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St Paul's Collegiate School - Hamilton

Informer - September 2020

We are almost nearing the end of term three. 

There are some important dates happening over the next few days. 

The student-led gala, which was to be held this Friday, has been postponed to Friday 6 November, due to alert level 2 restrictions.

Enjoy the upcoming holiday break with your family.

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Flash Flow wins innovation award

by St Paul's Collegiate School

A turbine device using the flow of water to glow a light to help farmers detect whether they have a water leak, is the latest invention created by students of St Paul’s Collegiate School to win them Fieldays 2020 Young Inventor of the Year.

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Arts Day a Seussical success

by St Paul's Collegiate School

This year's annual Arts Day paid homage to the "Seussical" production, cancelled due to Covid. Below is a report on the day:

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St Paul's has talent

by St Paul's Collegiate School

This year St Paul’s held its inaugural “St Paul’s Got Talent” event on the last day of Term 2.

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New prefects named

by St Paul's Collegiate School

As part of school tradition, year 13 students who have displayed outstanding leadership skills throughout the year are commissioned to join the existing group of prefects.

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Tihoi themed walkway

by St Paul's Collegiate School

From the Chapel a walkway now meanders through 218 specimen trees and 106 native grasses. The design brief to Tony Murrell, landscape designer, was to create a garden that represented and acknowledged our second campus, Tihoi Venture School.

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A journey of confidence

by St Paul's Collegiate School

Struggling with low self-confidence a quiet boy has become an assured young man and 22kg’s lighter following his journey at Tihoi.

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NCEA Level 1 MCAT Algebra Workshop

by St Paul's Collegiate School

The Education Effect are running an algebra workshop in a few weeks' time. Details below:

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Mufti Day - Wednesday 16 September

by St Paul's Collegiate School

A mufti day will be held on 16 September, with all proceeds going towards St John Ambulance, in remembrance of Mrs Sally Wootton.

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Video: Recording studio final Video

Educating creative minds

by St Paul's Collegiate School

The Mulgrew Recording Studio in the Mary Hornsby Music Centre has been given a voice and is helping to develop the creative minds of our students. Generously donated by Craig, Belinda, Dillon and Tyler the Mulgrew Recording Studio is allowing our students to bring their ideas to life.

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Ski team ready to hit the slopes

by Rev Peter Rickman

As with many other sports and activities this year, the St Paul’s Collegiate School Ski Team had its plans changed considerably with the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic. Reverend Peter Rickman provides an update on where the team is heading.

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Chloe Davis selected for Waikato Bay of Plenty BEKO team

by St Paul's Collegiate School

Chloe was initially added to the squad as a training partner but has impressed selectors and been chosen in the final team who will play in the BEKO tournament beginning on Saturday 5 September. Chloe was only one of two secondary school aged players to be selected in the team.

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Video: Laura Littlejohn 100m record

Waikato Winter Swim Champs

by St Paul's Collegiate School

Seven St Paul’s swimmers had their first swim meet post-lockdown at the Waikato Winter Short Course meet held in Te Awamutu over the weekend of 25-26 July.

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1st XV Rugby camp held at Tihoi

by St Paul's Collegiate School

Following the entertaining afternoon of “St Paul’s Got Talent” held on the last day of term, the 1st XV rugby squad headed off to Tihoi for a four-day camp, to bond with each other, enjoy some of Karli’s hearty cooking, fine-tune some of their newly acquired rugby skills and play two intense pre-season matches.

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Worner Shield 2020 Report

by St Paul's Collegiate School

This 1st XI boys’ hockey tournament was held in Christchurch over the period of 15-17 July 2020.

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St Paul's girl's hockey festival sees progress

by St Paul's Collegiate School

The 1st XI girls’ hockey team hosted Hamilton Girls’ High School, Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Otumoetai College and St Kentigern College for a two-day tournament in the first week of the July holiday break.

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Students qualify for CrossFit Nationals

by St Paul's Collegiate School

For 60-90 minutes, five times per week, Drake Walther, Mitchell Clark and Joe Harcourt were training to qualify for the CrossFit Nationals.

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Sam pools her talent for refugees

by St Paul's Collegiate School

Te Awamutu teen Sam White has an impressive swim stroke and a heart to match.

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Sam Cox wins volunteer lifeguard award

by St Paul's Collegiate School

Congratulations to Sam Cox, who was awarded the under 19 Emerging Volunteer Lifeguard of the Year at the Zespri Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Awards of Excellence. Sam represents the Pauanui Surf Life Saving Club. An awesome achievement!

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Choir camp features top singing talent

by St Paul's Collegiate School

A choir camp held during the Term 2 holidays sharpened the skills of our singers.

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Exploring the meaning of life?

by Rev Peter Rickman

To date it certainly has been a very challenging year for the global community, for many in this nation and ourselves as a school family. None of us could have foreseen what would unfold as a result of that Coronavirus initial outbreak and the subsequent COVID-19 global pandemic. We travel in uncharted waters and hope and pray for a vaccine and an end to this difficult season of uncertainty and, at times, anxiety.

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Garage sale items wanted

by St Paul's Collegiate School

We have changed the date of our Community Gala to Friday 6 November from 3.30-6.00pm.

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Drama award nominations for St Paul's

by St Paul's Collegiate School

On Friday the 24th of July the annual announcement was made of the nominations for the Musical Theatre New Zealand Zone 2 theatre awards (the Zonys). The year for nominations runs from mid 2019 to mid 2020. Zone 2 runs from approximately the Bombay Hills down to the Manawatu and covers the entire width of the country.

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