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Year 12 Leadership Camp

Year 12 Leadership Camp

Last Friday, the 24th of September, the Year 12 students of Garin College had the opportunity to head off to Whenua Iti for a one-day event in place of the originally planned three-day camp. Students broke into groups led by the staff and got to know each other...

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Vast Dance 2021

Vast Dance 2021

VAST Dance Festival 2021 was held at the Theatre Royal last Friday. This is one of the highlights of the Garin year for those passionate about dance. Motueka High school, Waimea College, Nayland College, Nelson College for Girls and Garin College combined for a full...

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Reader’s Cup

Reader’s Cup

This year my friends and I went on a trip with our librarian to Nayland College for the 2021 Readers Cup. Garin entered two teams of five and we all had to read some of the 6 books that Mrs Ditzel gave us. We all started with one book each and by the end we had to...

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Shave for a Cure

Shave for a Cure

Shave for a Cure at Garin College took place today. The team made up of Year 10 - 13 learners shared their personal story of why they were taking this action and who they were serving. This supports our College vision of providing our learners with the opportunity to...

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Mahi Toi

Mahi Toi

The spirit in which learners have entered Mahi Toi, has been lead with enthusiasm, focus and talent by our Arts Leaders, Millie Pumphrey, Josh Hall and Alice Knoef. Having shaped the celebration around the theme of “Once Upon a Time” our Arts Leaders have teamed up...

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National Shakespeare Festival

National Shakespeare Festival

Lucien Panting, Ethan Speers, Vianne Wessell, Seth Eastmond and KellyAnne Urquhart performed in the National Shakespeare Festival in Wellington. They all performed brilliantly and Lucien and Ethan have both won a place in the prestigious National Schools Shakespeare...

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Caritas Fundraiser- Sweat-a thon

Caritas Fundraiser- Sweat-a thon

Thank you to all those involved in our Caritas ‘Sweat-a-thon”, including organisers, participants, sponsors, Mr Cumming, parents and community. This was a great example of teamwork, where everyone worked together to create a day full of fun activities. The purpose of...

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On behalf of the Garin College community, I congratulate Zac Griffiths on being announced the Intermediate Winner at the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards 2021. Zac travelled to Gore last week and fulfilled a dream. Zac's generosity in sharing his gift of music with...

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Geek Week

Geek Week

Last week Elysia and I, with the greatly appreciated help of Mrs. Ditzel, held the annual Geek Week where we ran various events over the lunch breaks, culminating in a Dress Up Day on Friday. The week was a great success, kicking off with a Rubik’s cube challenge,...

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Careers Roadshow

Careers Roadshow

Year 12 and 13 students enjoyed a morning out attending the annual Careers Roadshow at Nayland College. It was a fantastic opportunity for them to explore a wide range of training options available to them when they leave school.  We were particularly impressed with...

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Geek week

Geek week

Thank you to our librarian Mrs Ditzel, Library Assistants Brooke Milligan and Ryan Chilton and Academic Leaders, Luca Schulz and Elysia Bronte, for leading and promoting Geek Week. This week has been fun filled with challenges and competition. To round out the week,...

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Pinkshirt Day

Pinkshirt Day

This Friday we celebrated Pink Shirt Day here at Garin College. Pink Shirt Day is something we celebrate every year here at school. It is about creating an environment where Rangitahi feel safe to be themselves, despite individual circumstances. Creating a safe space...

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