Academic

23 Oct Inter-House Mathex Competition

On Wednesday 16th October, the Inter-house Mathex Competition was held at lunchtime in the school Hall. Thirteen teams from the six school houses took part. This was a dynamic competition, taking 30 minutes, where teams of four complete 20 mathematics questions. Each team has a runner to...

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24 Sep Rocket Lab Lands at Pak

On 11th September Project Engineer, Sam Bunce and Communications Officer, Murielle Baker from Rocket Lab, visited to speak to Year 11 Science students. Rocket Lab designs and builds rockets to launch satellites for a range of commercial clients. These satellites are vital for a variety of...

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29 Aug Mathex Competition

Following a term of practice sessions and training, our Year 9 and 10 Mathex teams attended the inter-school competition on Wednesday the 24th of August. Teams were given thirty minutes to answer twenty mathematical problem-solving questions. Over 100 teams competed in the event, and Year...

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13 Aug Meeting Elizabeth Eckford

  Meeting Elizabeth Eckford, one of the 1957 Little Rock Nine Last week, Year 11 History students travelled to James Cook High School to listen to Elizabeth Eckford talk about her experiences as a prominent historical figure in the Black Civil Rights Movement in America. We were...

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01 Aug Call to Teach New Zealand History

This week, renowned historian, Vincent O’Malley, spoke to 75 senior students about the New Zealand Wars. Dr O’Malley has written extensively on this subject and was able to bring a wealth of knowledge to his presentation. His argument is that the New Zealand Wars and their...

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19 Jun Isabella Plays Her Best Card

When Isabella Jay played the Play Your Best Card game in Health Education class, and then provided her feedback about this experience in a survey, little did she realise that she would win a prize. 103 teens participated in the survey across New Zealand and each...

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23 May Chinese Trip

On 15 May, we took Year 11 and 12 Chinese language students on a Chinese culture and food experience as part of the senior Chinese language programme. It was a great opportunity for the students to practise their language skills and gain new culture experience,...

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23 May Into the Dragons’ Den

On Monday May 13th, all of our Level 3 Business Students visited the AUT South Campus to present their business pitches to the Young Enterprise Dragons' Den judges. Over the past term we have been developing a product or service and planning how it will work,...

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