Friday, 26 February 2010

Academic Assembly

NCEA Level 2 Excellence
Timothy Lindsay & Patrick Stone

NCEA Level 1 Excellence
Meg Prendergast

NCEA Level 2 Merit
Emma Borland
Amber Hilton
Ryan Jones
Stephen McDowell
Emily Mason
Charles More
Atrayl Elliott Roderique
Logan Simpson
Patrick Wilkes

NCEA Level 1 Merit
Kadin Boyle
Connor Chamberlain
Alex Dunn
Cindy Forde
William Gorton
Megan Grace
Holly Harrex
Jack Kelly
Olivia King
Kris Leatherby
Rebecca Lieshout
Emily Lough
Andrew Ridden
Jessica van Rossum
Raymond Whaanga

Verdon Tri-Teams at Cromwell

Images from the successful Secondary Schools Tri-Competition held at Cromwell.
Yr 9 mixed team: 1 hr 12.27 sec..
Yr 10 boys: 1 hr 16.
Thank you to Claire and Keiran O'Neill for co-ordinating everyone.
The participants had a great time and the weather and conditions were marvellous..

Verdon represented on Praise Be

The Praise Be television programme was recorded in First Church on Wednesday night. Megan and Nina Gooding played in the Brass Band and several Panache members sang in the massed congregational choir. Mrs Di Lenihan was conductor and Mr Alan Menzies was the organist.

Panache Choir items were recorded on Thursday afternoon.

The Invercargill Praise Be programme will be broadcast on TV1 on Sunday 11 April at 8am. There will also be some items from the Invercargill recording session played the following Sunday, 18 April.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Track and Field Skills

Junior students have been making good use of the fine weather to develop their athletics skills in preparation for the athletics sports day next Tuesday. The event will be held at Surrey Park. Caregivers and supporters are most welcome to join us at the park. The cancellation date is the following Thursday.

7SC Korowai

Members of Mrs Cockroft's year 7 class proudly display their class korowai. This is a symbol of the unity and teamwork they have displayed as a new class group. Mr Olsen and members of Whae Hinehou's year 8 Maori class were invited to the unveiling and blessing.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Ash Wednesday Images

New Computers in Room 6

Eager students have been helping with the setup of $40,000 worth of new computers upgrading the machines in room 6. The computers are being configured by Focus Computers and will be commissioned for use next week.

Practical Science

Mr Le Breton, who has taken over as the head of the Science Department, is pictured with Year 12 Biology students. The class has been investigating light intensity and pH in various habitats around the College.

Seussical the Musical

The Verdon production this year is Seussical the Musical

Key dates:
Sunday 2 May: Pack in to Centrestage with a rehearsal mid afternoon / evening
Monday 3 May: Centrestage - rehearsal 9am – 4pm (evening as well if necessary)
Tuesday 4 May: Centrestage - rehearsal 9am – 3pm Dress Rehearsal at 5.30pm
Wednesday 5 May: Centrestage - rehearsal 9am – 3pm Performance at 7.30pm
Thursday 6 May: Performance at 7.30pm
Friday 7 May: Performance at 5pm
Saturday 8 May: Performance at 4pm
Sunday 9 May: Performance at 2pm followed by Pack out of theatre

Seussical - Cast List
Cat in the Hat - Ryan Jones Jojo - Harry Townley Horton - Patrick Collins Gertrude - Olivia King Maizie - Rebecca Lieshout Kangaroo - Amber Hilton Mr Mayor - Tim Lindsay Mrs Mayor - Emily Mason General Schmidt - Kris Leatherby Wickersham Brothers - Jessie Johnson, Connor Chamberlain, Jack Kelly Bird Girls - Holly Harrex, Annah Hennessey, Alice BoyleYertle - Ben Williams The Grinch - Charles More
Ensemble: Taylor Kilsby, Christine Lieshout, Taylor le Breton, Hannah Lieshout, Kameron Corbin, Valu Maka, Greta Melvin, Alex Kitson, William Edwards, Sean Arkless, Shontae Oudhoff, Tegan Goodall, Sean Swain, Henry More, Ben Adam, Harrison Roderique, Kathleen Adams, Travis Oudhoff, Madison Brown, Erica Forde, Jack King, Te Rauhinga Pikia, Clarke le Breton, Daniel Ferguson, Jack Townley, Ryan Faithful, Michael Kelly, Meg Prendegast, Eilish Duggan, Katherine Edwards, Emma Morton, Melissa Webb, Emily Lough, Jacinta Farrelly, Grace Dowling

Student Leaders 2010

Head Students Emma Borland and Tim Lindsay

Deputy Head Students Bailey McCulloch and William Ward


Leaders Logan Simpson Rebecca Smith

Deputy Leaders Patrick Stone Charles More


Leaders Jake Michels Alice Boyle

Deputy Leaders Sophie Ward Joseph Williams


Leaders Emily Mason Patrick Wilkes

Deputy Leaders Ryan Jones William Edwards


Leaders Sam Shannon Hayley McCann

Deputy Leaders Alice McLean Amber Hilton

Friday, 12 February 2010

Values Highlighted

Thank you to Lana Osborne from Creativity Plus who has given our office entrance a make over. The new display features the College mission and vision statements as well as our core values.

Opening Mass Images

Thursday, 11 February 2010

New Ovens for Home Economics

Home Economics students have been test driving the eight new ovens that have been installed in the specialist room. Mrs Moon, our Home Economics teacher, is very pleased with the Fisher and Paykel appliances which replace the room's twenty five year old ovens.

Getting to know one another

Mrs Tiplady's year 8 class have been preparing displays introducing themselves. Georgia was one of the first to share her work with the class. Building strong learning relationships within the Verdon community is a priority at this stage in the year, especially for staff new to the College.

Friday, 5 February 2010

HPV Immunisation 2010

This year HPV immunisation at school will be offered free to all girls year 8 and above. Forms will be sent home shortly so please watch out for these. If your daughter received the Immunisation at school last year please disregard the form when it arrives. If your daughter received the immunisation elsewhere last year please indicate this on the appropriate part of the form and return so we can update our record. If you do not want your daughter to receive the vaccine at school, please complete the decline section of the form and return to school. The HPV team are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and welcome your calls. Please phone 03 2146436 or 0800 800 249.
If your daughter is receiving the immunisation at school we encourage her to have breakfast as this helps reduce anxiety and feeling unwell post immunisation.
Please note this is the last year the immunization will be offered to girls in year 9 and above in the schools. From 2011 it will be a year 8 programme only. Older eligible girls will still be able to receive the free vaccine but will need to visit their GP or similar health clinic to do so.

Fence Painted

The Verdon College boundary fence has been painted over the holidays by teams from the Department of Corrections. Moss killing, preparation and painting will prolong the life of the structure and have resulted in the boundary looking clean and tidy. Our thanks go to the Department for this help.