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Royal New Zealand Navy

Royal New Zealand Navy

With great excitement and anticipation our students, staff and many parents welcomed the landing of  the Royal New Zealand Navy Super Seasprite Helicopter on our football field on Thursday. The visit was a great opportunity for our students to experience the landing...

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Junior Philosophy conference

The Junior Stretch and Challenge day was attended by more than 130 people, with 34 of them represented by Garin College students. Julie Arliss, the presenter from England is an international educator with a gift for making the complex simple, and the simple complex....

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Model United Nations

Model United Nations

Last Monday Garin sent their future diplomats on a mission to save our planet. Approximately ten of our young minds traveled to Nayland for the annual Nelson Model United Nations. An event where the real committees and focus documents of the UN are simulated into a...

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Special Olympics Basketball

Special Olympics Basketball

On Wednesday Garin entered a team in the Special Olympics basketball competition down at Saxton. There were 12 teams in total, some from as far away as Christchurch and Blenheim. Garin won division 2 with one draw and two wins. They were placed 4th over all the...

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Junior SISS Netball Tournament

Junior SISS Netball Tournament

On Sunday July 7 our 9A and 10A netball teams loaded up the vans for the drive down to Christchurch for the Junior SISS Netball Tournament. This event was what we’d been working towards since training for the season began. After the obligatory shopping stop, we...

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Young Vinnies

Young Vinnies

This week, the Garin College Young Vinnies presented the memory candles they had created to the coordinator of Project Butterfly, Rebekah Malthus. Project Butterfly is an organization that offers aid to parents that have lost a child under the age of 21. They help...

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Theatresports Competition

Theatresports Competition

A Shakespearean video game, a submarine journey, and a geeky refrigeration expert helped the Garin senior team take out the Nelson/Tasman Senior Theatresports Competition for the first time in 15 years on Tuesday night at the Suter Gallery Theatre. The team of Megan...

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Mahi Toi – Showcase

Mahi Toi – Showcase

The home-based showcase concert was a great back-to-the-future move this year, bringing the community into our process at the time of energetic creation. The effort put into the House Dances this year was amazing. All four houses put up a piece to be proud of. There...

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Catholic Schools – Environmental Climate Change Seminar

Catholic Schools – Environmental Climate Change Seminar

“Last Thursday we flew to Wellington to give a presentation about de-creation, along with Mr Etchells and groups from eight other Catholic schools across our Archdiocese. Our presentation was about five minutes long and went really well. We listened carefully to the...

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Queen Charlotte Exchange

Queen Charlotte Exchange

On Wednesday, 12th June 76 students travelled to Picton for the annual sports exchange with Queen Charlotte College. The Garin teams arrived to a cloudy but fine day and gave it their all when they took to the court or sports field. Garin won the exchange by a nose,...

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Geek week

Geek week

Thank you to our student leaders, Dylan Didi and Amy Krammer for the activities provided for the whole school over Geek Week. It was great to see such a wholehearted participation by students and staff in book character costume on the final day of week 5. This school...

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Auckland Writers Festival

Auckland Writers Festival

Ten students and two teachers were lucky enough to attend 2019‘s Writer‘s Festival in Auckland. This was an amazing opportunity to meet international authors from around the world, and learn handy techniques to further their writing. Half the group caught a flight in...

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