Current Events

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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Music Gala

Music Gala

A huge thank you to Kathryn Hunt, the Music Students and Jonty and Tobias for the wonderful Gala Night on Wednesday. Whilst COVID altered our plans and we were unable to share with the larger Garin family, we had a wonderful audience made up of staff and students. The...

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Intermediate Academic Quiz

Intermediate Academic Quiz

A mixed team of GATE students helped organize and run the Intermediate academic quiz during week 7. A mixed team of GATE students helped organize and run the Intermediate academic quiz during week 7. We used Waimea hall as the venue but due to Covid-19 restrictions...

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Fashion Design Technology  – Gabby Chapman

Fashion Design Technology – Gabby Chapman

Gabby Chapman is a Yr 12 student and is absolutely passionate about fashion. Gabbie wrote: “As a fashion design student I am learning a wide range of skills. For my garment to be innovative, I needed to develop both creative and critical thinking. Researching the...

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COVID-19 Masks – Fashion & Design Technology

COVID-19 Masks – Fashion & Design Technology

Some Year 9 students (Y9F & Y9I) have engaged in fervent class discussions following the new alert level and have asked to be taught how to make their own mask. Both classes spent week 4 constructing unique and very successful masks to address our current issue.

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Rock Quest

Rock Quest

It is my absolute pleasure on behalf of Garin students, staff and community to congratulate our year 11 student Zac Griffiths on his outstanding success in the Smokefree Rockquest National Finals. With his original compositions, songwriting talent and performance of...

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Drama – Wheeler’s Luck

Drama – Wheeler’s Luck

Last week level one and two drama presented 'Wheeler's Luck', a romp through provincial NZ town, exposing and reinforcing the stereotypes, performed at The Playhouse. We had it all, the small town girl hankering after the big city, life, like Hamilton, the townie with...

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Netball Coach – Award

Netball Coach – Award

During Week 3 Term 3 One of our volunteers, Ms O'Brien - Teacher in Charge of Netball, won the coveted Cadbury Netball New Zealand Volunteer of the Month Award from Netball New Zealand. This awesome achievement recognises Ms O'Brien's outstanding contribution to all...

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Geek Week Fundraiser

Geek Week Fundraiser

Geek Week Fundraiser A BIG thank you to everyone for getting involved with Dress Up Day last Friday! It was fantastic to see so much effort put into costumes, and really added to the fun of our Mahi Toi day. Thanks to a record number of books being sold during the...

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Mahi Toi

Mahi Toi

We are also celebrating Te Wairua o nga Mahi Toi (during during week 11 Term 2), the college is ablaze with colour and energy. Well done students. You have been ably led by your Art leaders, Rosanna George and John Noble and the Arts faculty to engage with all that is...

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Why should we look back at Covid-19 in 50 years?

Why should we look back at Covid-19 in 50 years?

Why should we look back at Covid-19 in 50 years? We were set the task in class to think about what story we would want to tell about Covid-19 fifty years in the future. We think we should look back on the corona-virus in the future because it is such a big event in...

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The death of George Floyd and the immense global action of solidarity against racism, was massive and foremost in the mind and emotion of Garin's student leaders. Their voices was heartfelt and intense, they recalled and recognised the indignity of racism and the...

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