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Junior 1st XI cricket team

Junior 1st XI cricket team

Congratulations to our Junior 1st XI cricket team, which had a convincing victory against Nayland College to win the Tasman Secondary Schools Junior T20 Cricket Championships held at Green Meadows. Nice work team! Our Junior Ki O Rahi team, who came third in the...

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NZAquaBot Challenge

NZAquaBot Challenge

Over the weekend, two Garin teams competed in the National NZAquaBot Challenge at the Richmond Pool. The Year 9 team, composed of Malika Rai, Eva Doak, Jessie Edmondson, and Wren Brudvik-Linder built an underwater robot and designed it to pick up various Pasifika...

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End of Year Mass

End of Year Mass

We celebrated our End of Year College Mass where we celebrated the achievements of all our learners and those who will be leaving at the end of 2019. The celebration was filled with a focus on the call for Garinians to go out to the world as told by Jesus in Luke 9:1...

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Year 12 Journey Camp

Year 12 Journey Camp

In 2019 the Year 12 Journey was held at Canaan Downs on the top of the Takaka Hill because in 2018 as year 11 students we were unable to complete this section of the journey programme due to the major slips that wiped out the road to Golden Bay. It was an exciting...

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Theatresports – South Island finals

Theatresports – South Island finals

Theatresports Success! First, the senior Theatresports group that attended the South Island finals at The Court Theatre last term (John Noble (Year 12), Jed Frethey, Megan Ritchie, Jade Alborn, Hamish Shelly (Year 13) performed terrifically for a 2nd place, beating...

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Sun City Nelson Country Music Awards

Sun City Nelson Country Music Awards

Congratulations to Zac Griffith who over the weekend competed in the 33rd Sun City Nelson Country Music Awards held in Richmond. There were over 380 entries from people as far away as Invercargill and Tokoroa. Some of the categories had up to 30 entrants competing for...

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Club Garin Colours Awards

Club Garin Colours Awards

The Club Garin Colours Awards set the scene for celebration early in the week. We gathered as school and community to celebrate and recognise excellence in the areas of arts, sport and service. It is wonderful to reflect and recognise the diverse range of skills and...

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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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