Category Archives: Dean’s Assembly

Final Farewell

One of the highlights of our time together was teaching you all Drama in Year 9. It was a real privilege to teach the whole year group and learn about you that way. You might remember that at the end … Continue reading

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Final Assembly – Dean’s Address

When we first met, five years ago: #1 film in NZ was Django Unchained; #1 Song on the charts was ‘Same Love’ by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert; Marmite was not still not stocked in any supermarkets because … Continue reading

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Kiya Basabas – Stockley Cup Winning Speech

The Stockley Cup is the premier public speaking competition for high school students in the Wellington region. Held annually, the competition brings together the best public speakers and orators from dozens of schools to speak on ideas such as racism, … Continue reading

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Dean’s Assembly – Well-Being

Today Mr Cargill shared a story around depression and anxiety. The purpose was to help break the stigma attached to talking about mental health. See Mr Cargill or Mr Mulholland for more details about what was discussed, or if you would … Continue reading

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Flashback – Preparing for Exams

In this Friday flashback we look back at a Dean’s Assembly from just before Y10 examinations. It included the how we study wit some help from Dora the Explorer. Today I want to talk to you about HOW – how … Continue reading

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Having Your Say – 2017 Election – Dean’s Assembly

Friday’s Dean’ assembly started with a couple of admin agenda items: A reminder about expectations around attendance  Launch of the Senior Study Room timetable One of the themes of our Dean’s Assemblies have been the idea of making a difference. Earlier … Continue reading

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Sir Peter Blake Trust Dream Team

From the Sir Peter Blake Trust website: The Sir Peter Blake Trust Dream Team is a group of inspirational Kiwi leaders who every year aim to inspire thousands of Kiwi kids to follow their dreams. They visit schools to tell … Continue reading

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Wa Ako – Jason Buckley

Jason Buckley addressed the Year 13s last Friday with an inspirational talk drawing on his experiences. He is the Marketing Manager at Hells Pizza and is behind a number of their most famous marketing campaigns including some controversial marketing tactics. … Continue reading

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Nik Bruce-Smith – Wa Ako Guest Speaker

The Year 13s were addressed by Nik Bruce-Smith in Wa Ako last week. This was an opportunity to hear from a ex-student of Newlands College about their journey and hear some impressions and guidance from someone who used to be … Continue reading

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Dean’s Assembly – Careers Focus

Today I want to take a leaf out of Google’s Jaime Casap’s book and not ask what you want to be when you grow up, but ask you instead ask you what problems you want to solve. What schools are … Continue reading

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