Monday, 10 September 2018 08:25

News Update: Term 3 Week 8

In this week's edition:
-  Talent Quest 2018
-  Winter Tournament Week
-  Year 9 Social Studies Research McDonald's Restaurants Ltd  

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Talent Quest 2018

Well done to all those students who participated and congratulations to the winners.

1st Place – Kat Ayers & Domino Gouw performed "IF I AIN'T GOT YOU". Amazing team, talented pianist, clear voice and authentic emotion. Magical performance that really connected with the audience.

2nd Place – Ryan Adern & Jordan Anderson performed "TOXIC". Great diction and chemistry with a soulful quality along with a strong guitar performance.

3rd Place – Holly Thomson performed contemporary dance to "GREATEST SHOWMAN". Choreography was great, technically strong and a wonderful interpretation of the chosen music.

Winter Tournament Week

Hockey Girls:
The Hockey Girls competed in the Federation Cup/Marie Fry Trophy in Whangarei. This is the top two tiers for Hockey in New Zealand. The girls finished the tournament 9th in Marie Fry after saving themselves from relegation through some outstanding Hockey.

Hockey Boys:
The Hockey Boys competed at Mayhill cup in Rotorua which is one of the three 3rd tier National tournaments. The boys finished 15th overall this year.

Football Girls:
The Football girls competed at Lotto Premiership in Taupo. This is the top Football tournament for girls with 32 teams competing. The girls had an outstanding tournament with it being their 2nd year in this tournament finishing 7th overall.

Football Boys:
The Football Boys Competed at Mayhill cup in Auckland which is one of the 2nd Graded tournaments. They did exceptionally well considering they had some injuries and only went with 14 boys finishing 11th out of 24 teams.

Basketball Junior Girls:
The junior girls Basketball was played in Tauranga and is a regional tournament. The girls had to move into the premier grade after the development grade having low numbers and they played well to finish 4th overall.

Basketball Senior Boys:
The senior boys competed in the Senior Boys AA Premiership tournament in Rotorua. The boys were a very young team and they finished 18th overall.

The Netball girls competed at the Upper North Island Secondary Schools Tournament in Tauranga. The girls were in B Grade (of which there were 4 grades). The girls played outstanding and finished 12th overall.

The Rugby boys competed in the ‘Rugby by the beach’ tournament at Papamoa College. This is the second year this tournament has been running, but the first year during winter tournament. The boys finished 6th overall.

Year 9 Social Studies Research McDonald's Restaurants Ltd

Two Year 9 Social Studies classes recently studied Globalisation and explored global brands. McDonald's was immediately identified by the students as a company that had interests worldwide. As the students became more interested in their success, they wanted to investigate further.

The classes researched the McDonald's business model of franchising and noted their growth strategy. They identified their values and looked at their supply chains. As part of this unit of work, Antony Bax, the Operations Manager of four of our local restaurants, agreed to host our students on a tour of the Cameron Road restaurant. Students noted the storage facilities, the supplies, the kitchen layout and the office areas. The students asked many questions and were even able to make and eat their own burgers!

We would like to extend our warmest thanks to McDonald's for being such amazing hosts and for giving our students such a worthwhile learning experience. It has certainly been a highlight of this year, followed by an incredible amount of work back in the classroom.

Thank you, McDonald's.


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