Category Archives: From the Classroom

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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Wa Ako – Stefan McLean

In latest in our series of Wa Ako addresses, old boy Stefan McLean came in to speak to the cohort. Since leaving in 2015 he has been studying at Victoria University towards a law and arts degree as well as … Continue reading

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Wa Ako – Active Learning Stories

Active learning is taking place in Wa Ako at the moment. We are building towards two days off timetable in Week Nine where a number of projects will manifest and some impressive ideas will come to life. The following stories … Continue reading

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Humanities Trip Wrap-Up

After waiting for two long years, the Humanities Trip students finally embarked for Europe for an amazing two and a half weeks. It was a fairly surreal feeling to be finally leaving after months of preparation and anticipation but at … Continue reading

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Flashback – Slow Lane – L2 Drama Trip

News from February 2016 that never quite got published… Last week the Level Two Drama students went to the City and Sea Museum and also visited a nearby Fringe Festival performance of Slow Lane. The performance was created by Binge … Continue reading

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Flashback – Food Technology Desserts

News from 2013 that never quite got posted… These were photos taken in Food Technology in Year 9 from the end of Term Two. Students were tasked with creating a dessert…

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The Private War of Corporal Cooper – L3 Drama Production

Directed by Kiya Basabas and performed by Chantel Gates and Mitchell Laws. This was an intimate play staged in a really mature way by these three Y13 students. Congratulations to them for putting on such an outstanding production over the last … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Amazons – L3 Drama Production

Last night the Level Three Drama Class presented Revenge of the Amazons by Jean Betts and William Shakespeare. Tonight is the final night to see this outstanding production which is full of laughs and exceptional performances! 7pm, in the DPR and … Continue reading

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Flashback – New Zealand Festival

News from 2016 that never quite got posted… The New Zealand Festival brings the best live arts experiences from across the world to audiences in Wellington, New Zealand. Thanks to a fabulous School Fest programme, over 100 Newlands College students were … Continue reading

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Create1World – Massey University

Massey University invites high school students in years 9 to 13 to enter the Create1World 2017 competition. The competition requires you to use your creativity to create an art piece that encourages audiences to join together as a global community … Continue reading

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