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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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Chess Power tournament

Chess Power tournament

Last week seven of our keen chess players took part in the regional Chess Power tournament at St Joseph’s school. There were 20 players from Nelson College & Garin College, and another 50 from the region’s year 7 & 8 schools. Our students found the level of...

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Show Quest

Show Quest

On Friday night the 14th of May - 45 students represented Garin College at Showquest 2021. It was an opportunity for many students with different skills to be involved in performing arts. We had students in all year levels participating in roles such as lighting...

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