Current Events

From the Sports Desk:

From the Sports Desk:

Year 13 student Abbey Smale represented Garin in the South Island Makos Secondary Schools Open Water Swimming Championships held at Akaroa on 20 February. The 5km swim was also part of the New Zealand Open Water series, which Abbey currently leads. Abbey had an...

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Yr9 Journey Camp

Yr9 Journey Camp

This week we held our Year 9 Journey “Base Camp” at Whenua Iti Outdoors. For our year 9 new entrant students this was an exciting and challenging outdoors experience. Raft building, kayaking, high ropes, and trapeze. It was blended with exploration of faith through...

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Yr13 Journey

Yr13 Journey

Our Year 13 students have enjoyed time out of the classroom this week to attend their Y13 Journey “Summit” at Lake Rotoiti. Despite the heavy rainfall on Tuesday night, students enjoyed the warmer days that followed. Journey is an exciting way to start the year for...

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Start of year 2021

Start of year 2021

Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānau, With an air of anticipation and excitement the year begins. It is a joy to recognise the focus and energy our students have on re-establishing friendships and making new friends after the long summer break. Our Powhiri and opening Liturgy...

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Secondary Schools Junior Tennis Tournament

Secondary Schools Junior Tennis Tournament

Congratulations to Harry Pugh and Sean Hillberg, who played strong tennis at the Tasman Secondary Schools Junior Tennis Tournament and won the boys division. Harry and Sean beat Marlborough Boys in the final 2/1 and Harry was unbeaten in the tournament....

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Five Garin College students were selected for the 2020 Waimea Combined 1st XV rugby team, Bede Dodd-Edgar, Cashmir Simone, Eamon Shellock, Tom Lloyd and Arthur Gladstone. Year 13 students Bede, Cashmir and Eamon wrapped up their tenure with the Waimea Combined team...

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Mass of Thanksgiving

Mass of Thanksgiving

As we joined together on Wednesday to celebrate our Mass of Thanksgiving and End of Year, we follow our tradition of our candle ceremony especially acknowledging our Yr 13 students as their journey concludes in the college. This is a significant time for the students...

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Netball – Covid Cup

Netball – Covid Cup

We’ve experienced a very different year this year due to Covid 19. Many sports were cut short or not played. I’ve been playing volleyball and netball for four years now and this year has definitely been different and difficult. We were only able to play half a season...

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Year 12 Journey

Year 12 Journey

This year due to COVID-19 the year 12 Journey took on a slightly different flavour but it's heart and purpose remained true. Students had a full day at Whenua Iti Outdoors drawing on their expert knowledge along with our own staff to explore through an outdoors...

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Tracy Stock – Leaving

Tracy Stock – Leaving

We farewell our Deputy Principal Mr Tracy Stock this week after 18 years of outstanding dedicated service to Garin College, Tracy was an inaugural staff member when Garin opened its doors in 2002. Teaching Physical Education Tracy is well recognised by colleagues,...

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Sport Awards 2020

Sport Awards 2020

This week we celebrated our annual Sports Awards Evening. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 Alert Level 2 we were unable to have our parents and outside coaches and managers present. Despite this significant change to the awards evening, I have been absolutely impressed...

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Last week Week 7 Term 3Garin College students participated in two Tasman Secondary School events that were originally scheduled to be held in Term 2. Five students attended the TSS Badminton Championships, which were held at Motueka Recreation Centre last Tuesday. Our...

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