400 Block Celebrating St Patrick's Day

It was great to see our 400 Block students getting in the spirit and celebrating St Patrick's Day.

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Metal Masterpiece


Designed and created by students from our senior metalwork class, we are pleased to feature a new piece of metal artwork outside our 200 Block. The official unveiling took place on Monday 13 March. The sculptural work includes designs from a number of students, who drew ideas in response to a donation of steel to the school by Vulcan Steel. Students then transferred the design to the computer and used a plasma cutter to cut the design from the metal sheet. The new mural is 2m by 3m, and has been put to a wall next to the metalwork room. Thanks also to Mr Dowrick for his input with the project. The students involved were interviewed by the Manawatu Standard, click here to read the article. 

National Athletics Champs

Congratulations to Zia Macdermid who has qualified for the National Athletics Championships in Hamilton later this month. Zia will represent Manawatu in the U20 1500m. All the best, Zia! Click here to read the full article.


Congratulations to former student, Nat Manville, who has been selected in the Wheel Blacks. Nat will play for the national wheelchair rugby team during their five-test series against Australia in Christchurch in April. Click here to read the full article.

Relay for Life 2017

Congratulations to all those involved in Relay for Life over the weekend 11-12 March. The team (led by Year 13 student Jakaia Williams) raised an amazing $8000 for the Cancer Society. Well done!

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Young Enterprise E-Day


On Tuesday 7 March, a group of young entrepreneurs participated the Young Enterprise E-Day at the Manawatu Golf Club. The students were Ophelia Fishsimmons, Zoe Taylor, Matthew Anderson and Karl Werner. Throughout the day the group worked on a real-life business plan, then pitched their idea to a panel of advisors in a speed-mentoring style workshop. The day proved extremely valuable for the students and we look forward to seeing what they can produce!