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Some photographs of this years event in Wellington.
On the last two days of term, 22 lucky student volunteers ranging from year 9 to year 13 got to attend the YMCA Leadership camp at Camp Kaitoke. This completely free camp sponsored by the YMCA was an amazing opportunity for our potential leaders to learn the skills, knowledge and attitude required to be leaders in our school and community. The facilitators and instructors staged activities based on our school values and our students strove to incorporate these values into servant leadership in a way that was all through Christ. In turn the students will use what they have learnt back at...
Recently the Sports Studies class returned from a trip to Able Tasman National Park. The video shows the activities and fun had by all.  
  Charlotte Murray and John Rogan competed at the National Division 2 Swimming Champs in Rotorua from 17th - 22nd March with over 600 swimmers from across the country and a 14 strong team from the Masterton Swimming Club. Charlotte had a huge week at her first major National event. As a 12 year old, she had to meet the 13 year old girls qualifying times to be eligible to swim.  She qualified in 8 events and swam significant personal best times and achieved excellent gains in her rankings; 53rd to 25th in the 50m fly, 38th to 25th for 200m freestyle, 35th to 13th in 100m freestyle, 134th to...
Freya Lewington was the sole qualifier from Chanel (this was from the results of Masterton Primary Swim Champs) at the recent Wairarapa Primary Swimming Champs. She achieved outstanding results listed below.     Freya (12 yr old girls division)- Silver medals in 100m Freestyle (Open Girls) and 50m Freestyle.  Bronze medals in 50m Back stroke, 50m Breaststroke and 50m Butterfly. 
The athletics finals were held last week in wonderful weather with all of the students wearing their house colours. A good time appears to have been had by all.
Over 80 students participated with vigour in the latest swimming sports resulting in a number of records being broken.  Full results and records can be found here
The 2018 Orientation Day for new students to the College was an enjoyable and successful day. For images from the day please click on the link below.
Māori Education Trust 2018 Secondary Scholarships   The closing date for 2018 secondary scholarships is fast approaching.  Please promote the attached flyer to students who may benefit from a scholarship.  Applications for the 2018 Secondary Scholarship round must reach us no later than 4.30 pm, Friday, 2 Poutū-te-rangi (March) 2018.   Secondary scholarships comprise the following:   Year 9 ·        Rose Hellaby Scholarship ·        Tī Maru Māori Trust Secondary Boarding Scholarship   Year 9 – 13 ·        Sister Anne Henry Scholarship   Year 12 – 13 ·        RJ Graham Scholarship   Year 13...
As one of the last acts for Berenique Erasmus as Sports Captain 2017 - a role she took a lot of pride in, Berenique has taken it upon herself to get a donation toward the school to assist with the fitness circuit. She approached Hynds, a local drainage supplier for businesses in the Wairarapa.  Their manager, Matt Bell, is a Chanel Old Boy and he donated a pallet of concrete towards helping in making the circuit a reality.  We also went and cut the pipes for the circuit so hopefully this will keep the ball rolling and the circuit will be in use soon.   Pictures are Matt Bell along with...
Jubilant director Logan Tubman-Wallis in a Richie McCaw pose, hold the 2017 Fair Go Ad award trophy aloft. Behind TVNZ cameraman Peter Day, partly obscured, Chlloe Pullman, Samantha Duthie, Rachel Black, Noah Davies, Amanda Mulligan, Madeleine Bayliss and James Graham
On the 27th of November 2017, Chanel College officially won the Fair Go Kids Ad Awards 2017. In term 3, I was approached by Mrs Hills and was asked if I wanted to enter the Fair Go Kids Ad Awards competition and I agreed. With three weeks left, I gathered a group of talented actors and crew and created our film. The aim of the competition was to sell something from the seventies and make it cool again and we decided to make a short, 30 second infomercial, trying to bring landlines back into fashion. The whole film was filmed in under an hour and edited in around two hours. We decided to...
The Dux is the top academic award of the school and goes to the student in Year 13 who has gained the highest overall academic grades, worked out from all their internal results and practice tests and exams. The Proxime Accessit is runner up; the person with the 2nd highest academic results. These are exceptionally prestigious awards and signify the best of academic excellence in our school.   The Mate Nola Scholarship is awarded to a Year 13 student who has strived to achieve at a high level academically and is given in support of university study. This scholarship is awarded to the Chanel...
Head Students 2018
The Head Boy for 2018 is Richard Lennox and the Head Girl for 2018 is Briana Kendall-Carpenter. The Deputies are  Max Walden and Angela Fa’aiuaso. The Heads of Special Character for 2018 are  Sidney Anderson-Mihaka, Marieke Hanson and Danica Erasmus. Congratulations to them all.
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....
Technology used innovatively in Social Studies classes As part of a recent Social Studies lesson Miss McKinlay (student teacher) used an app downloaded to students’ cell phones to generate an assessment with a difference.   The students had been studying the Romans as an ancient civilisation. To assess what the students had learnt during the term Miss McKinlay used Aurasma to create a Romans treasure hunt. The students were given the first clue verbally and then had to find the image that matched the clue. The images were scattered all around the quad so the students had to be observant as...
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Secondary Schools Tournament We had two teams travel to New Plymouth to compete in Netball and Football during tournament week. Both teams benefited from the experience with Boys 1st XI Football achieving some very good results: Scotts College drew 2-2 Hamilton Boys HS lost 7-3 Opunake HS win 12-0 Hauraki Plains College 4-2 win Francis Douglas College 9-1 win They finished the tournament a very creditable 9th out of 16. Congratulations to the Football team who have had a very good season having already won the local Secondary Schools Competition. Thank you to the Coaches Kelvin O’Reilly and...
RUGBY REPRESENTATIVES We have been successful in having a number of students gain representative honours this year and they are ... Sam Siaosi – Hurricanes U20 Team to play in the central region tournament and the Wairarapa Colts Team, Zach Wakefield and Matthew Masoe – U18 Wairarapa Rugby Team and Ryan Mulligan – U16 Wairarapa Rugby Team. Well done. 
Last week the students  form years 7-9 visited Aratoi museum. Two years of preparation work went into preparing for this historic exhibition. Items were gathered together from all over New Zealand and overseas. We thank our tour guides, Diana Cruse and Wayne Pitau for sharing their knowledge and helping us to widen our own. We thank Tranzit for sponsoring the buses which meant that thousands of students from all over the Wairarapa could share this special event. We saw an amazing range of exhibits – from a room full of Gottfried Lindauer paintings of Ngati Kahungnunu ancestors to a...
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...