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The emerging leaders conference at Christ’s College

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Date Added: 21 August 2017

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Each year, the Emerging Leaders conference sees hundreds of Year 12 students from schools all over Canterbury converge on College for an immersive learning experience, designed to give them the opportunity to hear inspirational speakers, participate in interesting workshops and network with their peers. Many of them are about to step up and take on leadership... more

Lessons for a fulfilling life presentation at Christ’s College

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Date Added: 21 August 2017

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Health, wellbeing, positive education, character strengths, mindfulness, leadership skills ... These are not the latest educational buzzwords, there is growing evidence to suggest such concepts have intrinsic value in education and, when integrated into school programmes, lead to better outcomes for students. College parent Dr Lucy Hone and Director of Wellbeing &... more

Gender Equality expert at Christ’s College

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Date Added: 21 August 2017

p class="highlight">Dr Michael Kimmell, Professor of Sociology and Gender Issues at Stony Brook University who has been visiting College this week, has plenty of insights for boys about understanding their masculinity.

Talking to English classes, he explored some common themes in American literature. In earlier research, he had examined a wide range of works from early writing through to the... more

Craighead dance inspired by a call to stand up for others.

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Date Added: 21 August 2017

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Photo credit - MYTCHALL BRANSGROVE/FAIRFAX NZ

Craighead Diocesan students taking part in Stage Challenge 2017 are, back row from left, Jess Coleman, Julia Hogg, Kate Low, Alexis Townshend, Caitlin Buckley and Isabel Whitticase. In the front row, from... more

Dilworth’s new diet a recipe for success 

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Date Added: 21 August 2017

div class="story_content_top mbm cf"> School chefs Robert McDonald and Craig Johnston say they knew something had to change after seeing too many overweight students. A triangular hunk of cheese. An apple. A handful of walnuts. This is morning tea. "Sir, are there any oranges," asks one student, testing the chef. He knows he's not allowed the fruit - it's reserved as a treat at New... more

Diocesan School student aces history exam with 100 per cent mark

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Date Added: 21 August 2017

div id="89234948" class="landscapephoto"> MARY FITZGERALD/FAIRFAX NZ Joanna Li and Nicola Chang are having fun celebrating their academic success. Joanna Li is still coming to grips with scoring 40 out of 40 in her scholarship history exam. NZQA New Zealand Scholarship results were announced this week, with two Diocesan School students topping... more

Steve Fiet on Modern Learning Environments

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Date Added: 21 August 2017

In our first newsletter of this year, I touched on the subject of Modern Learning Environments (MLE) – and in this blog post, I would like to further expand on the topic which remains front of mind with parents and the media. With our current government only contributing funding to new classroom builds that meet their MLE requirements, this has become a hot topic in the education world.  At... more

Hutt International Boys ‘Rise’ to $116,000 tally for Cancer Society

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Date Added: 21 August 2017

div class="story_content_top mbm cf"> . Hutt International Boys School pupils take part in the 2016 Relay for Life on Wellington's waterfront. This year, through the Relay and a variety of other activities, HIBS pupils have raised $116,000 for the Cancer Society. The $116,000 Hutt International Boys' School presented to the Cancer Society Wellington at a special assembly on... more

Nga Tawa Scholar’s Society sharing knowledge with local Marton community.

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Date Added: 21 August 2017

. Nga Tawa's Scholar's Society is made up of the five highest achieving students in each year group and they're busy passing on their knowledge to local primary school children with their Homework Club initiative. The Homework Club sees Nga Tawa Scholars help years one to eight James Cook School students with the homework they've been set once a week. It was great to have 20 James Cook... more

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