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Queen's News Issue 20 2020

Calendar of Events

January 2021

27 Senior course confirmation 11am - 2pm

29 Year 13 Peer Support Leaders Refresher Course 9am - 3pm

February 2021

1 Day One for Year 9 and all Year 13

2 Day Two for Year 9 and Year 13 Peer Support Leaders

 Whanau BBQ

3 Full School 8:45am in the hall

Contents

Chloe Gray - Top Year 10 Scholar, Heather Lawrence - Top Year 9 Scholar

Principal's Address

by Barbara Agnew

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Mrs Rendall and Mrs Burden

Farewell to a couple of long serving staff.

by Queen's High School

This week we said farewell to these two incredible women who are both retiring. Mrs Rendall has been with us for 27 years and was also given a Living Treasure award from the ex-girls. Ms Burden leaves Queen's having been a teacher of French and Mathematics, as well as sports coordinator for a time. Both will be truly missed for the huge contribution they make to the school.

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Year 10 Surfing Camp

by Queen's High School

Last week we spent four days travelling around the different beaches of Dunedin surfing. Some of us were experts and honed our skills while others of us learnt from scratch.Thanks to Ms Civil, Mr Sherborne and Ms France for looking after us for the week!

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Year 10 Central Otago Camp

by Queen's High School

The Central Otago camp involved; biking, walks, exploring a garden maze, camp cooking by the river, swimming, zip lining and bungy jumping. Thank you to Ms Earland, Ms Ellis, Ms Rogers and Ms Lowther for taking us on an adventure filled week.

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Year 10 Omahau Downs Camp

by Queen's High School

During camp week, a group of 20 Year 10's went to Twizel. Some of the activities that they did during the week included; swimming, biking, Tekapo pools, Hooker Valley walk and a 3D movie. Thank you to Mrs Abbott, Ms Meronek, Ms Geissler and Mrs Signal-Cambridge for looking after us for the week.

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Year 10 Ruataniwha Camp

by Queen's High School

Camp week was chocka full of activities for the Ruataniwha camp. We biked, swam, paid a visit to Ms Koni on the way up, played Frisbee Golf, watched a 3D movie, walked the Hooker Valley walk, went on the glacial explorer, visited the Tekapo pools and fed salmon. Thank you to Mrs Geddes and Miss Cross for looking after us for the week.

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1,2,3 Tech Challenge Winners - Otago Southland Region

Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge

by Jo Bishop-Cherry

Well done to two groups of Year 9 students who made it through to the National Finals of the 1,2,3 Tech Challenge. Georgia, Tait, Mackenzie, and Ryah won the Otago-Southland Regional Competition with their Kindness app, and Petra, Lily, Sienna and Aiesha are a wildcard entry with their Mental Health website.

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Year 9 Activity Week

by Year 9

Read below for a recap on all the activities that Year 9 got up to last week.

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Year 9 Spelling Bee

Year 9 Spelling Bee

by Georgina Beck

The annual Queen’s High School Spelling Bee was held on Friday 13 November.

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Aquatics Day

Aquatics Day

by Noeline Burden

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Futsal T4 2020

Sports Round Up!

by Noeline Burden

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Volleyball

Volleyball

by Jacqui Earland

Friday night Volleyball concluded last week, with Queen's achieving some excellent results for the term.

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Kaiya, Emma, Lucy and Amberly

Year 12 Scholarship Chemistry

by Jacqui Earland

Kaiya, Emma, Lucy and Amberly are just four of the students in the Year 12 Scholarship group that have come back to school for chemistry tutorials this week. These have been to help them prepare for Scholarship Chemistry in 2021. Well done to these girls for their continued effort and motivation at this time of year. Mr Clark knows that it's not just the free lunch that has kept you all going, but your desire to succeed and reach your potential.

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Immerse Me

by Noeline Burden

30 lucky Queen’s French students will be some of the first in the world to pilot this cutting edge technology which provides authentic dialogues and simulations.

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2021 Term Dates

by Executive Secretary - Sharon/Jo

Start dates and Term dates are here for 2021.

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2020 Queen's Year Book

by Executive Secretary - Sharon/Jo

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Healthy Screen Time Habits

by Linewize

Below is a parent guide to holiday screen time from the team at Linewize.

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Thank you!

by Executive Secretary - Sharon/Jo

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