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Queen's News Issue 18 2020

Calendar of Events

November

2-5 Junior Exams

6-11 Year 9 Option Selection

10 Senior Prizegiving 

13 Year 8 Orientation Day

16-20 Junior Sports week

16 NCEA examinations begin

17 Teacher Only Day

18 Junior Aquatics Day

24 SISS Volleyball Tournament

30 Year 9 Activity Week and Year 10 Camp Week

December

9 Junior Prizegiving and Reports

Contents

Year 9 Scholarship Winners 2020

Principal's Address

by Barbara Agnew

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Ex-Girl Mentoring Programme

by Executive Secretary - Sharon/Jo

EquipMENT End of year celebration

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Georgia Caldwell

Georgia Caldwell - Arts Prefect Speech

by Georgia Caldwell

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Queen's High School Mini Crew competition

by Nicole Rogers

During our lunch break last Thursday the 22nd October, the first ever Queen's Hip Hop Mini Crew Competition was held.

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Year 13 PE Rafting Trip

by Tash Civil

13PE enjoyed their rafting day on the Taieri recently.

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Electronics Club

by Jo Bishop-Cherry

Some Year 9 students have started an electronics club. They are learning about circuit boards and soldering. They started this week with making Catherine Wheels and learning the basics. We will also be having a go at making digital dice, flashing lights, led clocks and light up Christmas trees. There are some spaces still available - come and see Mrs Bishop-Cherry if you are interested (limited to 10 members at a time).

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Lauren Byrne and Chloe Bishop RNZB Dance Educators

Year 9 NZ Ballet workshop

by Nicole Rogers

The Royal New Zealand Ballet Education, will be holding a one hour creative dance workshop for all Year 9 students on Thursday the 12th November in our gymnasium. The workshops are for students of all ability levels, the dance educators will teach elements of the choreography from The Sleeping Beauty which is touring New Zealand at the moment, and introduce the students to elements of classical and contemporary dance. Students will be required to wear their full Queen's PE uniform which may include leggings and the Queen's warm up top.

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51st Annual White Island race

51st Annual White Island Race

by Matthew Sherborne

Year 11 student Mereana Martin competed in the 51st Annual White Island Race.

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Surfing

by Tash Civil

Jaya Reardon competed at the Aotearoa Māori Nationals last weekend up in Ahipara. The surf was big and challenging, but really warm compared to what Jaya is used to! She placed 3rd in the Under 18 division and 4th in the Open Women’s division. Well done, Jaya!

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Year 10 Outdoor Education

by Jacqui Earland

It won't be long before all of Year 10 are out on their end of year camp. Attached are some photos of Year 10 students learning some outdoor education skills in class. Below you will also find gear lists for the Surfing, Alex and McKenzie camps

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Careers Corner

by Lesley Signal-Cambridge

Information for leavers, Year 9 option selection information and opportunities for senior students.

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Laetitia is our 2020 French Assistante

Students interview our French Assistant

by Noeline Burden

Laetitia is our 2020 French assistante. We share her with Columba College and Bayfield High School.

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Torpedo 7 Friends and Family Sale

by Sonya Finnie

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