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St Bede's College Newsletter - June 23


Focus: Genesis Sherlock watches intently as the match comes down to the wire.

In Pictures: First XV versus St Thomas's

by Kurt Paterson

St Bede’s vs St Thomas’s is always a highlight fixture on the calendar and this year's edition didn’t disappoint.

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Head prefect Christian Ioane.

Student Voice

by Christian Ioane

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St Bede's College Rector Jon McDowall

From the Rector

by Jon McDowall

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Welcome: Father Mark Walls SM greets members of the community at the Feast Day Mass.

Community spirit on show at Feast Day

by Rachel Pitcaithly

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Smashing it: Jayden's performances have been recognised with selection in the New Zealand U18 Men's Softball Team.

Hard work pays off for Potts

by Sharon Potts

Year 11 student Jayden Potts has been selected to represent New Zealand at the Under 18 Men's Softball World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico, in November.

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Fifty Toes: Isaac Jones (guitar), Ethan Dawson (bass), Ollie Lutton (vocals), HyunJin Lee (drums) and Rheubyn Hunter (guitar).

Fifty Toes, The Haizy's hit the right note

by Abi King

Year 13 band Fifty Toes made the Rockquest regional finals for the second year in a row, making it the school's most successful band to date.

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Digging deep: Michael Blunt (left) and Zander McCloy are finalists in the Junior Young Farmer of the Year competition.

Young farmers plough into national final

by Tracey Ruddenklau and Kathryn Eagle

Year 13 boarding students Michael Blunt and Zander McCloy are both finalists in the Junior Young Farmer of the Year competition.

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Tricks of the trade: Year 12 and 13 drama students at Circotica Circus School.

Big top skills to transform the stage

by Abi King

Drama students undertook circus school training to prepare for this year's production.

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In the Pink: Junior students get into the spirit of Pink Shirt Day.

School awash with pink in stand against bullying

by Jo James

We are thrilled to share with you the incredible success of our participation in Pink Shirt Day, which took place on Friday, 19 May. This powerful movement allowed us to come together as a school and raise awareness about the importance of speaking up, standing together, and stopping bullying.

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Community: IRP students, from left, Rintaro
Hayashi, Patrick Pisaroglu and Yasu Koiso.

IRP boys score skills and global friendships

by Mark Ealey

After three years on hold during the pandemic, the International Rugby Programme (IRP) started up again this year.

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Curriculum redesign draws interest

by James Burnside

Community feedback on our new Year 11 curriculum is helping shape the changes that will be implemented next year.

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On tour: Year 11 Geography students at Castle Hill, on their way to the West Coast.

Social Sciences Snapshot

by Callum Wilson

Featured in this update is the Year 11 Geography trip to the West Coast, the Year 11 History trip to Ripapa Island, Year 9 Social Studies survival skills and toilet paper fashion shows, and Year 13 historians studying the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

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Stage presence: The Bedean Choir were crowd favourites.

Bedean Choir steals the show

by Abi King

The Bedean Choir competed in the Big Sing Competition, winning the hearts of the crowd.

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Rising stars: From left, Ashton Fisher,
Benjamin Robb, Ben Ling, and Bryn Fisher at the Canterbury Champs.

Squash team causes a racket

by Mark Ling and Emily Rosevear

The St Bede's squash team has made a strong return, and two former Bedeans have plans to revive the sport to its former glory.

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Game on: Boarding students from St Bede's and Rangi Ruru competed against each other in multi-sport and dodgeball.

Life as a Boarder

by Kurt Paterson

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Making friends: Some of the ESOL boys getting to know each other.

ESOL students enjoy a taste of Kiwi culture

by Jacqui Anderson

With 11 new students starting at the beginning of 2023 and four more due to start at the beginning of Term 3, the international department is certainly growing.

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From left, Henry Robertson, Jade Fu,
Dominic Ogilvie, Trinh Nguyen.

Bede's on Strings lift the lid on Chamber

by Abi King

Musical quartet compete in Canterbury Chamber Music Contest.

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Pick a Path: The Wayfinding for Life programme used culture, music, dance and artistry to show students that no matter what happens, there are always choices.

Navigating life's ups and downs

by Diarmuid McMahon

Students were encouraged to get out of their comfort zones through the Wayfinding for Life programme.

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Inspirational: From left, Arihia Bennett, Richie McCaw, Daniel Carter, Dame Sophie Pascoe, and Kristina Sue.

McCaw, Carter inspire future leaders

by Reuben Spicer

Twenty Year 12 students were lucky to attend the Westpac iSport Leadership Day where some of the country's most influential leaders shared their experiences.

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Reflections: Treasure from the Archives

by Emily Rosevear

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College Calendar

by Tracey Ruddenklau

June to July 2023

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