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Katikati College | Western Bay of Plenty

Newsletter No 29 | 20 June 2019


2019 Head Boy and Girl

Principal's Comment

by Carolyn Pentecost

Tēnā koutou katoa, Mālō e lelei,

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Theatre company visits

by Bianca Till

Recently about 100 students enjoyed a 50-minute no-tech programme brought directly to Katikati College by Young & Hungry Tours. I AM MĀORI showcased extracts from plays by Māori playwrights. The show was directed by Nancy Brunning (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tūhoe).

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Don't forget - the Matariki Awards are on 20 June....

by Hilary Johnson

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Prof Kerr with 8HLS and Mr Bache (back right)

Visit by the legendary Professor Roy Kerr

by Anderley Middleton

Four Year 8 classes had the experience of a famous New Zealand scientist talking to them on May 27.

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Katikati College Success Stories

by Lisa Sushames

Congratulations to Phoebe Robertson (Year 13, right) and Nicole Blake (Year 10, left) who are both prize recipients in this year's Young NZ Writers - Write Off Line Secondary School Writing Competition

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Youth Jam 2019

by Emily Davison, student

At the end of May five students attended the Taiohi-Taiao Youth Jam event held in Rotorua.

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Eva's winning entry

Making their MARK in the community

by Anja Angell-Donaldson

Mrs Donaldson's Year 10 Art Design class has been working really hard during Semester A on Lions Directory Cover Designs for 2019/2020.

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Innovative Horticulture and Farming students experience Fieldays

by Hilary Johnson

A coach load of Year 11-13 students travelled to Mystery Creek last week.

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WBOP Pasifika Speech Competition

by Vetekina Pekipaki

A group of Pasifika students participated in this competition, with extremely impressive results.

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E Pro 8 Engineering Competition

by Hamish Carr

Katikati College has again hosted a round of the hotly contested E Pro 8 Engineering Challenge. With 10,000 students involved across the country, the event is growing in popularity every year.

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Term 2 senior art trips

by Anja Angell-Donaldson

Mrs Donaldson and Mrs Sweeney had the fantastic opportunity of taking 48 Year 11 students to tour Elam, School of Fine Arts, which is part of The University of Auckland, during Week 3 of Term 2.

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Ngā Whakataetae o Ngā Manu Kōrero

by Aroha Koria

This was hosted on Friday May 31 in Bethlehem by Te Wharekura o Mauao.

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Outdoor Education tramping and camping

by Emma Peek

The year 12 Outdoor Education class had an adventurous tramping and camping trip at the end of May.

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Student loans for Year 13 students

by Gaylia Bundle

MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to the Student Loan scheme for any student planning to start university, polytechnic or another tertiary course in 2020.

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Year 7 Fabric Technology students are preparing for plastic free July by making Boomerang Bags in class

by Robyn Cameron

Every Year 7 student learns about plastic pollution in our environment and we discuss ways to reduce the plastic we use everyday. Boomerang bags are an ideal beginner sewing project as well as a way of spreading the message in our community.

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Thames Valley Cross Country

by Juliet Dunlop-Fraser

Katikati College sent a strong team to the Thames Valley Cross Country championships held in a new location at South Farm in Mangatarata, a great course with hills, river crossings and farm land.

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