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Shirley Boys' High School Takere Graduates


Congratulations to SBHS Old Boys’ – Te Kaio Cranwall, Myles Gentry and Kyan Kauhou-Soli who graduated from the University of Canterbury – Takare Programme over the summer break. They are pictured with another Takere Alumni and former head boy – Cooper Gibb- Faumuina.

Takere involves a five-week academic and cultural live-in programme and experience staying in a hall of residence over the 2023 summer break with other Māori and Pacific ākonga. All three boys completed 15-point 100-level UC course as part of the academy which will contribute to their chosen degree.

Additionally, these ākonga will participate in a range of compulsory initiatives and activities throughout the academic year which are designed to enhance their pastoral, cultural and academic success.