Monday, March 30, 2009

Monty Python - Bicycle Repair Man

Camp Survey

Thank you to those students who took time to vote. It looks like coasteering and archery were the favourite Wainui Camp activities. The Hot Pools were a runaway favourite at Hanmer. Seems like such a long time ago now.

Great to see some team one comments, keep them coming, they help this site become more interactive and interesting.

We have posted a new survey. Miss Huston would like to know if it is worth changing the abseiling at Wainui as it is very similar to the tree climbing at Hanmer. Your thought would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009



As part of Anzac Day, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is running OPERATION ANZAC SPIRIT, a design competition for Year 7 and 8 students.

How to enter
To enter students need to submit a poster showing what Anzac Day means to them. This can be in the medium of their choice (drawing, painting, collage etc) but please no items larger than A3 size.

There are three prizes up for grabs:
1) A day with the Navy, plus a copy of The Reluctant Hero signed by Corporal Willie Apiata VC.
2) A day with the Army, plus a copy of The Reluctant Hero signed by Corporal Willie Apiata VC
3) A day with the Air Force, plus a copy of The Reluctant Hero signed by Corporal Willie Apiata VC
Four runners up will be awarded a prize pack of NZDF products.
Entries close on 25 April with the winners announced on 5 May.

A selection of entries will be made into a calendar for 2010 which will be sold by the RSA.

Entry criteria

o The competition is for Year 7 and 8 students.
o Entries can be drawings, paintings, collage; no computer generated entries please.
o Please keep entries A3 size or under.
o Please include your name, age, address, contact phone number, email address, and the name of your school on the back of your entry.
o The deadline for entries is Anzac Day - 25 April.
o NZDF reserves the right to use entries for publicity purposes.
o Entries may not be returned.

Where to send entries
Defence Communications Group
Private Bag 39997,

Further information about Op ANZAC SPIRIT, including a downloadable poster, is available at

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monty Python

Monty Python were master entertainers! The term 'pythonesque' is often used to refer to nonsensical and surreal comedies.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Is there anything out there?

Nasa have recently launched the Kepler Telescope on a mission to see if there are any other planets like earth that could contain water and therefore life like on our planet. I am very curious to know what they find. What do you think they might discover?

Camps were FANTASTIC!

I enjoyed both camps. Would have loved to have stayed longer on your camp Year 7's but I was stoked to go coasteering. My highlight on both camps was spending time with you all and getting to know you better. A huge thanks to the great group of parents that helped on both camps:) I will add some photos soon.