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KHS Newsletter ~ September 2018


Thursday 27 September: Year 10 Subject Selection Information Afternoon in Karetū, 4-5pm

Friday 28 September: Term 3 ends

Monday 15 October: Term 4 begins

Monday 22 October: Labour Day

Thursday 1 November: KHS Sports Awards, KHS Auditorium, 7.30pm

Friday 2 November: Senior Final Assembly; Last day for Seniors

Wednesday 7 November: NCEA Exams begin

Friday 16 November: Show Day

Thursday 29 November: Year 13s Leavers' Dinner, Kaiapoi Club, 6.30pm

Thursday 6 December: Senior Prizegiving, Ohoka School Community Hall, from 7pm

Thursday 13 December: Junior Prizegiving; Last day for Juniors


From the Principal's desk

by Bruce Kearney

Dear Parents and Caregivers, As we come to the close of Term Three, I am once again reminded of how fast the school year goes and how much schools seem to pack onto these tight ten week blocks.

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Deans' News

by The Deans

As Term 3 draws to a close and the weather heats up, the Deans find themselves reflecting on how quickly this year has flown by.

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NCEA Review

by Elizabeth McMeeken

Education should give every New Zealander the freedom and opportunity to be the best they can be.

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International News

by Nicky Ewins

Term 3 started with a host of new students from Korea, Japan, France, Italy and Germany. WELCOME TO OUR NEW STUDENTS!!

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by Lucy MacFarlane

Term 3 CACTUS students and staff ventured to Pines Beach for their early morning session.

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Senior Boys' Basketball Tournament

by Allen Dvorak, Coach

The Senior Boys' Basketball season began in February. We had a total of 28 boys try out to make a 12 man roster.

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Junior Boys' Basketball Tournament

by Cam Wilson, Coach

The Junior Boys had an amazing season this year. All the boys worked hard throughout the year, but sadly just missed out on the semi finals in the Friday Night competition.

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Senior Girls' Netball Tournament

by Jayne Dewe

The Senior A team participated in the 55th Annual Senior Secondary Schools' Netball Tournament in Dunedin from 3rd to 6th September.

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Junior Girls' Basketball Tournament

by Sharnae Ladkin

Nine Years 9 and 10 girls travelled to Timaru to compete in the premier Junior Basketball Championship.

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Senior Girls' Basketball Tournament

by Peter McAllister

The Senior Girls' Basketball team recently contested the South Island Secondary Schools' tournament in Invercargill.

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Junior/Intermediate Girls' Basketball

by Matt Sherlock, Coach

Yet again another basketball season draws to an end and what an honour and a privilege it was to be part of a determined, hardworking young group of Junior and Intermediate girls.

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Team 3 Netball Success

by Maree Reynolds

Congratulations to the Kaiapoi High School Team 3 Netball team who won 5th Grade in the Saturday competition at North Canterbury.

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Years 9 and 10 Cantamath Competition

by Christian Alino

On Wednesday 22nd August a group of Year 9 and 10 Kaiapoi High School students competed against other high schools around Canterbury in the annual Cantamath Competition.

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Year 12 Mathematics Competition

by Artemis Hingston, Y12

On Wednesday 29th August, Artemis Hingston, Carli Wells , Kaylee McCracken, and Sam Scott competed in the Year 12 Mathematics competition hosted at Burnside High School.

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Formal 2018

by Alisha Smith

The Kaiapoi High School Formal for 2018 was 'The Phantom of The Opera' theme.

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9H and 9Q Camp

by Nick McGillivray

This year 9H and 9Q were the first group to embark on Year 9 camp on 20th August.

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9V and 9L Camp

by Abi Watts, 9V

Abi Watts from 9V writes... "At camp we did lots of different activities, ranging from high ropes to walking across a river on a wire.

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9A and 9T Camp

by Chris Foster

Miss Ladkin and I spent a fantastic three days away with 9A and 9T.

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9C Camp

by Simon Henson

This year 9C were the last group to embark on Year 9 camp.

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Sports News

by Maree Reynolds

On behalf of Kaiapoi High School, we would like to thank Kaiapoi New World for their sponsorship for Rugby tickets to the Crusaders finals in 2018. Staff and families appreciated to be able to go and see the team win.

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Spectacle de Danse

by Kate Hamilton

On Thursday 30th August a showcase of NCEA Dance Choreography and Performance, Junior Choreography and Ensemble, Royal NZ Ballet, Hagley Dance Company and competition dances from 2018 was held in the KHS Auditorium.

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Canterbury High Schools' Art Competition

by Rachel Goldstein

Congratulations to Emily Pitt in Year 13 Photography who was awarded 1st Place in the "Windsor Gallery Canterbury Year 13 High Schools' Art Competition."

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Footnote Dance Company National Tour

by Kate Hamilton

On Tuesday 21st August, the Footnote Dance Company NZ came to Kaiapoi High to run a contemporary dance workshop with our dance students.

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Kaiapoi dancers rule the stage!

by Kate Hamilton

Eight dancers successfully represented Kaiapoi High School at the DanceNZmade Inter-school Regional Competition held on Monday 30 July.

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Counsellor/Health Clinic Booking System

by Student Wellbeing Team

Kaiapoi High School's Student Wellbeing Team consists of both a Counselling Team and a Health ClinicTeam. We are trialling a new booking system that will enable students to make their own appointments online. See attached file on how to access the new system.

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Basketball trip to Belarus

by Helen Matthews, Y12

Recently, I was lucky enough to be able to compete in the U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup in a New Zealand team that made history, being the first ever New Zealand female age group team to qualify for a World Cup.

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Success in Level 3 Hospitality

by Kerri Sullivan

After six weeks of planning a menu, sourcing ingredients and experimenting with flavour combinations, Karanga Mai student and aspiring chef, Brianna Johns-Mills, presented a stunning morning tea for staff and students.

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Year 13 Chemistry at Canterbury University

by Olivia Silby, Y13

On 28th June the Year 13 Chemistry class went to see the University of Canterbury’s new Ernest Rutherford Building to learn about Spectroscopy.

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Year 11 Calculator Competition

by Christian Alino

On Wednesday 27th June eight of our outstanding Year 11 Maths students competed against 21 Canterbury schools at the CMA Calculator Competition in Hagley College.

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North Canterbury Cantamath

by Christian Alino

15 students from Kaiapoi High School volunteered to help run the North Canterbury Cantamath Competition on Wednesday 1st August.

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Students speak to Zonta

by Kerri Sullivan

During the Term Two holidays, two of our students, Shanae Marsters and Te Ara Mercep took on the opportunity to speak to the North Canterbury branch of Zonta, a long-standing organisation for the empowerment of women.

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NZ Engineering Science Competition

by Christian Alino

On Saturday 4th August a team of four senior students competed in the New Zealand Engineering Science Competition.

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Sporting trip to Canada

by Layla Bailey-McDowell, Y12

Hi!! In July I went to Canada, having been granted the opportunity to represent New Zealand in the U17 Emerging Sox team!

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Library News

by Heather McCorquodale

Information about eBooks and Audiobooks using the Wheelers ePlatform.

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