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Year 10 Dean - Trish Pike
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Across the Year 10 Dean's Desk

Trish Pike —

Term 3 has been full on for our Year 10 cohort. For some transitioning back into the classroom after Covid 19 lockdown has not been an easy feat.

However, persevering  through hard times has been a significant life lesson for many of our Year 10 girls. Understanding that ‘being the best person you can be’ requires sacrifice, time and effort, and it is something many of our girls have strived to maintain throughout the year. 

This term I congratulate Steffany Silva-Delautour for her stunning performance in the combined RGHS &and RBHS “Saturday Night Fever” theatre production. From school production, micro-volunteering, and sporting tournaments, to our Xecute mega dance crew – proudly making it in the Dance NZMade Nationals.

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Our Year 10's have put plenty of effort into new challenges.

Micro-volunteering: Practising positive mindfulness through creativity.

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Sporting events: Basketball/Netball/Volleyball/Hockey

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From basketball to netball, from the hockey turfs to the rugby field, our Year 10s have been actively engaging themselves in a range of sporting activities. They have also experienced winning moments in Hockey, Netball and Basketball. With a massive congratulations to 10 ARO Volleyball team for winning in our recent Junior Volleyball tournament organised by our PE Faculty.

Life Education – SMART$ Programme 2020 

A great financial literacy workshop delivered by the Life Education Trust – helping our girls to get money smart. A valuable learning experience for our girls, where the learning ranged from understanding good debts vs bad debts, credit cards, and savings. This valuable program has given our Year 10 girls some insight into making better decisions in relation to future money management.

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Duke of Edinburgh International Awards – Scholarship Recipients:

CONGRATULATIONS to the following girls, they have been awarded a significant scholarship by Escape Adventures Journey. This scholarship award covers for their annual fees and expedition trip.

Nicky Karaitiana, Zoe Kumeroa, Te Maumahara Pukeroa, Emma Monk, Honey Parker, Paradise Khan, Te Aroha Healy-Forde, Matariki Mihinui, Ngataria Wehipeihana, Arahia Edwards, Steffany Silva-Delautour, Kaylee Davis, Pounamu Roberts, Honoria Williams and Kathleen Cole (Year 11).

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Planning for their first TRAMPING Trip:

Meeting regularly every week, some of our girls in this group will be going on their first ever tramping trip through the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation park in the second weekend of the holidays. This wonderful initiative is lead by Escape Adventures and facilitated by Mark Chapman. Our girls will  get to know what it means to live outside their comfort zone, as they will be challenged to put recently learned tramping/survival skills into action. 

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