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Hagley News July 2018

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Having Our Say About NCEA

by Mike Fowler

NCEA is up for review. Minister of Education Chris Hipkins wants to identify opportunities to strengthen NCEA. He’s appointed a Ministerial Advisory Group which has developed some proposals called the ‘Six Big Opportunities’. Everyone - students, teachers, parents, whānau, employers and tertiary organisations - has the opportunity to comment. We'd like to hear what our Hagley community thinks.

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Matariki

by Regan Stokes

Happy New Year! The rising of the star constellation Matariki was celebrated from July 6th – 12th this year, signalling the start of the Māori New Year.

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Suzanne presenting John Parsons with the Tuakana Taina gift

John Parsons – Bringing the Cyber-Safety Message to Hagley

by Suzanne Waters

“The most important relationship a child has is the one with their family, not with their technology.”

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Student Leadership at Hagley – Interview with Flynn Watson

by Rowan Milburn

Flynn Watson is a young man destined to do great things… He is the face of student leadership at Hagley College and making his mark by leading a range of student-led initiatives.

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Liadan Dickie, Keke Mote, Michael Pascoe, Charlotte James  

Casio Calculator Competition

by Nadeeka Idamegedara

On the 27th of June, a team of Hagley students competed in the annual Year 11 Casio Calculator Competition. The competition was organised by the Canterbury Mathematical Association, and held in the Hagley College Cafe.

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NCEA Information Update for Students & Caregivers

by Jenni Holden

Details of students' NCEA Standards and an invoice for the payment of the 2018 NCEA fees have recently been sent to all senior students.

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Lydia Fay

School of Music Year 13 student, Lydia Fay, leaves Hagley soon to pursue her goal of following a career in Music

by Marie Stribling

In September Lydia will begin her studies towards a four-year degree in Songwriting at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, a top contemporary music school where some 250 Grammy winning alumni have trained, including John Mayer, Melissa Etheridge and Diana Krall. This is an exciting opportunity for Lydia who came to Hagley for Year 12 in 2017 from St Andrews College. Lydia was attracted to Hagley because of the intensive Music programme that Hagley offers in the School of Music.

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Light up project, lanterns lit up

Light It Up!

by Brenda Nightingale

Light It Up! is a collaborative art project by the Year 10 Art/Technology class at Hagley College. Working with light sculptures, the class hopes to shine light on the future of Ōtautahi while evoking memories of the city’s heritage architecture.

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Better than Bacon performing at Rockquest

Term 3 Music News

by Nanako Sato

Have you ever wondered about how many hours it takes to perfect one performance?

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Kayne Child on Guitar,Josh McCaffery on Bass, Kiera Jonkers on vocals, Joel Coleman on Drums 

Band "Better Than Bacon" Bio

by Van Elkayem

Better Than Bacon formed in 2015, and its members include: Kayne Child on guitar (Year 11 at Hagley College), in a collaboration with three students from Burnside High: Kiera Jonkers on vocals, Joel Coleman on drums, and Josh McCaffery on bass.

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Hagley Dance Company Success Terms 2 & 3, 2018

by Naressa Gamble

The Hagley Dance Company is held with high regard within the dance industry in New Zealand and is regularly asked to perform for community events as special guests.

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