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Newsletter - July 2019




School Opening - 4 July 2019

Headmaster's Message

by John Laurenson

School Opening, New Board of Trustees, NZQA, NZCEA, Term 3.

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UC French day 2019

University of Canterbury French Day

by Suzy Lallemant

On Friday 21st June, year 11-13 French students from all around Canterbury attended a day of NCEA workshops at the University of Canterbury.

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Facing the challenge of a new school. John Laurenson and his senior students at North Parade.

Left to right: Associate Head Boy Philip Smith, Head Boy Liam Walker, BOT Student Representative Sarmad Qamar and Associate Head Boy Thomas Pirker.

Year 9 2020 Enrolment Dates

by Sandra McKernan

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Red to Green Zone

Turning the Red Zone into a Green Zone

by Roger Miller

On Wednesday 5th June at Brooker Reserve, there was a great example of tuakana- teina in action.

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te reo

Learning Te Reo Māori in the Kāhui Ako

by Joseph Houghton

Last year, we identified teacher capability in Te Reo Māori as a key area for development.

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NZTA Class 1 Drivers Licence NCEA Credit

by Alan McIntosh

and Gaining Credits from a part-time workplace

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 Ngā Manu Kōrero

Ngā Manu Kōrero

by Joseph Houghton

This year we had four speakers compete at the regional Ngā Manu Kōrero Māori Speech Competition which was held last Friday at Lincoln University.

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Creating a strong sense of belonging for our Pasifika community at Ōrua Paeroa

by Joseph Houghton

Earlier in the year, SBHS and AGHS started collaborating to ensure that our Pasifika community were welcomed onto the new campus in a way that linked us to culture, language and traditions in the Pacific.

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Marlborough Winter Exchange

by Jake Chalklen

Our annual Sports Exchange with Marlborough Boys College was held in Blenheim on the 20th and 21st of May.

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Al Noor Mosque  visit

SBHS Futsal marks Mosque Tragedies

by Tom Davies

SBHS Futsal Coach Tom Davies and Headmaster John Laurenson agreed that the Mosque tragedies of the 15th March should be marked by SBHS.

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Senior Formal 2017

Senior Formal 2020

by Maria Lemalie

Saturday 8th August.

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Kings Exchange 2019

Kings Exchange

by Reuben Spicer

4th and 5th June.

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Nude lunches

SBHS Nude Lunches

by Roger Miller

The first SBHS Nude Lunch Form class competition was a great success, with many classes getting behind the concept of not using single use plastic in their lunches.

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Absentee Advising and Sick Bay Procedures

by D Thompson and C Cooper

Please advise the school office as soon as possible by telephone, email or school app if your son is going to be absent from school.

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Troy Hulston

Out of School Achievements


Volleyball, Boxing, Ice Hockey.

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New Campus

Uniform Shop and SBHS School Office Hours


July School Holidays

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Community Notices

Community Notices - October

by Debbie Thompson

Swimsafe, Market Day, Halloween Family Fun Day, Mood Hair Salon offer, Assistance for Parents of Chinese Students in New Zealand Schools.

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