Friday, 9 November 2012

Verdon College Dux 2013

Liam Cosgrove
Liam Cosgrove, the son of Michelle and Murray Cosgrove, was announced Dux of Verdon College on Wednesday 7 November.

His academic achievements include firsts in Chemistry, Calculus, Statistics and Modelling and Economics.  He also received a Champagnat Service Award.

Next year Liam intends to begin a Bachelor of Engineering degree.  He has received a scholarship from the Invercargill Licensing Trust to assist with his studies.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012


Monday, 27 February 2012

Pipe Band Scholarship

Congratulations to Callum and Hamish Knight who have been awarded a joint Scholarship from the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band to attend a Summer School at Silverstone Mountain in British Columbia in July this year. Congratulations to the boys who are very keen bagpipe players.

Swimming Scholarship

Congratulations to Brydon Harrington who recently was awarded the NZ John McLaren Youth Scholarship for 2012. Brydon will receive $1000 which will go towards her Swimming costs.

Monday, 13 February 2012


More of our Year 13, 2011 students were successful in achieving scholarships to help with their studies this year.
Alex Dunn received a Solid Energy Scholarship worth $2000 a year for four years. There are only six given out in the country. Alex is going to Lincoln University to study environmental management.
Katie Telfer received a Lincoln University Industry Focused Scholarship worth $5000 towards the cost of fees.
Raymond Whaanga received a Bluff Community Scholarship worth $2000 a year for three to four years depending on the students course of study.
Jack Townley Tools for Work Scholarship from Southern Group Training $1000 towards tools for his apprenticeship in Engineering

Young Leaders

Seven of our promising young leaders Sascha Young, Kieran Tipu, Chris Goble, Daniel Ferguson, Shannon Haynes, Myles Manihera, Callum Foster. gave up a week of their holidays to attend a MYL camp with other students from St Peters and Roncalli college. The mix of spiritual , physical and social challenge gave the participants a great sense of what it means to be a servant leader following the model Jesus gave us when he washed his disciples feet. We look forward to them sharing what they have learnt through this experience.

Powhiri for Year 7 Students 2012

105 Year 7 students and 7 teachers were welcomed to the College on 31 January with a Powhiri. Students then went on to meet with there teachers followed by Peer Support activities with Year 13 students. The new students were all treated to a barbeque lunch on the day.