Category Archives: Student Voice

Sports Captain Inspiration – Audrey Martinez

From the number of faces on this image, what is something they all have in common? All of these athletes were successful at inspiring people because of how great they were at their sports. And, all of them have also … Continue reading

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Leavers’ Hoodies – Design Opportunity

The opportunity to design the Year 13 Leavers’ Hoodies is up for grabs. If you’re interested just follow this link. Before you sign up, bare in mind you are NOT allowed to work on the design in class and should … Continue reading

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Flashback – Writing Ambassadors

In this ‘Flashback Friday’ we revisit a curriculum initiative which gathered some juniors to support the school’s inquiry into literacy and writing.  The school staff meet every Thursday morning for Professional Development, hence the late start for students. In 2013 … Continue reading

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Shave for a Cure 2017

I did Shave For A Cure to do something good for the community and raise money for a good cause. I feel pretty good to have done it and I also feel a bit like a cue ball.  – David … 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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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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Upcoming: Shave for a Cure – 2017

Newlands College Shave for a Cure 2017 edition is underway! A large group of students and Mr Miller are going to shave for this outstanding cause. This is not the first time the school has got on board with this event. … 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 – 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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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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