Education

Apriel Simpson awarded scholarship

Waiuku’s Apriel Jolliffe Simpson was awarded a $6000 Freemason’s University Scholarship on Tuesday 8 May. Twenty-one year old Apriel is studying towards a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours at the University of Waikato. Her twin fields of interest are psychology and sociology and after completing her PhD, she hopes to become a qualified clinical psychologist working with offenders in […]

Amelie off to Africa

17 year old Amelie Blackett from Pukekohe has a heart for helping others and her 2019 year will be no different. ll She will be travelling to Ghana as part of the Lattitude programme to spend a year in Ghanaian communities. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do after finishing secondary school.” She looked into various programmes and decided […]

Tuakau College Pasifika showcase culture

Tuakau College’s Pasifika Group recently competed in the ‘Pasifika By Nature’ competition at the Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton. The group of 24 students was proud to be part of the competition’s 20th celebration on 5 May, performing in front of about 8000 people. Tuakau College’s teacher in charge, Michelle McMillan, said “the other schools had much bigger groups of […]

Students go behind the scenes

On Friday 27 April, Police, Pukekohe High School students, Auckland Transport (AT) and No-one Ever Stands Alone (NESA) attended a checkpoint with the Police booze bus. The checkpoint was the first of many which will be done between police, local schools and organisations like AT and NESA, a group supporting victims of drink driving incidents. The Pukekohe High School students […]

Laura Langman returns to Waiuku

After launching NETFIT in Franklin in 2016, the programme is coming back, with ambassador, and former Silver Fern Laura Langman. “We had a fantastic debut of Netfit in Waiuku and knew straight away we wanted to go back,” Laura said. “It was a no-brainer to come back to Waiuku. They’re so passionate about the game.” Laura will be joined by […]

Otaua School vege garden success

Otaua School recently established two new vegetable gardens, with the help and support of local herb growers, Jeanette Rea and Pam Maurice, from Scarborough Fare. A celebration of their success and a special assembly was held on Friday 13 April, before enjoying a delicious morning tea with produce from the gardens. ‘Nature Warriors,’ a student leadership group that run and […]

Students walk 300km for charity

Student leaders from ACG Strathallan in Karaka, walked more than 300km over 18 hours as part of the Relay for Life at Bruce Pulman Park on the 7 and 8 April, 2018. Twenty five students, from Year 12 and 13, walked 662 laps around the park and raised more than $5000 for The Cancer Society. Although the event was smack […]

Changes happening at Pukekohe North School

The Board of Pukekohe North School are leading some major changes under Chair Denise Proctor. The first, the appointment of Jim Stafford-Bush, a very experienced Principal. Over the years Stafford-Bush has raised the profiles of Ararimu School, Puni School and Bailey Road School in Mount Wellington, all of which have had their struggles. He finished at Bailey Road School in […]

Festival delights

The annual Puni Multicultural Festival has been a highlight for the Franklin community for 11 years, from its early days at Puni School to the event it has become. This year’s naming rights went to Puni Motors Ltd on Waiuku Road. “It is an amazing opportunity for schools and community groups to come together to perform on stage in front […]

Pukekohe High hosts sevens tournament

On Thursday 12 April, Pukekohe High School hosted the Counties Manukau Secondary Schools Rugby 7s. The event featured Manurewa High School, Wesley College, Alfriston College, Papakura High School, Tuakau College and Pukekohe High School. The grades were Open Girls, Open Boys and U15 Boys. Photos by Richard Spranger.


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