Education

Tuakau take third

It was third place for Tuakau College’s ‘Yeetbix’ at the Vector EPro8 Challenge held at Mission Heights Junior College on Monday 3 September 2018.   The team came third in the year nine and ten category. Around 213 teams took part, and competed in 82 science and technology challenges.   Tuakau College Principal Chris Betty said they are all very proud of […]

New primary school principal for ACG Strathallan

ACG Strathallan is delighted to announce the appointment of Kristie Thomas as principal of the Primary School from Term 4. Pukekohe resident Ms Thomas has 14 years’ senior management experience in primary schools including, most recently, three years as Principal of Awhitu District School. In that time she has focused on developing quality individualised learning programmes for students and seen […]

Kingsgate go for good

Kingsgate Primary School shared their pictures of cans for good which finished up last week. The school collected more than 140 cans as part of the Watties Cans for Good programme, aiming to give people in need a helping hand. Students designed a K for Kingsgate, and an Eiffel Tower as part of the display. The cans will now go […]

ECA’s badminton success

Eden Christian Academy (ECA) had a successful badminton season this year with their D Grade teams placing first and second and their C Grade team placing second in the Counties Manakau Badminton competition. Every fortnight they played at the Counties Manakau Courts in Papakura, and many of the students had never played before. Coach Pieter Jansen van Rensburg, said “Badminton’s […]

Franklin Cross Country Zone Day

The forecast was for heavy rain and possible thunderstorms, but in true cross country fashion, the Franklin Cross Country Zone Day proceeded anyway. Held on Wednesday 29 August at the Pukekohe Showgrounds, only the very best made it to Zone Day, with a two-step process required to gain selection. Firstly students had to finish in the top eight runners in […]

Tuakau College’s budding reporters

On Wednesday 22 August I had the privilege of visiting Year 8 students at Tuakau College to talk about newspapers. The students, who are studying newspapers this term, will produce their own two pages of a newspaper by the end of the term with advertisements, articles and cartoons. The kids had lots of questions about all different aspects of newspapers, […]

Onewhero Area School’s ‘Can’ do attitude

Onewhero Area School took part in the Watties Cans for Good intiative, from the 13 to the 24 August, to donate canned food to their local Salvation Army to help those in need. This is the second year Onewhero Area School has done this and students have been well involved. Briar Gray, food technology teacher, said “it’s good to be […]

New gear for Mercer students

There was joy on the faces of all the students at Mercer School on Wednesday 22 August, as they received new shoes and jackets thanks to KidsCan. Excited chatter as the kids unboxed their shoes, socks and jackets most of them excitedly putting on their gear straight away. “I’ll probably use the jacket heaps,” said one student, while others commented […]

Shaping the future of education

Onewhero Area School’s Maia Kervin, aged 11, is taking action and letting New Zealand know what she wants her education to look like in the future. The poster she created portraying her ideas, has been shortlisted for the nationwide ‘Young Minds, Young Dreams’ NCEA Make Your Mark competition, open to all students aged 5 to 12 years old. Maia explained that […]

Tuakau crazy for KidsCan

Rainbow tights, crazy hair, face paint and lots of colour were seen at Tuakau Primary School on Thursday 9 August as the students celebrated KidsCan crazy day. Nationwide, the day was held as a fundraiser for KidsCan which provides food, clothing, health care for students in 732 schools across the country. Teacher in charge, Dianne Stokes, said it was great […]


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