Congratulations to the following students who gained a French Excellence endorsement in NCEA and who will receive a Certificate of Excellence from the NZ Association of Language Teachers:
|Caitlin de Reeper
Luigi Cacace (SPC)
| Karishma Patel
Felix Bornholdt (SPC)
James Ramsay (SPC)
The following students gained French Merit endorsements:
John Miklos (SPC)
James Berry (SPC)
Timothy Helbano (SPC)
On Friday 8th November, Steph Becker, one of our year 12 students, Anne Ashby, our superb Careers advisor, and the very handsome ‘Guinness’ stood outside the optometrists shop in Kilbirnie. Why? They were collecting money for the S.P.C.A.
Steph has been volunteering at the S.P.C.A since the beginning of the year and knows first-hand what a wonderful job they do looking after animals that need help. It is something Steph has found very rewarding so she was very keen to help out on the collection day too.
The trio raised a lot of money from people who went past that morning. Guinness the dog belongs to another ‘Steph’ who is an S.P.C.A coordinator. He was particularly well behaved and great company!
If you want a pet go along to the SPCA and there are always lots of cats, dogs ,rabbits even chickens sometimes, wanting a new home. Look out for Steph on S.P.C.A collection day next year.
Emily, Julia, and Clare with the Fred McComish Cup
The St Catherine’s College Senior Premier B debating team won their grade in the Wellington Speaking Union’s Intercollegiate Debating Competition in style last night. After a long season of debating (five round-robin debates, plus the quarter-final and semi-final), the girls triumphed over Scots College, affirming the moot “that this house would compel journalists to reveal their sources
The win was even more commendable because one of our regular third speaker, Amy Campbell, was unable to compete in the final as she has left to go on exchange to France. The girls were not daunted, however, and Clare Sullivan stepped up from the Senior Certificate team and helped out. Clare took on the first speaker’s role, while Julia Ryan and Emily van Voornveld showed their debating flexibility and took on the other two speaking positions for the evening.
The girls won the Fred McComish Cup for Senior Premier B debating, and Julia Ryan was judged the Best Speaker of the night. We are very proud of them, especially given that the Scots College team is made up of two Year 12s and a Year 13, while our team is two Year 12s and a Year 11. The team has worked very hard under the guidance of Mrs Ryan, Victoria Casey and Grace Jansen (on her brief return from Otago University over the last week). Well done, girls!
Vasati and Bok Choy
ESOL class with Ms. Henderwood is so much fun.
Today an important visitor named Bok Choy visited one of Ms. Henderson’s ESOL classes and helped them to practice using the present continuous tense.
Learning about the present continuous tense with help from a chicken!
Summer assisting Bok Choy
Birtukan thanking Bok Choy for her assistance
Thank you Bok Choy, and a very special thank to her helpers Summer and Ms. Henderwood!!
Last Tuesday students held a special morning tea for SCC staff.
Students from the many different cultural groups provided tasty and exotic delights to showcase their traditional food.
Aya and Reika from Osaka made the sushi with rice from Yurie’s grandmother!