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Top of the South Readers Cup

Top of the South Readers Cup

On Thursday 26 September Mrs Ditzel took 2 teams of year 9 students to compete in the annual Top of the South Readers Cup event hosted at Nayland College. This is the second year that the librarians in the area have run this event, which is a quiz on 6 specific books...

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1st XV Hockey Team

1st XV Hockey Team

During Tournament week the 1st XI Mixed Hockey Team went to Blenheim to compete in the South Island Secondary School’s Mixed Tournament. We left Nelson full of excitement and energy and couldn’t wait to play our first game against Hamilton Christian School (HCS) the...

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Yr 10 Monastery Project

Yr 10 Monastery Project

Minecraft Example 1 Minecraft Example 2 Minecraft Example 3 For this topic, we studied life in the Medieval Ages. We learned how important the Catholic Church was to society. Each student had the opportunity to build a 3D monastery in any fashion (cake, cardboard, or...

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Royal New Zealand Navy

Royal New Zealand Navy

With great excitement and anticipation our students, staff and many parents welcomed the landing of  the Royal New Zealand Navy Super Seasprite Helicopter on our football field on Thursday. The visit was a great opportunity for our students to experience the landing...

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Junior Philosophy conference

The Junior Stretch and Challenge day was attended by more than 130 people, with 34 of them represented by Garin College students. Julie Arliss, the presenter from England is an international educator with a gift for making the complex simple, and the simple complex....

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Model United Nations

Model United Nations

Last Monday Garin sent their future diplomats on a mission to save our planet. Approximately ten of our young minds traveled to Nayland for the annual Nelson Model United Nations. An event where the real committees and focus documents of the UN are simulated into a...

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Special Olympics Basketball

Special Olympics Basketball

On Wednesday Garin entered a team in the Special Olympics basketball competition down at Saxton. There were 12 teams in total, some from as far away as Christchurch and Blenheim. Garin won division 2 with one draw and two wins. They were placed 4th over all the...

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Junior SISS Netball Tournament

Junior SISS Netball Tournament

On Sunday July 7 our 9A and 10A netball teams loaded up the vans for the drive down to Christchurch for the Junior SISS Netball Tournament. This event was what we’d been working towards since training for the season began. After the obligatory shopping stop, we...

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Young Vinnies

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

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

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

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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