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Nayland College Newsletter, Friday 28 February 2020

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2020 School Terms:

Term 1: Tue 4 Feb - Thurs 9 April
Term 2: Tue 28 April - Fri 3 July
Term 3: Mon 20 July - Fri 25 September
Term 4: Mon 12 October - Thurs 10 December

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Principal's Message, 28 February 2020

by Daniel Wilson

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Video: House Day 2020

Nayland students show their true colours at House Day 2020

by Duncan McKinlay, Julia Hodgson, David Munro

Two weeks ago, Nayland experienced yet another successful house day, with students coming together under the banners of either Draco, Aquila, Pheonix or Pegasus House to celebrate a day of whanaungatanga – the chance to feel a connection to their school and have a whole lot of fun in the process.

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The Nayland Debating team

Debaters succeed at regional tournament

by Duncan McKinlay

It was a case of history repeating itself for the Nayland debating team as they took out the senior section of the Kahurangi Regional Student Debating competition for the second year in a row. The tournament, held at Nayland College, featured debaters from Nayland, Waimea, Garin, Nelson Girls, and Nelson Boys colleges.

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Ms Cameron is our new Deputy Principal.

Our newest Deputy Principal

by Student Journalist Maya Jayasena

Busy getting her head into her new role, Deputy Principal Hannah Cameron has been making sure that all aspects of Nayland College are running smoothly. Already a month down, she looks forward to a dynamic year.

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Zena (middle) poses with the silver medal she won during the relay event.

Speed-skater finds her balance

by Student Journalist Maya Jayasena

Year 12 Nayland College student Zena Denton inline speed-skates at both a national and international level. Last year she competed at the Oceanias, while over the New Year period she competed in the flat track and road nationals. Two weeks ago, she competed again in the banked track event. She came 2nd in relays and ranked 6th individually.

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Year Thirteen students lead the way

by Duncan McKinlay

Last week, approximately fifty of our Year 13 students spent two days at Bridge Valley for Leadership Camp.

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Treking in Laos.

Students enter a world of challenge

by Duncan McKinlay

Over the summer holidays, 5 students from Nayland College embarked on a trip of a lifetime when they travelled to Laos and Vietnam as part of the World Challenge program.

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Ariana, (in the blue) leaps for the flag at the South Island Surf Lifesaving Champs.

Surf lifesaving student makes waves at regional champs

by Duncan McKinlay

14-year-old Nayland College Student Ariana McGee, recently braved the cold waters of Warrington beach, near Dunedin, to compete in the under sixteen division of the South Island Surf Lifesaving Regional Championships.

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Saran Adams has just returned from the national touch competition.

Young athlete has the magic touch

by Duncan McKinlay

Year 11 student Saran Adams likes playing touch rugby. In fact, she often plays for up to five teams in a single week. This dedication has obviously paid off, as she recently returned from representing the Nelson region at the 2020 Bunnings Junior National Touch Championships in Papakura.

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Important Notice

Reminder: School closing early at 1:30pm tomorrow for a Paid Union Meeting.

by Nayland College Official

Staff will be available in the library to supervise any students who need to remain at school.

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Nayland College

Caregiver A-Z 2020 ready to download here

by Nayland College Official

Everything you need to know as a parent or caregiver can be found in this useful booklet. See below for the link to download.

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Schooldocs Policy and Procedures

Term One Policies Available for Parents to Review

by Nayland College Official

Visit SchoolDocs online to submit feedback on policies due for review in Term One

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Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Lifeguard Award Course starting Friday 28 February

by Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Due to demand we will be running one last Surf Lifeguard Award course over the next 5 weeks- starting this Friday the 28 February.

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RYDA Workshop by Road Safety Education

RYDA Driver Training Day Thursday 19 March

by Nayland College Official

A nationally run course for Year 12 students that focuses on the mindset of young drivers rather than on their skills. See below for more information.

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