Category Archives: Student Voice

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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Humanities Trip

The Humanities trip is well underway. Follow their progress on the official blog here. The blog includes many more pictures than those above and this wonderful video of Paris and Panashe performing a scene from Macbeth at Stratford upon Avon.

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End of Term Assembly Speeches

Ben Murdoch and Daphne Martinez made some stirring speeches at the final assemblies of the term. Their thoughts are shared below for further reflection: I was in class the other day, listening to my friend Eman share his speech about … Continue reading

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OnTV – Student Executive Trip

On Monday the Student Executive went to Capital E – usually reserved for Primary School children we delighted the tutor with our maturity and adult wit. The purpose of the trip was team building as we put together a news … Continue reading

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Censor for a Day – Media Studies Trip

A group of Y13 Media Studies students went to ‘Censor for a Day’ at the Roxy Cinema in Miramar to learn about censorship of film in NZ run by the Office of Film and Literature Classification. We watched the as yet unreleased … Continue reading

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