Monday, 30 August 2010

Powhiri for New Principal

Today the school welcomed our new Principal, Jarlath Kelly, with a powhiri held in the school hall.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Year 7 & 8 Speech Competition

On Friday 20 August the year 7 & 8 students heard the finalists in this year's year 7 & 8 Speech Competition. All students who competed had prepared well and had speeches of a very high standard. Three students re-presented their speeches on Monday 23 August and the winners were Tapani Maka at Year 7 and Andrew Miles at Year 8. Well done to both the winners.

We wish them well for the Southland finals being held at Verdon College in the Pavilion on Tuesday 31 August 2010.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Rock n Roll Competitions

Congratulations to Emma Morton a year 8 student who recently competed in the South Island Rock n Roll competitions. Emma was placed 3rd in the Junior section and also received a 2nd place in the best dressed section. Well done Emma.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Swimming Records Broken

Congratulations to Liam Cullen who last weekend broke three Southland records, with two of them in the same race, at the Wharenui Winter Olympics. Competing in the 100m Breaststroke Liam broke the 50m 10/11 year record with his split time of 38.38 (old record held by Michael Keen since 1994, 40.72) and then continued on to break the 100m record for the 10/11 year boys in a time of 1.26.65 (breaking old record held by Cameron Murphy since 1998, 1.29.45).

Liam followed up this swim in the evening in the final by lowering the 100m time again to 1.27.36. He was also very close to breaking the 200m Breaststroke record just missing the required time of 3.07.72 with his time being 3.08.21.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Patronal Day 2010

Images from the Patronal Day Mass, held at St Theresa's on Thursday 12 August 2010.

During term three student's have been involved in making projects/drama/music as part of the Religious Education Fair. These were all judged during last week and at the end of Mass the following were awarded with certificates and prizes for their efforts:

Year 7 Awards:

Poster: Harrison Roderique; Illustrated Passage: Kate Nally; 3D Display: Charlotte Frampton and Brittany Prentice and Laura Tolmacheva. Drama: Jean-Martin Fabre, Liam van Eden, Jack Baird, Kyle Brown and Andrew Reid.

Year 8 Awards:

Poster: Alasdair O'Reilly; Illustrated Passage: Andrew Miles; 3D-Display: Meg Kelly and Hannah Lieshout.

Year 9 Awards:

Poster: Oliver McLean; 3D Display: Brenna O'Neil and Tanisha Morgan-Wohlers; 9/10 Music: Gabe and Josef Winders; 9 Written Research: Clarissa Koroiadi.

Year 10 Awards:

Poster: Jayden Crooks; 3D Display: Katherine Edwards and Hannah Grindlay, Eilish Duggan and Melissa Webb; Illustrated Passage: Kelsi Ridden; Technology: Sarah Hughes; Music: Ben Simpson and Sammy Seau; Written Research: Taylor LeBreton.

Well done to all the above students.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

St Peter's Interchange

Images from the St Peter's Interchange, held today at Verdon College.

Results of the interchange that was held in brilliant weather are as follows:

7A: St Peter's 7, Verdon 33
8A: St Peter's 30, Verdon 21
9A: St Peter's 22, Verdon 20
19A: St Peter's 35, Verdon 15

Year 7 & 8: St Peter's 27, Verdon 28
U.15: St Peter's 27, Verdon 0

Year 7 & 8: St Peter's 3, Verdon 4
Year 9 & 10: St Peter's 6, Verdon 3

Girls: St Peter's 59 Verdon 37
Boys: St Peter's 58 Verdon 38

St Peter's won the interchange overall. Thank you very much to all the students, coaches and umpires. A great day was had by all.

Monday, 9 August 2010


Images from the recent Polyfest event that was held last week on Thursday and Friday in Invercargill. The Verdonesions performed on the Thursday morning. We are very proud of their efforts. Well done.

Southland Basketball Age Group Representatives

Congratulations to the following Verdon College students who have made the Southland Basketball age group representative sides.

Tim O'Neil, Liam Cullen, Michael Walker, Blair Duthie, Lucy Brown, Olivia Thornbury, Maggie Harrington, Meg Kissell, Sarayha MacDonald, James Humm, Alannah Webster-Blair, Emily Grace, Tina Wright, Jordan Murphy and Lucy Heenan.

Well done to you all.

Basketball Tournament

Congratulations to the above year 7 students who represented Southland in the under 13 boys and girls basketball tournament held recently in Dunedin.

Left - Right
Lucy Brown, Maggie Harrington, Tim O'Neil, Michael Walker, Liam Cullen, Blair Duthie, Olivia Thornbury

We are very proud of these students and wish them well in their future basketball endeavours.

Swimming Sports Placings

Following is the individual placings for the Swimming Sports held last term:

Senior Boys:
1st Sam Shannon, 2nd Kris Leatherby, 3rd Patrick Stone

Senior Girls:
1st Rebecca Smith, 2nd Rebecca Bulmer, 3rd Rebecca Lieshout

Intermediate Boys:
1st Jacob Kirby, 2nd James Humm, 3rd Michael Preddy

Intermediate Girls:
1st= Brydon Harrington and Grace Dowling, 3rd Clarissa Koroiadi

Junior Boys:
1st Thomas Kennelly, 2nd Liam Cullen, 3rd Thomas Glew

Junior Girls:
1st Maggie Harrington, 2nd Hannah Lieshout, 3rd Amilya Koroiadi

Defensive Driving Course

DriveSafe Southland are facilitating the following course at SIT - The course is about driving safely (8 hours theory plus 1 hour drive) and students can gain time reduction on their restricted car/motorcycle licence plus NZQA unit standards at no extra cost. Dates are as follows:

Monday 30 August 6 p.m. - 8.15 p.m.; Wednesday 1 September 6 p.m. - 8.15 p.m.; Monday 6 September 6 p.m. - 8.15 p.m.; Wednesday 8 September 6 p.m. - 8.15 p.m.

Plus a 1 hour car assessment for students in the students own vehicle. NZQA unit standards assessment at conclusion of course.

For an enrolment pack go to our website or phone our office 2145146 or text your details to Debbie cell: 027 5550234

School Ball

Images from the School Ball, held on Saturday night at the Ascot Hotel.