Current Events

Espania 2019

On Wednesday 10th April a group of 12 senior Spanish students accompanied by Señoras Walter and Davies left for a trip to Spain. They will be visiting the capital Madrid, Barcelona, Córdoba and finally Sevilla where they will be attending a language school and...

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Shakespear Festival

On Saturday 30 March, a merry band of players made their way to Waimea College for the annual festival, a highlight every year for the Drama department. Six different Garin groups performed across the day, and watched other schools, or relaxed in the green room before...

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House Sportday

On the 5th of April, we had our first ever Garin College House Sports Day. It was a whole school event promoting participation in sport and house spirit. The day began with students in their houses, Aubert, Barbier, Mackillop and McAuley marching to the gym chanting...

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Volleyball Nationals

We were up bright and early to meet up at school at 6 am for a very exciting week, full of volleyball. The Senior A volleyball team were off to Palmerston North for the 51st Volleyball Nationals where there was a total of 98 girls teams, we were all very excited....

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Mosque Visit

On Friday 22 March, 14 of us made our way to Hardy Street for the Hands Around Nelson Mosque event. We were greeted by a huge crowd, many wearing head scarves. Security was very evident with the top of Hardy Street being closed to traffic and the area monitored by...

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Year 11 Journey Camp

During the timeframe of the 11th to 15th of March, our year 11 students have been on their Camp Journey at Canaan Downs. The beautiful and astonishing Takaka Hills provided the students with many incredible, once in a lifetime opportunities such as caving, climbing,...

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Yer 10 Journey Camp

During week 7 term 1 the Year 10 students embarked on their 2019 Journey. Three days spent in the Marehau sun learning about themselves and others. With a theme of whanaungatanga (family connection and team work), the classes banded together to learn taiaha, waka and...

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Yangjiang Student Exchange

Eight friendly Chinese students and two delightful teachers, supported by the Nelson Chinese Friendship Society, visited Garin College on Thursday 21st March for a cultural exchange with our students. Megan Ritchie and Jade Alborn put a lot of thought and time into...

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Debating Team

On Saturday 23rd February five Garin teams and a Nayland/Garin composite team attended the KahurangiMarlborough Regional Debating Tournament at Nelson College for Girls. It was their first time debating for many of the students and although some were nervous we soon...

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Ash Wednesday

We celebrated the beginning of our Lenten journey with our Ash Wednesday Service. Father Seph led our celebration and  shared with us the purpose of Lent, to come together as the Body of Christ and build on our relationship with God. Lent, for 2019 in Aotearoa has a...

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Colours Assembly

Our annual  celebration was an absolute highlight this week. We congratulate and thank all our students for their energy, effort and commend them on their success in their NCEA achievement in 2018. In the Colours Assembly we focus on the students in Level 1,2,3 NCEA...

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Year 9 Journey Camp

In week four of term one, the Year Nines of 2019 went on their first Garin Journey. Based at Whenua iti Outdoors, Journey focuses on self growth; helping improve confidence and trust in your peers. Whenua iti organised some amazing activities that helped grow trust,...

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