Bright Young Things - Phoenix Reid


Welcome back to Year 12 student Phoenix Reid who has recently returned from a skating exchange in Florence, Italy. Phoenix is the current Oceania artistic roller skating age grade champ in dance and figure skating, and it was this love for skating which saw her travel to Florence on a two-month student exchange programme. She recently spoke to the Manawatu Standard to talk about her experience - click here to read the full article. Phoenix is now gearing up for her next event, the Laurie Hastie Competition, on 18 March at the CET Arena 3 in Palmerston North. All the best, Phoenix! 

Ice World

Ice World is returning to the Palmerston North Square for the month of April 2017. This year the Ice Rink will be accompanied by a giant Snow Globe which can fit 10-12 people at a time. The Ice Rink opens 1 April and will be open throughout the Easter and April school holidays from 9am to 9pm each day until 30 April. 

Ice World are also running a photo competition to be in the draw to win an Apple Watch. Get creative with the Ice World Competition, post a photo with you and your friends on the Ice Rink on the IceWorldNZ Facebook page and be in the draw to win!

Cricket Reps

Congratulations to Jasmine Waters and Courtney Infield who have both been selected in the U18 Manawatu Women's cricket team. Well done, girls!

Bright Young Things - Shannon Mihaere


As a recipient of the University of Otago Nga Mahi-a-Ringa Putaiao Scholarship, Year 13 student Shannon Mihaere spent part of her summer at the University of Otago attending the Hands-On-Science program. She was recently interviewed by the Manawatu Standard to talk about the experience and her career aspirations. Click here to read the full article.


Shooting Star

Congratulations to Jessica Burgess-Smith who competed in the 2017 New Zealand Shooting Champs in Christchurch on 21 - 24 February. Jessica won gold in the NZ Junior ISSF Prone, gold in the Graded match and 1st with aggregate. The competition proved very successful for her as she was also selected in the NZ Women's Team of top 5 shooters (finishing 2nd), the NZ Wakefield Open Team of top 10 male and female shooters (finishing 6th) and the NZ Slazenger team of top 20 shooters (finishing 6th). This is the first year she has competed in these shoots and is a tremendous achievement - well done, Jess!

Peer Support Activity Day

On Friday 24 February, Year 9 students enjoyed a free Activity Day being run by the College as part of the Peer Support Program. Students participated in various activities including team building sports, house competitions and a BBQ lunch. After lunch, many of the students went down to the Lido for an afternoon of fun in the pools and hydroslides, while other students opted to stay at the College for some lego building fun. It was a great day had by all and we hope this transition to high school has been a positive experience for them. A special thanks to the Peer Support student leaders for all their hard work planning the day - without you this would not have been possible.