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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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O’Shea Shield – 2021

O’Shea Shield – 2021

The excitement of the O’Shea Shield held at Bishop Viard College Porirua remains with us as we reflect on this most wonderful celebration of our Catholic youth from across the Diocese. The thirteen students making up our Garin team were outstanding ambassadors for the...

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Stand Together, Stop Bullying

Stand Together, Stop Bullying

Friday 21st May we we celebrated Pink Shirt Day here at Garin College. Pink Shirt Day is something we celebrate every year at school. It is about creating an environment where Rangitahi feel safe to be themselves, despite individual circumstances. Creating a safe...

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O’Shea Shield

O’Shea Shield

The excitement of the O’Shea Shield held at Bishop Viard College Porirua remains with us as we reflect on this most wonderful celebration of our Catholic youth from across the Diocese. The thirteen students making up our Garin team were outstanding ambassadors for the...

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Queen Charlotte Exchange

Queen Charlotte Exchange

Garin College hosted Queen Charlotte College for the annual sports exchange on Wednesday this week. Despite the sudden wintery blast that swept through the region earlier in the day, students competed in a full programme of netball, football, rugby sevens, basketball...

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Halberg Games

Halberg Games

Year 12 student Tasmyn Bradley travelled to Auckland to represent Nelson in the Halberg Games. Tasmyn entered 6 disciplines - athletics, boccia, wheelchair basketball, rowing, crossfit and badminton - and had an awesome time competing and making new friends with...

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Chrism Mass

Chrism Mass

Thank you to Father Seph Pijfers and the parishioners of Our Lady of the Bays Richmond for your support and leadership in organising and preparing the liturgy and luncheon for the Chrism Mass in support of our students, staff and community. We were privileged to host...

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