Student Blog

17 Sep The Principal’s View

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17 Sep The Art of Balance

School can be an incredibly stressful time for all of us, especially in term one as we try to get into the rhythm of 2021, with lockdowns and school events all trying to disrupt our routines. It is important to focus on your learning and...

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17 Sep The Aardvark

Hello all. I am writing about the Aardvark today. The so-called, “beauty of the south Sahara” can be thought of as a possum, with the ears of a naked bunny of moderate size, the snout of a piglet whose face has been protruded to a...

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17 Sep Bloom

Look at your fluorescent smile,  As it lights up the mirror full of doubt that flooded your mind for a while.  I see red, I see pink and the blue is down the sink, Because those nights you used to cry with those teardrops trickling from your eyes...

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17 Sep Hate Crimes Against AAPI

Hate crimes and acts of racism against Asian and Pacific Islanders have risen at a horrific rate in the past year. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the amount anti-Asian violence. According to the organisation Stop AAPI Hate, 3795 incidents of discrimination and hate against Asian...

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17 Sep Egg

I woke up one day, feeling like an egg. I got dressed like an egg, sat down like an egg, hell I even drew a new self-portrait that day(spoiler alert, I drew an egg). For some reason, my newfound egginess gave me a sort of...

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17 Sep School Spirit Through Memes

If you’ve never heard of @ilovepakcollegesomuch, you’re either new or have been living under a rock. @ilovepakcollegesomuch is the most popular school meme page. They have over 2000 followers and a bunch of hilarious and relatable posts about being here at Pakuranga College. It was...

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17 Sep Lockdown Writing Competition – A Bed of Moss

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