Tuesday, 27 July 2010


Congratulations to Taylor Le Breton who was selected for the under 17 Badminton team to represent Southland at the South Island championships during the last holidays. They did a fantastic job and the team came second earning themselves a silver medal. Well done.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Southland Careers Expo

On Thursday 19 August Verdon year 10, 11 and 12 students will be attending the Southland Careers Expo at Stadium Soutland, Invercargill. Year 13 students and parents are invited to attend the evening session from 5 - 8 p.m. on Thursday 19 August 2010.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Powhiri for New Teacher

On Monday 19 July students and staff of Verdon College welcomed Cherie Downs-Hakopa as our new teacher of Maori. Cherie replaces Hinehou Whakamoe who retired from teaching at the end of Term 2. We wish Cherie all the best in her new position.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Vote for Me

!Please vote for me!

Hello, my name is Jennifer McDowell.

I am born and bred in Invercargill but I am currently in South Africa studying to get my masters degree in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Pretoria. (I study human skeletons from crime scenes to determine sex, age, ancestry and possible cause of death – CSI stuff)

I have applied for a scholarship for 2011 with AMP. This year there is a people’s choice award.
The one with the most votes before 31 July will win.

I have always loved and been proud of the way Invercargillites support each other and now I need your help. I need about 4000 votes to win, and I really need this.

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Friday, 2 July 2010

Art Display

Images from the Year 7 Survival Day

7SC and 7MJ had a survival day on Friday. The students used what they have learnt over the term in social studies to work out how to survive after a natural disaster. They created shelter, buildings and filtered dirty water.

Images of the Music Festival

Oliver Production

Verdon College has seven students who are part of the cast for the Invercargill Operatic Society's production "Oliver" which starts next week. They are as follows:

Josef Winders, Gabriel Winders, Henry More, Madison Brown, Shaun Swain, Jack Townley and Harry Townley

We wish them all the best.

Southland Schools' Japanese Language Speech Contest

Southland Schools' Japanese Language Speech contest was held at James Hargest College on Thursday. Pictured are Taylor Swan and Shaun Swain, Year 9 students who were placed 2nd equal.
Other participants were:
Anthony Childs, David Destura, Tom Robertson, Tara Woodd (Year 10)
Sian Hughes and Hannah McDonald (Year 10)
Olivia Thornbury and Maggie Harrington (Year 7)
Amilya Koroiadi and Ainsley McDonald (Year 7)
These students were all commended for their performances.