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ShowQuest ‘BitterSweet” National winners 2018

The final national winners for ShowQuest were announced this week. SQ is the new platform for New Zealand's new music, dance and drama showcase for schools. Havelock North took the top spot at the Showquest national final with ‘The Circus’. National awards...

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Can Drive & St Vincent de Paul

Over the past three weeks the Justice and Ministry Team having been working hard to gather as many non perishable food items as possible. Students have led a bake sale, sausage sizzle, mufti day and a jelly bean counting competition. We have had an...

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Mahi Toi 2018

Every year activities at Garin College go on hold while everyone gets involved in Te Wairua o Nga Mahi Toi, a two day celebration of the arts.  During 21-22 June the students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops, visual art...

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Theatre Sports Team

On Saturday evening some of the senior Grain Theatresports students performed at The Suter theatre for the “Laugh Nelson” youth comedy evening. The students performed exceptionally well and were clearly the audience favourite for their quick-wittedness and...

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Queen Charlotte College Sport Exchange

Our students competed in the Queen Charlotte College Sport Exchange here at Garin on Thursday 31 may.The competition included Senior A Netball, Senior B Netball, Junior A Netball, Senior boys basketball, Girls Basketball, U19 Boys Football, Mixed Badminton. We thank...

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Mahi Toi 2018

Student sign up for Mahi Toi is underway!!!! There are a huge variety of workshops and events on offer this year. Try something new, have some fun and make sure you sign up!!

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Mass of Creativity

Te Wairua o nga Mahi Toi, is now launched for 2018! To the theme “God is the author of Life and we are co-creators” we celebrated our mass of creativity 24 May. Fr Seph reminded us “Garin College was established with a vision of helping the Catholic young...

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Geek week

The week starting 20th May saw our Captains of Learning Nathan & Ariane running activities each day to celebrate academic pursuits, including Rubix Cube, sudoku, quizzes and the first ever Tri-wizard Tournament. The week culminated today with our Dress...

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The Top of the South Trades Academy Awards

The Awards were held on Friday 27th October celebrating the hard work of the students and completion of all the Trades Academy courses for 2017. Each student received a certificate from either NMIT, Connexis or Whenua Iti Outdoors. Five Garin College students were...

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U15 CONDOR 7’S – AUCKLAND

Garin College travelled to Auckland last week to compete in the annual National U15 Condor 7's tournament. The team went down to a strong Westlake Boys team first up but bounced back with a convincing win over a big, physical Tamaki College team 35- 7. This left our...

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Joseph Robinson – Dux of Garin College 2017

Our final celebration for the year was Prizegiving on Wednesday 6th December. This was a very warm evening in a very full school gymnasium. It is wonderful to have the company of family and friends as we acknowledge our students successes. It was an admirable moment...

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