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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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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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