Current Events

Young Vinnies

This week, the Garin College Young Vinnies presented the memory candles they had created to the coordinator of Project Butterfly, Rebekah Malthus. Project Butterfly is an organization that offers aid to parents that have lost a child under the age of 21. They help...

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Theatresports Competition

A Shakespearean video game, a submarine journey, and a geeky refrigeration expert helped the Garin senior team take out the Nelson/Tasman Senior Theatresports Competition for the first time in 15 years on Tuesday night at the Suter Gallery Theatre. The team of Megan...

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Mahi Toi – Showcase

The home-based showcase concert was a great back-to-the-future move this year, bringing the community into our process at the time of energetic creation. The effort put into the House Dances this year was amazing. All four houses put up a piece to be proud of. There...

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Catholic Schools – Environmental Climate Change Seminar

“Last Thursday we flew to Wellington to give a presentation about de-creation, along with Mr Etchells and groups from eight other Catholic schools across our Archdiocese. Our presentation was about five minutes long and went really well. We listened carefully to the...

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Queen Charlotte Exchange

On Wednesday, 12th June 76 students travelled to Picton for the annual sports exchange with Queen Charlotte College. The Garin teams arrived to a cloudy but fine day and gave it their all when they took to the court or sports field. Garin won the exchange by a nose,...

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Geek week

Thank you to our student leaders, Dylan Didi and Amy Krammer for the activities provided for the whole school over Geek Week. It was great to see such a wholehearted participation by students and staff in book character costume on the final day of week 5. This school...

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Auckland Writers Festival

Ten students and two teachers were lucky enough to attend 2019‘s Writer‘s Festival in Auckland. This was an amazing opportunity to meet international authors from around the world, and learn handy techniques to further their writing. Half the group caught a flight in...

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Geography Field trip – 2019

On the Wednesday the 1st of May, unspeakably early, even before the teachers arrive at school, 25 Geographers left Richmond on their adventure to Wellington. After a bit of a false start on both the bus and the ferry, some students found themselves spending the...

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Mahi Toi 2019 – Launch

Te Wairua o nga Mahi Toi, is now launched for 2019! To the theme: “CIRCUS‖. Student creativity will be inspired through the topics of Matariki and Psalm 19:2: ―The heavens declare the glory of God; And the skies announce what his hands have made. Day after day they...

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Show Quest Winner- 2019

Such a delight to watch our talented  students in action. This is my ninth year being part of this performance arts competition and it gets better each year. In 2019 Show Quest added some dynamic aspects like wearable arts, media and live music. Our Abyss team got the...

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O’Shea Shield – 2019

The excitement of the O‟Shea Shield held at St Patrick's Palmerston North remains with us as we reflect on this most wonderful celebration of our Catholic youth from across the Diocese. The sixteen students making up our Garin team were outstanding ambassadors for the...

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Spanish Trip

The Spanish trip was an experience of a lifetime. We flew into Madrid, the capital of Spain, and we stayed there for a few nights at the Hostel One Madrid. During the day we would go out into the town and see some really lovely places. We visited the modern part of...

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