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The Pilkington Press 5'19

Tēnā koutou and welcome to this winter instalment of The Pilkington Press

We have a great spread of articles in this issue, including a focus on  Integrated Studies, and the Geography Department. Other highlights from this term include International Languages Week, winter sports exchanges and the recent Agriculture trip to name a few. 

Our feature article highlights the fantastic achievements of a small group of Year 13 Drama students at the SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival Nationals in Wellington. 

Enjoy this issue. We hope you have a safe and restful holiday break from the end of next week. 

Ngā mihi. 


SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival - Wellington Nationals

'All the world's a stage'

by Kimberley Fridd

John McGlashan College drama students are at the top of their national drama game.

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Winter Term, 2019

Principal's Foreword

by Neil Garry

No snow but a focus on languages, food and reading during the busy winter term.

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Year 9 2019

It's a whole new INTEGRATED world!

by Donna Smith, Melissa Bell, Anita Veitch, Rebecca Rapson, and Chris Knopp

Year 9 has experienced a facelift this year, with a new structure to the academic programme, a new home in Gilray and a few new faces too.

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Are we nearly there yet?

by Andrew Karlsberg

Year 12 Geography boys take on Aoraki Mount Cook; tramping up the Red Tarns; jet boating; cooking up a feast and lots of 'are we nearly there yet?'

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Professional Learning Communities: in Action

by Brendan Porter

Recently, we provided four of the PLC groups an opportunity to share their initial thoughts and action points in their respective areas of interest.

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Head and Deputy Head Prefects for 2019

Prefects' Pew

by Will Edwards

Being given the chance to give back to the school through being a Deputy Head Boy has been a real privilege and was an opportunity I wanted to make the most of this year.

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Deans for 2019

Deans' Dais

by Andrew Duncan, Jo Mullenger, Tom Casey, Glen Clark, & Richard Mountain

We check back in with our Year 7-13 Deans, one more time before the end of the term.

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It's the busy end of term.

Lessons from Learning Support

by Donna Smith

As we approach the end of the term, especially in winter, we can all feel the stress levels increase. In this post, I offer you a few tips to keep moving in a positive direction, despite the cold!

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Food and Language = a week to enjoy!

by Ben Monaghan

Languages can shape and define entire cultures and are vital to the identity of billions across the world.

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Otago Secondary Schools Cross Country

by Troy Jennings

On a rainy day down the valley, our runners did well in individual and team events.

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Will Stevens  - Year 9 Prepared Reading 

Year 9 Prepared Reading

by Donna Smith

The Annual Prepared Reading competition took place this term with eight very impressive finalists taking the stage.

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A successful exchange against St Andrew's College

by Troy Jennings

The highlight of the winter exchange was the 1st XV rugby team winning the Trusteebank Cup.

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Deer were only considered 'farm' animals in 1969 in New Zealand...

Deer Farming on the Up...

by Craig Preston

Four years ago, our Agriculture and Environmental Studies students concluded that farming deer exclusively for their venison was not a profitable enterprise. A recent visit, however, to Minchmoor Deer Farm near Lee Stream provided an updated and pleasantly positive review of the industry a few years on.

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Video: John McGlashan College - The Running Boy

The Running Boy

by Kimberley Fridd

FINALIST! 2019 Focus On Ability Short Film Awards Schools Documentary section.

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Chinese Delicacies

International Food Day

by Seongwoo Kim & Joe Mu

It was another great International Food Day on the 14th of June.

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IB and JMC

I think, therefore IB

by Brendan Porter

Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The programme aims to develop year 12 and 13 students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

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Hugo Cochrane and William Smillie with a ram after putting a harness on it.

A 'bit of Ag!'

by Glen Clark

Year 11 Agriculture headed down south for a cold day and night of red-hot Agriculture.

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Waihi Exchange football 

Year 7/8 Boys Waihi Sports Exchange

by Troy Jennings

There was a great battle between the two schools on the court, fields, and turf.

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Qualified Librarians

Skills, Service and Library Savvy

by Pam Garry, Library Manager

Our latest batch of student librarians has completed its training and are ready to spread the good word about reading at JMC.

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Mortuary visit at Dunedin Hospital

Careers in health

by Rachael Gardiner

For the first time in 2019, John McGlashan has been involved in the SDHB Health Incubator.

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Interested in studying Radiation Therapy next year?

Interested in studying Radiation Therapy at the University of Otago?

by Laura McNeil, Liaison Administrator

The Radiation Therapy Programme is holding tours of the Cancer Centre for students interested in pursuing a career in Radiation Therapy.

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JMC Fete 2018

JMC FETE – we need your help!

by Jenny Soper

The annual Fete is the main fundraiser for the college, and over the years our boys have benefited from many worthwhile projects that have been financed from the proceeds.

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