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Chanel students, Lexus Cobb and Nevenkga Jellie were amazing in representing the Wairarapa both on and off the field.   Lexus had an outstanding tournament, playing full games at halfback for the team. Although she missed the first game, she scored two tries in the next game, one coming from the back of the scrum. Her defensive work saw a few saved tries. Her ability to just get in and do the work required on the field was admirable considering this year is her first year of rugby. Lexus certainly deserves the recognition for her natural talent and skill at this game.     Nevenkga Jellie also...
On Saturday 1 September four students went to the Wellington Gliding Club training facility at the Papawai Airfield, Greytown. The students were taken through the facility which included the flight simulator and the winch. The winch is a $160,000 V8 engine which is attached to two ropes for pulling the gliders into the air. Mr V. Grant spoke with the families and students and explained the career paths previous students have taken once they graduate and become fully certified glider pilots. Gliding is considered a "first step" in any aviation field. Club members have all moved on - 3 fly...
On Tuesday 4th September a number of Year 9 & 10 students were given the chance to spend a day at Massey's Engineering Department which was organised by Dr Faraz Hasan and Mrs Pender. The first session was delivered by Associate Professor Gourab Sen Gupta and he spoke to the students about subject choices in Year 11-13. He stressed the importance of Calculus, Physics and Chemistry for students wanting to enter the engineering field. After the academic orientation, students went with Prof John Bronlund to explore 3D Massey developed software that is designed to interact with users as part...
Senior Boys and Development Football teams. The Senior Boys 1st XI defeated Kuranui College in a very tense and exciting game 1-0, while the Development team beat Rathkeale College 4-1. Both games were very well supported on the day by parents, friends and staff members. Congratulations to both these successful teams.
Yoichi NOZAKI is an International student from Japan and is here with us for only 5 weeks. Yoichi is making the most of his time in New Zealand; he has made some great friends and is playing sport for Chanel.   To give back and thank the Chanel community for his wonderful time here - Yoichi has asked students to each make a crane (origami). Yoichi will then use these cranes to make a representation of the Chanel College crest. In Japan, the crane is a mystical creature and is believed to live for a thousand years. ... Traditionally, it was believed that if one folded 1000 origami cranes, one'...
The Science Department have been very active recently with experiments being carried out in the lower school and University and Zoo visits for the Seniors.
Pravin works for Victoria University Computer Science and Engineering Department.   Pravin spent two days at Chanel working with Year 7,8,9 on an electronic LED rocket project. Students had to put together a number of components: resistors, buttons, LED, capacitors, transistors and battery holders onto a PCB(printed circuit board). Once the components were put onto the PCB the students had to solder the components onto the board. There were many learning opportunities for the students and it was great seeing them working collaboratively and troubleshooting throughout the LED rocket build.
  Recently, The Harlequin youth theatre  (containing a number of Chanel College students) performed King John in Wellington as part of Theatrefest. Not only did they win but Braedan Gare also picked up an Excellence in Acting Award. Other Chanel students in the play were Bridget Farley, Charlotte Clarke and Logan Tubman-Wallis. They then headed to Fielding at the end of August for the Lower North Island finals - which they also WON. Bring on the Nationals.
Life is a journey… Life is not about winning… Life is about taking part in a community, Giving it your best and Never giving up in giving it your best! For the video of the event click here   What I am referring to is the annual Smoke-free Rock-quest held at the Carterton Events Centre last Saturday night. Student bands and their whanau from all colleges in the Wairarapa performed. There were bands with a Pacifica twist, some bands were Reggae influenced, others were totally different by performing with a computer backing…   However, for me, the band that stood out was our very own “All But...
Saturday 15th June saw the annual ball for Chanel College students. The students plan and organise the event with support from the Assistant Principal. This years event was excellent and ran very smoothly. Well done to all concerned. For more images see youtube clip.
Champions details of the recent swimming and athletic events.
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...
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...
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....
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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...