Previous students of the week
Michael Tideman – Talent Quest Star Prize9th August, 2018
Michael won the Star Prize, which is the top overall performer
on the night for his digital animated film. Michael spent hundreds
of hours working on his entry.
Saskia Gray – Winner of Manu Korero20th July, 2018
Saskia Gray won the Pei Te Hurinui Jones Senior Māori section in our regional Manu Kōrero competition. There are two parts to the competition, a prepared speech up to 12 minutes in length and an un-prepared speech of up to 3 minutes in length. Her topic for the competition was: Māku anō tōku ao e waihanga – I myself will create my world. Saskia spoke for nearly 10 minutes on this topic. Saskia won both the unprepared section and the prepared section and was awarded over all winner in the Senior Māori section. Saskia was also awarded the trophy for best female speaker.
Nathan Goode6th June, 2018
Nathan was one of three candidates chosen from the top of the south by Rotary to be awarded a $4000 J R McKenzie scholarship and a place on an Outward Bound Mind Body Soul course. The three week course is being held at Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds between 2nd and 22nd July 2018.
South Island Athletics Championships25th May, 2018
Medalists from South Island Championships held in Timaru.
Back Row—L to R: Tobi Kirkwood Thorpe (Silver 4 x 100m relay), Lucas Walker
(Bronze long jump), Jacob Brooks (Silver 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relay),
Joelle Post (Silver 4 x 400m relay, Bronze 400m), Shannen Smith (Silver long jump and triple jump),
Ben Monaghan (Silver 4 x 100m relay), Logan Ogilvie (Silver 4 x 100m relay),
Jamey Ingham (Gold Triple Jump, Mr Aikenhead (Coach)
Front Row—L to R: Leila Collin (Bronze Triple Jump), Camryn Smart (Bronze 200m),
Izzy Neal (Gold 400m Nationals), Holly Young (Silver 4 x 400m relay),
Davis Sundbye (Silver 4 x 100m relay and 4 x 400m relay)
Absent: Emily Bryan (Gold javelin), Kyla Rayward (Silver javelin), Henry Russon (Silver 4 x 400m relay) Fletcher Pickworth (Silver 4 x 400m relay and Bronze 3000m), Jacob Bryan (Silver 4 x 400m relay)
Womens Rugby 7’s Team6th 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
UNDER 16 RUGBY CHAMPIONS19th 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”
Special Olympics Team5th 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 Competition2nd 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 Bowdler10th 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 Competition13th 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 Winner10th 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 Bellissimo28th 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 Korero20th 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 Wilkins3rd 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 Wilkins8th 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
Kaitaunaki17th 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 Bensemann7th 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-Lane17th March, 2017
Risaleaana has been selected for the New Zealand Under 18’s Womans Touch team
and is in the Black Ferns Development squad
HEAD STUDENTS 201713th March, 2017
Ben Cudby and Laura Wilkinson
8pm Saturday 22/9/2018 Theme: Arabian Nights
7pm School Hall 24/10/2018 All welcome
1pm School Hall 2/11/2018