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Alumni Newsletter April 2019

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Be sure to put Oliver! down in your diaries.

Principals message to alumni, April 2019

by Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson gives a quick update to our alumni and friends of the school.

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Louise Gridley and Oliver Patel are just two of the 300 new year nine students at Nayland College this year. : 

Coming back to Nayland

by Nelson Weekly 21/02/2019

An article was recently published in the Nelson Weekly by report Kate Russell regarding our increasing enrolments.

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Dodger and Oliver (Sam Clark and Emily Furniss).

All hands on deck for upcoming musical

by Sera King - Media and Publicity

Preparations are now in full swing for Nayland’s musical production of Oliver! to take to the stage in the first week after the holidays.

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Come along and support our students. Tickets available at Ticket Direct or Theatre Royal!

by Nayland College

Show dates: 7.00pm Wednesday 1 May, 7.00pm Thursday 2 May, 7.00pm Friday 3 May, 1.30pm Saturday 4 May & 7.00pm Saturday 4 May.

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Ben, Sophie W, Sophie H and Olivia are well-pleased with their winning scene's success.

Thespians impress at Shakespeare Festival

by drama teacher Anton Bentley

Nayland College drama students came away dripping with accolades after taking part in the University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival’s Nelson/Tasman regional event held at Waimea College on Saturday 6th of April.

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A resident benefits from Darren's expertise.

Tea and tech

by science and biology teacher Glenis Paul

Ten students from Nayland College visited The Woods retirement village for our first after school 'Tea and Tech' session on April 1st.

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Mayor Rachel Reese receives gift from Liangyang Senior High School  

Building connections with Nelson's Chinese sister-city, Yangjiang

by International Department

Two teachers and eight students from Liangyang Senior High School in Nelson’s sister-city Yangjiang visited Nayland College today and were hosted by Victoria Cockerell and the Nelson Branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society .

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Year 9 Powhiri and Place Responsive Wero/Challenge

by Jane Townsend

Over the last five weeks our Year 9 students have been involved in a teaching and learning programme focused on ‘Ko Wai Tatou/Who We Are’. The aim of ‘Ko Wai Tatou’ is to connect our Year 9 students with their new school, their community, the people, and the places they live in.

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Stunning pou unveiled at Nayland College

by Nayland College

A stunning pou kaitiaki, specifically commissioned to mark the 40th anniversary of the Wakatū Incorporation, has been unveiled at an emotional dawn service.

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Hospitality students get real world experience in our very own Kuaka Cafe

by Nayland College Administration

Starting from Monday 11 March our hospitality students will be gaining some real catering and hospitality experience, as well as earning credits by working at our Kuaka Cafe.

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Mr Cheyne makes sure there's time for recording information on the peninsula.

Geographers go green in Kaikoura

by Sera King - Media and Publicity

Year 11 geography students, teachers and parents went to Kaikoura last week to visit New Zealand’s first and only certified sustainable town.

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Whaea Chanel Ngaruhe performs a blessing for the new facility.

Kuaka Cafe off to flying start

by Sera King - Teacher / Media & Publicity

A group of Nayland staff gathered early in the morning on Monday 11th February for the official opening of the college’s brand spanking new Kuaka Cafe.

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Year 13 Camp at Rotoiti

by Jane Townsend - Deputy Principal

Seventy-five Year 13 students participated in a two-day camp held at Lake Rotoiti last week. The camp included a variety of team building activities to facilitate connections with each other and with the local area.

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Pegasus duels with Aquila in the final.

Houses compete to capture the flag

by Sera King - Media & Publicity

The first round was held for the eagerly awaited Capture the Flag house competition on Wednesday lunchtime last week, when Pegasus took on Phoenix and Draco challenged Aquila.

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Year 10 Institute of Sport (IOS) class participated in a Wairua Warrior
Obstacle Tutorial 

Institute of Sport Warrior Training

by Jane Townsend - Deputy Principal/IOS Teacher

The Year 10 Institute of Sport (IOS) class participated in a Wairua Warrior Obstacle Tutorial at the Cable Bay Adventure Park on Monday.

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The boys volleyball team celebrates after a point.

Summer tournament success

by Nayland College Official

Summer tournament week saw a number of Nayland teams head off around the country to represent our school in a variety of different sports.

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Sophie and Greta bask in their first place glory.

Surprise win for beach volleyballers

by Sera King - Teacher / Media & Publicity

Year 13 volleyballers Greta Stadje and Sophie Young competed at the NZ Secondary Schools Beach Volleyball Nationals at Mount Maunganui at the beginning of February where they cleaned up by winning the senior girls division.

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Tysxun in his younger days in 2015 playing for Nelson College.

Basketballer gains national recognition

by Nayland College Official

Year 13 Tysxun Aiolupotea (Ngāti Koata) has played basketball since he was in year 7. Now this talented and humble player has been selected for the NZ Māori Mens basketball team.

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Sophie Hampson manages to balance busy with happy.

All-rounder Sophie at your service as board rep

by student reporter Maya Jayasena

Here student reporter Maya Jayasena offers a unique perspective on her long-time friend and Nayland board of trustees student representative.

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Holly Ward NZ Sports Speed Championships - Palmerston North 2019

Holly Ward continues to cut it up in the Speed Skating world

by Nayland College

Holly Ward participated in Palmerston North in the beginning of January for National Road and Track Speed Skating championships.

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In praise of the humble art teacher

by Wild Tomato by John Cohen-Du Four

John Cohen-Du Four pays tribute to the ‘gardeners’ who tend young minds.

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Korari Programme 2019

Board of Trustee Elections 2019

by Cristy Monds - Nayland College Returning Officer

Nayland College is preparing for triennial elections mid 2019. We are looking to encourage parent and whanau participation on school boards in order to help shape and support the education of their children.

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