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Arthur s Pass Track Opening
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 7
To celebrate 150
years since the
discovery of the
Arthur s Pass route
by Arthur Dobson,
the Department of
a new walking
historic day on
Looking back toward Arthur s Pass village from the Bealey footbridge.
Dignitaries talk among themselves as the crowd arrives.
Selwyn MP and Environment Minister Amy Adams, accompanied by Arthur Dobson s great-great-great-grandson Zeb Paterson,
heads toward the new walking track, and below they cut the ribbon.
Boarding School Information Days
TE KURA TAMATĀNE O WHAKATŪ
BOARDING OPEN DAY
SATURDAY 17 MAY 10AM-3PM
67 WAIMEA ROAD NELSON
Nelson College welcomes all interested parties to
our Boarding Open Day. The day includes tours of
the Boarding Houses and College facilities and
presentations by key staff - Headmaster, Director
of Boarding and Curriculum Manager.
Boarding at Nelson College opens up many options
‚ A quality education with high academic
2013 academic results for Nelson College
90% achieved Level 1
91% achieved Level 2
78% achieved Level 3
75% achieved University Entrance
‚ NCEA & Cambridge Qualifications
‚ Trades Courses
Registrations close Tuesday 13 May 2014
To request a copy of the Boarding Prospectus or to
register your interest to attend the open day please
contact the Boarding Secretary at:
Phone: 03 5483099 / www.nelsoncollege.school.nz
N s s
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT SUSAN:
OR EMAIL US:
03 548 1332
Information sessions on the following dates:
MAY 12 5.30--7 pm
Salvation Army Rooms MAY 13 1-- 2 pm
Coleraine Meeting Room MAY 13 5.30--7 pm
www.stkevins.school.nz |Boarding & Day Students |Co-educational |An Edmund Rice School in the Catholic Tradition
A College of Academic, Sporting & Cultural Excellence
with a strong Values based education
Enquire about your enrolment today
WAITAKI GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
We o er a rich and varied curriculum with passionate, hardworking teachers and
an ethos in which we educate young women to be well-equipped for the world.
We have a small and caring attached hostel which provides a family atmosphere and home away from
home. Girls get to enjoy all the bene ts of school as well as great hostel facilities and a big sister; little
sister mentoring programme which is run in both school and hostel
Inquiries welcome for day and boarding
places; we invite your inspection of Waitaki
Girls High School as a school and hostel that
will meet the needs of your daughter.
Contact our hostel manager
phone: 03 434 48324
Learning the Waitaki way!
OPEN DAY and NIGHT, Thursday June 5, 2014
St Kevin s College is an Integrated, Catholic, Year 9 to 13,
secondary, boarding and day school situated in Oamaru,
New Zealand. It has a long-established tradition of academic
excellence and outstanding sporting and cultural achievement
and is set in 27 hectares of park like surroundings, o ering
superb facilities and world class educational opportunities.
We provide meaningful leadership opportunities and strive to
create an environment that challenges our young people to
deepen their personal spirituality in an authentic and relevant
way. The College family has a culture that celebrates success.
As a school in the Edmund Rice Tradition, our sta are
passionate educators. We live the tradition by modelling a
genuine concern for those at the margins. We have a strong
culture of service to others and active social justice projects.
St Kevin s College aims to produce graduates who are well
equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, resilient,
with a strong work ethic, leadership skills and a sense of social
justice. Our Mission Statement: Con dent, Connected, Actively
Involved, Life-long Learners, Inspired by Gospel Values. The
core College Values are Family, Integrity, Respect and
Excellence. The cornerstones of education at St Kevin s College
are the Christian values embodied in the Catholic faith. The
College aims to provide opportunities for leadership to equip
students to stand up for their values and principles as well as
developing the whole person by providing a well-rounded
education. St Kevin s College is well resourced with excellent
facilities and state of the art ICT equipment.
St Kevin s College provides high quality holistic education.
Students have the opportunity to excel academically,
culturally and in sporting pursuits. Our focus is on encouraging
participation and involvement. Academically our NCEA results
are among the highest in the country. Our dedicated sta
enable students to achieve the quali cations they need to
pursue their dreams.
Culturally our students are exposed to a strong tradition of
public speaking, debating, singing, music and drama. Regular
cultural competitions and performances take place both in our
auditorium and throughout the region. Sport is important at
St Kevin s with all students being encouraged to participate. A
range of sports are available including netball, rugby, hockey,
basketball, soccer, kayaking, rowing and softball. The College
has its own golf course, swimming pool, turf and gymnasium
and exceptional coaching from sta and the College
Community enable students to succeed on the provincial,
national and international stage.
"St Kevin s College is a caring, stimulating environment, one
that will bring out the best in students. We are a college proud
of our traditions. Our strong sense of family helps as we strive
for excellence through providing a balanced holistic education.
It is also important to note that we have a limited number of
spaces available for non-Catholic students and we encourage
these students to enrol early. We are also excited to announce
the option of Year 8 students being able to board with us from
the beginning of 2015." --- Mr Paul Olsen, Principal.
Nelson College for Girls o ers high quality, a ordable
education for young women in a very supportive environment.
Our boarding hostel, Clarice Johnstone House, is a very
important part of this. It o ers excellent accommodation
for up to 150 students, from New Zealand and overseas. This
accommodation provides quality for our young women but is
For many of our boarders, there are signi cant opportunities
for them to be involved in sporting and cultural activities that
would not otherwise be available to them.
Our boarding students are part of a very large family,
proactively supported by our senior students through a wide
variety of student led activities. Nelson College for Girls has a
strong house system and all of our boarders are members of
the same house, Whangamoa.
They are passionate participants in all house activities in the
school and revel in the purple house succeeding well. On
athletics and swimming sports days, Whangamoa House is a
uni ed mass of purple, with strong support for all participants.
For the past two years, Whangamoa has won the swimming
sports Champion House Cup. Our boarders are equally
committed to the house drama and choir competitions and
enjoy considerable success in these areas also.
Our Year 9--12 students live in Clarice Johnstone House where
they enjoy considerable facilities for study and recreation. Our
Year 13 students have the privilege of living in the new Levels
building. This very modern accommodation, opened in 2011,
provides them with a more independent living experience,
while still ensuring our most senior students play a pivotal role
in creating the family atmosphere of the boarding community.
The students have individual rooms with shared lounge and
Our boarders enjoy academic success, make lifelong
friendships and enjoy strong connections within the school and
its community. Many of our boarders join in activities such as
sporting clubs, choirs, jazz bands and some take part in drama
productions in the strong local theatre companies. These are
wonderful opportunities for them. Nelson College for Girls
has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. This
is demonstrated strongly by our NCEA and scholarship results
for 2013. An example in NCEA is at Level 1, where over 30% of
our year 11 students gained a Level 1 Certi cate endorsed with
Excellence. At the end of 2013 in the Scholarship examinations,
a total of 25 Nelson College for Girls students were awarded
scholarships. One of these students gained 3 scholarship
awards, thereby gaining a New Zealand scholarship. Our
boarders are well represented in these statistics.
Nelson College for Girls provides its boarders with
magni cent opportunities for a very a ordable price. We have
strong values as a College. These values are summarised by the
word PRIDE --- personal excellence, respect, integrity, diversity
and empathy. Our boarders live by these values in the boarding
house as well as at school.
Enrolments are now being accepted for 2015. Join our happy
family! For more information contact Susan Friedlander on 03
or visit our website www.ncg.school.nz/boarding
A tradition of
innovation and progress
Nelson College is the oldest state secondary
school in New Zealand and as such has many
traditions. A great deal of these traditions ---
boarding, erce inter-house competitions, co-
curricular participation, uniform, music and arts
programmes, full school singing and formal
assemblies, to name a few --- are upheld and
Another tradition which is equally vital to a school
in the modern world is a history of innovation
and progression, no more apparent than today.
The recent construction and opening of a trades
centre, and a whare, are examples of this.
The diversity of the options structure with
multiple pathways to enable boys to reach their
potential, plus a unique student leadership
programme, the championing of performing
artists and an endless selection of co-curricular
activities allow the full breadth of development.
The greatest tradition --- academic excellence
--- is also a constant source of innovation and
development. Sta have a clear goal: to get the
best we possibly can from all of our students. It
provides the focus for developing and challenging
our most able students as well as providing extra
support for those that need it. Boarders academic
results are outstanding.
The Education Review O ce s visit in 2012
a rmed the strength and diversity of our
programmes, the professionalism of the sta and
administration, and the positive, inclusive culture
of the school. A cause for celebration.
A ordable excellence at Nelson College for Girls
Here at Waitaki Girls High School we are proudly a girls
school; a school where all the leadership roles are lled by
girls, where older girls mentor younger girls, a school where
all activities are open to girls: they participate, in uence, lead
and learn together. We know girls like to collaborate in their
learning and learn well together.
Research backs us up that girls learn better in a girls school.
This is evidenced in our excellent NCEA results with 22% of our
NCEA Level One girls gaining an Excellence endorsed certi cate
while our Level two and three NCEA results are consistently
above the national average.
But we are interested in more than just academic ability,
we are also interested in the whole person --- excellence of
character as well as academic ability --- we o er a curriculum
that inspires resilience, resourcefulness, re ection and positive
relationships --- we call it the 4Rs.
We run the MY FRIENDS programme to promote resilience
in learning and behaviour for all Year 9 girls and a Healthy
Relationship programme for senior girls --- because we
know we are equipping our girls for life after school and that
emotional intelligence is as important as academic success.
Our supportive pastoral system has the Whānau teacher as
the rst link in the pastoral chain, followed by a strong House
system with a multitude of inter-house competitions and
activities. We have over fty clubs including many varieties of
sport (you name it, we play it), cultural activities and service
groups. Our Astra group recently celebrated 21 years of service
in the school and on any given weekend we have a number of
girls involved in the Duke of Edinburgh programme with many
girls going on to Gold Award.
Our Kapa Haka and Pasi ka groups are strong performers
who stand tall in their mana and cultural pride. Nestled in the
heart of beautiful and historic Oamaru we have strong links
with our community.
Our girls assist at the Recycling centre and the Community
Gardens; they are involved in work experience in many local
businesses; we use our local environment for learning with
frequent visits to the historic precinct and harbour; our Physical
Education Learning consists of using the mountains, lakes and
passes on our doorsteps for real life outdoor experiences and
our student leaders enjoy goal setting and challenge tasks at
Girls of Waitaki Girls High School are very proud of their school.
The school s values (respect for self, others and environment)
are enshrined in our daily life. These values contribute to our
positive tone in and out of the classroom. We blend a strong
sense of tradition with an increasing focus on the use of
modern learning approaches. Our hostel is a pleasant and well
maintained facility with a newly refurbished senior wing that
allows senior girls a chance for more independent learning --
our hostel really is a home away from home.
We stand for hard work and integrity (our motto: Dulcius
ex Ardius --- Satisfaction is to be gained from hard work) is
promoted and role modelled by sta and students.
Our teachers are passionate, caring and hard working. A
Waitaki Girls learner really is equipped to take her place in the
world after school.
We invite you to our Open Day/Open Night June 5, 2014
where tours of both the school and hostel are in place and a
chance to meet with the principal.
Come and see if this is the school and hostel for your daughter
--- we d love to see you --- Tracy Walker Principal
Waitaki Girls High School --- growing girls into strong women
Leading co-educational college
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