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October 2015 Newsletter


Video: Lip Sync 2015

Lip Sync

by K Hays, J Keats, C Croft, R Johnson and Video by Ken Hudson

Please click on the video to watch a sample of last term's  SBHS Lip Sync 2015.

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John Laurenson

Headmaster's Message

by John Laurenson

Dear Parent and Caregivers

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Members of the 1st XV after receiving the
Team of the Year Award.

Sportsman Of The Year Dinner

by Steve Garland

Another successful and enjoyable Sportsman of the Year Awards Dinner was held on the last Wednesday of Term 3 at the Russley Golf Club Function Centre.

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Important Notices

by Sandra McKernan

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2015 Important Dates

by Sandra McKernan

Term 4 Monday – 12 October to Friday 11 December

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Year 13 Outdoor Education – Alps2Ocean Cycle Tour

by Merryn Herlihy

At the end of Term 3 Year 13 Outdoor Education students went on a cycle adventure on the Alps2Ocean Cycle Tour. 

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Liam Wright

Student Achievements

by Sandra McKernan

Reece Falck, Liam Wright, Zach van Eekelen, Ethan De Rose, Ryan James, and Ryan Fraser

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South Island Secondary School’s Mountain Bike Championships

by Peter Beswick

October 3 and 4 saw the SBHS MTB Team competing in the South Island Secondary School’s Mountain Bike Championships.

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Japan Tour 2015

by Yuki Miura

Six Shirley boys and four Marian College girls departed on a two-week biannual Japan trip on 25 September.

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Junior Basketball

Co-curricular Activities

by D Grocott, S McKernan, K Dell Hartgers

Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, Orchestra Festival, Climbing

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Brodie McAlister
and Tom Christie.

NZ Schools Rugby

by John Fox

Congratulations to two stars of this year’s 1st XV campaign, who were selected in the NZ Schools Rugby team recently, Brodie McAlister and Tom Christie.

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2015 SBHS Nationals

Senior Basketball National Tournament

by Scott Howell

Over the first week of the school holidays Mr Howell and Mr Grocott took the Senior A Basketball team to Palmerston North to participate in the National Tournament.

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Geographers Take On Queenstown

by anon

The Year 13 Geographers had a great practical experience at the end of Term 3 during their annual field trip to Queenstown. 

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French Tour 2015

by Angela Cameron

A group of 40 students and teachers (18 boys and 18 girls) recently returned from a three-week tour of France, happy but very tired. It was a busy time away with many hundreds of kilometres covered.

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The Demise of L Block

by Colin Amodeo

L Block was originally B Block but was given its new designation by Senior Master Ian Wilson late last century. In 1957 when the School first opened, B Block contained the original single classroom Library with books on loan from the National Library Service.

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Gateway News

by Emily Derham

Below are some student gateway placement experiences at Boyle River, Russley Golf Course, Simone Construction and Rydges Latimer Hotel.

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The Hartley Gymnasium under construction
in 1961. This was named in honour of the Board of Governors Chairman, Mrs
Lilliam Hartley, one of the School’s great benefactors.

From the School Archives

by Colin Amodeo

Shirley's first Gymnasium and Cadet Battalion

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Curriculum Activities

Thank you to the Red Cross

by Fiona Browne

Since 2013 Shirley Boys' High School has distributed $146,000 in Red Cross funding to help ease the cost of learning for students whose families have been affected by the earthquakes.

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Giving to the City Mission

by Sandra McKernan

Thank you to everyone who donated a can of food on Mufti Day last term. The City Mission came and collected a van full of food to restock their empty shelves.  

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Community Notices

by Sandra McKernan

Please see below for any Community Notices/PDFs

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