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New bush track offers a place for meditation and reflection

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Date Added: 14 August 2017

div class="story_content_top mbm cf"> ILLYA MCLELLAN/FAIRFAX NZ Rathkeale students Tom and Ben Renton use one of the new boardwalks on the track. The tranquility is tangible as light shines through the trees down onto the path ahead, and native birds call off in the distance. Walking along Rathkeale College's new running track is like... more

Change as Rathkeale school principal set to step down

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Date Added: 14 August 2017

div class="story_content_top mbm cf"> PIERS FULLER/ STUFF Change is coming to one of Wairarapa's biggest schools. Change is coming to Masterton's Rathkeale College, with principal Willy Kersten announcing plans to step down after nearly a decade in charge. Kersten has headed the school since 2008. He will leave at the end of term one next... more

Students a part of the debate on plastic bags

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Date Added: 14 August 2017

div class="story_content_top mbm cf"> Some Kiwis are pushing for a complete ban on plastic supermarket bags. Most Kiwis want to see a mandatory charge slapped on the use of plastic bags, a new study has found. The Waste Management Institute New Zealand (WasteMINZ) study shows roughly two-thirds of people would support a levy, if the money went to charity. The findings come in... more

Samuel Marsden Collegiate girls talk about bullying

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Date Added: 14 August 2017

div class="videowrapper"> The young pupils at a Wellington primary school are leading the way in tackling New Zealand's "appalling" bullying culture. Marsden Primary is one of the first Wellington schools to introduce an anti-bullying programme being hailed as revolutionary overseas. KiVa – a Finnish programme being used across Europe – has anti-bullying experts and teachers... more

Recognition for Hygiene campaign

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Date Added: 14 August 2017

div class="body-image"> . Hygiene for Homeless, co-founded by Samuel Marsden Karori Y13 student Lilly Marsh and Whitby Head girl Katie Daly, is now a finalist in the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards for both Wellington and Porirua. This worthy campaign was dedicated to providing hygiene supplies to homeless women in NZ. Congratulations girls, we wish you the very best of... more

Anti-plastic campaign gathers huge support

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Date Added: 14 August 2017

div class="body-image"> Pictured: MP Grant Robertson, Bella O'Meeghan, CiCi Davie, Imogen Skelton and Maggie Dai. Absent: Lauren Benseman Social Action Campaigners, Cici Davie, Lauren Benseman, Maggie Dai, Bella O'Meeghan, and Imogen Skelton, have had an overwhelming response to their campaign for compulsory plastic bag charges, with 17,877 people signing their petition.... more

Global activism and creativity combine for Samuel Marsden students

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Date Added: 14 August 2017

div class="body-image"> Massey University Wellington and the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies presented 'Creative Activism & Global Citizenship #create1world a conference, competition and think-tank' for senior high school students again this year. Congratulations to Marsden students Sariya McGrath who was second in Creative Writing with her Poem for Peace and Anjali... more

Remarkable Service Trip to Samoa

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Date Added: 14 August 2017

aside class="left"> Trip changes perspective for our girls. The second of Samuel Marsden's service trips in the Pacific was for 13 senior students, teacher Andrea Stockwell and Chaplain Sarah King who spent time in Safotu village in Samoa. They had an amazing experience living with Samoan families and working with children from local schools. Each evening our girls... more

Fiji service trip ‘truly amazing’

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Date Added: 14 August 2017

Memories to treasure forever. Fourteen senior Marsden students, travelled to Fiji during the holidays with teachers Christine Barlow and Liz Woolley, to spend time at St James School an Anglican Primary School in Levuka, on the eastern coast of the island Ovalau. The annual Fiji Service Trip has been operating for many years now and this year's trip proved to be another remarkable experience... more

St George’s Old Boy dies leaving the largest single-purpose bequest this country has seen.

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Date Added: 14 August 2017

div class="story_content_top mbm cf"> . . MAARTEN HOLL/FAIRFAX NZ Judge Ian Borrin. Ian Albert Borrin, judge, b. February 13, 1935, Wellington, partner to Jenny George, d. March 23, 2016, Wellington, aged 81. The night Judge Ian Borrin died he was in the good company of his partner Jenny George and two great friends, his... more