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Womens Rugby 7’s Team

6th April, 2018

Winners of the South Island Secondary Schools 7’s tournament, held in Timaru.

Back L to R:  Eamon MacLean, Anne Campbell, Manager, Hannah Beech,

Jasmine Wood, Sarah Fitisemanu, Elisah Godsiff, Te Manawanui Beddgood,

Kimberly MacLean, Bevan Thompson, Coach

Middle Row, L to R: Niamh Pelling, Peri Beech, Megan O’Cain, Ashleigh Wood,

Lying in Front: Rheanna Wood and Megan O’Cain



19th December, 2017

Top row left to right:  James Morris, Blair Hamilton, Konstantin Segesser von Brunegg, Josh Stock, Shaquille Rangi, Canaan Neha Manihera, Blake Ingles, Ben Johnston,

Middle row left to right:  Jamie O’Donnell—Coach, Blair Goodman, Jordan Bremner, Kyle Harrison, Davide Signorelli, Jake Walker, Edward Morris, Leeon Johnston—Coach, Manager –Kelly Stock

Front row left to right: Ryan Goodman, Tyvarn Gray, Finn Anderson, Jack Gorrill, Jacob Limmer, Asher Delany, Jacob Bryan

Absent Taylor Frater, Tito Elisara—Coach

“Well done lads. A well deserved win and a pleasure to referee. Thanks for the great game”

                                                                              Aidan Woodward—Referee


Special Olympics Team

5th December, 2017

Our team who competed at the recent Special Olympics held at Saxton Field.

All competitors put 100% into their events; their attitude, sportsmanship and behavior could not be faulted.

Back row– L to R: Emma Gillions, Michael Tideman, Paige Burley

Front Row L to R: Laura Eggers, Alice Holyoake and Sophie Evans.

Absent: Liam Goodman who was the official cameraman for the day.


“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” 


French Speaking Competition

2nd November, 2017

Winners of regional French speaking competition run by the Alliance Francaise de Nelson. Left to right: Quinne Weber, 1st in Year 9. Emma Harvey 3rd in Year 9, Harrison Frater, 2nd in Year 9


Jacob Bowdler

10th October, 2017

Jacob Bowdler was one of fifteen finalist nationwide in the Senior Casio Mathematics Competition

The competition was on Friday September 1 at Victoria University.

 Jacob has a perfect record of 5 out of 5 Distinctions in Australian Mathematics from Y9-13


NMIT Bridge Building Competition

13th September, 2017

Noah Appleton and Davide Signorelli won the NMIT Bridge Building Competition. 

Their bridge held a load of 51.1kg




Jayme Rae Anae – Talent Quest Winner

10th August, 2017

Jayme Rae Anae was named as the Superstar Winner of the 2018 Talent Quest.

Jayme Rae played guitar and sang Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” and also sang “Hallelujah”

as a duet with Saskia Gray


Suono Bellissimo

28th July, 2017

Suono Bellissimo competed at the Big Sing competition held on 16 June.

Suono Bellissimo was commended and placed 1st in the Classical Composition category. 

Back from left:  Anita Botica, Niamh Tasker, Renee Currie, Lena Karabeg, Stella Stevens,

Saskia Gray, Selena Christie, Pamela Currie, Hannah Wenzel 

Front from left:  Heather Sinclair-Wentworth, Maddie Bridge, Tessa Seymour, Emma Harvey,

Isabella Braxton-Bailey, Kiera Inglis, Tagan Stringer and Mia Wealleans 

Absent: Laura Bowdler, Lucy Bradford, Meret Kress, Mamie Mikaere,

Puawai Teaukura, Jessica Tibbs and Shanti Wemyss.


Manu Korero

20th July, 2017

Motueka High School competed recently in the Regional Manu Kōrero Speech Competition. 

Schools from the Nelson and Tasman Regions compete to find the best junior and senior speaker in Te Reo Māori and English.  Saskia Gray (left) Jayme Rae Anae (righlt) and Tamu Emery (absent) competed for our school.  Tamu came third place for Senior Māori.


Risaleaana Pouri-Lane & Sydnee Wilkins

3rd July, 2017

Risaleaana Pouri-Lane and Sydnee Wilkins have both been selected in the

NZ Under 18 Training squad for Rugby 7’s.

The team will be named in October after trials are held.


Sydnee Wilkins

8th June, 2017

Sydnee was named the Most Valuable Player at the recent

Sir Gordon Tietjens 7s Rugby Invitational Tournament held on 3 and 4 March in Palmerston North


17th May, 2017

Canaan Neha-Manihera and Jayme-Rae Anae welcomed Te Ururoa Flavell, Minister of Maori Affairs to Te Whare Taikura o Te Maatu


Isaac Bensemann

7th April, 2017

Isaac organized and hosted the Shave for a Cure event held at school on the 24th March, where students bid for the right to shave a fellow student or teachers head.

Over $1500 was raised for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer 


Riseleaana Pouri-Lane

17th March, 2017

Risaleaana has been selected  for the New Zealand Under 18’s Womans Touch team

and is in the Black Ferns Development squad



13th March, 2017


Ben Cudby and Laura Wilkinson


NCEA Excellence Level 3

24th February, 2017



Student of the Week 24 Feb 17

Abby Seymour, Fletcher Frater, Hannah Gordon, Hayley Garlick


Regional Champions Y10 Nelsomathix

7th December, 2016

Regional Champions Year 10 Nelsonmathix Competition

Left to right: Thomas Pearson, Raven August (captain), Isabella Cranshaw, Alex Brogan


Isabella Cranshaw

1st December, 2016

Isabella has achieved high distinction in the following competitions:

ICAS Australian English Competition

 Big Science Competition run by Australian Science Innovations (ASI)

Australian Mathematics, and she was a member of the winning Nelsomathix Y10 team



Young NZ Writers Competition

17th November, 2016

Stella Stevens won first place in Senior Poetry category at

 the Young NZ Writer’s competition for her poem – ‘I am waiting for you.’

I am waiting for you.

In the shadow of the maunga

I am perched on the edge of the forest,

on the branch of the mighty kauri tree.

I slowly slide down the trunk and

hide amongst the ferns.

I see their silver underbellies glistening in the moonlight.

They bow their leaves to me in the wind as I slink past an aging kauri snail.

Its meat is of no interest to me so I continue bashing through the undergrowth.

What do you think of me?

I have a dark glossy coat that ripples in the breeze.

I am sly with a hooked tail,

like the curve of a koru.

I strip the trees of their growth.

I scramble, I scamper, I slink through the darkness.

I steal tree’s life.

I destroy Mother Nature.

Do you hear me as I shake branches?

Do you hear me crunching on the leaves of the rimu?

Do you hear my victory screech,

my grunts as I climb to the canopy?

My hiss to scare you off.

But some don’t hear my warning cry.

Some venture on in search of my blood.

I creep through the black,

across the gravel path.

Two blinding lights appear

from around the corner.

I freeze…

The lights stare at me.

I stare back with wide inky eyes.

I hear the sound of a gun.

I run.

I am darting through the bushes.



I flee until I reach the safety

of my kauri tree.

I am waiting for you.

To give up…

I have survived the hunt.

I have dodged death.

I am still alive.

The fight has been fought.

The victory has been won.

I am curled up in my tree

waiting for your return.

My place is to taunt you

and destroy your mighty forest.


Big Science Competition

11th November, 2016

Distinctions in Big Science Competition:

Back:  Kai Grinberg, Lucy Chung.

Front:  Fletcher Frater, Isabella Cranshaw (High distinction).


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