Valley School students ask hard questions

Room Seven at Valley School had the opportunity to grill Emma Sharplin recently, as she went in to chat to the students about reporting and article writing. Not used to being the one interviewed, the nerves certainly set in for Emma, as the students had a great list of questions to ask, including what made her want to become a […]

Pukekohe High students exhibit art

Pukekohe High School student artworks are to be housed in a permanent collection at Tutt Library Colorado College. Earlier this year, Year 13 painting and printmaking students were asked to make a protest sign about an issue significant to them. They could take the task seriously or humorously, but it had to be something they were willing to hold up […]

Students win with Tiaki project

A group of students from Waiuku College were among ten high schools that took part in the Tiaki Expo for 2017. Waiuku College’s Tiaki group took part in the project for the first time, and took out the first place senior award on Friday 11 August. Cody Ohms, Cameron Slattery, Marius Jansen Van Rensburg, Gaby Gandionco, Tyla Stokes and Emily […]

Local businesses backing High School

Local businesses are getting on board to help Pukekohe High School’s 1st X1 boys football team. A1 Homes and DMI Plumbing have both made significant contributions to assist in outfitting the boys with their new playing uniform. Pukekohe High School is adopting a newly designed sports uniform to modernise its look and incorporate the kohekohe leaf symbol into playing strips. […]

Tall dreams for young sportsman

Twelve year old, Blake Manning has represented his school and region, and also his country in an array of sports. Now his future is about to get brighter. The year eight student from Waipipi Primary school has been to Melbourne twice in the past 12 months, as well as North Carolina, USA, and has received a full scholarship to attend […]

CM Steelers learn three ways

The children at Pukeoware School were delighted to meet six players from the Counties Manukau Steelers recently. Sam Henwood, Riley Hohepa, Ronald Raaymakers, Sepuloni Taufa, Jhu Nabara and Sam Furniss entertained the children with games and competitions, and answered questions about how fit they needed to be, what province they would play for if they weren’t a Steeler, and which […]

Students encourage locals to drive drink free

Seeing students working alongside Police at ‘booze stop’ was not what most drivers expected to see on a Friday night. However, that was the exact scenario on Friday 4 August, as nine senior students from Pukekohe High School spent their evening thanking local drivers for not drinking and driving. This was the first of a series of events where Franklin […]

New kits for ‘home of the hearty’

 Thanks to Grassroots Trust, the Wesley College rugby teams have been given fresh new kits for the season. After applying for funding earlier this year, Grassroots came through, granting enough for the Pukekohe school to purchase six new kits for their teams. Having a proud rugby tradition, Wesley College is the most successful first XV in New Zealand with five […]

Snow comes to Karaka

Youngsters at ACG Strathallan Preschool donned their warmest woollies to revel in two tonnes of snow that was delivered to the centre recently. They threw it, tasted it, rolled in it and got it in their gumboots. For many, it was their first experience of snow and they made full use of the sensory experience. “Some children needed some encouragement […]

Devin returns from surreal experience in London

From humble beginnings in the classroom at Waiuku College, Devin Gregory has just returned from the bright lights and stages of London on what he describes as a surreal experience. The Waiuku teenager was one of 24 young actors out of 5500 to be selected to represent New Zealand at the Young Shakespeare Company production, which is held predominately at […]