk next Wednesday about all the employment stuff you need to know
  • Snow Programmes – if you are part of an organised ski/snowboard development squad then it’s time to get this sorted. Mr Bosley needs to approve your absence for training. Email us at “” for the snow form.
  • Sail Away… on a Youth Development Course to Stewart Island where you live onboard the yacht ‘Elwing’, have adventures for a week around the various bays, giving you time to think about yourself and the future. Cost only $100 for the week. An unusual adventure.

Home Study List for the Next Fortnight

Click here for the list on the Year 13 Website



Charlotte, Liz and Chris


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