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LPHS Magazine 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Magazine. 

We hope you enjoy the photos and articles recording all the stories, events and adventures of our year. 

There are over 200 articles which you can browse or search by tags, keywords, titles or names. 

Enjoy!

Contents

10M and 10G Camp

Year 10 Camps

by Arnika Hazelwood

All the Year 10 classes, along with senior students, teachers and brand new international students enjoyed a week at Tautuku Lodge in the beautiful, scenic Catlins area either in May or in July.

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Cricket

Cricket Report 2015

by Supplied

Undefeated in Saturday cricket in 2015.

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Junior Prizegiving

Junior Prizegiving 2015

by Arnika Hazelwood

We ended 2015 with a wonderful celebration of our junior students and their achievements. Students were recognised for their academic, sporting and cultural successes and we were all impressed with the musical items and entertaining speeches during the Prizegiving ceremony. Below is the list of the 2015 Junior Prizewinners:

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Art Folio

Art Department 2015

by Susie LeBuffe

The arts at Logan Park thrived this year, with students of all levels achieving highly both in junior classes, NCEA standards, and extracurricular competition.

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Get 2 Go

Sport at Logan Park High School

by Arnika Hazelwood

In Sport, the school has continued to provide opportunities for students to take part in a huge range of events, competitions, seminars and coaching opportunities. 

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Head of English

English and Media Studies Department News 2015

by Kristan Mouat

We’ve had another creative and rewarding year in English and Media Studies classes and in all the related extra-curricular areas.

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Writers Workshop

Writers’ Group 2015

by Mary Locker

Down a dim, dark, corridor in the English block, there is a door. Through that door, there is a world which is light, bright, and full of creativity, encouragement, and thoughtfulness. The name of that world is Writers’ Group. 

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Surf Life Saving

Surf Lifesaving Champ

by Arnika Hazelwood

In December, Annie Kennedy Atchison, Year 9 competed successfully in the Otago Regional Interclub competition at Kaka Point. 

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Staff Photo

Staff Notes for 2015

by Arnika Hazelwood

As always in a school community we've had a number of new staff joining us or taking on new roles and we are fondly farewelling others.

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Waterpolo team

Waterpolo 2015

by Arnika Hazelwood

Water-polo is a sport that requires the ability to swim well and then be able to fight for the ball. It is a full contact sport and the players have to be determined and brave if they are to be competitive. 

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Aoraki House Day

2015 Aoraki House/Group Photos

by Arnika Hazelwood

View the gallery of Aoraki House Group photos here.

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Omimi house day

2015 Omimi House/Group Photos

by Arnika Hazelwood

View the gallery of Omimi House Group photos here.

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Interhouse Rowing

2015 Clayton House/Group Photos

by Arnika Hazelwood

View the gallery of Clayton House Group photos here.

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Toroa House Day

2015 Toroa House/Group Photos

by Arnika Hazelwood

View the gallery of Toroa House Group photos here.

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Art Folio

Junior Writing

by Various

Writing in the junior school continues to surprise and amaze teachers and parents. In our junior writing competition we had many very impressive entries.

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Art Folio

Senior Writing

by Various

In two frantic days the Logan Park English Department read over fifty entries for this year's Senior Writing Competition!

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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Report

by Ruth Barnett

Sometimes I wish I had been born 40 years later and lived in Dunedin. I think I would have come to Logan Park. 

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Student Representative on the Board of Trustees

Student Representative on the Board of Trustees Report

by Ariyan von Wittmann

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the school. It is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders and is accountable for the school’s performance. 

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Bruce McKinney

Student Council Report

by William Dreyer and Pippi Miller

The role of being one of the two co-chairpersons of the Logan Park Student Council first appeared as a daunting task. There was an expectation, a responsibility – to decisively determine who we felt ‘deserved’ money and how much, decisions that were overlaid by the pressure to be equal and fair.

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Senior Prizegiving

Head Boy Report

by Jacobi Kohu-Morris

Tena koutou! Given that this article is that of the Head Boy’s, I feel I should at least cobble together something of reasonable coherence.

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Senior Prizegiving

Head Girl Report

by Frances Barnett

I’ve had a wonderful year at this school and have been immensely proud to have been a part of it for 5 years.

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 Mihi Whakatau

Mihi Whakatau 2015

by Pania Throp

At the start of the year we held a Mihi Whakatau to welcome all new students, these included Junior year 9’s, Internationals, and beginning Teachers.

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Tupuranga Homework Club 

The Tupuranga Homework Club

by Lydie Leurquin

This year has been a great year for the Tupuranga Homework Club (Thursdays after school in the Whanau Room, 3:30-5pm) even if Ms Brinsley and Mr Pirie were away during Term 3. 

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Tupuranga Leadership Team 

Tupuranga – Maori and Pacific Island Student Leadership Team

by Jacobi Kohu-Morris

Over the past four and half years I have had the privilege to help lead Tupuranga* and have watched it grow into an invaluable student-led group which has worked to affect positive change in our kura.

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Olveston

International Summer School trip to Olveston House

by Luca Hillebrand

On Monday the 9th of November 2015 the International Summer School students went to Olveston House. 

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Boys Football

Junior Boys Football

by James Govan

This year’s junior boys took a big step up and entered the premier division. 

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Gold Futsal Team

Junior Futsal

by James Govan

Whistles blowing, students sprinting, celebrating goals, hurting after defeat, are all part and parcel of a typical Tuesday night down at the Edgar centre for Junior Futsal. 

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Otago/Southland Athletics Championships

Athletics 2015

by James Govan

From the Javelin to the gruelling 3000m run, Logan Park had a good cohort of competitive and enthusiastic students competing in the Otago and Otago/Southland Athletics Championships this year. 

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Year 10 Futsal Team

Year 10 Futsal Champions

by James Govan

This year’s top Year 10 Futsal team is deserving of special mention. 

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Sailing

LPHS Sailing Club

by Caitlyn Kilner

2015 has been a good year for sailing at Logan Park High School. The popularity of sailing at Logan Park is at its highest ever with numbers growing each term. 

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Boys Rugby Team

Rugby at Logan Park

by Francine Vella

A little roundup of the boys and girls rugby year.

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NASA visitor and lessons

Science Department Report

by Yvonne Caulfield

It is with great sadness that this year we say goodbye to our beloved Mr McKinney (BAM). 

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Shakespeare High Achievers

Drama Report

by Sarah Spicer

2015 has been an awesome year for the Drama department and we are excited to share with you some of the highlights. We have a really strong drama community at LPHS and we are proud of each and every person who has contributed to our success.

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Careers Expo

The Careers Department 2015

by Marion Brinsley

2015 was a year full of changes for the Careers Department. Ms Beck, our inaugural Gateway coordinator, resigned after 35 years of teaching in high schools. We wish her well and we are thankful for all the time, energy and thought she placed into the establishment of Gateway here at LPHS. 

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Girls Hockey - Jenny McDonald Cup 

Girls Hockey

by Francine Vella

The Girls Hockey team had a successful season. They were placed third in the local Secondary competition and 2nd in the Co-ed Winter Sports Tournament. 

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Tennis

2015 Tennis

by Francine Vella

Changes in the structure of how Tennis is run for Dunedin Secondary Schools has provided a three tier approach. 

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Basketball

Girls Basketball

by Kate Denys, Francine vella

The Senior Girls A basketball team had a tough season this year, we unfortunately didn't win any games but we did improve our skills a lot as we were playing harder teams.

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Boys A Basketball 

Boys Basketball

by Jason Frost

The senior A boys basketball team entered the 2015 season in the B grade competition. The previous year, the team had struggled in this grade, losing to most of the other teams.

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Mana Pounamu

Mana Pounamu Awards Ceremony October 23, 2015.  

by Jane Johnson and Emma Samuels

Our two recipients of this year’s Mana Pounamu awards are Emma Samuels (Ngai Tahu/ Cook Island Maori, year 11 Junior) and Jacobi Kohu-Morris (Ngai Te Rangi/ Ngati Ranginui, year 13 Senior). 

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International summer school visit to Orokonui

My Year

by Taichi Shiga

On December 26th I came all the way to Logan Park High School from Japan. It was my second year as a high school student at Logan Park. 

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Moeraki Boulders

Thank You Letter to my Homestay Family

by Cindy Chek

Dear Homestay Family,

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International Farewells

Haere rã to our International Leavers

by Arnika Hazelwood

We farewelled a number of our international students in the whare on Friday 27 November amidst lots of laughter and tears.

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Language Perfect Superstars

Languages Department overview 

by Barbra Fitzsimons

2015 has been a happy and successful year in our department with teachers enjoying their classes and students reporting good achievement in learning environments. 

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One Act Plays

One Act Play Competition

by Tash Gosling

I have to admire teachers' abilities to organise twenty or so students to fundraise and execute a trip to Wellington, Gallipoli or New Caledonia. I had a hard enough time doing it for a three day trip to Invercargill for nine people. But it was worth it. 

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International Summer School

International Superstars

by Arnika Hazelwood

Our international students impressed with their musical talents during a Summer School workshop this week.

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Gallipoli Trip

A School Trip of a Lifetime!

by Paul Fielding

Four countries, fifty hours of international fights and sixteen hundred kilometres of road travel. All this within three weeks made for an exciting and hectic European tour nicknamed “Crossroads of Empires” undertaken by twenty four students and eight adults from Logan Park and Queens High over the third term holidays.

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Aoraki House Day

Aoraki 2015

by Paul Fielding

Second again in House points but not down and out.

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Junior Show

Junior Drama 2015

by Christine Colbert

2015 has been a fantastic year for Juniors and the standard is very high. There were two Year 10 classes and 3 Year 9s and it has been exciting to watch these students develop their skills.

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Sport

November Sports News

by Francine Vella

In November touch finished for the season. Our mixed junior team won all their games in the mixed division.

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Jazz Band Performs in Christchurch

Music department HOD report

by John Dodd

The Music Department has been humming all year, and there are far too many examples of wonderful music making, composition and activity to mention here.

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Computer club

Logan Park Computer Club

by Oscar Mcnoe

The Logan Park Computer Club has a lot in common with Bob Ross’s “The Joy of Painting”. What we lack in painting we make up in joy. But our joy stems not from painting, but a more pure art form. 

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Chess

Chess Club

by John Major

The Logan Park Chess Club has been going from strength to strength this year. Regular Friday lunchtime in room 50 has seen between 3 and 8 games played every week. We now have a “Ladder” with up to 20 players regularly challenging for places. 

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Dunedin O'MAthalon Event

Maths Department Report

by John Major

Another good year in the Maths Department.

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Technology

TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT 2015

by Technology Department

The Technology Department warmly welcomed some new staff this year and it has been a pleasure to work alongside them in their specific Technology areas as mentioned below. The Digital Technology room will be finally moving to the Technology Block at the end of 2015 and this is sure to enhance the department by every Technology area being under the one roof! Technology has been consumed in an array of exciting projects and events which have definitely been keeping everyone very busy this year. They are as follows:

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Athletics

Inter House events 2015

by Scott Bayne

Sports day is the first opportunity for Houses to display their sporting prowess. With over a dozen different events to choose from, students took to the track and field at the Caledonian Stadium to wrestle the title from Omimi, last year’s champions. 

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Futsal

Futsal report

by Scott Bayne

Once again Logan Park entered into the Dunedin wide futsal competition in Terms 1 and 4. 

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Boys Football

Football report

by Scott Bayne

This season saw the team take to the field in the Division 1 league. The team has really started to come together and they are all plying as well drilled unit. 

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Physical Education Class

Health and Physical Education Overview

by Scott Bayne

This year saw the Health and Physical Education department having to swap a number of key programmes around due to the U21 Football World Cup.

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Te Roopu

Learning Support Class - Te Roopu

by Amanda Wilson

A Place Where Great Things Happen!

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Junior Public Speaking

Junior Public Speaking Competition

by Arnika Hazelwood

We enjoyed hearing Year 9 and 10 students speak on a range of topics from Drilling to the TPP agreement to Self-esteem in our annual Junior Speaking competition.

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ELLINZ students at LPHS

ELLINZ@lphs

by Dianne Rooney

Logan Park is a school that includes a diverse range of nationalities. Besides our ESOL students we have a growing number of students who were born overseas and have now chosen New Zealand in which to settle. 

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Gallipoli Trip

Social Sciences 2015

by Paul Enright

As the individual reports on activities and accomplishments by students in our department make clear, 2015 has been another year of success and achievement across a wide range of areas and interests.

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Otago Polytechnic Young Pasifica Awards 2015

Otago Polytechnic Young Pasifica Awards 2015

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to Briana Lane and Sujata Ritchie who were both awarded Otago Polytechnic Young Achievers' Awards recognising their significant achievements across a range of areas. 

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Otago University Tertiary Scholarships

Otago University and other Tertiary Scholarships

by Arnika Hazelwood

A number of our students have been recognised and awarded top Otago University Scholarships or Otago Polytechnic Scholarships and Tuchin Baucus has been offered several university scholarships for top American universities.

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Senior Prizegiving

Senior Prizegiving 2015

by Arnika Hazelwood

Senior Prizegiving was a great celebration of senior students and their diverse achievements in the academic, sporting and cultural arenas.  

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Art Exhibition

Senior Art Exhibition

by Arnika Hazelwood

Senior Art 2015 was finished off with the end of year art exhibition, with parents and friends of the senior art students coming in to view Level 1, 2, and 3 portfolios in November. 

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Class Act 

Top Scientist "Powering Potential"

by Kristan Mouat

Meran Campbell-Hood has been selected for Powering Potential, The Royal Society of New Zealand event for 40 top young scientists in the country in December.

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Futsal

Futsal success and October sports news

by Arnika Hazelwood

Three of our senior Futsal teams made it to the finals of their divisions. Our Senior Boys A Futsal team won their division in a thrilling final 2-1 against Otago Boys and our Senior Girls B team played KVC and won their division.

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International Farewells

International Prefect

by Stefaniya Etumyan

Being an international prefect was an interesting part of this year. 

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Boys Badminton

Badminton 2015

by Paul Fielding

Another great year for badminton with two first places in the boys’ secondary school competition. 

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Omimi house day

Omimi House Report

by Tahlia Hapuku

Omimi had an unbelievable year with many 1st places throughout different House events.

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Sir Peter Blake Trust YELF – Youth Enviro Leaders Forum

Sir Peter Blake Trust Youth Enviro Leaders Forum and selection for Young Blake expedition 2016

by Aidan Braid

Aidan Braid, Deputy Head Boy has been selected as one of 14 young people in New Zealand to go on the 2016 Young Blake expedition in February next year. Initially he was selected as one of 52 students to attend an Enviro-Leaders forum in Rotorua during the April holidays. He impressed there and has been selected for this voyage. 

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Interhouse Indoor Rowing

Clayton House Report

by Aidan Braid

This year has been a fun filled year for Clayton House!

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Spirit of New Zealand

Spirit of New Zealand

by Aidan Braid, Pippi Miller, Bruno Willis

Students Aidan Braid, Pippi Miller and Bruno Willis got an amazing opportunity to go on the Spirit of New Zealand. 

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Debating

Senior debating 2015

by Grant McNaughton

Logan Park has had a very auspicious year of debating with a number of achievements made by the teams and individuals in them, as well as great improvement being made to the quality of arguments being constructed.

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Senior A Netball

2015 Netball 

by Ms Brown, Netball Manager

2015 was a successful netball season for Logan Park teams. 

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Sycamore

Rock at Logan Park

by Oliver Robson and John Dodd

2015 has been a strong year for contemporary rock music at LPHS - including The Only Others going far in RockQuest, strong representation at the Amped music project and topping it all off with the annual outdoor music concert.

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Senior Prizegiving

Orchestra

by Meran Campbell-Hood

This year has been a quiet one for the orchestra, focussing more on developing our repertoire than performing, but it has been exciting nonetheless. 

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JazzQuest

Jazz Band 2015

by Bryn McKerracher

The Logan Park High School jazz band was a pretty exciting group to be a part of this year, as we had a new HOJ (Head Of Jazziness, for you non-jazz people) with Mr Dodd taking the jazz band for the first time following the end of Calder Prescott’s meticulous leadership, which lasted an incredible 31 years.

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Choir at Music Camp

Choir 2015

by Ava Straw

Choir. Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass. And all those ranges in between. 

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Musicians Master Class

Chamber music 2015

by Hanna Ott

This year, I was especially excited for chamber music. I’ve been involved in chamber music every year I’ve been at school, and since this was my last year, I wanted to make it a good one.

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Science Gifted and Talented Selection

More Science Success for Ahi 

by Nick Biggin

Ahi Kaitai Mullane (Yr 11) has not only won a place on "Rangatahi O Te Moana", a venture run by the Uni of Otago and NZ Marine Studies Centre, but has also won 2 scholarships for 'Hands on Science".

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International Summer School

International Summer School

by Arnika Hazelwood

Our International students enjoyed a special Summer School of activities. Highlights include a 4 day tramp in one of our beautiful national parks, visiting the Orokonui Ecosanctuary and historic Olveston, an awesome tour of the Otago Peninsula including seeing yellow-eyed penguins, blue penguins and fur seals as well as visiting a working sheep farm.

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Year 12 Snowboarding Trip

Year 12 PE Snowboarding Trip 2015

by Kelly Wilkinson

It was a bright and early 7am start for Logan Park's Year 12 Physical Education class with 40 students and 4 staff embarking on an outstanding trip to Ohau ski field.

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Toroa House Day

Toroa House Report

by William Kilgour-Hand

Toroa has had a wonderful year, in addition to having a fantastic array of students, we’ve been doing some pretty cool things around the school.

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Year 11 Mt Cook Field Trip

Year 11 Mt Cook Field Trip

by Clair Caird and Rachel Molteno

For three days at the end of April, our Year 11 Environmental Geography class went on a field trip to Mount Cook and the surrounding Waitaki basin. 

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UBS Reading Challenge

Library 2015

by Jenny Millar

2015 has been a year of change for the library with planning for the new library space and a lot of “weeding” and recycling of old books in preparation for the move to a smaller space. 

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Year 13 Photo

Farewell to Year 13 Leavers

by Arnika Hazelwood

We farewelled our wonderful Year 13 leavers in early November. They sat their final NCEA exams and now have moved on to their next adventures.

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Bruce McKinney

Farewell to Bruce McKinney

by Arnika Hazelwood

Our Student Council hosted a "Farewell Mr McKinney" party in November.

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Ava Straw

Ava wins trip to New Caledonia

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to multi-linguist Ava Straw (Year 12) who has won the national Alliance Francaise Concours French Speaking competition. Her prize is a trip to New Caledonia.

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Shakespeare Globetrotters

Going Global

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to two of our Shakespearean Actors, Luke Major and Jimmy Robinson. They were selected to attend the prestigious Globe Theatre in London in 2016 as part of the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand Young Shakespeare Company.

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Inter-House Rowing Competition

by Kristan Mouat

The Annual Inter-House Rowing Competition features plenty of House spirit and pride in Term 4 . The overall winners for 2106 were Aoraki.

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Ms Spicer and her Shakespearean actors

National Shakespearean Actors

by Mark Anderson

Congratulations to Luke Major, Jimmy Robinson and Reva Grills for being part of the National Shakespeare Schools Production (NSSP) week in Wellington during the October Holidays.

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Kingaroy Exchange

Kingaroy Sports Exchange

by Kristan Mouat

We enjoyed some trans-Tasman rivalry and robust competition against Kingaroy College from Australia in the last week of Term 3.

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Amber's Farewell 1

International Farewell

by Kristan Mouat

International students and staff farewelled our lovely International Director, Amber Fraser-Smith, on the last day of Term 3.

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Music Concert and Market Day

by Kristan Mouat

We ended Term 3 with a fantastic lunchtime Music Concert and Market Stalls.

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Talent Quest

Talent Quest

by Arnika Hazelwood

We enjoyed a wide variety of talent in our 2-day Talent Quest held in the last week of Term 3.

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NASA visitor and lessons

NASA visitor and lessons

by Murray Thompson

We had Anna Murphy (NASA Aerospace Engineer) come to work with a group of enthusiastic Year 10 science students for five afternoons in Term 3.

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International Food Festival

International Food Festival

by Kristan Mouat

We celebrated the many different cultures at Logan Park on Monday 21 September with our annual International Food Festival. Several hundred students and staff enjoyed the wide variety of food from students' countries.

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Ice hockey 2015

by Karen Daly

Many schools don’t have enough ice hockey players to field a full team, so we cooperate with each other and make combined school teams. 

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Senior Classics Quiz

Classics Quizzes

by Maeve Lonie

On Tuesday the 8th and Tuesday the 15th September respectively the Senior and Junior LPHS Classics quiz teams had the opportunity to prove their worth against competing teams from Columba College, Kavanagh, Kaikorai Valley, Otago Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools among others, in the 2015 Classics Quizzes organised by the Otago University Classics Department and the Classical Association of Otago. 

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Dance Assembly

Assembly Performers

by Arnika Hazelwood

The Excel School of Performing Arts presented songs, dance and dramatic roleplays in Assembly during September.

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Photography

ODT Secondary Scene writers and artists

by Various

Several students had their writing selected for publication in the Otago Daily Times, Secondary Scene in August.

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Class Act 

ODT Class Acts

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to Meran Campbell-Hood and Jacobi Kohu-Morris who were Logan Park's Class Act recipients for 2015. 

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UBS Reading Challenge

UBS Reading Challenge

by Jenny Millar

Our annual University Bookshop sponsored Reading Challenge saw 77 out of 100 Year 9 students successfully complete their reading challenge.  Violet Gallop was our Champion Reader overall.

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Media Studies Film Night

Media Studies Film Night

by Arnika Hazelwood

A large audience enjoyed the Year 12 Film Trailers and Year 13 Short Films on Friday 18 September.

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 John Letts award winners 2015

Blues Celebrations

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to all of our successful Blues Award recipients. We held a special assembly on 18 September to celebrate their impressive achievements and service across Sporting, Cultural, Community and Academic areas.

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Get 2 Go Challenge

Get 2 Go Challenge Otago/Southland Region

by Francine Vella

The Get 2 Go Challenge adventure race for Yr 9/10 students is run by Hillary Outdoors each year.

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Girls Hockey - Jenny McDonald Cup 

Girls Hockey - Jenny McDonald Cup

by Francine Vella

The girls hockey team travelled to Cromwell in Winter tournament week at the start of September. 

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History Quiz successes

History Quiz successes

by Paul Fielding

Logan Park history students continue to dominate the latest rounds of annual school history quizzes in Dunedin. 

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Get 2 Go Challenge

September Sports Round up

by Francine Vella and Kristan Mouat

We competed in the Otago Southland regional Get to Go Challenge on 16 September and found the training in sea kayaking on the water with the Otago Polytechnic Sports Institute was useful preparation.

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Lara Liesbeth

Teacher wins National Award

by Kristan Mouat

Congratulations to Lara Liesbeth who has won a New Zealand Spelling Bee Teacher Award, in recognition of her innovative and effective teaching programmes which aim to instill a love of language in her pupils.

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Cupcakes to raise money for refugees

Fundraising for Rise Foundation & Syrian refugees

by Arnika Hazelwood

Students were concerned about a number of global issues and decided to fundraise through selling cupcakes as well as holding a mufti-day.

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National Champ in Bowls again

National Champ in Bowls again

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to Jonty Horwell who is the 2015 New Zealand Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Singles Champion. He competed at the the Secondary Schools tournament during Term 3.

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International Trip to Tekapo

Lake Tekapo Trip

by Arnika Hazelwood

At the end of August our International students appreciated several days exploring Lake Tekapo and some stunning South Island locations.

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Liz Cameron

Farewell and Thanks to Liz Cameron

by Kristan Mouat

Our wonderful Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB), Liz Cameron was farewelled by staff in August. Liz has been appointed as a Counsellor at Kavanagh College and has started her new job.

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Grant McNaughton

Youth Council Initiative

by Arnika Hazelwood

Our previous Board of Trustees, Student Representative, Grant McNaughton has been chosen for the Dunedin City Council's new Youth Council initiative.

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Year 9 Board of Trustees Scholarship Recipients

2015 Year 9 Board of Trustees Scholarships

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to all of our 2015 Year 9 Scholarship winners. The following students received scholarships:

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Formal

Fabulous Senior Formal

by Arnika Hazelwood

Our senior students enjoyed their Formal Dinner and Dance in the last week of Term 2. 

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Boys Football

Sports Round up - August

by Francine Vella and Kristan Mouat

We've enjoyed the end of season tough competition and hard fought battles on many fronts recently.

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Outward Bound

Outward Bound Course July 2015

by Neve Beens

Outward Bound’s “Mind, Body and Soul” course was a life-changing experience. Outward Bound for me was a perspective change, a new confidence in myself and my abilities, an opportunity to learn not just about myself but other people and a move towards bettering myself.

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Classics Lecturer 

Classics Lecturer, Dan Osland 

by Luke Major

Early in Term 3, my Year 13 Classics class had the privilege of being visited by a University of Otago lecturer, to expand our knowledge on Alexander the Great. 

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Junior O'Mathalon

Junior O'MAthalon

by John Major

On Tuesday 11 August we had three teams compete in each of the Year 9 and Year 10 O'MAthalon Competitions held at the Edgar Centre. 

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Science Gifted and Talented Selection

Science Gifted and Talented Selection

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to Ahi Katai-Mullane, Year 11 who has been selected for the Rangatahi O Te Moana, University of Otago and NZ Marine Studies 5 day residential programme for gifted and talented students in Year 11 and 12 considering a career in the Sciences.

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Top Poet in Dunedin

Beth is Top Poet in Dunedin Schools

by Kristan Mouat

Beth Lynch in Year 9 won the Dunedin Secondary Schools' Poetry Competition in August.

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Christine Beck

Christine Beck – Farewell 

by Barbara Fitzsimons

It is with happiness for Christine’s future plans and sadness in having to say good-bye that we farewell Christine from her permanent position teaching Latin and Gateway at Logan Park High School. Christine came to our school as the Latin teacher in 2002, but her contribution has been much wider than this. She has also given much quality service, as the coordinator, teacher and establisher of the Gateway programme and as a long serving dedicated and very caring Toroa Group teacher.

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Dunedin O'MAthalon Event

​Senior O'MAthalon

by John Major

On Monday 11 August Logan Park hosted the Number Work'nWords Senior O'Mathalon.

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Boys Football

Senior Boys Football Champions

by Scott Bayne

The season came to end with play off for the Division 1 title. The team, ably captained by Henri Gaudin did not lose a game all season. 

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Otago Dance Association Performance

Dance Demo and Workshop

by Arnika Hazelwood

The Otago Dance Association from the University of Otago visited Logan Park in August and performed in Assembly, as well as running a workshop for students.

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Jazz Band Performs in Christchurch

Jazz Band Trip to Christchurch

by Arnika Hazelwood

Our Jazz Band traveled to Christchurch at the end of July to perform in the Jazzquest competition at the CPIT. They also performed at St Andrew's College and the Diana Isaac Retirement Home. Students enjoyed staying in the Jailhouse Hostel and having 3 days to make music together. 

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Performance at Allen hall Theatre 

Performance at Allen hall Theatre 

by Sarah Spicer

The Otago regional representatives and National Winners of the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand were offered an offer they couldn't refuse. 

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Open Morning

Open Days

by Arnika Hazelwood

We enjoyed showcasing many of the diverse, creative and inspirational aspects of our school to Year 8 students and their whanau in the first week of Term 3.

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Uni of Otago Information Science Technology Awards

Uni of Otago Information Science Technology Awards

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to our 2 teams who won 2 of the top 3 awards in the University of Otago Information Science Technology Challenge at the end of Term 2. Year 13 Digital Technology students Zak Booth, Rani Cohen and Michael Lagocki won Best Knowledge of Technology Award and Harrison Kennedy, Aiden Fisher and Nik Ahmad Sabry won The Audience Favourite Award.

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Karaoke Week

Karaoke Week

by Arnika Hazelwood

We finished Term 2 with our traditional Karaoke Week. 

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48 Hour Film Competition. 

Woof-Bloody-Woof

National recognition for Film Team

by Arnika Hazelwood

One of our senior film teams, "Woof Bloody Woof" have won national attention by winning the Rialto Channel Rising Talent award for their short film, Survivor Guilt, at the national finals of the 48hour film-making competitions announced in Auckland in July. 

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Dunedin's Champion Badminton Team

Dunedin Champion Badminton team

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to our Senior Boys Badminton team who are the Dunedin Champions after winning a nail-bitingly close final against John McGlashan College, having previously beaten King's in the semi-final and dominating for 10 weeks in the local schools' competition.

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Anti-Litter Assembly

Anti-Litter Competition

by Arnika Hazelwood

Our Senior Prefects and House Prefects worked with Ms Johnson to organise a special Arts assembly, in the last week of Term 2 focusing on reinforcing the message of respecting our beautiful environment.

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Co-ed Sports Tournament

Netball Report Otago Secondary Schools tournament

by Heather Brown

The Harraway’s Otago Secondary School Netball Tournament was held at the Edgar Centre during Sunday 8th and Monday 9th June. 

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Language Perfect Superstars

Language Perfect World Champs

by Christine Beck

Congratulations to all competitors who competed in French, Latin and Maori in the recent World Champs. 

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Hiking trip at the Silver Peaks

Silver Peaks Hiking Trip

by Laura Thiel

It was a cold and rainy Thursday and I had been looking forward to this day for weeks. Instead of going to my regular Environmental Studies class, I went to the Whanau room to meet my teacher Tip, some students from Polytech and eight other pupils from my Outdoor Education class. 

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Maori History Project

Maori History Project

by Kristan Mouat and Paul Enright

Our Head of Humanities, Paul Enright and Lara Hearn-Rollo, Head of History at Queens High School are continuing the work they began last year with the Ministry of Education developing national History resources to allow Maori history to be taught from a Maori perspective in New Zealand schools. 

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Big Sing

Big Sing

by Kristan Mouat

Our popular and talented all-comers choir conducted by Music teacher Hana Fahy, performed "Minoi Minoi," in the Dunedin Town Hall. 

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Penguin trip

International Penguin Trip

by Lea Jess

Approximately twenty International students from Japan, Germany, Vietnam and Austria were looking forward to seeing some fluffy little penguins - live. After driving through curvy roads and experiencing a beautiful view along the coast, we arrived at the delightful spot - the Otago Peninsula, right on Taiaroa Head. 

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International Concert

International Concert

by Lea Jess

The annual International Concert in June was a wonderful must-see experience. Over 30 students from a range of countries performed. Everyone practised, sweated and almost lost their hope, but in the end everything was great. Because the students had so much fun, the audience also had fun.

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Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

by Lara Liesbeth

Annie Kennedy Atchison, Rosa Miller and Hugh Gibson from 9L qualified for the semi-final of the NZ Spelling Bee, that was held in Dunedin in August.

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Three months at the end of the world

Three months at the other end of the world

by Laura Thiel

I have been here for three months but it seems on the one hand like three weeks and on the other hand like three years. Three weeks because the time here is flying so fast. With my four host siblings I never get bored and there is still so much to discover in Dunedin. Three years because I have already experienced so much and have a relationship with my friends and my host family as if I have known them for my whole life.

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Peer Reading

Peer Reading Celebrations

by Morag MacTaggart

Peer Reading finished with a celebration and party in the Reading Room of the library on Friday 19 June. A total of 43 students from Yrs 9, 10, 11 and 13 took part in the programme. 

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Nga Manu Korero 

Regional Nga Manu Korero Competition

by Kristan Mouat

We hosted the Otago-Southland Nga Manu Korero speaking competition here at Logan Park on June 12. 

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LIONS speech win

Otago-South Canterbury Lions Public Speaking Champion

by Arnika Hazelwood

Jacobi Kohu-Morris has won another speech title. He competed in the Lions Speech competition in early June in Oamaru. 

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The Other Side of the World

The Other Side of the World - short film

by Sarah Spicer

In June this year, Year 11 student Josh Grills acted in The Other Side of the World,  a film funded by Short Film Otago.

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Dunedin's Mid-Winter Carnival 

Dunedin Mid-Winter Carnival

by Arnika Hazelwood

Lots of current and ex-Logan Parkers and their families were involved in the beautiful Dunedin Mid-Winter Carnival, held in mid-June to celebrate the longest night. 

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Co-ed Sports Tournament

Co-ed Sports Tournament

by Kristan Mouat

We competed in football, badminton, hockey, netball, basketball and rugby in the Co-ed Sports Tournament in Dunedin in June.

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International Trip

Too much snow to ski

by Amber Fraser-Smith

It’s not often that too much snow is a problem for skiers. However, a school ski trip in mid-June became a non-skiing trip due to blizzards in Wanaka. 

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Cross Country

Otago Cross Country Championships

by Arnika Hazelwood

We had 4 students competing in the Otago Cross Country Championships in June. 

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Octacan Success

Octacan Success

by Arnika Hazelwood

Thanks to all of our school community for supporting the Octacan drive to support local foodbanks and those affected by the June floods in Dunedin.

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Shakespeare High Achievers

More National Shakespeare Success 

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to Reva Grills and Luke Major who have been selected in the top 24 actors in New Zealand.

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ODT Spelling Quiz

ODT Spelling Quiz

by Lara Liesbeth

Logan Park entered four teams in the ODT Spelling Quiz on Tuesday 16th June. 

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48 Hours film Competition. Top Teams. The Dandy-Lions and Woof-Bloody-Woof.

Top Film School in Otago

by Louis Freeman

Congratulations to all of our filmmakers involved in the Rialto 48 Hour Film competition. At the City Finals in June, we won numerous awards including Top School in Otago, Best Actor in Otago as well as City Runner-up.  Team "Woof Bloody Woof" is also a national finalist in the Rising Talent section. 

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Year 12 Biology feildtrip

Biology Field Trip  

by Arnika Hazelwood

Over 70 keen Year 12 Biologists enjoyed their field trip in May.

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 Boys Cross Country competitors

Sports News and Successes

by Arnika Hazelwood

The FIFA U20 World Cup Football Tournament in Dunedin has provided lots of inspiration recently. Solomon Liesbeth, Year 11 and Shae Moore, Year 10 were selected as part of the Dunedin ballcrew. 

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Shakespeare

Shakespeare Teams Triumphant at Nationals 

by Arnika Hazelwood

Our Shakespeare performers had some wonderful successes at the National Sheilah Winn Shakespeare festival held in Wellington over Queen's Birthday Weekend.   We won 5 major awards and had over 25 students involved.

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Furman University America Visit

Furman University Teacher Trainee visit

by Kristan Mouat

22 students from Furman University visited Logan Park at the end of May. Most of them are training to be teachers or educational psychologists. They visited classes and spoke with Logan Park teachers and students about our curriculum, assessment and pedagogy.

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Sujata Ritchie

Sujata to Hollywood

by Kristan Mouat

Congratulations to Year 9 student Sujata Ritchie who was selected to represent New Zealand in July at the World Performing Arts Championship in Hollywood.

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Building on Success

Building on Success - Kia Eke Panuku - Hui 

by Kristan Mouat

In early May a team of Logan Park teachers attended a hui at Murihiku Marae in Invercargill focussed on culturally responsive teaching and learning.

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Gallipoli Trip

Gallipoli Experience

by Jacobi Kohu Morris

Youth Ambassador and winner of the Otago RSA Speech competition, Jacobi Kohu Morris attended the 2015 Anzac Day ceremony in Gallipoli.

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Technology Class

Snap Shots in Technology

by Andy Parsons

The Technology rooms were buzzing term in Term 2. 

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Funky Monkey Underground

Funky Monkey Underground Radio Show

by Arnika Hazelwood

Five of our Year 10 students have turned their quirky humour and banter into an hour of free-form radio comedy, courtesy of Otago Access Radio's Youth Zone programming initiative.

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Sound of Music

Talented Singer in The Sound of Music

by Arnika Hazelwood

At the end of May, Year 12 singer/actor and performer Reva Grills performed in the Taieri The Sound of Music production. 

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Pam McKelvie

In the Churchyard

by Heather Brown

Art teacher and sculptor, Pam McKelvey made a work for an exhibition in the grounds of First Church. 

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Junior Hui

Year 9 Hui- Tupuranga

by Marion Brinsley

In Term 1 Tupuranga (Maori and Pacific Island Student Leadership Team) ran a Hui to welcome all new Maori and PI Yr9 students to the school, to meet them, and to introduce them to the different activities that they could be involved in and find support from. 

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Pacific Islands NCEA Level 2 High Achievement Awards 

Pacific Island High Achievers

by Marion Brinsley

Ocean Brydon and Karen Penaia were our Pacific Island NCEA Level 2 High Achievement Award winners for 2014 and were recognised at a ceremony this year. 

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Thai Students

Thai students visit Logan Park

by Amber Fraser-Smith

A group of five Thai students spent April/May studying at Logan Park High School. The students were matched with Kiwi buddies who showed them around the school and helped them learn about the New Zealand culture. The Thai students went to the same classes as their Kiwi buddies.

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Kiwihost

KiwiHost Customer Services Course

by Marion Brinsley

KiwiHost is a 2 day customer service course. 

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Youth Enviro Leaders Forum

Sir Peter Blake Trust YELF – Youth Enviro Leaders Forum

by Aidan Braid

I was ecstatic to be selected as one of 52 students from all around New Zealand to attend the forum in Rotorua, completely sponsored by the trust, in the easter holidays. 

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Peer Reading

Peer Reading 

by Morag MacTaggart

During the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival, Logan Park High School started its own reading festival with the Peer Reading Programme getting underway at the school. 

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Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop 

by Morag MacTaggart

The inspirational Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival ran from 5 – 10 May. There were many fabulous events one of which was the Young Adult Writing Workshop with Mandy Hager. 

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Otago Futsal Championships

May Sports Round up

by Kristan Mouat

Sean Kennedy (17) won his age group section of the Otago Powerlifting Championships in April and will compete at the South Island finals in Christchurch next month to qualify for the Nationals. 

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Fiction Presentation

Fiction Presentations

by Jenny Millar, Librarian

As part of the Year 9 Library program students read a fiction book and take notes on genre/themes, characters, climax, setting and the author. 

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2015 Stage Challenge Rehearsal

Logan Park Stage Challenge

by Carmen Heinze-Farrington

Stage challenge was a fantastic journey. All of the hard work and effort everyone put in collectively resulted in a fantastic third place in Otago, in May, at the Edgar Centre in front of a packed house. 

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 Junior boys year 9 One team. 

Successful Futsal Teams

by Arnika Hazelwood

We had a very successful Futsal season with a number of impressive results in both the Term 1 Competition as well as the recent Otago Futsal Championships.

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 Sheila Winn Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare teams dominate Otago competition

by Kristan Mouat

Our Shakespearean teams dominated the Otago Shakespeare competitions held at the end of Term 1. We won the Best Teacher Directed 15 minute piece as well as the Best Student Directed 5 minute scene and will represent Otago at the National Sheila Winn Festival over Queen's Birthday weekend in Wellington.  

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Basketball

Top Basketballer

by Kristan Mouat

Top Otago basketballer, Jaren Roy (Year 12) was invited as one of 20 top basketballers to attend the 2015 U17 National Selection Camp, in Auckland, in April and to work towards the FIBA Oceania Championships later in the year.

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Jacobi

Jake's Gallipoli speech in Wellington

by Arnika Hazelwood

After Jacobi Kohu-Morris won the Otago-Southland final of the RSA Speech competition, in Gore in February, he presented his speech at Government House in Wellington on March 12. 

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International Stewart Island Tramp

International Tramp on Stewart Island

by Arnika Hazelwood

A group of international students enjoyed their 3-day tramp on Stewart Island in March, with Dr Murray Thompson, Matua Tip Winiata and ex-student and outdoor adventurer, Rebecca Vella-King.

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ID Design Competition Winner

Louis Grace 2015 ID Card Designer

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to Louis Grace, Year 12 who was the winner of the 2015 Logan Park Student ID Card Design competition. 

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Outward Bound

Outward Bound

by Aidan Braid

In December 2014 I went on a three week 'Mind, Body and Soul' Outward Bound course. 

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Fortune Ambassadors

Fortune Ambassadors

by Shannon Colbert (edited)

We were delighted to have Jimmy Robinson and Jamie Moore as our Fortune Ambassadors for Logan Park High School for 2015. 

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Creation
of the Motard (Pocket Bike)

Creation of the Motard (Pocket Bike)

by Dylan Deans Bennett and Jonty Horwell

It was the start of Term 2, 2014 when our pocket bike kit finally arrived, but unfortunately there were no instructions. Therefore we were two men on a mission to fully design and build the best (and only) bike ever created (in the LPHS metal workshop). 

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Music Camp

Music Camp

by John Dodd

Hana Fahy and I took 64 students on a Music Camp at Tirohanga on the weekend of 6-8 March. 

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Otago Race Unity Regional Speech Winners

Otago Race Unity Speech Winners 

by Arnika Hazelwood

Jacobi Kohu-Morris (Yr 13) and Grant McNaughton (Yr 12) were first and second respectively in the Otago final of the Race Unity Speech competition held on March 26. St Hilda's came third.

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Film tutorial

Film Club, Animation, Anime and Computing!  

by Arnika Hazelwood

Film Club tutor, Craig Storey held a workshop on Saturday 28 March for students keen to enter the Rialto Channel 48 Hours Film competition in May.

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The Edge Radio Interns

The Edge Radio Interns

by Arnika Hazelwood

Tash Gosling and Brendan Kearns were selected as our Edge interns for 2015. The year long commitment gave Tash and Brendan valuable industry knowledge and experience.

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Calder Prescott's Tribute Evening

Tributes to Jazz Maestro 

by John Lewis (ODT) and Kristan Mouat

On Wednesday March 25, Logan Park took on the atmosphere of a jazz club as staff, students and friends paid tribute to Calder Prescott, one of our longest serving music teachers. 

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Satellite Volleyball
Championship 

Satellite Volleyball Championship 

by Erica Stedman

On Monday the 23rd of March the Senior A Girls volleyball team left for Christchurch to compete in the Satellite Volleyball Championship (SVC) tournament. 

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Race Unity Assembly

Race Unity Celebrations

by Arnika Hazelwood

On Tuesday 24 March we celebrated the rich cultural diversity at Logan Park.

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Basketball

March Sports Round Up

by Arnika Hazelwood

Lots has been happening across all sporting codes, but special recent highlights include Basketball, Football and Sailing performances.

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MUNA Winners

‘Three peat’ Logan Park wins Otago Southland Model United Nations again! 

by Paul Fielding

120 student delegates from Otago and Southland schools met March 13-15th at Otago University to debate global issues of poverty, hunger, female empowerment and child mortality.

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O-Taiko Japanese Drumming

O-Taiko Japanese Drumming entertains

by Arnika Hazelwood

On Tuesday 10 March, we enjoyed a lunchtime performance from a Japanese Drumming Ensemble, "O-Taiko."  

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Debating

Debating Regional Champs

by Suzanne Robins

Our LPHS 1 team (Jacobi Kohu-Morris Y13, Grant McNaughton Y12 and Meran Campbell-Hood Y13) won the annual Russell McVeagh Debating Competition for the Otago-Southland region.   The event was held on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of March.  5 of the top 12 awards went to Logan Park speakers. 

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Otago Uni Liaison visit

Otago Uni Liaison visit

by Arnika Hazelwood

Year 13 students appreciated hearing about the opportunities at Otago University on Friday 6 March. 

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Luge

Luge Champ at World Cup

by Arnika Hazelwood

Year 12 student Tayla Ward has returned from competing for the New Zealand Women’s Luge team at the World Cup in Austria, Germany and Italy during December 2014 and January 2015. 

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Grant McNaughton

Top Young Scientist discusses Science with Government Officials

by Kristan Mouat

Board of Trustees Student Rep, Grant McNaughton, Year 12, won a Treasury Scholarship at the Sir Paul Callaghan National Eureka! Science Symposium in Wellington, late last year. In February he was invited to Wellington to discuss with senior government officials, ways to improve New Zealand's living standards.  

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2015 Prefects

2015 Senior Prefects Announced

by Arnika Hazelwood

During February school assemblies, our 2015 School Prefects were announced and congratulated. 

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High Achievers Morning Tea

Scholarship and Excellence Morning Tea celebrations

by Kristan Mouat

On Monday, March 2nd, staff and students celebrated the outstanding academic achievements of students who achieved NCEA Excellence Endorsed Certificates at Levels 1, 2 and 3 as well as celebrating students who won national scholarships. 

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Jacobi Kohu-Morris

Top Speaker wins trip to Gallipoli

by Kristan Mouat

Head Boy Jacobi Kohu-Morris won the Otago-Southland final of the RSA Speech competition, in Gore, in February, and has won a trip to Gallipoli as his prize.

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New Zealand Secondary Schools Lawn Bowls Nationals

New Zealand Secondary Schools Lawn Bowls Nationals

by Supplied

On the 14th-16th of December 2014  three Logan Park students embarked upon the New Zealand Secondary Schools Nationals (lawn bowls) held at the Howick Bowling Club in Auckland. 

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Luge

Sports Round Up for February

by Francine Vella and Kristan Mouat

In February Year 12 student Tayla Ward returned from competing for the New Zealand Women’s Luge team at the World Cup in Austria, Germany and Italy during December and January. Tayla won the individual junior women’s division at the Austrian Cup in Judenburg. Tayla also won the New Zealand Open Luge Cup last year. Tayla will continue training with the national team and she is aiming for selection for the Winter Olympics.

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Ms Danielle Rieter (Student Teacher)

Super Teacher and Super Mentors

by Kristan Mouat

Danielle Rieter, one of our Masters of Teaching trainee teachers in 2014, was awarded an Excellence for Teaching Practice Award from the University of Otago, College of Education in 2015.

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Doom Exhibition

DOOM EXHIBITION

by Andrea McSweeney

The first curator’s club exhibition for 2015 had an ominous and highly successful theme of Doom.

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2015 Sports Day

Sports Day

by Arnika Hazelwood

On Thursday February 19, after unsettled weather, we held our 2015 Sports Day at the Caledonian Sports Ground.  

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House Day

House Day - Beach Day

by Arnika Hazelwood

All of the Houses enjoyed their House Days at various beaches around Dunedin in early February. 

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5 Top Otago Uni Scholarships Awarded

17 NZQA Scholarships awarded to LPHS students.

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to our fabulous NZQA Scholarship recipients. We got 17 scholarships across a range of subjects including Drama, English, Media Studies, History, Physics, Biology, Statistics and German.  

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Surf Life Saving Competition

Surf Life Saving Medal Haul

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to Annie Kennedy Atchison, Year 9 who was selected to represent the region at the National Junior Surf Life Saving Championships in Mount Maunganui  in February.  

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Peer Leader Training

Peer Leader Training

by Arnika Hazelwood

Senior students worked with House Deans on Tuesday 3 February, to further develop leadership skills for their new roles. 

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Top NZ Film-makers

Top NZ Film-makers

by Arnika Hazelwood

Congratulations to Naomi Ashby-Ryan and Ruby Harris (Year 11) for winning the Green Ideas Sustainable Lifestyle Award at the Outlook for Someday, New Zealand Film Challenge Awards in Auckland in December 2014. 

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