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KHS Newsletter ~ December 2020


Monday 1 February:  Teacher Only Day

Tuesday 2 February:  Year 13 students only

Wednesday 3 February:  Years 9 & 13 and other new students to KHS

Thursday 4 February:  Whole School - Timetable begins

Friday 5 February:  Whole School - House Fun Day

Monday 8 February:  Waitangi Day observed

Tuesday 9 February:  Whole School


From the Principal's desk

by Bruce Kearney

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Well, we made it! I was a little unsure in what context I would be writing this final newsletter of the year, it could have been anything from in isolation at home to a COVID-free world.

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From the Board table

by Phil Kerrigan

As we come to the end of 2020, and start to look back at what has been an exceptional year for the School and Board of Trustees, I believe that we can take a lot of pride in the way that we have collectively managed a very unusual period.

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Y13 Leavers' Dinner

by Andrea Williamson

On Thursday 3rd December we held the Year 13 Leavers' Dinner at the Kaiapoi Working Men's Club. We had a fantastic turnout, with 224 students, parents, caregivers, and staff in attendance.

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Modello Fashion & Dance Show 2020

by Rachel Goldstein & Kate Hamilton

On Friday 27th November Year 10 Arts at Kaiapoi High School took over our new gym, Hiwa i te rangi, to present a mini-extravaganza of Fashion and Dance, supported by some original music compositions from 10 Music.

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Whakanui Raukura

by Danna Robson

Our Leavers' Assembly is always an emotional time for teachers and students alike.

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L2 & L3 Hospitality

by Andrea Preston

Levels 2 & 3 Hospitality students had a Big Day Out at the end of their course.

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Dance News

by Seth Smedick, Y9

"I danced as a child extra in this year's Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) season of 'The Sleeping Beauty' on November 20th and 21st in their Christchurch performances at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

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International News

by Jill Cassidy

Sadly, it has come to that time of the year to farewell some wonderful Japanese students who have all spent the full year at Kaiapoi High School.

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Māori/Pasifika Awards Celebration

by Danna Robson

The first-ever Māori and Pasifika Awards for Kaiapoi High School were held this year.

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Sports Awards Evening

by Elizabeth McMeeken

The annual Kaiapoi High School Sports Awards went ahead, despite Covid-19 impacting on the sporting year.

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Sports News

by Maree Reynolds

Term 4 has been a busy term for sport at Kaiapoi High School.

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Junior Girls Volleyball

by Louise Johnson

After strong performances in the Monday night school competition, the Year 9A Volleyball team was entered into the Canterbury Junior Volleyball tournament.

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Gateway 2020

by Andrea Williamson

Well, 2020 has been an interesting year for Gateway.

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Y10 Amazing Race

by Andrea Williamson

On Wednesday 26th November a group of Year 10 students experienced their first taste of university in the UC Year 10 Amazing Race competition.

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Dual Enrolment Success

by Andrea Williamson

We have had a number of senior students complete the dual enrolment programme this year.

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North Canterbury Academy of Music


The North Canterbury Academy of Music has been providing Music education in North Canterbury for 32 years.

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