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Hagley News : April 2016

Welcome to Hagley News : April 2016

This is our second online newsletter and we welcome all those receiving it for the first time. We trust that you find some inspiring stories about life at Hagley. 

Upcoming Dates

April 6-9 at 7pm : Scene Plus

April 12 at 11am : Cross Country

April 13 and 14 at 6pm : Insitu Dance performance

April 15 : Term 1 finishes

May 2 : Term 2 starts

May 10 from 4-6pm : Junior Open Night 



Contents

Amber Snell shares her story on how Hagley helped her achieve her dream!

by Charlotte Sowman

In February 2007, I was among some of the many new enrolments at Hagley College. Blonde. Terrified; and one of the most socially awkward people in attendance.

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Noah Abney 

New to New Zealand, new to Hagley!

by Rowan Milburn

From Canada to New Zealand, Noah Abney is one of our new arrivals; a young man finding his feet here and just loving what he is doing in the School of Apps!!

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Staff Profile : Rowan Milburn

“It’s my kind of place.”

by Mike Fowler

That’s Deputy Principal Rowan Milburn’s straightforward assessment of Hagley when talking about her first term here.

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Electronic Reporting

by Jenni Holden

We wish to advise all students, parents and whānau that Hagley College reports are going digital!

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Easter at Hagley

by Charlotte Sowman

It's become a bit of a tradition each Easter for a Hagley staff member to pop on some bunny ears and hop around the school delivering chocolate eggs.

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Year 12 Student, Aynsley Martin 

Meet Aynsley Martin

by Rowan Milburn

Aynsley is one of our new Year 12 students. She is talented, involved in a range of Hagley’s extra curricular activities and just an awesome young lady really!!

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The School of Cuisine

by Marie Stribling

Hagley’s School of Cuisine is the place for people who want to follow their passion with food or to pursue a career in the food hospitality business.

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Future Schools Conference 2016

by Marie Stribling

In early March, Sue McLachlan, Fong Chong, Andy Gorton and Marie Stribling attended the Future Schools Conference in Sydney.

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Getting the Big Picture

by Mike Fowler

How much do we know about what all our students think about school?

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Our response plans: fire, lockdown, snow or flood

by Mike Fowler

In our February e-letter, we told you about our response plan if an earthquake occurs. We also talked about how it’s important that everyone has a family safety plan. We’d like to let our school community know about our response plans for other situations.

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Great Boards need great Trustees to build great schools!

by Mike Fowler

Trustees are active leaders in our school. They have an important role supporting strong professional leadership and effective teaching for our students through informed governance. Our Board elections are coming up in May - why not stand as a Parent Trustee?

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Hagley Dance Company Presents Insitu

by Charlotte Sowman

Come along to watch the Hagley Dance Company's first performance of the year...

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Chad What??!! CHAD FACTOR!!

by Rowan Milburn

What do you get when you combine crash mats, dodgeballs, vortex and a couple of gyms full of Year 9 and 10 students and a class of Year 12 PE students as leaders? Chad Factor of course (PE department version of MAYHEM)!

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Jessica O'Donnell and Caitlyn Carlyle

The Hagley Fundraising Committee

by Charlotte Sowman

For students, Jessica O'Donnell and Caitlyn Carlyle, they love being involved in extra activities at Hagley and the Fundraising Committee is one of them!

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Spirit of Adventure

by Charlotte Sowman

A steady easterly, moderate swell and a 148 foot long tall ship. What’s not to love?

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