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The Year 7/8 and 9 Digital Technologies class took the opportunity to visit two exhibitions being hosted by  Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History.  The first exhibit surveys Richard Reddaway’s work from the 1980s to his current practice, exploring enduring themes and tracking them in relation to the socio-political contexts in which they were made.The second exhibit had a much more local theme: Our Town – The Changing Face of Masterton. Students had the chance to reminisce at Masteton's past, both from the perspective of the buildings we used to have and also from the many Masterton...
Chanel College hosted the annual Wairarapa Digital Technologies Teacher Cluster meeting. The day long event gave the teachers an opportunity to review the units of work offered by the respective schools. In 2020 Digital Technologies will be compulsory for all Year 1-10 students and the cluster meeting provided a platform for teachers to explore the most suitable programs for each age group. Their was also discussion around the delivery of the new Digital Technologies Level 1-3 Assessments. Chanel College have already implemented some of these assessments which have included using drone...
On Friday the 15th Nov, Year 10 students attended the Careers Taster Day at UCOL Wairarapa campus. Students visited a range of activities that showcased courses available through the polytechnic. Students visited classes which covered Early Childhood, Vet Nursing, Hair and Beauty, Automotive, Forestry and Building and Construction. Students reported back that they enjoyed their day, appreciating the fact they saw careers they wouldn't have usually got to see.
Chanel College Young Vinnies – Soft Toy Project During the last couple of weeks of Term Three the Chanel College Young Vinnies ran lunch time and after school workshops hand stitching soft toys to be donated to new-borns in the Wairarapa. Over the course of a week and a half the group hand crafted around 60 teddy bears, dinosaurs and elephants with the help of material donations from the Wairarapa Parish. Students enjoyed the experience while getting a greater appreciation as to how difficult this type of work could be. The toys created are being distributed to new-borns in the region care of...
The EPRO8 is an Inter-schools Science and Technology competition that gives creative and practical students a chance to shine in an exciting, competitive environment. Each team is located at a workstation, which contains an impressive assortment of easy to use equipment, including gears, wheels, pulleys, joiners, nuts and bolts, tools, aluminium framing, motors and electronics. Teams work through a range of challenges to gain points, typically, the harder challenges are worth more points. There are strategies involved in deciding what challenges best suit the groups' skills and abilities....
The Year 10 completed their assessment by creating their own cafe and produce dishes, as selected by their invited guest. Each of the cafes had their own theme as well, making for a very colourful  display.
The Year 12 Food Tech students had to create an 'on trend' nutritionally balanced recipe for the Super Gran Organisation  -and then simplify the recipe to make it easy to produce. (many of the Super Gran clients have either literacy or physical challenges). Here is Logan Tubman-Wallis creating Grace Tait's Pumpkin and Feta salad dish.   A great outcome  - and very tasty.
Congratulations to our students confirmed by Cardinal John at the Saturday Vigil at St Patrick's Church.  We now look forward to our students receiving their first Holy Communion at the 9am Mass on Sunday, 22nd September.
Dr Hills celebrates
Chanel Honours Marist Bi-Centenary with Totara Trees Chanel College planted five totara trees donated by founding staff member, Dr Claire Hills, to commemorate the bicentenary of the Marist Brothers, founded in France in 1817 by Marcellin Champagnat, who was passionate about the power of education to transform people’s lives. The totara trees represent the five pillars of Marist Spirituality: Presence, Simplicity, Family Spirit, Love of Work and In the Way of Mary.  The totara tree was chosen because it is the most important tree in the Maori world. Not only is it regarded as a chiefly tree....