68 days ago

New education programme empowers students to think about sustainable period products

Kuranui College

An innovative new education programme targeted at supporting young women with a better knowledge, improved awareness, and a willingness to explore sustainable product choices for their period was recently piloted at Kuranui College.

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81 days ago

Get2Go gives Kuranui students lessons in the outdoors

Kuranui College

OUTDOOR EDUCATION || Last term, Kuranui year 9 and 10 students represented both the College and Wairarapa in the Torpedo 7 Get2Go Junior Challenge. This year, Kuranui entered two teams in the regional event in Wellington, one from each of the Get2Go courses held in Semester One, as part of the … View moreOUTDOOR EDUCATION || Last term, Kuranui year 9 and 10 students represented both the College and Wairarapa in the Torpedo 7 Get2Go Junior Challenge. This year, Kuranui entered two teams in the regional event in Wellington, one from each of the Get2Go courses held in Semester One, as part of the college's IGNITE curriculum. How cool is that? Well done team!

88 days ago

Kuranui takes top spots in Wairarapa Theatresports

Kuranui College

Kuranui’s Theatresports teams really put on a show during last week’s Wairarapa School’s Theatresports competition, with both senior and junior teams taking the top spots in their respective categories.

(1st Place) Senior open team – “Rrrrrr we pirates” Hayden Tankersley, Adam … View more
Kuranui’s Theatresports teams really put on a show during last week’s Wairarapa School’s Theatresports competition, with both senior and junior teams taking the top spots in their respective categories.

(1st Place) Senior open team – “Rrrrrr we pirates” Hayden Tankersley, Adam Carlisle, Jackson Harbers and Emma Rose.

(2nd place) Senior novice team – “The 21st of September” Oli Hammat, Jayden Grey, Taizak Walker, Ashley Taylor, Adam Butler and Joe Laybourn.

(1st Place) Junior novice team – “5 normies and an ozzie” Josh Wiegman, Alex Hartley, Jorja Holden, Aimee Clouston, Meg Hunter and Isla Richardson.

Junior novice team – “Oh, Sharon!” Khalid Greaves, Hope Butler, Jasmine Loveday, Ana Souto and Matt Edwards.

Junior novice team – “Flabulous Ostriches” James Morland, Charlie O’Connell, Nilah Savage, Monet Dignan, Freya Lewington.

97 days ago

Kuranui work experience programme provides a gateway for Angus

Kuranui College

Yesterday the Government announced that it is increasing the number of Gateway programme places for secondary school students. Angus Connor spent 10 weeks with Fineline Construction 2001 through the programme, which resulted in the Year 13 student obtaining a full-time apprenticeship.

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Yesterday the Government announced that it is increasing the number of Gateway programme places for secondary school students. Angus Connor spent 10 weeks with Fineline Construction 2001 through the programme, which resulted in the Year 13 student obtaining a full-time apprenticeship.

Kuranui's Vocational Pathways Coordinator, Sharon Dignan believes the Gateway Programme is important as it gives students the opportunity to sample and experience employment in an industry of interest to them. “They can explore a career option and make a decision as to whether this is something they may like to do in the future or not.

“Students benefit from the programme as they are introduced to the world of work, they can explore industry and they can achieve work-based industry standards through the programme. It is also a real point of difference on their Curriculum Vitae."

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119 days ago

Kuranui student dances her way to national title

Kuranui College

Kuranui College Year 13 student Amelia Butcher stole the show at the national Dance NZ Made competition, with an outstanding performance of her self-choregraphed dance Endure, winning her the title of best Year 13 solo artist in New Zealand, and third best solo performance overall.

Held at Regent … View more
Kuranui College Year 13 student Amelia Butcher stole the show at the national Dance NZ Made competition, with an outstanding performance of her self-choregraphed dance Endure, winning her the title of best Year 13 solo artist in New Zealand, and third best solo performance overall.

Held at Regent on Broadway, Kuranui performers travelled to Palmerston North over the weekend to compete against the best schools in the country. 59 teams, 74 duos and trios and 31 soloists from across New Zealand performed at the annual event.

Butcher also came third in the Open Category, alongside Florence Cater and Lola Armstrong in their collaborative performance of Secret.

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136 days ago

Local businesses to inspire Kuranui students

Kuranui College

OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY - REGISTER NOW! || Entitled Inspire Me!, this exciting new programme is being driven by the students who have played a key role in planning the event. “We want to ensure that our students can open their eyes to the world of work, see what’s on offer, and be prepared for a … View moreOPEN TO THE COMMUNITY - REGISTER NOW! || Entitled Inspire Me!, this exciting new programme is being driven by the students who have played a key role in planning the event. “We want to ensure that our students can open their eyes to the world of work, see what’s on offer, and be prepared for a modern economy,” says Kuranui Principal Simon Fuller.

“Kuranui recognises that it’s just as important to include families and whānau in conversations with our students about the future of work and so we have opened up the event to the wider school community and encourage people to join in."

To register email:Kuranui Gateway Coordinator, Sharon Dignan, at dignans@kuranui-college.school.nz.

143 days ago

Kuranui showcases grand designs

Kuranui College

Kuranui Students recently had a unique opportunity to showcase their design and visual communication (DVC) project work to the South Wairarapa community with an exhibition at the Greytown Town Hall.

144 days ago

All hands on deck to build largest Kuranui set ever

Kuranui College

It’s all hands on deck to build the set for Kuranui College’s production of Peter Pan as students begin the construction of a pirate ship of immense proportions, the largest set the college has ever built.

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146 days ago

Kuranui’s Will and Oscar are on target for NZ School Championships

Kuranui College

Clay target shooting isn’t your typical school sport, but Kuranui students Will Isaacs and Oscar Karpinski will be taking part in the New Zealand Secondary School Championships in Hamilton at the end of September.

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159 days ago

Kuranui DVC Exhibition 6.30pm Tuesday 27 Aug

Kuranui College

Kuranui is holding a special Design and Visual Communications (DVC) exhibition between Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 August in the Greytown Town Hall.

Many of the students have been working on designs for Tiny Houses and local businesses are invited to join staff, students and parents at the Town … View more
Kuranui is holding a special Design and Visual Communications (DVC) exhibition between Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 August in the Greytown Town Hall.

Many of the students have been working on designs for Tiny Houses and local businesses are invited to join staff, students and parents at the Town Hall for a special private viewing of the senior students' spatial assessments between 6.30-8pm on Tuesday, 27 August .

The college is keen to encourage businesses to come and see what incredible things are being designed by the students, whilst encouraging the students to develop their future careers.

To help with catering, please RSVP to Elizabeth Turley at turleye@kuranui-college.school.nz.

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162 days ago

Kuranui College stage production in support of Wellington Children’s Hospital

Kuranui College

Rehearsals for Kuranui College’s production of Peter Pan have started, and this year the South Wairarapa school will donate the proceeds to the new Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital.

Matinées will take place on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September at 1pm, while the evening shows will … View more
Rehearsals for Kuranui College’s production of Peter Pan have started, and this year the South Wairarapa school will donate the proceeds to the new Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital.

Matinées will take place on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September at 1pm, while the evening shows will be on Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September at 7pm.

Tickets will be available through the school office.

203 days ago

Kuranui’s students spread their wings

Kuranui College

Two Kuranui College students recently had an opportunity to spread their wings, swapping their usual gliders for powered aircraft.

Amon Terry and Olivier Sandall were two of the eight Kuranui Aviation Club members who attended the recent New Zealand International Commercial Pilots Academy … View more
Two Kuranui College students recently had an opportunity to spread their wings, swapping their usual gliders for powered aircraft.

Amon Terry and Olivier Sandall were two of the eight Kuranui Aviation Club members who attended the recent New Zealand International Commercial Pilots Academy Secondary Schools Open Day in Whanganui, where they both won half-hour discovery flights.

205 days ago

Kuranui’s Tyler Edney to follow in Murphy’s tracks

Kuranui College

Kuranui College’s Tyler Edney only took up KartSport last September and is already proving to be an exceptional talent on four wheels.

The ambitious Year 10 student will be representing Kuranui College at KartSport NZ’s National Schools Championship at Kaitoke Next week.

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209 days ago

One of the reasons why Kuranui excels in performing arts

Kuranui College

WATCH IT! "This dance was fantastic and made my night thank you - the choreography of the dance blew me away! Strong message powerfully and beautifully delivered!" ... a member of the public.

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