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07 August 2017   Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers   RE:      TEACHER ONLY DAY   This is to inform you that we will be holding a Teacher Only Day on Thursday 24 August 2017 and that the normal school timetable will not be operating.  This day was chosen as the senior students will be doing their exams and the Year Ten students will be out on work experience.   Supervision will be provided for students whose parents, guardians and caregivers would not be able to make alternative arrangements.  Please let your child’s Form teacher know if supervision is required by Thursday 17 August 2017...
Over the past few months a group of our Year 10 students have been undertaking a special project for the giraffes at Wellington zoo. Their brief was to construct an enrichment toy that would intrigue the giraffes and challenge them. Our students; Madeline Bayliss, Jack Flynn, James Graham and Logan Tubman-Wallis, together with Mr Harwood created an enrichment toy that would house their mineral block. The zoo keepers were very impressed with the toys from all the schools involved, but we were particularly pleased that our enrichment toy would stay in the giraffe’s house as a permanent fixture...
In July, Chanel College student Drew MacDonald is going to Arizona in the United States of America to play basketball in the American Basketball Invitational tournament as a member of the Nga Hau e Wha Maori youth Basketball team. Last Friday Mrs Rosie Gould, the Chanel College basketball co-ordinator, supported by parents, staff and students, organized a fundraiser for Drew to help him on his way. It took the form of a 12 - hour basketball tournament. $1450 was raised on the day and will go towards the $4500 Drew needs for the trip. Drew has been fortunate in that he has received sponsorship...
  Shakespeare1.JPG Wairarapa Midweek, April 19th 2017
Grace Hymers, a year 13 student at Chanel, is going from strength to strength in her squash career. Grace has recently achieved one of her goals of becoming a B1 Graded player. Her aim is to get to A2 before Junior Nationals in Christchurch later this year. Recently she took part in the Masterton Open and came Runner Up overall. Grace enjoyed her time at the Junior Open and had many new experiences and even though she didn't win many games, they were all close and she thinks she played well. unnamed 1.jpg Below is listed her main achievements to date along with...
Yesterday, Sunday March 26, Andriette Erasmus won the Wellington Regional Athletics U15 Girls Shotput with a personal best of 10.76m. This means she is the U15 champion for Shotput and Discus for the Wellington Region. Well done.   Andriette is going to Inglewood to compete in the Secondary School Championships in two weeks time and we wish her well for this competition.
Last weekend on Sunday, the Wellington Junior Athletics Championships were held at Newtown Park. Andriette won gold in the Wellington Regional U15 Girls Discus Championship with a throw of 29 meters.  This weekend Andriette is competing in the Wellington Regional U15 Girls Shotput Championship.
“Our Awa”  The Ruamahanga River trip March 2017   river.jpg   On Wednesday 1st March year 12 Biology went to complete river health checks and biodiversity at the Ruamahanga River, Homebush in Masterton.  This was the practical part to an internal assessment on ecosystems.   We were fortunate to have an awesome sunny, hot day weather wise.  The students got the equipment they needed and without delay they got on with their assessment of the area.  We were lucky to be able to borrow some sampling equipment from the Wellington Regional Council.  We sampled...
In a day of top swimming there were eleven records broken, some of them being smashed by up to 20 seconds. The records are below as are some photographs from the event. John Rogan  (Yr 8 Boys)  (Centre) 400m Freestyle 5.45.44 25m Freestyle 15.19 50m Freestyle 34.06 50m Fly 41.35 50m Breaststroke 45.35 50m Backstroke 44.75   Charlotte Murray (Yr 8 Girls)   (Left)  50m Fly 40.28  25m Fly 16.15 50m Backstroke 38.85   Amy Te Maro (Senior Girls)  (Right) 50m Fly 34.41 25m Fly 14.87
On a hot sunny afternoon the athletics finals were held to see who was the fastest and which House would be the most successful. A good atmosphere prevailed with some good racing culminating in some fine results.
Year 7/8 Class sizes for 2017 In 2017 we are providing an extra Year 7/8 class which means our average class size will be between 17-19 students. This will ensure that the children receive the individual attention they need to attain personal excellence at this very important stage in their education. When you add this to our accelerated learning programme and the achievement of our current students in Year 7&8, where 85% are either at or above the National Standard, this will further enhance their opportunity to achieve. The small class sizes also ensure that students have much easier...
Chelsea McLean - Dux
On Thursday November 3 we celebrated our Senior Prize-giving. It was a very special evening culminating in the awarding of the two top academic prizes and the naming of our senior leaders for 2017. Chelsea McLean was named as the Chanel College Dux for 2016 and receives the Mate Nola Scholarship and the Marcellin Champagnat Cup. Luke Hempleman was named as the Chanel College Proxime Accessit for 2016 and receives the Monsignor Moore Scholarship and the Daniel Delany Cup.                            The Head Boy for 2017 is KENTA McKELVEY The Head Girl for 2017 is TAYLA-CADE GERRARD         The...
by Claire Hills Chanel College Year 13 student and Arts’ Captain, Luke Hempleman, who represented the Wairarapa at the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand National Shakespeare Schools Production held in Dunedin, has been selected to go to London as a member of the Young Shakespeare Company. Forty-eight students were eligible. Twenty –four students were selected.  The team will travel to the Globe Theatre in London in July 2017. Luke remembers when he received the phone call from Dawn Sanders, the Chief Executive of Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand at 1 20 p.m. on Saturday 8th October. “...
by Dr Claire Hills “I Spy,”  the Chanel College major production for 2016, captivated the audience from beginning to end. The unpredictable farce was set in an international airport in a 1950’s Cold War context where the suspension of disbelief was a pre-requisite. Spies could be anywhere and spies could be anyone. The audience was immersed in a world of espionage and paranoia where intelligence was an oxymoron. The airport terminal was crawling alive with spies from different countries intent on succeeding in their mission come what may, oblivious to the presence of a master spy who...
During the last week of term and the first week of the recent school holidays 21 members of the Chanel College Cultural Group visited Samoa on a Cultural exchange. We left on Thursday July 7th and returned on Friday the 15th of July. The trip to Samoa was a great success. Olivia Geange, teacher in charge of our cultural group, is to be congratulated for her organisation and hard work in preparing for this trip. The students, staff and their families put a lot of time and effort into fundraising to make the trip affordable for as many students as possible.  Thank you also to the 4 staff who...
For the first time Chanel College entered the Stage Challenge competition in partnership with Solway College. The team was supported by Chanel College staff members Mrs Coley, Mrs Bunny, Ms Geange, Mrs Gould and Ms Gregory with Miss Mahoney supporting the Solway students. The performance's Student Director was Head of Arts Kathryn Burgess with choreography by Special Charcater Leader Sionaigh McCann, Odette Bayliss, and Vania Afele along with two Solway students. The team did extremely well gaining the coverted "Spirit of Stage Challenge" which is decided on by all the other schools voting...