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Hagley News: June 2017

Term 2 at Hagley is in full swing and winter is now here! We hope you are all keeping warm out there.

What's coming up?

Check out our dates and events on the Hagley website:

2017 Dates and Events


Tuakana-taina - the Story behind Hagley's Values

by Mike Fowler

Our values are symbolised by this koru: the tuakana (the older koru fern) shelters the taina (the younger koru) as it grows and unfurls.

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Year 9 2018 Enrolment in Full Swing

by Lisa Amer

It has been great to see prospective students and their parents, caregivers and whānau engage with Hagley and get to know us better, as we have begun to get to know them.

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Byron Coll

Theatre Co Graduate Doing BIG Things

by Cameron Mattox

In 2004 Byron Coll applied to the Hagley Theatre Company to do his one year post-secondary acting course. Now he's a kiwi icon!

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Kat Frisby – Year 9 “Teleporting to Catch Pluto” 

by Suzanne Waters

Spending three days of your school holidays at university might not be what your average 13 year old was doing last April, but for Kat Frisby attending the '3D Design Imagination is the Limitation' workshops at the University of Canterbury was an opportunity not to be missed.  

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Good News from the School of Music

by Nanako Sato

Hagley groups and bands enjoyed success at the 2017 Smokefree Rockquest Canterbury regional heats which were held at the Aurora Centre on Saturday 27th May.

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What Will Our Curriculum Look Like Beyond 2017?

by Marie Stribling

In recent times teachers across NZ have been examining how schools and teaching and learning might need to adapt to ensure that students are being adequately prepared to take their place in the world after they leave school.

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Making Community Connections – A Way To Improve Wellbeing

by Rowan Milburn

It is hard not to be impressed with the stacks of donated food, beds, treats and toys that are taking over the PE office. I would go so far as saying it looks more like a doggy daycare than a space for planning exciting lessons.

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Glenn Newman: Working at the Top of the Cliff

by Mike Fowler

Retiring Head of Guidance Glenn Newman’s desire to change careers and become a teacher after working for the Probation Service was simple: in his words, “I wanted to work more at the top of the cliff, rather than at the bottom.”

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NCEA Information Update

by Jenni Holden

Details of students' NCEA standards and an invoice for the payment of the 2017 NCEA fees will be sent at the end of this term to all senior students.

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Parents' Coffee Meetings

by Jenni Holden

Hagley College invites parents, caregivers and whānau to some Coffee Meetings in Term 2.

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Term 2 Reports

by Jenni Holden

All students, parents and whānau of Hagley College should have received email notification that Term 2 Reports are available through the Student and Parent Portals. 

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 

by Kay McGowan

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". Proclaiming the day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to re-double its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination. In Term 1 the English Language Department had a Cultural Friendship Day in our classes at Hagley.

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