Karamu High School Yearbook 2018

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The name Karamu has long been associated with the Hastings area. It is the name of the local stream and was the name of JP Ormond’s estate on the other side of the city. However, Karamu High School derives its name from the Karamu tree Coprosma lucida. The tree had great significance in early Maori belief. It symbolised life and all the goodness in the Earth and mankind. It had the power to cleanse both spiritually and mentally. THE SCHOOL MOTTO: Knowledge is Strength emphasises the role of knowledge in strong successful life and is the basis of citizenship. THE SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT: Karamu High School will provide co-educational learning opportunities that will inspire students to achieve a wide range of success and develop high standards and self-esteem to enable them to become successful members of society. Students will achieve this through a well-balanced education focusing on individual needs in a friendly, safe and attractive environment. SCHOOL VISION STATEMENT: Proudly Karamu: Proud of who we are and what we stand for Proudly Hastings: Actively supporting the community we are in Proudly Learning: Aiming to achieve to our full potential

Knowledge is Strength

- te Ma-tauranga He Mana to




Tira Ora 2018............................................................... 1

Canoe Polo................................................................. 36

Contents....................................................................... 2

Clay Target Shooting.................................................. 39

Proudly Karamu.......................................................... 4

Cricket, Chess............................................................ 40

Principal’s Report......................................................... 6

Orienteering................................................................ 41

Board of Trustees Chairperson‘s Report...................... 7

Cross Country............................................................ 42

Staff 2018..................................................................... 8

Swimming Sports....................................................... 43

Staff Welcomes, Farewells......................................... 10

Duke of Edinburgh...................................................... 44

School Production...................................................... 12

Cycling 2018............................................................... 45

Big Sing...................................................................... 13

The Green Team......................................................... 46

Head Students............................................................ 14

Pace Yourself............................................................. 46

Leaders...................................................................... 16

Equestrian Team......................................................... 47

Powhiri 2018............................................................... 17

Futsal.......................................................................... 48

Year 13 2019.............................................................. 18

Football....................................................................... 50

Cabaret....................................................................... 22

Hockey....................................................................... 56

Year 13....................................................................... 24

Dance NZ Made......................................................... 58

KHS Athletics Sports 2018......................................... 26

Peace Yourself........................................................... 58

Athletics...................................................................... 27

Kapa Haka.................................................................. 59

Debating..................................................................... 28

Ki O Rahi.................................................................... 60

Speech Extension...................................................... 30

Softball....................................................................... 61

Anzac Day.................................................................. 31

Music.......................................................................... 62

Badminton.................................................................. 32

Netball........................................................................ 64

Basketball................................................................... 34

Rugby......................................................................... 68

Get to Go Year 9 & 10 Adventure Race...................... 70 Big Day Out 2018....................................................... 71 Outward Bound.......................................................... 72 Tennis......................................................................... 72

The Arts Faculty....................................................... 106 Drama, Dance....................................................... 106 Theatre Technology, Visual Arts, Media Studies .. 107 Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival Ambassadors Programme, Improvisation Club............................ 108

Touch Rugby 2018..................................................... 73

Arts Evening.......................................................... 109

Waka Ama.................................................................. 74

Year 9 & 10 Arts......................................................110

Weights Club.............................................................. 75 Volleyball.................................................................... 76 Diversity Group........................................................... 77

Level One Arts........................................................111 Level Two Arts........................................................112 Level Three Arts.....................................................113 Social Science Faculty..............................................115

Student Council.......................................................... 77

Social Studies.........................................................115

Iron Maori................................................................... 78

Business Studies, Geography................................116

Mayfair Community Day............................................. 70

Technology Faculty....................................................118

Hastings Youth Council.............................................. 79

Food Innovation and Nutrition............................... 120

Blossom Day........................................................... 81 Kaweka....................................................................... 82 Heretaunga................................................................. 84 Tuki Tuki..................................................................... 86 Te Mata....................................................................... 88 Proudly Learning...................................................... 90

Languages Faculty................................................... 121 Japan Trip.............................................................. 121 Science Faculty........................................................ 122 Science Faculty Report......................................... 123 Junior Prizegiving 2018............................................ 124 Senior Prizegiving 2016........................................... 129

High Achievers........................................................... 92

Trophy Winners........................................................ 136

Academic Institute.................................................... 104

Class Photos............................................................ 138

Mathematics Faculty................................................ 105

Sponsors.................................................................. 152






are our exceptional administrative and teacher aide support

staff who work tirelessly to provide assistance to the teachers, students, parents and community. Their work is often done without fuss or fanfare but is critical in making everything run

smoothly. Also, behind the scenes, are our ground staff of Mr Poulgrain and Mr McLaren, who continue their work in caring and maintaining our beautiful grounds and facilities that we are so proud of.

We are grateful for the support our school receives from

parents, caregivers, whanau and the community. The role

parents, whanau and families play in the education of their children is critical to the success of our young people. Whether

as a coach, manager, administrator, standing on the sidelines or as an audience at the production or performance, your support

Karamu High School has enjoyed another exceptional year of achievement and this has all been captured once again in our yearbook of 2018. Schools do not operate in isolation and draw on the hard work and goodwill of a number of very special people. I would like to pay tribute and acknowledge the many people who help govern, lead, manage, organise and assist in enabling Karamu High School to be a successful place to learn and work. Our Board of Trustees once again under the guidance of Mr Dave de Lange, continue to give countless hours dedicated to our school in their governance role. It is a multi-million dollar business with over 900 students and nearly 90 staff, and they too take great pride in ensuring that the school is moving in the right direction and adequately resourced. Thank you to all of our board members for the ongoing support and vision you share for our school and our community. I would like to make special mention of co-opted board member, Dr Les Buckley who will finish his term in February. Mr Buckley has regularly travelled for meetings from his home base in Singapore over the past four years to share his considerable knowledge and business acumen both at the board table and in the Business Studies classrooms. He is a proud former student of Karamu and has been a generous supporter of the school for many years and for that we are truly grateful. There are many stories at the moment regarding staffing quality and shortages around the country in the education sector, but I can reassure you we are very fortunate to be able to attract and retain a high quality and professional group of individuals. Our staff give a lot of themselves and are the engine room of this fantastic school. Alongside our teachers

really makes a difference, and our students do appreciate it.

I would like to acknowledge the engagement and participation

of the student body, in particular our Year 13 students led by Cameron Young, Amy Saunders, Jaime Mossman and Nick Palmer. Our Year 13 group was one of our smallest in many

years, but while they lacked in quantity they didn’t for quality. All of our leaders fulfilled their roles and ensured that they

continued to build on the positive culture that they have been a part of for the past five years.

Our education system is continually undergoing change and

our school reflects the aspirations and expectations from the Ministry of Education, parents and community, employers and

tertiary providers. Over the next decade we will experience a climate of economic and political change in a further shrinking world with a host of new learning technologies. We also need

to be mindful of the increasing pressures that our staff and students face, particularly regarding workload and well-being.

It is pleasing to see that the new government has made a

commitment to reviewing NCEA and have already stated

that they wish to reduce the significance of assessment and focus more on the quality of teaching and learning. We

pride ourselves on providing a broad education with a host of opportunities for students to enjoy and excel in. We want our

students to leave after four or five years of secondary school

education with the skills, qualifications, abilities and attitudes to make a successful contribution to our community.

We are Proudly Karamu, Proudly Hastings and Proudly

Learning and it is a great honour for me to be able to lead this great school. We now look forward to 2019 with great anticipation but for now, I wish you all a very safe and happy holiday season.


The 1st of February saw the 2018 school year officially start with a pōwhiri for new students and staff. I know staff were there many, many days before then to make sure the year was “planned out” to ensure a smooth transition for the new

students and that all students were challenged to reach their


Your time and efforts are a positive reflection on

our values, Proudly Karamu, Proudly Hastings, Proudly Learning. Thank you. I would also like to acknowledge the work and commitment

full potential. The commitment and professionalism of the

of my fellow Board Trustees for the time and effort they put

entire staff plays such a vital role in the school culture and is

into governance at Karamu. We have had many Head of

certainly appreciated by myself and the Board of Trustees.

Faculties present to the Trustees around student progress,

The Student Leaders were also named on the first day and

achievement and direction their faculty is taking. This is really

school, modelling what it means to be a Karamu student, and

also provides some insight for our future strategic planning.

this group, like the teachers, have such an important role in the

useful in monitoring our progress towards the school goals but

providing a voice and link between students and staff. In 2018

This year we have also co-opted two new members onto

we were again lucky to have an outstanding group of student leaders across all areas who lead our values at Karamu.

Our roll remains healthy and I think this is a reflection of a school that provides a safe environment, choice around

cultural, sporting and academic options, underpinned by strong

academic achievement in NCEA, University Entrance and scholarship.

At Karamu, we work hard to involve whanau in what

students do, in particular planning around course options, career aspirations and reflecting on achievement.

the board, Mr Brad MacDonald and Mr Nick Richards. This ensures diversity of thought across the board so that decisions made for the school, staff and students are discussed and well considered. Finally to staff, students, parents and caregivers, I hope 2018 has been a rewarding year. I thank you for all the ways you have contributed to Karamu throughout the year and all the best for 2019.


communication in these areas certainly helps set the students

up for success and I encourage all parents and caregivers to get involved in opportunities to meet and discuss options with the teachers and students.

The school year is an extremely busy year with the focus on student learning.

Assessments and benchmarking

examinations feature throughout the year culminating for

many in ‘end of year’ examinations. The sporting and cultural aspects of school life also contribute significantly to learning

and social skills. To get the most out of the school year, it is really important that student attendance is at a high level, every day really does count.

This magazine again demonstrates the great success students

have had throughout the year at Karamu, in a variety of academic, cultural and sporting events, locally, nationally and even internationally.

Each year showcases students who

have built on their achievements of the previous year or those who are beginning their journey. Watching student success is certainly a highlight from my perspective as a Board member.

Again, I thank the staff, parents and various helpers who

ensure all the extra activities can take place at Karamu for the students. Without your support a lot of students would not be able to pursue sport, cultural and, in some cases academic,


STAFF 2018 Board of Trustees

Mr D de Lange (Chairperson) Mr J Brookes, Dip. Hort Dr L Buckley, B.A.(Hons), Ph.D. Ms Sarah Gunn, B.Hort, Grad Dip.Tchg Mr I Horsefield Mrs V Hantler (Secretary) Mrs K Holden, B.A., Dip.Tchg, AIRMT Mr M Leitch, B.Ed., Dip.Tchg (Principal) Amy Walford – Dip. Tchg ECE

Sahibpreet Kaur

(Student Trustee)

Senior Management Team Principal, Mr M Leitch, B.Ed, Dip.Tchg

Deputy Principal, Mr D Hollands, B.Des, Grad Dip Tchg Deputy Principal Mr W W Wooster, Dip. P.E., Dip. Tchg Deputy Principal Mrs. D Thomas, M Ed, B PhEd, Dip Tchg

Heads Of Faculty

Science Mr R McDade, B.Sc.(Hons), PGCE Social Sciences Miss H Glenny, B.A., Grad. Dip. Tchg English and Languages Mrs A Price, B.B.S., Dip Tchg Health and Physical Education Mr G P Ross, B. Ph. Ed., Dip.Tchg Arts Mrs K Van Rijk, B.A. Grad Dip. Tchg Mathematics Mr K May, B.A., M. Sci (Hons). Dip. Tchg Technology Miss M Calkoen, B.Arch(Hons), Grad Dip Tchg

Teaching Staff

Mrs J Bartlett, BA, Dip Ed, Adv Dip Tchg, LTCL, LSB Speech, FSB Pub Spkg Mrs K Beaumont, B.Ed.(UK), B.A.(Massey Scholar), Year 13 Dean Mr M Belz, B.B.S., M. Ed Admin., Dip.Tchg Mr T Blake, B.Ed.Tchg - TIC Sport Mrs J Burn, B. Des (Hons), Grad Dip. Tchg Mr P Chamberlain, B.Sc. (Hons), P.G.C.E. M.R.S.C. Mrs A Cooper, B.Mus., B Sc., Grad Dip. Tchg Mrs K Christian, B.A., Dip Ed Miss S Cornelius, M.Ed B.Tch B.Sc CIS Mr B Crawford, Dip.Tchg - Year 10 Dean Mrs H M Crawford, T.T.C. Mrs N Crawford, Dip.Tchg - Year 9 Dean Mr C Cummins, Dip Audio Engineering, M.A. Grad Dip. Tchg SCT Miss J Dawson, Dip. Tchg B.Des Mr N P Field, B.Sc., Dip.Tchg Ms S Gunn, B.Hort - Year 10 Dean – Asst HoF Science Mr T Hunter, B.A., Dip. Tchg Mrs J Hunter, B. Ph. Ed., Dip. Tchg, Grad Cert Career Development Mr M Jamieson, Dip.Tchg. Dip Special. Needs Mr J Kite, B.VAD, Grad Dip. Tchg Mrs F McDonald, B.A., Dip. Tchg Ms L McElwee, B.A, Grad Dip Tchg Mr J Mallory, B.A.,M.A.E. Mr. E Martin, B.VAD Grad Dip.Tchg Mr J Matthews, B.Ed., Dip. Tchg. Mrs S Mills, B.SocSc.(Hons), Grad Dip Tchg Mr N R Moir, B.Sc., Dip. Ed. Studs., Dip. Tchg


Matua Myka Nuku, B.A., Dip Ed Mr. Aron Noble, B.Ed, Dip.Tchg Mrs V Peffer, ADVTC Electrical..Dip Tchg Miss R Poirier, B.A., Dip Ed Miss J Primmer, B.RS.,Dip.Tchg, Asst HOF PE Mr C Rafferty, B.A, Grad Dip Tchg Mr J Read, B.A., Dip.Policing., Grad Di p. Tchg Mr. B Reay, B.ASci, Dip Tchg Ms V Redwood, B.A., Dip. Tchg Ms A Roberts, B.Sc (Hons). Grad Dip Tchg Mr D A Taylor, Dip Tchg - Asst HOF Mathematics Mrs T Taylor, B.A., Dip.Tchg - Asst HOF Social Sciences Mr B Tetley, Grad Dip.Tchg Mr C Thompson, B.Sc., Dip. Tchg Mrs R Tiuka, B.Ed Ms J Veen, B.A., Grad Dip. Tchg Mr B Wardrope, B.Arts, Dip.Tchg Mrs V Watson, B.A.Dip.Tchg, L.T.C.L.(Drama) - Asst HOF Arts Mr L Weber, Grad Dip.Tchg, Grad Dip.Tsm Miss A Whitlow, B.FA, Grad Dip Tchg Ms E Wiggins, B.A., Dip Tchg - Year 12 Dean Mr J Wright, B.VAD, Nat Cert Carpentry, Grad Dip Tchg - Asst HOF Technology

Instrumental Music Tutors

Dave Boston (Guitar, Electric Bass) B.A, L.T.C.L (Perf), A.I.R.M.T Tessa-May Brown (Voice) Sarah Bryant (Cello) B.A, A.T.C.L, Grad Dip Tchg Cameron Budge (Drums) Mary McHattie (Flute) Dip Tchg, A.I.R.M.T Sally Rutgers (Piano) Norma Smith (Violin) Brigitte Tiedemann (Flute)

Guidance counsellor Mr. M Rolls M.Soc

Support Staff

Miss A Arnott, Teacher Aide Ms B Butler, Gateway Coordinator Mrs. J Chamberlain Mr B Cottrell, Teacher Aide Miss B Eastham Mr. J Edmonds-Haronga Miss E Fraser B.A. Dip Tch Librarian Mrs F Gray, Receptionist/Cashier Mrs V Hantler, Principal’s PA Mrs J Harrison, B.Asci, Dip. Oenology - Lab Technician Mrs S Jackson, Senior Canteen Assistant Mrs B McGill, Dip. Spt Rec Admin. - Administration Mr R McLaren, Groundsman Miss S Maui, Teacher Aide Mr R Poulgrain, Caretaker Ms M Radley, Accounts Clerk Mr M Strickland, NZCE (Ele Eng) - Computer Technician Mrs T Travers, Telephonist/Word-processing Mrs K Treneman, Administration Mrs M Whiting, Q.T.A. (Microbiology) Lab Technician


Mr B Crawford, Mr J Wright, Mr N Moir, Mr B Wardrope, Mr J Read, Mr M Jamieson, Mr C Thompson, Mr L Weber, Mr E Martin, Mr C Cummins,

Miss J Veen, Miss S Maui, Mrs T Travers, Mr N Noble, Mrs V Hantler, Mrs P Woodmass, Ms S Gunn, Mr B Tetley, Mrs B Butler, Mrs M Whiting,

Mrs R Tiuka, Mr G Ross, Miss M Calkoen, Miss H Glenny, Mr D Hollands, Mrs D Thomas, Mr M Leitch, Mr W Wooster, Mrs A Price, Mr K May,

Second Row:

First Row:

Mr R McDade, Mrs K van Rijk, Mrs K Beaumont

Mrs V Watson, Mrs F McDonald, Mrs S Mills, Ms M Radley

Mr J Kite, Mrs E Wiggins, Mr P Chamberlain, Miss V Redwood

Mr R Poulgrain, Mrs F Gray, Mr B Reay, Mrs V Peffer

Third Row:

Mrs J Hunter, Mr C Rafferty, Mr N Field, Miss J Primmer, Miss J Dawson, Mrs K Christian, Mrs E Fraser, Miss R Poirier, Mrs T Taylor. Mrs K Treneman,

Miss S Cornelius, Mr T Blake, Miss D Arnott, Mrs S Jackson

Mrs A Coleman, Mr M Rolls, Mrs T Crawford, Mr J Mallory, Mr J Matthews, Mr T Hunter, Mr D Taylor, Miss A Whitlow, Mrs A Cooper, Mr M Strickland,

Fourth Row:

Fifth Row:

Staff Photo 2018

WELCOMES Rachelle Poirier

Miss Poirier is originally from the United States of America where she has taught at the Brattleboro Union High School in Brattleboro and more recently has moved down from Massey High School in Auckland where she completed her first year of teaching. Miss Poirier has established herself as a key member of the English and Languages Faculty, she is involved in our Volleyball programme and has established positive relationships with her students.

Kirsty Christian

Mrs Christian started with us at the start of 2018 in the English and Languages Faculty. Originally from the United Kingdom Mrs Christian is an experienced History, Social Studies and Languages Teacher. Mrs Christian joins us from St Joseph’s Maori Girls College where she was Head of Science and the Year 9 Dean. She has also worked at Taradale Intermediate. Mrs Christian completed the Taupo Marathon this year and was an integral part of the Karamu Iron Maori team for 2018.

Stacey Cornelius

Miss Cornelius joined us at the start of Term 3 in the Social Sciences Faculty. Heading over to New Zealand from Australia Miss Cornelius was until recently at Genazzano FCJ College a school of 1000 students in Victoria Australia. Having gained a Bachelor of Teaching in 2006 following a Bachelor of Information Systems in 2004, Miss Cornelius went on to complete her Masters in Educational Leadership at the University of Tasmania in 2013. Miss Cornelius has settled in well at Karamu High School, building great relationships with both the staff and the students and has already established herself as an integral part of the school culture.

Myka Nuku

Matua Myka joined Karamu High School following the departure of Matua Leon and Whaea Pene. Matua Myka has brought his extensive knowledge of Te Reo to our kura and his experience with a wide range of students has enable them to accelerate their knowledge and understanding of Te Reo and the Performing Arts. Matua Nuku is also a New Zealand representative in Waka Ama and having a positive role model for our students is valued. Myka Nuku left us in 2018 after his year with us.

Mark Rolls

Mr Rolls has joined us as our full-time guidance counsellor this year. He has a wealth of experience in the health area and has strong connections to the local support agencies to ensure our students are getting the support needed. He is a local with a young family. The move to the school will be of great benefit to our students who have a wide range of needs. Mr Rolls is an experienced musician and has already contributed a large amount of time to sound and lighting for events this year.

Eva Fraser

Mrs Fraser joined us as the Librarian at the start of 2018. Mrs Fraser completed her Bachelor of Education in 2017 and was a student teacher at Karamu High School in 2017. Mrs Fraser has brought fresh energy to the Library and has worked at extending the ways in which students engage with reading and activities to broaden their knowledge of the written word.

Pauline Woodmass

Mrs Pauline Woodmass has come back to Karamu to cover Food and Fashion Design for the year while Mrs Burn is on maternity leave. Mrs Woodmass brings her energy back to an area where she has taught in the past. Having spent the last few years in the primary sector as well as in the private sector I am sure this will be a great opportunity for our students to have someone with a wealth of knowledge to teach them.


Jamie Haronga

Mr Haronga has joined us as a teacher aide mainly working with 9MJA and Mr Jamieson. He brings his youth and energy to the school. A keen basketball player he has also started to help our students with their games during the lunch break and supporting our players on game night. Mr Haronga has already built up strong relationships with students at the school and helps those who are struggling with their work in a calm and caring manner.

Jacqueline Chamberlain

Mrs Chamberlain joined Karamu High School as a teacher aide this year. Mrs Chamberlain has a long history with the school with both her sons coming through the school and headed off to Auckland University at the start of 2018. She is married to Mr Chamberlain who is part of our Science Faculty. The students welcomed Mrs Chamberlain into their classes and built valuable and productive relationships assisting the students who need the extra help with their education. Mrs Chamberlian left the school at the end of 2018 and we wish her well in her future endeavours. Mrs Chamberlian left the school at the end of 2018 and we wish her well in her future endeavours.

Beth Eastham

Miss Eastham is a returning student who joined us at the start of Term 3 as an administrative assistant. Miss Eastham’s familiarity with the culture of the school has put her in a good position to ease back into the school to support the students and staff in the day to day running of the school. Miss Eastham left at the end of 2018.

FAREWELLS Matua Leon and Whaea Pene

Matua Leon and Whaea Pene have contributed a great amount to the school and it was with great sadness for us that they decided to continue their journey in teaching at the Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu. They have worked as a team and have made great changes in many of our students lives. They have been responsible for producing ki o rahi teams that hold their own on the national stage, kapa haka performances that have graced many stages around the Hawke’s Bay. They have enabled our students to travel the world on the Japan trips, but most of all they have made a great impact on many students lives and have made those students education a time to remember.

Maurice Belz

Mr Belz started at Karamu High School in 2012. The nationally recognised pétanque player was a key member of the social sciences faculty specialising in business studies. Mr Belz introduced market days and the dragons den approach to business studies and he could often be seen running around getting the student stalls up and running. He has now fled New Zealand across the ditch to Australia with his wife and is now a teacher of humanities and business for a new school at Mawson Lakes called Maple Leaf College. It’s a private Chinese and University of South Australia joint venture. He has filled in his time between finishing at Karamu and starting his new teaching position, at the wheel of a courier van. We would like to thank Mr Belz for all his hard work and support of a range of activities including rugby and young enterprise and wish him the best for the future.

Mrs Hilary Crawford

Mrs Crawford was one of our longest serving teachers. Starting in 1985 as part of the enhanced learning area, Mrs Crawford quickly established herself as one of the key parts of Karamu High Schools culture. She was joined by her son and daughter as teachers, not to mention several children. Mrs Crawford made a great change in many children’s life through her caring and gentle nature. She often went beyond what most would do including making sure families are looked after to ensure the children make it to school and have a uniform and a meal to get them through the day. A long standing leader of the social club we will miss the regular morning teas. We will all miss Mrs Crawford and we wish her well for a long and fulfilling retirement.

Mrs Stephanie Mills

Mrs Mills was a member of the social sciences faculty and started with us in 2016 joining us from Auckland. She was a key teacher in the area of geography and was a leader in the use of digital technology. A keen hockey player she spent many a cold night at the Park Island hockey turf cheering our students along. When the opportunity to gain promotion arose Mrs Mills took the leap and is now a lead teacher at Te Aratika Academy in Hastings. We wish her all the best and hope that she continues to develop in her new role


‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is a terrifying – yet hilarious – story about an awkward young Seymour (Cameron Young) and the ditsy Audrey (Jessica Shoemark) he’s in love with. The story capitulates through interactions with his Jewish adoptive mother, Mrs Mushnik (Amy Griffiths), a sadistic dentist (Jamie Hollway), a giant man-eating plant called Audrey II (Khalael Uelese), and three narrative street urchins who can’t mind their own business (Tia Ward, Romona Wainohu, and Lian Hontalba). This action packed, non-stop musical was (if I may say so myself) pulled off flawlessly by the cast and crew because of the tremendous hard work behind the scenes. Rehearsals began before school had even begun for the year, and the hard work only grew from there. In the eleven weeks prior to showtime the cast rehearsed at least three times per week. We lived, breathed and ate the show. Mrs Watson (Director), Mrs Cooper (Musical Director) and Ms McElwee (Choreographer) were especially guilty. The three teachers in charge dedicated countless hours outside of rehearsals to planning, set design, costumes and everything else that needed doing. We’d like to thank them again for all their support and expertise in getting the show up and running. Some days were long and much needed dance breaks were often taken during rehearsals to help keep us sane. It was during those long days we formed unbreakable friendships, the kind only found after spending countless hours working towards a common goal: making a fantastic show. It was because of all of this that ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ was a massive success. - Jessica Shoemark


Nga Korimako rose to the challenge once again in 2018, participating in the annual Big Sing Competition held at Waiapu Cathedral Napier earlier this year. They performed three beautiful selections of music chosen by the student leaders, Khalael Uelese (Year 13) and Tyla-Rose Halton (Year 13). The Maori and Pasifika choir were also taught with the assistance of the Uelese whanau. The choir’s voices blended together beautifully singing renditions of ‘Whakaaria Mai’, ‘He Taonga Mate Nui’ and ‘Lean on Me’ at the competition. They went on to perform in various other activities with the school, including the Blossom Day concert at St Matthew’s Cathedral, and the Hastings Youth Council’s Youth Grant Awards Evening. It’s been a great year and we look forward to watching Nga Korimako grow in the years to come. Khalael Uelese



We’ve been in this relationship – what, five years now? But after all this time, I’m afraid that I must break up with you. Now, don’t even begin with the tears, you’re being overdramatic as usual! You have caused me pain and anxiety each day. You would think six and a half hours a day, five days a week, were enough – but no! You would drag me out after dark to volleyball games where we would inevitably lose, on weekends to tramp up chilly mountains, and to debating tournaments across the Bay. God forbid, you even woke me up before the sun rose, to attend ANZAC services and Academic Breakfasts. Talk about a clingy girlfriend!

Oh, settle down! It’s not like I’ve forgotten the good memories. I remember all the laughs that we had with teachers both in and out of classes. You know, they were like adoptive parents for me. Mrs Wiggins, Mrs Taylor, Mrs McDonald, Mrs Fraser, Mrs Price, Mrs Beaumont – the list of inspirational teachers to thank is endless. And I loved each of them – even Mr May (although that’s stretching it). Yes, I also remember all the friends you introduced me to. Abigail, Sahibpreet, and Reece – my best friends for as long as they will have me. Not to mention the dozens of other students who gave me a reason to get up each morning. From adorable Year 9s to fierce Year 13s, I have been in awe of the talent, love and potential in each of the friends I have made. I just hope that they realise the endless possibilities for them, and that they never give up on their dreams.

Well, I suppose I haven’t stopped to soak in the past five years with you, Karamu. It has passed in such a blur that there hasn’t been enough time to enjoy your presence. You’ve been pushing ahead like a steam train, and I barely feel like I’m keeping up. Although I’m the one leaving you, it feels like you are light years ahead of me. At least I know you’ll be fine without me. And in five years, you won’t even remember my favourite colour, my face, or even my name. But I will remember yours. I will hold our memories close.

Head Boy Cameron Young

It has been an honour to be in this relationship with you for five years. But I can’t change my mind about moving on, so I guess this is the final goodbye. Karamu, you have been my first and last girlfriend. I will miss you, and I will cherish you. And I will love you forever. Love, Cam

2018. What a year. Crazy busy and full of ups, downs, and fantastic people. It has been an absolute privilege to work alongside such a diverse, bubbly, and motivated student body. As Head Girl, I am so grateful to have been able to interact with all year groups, Years 9 - 13 and witness what they have been achieving and getting involved in throughout the year across all aspects of school life – sport, culture and academia. There is no doubt that saying goodbye to Karamu will feel like a punch in the guts, but what I have learnt during my unforgettable time at Karamu has not only given me a solid foundation of education to build on at university, but I have been shaped and guided into a confident young woman with a richer knowledge of the world and people as well as cementing values of respect, whanaungatanga, overcoming adversity and embracing diversity that I will take to the grave.

Karamu, not just a school, but a whanau. The reason Karamu will forever have a place in my heart, and the hearts of many others’ is the people. The staff, students, and Fern the school dog are the glue that hold this school together and make it so special and unique. To my mates, thank you for making the tough times easier and the good times great. The amount of inside jokes and stories we share is honestly the highlight of school for me. The friends I have made and the life lessons and advice I have received are invaluable and I will carry them through the rest of my adult life.

The opportunities that have come my way because of Karamu are endless, from travelling to Japan and staying in a foreign non-English speaking home by myself, rafting the Kaituna River, abseiling off Te Mata Peak, surfing at lunch time, winning national championships and travelling all over New Zealand with the Karamu emblem proudly on my chest- it has been epic! I encourage all current and future students to GET AMONGST (a phrase Cam thinks I use way too often but hey). There is nothing more regretful than a missed opportunity- so take advantage of them when they arise, or you may never get the chance to do so again. ‘Better your best’ is printed on the gym climbing wall and is a phrase that I always have in the back of my mind- but in school it is easy to forget that your best is good enough, as long as you are trying and giving your all- you are succeeding. Success isn’t defined by a badge or a certificate, it is the satisfaction you feel within yourself. It is impossible to sum all that I have learnt, memories I have made and people that have made the last five years as awesome as they were, into a couple of paragraphs. But I hope that everyone can look back on their time at Karamu with pride and a smile on their face, like I do. Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takimano.


My strength is not that of the individual, but that of the collective.

Head Girl Amy Saunders

Five years spent at Karamu High School provided me with some of the greatest highs and lows of my life so far. It gave me a taste of sweet success and a taste of absolute failure. But through it all, Karamu has remained there for me, for everyone. Even as our school has gone through hard times, it stayed true and strong. As the Year 13s come into our final days of schooling life, it is a time not only for us but for everyone, to be reminded that the journey isn’t complete without the highs and lows. It is simply a part of it. We should enjoy and be grateful for the success and allow the failures to be lessons.

To our teachers: Taking on the noble task of guiding the future is one of great magnitude. It is not easy, and we do not make it any easier. However, none of the most important jobs are. You stayed true to your devotion and managed to continue helping us no matter what hell we put you through. From all students past and present, thank you. It cannot be expressed enough.

Although now I sign off an era and move on to the next phase in my life, Karamu will remain. It will continue to be there for students and will continue to guide them through their highs and lows, along their journey. The teachers will continue to be supportive of students and help guide their future. And last of all, the students will remain there for each other. They will have each other’s backs. They will continue to stand for each other. That is what has defined Karamu. It is a family.

Deputy Head Boy Nick Palmer

R.I.P to those we have loved and lost. We will never forget them.

It’s extremely difficult to put into words what Karamu has done for me in the five years I have been here. If someone told me in Year 9 I would become the confident and motivated person I am today, I wouldn’t have believed them. Looking back at the Year 9 Big Day Out where I knew hardly anyone to all the amazing experiences Karamu has offered to me along the way, including kayaking around the Queens Charlotte sounds, to representing the school through dance and all the crazy house events it’s hard to believe that my time at this school is nearly over. I cannot thank the staff and class mates enough for helping me to realise that being outside your comfort zone isn’t scary, instead it gives you an opportunity to grow and learn. Throughout my journey at Karamu, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and without this I would not be the person I am today, I would not have experienced the wonderful things that I have done, and I would not have met some of the inspiring people that I have come to know.

Deputy Head Girl Jaime Mossman

The staff at Karamu have shaped my five years into some of the most enjoyable years of my life. Walking into my calculus class on the first day hearing “we work from the first day to the last day,” was daunting and I knew I was in for a tough year. However, knowing I could “stop the engine” at any time was a relief. In Mr Noble’s words, the staff of Karamu have been “sensational.” From the office ladies giving you a big smile whenever you walk in, even when you are borrowing tights because you forgot them that morning, to being given about 20 different extensions for our history internals. All the teachers and staff have always had the student’s best interest at heart and have made coming to school, even when it feels like we have 20 million different things to do, just little bit easier. It is a truism that chemistry can sometimes be painful and that hearing “check the emails” every day in physics can get a bit repetitive but everything the teachers have done for us was for our own good. School helps us to grow and in that respect the teachers were awesome, always willing to give up their time to answer stupid questions or just have a yarn after school about anything and everything. In a nutshell we could not have got through the past five years without you. Thank you. To all the Year 9s to Year 12s, thank you for inspiring me and teaching me that even just a smile can brighten someone’s day. I have loved being able to build relationships with some of you through House events and dance teams. To my fellow Year 13s, although we have had our ups and our downs, we have made it. We have grown together from tiny Year 9s too scared to put our hands up, into Year 13s who will share their opinions no matter what, even when they are not asked for. I will always remember the laughs we had, the memories we made and the relationships we built. It is hard to think that next year we will all go our separate ways, but I trust that we will be there for each other always.

For me, the connections I have made with the staff, students and Fern are what makes Karamu such a difficult place to leave. In Mr. Leitch’s words, I want to set every student at Karamu a challenge. At least once during your time at Karamu step out of you comfort zone. Be kind to one another and remember you will always be a part of the Karamu family.


Head Students

Community Leaders

Amy Saunders (Head Girl), Cameron Young (Head Boy), Nick Palmer (Deputy Head Boy), Jaime Mossman (Deputy Head Girl)

Melinda Pope, Reanna Browning, Ashlee Cunningham-Johnson, Nathan McCourt, Millie Hannam, Keagan Klempel, Shannon Minogue, Sela Tupou, Bayley Baxter-Kirby (absent)

Sports Leaders

Cultural Leaders

Michaela Edwards, Joshua Matthews and Tia Lewis

Jacob Kershaw-Horua and Tyla-Rose Halton

Performing Arts Leaders

Academic Leaders

Emily Coppell, Romayne Araia and Khalael Uelese

Abigail Masengi, Liam Robson, Jayden Taylor and Amy Griffiths

House Leaders


Taylor Thorpe-Loversuch, Karalea Halton, Reece Sullivan, Jorge Fothergill, James Morley, Samuel Walton-Sexton, Taine Doyle, Jacob McNeil, Ethan Hope, Rome Nicholson, Ashleigh Thorpe-Loversuch, Hannah Norfolk, Sharnie O’Connor, Paige Morgan, Ryley Clark, Caitlin Robin (absent)



Abigail Masengi

Acacia Fairweather

Amy Griffiths

Amy Saunders

Ashlee Cunningham-Johnson

Ashleigh Thorpe-Loversuch

Bayley Baxter-Kirby

Cailtin Robin

Caitlin Mannell

Cameron McNeil

Cameron Young

Camryn Toki

Emily Coppell

Emma Stephenson

Hannah Chrisselle Leynes

Emma Stephenson


Hannah Chrisselle Leynes

Hannah Norfolk

Jacinda Grace

Jacob Kershaw-Horua

Jahnna Boden

Jaime Mossman

James Gowan

James Morley

Jason Yan

Jasper Temburu

Jayden Taylor

Jessica Horsefield

John Rouse

Jorge Fothergill

Joshua Matthews

Karalea Halton




Kate Jarvis

Keagan Klempel

Khalael Uelese

Leiana Cherrington

Luca Dunstan

Maja Sanders

Melinda Pope

Mia Sutton

Michaela Edwards

Milly Hannam

Natasha King

Nathan McCourt

Nick Palmer

Paige Morgan

Reanna Browning

Renee Blackman

Ricky Samways

Rome Nicholson

Rylee Clark

Sahibpreet Kaur

Samuel Walton-Sexton 13

Sara Hazelwood

Sela Tupou

Shani Ross

Shannon Minogue

Sharnie O’Connor

Taine Doyle

Taylor Thorpe-Loversuch

Tia Lewis

Tyla-Rose Halton



For another year, the Year 13 students and their dates dressed in their glamorous gowns and fancy suits for the annual Karamu Cabaret. Our theme was ‘Gods and Goddesses’, and the Cheval Rooms venue at the Hastings Racecourse was decorated beautifully with Greek-styled ivy leaves and pillars. The night was filled with dancing, laughter, and topped off with a delicious three-course meal. A professional photographer, as well as a photobooth, ensured that the sparkling memories of the night were captured.

The Queen of the Cabaret went to Tyla-Rose Halton, dressed in a sparkly blue gown and adorned with a home-made feather cloak. The King, Cameron Young, was polished with a satin pink and white tuxedo. The Princess, Reece Sullivan, wore a sheer black dress that was embroidered with flowers. The Prince, Keagan Klempel, was looking sleek in a maroon suit.


All of the students looked beautiful, and each enjoyed a night to celebrate their last year with their friends. It was truly a night to remember, and a massive thank you must go to the team of students and Mr Wooster who organised this event. - Cameron Young

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The 2018 School Swimming Sports was held on a sensational sunny Hawke’s Bay day at the Frimley swimming pools. We have a mixture of traditional and alternative athletic events. In the championship events we saw excellent discus and shotput throwers, great high and long jumpers, speedy sprinters. The athletes’ total score across a mixture of five field events determines who will be the school champion. In the senior boys, Nick Palmer (New Zealand shot put champion) only had four events on the tally sheet so even with his amazing record breaking shot put result (a massive 4m improvement over the previous record) he could not beat the total points that Mr “consistency” Linkin Smith accumulated . It was a similar scenario for our senior girls with Ruby Brett’s great running being narrowly eclipsed by the all-round Cortez Te Pou abilities across a range of events. All students do a 100m sprint with the two best in each house moving onto the finals, which is always a highlight of the day. Each traditional Olympic event has a tabloid equivalent. Each house has a set time to score as many points as possible. The high jump alternative is the “waterside”, the long jump becomes “speed jump”, the discus is the “gumboot throw” and the Medicine Ball throw replaces the shotput. The rope pull is also a crowd pleaser with its display of strength and power.




Year 9

Year 10


Year 9

Year 10



Keerat Singh

Cameron Orr

Linkin Smith

Jordyn Nicholson

Rana Centintuik

Cortez Te Pou


Alam Uzmine

Joel Tawera

Nick Palmer

Harmony Kautai

Ani Gillespie

Ruby Brett


Bryn Nelson

Vinnie Harrison

Zac Brooker

Leilani Williams

Shadae Stevens

Aimee Shaw

2018 records Nick Palmer

Senior Boys Discus 40.56m

40.20 (84) Terry Bettie

Nick Palmer

Senior Boys Shot 19.84

15.73 (16) Nic Palmer


Tuki Tuki

Te Mata











Year 13 Leadership Camp

This January was the second time the Leadership Camp was held at Camp David. The Camp was a team building and skills event for the Year 13 leaders of the school. We were split in two even teams to get to know each other more and work to each person’s strength and build up our weaknesses. The event was fun, activities ranging from trust fall, blindfold directions and spider web challenge to dance offs and a mini relay race. But my personal favourite was Master Chef, this was so fun, in little groups of four we showed off our cooking skills or lack of cooking skills.


Each individual had interviews with senior management, some were nervous or scared while others were very excited. Then the last day came to the most crucial event which was the voting stage, where we got to write down our preferred choices for the Head student roles this year and put them in a ballot. The most rewarding experience many had was being vulnerable around each other and having a therapeutic intimate get-together, which made everyone closer after the camp. A massive thank you must go to Mr Noble and Miss Primmer – it could not have happened without the two of them! - Abigail Masengi

ATHLETICS Karamu High School, again, fielded a fine team of athletes who competed at the annual East Coast North Island Secondary School Athletics Track and Field Championships, held at the Hawkes Bay Regional Sports Park, on Wednesday 14 March 2018. This year saw the rise of some impressive young talent for Karamu High School, particularly amongst our female athletes, with 5 of our female athletes achieving a top 3 finish, across 6 different disciplines. Special mention goes to Maddison Hughes who took out an impressive 3 titles in the Junior Girls division. Along with Maddison, special mention goes to the following students, who placed in the top 4 for the given events: Maddison Hughes: 1st Junior Girls 100m 1st Junior Girls 200m 1st Junior Girls 300m Ruby Brett: 2nd Intermediate Girls 400m 2nd Intermediate Girls 200m Maia Bassett: 1st Junior Girls Pole Vault Lucy McKay: 1st Intermediate girls Pole vault Harmony Kautai: 3rd Junior Girls Shot Put 2nd Junior Girls 4 x 100m relay: Maddison Hughes, Harmony Kautai, Briah Timms, Jordyn Nicholson Maddison, Ruby and Lucy gained selection into the East Coast athletics team that went on to compete at the North Island Secondary Schools Athletics Championships, held in Whanganui, during the first weekend of April.


Back Row: Harmony Kautai, Leilani Williams, Ruby Brett, Miss J Primmer

Front Row: Briah McGrail-Timms, Rana Cetinturk, Maddison Hughes, Jordyn Nicholson

Our star shot putter- Nick Palmer, who has dominated the shot put circle at East Coast North Island Championships for a number of years, was not in attendance this year, as he was representing New Zealand further afield, at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships- one of a few international engagements for Nick this year.

Athletics Development group.

Back Row: Mia Coleman Savage, Zac Brooker, Joel Tawera, Mr Tom Blake

Front Row: Hannah Hunt, Tia Ward, Abigail Kilkolly, Adam Brookes, Rana Cetinturk


DEBATING Junior Debating Each year, the juniors are given the opportunity to join debating – which is like polite, professional arguing. This year we had a large number of juniors interested, and had five Year 9 teams, and five Year 10 teams. Karamu has a prestigious history of excellent debaters, so it is fantastic to enlist juniors in this academic activity. The teams faced each other in four friendly rounds, with moots (or topics for the debates) such as, “This House would ban high school relationships”, “This House believes that phones are necessary for your survival”, and “This House believes that Santa’s elves should be paid minimum wage”. Although three of the rounds were prepared, and the teams were given two or more weeks to construct their arguments, they also tried their hand at a limited-prep round. In only one hour they formed their case – without the help of their coaches – and had to debate. All the adjudicators were extremely impressed with the quality of debating from all teams, which had shown the skills they had picked up throughout the year. In order to ease juniors into the swing of how debating runs, we had junior debating coaches assigned in pairs to a team. We’d like to give a massive thank you to the seventeen senior students (and Mrs Fraser) who volunteered their time to teach debating skills to the juniors. The coordinator for Junior Debating this year was Cameron Young (Year 13). Although the role has historically gone to a teacher, Cameron happily volunteered his time to facilitate the coaches and debaters. He found it so rewarding to see the mass of juniors involved with such an exhilarating activity. He said, “It’s important to build the confidence and self-esteem in youth from a young age, and there’s no better way than public speaking and communication! Debating is so special because it encourages you to think outside-the-box and critically about social issues.” Congratulations to all the juniors and their coaches on another successful year of debating. We hope to see you all back next year to argue more moots! - Cameron Young

Hawke’s Bay Regional Debating The annual Hawke’s Bay Regional Debating Competition started with bang – and was the toughest year yet! This year we were lucky enough to have a group of ten senior debaters entered in the competition, with four teams total. The competition was held at Hastings Girls’ High School and the welcome speaker was Tukituki MP Lawrence Yule. Over the intense weekend, our four teams were challenged by other schools and each other with moots such as ‘THW ban the concept of zoos’, ‘THB the feminist movement should discourage women to wear makeup’, and ‘THW ban private schools’. Amazingly, we had two Karamu teams (KHS1 – Sahibpreet Kaur, Liam Robson and Reanna Browning; KHS2 – Jessica Shoemark, Abigail Masengi and Dean Polak) facing two Napier Girls’ High teams in the semi-finals. Although both teams put up a great fight, Napier Girls’ High secured 1st and 2nd with KHS3 securing 3rd. Standout debaters of this year’s competitions were Sophie Jones (Year 11), Jessica Shoemark (Year 11), and Abigail Kilkolly (Year 12), who each picked up the Most Promising Speaker awards. Jessica was also chosen as a reserve speaker on our regional Hawke’s Bay Debating Squad, who would compete at Nationals. Massive thanks must go to Mrs Price and ex-Head Boy, Toby Hunter, for their support and for giving up Wednesday mornings to coach us at 7am.


- Abigail Masengi

Debating Student Coaches

Back Row: Liam Robson, Jamie Hollway, Ella Lindsay-Smith, Cameron Young, Dean Polak, Abigail Kilkolly, Lucy McKay

Front Row: Sahibpreet Kaur, Amy Godwin, Tiana Edwards, Romona Wainohu, Jessica Shoemark, Erika Balestie Diaz, Sophie Jones, Abigail Masengi

Debating Junior

Fourth Row: Samantha Eaglestone, Katrina Marks, Lily Andrews, Jorja Wigzell, Ruby McEvoy, Sascha MacDonald, Emily Brookes, Amie Hazelwood

Third Row: Maia Colman-Savage, Mollie Motley, Liana McGregor, Rory McKay, Jess Webb, Rana Cetinturk, Gabriel Barlow, Jessica Haerewa, Emma Hope Second Row: Jack Arcus, Blake Manson, Rameka Pohatu-Hawkins, Keelan Hesterman, Raniera Wairau, Lawrence Henderson-Ereatara, Braden Cooper, Paige Flashoff

First Row: Daniel O’Connell, Annabel Elmsly, Emma Norman, Sammy-Lee Christie, Anaru Wairau, Thomas Haszard, Kade Lindsay, Ethin Templeton

Debating Year 11

Back Row: Jamie Hollway, Ella Lindsay-Smith, Mrs A Price

Front Row: Sophie Jones, Romona Wainohu, Jessica Shoemark, Tiana Edwards, Amy Godwin

Debating Year 12 & 13

Back Row: Abigail Kilkolly, Cameron Young, Dean Polak, Mrs A Price Front Row: Abigail Masengi, Erika Balestie Diaz, Liam Robson, Lucy McKay, Jacinta Foreman, Sahibpreet Kaur Absent: Reanna Browning, Jorge Fothergill


The ‘Clothesline Structure’, the Modulation Song, horse breaths – ask anyone doing Speech Extension lessons and they will tell you exactly what this means! Speech Extension classes teach the students voice production, extemporaneous speaking, meeting procedures, and many other skills. After Mrs Bartlett’s retirement in 2017, Ms Anna Coleman joined our ranks as an incredibly passionate and resourceful speech teacher. We admire her for taking charge of such a large task, and we thank her for her support and friendship.


Most students sit one or two speech exams throughout the year, which are recognised by the New Zealand Speech Board, to extend students. This year the Year 9s have sat their ‘Talk Up’ programme which build confidence, and the Year 10s have sat their ‘Introduction to Communication in Leadership’. At senior level, the Year 11s sat their ‘Red Bar’ exam and Module 1 of their ASB Diploma in Public Speaking, and the Year 12s also sat their Module 2 and 3 exams of the same Diploma.

Our alumni – Abigail Masengi, Cameron Young and Sahibpreet Kaur – completed five years of speech classes with their Advanced Associate Diploma in Teaching, which allowed them to teach oral communication and public speaking to 45 Year 9 and 10 students. Abigail and Cameron also completed their Advanced Certificate in Professional Speaking. As you can see, Karamu has had a proud history of excellent public speakers and debaters who can confidently stand and speak in any situation. We will no doubt continue our proud tradition of successful speech graduates for many years to come! Cameron Young


Fourth Row: Annabel Elmsly, Lily Andrews, Daniel OConnel, Emma Norman, Hannah Bursnall, Jessica Shoemark, Romona Wainohu, Sascha MacDonald Third Row: Sophie Jones, Riley Acraman, Katrina Marks, Ruby Brett, Jacinta Foreman, Bayley Baxter-Kirby, Brooke Hemmings, Samantha Eaglestone Second Row: Hamish McKay, Ethin Templeton, Tobi Wells, Cameron Young, Dean Polak, Braden Cooper, Abigail Kilkolly, Lucy McKay, Mrs A Coleman

First Row: Gabriel Barlow, Hayley Austin, Sahibpreet Kaur, Abigail Masengi, Beryl de Guzman, Amie Hazelwood, Emily Brookes, Chantelle Foreman


ANZAC DAY ANZAC Day on 25 April marks an important commemoration of those who fought in WWI and all wars New Zealand has been engaged in since. This year, the event took on a special meaning as 2018 marks the 100th year since Armistice, the official end of the ‘Great War’. Although Armistice was not to be commemorated until the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (11th November), our School Leaders represented Karamu on ANZAC morning this year at the Dawn Parade. They marched to the Hastings cenotaph with returned servicemen and servicewomen, Scouts and other school groups. As is our tradition, we gather to commemorate, or share our memories. For this generation, we fortunately have no memories of war, but appreciate the experiences of some of the people who attended and spoke at the dawn ceremony. The memorial attracted many people. It was a moving event.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.


BADMINTON This year Badminton has continued its long tradition of creating a social and enjoyable game for all players and skill levels. We had seven competitive teams and also learners who played on Fridays after school. Thanks to Mrs Taylor’s and Miss Glenny’s unyielding support for our teams through their coaching and organisation and to our drivers including Mrs McDonald , Mrs Hunter and Miss Redwood. Who knows if we won or lost overall – it doesn’t matter! The friendships being made on the court were success in itself. Well done to the cup winners. Tate Gorton won the Senior Boys’ Cup and Keelan Heesterman the Junior Cup. Sara Renall won the Junior Girls’ Cup and Holly Davison won the Senior Cup. Thank you everyone who played Badminton this year.




Badminton Boys B

Badminton Boys D

Front Row: Jiale Zhou, Keelan Heesterman, Samuel Somerville-Ryan

Front Row: Gabriel Barlow, Kade Lindsay, Keegan Russell, Jack Brough

Back Row: Mr M Rolls

Absent: Rieff Anderson, Alexander Rabanal zmine Alam, Steven Fungsoongern, Jared Anderson, Brock Coulbeck, Jakob Matthews

Back Row: Blake Manson, Jack Arcus, Mr M Rolls

Badminton Girls A

Badminton Girls C

Front Row: Tobi Wells, Kahurangi Stevens, Sara Renall

Front Row: Jacinda Grace, Paige Flashoff, Sahibpreet Kaur

Back Row: Lian Hontalba, Samantha Eaglestone, Ms H Glenny

Back Row: Reece Sullivan, Ms H Glenny Absent: Amber Flashoff

Badminton Girls D

Back Row: Emily Brookes, Emma Norman, Hayley Smith, Jessica Shoemark, Ruby McEvoy, Ms H Glenny Front Row: Jennifer Boyd, Liana McGregor, Nicole Thomson, Amie Hazelwood, Mollie Motley


BASKETBALL Junior Boys Basketball. We had 2 teams in the Junior competition for the 2018 season. The Junior B team headed by Mr Wardrope had many players new to the sport and their enthusiasm and thirst to improve was obvious from the first tip off. While they did not top their division, they played with pride and all made great strides in their basketball ability. The Junior A team got off to a great start and ended the season in the semifinal playoff, unfortunately they did not make the final in a strong division. It was great to see the future of basketball at Karamu High School going from strength to strength. Great to see the support on the court and the great driving skills of Mr Hollands.

Senior Boys Basketball The Senior Boys Basketball team ended up winning their division in a close fought final against Wairoa College. With half of the team leaving the school at the end of the season it was a great way to finish the season. A big thanks to Dave Casson for leading the boys through the season

Basketball Junior Boys A

Back Row: Keerat Singh, Wil Talagi, Cruiz Tangen-Wainohu, Mr D Hollands

Front Row: Seb Theobald, Uzmine Alam, Steven Fungsoongern, Jared Anderson,


Brock Coulbeck, Jakob Matthews

Basketball Junior Boys B

Back Row: Daniel Mansell, Riley Gough, Michael Tapson, Mr B Wardrope

Front Row: Oliver Christieson, Toby Bryan, Josh Clifton, Jack Goodley, Corey Sullivan, Tuhoe Vercoe

Absent: Billy Kara Kare, Rayna-Paul Karauria, Jacob Tollison

Senior Girls Basketball The Senior Girls Team had a great season and finished the season on a high, there was great leadership from Tia Ward as Captain, and it was great to see Max TaiapaPowell making the Hawkesbay under 18 team.

Junior Girls Basketball

This year the Junior Girls Basketball team was mostly made up of Year 9 students and some first-time basketballers. Despite our inexperience, the team performed really well in the opening games winning the majority of these and then being placed in Division 1 Championship. As the season progressed, so too did the girls’ skill level and teamwork. The competition was very strong in the Division 1 grade but we managed to reach the semi-finals. Unfortunately, things did not go our way in this season and our final placing for the year was 4th in Division 1. This was, however, a very commendable result given the number of new players in the team, and the girls always performed to their very best. Hopefully, we can build on this success next year as most players will still be eligible for the Junior competition. Stand out players were Aiyahna Araia (Year 10), Leilani Williams (Year 9), Briah McGrail-Timms (Year 9) and Harmony Kautai (Year 9). - Beryl De Guzman

Basketball Senior Girls

Back Row: Memory Tangi, Millie Hannam, Nastashia Ngawhika, Mr T Blake

Front Row: Tia Tahau, Charli-Boston Wynyard, Tia Ward, Raegan Robinson, Max Aiapa-Powell Absent: Journey Campus, Brooklyn Kennedy, Willow Kohi, Jorgia Walford-Bennett

Basketball Junior Girls

Back Row: Harmony Kautai, Leilani Williams, Mr B Crawford

Front Row: Grace Puhara, Desrae Houia-Moke, Briah McGrail-Timms, Manu Edwards

Basketball Senior Boys A

Back Row: Mahara Nathan-Pene, Isaac Hinton, Steven Fungsoongern

Front Row: Alexander Rabanal, Samuel Walton-Sexton, Joshua Matthews, Tadhg Stephens Absent: Gabriel Fa’alele, Ethan Hope, Marlen-Lee Kopelani, Dayton Tuhi, Raturoa Vercoe, Mr D Casson



2018 has been a very successful season for all of our Karamu Canoe Polo teams. A highlight of the year was having six Karamu teams qualify for the 2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools Canoe Polo Championships at Makino Aquatic Centre in Fielding, Manawatu. Having six teams qualify is incredible from one school, let alone finishing the competition with all teams in medal contention! This was a testament to everyone’s hard training and commitment throughout the year. Junior Girls took home a gold medal after their 12-1 win against Sacred Heart. Junior Boys beat St Johns College for bronze, Senior Boys B in Division 2, had a very close game against Hastings Boys High School just missing out on gold to finish 2nd overall. Senior Girls B finished 3rd place, winning their final against home team, Fielding High School. Senior Boys A improved dramatically from regionals but unfortunately just missed out on a bronze medal after a challenging match against St Peters College. Senior Girls A had a full-on final against Taradale High School but narrowly missed the win and took home silver. A very special mention goes to Sharnie O’Connor, Tia Lewis and Jacob McNeil who made the 2018 National Tournament teams. Jacob McNeil and Amy Saunders were also lucky enough to attend the New Zealand Road to 2019-2022 Development Camp where they were selected to play in the tournament teams at Ataahua Championships. With six national representative Karamu teams, it is no wonder why 26 of these players were selected to represent Hawke’s Bay during the 2018 season. It has been an insanely busy and successful year for Karamu Canoe Polo. It is exciting to see the sport growing and our students excelling outside the classroom, all of which would not have been possible without the support and guidance from our coaches, managers, school staff and whanau. We have no doubt that 2019 will be as successful as this year was – if not better! - Amy Saunders


Canoe Polo Winter League

Fourth Row: Sierra Poppelwell, Hannah Hunt, Renee Saunders, Bryn Nelson, Isaac Hinton, Flynn Mercer, James Morley, Michael Garland, Jack Arcus, Quinn Trotter Third Row: Lexi Trotter, James Dillon, Tia Lewis, Sharnie O’Connor, Adam Brookes, Thomas Bush, Charlotte Leigh, Megan Godwin, Amy Saunders Second Row: Lawrence Henderson-Ereatara, Cameron Orr, Jacob Reeve, Elijah Casson, Caleb Williams, Jacob McNeil, Millie Hannam, Ethan Poppelwell, Sam Williams, Ms M Corbett

First Row: Amy Godwin, Callum Teddy, Madison Hughes, Jack Brookes, Tiana Edwards, Pierson Clement, Meg Lindsay, Courtney Walker, Hayley Austin, Hunter

Canoe Polo Junior Girls

Back Row: Sierra Poppelwell, Harmony Kautai, Ms M Corbett

Front Row: Hayley Austin, Madison Hughes, Hannah Hunt, Megan Godwin, Courtney Walker

Canoe Polo Senior Girls A

Back Row: Ashleigh Thorpe-Loversuch, Millie Hannam, Ms M Corbett

Front Row: Taylor Thorpe-Loversuch, Sharnie O’Connor, Tia Lewis, Amy Saunders


Canoe Polo Junior Boys

Back Row: Jacob Reeve, Elijah Casson, Mr J Brookes

Front Row: Quinn Trotter, Sam Williams, Lawrence Henderson-Ereatara, Bryn Nelson, Jack Brookes

Canoe Polo Senior Girls B

Back Row: Charlotte Leigh, Renee Saunders, Mr B Godwin

Front Row: Meg Lindsay, Lexi Trotter, Tiana Edwards, Amy Godwin

Canoe Polo Senior Boys A Back Row: Taine Doyle, Jacob McNeil

Front Row: James Morley, Isaac Hinton, Adam Brookes Absent: Ethan Hope, Mr C Howard

Canoe Polo Senior Boys B

Back Row: Ethan Poppelwell, Caleb Williams Front Row: Michael Garland, Flynn Mercer

Absent: Romayne Araia, Mitchell Heney, Mr J Williams


CLAY TARGET SHOOTING The team of Daniel Stuart, Cameron Spargo, Oliver WigginsCrowe, Max Crossan and Jesse Kereru remained unchanged from 2017. The early focus was the regional competition, the Central and Lower North Island series. Oliver Wiggins-Crowe was to dominate this series with the only perfect score of 100/100 at Eketahuna and eventually take the High Over All for the series winning the McCormick Family Cup from the other 90 shooters. Oliver also won the McLanachan Cup for Single Barrel and was 2nd in the Points Score. He carried this good form onto the South Island Championships with a Bronze medal in Single Rise. He then went one better in the New Zealand Championships with a silver medal in the Single Rise. This capped off a truly remarkable year for Oliver. Our captain Daniel was close behind Oliver coming 6th over all and 5th in Points Score. In the series, the Karamu team got off to a flying start gaining an advantage over their main rivals Lindisfarne when the two teams shot-off after being tied on the same score in round 2 at the Hawke’s Bay range. Karamu won that battle and the two teams would be locked together, pushing each other right up to the seventh and final shoot at Woodville. Tricky conditions prevailed. Karamu had set up their tent near the field that Lindisfarne were to shoot on and the team members saw Lindisfarne faulter. A ripple of expectation spread throughout the squad despite the coach trying to calm everything down and just focus on our own performance. Victory was in sight. The mind can do funny things in these situations and as we approached the mark the anticipation was high. Within the first few shots, it was apparent that nerves had set in and we

Clay Target Shooting

Back Row: Ryan Coombes, Cameron Spargo, Mr N Field

Front Row: Max Crossan, Oliver Wiggins-Crowe, Daniel Stuart, Jesse Kereru

stumbled our way to a score that saw us fall short of what we needed. At the end of the series, we were separated by 21 points out of 3000. We had been beaten and we knew we had our opportunity. The team that beat us went on to be 2nd in the New Zealand Championships and we knew they were better for the competition we had throughout the season. In July, the team competed in the North Island championships with considerable success. Daniel won an epic shoot-off in the Single Rise to become North Island Champion. Cameron won the shoot-off for single Barrel. This meant that Karamu team members had taken two of the three individual championships at this event. In open events, Cameron won the Double Rise at the Hawke’s Bay District Championships with a superb effort in which he beat the ex-world champion and several other NZ title holders. He was the Junior High Gun at this event. Jesse was 1st in the B grade Single Rise. He had carried his good form through from his recent High Over All at the HB Series shoot. Later in the year Jesse was involved in a marathon shoot-off against the Hawke’s Bay President Darryl Remnant, who is an Old Boy of Karamu, for the Club Single Rise Championship. A keen group of novice shooters has been practicing this year and we look forward to entering a second team in the series next year. A big thank you to the wonderful support from the parents who have tirelessly fundraised and supported their children. Thanks also to the school, clubs and club members for their support with out which this team would not be as successful. - Nigel Field




The 2018 season went well with some memorable wins. We had a few close wins and losses. We worked as a team and everyone’s success was a team effort. Molly went on to represent Hawke’s Bay in the senior women and under 18 teams. Beating Lindisfarne was one of the high lights of the season. We would like to thank Mr Taylor, Mr Leitch and our captain Jacob Reeve.


- Molly Fothergill


Back Row: Jacob Player, Luca Dunstan, Caitlin Mannell, Mr C Thompson

Front Row: Frasier Willan, Anaru Wairau, Sara Hazelwood, Dylan Head, Chalyse Torea



Karamu has a core group of orienteers who have competed in both local and North Island school events this year, with some great results spread amongst the team. The first Hawke’s Bay interschool event was the School Sprint Champs, held in the HB Showgrounds in February. Our best result on the night was Year 9 student Annabel Elmsly, who ran a strong race for 2nd in the Junior Girls grade. In May, the HB Schools Long Champs were held in very wet and muddy conditions at Rotoma, a steep, hilly farm map. Karamu had podium finishes with Caroline Glen ( IG Standard) and Thomas Steinemann ( SB Standard) who were both able to keep their footing and slip and slide their way to 2nd place in their races. Although a fine day, it was still muddy underfoot on the Craggy Range map for the HB School Relay Champs in June, but our Intermediate Boys team of Pierson Clement, Rory McKay and James Miles worked well together for 3rd equal place. We also entered two teams in the HB School Rogaine Champs in July, a 3 hour event on a rugged farm map near Putorino . In the Junior Boys grade Pierson and Rory worked well for 4th, followed by James and Jack Gilchrist in 5th. In the April school holidays we had a team of six at the NISS Orienteering Championships that were held over three days on the Kapiti Coast. Over 300 secondary students competed in three days of racing with the Sprint Champs on Friday, the Long Distance Individual Champs on Saturday and the relays on Sunday. Our best results came in the Individual Champs at Waitarere Beach on Saturday, where courses were run on pine forest and undulating farmland. In the IB Standard grade James Miles was 2nd, just beaten by 7 seconds, and in the JB Standard Grade Rory McKay was 1st, winning by over 90 seconds. This year we had six different students on the podium at four of the seven interschool events, and that is a great result. Congratulations to all our 2018 orienteers and a big thank you to all the parents who have transported and supported the students at both interschool and club events throughout the year.

Back Row: Jack Gilchrist, Cameron Orr, James Miles, Mrs F McDonald Front Row: Harrison Saunders, Pierson Clement, Caroline Glen, Annabel Elmsley, Rory McKay Absent: Thomas Steinmann, William Wepa-Hazel


CROSS COUNTRY During Terms Two and Three, Karamu students competed in a variety of interschool events. In May we had two teams of four competing in the East Coast North Island Cross Country Relays run at Anderson Park, Havelock North. Our Junior Boys team was 8th ( best run from James Miles) and our Year 9 Boys team was 7th ( with the best run from Rory McKay). Ruby Brett was our only runner who travelled to Gisborne for the ECNI Cross Country Champs, coming 4th in Senior Girls. This qualified Ruby for a place in the ECNI Senior Girls Relay team at the NZSS Cross Country Nationals run two weeks later in Taupo. Her team was 10th in the relay, and in the individual race Ruby finished 60th out of 132. Ruby’s preferred event is the Road Race and in August at Frimley Park she ran a strong race to take 2nd in Senior Girls at the ECNI event. Her fast pace of 15.15 for 4km was only 10 seconds behind the winner.

Cross Country

Back Row: Cameron Orr, James Miles, Ephraim Tawera, Mrs F McDonald

Front Row: Pierson Clement, James Dillon, Ben Gouldsbrough, Ruby Brett, Rory McKay


Absent: Declan Jeffers


Back Row: Ms S Gunn, Jamie Hollway

Front Row: Brenna Garland, Jade Edmonds, Cora Davison



Duke of Edinburgh

Fourth Row: Lian Hontalba, Emily Eldridge, Emma Norman, Hannah Bursnall, Jaime Mossman, Hannah Hansen, Lucy McKay, Thomas Bush, Hayley Smith, Blake Manson, Romona Wainohu

Third Row: Jennifer Boyd, Emily Hunt, Rana Cetinturk, Ryley Clarke, Amy Godwin, Sophie Brookes, Melinda Pope, Alice Liu, Samantha Eaglestone, Ellie Panton, Beryl de Guzman Second Row: Ondre Hapuku-Lambert, Jamie Hollway, Abigail Kilkolly, Keelan Heesterman, Ben Colquhoun, Cameron Young, Andrew Tong, Cameron Orr, Ethany Gibson, Amelia Brougham, Caroline Glen, Mrs K van Rijk First Row: Brooke Hemmings, Tiana Edwards, Emily Morgan, Tia Tahau, Paige Dempsey, Luke Barlow, Adam Brookes, Bayley Baxter-Kirby, Maddison Dender, Sophie Jones Absent: Jacinta Foreman, Madison Jack, Monique Peard, Shani Ross, Mr J Wright



Road cycling is both a team and individual sport. At Karamu, our road cyclists enjoy an approximately 45-minute ride on Thursdays during sports period. These sessions are orchestrated by Mr Jamieson. This becomes training for the major school competition in our region, the Hawke’s Bay Secondary Schools Cycling Championships. This incorporates both team and individual sections. This year, Karamu entered a Junior Boys team and four individual road racers. Aimee Shaw (Year 11) is an aspiring cyclist and high achiever in cycling. This year, she has competed in many races, series and tours including ‘The Hub Tour’, ‘Bev May Women’s Tour’, ‘CHB Junior Tour’, ‘NZ Age Group Road Nationals Road Race’, ‘Northern Tour’, and ‘Cyclocross Nationals’, to which she was the Under 19 1st Place Champion! The results were as follows: Under 16 Boys Time Trial – 1st Place Team: Hamish Mackay (Year 9), Jack Gilchrist (Year 10), Ben Gouldsbrough (Year 10), and James Miles (Year 10) Under 16 Boy’s Individual Road Race – 2nd Place, Jack Gilchrist (Year 10); 3rd Place, Ben Gouldsbrough (Year 10) Under 17 Girls – 1st Place, Aimee Shaw (Year 11) Under 17 Boys – 3rd Place, Jamie Hollway (Year 11) - Jamie Hollway

Cycling Boys

Cycling Mixed

Front Row: Hamish Mackay, Jack Gilchrist, Ben Gouldsbrough

Front Row: Aimee Shaw, Hamish Mackay, Jamie Hollway, Ben Gouldsbrough

Back Row: James Miles, Mr M Jamieson

Back Row: Jack Gilchrist, James Miles, Mr M Jamieson


THE GREEN TEAM This year, the Green Team started off with some of the members and their whanau attending the annual Beach Clean-Up at the Waitangi Reserve. Together, they picked up around 400kg of all sorts of junk, from ordinary plastic to glass bottles, a full rubber tyre to broken pieces of fishing rods. The day ended with a sausage sizzle and a smile. One of the Team Leaders was Abigail Masengi (Year 13), who was also a Hawke’s Bay Environmental Youth Councillor this year. She was able to organise activities for the community and the Green Team to participate in outside of school time. These activities ranged from river clean ups, river planting days and the fun movie screening night of ‘Blue the Film’ about consequences of climate change. We hope next year more from Karamu will join the Hawke’s Bay Environmental Youth Council and stay active in the environment. Tips from the Green team just to make your life a bit greener: - Use a reusable Keep Cup for grabbing coffee to go. - Buy a metal straw to use over and over, instead of using plastic, one-use ones. - Invest in beeswax wrap instead of plastic cling wrap. - Be a conscious consumer and think about whether the products you buy are sustainable or environmentally-supportive. -

Abigail Masengi

PACE YOURSELF Pace Yourself is Karamu’s social running group, that focusses on mental health and wellbeing. Run by Mr Cummins and Ms Veen, we made it our goal this year to support each other through exercise, and provide opportunities for people to speak up and discuss any issues that they may have been experiencing. Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body, but exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. It can relieve stress, improve memory, help you sleep better, and boost your overall mood. Throughout the year we mostly went for runs around Windsor Park, however, we also had the opportunity to run along Ocean Beach and up Te Mata Peak. It was a great pleasure to be a key part of Pace Yourself this year, and it was a great chance to provide advice and support to my peers. Karamu is a great place, and help will always be there for those that need it. - Liam Robson



Back Row: Rhiannon Groen, Ella Lindsay-Smith Front Row: Hannah MacKay, Kayla Anderson Absent: Mrs E Wiggins

Leaping out of bed at 4am in the morning is unheard of but not last Wednesday for the equestrian team! We were all up bright and early driving down to Dannevirke (which is much slower when you are towing a horse Flat) to go and give our all at the Southern Stars Dannevirke Interschools event. Being a ‘townie’ school, we don’t have a large team but with Emma Mansell, Kayla Anderson, Hannah Mackay, Taryn Derbridge, Rhiannon Groen, myself and Kendell Hansen as our professional groom we didn’t look too shabby. I kicked the day off with the first dressage test of the day for our team and everyone standing on the sidelines supporting definitely set the mood for the day. It was a busy day with people riding, and those who weren’t darting in and around making sure we watched everyone doing our school proud. It was an eventful day, but the highs outweighed the lows by tonnes with everyone trying their absolute best and achieving goal after goal no matter how big or small. We had a few riders who were giving the next level up a go, and some giving their very first competition a go. A very successful day with many honorable mentions at prizegiving and Taryn coming out with a second place which is outstanding for our newbie to the team. Overall a wonderful day which everyone enjoyed. A big thank you to all the parents that helped out and the wonderful Ms Wiggins for organising and making the day run as smooth as possible.



FUTSAL Futsal continued to grow as a sport at Karamu High in 2018. We had 7 teams in total this year playing in a range of leagues. The Junior Girls B team remained undefeated for the season and the Junior A team came 2nd in their grade. The junior boys A team performed well throughout their grade and made it through to the top four. The B team had their moments and showed improvement with a fantastic end to the season with a win. It was great to have so many parents supporting the teams weekly. With a strong number of juniors coming through who have played the sport before, the future looks bright for Futsal at Karamu.

Back Row: Samantha Eaglestone, Maddison Hughes, Sophie Brookes, Paige Flashoff, Sienna Jones, Emily Eldridge, Ruby Schmidt, Miss A Whitlow Front Row: Ellie Panton, Zedina Sedgwick, Emily Brookes, Lashana Gempton, Jordyn Nicholson, Kayla Anderson


FOOTBALL 2018 was always going to be a transitional season with eight of last year’s team moving on. This, on top of being promoted to Division 2 on the back of a successful season last year, was going to push the team to improve quickly and in great strides. Lead by James Morley and Liam Robson these boys marshalled the team well throughout the season. This was a very young team with a third of the squad coming from Year 9 & 10, a team that will be building for the next few years. Despite suffering several close defeats, this squad just grew and grew throughout the season. With a keenness to learn and improve week on week, they pushed the top teams, but just didn’t get the results to show for their work. With only a few players moving on next year, we anticipate this continuation of improvement. What was great to see was some new blood coming into the squad with the likes of Bradley Hughes and Connor Auckram joining the football


ranks, and a first for Karamu with Tia Tahau the first female player for the school to play in the boys’ first XI. With these all Year 11 students’ the future looks

Football Boys 1st XI

Back Row: Mr C Rafferty, Flynn Mercer, Zac Burlace, Logan Seymour, Mr K Morgan Front Row: Tia Tahau, Bryn Nelson, Trent Beale, James Morley, Liam Robson, Bradley Hughes, Connor Auckram

Absent: Kory Morgan, Jack Burns, Xavier Te Tonga

Football Boys Junior A

Back Row: Braden Cooper, Connor McAneney, Sam Williams, Jacob Reeve, Samuel Ramsay, James Miles, Dylan Dempsey (Coach) Front Row: Hunter Topham-MacKenzie, William Wepa-Hazel, James Dillon, Dylan Cooper, Cooper Sullivan, Corbin Lee, Ethan Lovie, Benson Chase Absent: Bryn Nelson

Football Boys Junior B

Back Row: Jack Garvey (Coach), Thomas Haszard, Jared Anderson, Hamish Thorburn, Mr N Haszard

Front Row: Luke Stewart, Samuel SomervilleRyan, Jack Brookes, Callum Teddy, Christopher Carr, Rory McKay

Absent: Lachlan Cooper, Declan Jeffers, Quinn O’Gorman, Curtis McConaghty, Kael Williams


Football Girls 1st XI

Back Row: Jacinta Foreman, Lucy McKay, Abigail Kilkolly, Madison Alve, Taylor Thorpe-Loversuch, Ruby Brett, Mrs V Peffer Front Row: Piper Jones, Madison Hughes, Tia Tahau, Melinda Pope, Tiana Edwards, Emma Jarvis, Jordyn Nicholson Absent: Charlotte Morse, Hazel Millar

Football Girls Junior A

Back Row: Sophie Brookes, Amber Bisley, Emily Elridge, Megan Godwin, PaigeFlashoff, Milly Neighbours, Honore Pirret, Mr M Leitch Front Row: Ellie Panton, Hayley Austin, Aysha Saunders, Emily Brookes, Ruby Schmidt, Brooke Boden, Samantha Eaglestone, Kayla Anderson

Football Girls Pink

Back Row: Aretoula Barbarouses, Georgia Lawes, Tegan Wroe, Brooke Orviss, Amelia Hunt, Beverley Hussey, Mr T HunterFront Row: Cora Davison, Lashana Gempton, Jorja Fryer, Jorja Wigzell, Rachel Hunt, Nakitah Powell, Caitlin Lenz, Katherine Levick


Football Girls Green

Back Row: Hannah Hansen, Danielle van Schaik, Ellie McGhee, Hannah Bursnall, Mr J Kite

Front Row: Brooke Hemmings, Amy Godwin, Madison Jack, Meg Lindsay, Anaabel McCallum, Olivia Cacace Absent: Ella Tieman, Georgia Wilson, Lian Hontalba, Monique Peard, Felicity Johnstone

Football Girls Blue

Back Row: Milly Scott, Katie Scales, Ethany Gibson, Hannah Rikkers, Mr C Cummins

Front Row: Sophie Williams, Romy Luxford, Kate Browning, Amelia Brougham, McKenzie Harding, Sophie Jones Absent: Tyla Dillon Alys Jeffries,


FIRST XI FOOTBALL 2018 was always going to be a transitional season with eight of last years team moving on. This on top of being promoted to Division 2 on the back of a successful season last year was going to push the team to improve quickly and in great strides. Lead by James Morley and Liam Robson these boys marshalled the team well throughout the season. What was a very young team with a third of the squad coming from Year 9&10, this was a team that were building for the next few years. Despite suffering several close defeats this squad just grew and grew throughout the season. With a keenness to learn and improve week on week, they pushed the top teams, but just didn’t get the results to show for their work. With only a few players moving on next year we expect to see this continuation of improvement. What was great to see was some new blood coming into the squad this year with the likes of Bradley Hughes and Connor Auckram joing the football ranks, and a first for Karamu with Tia Tahau being the first female player for the school in to play in the boys first XI. With these all been Year 11 students the future looks bright for this squad moving forward.




Hockey has continued to be a competitive, growing sport in Hawke’s Bay. Although the results of the season weren’t as the teams had hoped, all the players worked well together and competed as a well-groomed team. A highlight of the season was the first XI team’s win against Napier Boys. The score ended up at 5 - 1 to Karamu, with some excellent shots being scored. The enthusiasm of the hockey boys and girls of Karamu is hard to beat. Despite the results not being what they wanted, they walked away after every game feeling the support and encouragement from their coaches and peers. Jade Ubels (Year 12) said that it was great that “we got our name out there more”. She noticed that the team worked really well together, especially near the end of the season, in comparison to last year. Her favourite memory was when their goalie, Tamar Hoogendoorn (Year 12), epically stopped a goal that saved the game. All the hockey teams had a fantastic experience, and we have no doubt they’ll continue to improve for next year’s tournaments. - Amber Flashoff



Hockey Boys 1st XI

Back Row: Mrs T Taylor, Jack Williams, Charles Spooner, Elijah Casson, Cameron Orr, Samuel Ramsay, Christian Jordan, Mr B Taylor Front Row: Josh Stephens, Blake Manson, Jack Gilchrist, Jayden Taylor, Sam Williams, Jorge Fothergill, Adam Brookes, Oliver Christieson Absent: Kory Morgan

Hockey Girls 1st XI

Back Row: Cassandra Lemon, Molly Fothergill, Aimee Shaw, Jordyn Fitness, Sascha MacDonald, Sophie MacDonald, Sophie Maddox, Mrs S Mills Front Row: Exodia Cashmore, Rana Cetinturk, Taylor Thorpe-Loversuch, Ashleigh ThorpeLoversuch,Lucy McCallum, Jade Ubels, Amy Bagley Absent: Jahnna Boden, Tamar Hoogendoorn, Rebekah Metelerkamp

Hockey Mixed

Back Row: Kaytlin Smith-Street, Scarlett Bradley, Renee Saunders, Isabella Valdez, Quinn Trotter, Ashton Anderson, James Dillon, Mr K May

Front Row: Tamsyn Mercer, Samantha Fargher, Paige Tregonning, Amy Saunders, Pierson Clement, Samantha Eaglestone, Amelia Wigzell  


DANCE NZ MADE On August 6, a contemporary dance troupe of eight girls and two soloists went to the Dance NZ Made Regionals held in Napier Municipal Theatre. A range of Hawke’s Bay schools competed in this event to win a place to go to Nationals held in Palmerston North. The contemporary group did a piece called ‘Restless Nights’, a tribute to our lost friends last year. This dance was very special to us and we were placed overall champions in the Senior Division. Emily Coppell (Year 13) and Jaime Mossman (Year 13) also won a Choreography Award. The group headed to Nationals on September 23, held in Palmerston North. We were performing against so many talented schools and the girls performed to their best, showing what little Hawke’s Bay could do. It was a great experience for the team. Amy Griffin did a solo named ‘Wait’ and Maia Bassett did a solo called ‘Trapped’. Both were competing against a range of talented students, and ended up winning their Divisions at regional level respectively. There was a lot of tough competition at Nationals, but both girls danced beautifully, with Maia placing second in her Division. As well as a contemporary group and two soloists, we had a duet by Emily and Jaime. They performed their duet the day before the Finals, and they did a fantastic job. Not only should the team of girls be commended for their hard work, but thanks must go to the supportive families and teachers who made this happen. Congratulations again to the girls, you all worked very hard and put a huge amount of effort and time in to the competition. - Emily Coppell

PEACE YOURSELF A zen relaxation group where students and teachers alike get together to do yoga. Run by Ms Veen and lead by various students, the group focuses on unwinding from a stressful week of school work. At Karamu, we believe that it is important to look after your overall wellbeing. Peace Yourself provides a platform for everyone to take some time out of their busy schedule and stretch away their worries. Poses ranged from downward dog (a student consensus shows this to be the worst pose) to the corpse pose (a little lie down never hurt anyone). Peace Yourself invites everyone who wishes to acquire some inner zen to attend, and is an enjoyable experience with no judgement of others’ individual abilities.


- Amber Flashoff

KAPA HAKA Te Rau Karamu pulled off a fantastic performance at the NgÄ ti Kahungunu Ahurei regionals. Led by Koka Sharlena Maui and Koka Pikihoro Stewart, Te Rau Karamu commanded the stage well. Being a non-competitive year made it a bit more flexible for tutors to work with the senior students and share leadership rolls per item within the bracket. Overall another outstanding kapa haka regionals for Te Rau Karamu Kapa Haka. The students have worked hard with limited practices and can be proud of their performance at the regional competition. With this great start we can only grow stronger as the year continues with various upcoming performances. - Tihei Karamu!



Ki o Rahi

Back Row: Dazzler Mulligan-Johnstone, Ondre Hapuku-Lambert, Jakob Matthews, Raegan Robinson, Raturoa Munro, Nastashia Ngawhika, Aaliyah Tangen-Wainohu

Middle Row: Mr J Matthews, Miss S Maui, Desrae Houia-Moke, Steven Fungsoongnern, Connor McAneney, Joshua Matthews, Samuel WaltonSexton, Jared Anderson, Ms S Gunn, Mr E Martin Front Row: Te Waiarani Randell, Jemma Green, Georgia MacGregor, George Christieson, Te Aatakura Smith, Bo Rolleston-Wepa, Cherish Maui, Sela Tupou

Ki o Rahi Tournament Team

Back Row: Sela Tupou, Cherish Maui, Dazzler Mulligan-Johnstone, Bo Rolleston- Wepa,Te Waiarani Randell

Middle Row: Mr J Matthews,Miss S Maui, Jakob Matthews, Raturoa Munro, Steven Fungsoongnern, Reagan Robinson, Nastashia Ngawhika, Ondre Hapuku-Lambert, Mr E Martin, Ms S Gunn Front Row: Te Aatakura Smith, Aaliyah Tangen-Wainohu, Samuel Walton-Sexton, Joshua Matthews, Jemma Green, Georgia MacGregor


SOFTBALL Karamu High School softball went from strength to strength in 2018. We had two strong teams, one in division 1, the second in division 2. The division 1 team were runners up in the Fastpitch 2018 season, however we were the top high school team for the region. Key players in the team were Brock Coulbeck as catcher, Nastashia Ngawhika as pitcher and Te Waiarani Randall at second base. Some players went on to both regional and national success with Nastashia Ngawhika U18 Hawke’s Bay team, the U16 New Zealand team that travelled to the international softball academy in Blacktown, Sydney Australia and the U18 international softball academy in Newcastle Australia. Captains were Nastashia Ngawhika and Brock Coulbeck and a big thanks to coach Jamie Ngawhika. The division 2 team welcomed some new players to the team, their success culminated in winning the 2nd division for Hawke’s Bay. Notable players were Corey Sullivan and Thomas Haszard, and Braden Cooper hitting his first homerun with loaded bases. A big thank you to Whaea Racheal Tuika and Mr Mark Rolls and captain Corey Sullivan. We look forward to a successful 2019 season - Nastashia Ngawhika


Back Row: Corey Sullivan, Henry Wiggins-Crowe, Sam Williams, Cameron Orr, Brock Coulbeck, Braden Cooper, Nastashia Ngawhika, Kory Morgan, Mrs R Tikua Front Row: Quinn O’Gorman, Abad Miah, Tuhoe Vercoe, Thomas Haszard, Cherish Maui, Anaru Wairau, William Wepa-Hazel, Alex Horne, Kate Moore


MUSIC Karamu Chorus Led by Mrs Cooper, Karamu Chorus displayed a fantastic performance of ‘One Day More’ from Les Misérables at the annual Karamu Arts Evening this year. In comparison to previous years, this all-inclusive group (formerly known as Ultimately Vocal) is no longer solely focused on singing. Acting, makeup, costuming and choreography were incorporated into the preparation for this big performance. The beauty of this group is that a wide range of students are able to participate, from Year 9 dancers to Year 13 singers. At Karamu, the only time it is acceptable to go onstage covered in dirt and ripped clothes is when performing as peasants during the French Revolution – which Karamu Chorus pulled off impeccably. And the audience would be able to tell you, you sure do hear the people sing! - Amber Flashoff


The 2018 tec and sound crew looked after sound and lighting for a range of school events. One of the biggest was the school production where their experience ans skills with both sound and lighting paid off culminating in a highly professional and well delivered show. The team was also responsible for bringing the Sounds in the Round productions, supporting both dance and drama productions, and continuing to support outside visitors who use our facilities such as the Ruataniwha Dam public consultation meetings. There were several new people in the tec group, and they welcomed Mr Rolls who has brought his expertise and patience into the mix. The school activities also included school assemblies, special assemblies and farewells, sporting events, swimming sports, athletics and tabloids. They showed they have great taste picking music for Sounds in the Round and sports days. They also represented us well on our open evening showing that they are key and essential to the smooth running of events. If it sounds great they are responsible.

Tech Crew

Back Row: Karsha Radonich, Blake Manson, Megan Entwistle, Jiale Zhou, Mr M Rolls

Front Row: Kade Lindsay, Jahnie Chatterton, Clayton Hughes, Keelan Heesterman, Jaidyn Russell, Sam Holloway Absent: Michael Tapson, Jonathan Harbord


Nga Korimako

Back Row: Miss S Maui, Charm Sandilands, Memory Tangi, Rameka PohatuHawkins, Jacob Kershaw-Horua, Khalael Uelese, Cameron Young, Ellis Fa’alele, Desrae Houia-Moke, Salati Vili, Mrs A Cooper

Front Row: Abigail Masengi, Tyla-Rose Halton, April Kihirini, Kerinza Benjamin, Romona Wainohu, Shannon Minogue, Paia Williams, Kaylee Martini-Hohaia, Teina Kihirini Absent: Karalea Halton, Te Wairama Te Aho-Chapple


Back Row: Romoana Wainohu, Cherish Kotuhi, Braden Cooper, Tobi Wells, Ethin Templeton, Emma Norman, Olivia Findon, Mrs A Cooper Front Row: Kendra Coombe, Abigail Masengi, Sascha MacDonald, Katrina Marks, Sara Renall, Alice Liu, Tamsyn Mercer Absent: Flynn Mercer

Karamu Chorus

Back Row: Krystal Matthews, Bayley Baxter-Kirby, Romona Wainohu, Reece Sullivan, Jessica Shoemark, Riley Acraman, Ruby McEvoy, Katrina Marks Middle Row Jamie Hollway, Tobi Wells, MacKenzie Vercoe, Khalael Uelese, Cameron Young, Braden Cooper, Paige Flashoff, Jack Arcus

Front Row: Nakita Hildreth, Mollie Motley, Jordyn Nicholson, Hannah Leynes, Amy Griffiths, Sara Renall, Sahibpreet Kaur, Abigail Masengi, Tamsyn Mercer Absent: Romayne Araia, Britney Bragancia, Amber Flashoff, IIiya Sorkin, Rachel Torreno, Jess Webb

Coro Notabile

Third Row:Romona Wainohu, Tia Ward, Jamie Hollway, Paige Flashoff, Jack Arcus, Shakoa Puketapu,Jessica Shoemark Second Row:Braden Cooper, Nick Palmer, Mackenzie Vercoe, Khalael Uelese, Cameron Young, Tobi Wells, Mrs A Cooper

First Row:Lian Hontalba, Lily Burns, Bayley Baxter-Kirby, Tyla-Rose Halton, Sara Renall, Jordyn Nicholson


NETBALL The 2018 netball season for Karamu High school has yet again been a success. This year saw 9 Karamu High School teams competing in the Saturday competition and the Karamu A team (Aoraki), competing in the top, Super 12 grade, played on Tuesdays. For Karamu A, it was a successful season, given that this year, the team comprised of many new and young players. I’m extremely proud of the growth and maturity the team developed over this season. The perseverance and hard work put into training helped ensure that the team placed well. We placed 6th out of the 12 teams in the competition, being an improvement of 3 placings from last season. We hope to see Aoraki maintain their position in the super 12 competition next year and further improve in the years to come. The Karamu Senior B team (Tasman), had a very successful season, placing 1st in their grade in the Saturday competition. Cook took out 2nd place in their grade. A huge success, good work girls. A big thank you to all the coaches and managers, this year would not have been as successful without your help and commitment. Thank you for your passion and coaching of this sport to help develop young players to better their best. A thank you to parents for the Saturday morning support, in all weather conditions. Again, without all your help, netball would not have been possible. To all the girls, well done on the tough season. Enjoy your well earned break. Keep up the training and we look forward to seeing you back at trials next year. -Tia Lewis & Michaela Edwards (Karamu A captain & vice captain, 2018,


Netball Senior A

Left to Right: Miss J Primmer, Briah McGrail-Timms, Ereina Tonihi, Charli-Boston Wynyard, Cherish Kotuhi, Tia Lewis, Te Raumaiti Te Aho-Chapple, Raegan Robinson, Michaela Edwards, Aiyahna Araia, Mrs T Crawford Absent: Timara Stevens-Letts, Emma Varcoe

Netball Tasman

Back Row: Ashleigh Thorpe-Loversuch, Millie Hannam, Mrs D Thomas Front Row: Te Waiarani Randell, April Kihirini, Amy Saunders, Nastashia Ngawhika, Te Aatakura Smith Absent: Raiha Winterburn, Paige Morgan

Netball Erin

Back Row: Amelia Hunt, Briar McKinley

Front Row: Rhiannon Wooster, Shannon Minogue, Kate Jarvis, Maddison Dender Absent: Reanna Browning, Ashleigh Cunningham-Johnson, Karalea Halton,


Netball Hikurangi

Back Row: Milly Scott, Emily Burns, Shantalia Dunn, Tiana Edwards, Mrs L Richards

Front Row: Meg Lindsay, Samantha Makris, Tamara-Lee Richards, Kate Browning, Romy Luxford Absent: Mr N Richards

Netball Ruapehu

Back Row: Shadae Stevens, Hannah Hunt, Lyrik Hepi, Dakota Simpson, Ms Peters (Manager)

Front Row: Tegan McGhie, Myrakyll Keelan-Heke, Cherish Maui, Bree Gibson, Holly Alve Absent: Miss S Maui

Netball Tauhara

Back Row: Raegan Robinson (Coach), Hayley Smith, Emily Morgan, Ereina Tonihi (Coach)

Front Row: Gabriella Hanaray, Brooke Wilson, Emily Hunt, Timira Ahmed Absent: Puhi Gotty-Simon, Kiri Hereaka, Stella Hinton

Netball Kahurangi

Back Row: Jade Edmonds, Maddison Alve, Laura Walker, Hannah McKinley

Front Row: Ellie Panton, Ashlee Oliver, Erena Clarke-Boyle, Alana Hughes, Paige Holmes, Georgia Perry Absent: Mrs T Alve


Netball Cook

Back Row: Salati Vili, Maia Bassett, Kyra Byers, Parish Kelly-Harmer, Mrs T Crawford

Front Row: June Sheardown, Kaitlyn Cornelissen, Paia Williams, Holand Marsh Absent: Reiley Bartlett, Mrs Bartlett

Netball Taranaki

Back Row: Kate Weaver, Rhiannon Groen, Lilah Pruckmuller-Brown, Mrs T Crawford

Front Row: Emma Hope, Kadence Wilson, Jordyn Nicholson, Robyn Hereaka, Exzodia Cashmore, Litisha Eru-Kennedy Absent: Paige McRoberts, Miss S Maui

Netball Tutoko

Back Row: Calena Wilson, Caroline Glen, Janaia Greening, Sarah Weaver, Charli-Boston Wynyard (Coach)

Front Row: Hannah Mackay, Mia McLeish, Hannah Hansen, Grace Mentzer, Brianna Barrett-Chase

Netball Aspiring

Back Row: Priscillaroze Kiwara, Alyssa Apatu, Ashleigh Gouldsmith, Annahdale Laau, Grace Menzter (Coach) Front Row: Chantelle Foreman, Brooklyn Walker-Gifkins, Katelyn Beck, Jazmyn Johnstone, Emily Martin, Linda Norman


RUGBY 1st XV Rugby The 1st XV rugby squad started in the B-Grade Division of the competition, and the entire squad can be proud of their achievements throughout the season. The group was made up of both experienced and new players, who showed genuine character by always remaining competitive. As Captain, Samuel Walton-Sexton (Year 13) led by example through his skill and decision making, and was awarded ‘Most Outstanding Player’. Further senior players – Luke Kupa (Year 13), Ethan Hope (Year 13), Jacob McNeil (Year 13), Blake Tresidder (Year 12), Jonty Tresidder (Year 12), and Ammon Kaio (Year 12) – displayed their skill and competitiveness each week, and can be pleased with their final seasons of secondary school rugby. New players – Kayden Lomas (Year 12), Riley Walton-Sexton (Year 11), Corbyn Te Whaiti (Year 11), Zac Brooker (Year 11), Joel Tawera (Year 10), Karlin Painter-Dudley (Year 10), and Steven Fungsoongnern (Year 9) – made a major impact in the squad and developed well as the season unfolded. Despite having aspirations to play in the backline, both Blake and Jonty Tresidder were outstanding with their consistency and commitment amongst the forwards. The squad was strengthened by the inclusion of Flaxmere College players, Donald Taufu and Sanchez Tamati, and Havelock North High School player, Ben Hulena. In terms of results, the team did well to reach a semi-final against the Hastings Boys’ High School U15 team. Unfortunately, Hastings Boys’ managed to score a winning try during the final play of a fantastic match. Hastings Boys’ went on to win the final against Napier Boys’. We also played in the Central Six tournament in Whanganui at the end of the season. As always, all players acquitted themselves well both on and off the field. The squad made the tournament final but couldn’t quite get past a winning Hawera High School. Isaac Hinton, Riley Walton-Sexton and Jonty Tresidder were deserved recipients of season awards. The squad was also very proud of Samuel who achieved the prestigious honour of making the 2018 NZ Maori U18 Squad. A heartfelt thanks to Head Coach, Shannon Sexton, and Assistant Coaches, Elijah Martin and Jon Read. – Jon Read

Girl’s Rugby The Girls 1st XV Rugby team of 2018 had a very good season in terms of finishing Championship Runners Up, although doing this the team struggled with consistency to meetings and trainings. If the team want to win the finals in 2019 every player needs to improve: communication, availability and attitude. For us to continue improving as a team, we need to work hard individually and as a sisterhood. Because we didn’t have any Year 13 players we don’t lose anyone. So, to all who are returning: relax over the summer and get ready to return fitter, faster and fired up for 2019. There were some stand out performances by some players during 2018. These players were Raegan Robinson, Te Waiarani Randell, Crystal Hapuku-Te Nahu and Harmony Kautai. Then there were some players that gained higher honours, being selected in the HBSS Under 18’s Rugby team. They were Leilani Williams, Harmony Kautai, Raegan Robinson, Cortez Te Pou and Teani Feleu (from Woodford House). All attended the HBRU Under 18 camp, from there all were selected to represent Hawke’s Bay. Some “thank yous” needed to be given to our management team of Miss Sharlena Maui and Mr Tom Blake. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to catching up with you all next year. - Keelan Heesterman


Rugby 1st XV

Back Row: Mr S Sexton, Jake Perry, Joel Tawera, Caleb Williams, Daniel Stuart, Jacob McNeil, Linkin Smith, Corbyn Te Whaiti, Steven Fungsoongnern, Mr E Martin, Mr J Read

Front Row: Riley Walton-Sexton, Jonty Tresidder, Tyler Boyes, Kayden Lomas, Mitchell Knowles, Samuel Walton-Sexton, Isaac Hinton, Ammon Kaio, Blake Tresidder, Zac Brooker Absent:Karlin Painter-Dudley, Te Hihiko Edwards, Luke Kupa, Lucas Auckram,

Donald Taufu (Flaxmere College), Sanchez Tamati (Flaxmere College), Ben Hulena (Havelock North High School)

Rugby Girls

Back Row: Miss S Maui, Aaliyah Tangen-Wainohu, Memory Tangi, Leilani Williams, Katie Tapara, April Kihirini, Mr T Blake

Front Row: Te Waiarani Randell, Max Taiapa-Powell, Cortez Te Pou, Raegan Robinson, Harmony Kautai, Charli-Boston Wynyard, Hapuku-Te Nahu Absent: Journey Campus, Rawinia Hekau, Tori-Analee Houkamau, Honey McLean, Charm Sandilands

An Interview with Samuel Walton-Sexton

Samuel Walton-Sexton was selected this year to play for the New Zealand Maori Under 18 Rugby Team, as well as the Karamu 1st XV. With this being his last year at Karamu, I wanted to sit down with him and discover how he got to where he is today.

What do you remember about your first rugby game?

I remember the sausage sizzle and can of fizzy Mum bought for me every frosty morning, down at my home stomping-ground of Elwood park.

How does it feel to represent your country in rugby?

For me, I wasn’t just representing my country. I was representing my culture, my family and Karamu – in honour of all they have done for me.

What got you to where you are today?

My Mum has been the biggest supporter of me off the field. From a young age she was getting me to games and training’s and just being there in support even though she doesn’t know anything about the sports I play. She was loud, embarrassing and motivating in all areas of life. Dad was always there to be my coach through club and school but has never forced me to play rugby, which added to the enjoyment, as I knew I was playing on my own accord. Even though Karamu isn’t known for their rugby programme it has helped me grow – not only as a rugby player, but a person. It’s taught me to be more patient and willing to help out others that have different abilities.

Do you plan to have a career in rugby?

I certainly hope to have a career in rugby. All I can do is keep playing some good footy either in Hawke’s Bay or somewhere else. Opportunities will always come and go in the sport of rugby, but when an opportunity comes up I’ll definitely take a shot.

What advice would give to young rugby enthusiasts?

I’m still learning about the game myself. But when someone does take time to give me advice about sport or life I’m an open-minded thinker in that sense. So, my advice would be to be like a sponge and soak up the knowledge of a coach or other players trying to give you advice. Always grind as well – NEVER STOP THE MAHI!

What has kept you going, regarding your sporting endeavours?

My competitive nature has always kept me going, as I hate losing. Having fun with a good bunch of people makes it easier to turn up to trainings, games and events. Making people proud of where I come from and also proving the people wrong who believed I couldn’t do things makes doing the mahi easier. Getting cool gear and going overseas has always been a bonus thing to work towards over the last couple years. - Keelan Heesterman


Get to Go Year 9 & 10

ADVENTURE RACE Mr Rafferty and Ms Gunn took two teams to the Hawke’s Bay edition of the Get2Go Adventure Race with the winners qualifying for the finals on Great Barrier Island. With two strong teams, Karamu was expecting to do well but would come up against the might of a very well drilled Taradale team. Taradale showed why they are reigning champions by powering away on the kayaking leg. However, Karamu came back into contention in the team building and puzzle activities. Taradales’ strength in orienteering would show on leg three and Karamu finally fell off the pace on the mountainbike leg. This proved invaluable experience for the students with many wanting to do more of this kind of Adventure Racing next year.


BIG DAY OUT 2018 February 2018 all Year 9 students attended the Big Day Out at Pakowhai dog park. The Big Day Out is set up for students to get to know who their class mates are and for teachers to find out the personalities of all the students in their form class. We did a whole heap of different activities to show our strengths within the environment, from abseiling to kayaking down the Pakowhai stream. The activities were all team-based meaning that all the students in the class were involved in helping their class succeed. The teachers were amazing and they set up an amazing day. I believe that the Big Day Out was a good day of bonding and I recommend it to everyone who is attending Karamu next year. My highlight of the day was being able to get to know the strengths of our class, and the skills that we learnt throughout the day. Ashleigh Gouldsmith



Three of our Karamu High School students, Ben Randle, Isaac Hinton and Ereina Tonihi got to experience the opportunity of Outward bound in 2018. A big thanks to Mr. Wooster for arranging the opportunity for us.

Outward Bound has given me 3 weeks worth of experience which has given me a different perspective on life. Even though it has been 10 months since I attended OB,I still keep in good contact with the variety of different people I met on the course. On this journey I learnt a lot of life skills such as rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, tramping as well as social skills. I was encouraged to endure nature and to enjoy the absence of technology. Overall, I thought OB was an awesome experience, I would recommend this course to anyone! Ben Randle - Head Boy 2019

TENNIS For tennis this season we were very successful in the interschool competition. The boys team ran undefeated, coming out first in the grade, 16 points ahead of second place. The girls team also did well getting into the top plate and winning back to back, only losing a close match to the Central Hawkes Bay team and coming second overall. Next season we will be looking to move up both teams up a grade to extend our abilities and challenge us more. There may also be an upcoming in-school tournament planned for junior and senior champions. Sara Renall


Back Row: Mrs P Woodmass, Marcus Le Monnier, Keelan Heesterman, Marcus Krekeler, Hamish MacKay, Kyla Morton, Mr C Thompson Front Row: Kate Moore, Samuel Somerville-Ryan, Ashlee Cameron-Forsyth, Rana Cetinturk, Emily Martin, Samantha Fargher



- Junior Girls

2018 was a very successful year for the Karamu Junior Girls Touch team. This team has a bunch of representative players, and was fortunate enough to have been entered in both the Junior and Senior grades. The collective experience found in the Junior Girls team really showed throughout the season. The team was undefeated in all games in both the Senior and Junior Division. This is something that has never been done before. In the Junior Division, the team won eight games straight. This included their final against Iona College. The Senior grade was more of a challenge for the team, as they were facing very strong, determined Senior students. However, our team played strongly and went through to the final which was against Central Hawke’s Bay College. This game was awfully close at half time but Karamu pulled through and took out the Senior Title as well as the Junior Title. This is something that has never been achieved before. The team showed a great level of commitment and determination. All of the team members deserve an MVP award, however, special mention does go to Reiley Bartlett, Briah McGrail-Timms, Harmony Kautai, Leilani Williams and Holand Marsh. The team would like to honour and give a big thanks to Mr Anaru Bartlett for his coaching experience as well as Mr Crawford for his excellent management skills. Karamu is very proud of its Junior Girls Touch team. - Ethin Templeton

Touch Junior Girls

Back Row: Harmony Kautai, Leilani Williams, Mr B Crawford

Front Row: Jordyn Nicholson, Reiley Bartlett, Cherish Maui, Briah McGrail-Timms

- Mixed Team Just like the Junior Girls, 2018 was a very successful year for the Karamu High School Mixed Touch team, which was very fortunate to be led by Sam Walton-Sexton (Year 13) and Cortez Te Pou (Year 12). The team was selected to represent the mighty Hawke’s Bay at the Regional Tournament held at Queen Elizabeth College in Palmerston North in the beginning of the year. Our Mixed team kicked off the tournament against Patea Area School with a 12 – 5 win. That was followed by a 5-all draw against the host school, Queen Elizabeth College. Thereafter, the young team struggled to stay in touch with the more experienced opposition. Some outstanding contributions from some Year 9 players were Reiley Bartlett and Briah McGrail-Timms. Previously mentioned Senior students Sam and Cortez, as well as Zac Brooker (Year 11) also showed their excellent ability. Entering 2019, our Mixed team will only lose one player. They are still looking forward to all of the challenges 2019 will throw at them, and will tackle them head-on!

Touch Mixed

The Karamu High School Mixed Touch team would also like to give a huge thanks to Mr Anaru Bartlett, as well as Mrs Kelly Brooker for their excellent guidance and management of the team at the Zone 4 regionals.

Front Row: Briah McGrail-Timms, Riley Walton-Sexton, Zac Brooker, Reiley Bartlett

- Ethin Templeton

Back Row: Raegan Robinson, Leilani Williams, Samuel Walton-Sexton, Harmony Kautai, Mr B Crawford


WAKA AMA Whakarehu J19 Girls Waka Ama Team

This year a girls waka ama team, Whakarehu, made up of students from Karamu High School representing Heretaunga Ararau Waka Ama club competed in the January 2019 National Sprint Club Championships held at Lake Karapiro. They contested the W6 1000m and 500m races in the J19 Girls Division. The team consisted of Amy Saunders, Michaela Edwards, Ashleigh Thorpe-Loversuch, Taylor Thorpe-Loversuch and Tia Lewis, all Karamu High School Year 13 students in 2018. Aleisha Barnes, the steerer for the team, a Year 13 Napier Girls High School student. The Karamu girls came from a canoe polo background but were novices, except for Michaela who had paddled at the 2018 nationals, when it came to waka ama. Aleisha was by far the most experienced paddler having a few nationals under her belt. Their canoe polo experiences definitely gave them a head start particularly in paddle technique and self-management in a tournament setting. The team started their campaign in mid-September 2018 and continued through the Christmas/New Year break. They trained on the water three days a week, each session lasting an hour or more with some additional off-the-water training included. They had a taster of what they could expect at the nationals, by racing in a lead up mini regatta in Masterton in which they placed 1st in the 1000m turns race and 1st in the 500m straight race. At the nationals they progressed through to the semi-finals of the 1000m turns race and made the finals in the 500m straight race. Given the relative inexperience of the team and the formidable challenge offered by the other 35 teams in this division, most of whom have been together for years, it was an achievement that exceeded all expectations. It was very clear from the start that these girls were extremely hard-working and committed to achieving success as a team. They have all the hallmarks of being a very good team and with more time, capable of beating the best. As their coach it was a challenging but enjoyable experience, their rapid progress individually and as a team being the highlight, as it showed their willingness to listen and learn. A special thanks goes to the following people. Sarah Thorpe who managed the team, surrogate mums Ms Gunn and Ms Glenny, sounding board Ian, Sue and Ngamata who filled in as steerers at practice when Aleisha couldn’t make it and Aimee Fisher who came to a couple of the trainings, boosting their confidence with her insights and enthusiasm. Mr Matthews Coach


WEIGHTS CLUB Hard work, encouragement, sweat, setting goals, support, repetitions, achieving credits, comradery, lifting, talking, gaining and having fun are some of the things that come to mind when we look back at 2018 in the Weights Room. It has been another great year where the students have made the most of their time to learn, interact and grow both physically and mentally. I would like to thank all the senior students who treated the room with respect and set the standard for the juniors to aspire to in terms of gym etiquette, training and working together. I look forward to doing it all again in 2019! Mr Noble

Back Row: Courtney Hatton, Keelan Heesterman, Azaleas Quinton, Jae Paipa, Rameka Pohaut-Hawkins, Mr A Noble

Front Row: Molly Fothergill, Jorja Fryer, Zach Hatton, Anna Barbridge, Braden Cooper, Henry Wiggins-Crowe, Thomas Bush, IIiya Sorkin


VOLLEYBALL For some, volleyball is a serious competitive sport to strengthen skills, for many, volleyball is a great social sport, making new friends which is fabulous as Karamu offers both. Most importantly, for many Year 13s, volleyball has been a fantastic experience and highlight in their high school journey. I myself have thoroughly enjoyed my volleyball journey, from playing with other quirky students, creating new connections with people outside of school, and discovering that it is my favourite sport. Someone who has reaped the benefits of volleyball is Khalael Uelese, who said: “This year, four senior teams competed in another amazing season of volleyball in Term One. Along with energetic junior teams in Term Four. As a student ref/coach, our school teams dominated the competitive stage with their endless support for each other and enthusiastic chants to maintain the zest within their teams. Our four senior teams supported one another and cheered each other to the point where our teams were considered one. The best thing about volleyball is players use their individual skills to accumulate to the overall success of the team. Such as when the team scores a point, everyone feels as if they played a role to the point. I’m glad to have been surrounded by such astounding individuals who all gathered together to play the sport I so dearly love.” We would like to thank all the coaches, coordinators and drivers who enabled us to participate in such a valued sport. We all appreciate the extra time and effort you put into ensuring that we had a great experience. Thank you to Miss Dawson, Ms Poirier and Mr Hollands also.

Volleyball Senior Girls A

Back Row: Mr D Hollands, Ethany Gibson, Lyrik Hepi, Cherish Kotuhi, Tashi Gracefield,Timara Stevens-Lett, Miss J Dawson Front Row: Xanthia Coombe, Sara Renall, Emily Burns, Raegan Robinson, Sophie Jones, Sahibpreet Kau


DIVERSITY GROUP A student lead group with the added support of Mr Cummins is run weekly as a support group for LGBTQ+ youth within the school. As well as organising any outside support the members may need (counselling, educational help), the group meets to provide a safe place of relaxation and understanding. Arts and crafts such as appreciation cards, drawing therapy, and sticker art were incorporated throughout the year to create a relaxed environment for some of the newer students. At the annual Blossom Day, the group came together to make a float (with the help of lots of friends and supporters who helped maintain the confidentiality of the members of the group). Encouraging self and peer acceptance, the goal of Diversity Club is to provide a welcoming space for anyone of the LGBTQ+ community, whether out, in the closet, or questioning. - Amber Flashoff

STUDENT COUNCIL 2018 saw the formation of Karamu High School’s first Student Council. Our aim this year was to trial and observe the mechanisms of the council’s presence, and what benefits it could bring to the students and school culture at Karamu. The council’s purpose as a group was to be open and collaborative within the student body by presenting new ideas for the school’s improvement, as well as problem-solving in regard to student well-being and issues, to help our school environment. Together we have produced ideas for the advancement of the class and school environment. We have also focused on a project specific to mental health and the discussion surrounding it this year. Currently, we are in the process of adding a park bench with the hope of representing everyone and ensure no one feels alone at Karamu High School. We as a council agree that students are undergoing a lot of pressure at a very delicate time of their lives and that it is essential that we take a step back or seat to acknowledge that students may need extra support or just a breather. Having the Student Council active this year has demonstrated how students of different year levels have connected to support and aid all the students at Karamu. The council is a forum for student voice and has encouraged many to come forward, state their opinions, and discuss issues with others more comfortably. It has become an asset to Karamu which has enabled many positive implications and definitely more to come in the future. The Student Councillors for 2018 were Daniel O’Connell (Year 9), Sascha MacDonald (Year 9), Keelan Heesterman (Year 10), Sophie Brookes (Year 10), Markis Walsh-Kingi (Year 11), Sarah Weaver (Year 11), Meg Ryan (Year 12), Ben Randle (Year 12), Shannon Minogue (Year 13), and Liam Robson (Year 13). The Chairperson for the Student Council was Sahibpreet Kaur (Year 13), who was also the Board of Trustees Student - Shannon Minogue



The Karamu staff again represented themselves at the annual Iron Maori. The largest group of teachers from any school, they swam the 2km, biked the 45km and ran the 10km with pride and pain. A big thanks to all the supporters and Mrs Tuika for again organising a great day.



On Sunday 4 March, the Mayfair Community organised a Community Day at the Bill Mathewson Park. This was in celebration of Children’s Day, an event to launch the community’s Masterplan, and also to encourage families to fill out their Census forms. This was an incredible initiative which Karamu was proud to support. Part of being ‘Proudly Hastings’ is getting out and involved within the community. So, a group of students gathered to help set up the event. They were set to work pitching the marquees, cooking sausages, and supervising children on the bouncy castles. It was great to see so many students actively engaging with their neighbours and community. We were also lucky to have Ruby Schmidt (Year 10) and Nick Palmer (Year 13) perform a few songs at the event. They both did a great job, and added to the vibrant atmosphere. The entire Community Day was a great success, and the organisers of the event were very impressed with Karamu’s enthusiasm with getting involved. - Cameron Young


The Hastings Youth Council is a division of the Hastings District Council solely focused on the needs of youth between 13 - 19years old. The Youth Council is entirely drawn from youth in our district, who are actively having an impact on issues that affect their peers. This year, we were so proud to have three of our students selected to be Hastings Youth Councillors – Abigail Masengi (Year 13), Hope McCleland (Year 12), and Cameron Young (Year 13). Cameron was also voted as the Deputy Chairman of the Youth Council for this year. These three students helped plan and organise events all year round, such as the annual ZEAL Paint Party, the charitable Colour Fun Run event, and the Potential Youth Awards which celebrate and acknowledge students in Hastings who are succeeding despite facing difficult hardships. The Youth Council were also excited to continue their Youth Grants Awards, which give the Hastings’ youth funding to achieve their goals. One of the recipients of these Youth Grants was Year 13 students, Tyla-Rose Halton. Abigail and Cameron were among a few Youth Councillors who were selected to go to Wellington for the Festival for the Future Conference. This conference focused on leadership, issues which will have an impact on our future, and had inspirational speakers. Whilst running their own events, the Youth Council have been involved with Sport Hawke’s Bay, who launched a development initiative to improve activity in Hawke’s Bay. This has been a busy and very productive year for the Hastings Youth Council, and it has been great to see so many Karamu students involved with them in one way or another. We hope that more Karamu students apply for this awesome opportunity next year – to step up, and have their voice heard! - Abigail Masengi















Abigail Kilkolly Football: Hawke’s Bay U19, AUT Strength and Conditioning Pathway to Podium Team

Adam Brookes Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay B3. AUT Pathway to Podium Team

Abigail Masengi Year 13 Speech Completed NZ Service Selected to be a Hastings & Hawke’s Bay Environmental Youth Councillor Scholarship recipient for Wellington Model United Nations Scholarship Recipient for National Model United Nations (x2) Selected to represent New Zealand for Asia Youth International Model United Nations, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Aidan Eaglestone Basketball: Hawke’s Bay Basketball Association Umpire

Aimee Shaw Cycling: The HBay Hub Tour’ placed 1st Queen of the Mountain The Bev May Morrinsville Women’s Tour’ placed 4th overall CHB U17 Junior Tour placed 4th overall New Zealand Age Group Road Nationals Road Race ‘The Northern Tour’ placed 10th overall New Zealand U19 Cyclocross Champs placed 1st

Amber Flashoff Year 12 NCEA Cups Best Results at Level 1 2017

Amy Goodwin Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay B4 Amy Griffin “Hawkes Bay Regionals (Dance NZ Made) Dance Won Solo section at the Hawkes Bay Regionals (Dance NZ Made)


Amy Saunders Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay A1 New Zealand Canoe Polo Development Camp Member – Road to 2019-2022 New Zealand Canoe Polo Development Team 2018 selected as Captain

Ashleigh ThorpeLoversuch Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay B1

Brock Coulbeck Softball: Hawke’s Bay U15 & U17

Cameron Young Year 13 Speech Completed NZ…

Annabel Elmsy Orienteering, 2nd place HBay Sprint Championships

Briar McGrail-Timms Touch: Hawke’s Bay U14 & U16 Crossfit: New Zealand Champs 7th, Houston Texas USA Champs 4th Athletics: ECPB Champs, 2nd 4 x 100m Relay

Cameron Spargo Clay Target Shooting: North Island B grade High Gun Champion. High Overall Single barrel Secondary school North Island championships 1st Single barrel CLNISS Round 7

Cora Davidson Swimming: Karamu High School Junior Girls Swimming Champion, 2nd 50m Fly Short Course Champs 3rd 100m Fly HBPB Champs, 2nd 50m Fly HBPB



Cortez Te Pou Touch: Manawatu U16 & U18 Rugby: Hawke’s Bay U18 15’s & 7’s Athletics: Karamu High School Senior Girls Champion

Daniel Stuart Clay Target Shooting: 1st Single rise CLNISS Round 2, High Overall Single rise Secondary School North Island championships, 9th Single Rise South Island championships

Elijah Casson Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay C1

Courtney Halton 17 Mini Stocks and Paradise Rotorua Champs, Hawke’s Bay Mini Stocks Champion 2018

Dylan Bagley Golf: USA California Future Champions Golf Classic “FCG” Top 5 in three tournaments; 2nd Desert Classic, 4th Future Champions Golf (FCG) “Global Cup”, 4th Future Champions Golf (FCG) “Challenge Cup” 16th FCG International Tournament (Out of 200 competitors aged 15 to 18 years), won the World Putting Champs (15-18yrs, Hawke’s Bay Men’s Development Squad, Representing Hawke’s Bay/ Poverty Bay Greenwood Cup in the (Men’s Premier stroke play Comp), represented Hawke’s Bay in the Shand Cup, represented Hawke’s Bay in the New Zealand Junior Provincials, selected for Hawke’s Bay Men’s

Ella lindsay-Smith Equestrian, HB U24 Eventing Team for North Island Regionals. National Secondary School Tournament Team Selection.

Emily Coppell “Hawkes Bay Regionals (Dance NZ Made)

Emma Varcoe Netball: Umpire at National U15 Betty Stephenson Representative Tournament


Gabriel Barlow Academic Highly Commended in the Science Fair Project Section Ethan Hope Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay C1

Hannah Hunt Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay B3 Captain, Hawke’s Bay U14 Coach, Hawke’s Bay Canoe Polo Referee AUT Strength and Conditioning Pathway to Podium Team

Harmony Kautai Rugby: Hawke’s Bay U18 15’s Touch: Hawke’s Bay U16 Mixed Athletics: ECPB Champs, 3rd Shot Put, 2nd 4 x 100m Relay

Hannah Norfolk “Hawkes Bay Regionals (Dance NZ Made)

Holand Marsh Touch: Hawke’s Bay U14 & U16

Isaac Hinton Canoe Polo, Hawke’s Bay C1 Hope McCleland “Hawkes Bay Regionals (Dance NZ Made)



Jacob McNeil Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay A1National Secondary School Tournament Team Selection

Jaime Mossman Year 13 NCEA Cups Best Results at Level 2 2017 “Hawkes Bay Regionals (Dance NZ Made)

Jamie Hollway Year 11 NCEA Cups Best Results at Year 10 2017

Jacob Reeve Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay C2

James Morley

Jessica Shoemark

Jordyn Nicholson

Karlin Painter-Dudley Speedway/Mini Stockcars: Ist U16 Whanganui Oceanveiw Shotout 5000, Most Dedicated Youth Driver 2017/18 AUT Strength and Conditioning Pathway to Podium Team


Kory Morgan Softball: Hawke’s Bay U15, AUT Strength and Conditioning Pathway to Podium Team

Leilani Williams TOUCH: Hawke’s Bay U14 & U16 Rugby: Hawke’s Bay U18 15’s Volleyball: Hawke’s Bay U16 Development Selection

Lian Hontalba Year 12 Music Member of Project Prima Volta 2018/19 Lexi Trotter Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay B4

Libby O’Hanlon: Cheerleading: “The Royals Cheerleading Team” 4th in All American Cheerleading Showcase Teams event “The Royals Cheerleaders Team” were crowned Senior Level 4 Champions, placed 3rd in Level 3 individual routine

Lucy McKay Athletics: Represented Hawke’s Bay ECNI in Polevault, AUT Strength and Conditioning Pathway to Podium Team

Lawrence Henderson-Ereata Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay C2

Maddison Hughes Athletics: ECPB 1st 200m, 1st 300m, 2nd 4 x 100m Relay, Selected to represent ECPB at North Island Champs, Karamu High School Junior Girls Cross Country Champion Football: Karamu High School Best Junior Girl football player



Maia Bassett Athletics: ECPB Champs, 1st Polevault Dance Won Solo section at the Hawkes Bay Regionals (Dance NZ Made)

Megan Godwin Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay B3

Michael Garland Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay C2 Millie Hannam Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay B2

Natashia Ngawhika Softball: Waikato U18 Girls, Selected and played for New Zealand ISA U16 (Captain), Selected and played for New Zealand ISA U18 (ISA Identification Softball Academy)

Nikita Steffert Gymnastics: Hawke’s Bay/Poverty Bay Team, Represented Hawke’s Bay at the Step 5 Gymnastic Nationals placed 4th in the beam


Nick Palmer Athletics: Ranked No.1 IAAF World U18 Represented New Zealand at the IAAF World U20 Champs in Finland 4th Australian U20 Champs New Zealand Secondary Schools Shotput Champion South Island U18 Champion (Holds the South Island record) Broke and set new Hawke’s Bay Gisborne U18 record with 21.27 metres (5kg shot) ranked No 2 New Zealand U20 set new Hawke’s Bay Gisborne U20 record of 18.87 metres (6kg shot) ranked No 3 New Zealand Senior Men’s Shotput set new Hawke’s Bay Gisborne Senior Men’s record by over 2 metres with 16.72m (7.26kg shot) Finalist in the Junior Sportsman of the year Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards Hawke’s Bay Secondary School Male Athlete of the Year Hawke’s Bay Secondary School Male Sportsman Of the Year

Oliver Wiggins-Crowe Clay Target Shooting: 1st Single barrel CLNISS Round 2, 1st High overall CLNISS Round 3, 1st Single barrel CLNISS Round 3, 1st Point score CLNISS Round 3, 1st Point score CLNISS Round 6, 1st High overall for series, 1st Single barrel for series, 1st Point score for series, 2nd Single Rise Nationals, 3rd Single Rise South Island championships

Olivia Findon Music Member of Hawke’s Bay Youth Orchestra 2018

Quinn Trotter Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay C2

Ondre HapukuLambert Waka Ama: Silver Medal U16 Long Distance Club Nationals with Te Rau Oranga O Ngati Kahungunu Waka Ama Club

Raegan Robinson Rugby: Hawke’s Bay U18 15’s Ki O Rahi: National Secondary School Tournament Team Selection, Hawke’s Bay A1

Reiley Bartlett Touch: Hawke’s Bay U14 & U16 Crossfit: New Zealand Champs 5th, Houston Texas USA Champs 2nd

Rana Cetinturk Hockey: Hawke’s Bay U15 A 3rd at Nationals Karamu 1st XI Girls Hockey, also played for Karamu 1st XI Boys Best Karamu High School Junior Girls Female Player Coached of Raureka 1st XI Hockey team Akina Senior Women’s A Team Place 3rd in the Hawke’s Bay local Comp Athletics: Year 10 Girls Athletics Champion Sports Leadership: Member of Karamu High School leaders that are officiating at Mayfair School Athletics day, AUT Strength and Conditioning Pathway to Podium Team Tennis: In the final for Junior Girls Champ (still to be played)



Rhiannon Wooster Karate: “Kyokushin” New Zealand National Title (Heavy Weight Women), Australasian Title (Heavy Weight Women)

Robert Wooster Karate: “Kyokushin” New Zealand National Title (Light Weight U18), Australasian Title (Light Weight U18)

Samuel Walton-Sexton Rugby: Te Matau A Maui (Hawke’s Bay Maori) U18, Te Tini A Maui (Central Districts Maori U18) New Zealand Maori U18, Sam was also a member of the New Zealand 7’s invitation selection that won the Thailand Men’s Championship Touch: Horowhenua U18 “National Champions”

Sharnie O’Connor Canoe Polo Hawke’s Bay B1, National Secondary School Tournament Team Selection


Renee Saunders Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay B3

Ruby Brett Athletics Track: Hastings/Gisborne Championships: U18 1st 100m, 1st 200m, 1st 400m, selected to represent Hastings/Gisborne at New Zealand Club Nationals, Hawke’s Bay/East Coast Schools Championships: 2nd 400m, 2nd 200m, selected to represent Hawke’s Bay/East Coast at the North Island Championships. Cross Country: Hawke’s Bay Club Championships U16 3rd, Hastings/Gisborne Club Championships U16 2nd, selected to represent Hawke’s Bay/ Gisborne at New Zealand Club Nationals, East Coast Schools Championships placed 4th Road Race: Hastings/Gisborne Championships: U18 1st, selected to represent Hastings/Gisborne at the New Zealand Championships, East Coast Schools Championships placed 2nd Steeple Chase: Hastings/Gisborne Championships 2nd U16

Sarah Weaver “Hawkes Bay Regionals (Dance NZ Made)

Sophie Jones

Jacob Buckrell Speedway/Mini Stockcars: 3rd Hawke’s Bay Sidecar Champs, 1st Hawke’s Bay Saloon Champs, 3rd place during U25 Hawke’s Bay Superstock Champs Series, 1st and 3rd Hawke’s Bay Memorial Trophy

Shona Jenkinson Music Member of Hawke’s Bay Youth Orchestra 2018

Taine Doyle Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay B2

Te Aatakura Smith Touch: Hawke’s Bay U18 Taylor ThorpeLoversuch Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay B1

Te Waiarani Randell Touch: Hawke’s Bay U18

Tia Lewis Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay A1, National Secondary School Tournament Team Selection Netball: Manawatu U19



Tia Tahau Football: Hawke’s Bay U16

Trent McCann

Briar Fraser “Hawkes Bay Regionals (Dance NZ Made)

Jesse Kereru Clay Target Shooting, 1st Single barrel CLNISS Round 1, 1st Point score CLNISS Round 2, 1st High overall CLNISS Round 6


Tiana Edwards Canoe Polo: Hawke’s Bay B3 Swimming: Karamu High School Senior girls Swim Champion

Zac Brooker Touch: Manawatu U16, New Zealand U16 Talent Identification Camp, TID Tournament Team. Member of the Outcast Senior Men’s touch team that won the Fijian National Championships AUT Strength and Conditioning Pathway to Podium Team

Molly Fothergill Cricket: Hawke’s Bay U18 Women, Hawke’s Bay Women

Max Crossan Clay target Shooting, Member of the Karamu that placed 2nd in the CLNI series and placed Hamilton Boys shoot. Qualified for the NZ secondary schools Single Rise shoot-off also placed 5th in the South Island secondary schools skeet championship.

Maia Colman-Savage BMX 2nd North Island, 1st South Island, 3rd NZ Nationals, Hawke’s Bay BMX Female Rider of the year. (AUT Strength and Conditioning, Pathway to Podium Team).

Kate Browning Equestrian, HBay Mounted Games Association A Team. Placed 1st Turangi Regional Championship.

Hayley Austin Canoe Polo, Hawke’s Bay B4



The Academic Institute has continued this year to provide events for members who gain an Excellence Endorsement at Level One or Level Two. It’s key roles: to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding academic achievement and encourage and support further academic achievement. These were met through four events: Term 1: A lunch launch, followed by a visit to the Hawkes Bay Business Hub. The rationale was to expose students to several highly successful companies, showcasing many aspects of entrepreneurial success including marketing, management, leadership and innovation within one location. While touring the site key personnel presented the diverse skill set/career opportunities available.  Term 2: A breakfast event with guest speaker Wayne Norrie, current Director for NZ Trade and Enterprise, Chairman of the

Hi Tech Trust, Furnware and Sportsground. Wayne bought interesting dialogue around Technology Mega trends and how they are impacting our world. Term 3: Another Breakfast occasion with Alumni (Head Boy, Proxime Accessit and Sportsman of the Year) Ben Taylor, current coach of our First XI Hockey side and son of history teacher and Year 11 Dean, Mrs Tracy Taylor. Ben left Karamu High School in 2012 to pursue Law & Economics at the University of Otago. He strengthened our current philosophy of following your passions and ensuring we keep a balance of study, exercise and community work. Term 4: Lunch at school with Mr Shane Gorst. Former CEO of Make-A-Wish NZ, General Manager of Art Deco Trust and current General Manager at Totara Health. A timely focus on time and stress management.




Drama is serious fun. Although many students were involved with our school show, Little Shop of Horrors, drama students were able to engage with and enjoy drama through many other opportunities this year. In May, Karamu’s Improvisation Club organizer, Amy Griffiths invited Theatre Specialists Kristyl Neho and Puti Lancaster to run workshops for some very keen improvisers. The students had great fun and learned valuable skills.

an assessment opportunity as part of their NCEA course. It is high stakes to perform in front of an audience, especially family and peers. They did really well.

A group of students were invited to perform a short War-time sketch at Sommerset in the Orchard as an introduction to their ‘Warbirds’ themed commemoration in July. The audience were enthusiastic in their response to our students’ presentation.

A very enthusiastic group ranging from year 9 to 13 took part in the Hawke’s Bay 48 hour ‘Dare to Devise’ drama challenge, held over two days in September. Their piece ‘Friends not Food’ was performed at Havelock North High School proving Karamu students are brave and creative and that Drama is serious, and seriously fun!

Our Level 1/2 Drama class also presented to an audience of family and friends in July this year. The play, ‘The Exam’, formed


In preparation for Dance Scholarship, our Dance students attended a workshop in Upper Hutt. We stayed in a lovely rural property overnight and attended the workshop at Upper Hutt College the following day. The workshop was extremely valuable. It helped the students gain understanding of the senior choreography achievement standard requirements and what is needed to successfully prepare for scholarship. We hope there will be another one next year. Some students attended a wonderful performance by the Atamira Dance Company at Napier Municipal Theatre. The performance “Pango” was choreographed by Moss Patterson. The level 1 students study this choreographer. So we were really fortunate to be able to see one of his performances live and also hear him speaking about it. The students were easily able to interpret the ideas and themes of the dance. It was a brilliant evening. Performance Assessment Evenings in Term 1 and 2 were held for dancers from Year 10 – 13 performed for family and friends. Performing dance in front of an audience was a new experience for many of the students and they did so well. It was particularly heartening to see the students performing their own choreography. On Open Evening, our students braved the cold to perform on the circle. Level 1 students Mekhi White, Willow Kohi, Amy Griffin and Tegan Wroe performed their very clever choreography “Kowhaiwhai” and Amy Griffin and Sarah Weaver performed their beautiful choreography duo. Beverley Hussey went beyond the call of duty, performing her solo choreography many times!


After many weeks of hard work, the Senior Drama class showcased their talents at a performance of ‘Find Me’ to family and friends on Friday 14th September. “Intimate and intense, with heartfelt performances” is how Mrs van Rijk described the performance.

The senior Dance students performed with star quality and pizazz in this year’s show, Little Shop of Horrors. They were a bright and polished addition to this year’s fabulous show. Arts Faculty Evening was another performance opportunity. The Level 1 Kowhaiwhai dance was performed to a very high standard and Sarah Weaver came to the rescue at short notice. Level 3 dancers, Emily Coppell and Jaime Mossman, performed their Dance NZ Made Duo and Hannah Norfolk and Emily Coppell performed a lively and energetic Indian dance. We will miss our Year 13s, their humour, energy and talent and wish them well in their futures. Karamu dancers won a place to go to Nationals in Palmerston North at the Dance NZ Made Regionals at the Napier Municipal Theatre in August. The contemporary Year 11 – 13 group performed ‘Restless Nights’, a tribute to friends lost last year. Our Karamu group won regional overall champions in the Senior Division. Emily Coppell and Jaime Mossman also won a Choreography Award. Amy Griffin and Maia Bassett both performed solos and won their Divisions at regional level. The dancers then performed at the Nationals in September. Karamu performed against many talented teams and our dancers put their hearts into their performances. Emily Coppell and Jaime Mossman also performed a strong duet with amazing presence. Not only should all the girls be commended for their hard work, but thanks must go to the supportive families and teachers who made this happen. Congratulations again to the girls, you all worked very hard and have a huge amount of effort and time to the competition.

THEATRE TECHNOLOGY It was an interesting year for Theatre Technology with the school show, Little Shop of Horrors, offering an opportunity for Maja Sanders to design and construct some of the set. We also took a trip to see Kororareka: the Ballad of Maggie Flynn, a devised performance about women in early settlers’ times in NZ. The cast of five actors all played multiple characters.

We were particularly interested in the way they used unusual objects, like balloons, as props and how the lighting was used to create space, place and mood. We wound up our year by designing and constructing minisets for the Arts Evening – two different scenes from the show Hairspray.

VISUAL ARTS At the beginning of term 2 the Visual Arts department was delighted with the finished renovation of the decking outside our rooms. The layout of the rooms has changed slightly, and the deck has been a very welcome addition with classes taking full advantage of it. Photography, Design, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking With 236 submitted Portfolios this year from levels 1 to 3, this was our biggest year, yet. The Portfolios ranged, from Art, Digital art, Painting, Design, Photography to Printmaking and Sculpture. Students had just under two terms to complete their Portfolios which showcased a range of techniques and development toward a final work. It was fantastic to see the majority of these Portfolios displayed at the Karamu High School Annual Arts Evening 24th October. There was a great

turn out of friends and whanau that night to celebrate the student’s efforts. Other highlights in the year was the Photography camp at the beginning of the year. Once again, a fantastic trip enjoyed by the three Level 2 Photography classes. The Level 3 painting students produced a large scale painting at the beginning of the year as part of their course programme. These works were displayed in the staff-room and school library for all to enjoy. In mid-August the majority of Level 2 students from all art disciplines, submitted a work for the Hastings’ Schools’ Art Exhibition held at the Hastings Community Art Centre. There was a great turn out of Karamu students and their whanau and Hastings Laau and Briar Fraser each won the prize in their category.

MEDIA STUDIES Senior Media Studies tour of Wellywood! A highlight was attending the opening night of the International Film Festival in Wellington at the Embassy. As well as two other films, we visited Weta Workshop and had a session with a screenplay writer and director. We toured the new tertiary arts facility Te Auaha and had a really good look around the city too.

Junior Media. Year 9 made animated stop-motion films, designed film posters and learned to close read film. Year 10 made documentary films on topics as diverse as coping with negative emotions, to new New Zealanders experiences of NZ to why anyone likes gaming. And one doco about why Karamu is a great school.

Senior films this year were again fantastic. A number of hilarious and expertly made films again setting a high standard for next year’s seniors to meet, or beat. The Michael Jackson Effect – directed by Mitchell Raison and Sam Bailey – was fluent, coherent and very funny. Lian Hontalba and Ereina Tonihi produced Roommates, a quirky, quality comedy.


HAWKE’S BAY ARTS FESTIVAL AMBASSADORS PROGRAMME The Ambassadors Programme is a part of the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival which allows youth in the region to interact with artists, and let their own creativity grow. This group is led by Daniel Betty, Iona’s drama teacher, and Puti Lancaster, a Toi Whakaari graduate and theatre director. The Ambassadors are selected through an audition process, and Karamu was proud to have another student selected to be an Ambassador this year. The following is Georgia Goodsell’s (Year 12) perspective on this experience: “The Festival went from the 15 to 28 October, and our performance was on the 20 October. For our performance we had the theme of ‘Our Earth, Our Water, Our Selves’, and we created it based on our opinions of the world and where we belong in it, what we wanted to say. We started off earlier in the year with an intensive week of workshopping and creating, and at the end of that week we had a small performance to show our families. However, after that we started working on something completely new for the Arts Festival, but also taking elements from what we learnt in the intensive week and putting it in to the performance we were now creating. “At first, the Ambassadors didn’t really know what we were doing, as we were just doing random activities that we thought didn’t have anything to do with our performance. But we just had to trust the directors, Dan and Puti, and eventually those random activities were ideas for our performance. On the day of our performance we actually changed the last bit of our piece and we were worried that it wouldn’t work. But, when we performed it, it worked really well. “I learnt a lot about the arts industry, like all about creating the shows and the effort that goes in to making everything work.

Also, I learnt how they made the Arts Festival work, and also new ways of theatre and presentation. I usually do scripted theatre, where it’s just learning lines that are given to me, or school drama where you will have to stick to an achievement standard. However, this was so different! It was entirely our own and we could create it exactly how we wanted to – not sticking to scripts or theorists or rules. We could say and do anything we wanted! I am so grateful for this opportunity, and truly feel as though my perspective on the arts and creative industries have changed. “My favourite workshop was when we went into the gym and we pretended to be earth, water, and air. We had to forget about our self-doubts and worries of judgement and just prance around the space, in our own bubbles. The greatest lesson I learnt during this Programme was that while we are small people in this world – small compared to the bigger picture – our voices and opinions still matter. We need to let go of doubts and worries, because the only thing holding us back from ever achieving something is ourselves. It sounds pretty clichéd, but it’s true!” Each year the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival brings untold talent to our region. It is a fantastic way to experience professional theatre in our own backyard, while not having to pay a fortune or travel overseas. Daniel and Puti are doing great work by including youth in behind-the-scenes tours and workshops. They are growing an appreciation for theatre and arts in Hawke’s Bay, and showing that there are always opportunities for creative, theatrical minds in Aotearoa. - Cameron Young

IMPROVISATION CLUB 2018 saw a big population boost for the Improv Club, with many fresh faces joining this year. A majority of these fresh faces were new, little and bubbly Year 9’s who brought a different approach to what improv at Karamu looks like. 2018 also saw the return of some familiar faces to Improv club, with members spanning from Years 10 - 12 returning for another year. With a new year came fresh leadership, with Performing Arts Leader, Amy Griffiths (Year 13), taking the helm. Amy brought fresh ideas, games and a sense of comedy that was a hit with the improv students. Improv Club was lucky enough to attend workshops from former Toi Whakaari students Kristyl Neho, Manuel Solomon and Puti Lancaster. Attending these workshops was for the committed, those willing to come in to school on Saturday 26 May. These students benefitted from the workshops, learning a range of different games, how to use


your voice effectively and how to build confidence as well as a story line while improvising. 2018 also saw the Improv Club compete in more competitions than last year. This year, improv students competed in the inaugural ‘Dare to Devise’ challenge. This competition was held on the 14 September through to 16 and was the Live Theatre version of the 48-hour film challenge. In 48 hours, our team had to create a skit containing many variables, such as a particular line, a certain setting or a prop. Although Karamu didn’t win the competition, we won best teamwork on stage. Junior improv students also attended the interschool Improv Battles at Napier Girls High on 21 November. Karamu has entered this competition annually for the past couple of years, and we always do a fantastic job.



A highlight of the year is when the students of Karamu get together to produce a variety show of all the arts. Music, drama, art, media, dance, Maori performing arts and theatre technology are all included – not to mention the variety of other after school choirs, cultural groups and solo projects asked to perform for friends and family. It’s always a great night and this year was no exception. The evening opened by allowing guests to browse Level One, Two and Three Art/Photography Boards and view media films. It was a showcase of the amazing artistic talent at Karamu. You could also spot Corny Collins next to the theatre technology students, who had transformed students into the characters of the musical ‘Hairspray’. At 6:00pm sharp the audience rushed to their seats for the performance section of the evening. All the acts were amazing! Some of my personal highlights include a Level Three traditional Indian dance, Amy Griffith’s solo drama piece, and Tia Ward’s performance of her original song. An excellent rendition of a Level One melodrama took place with comedic (delicious) baguettes. The diversity of Pasifika and Maori performing arts followed. And last, but not least, Karamu Chorus’ rendition of ‘One Day More’ wrapped up the Art’s Evening. Luckily there were few malfunctions, and all in all it was an amazing night! A big thanks must go to all the teachers in the Karamu Art’s Faculty for giving the students this opportunity to showcase their art. Thank you also to everyone else who contributed to the evening! - Jessica Shoemark


Y9 Stuart Morrell

Y9 Maia Bassett

YEAR 9 & 10 ARTS

Y9 Fuisami Time

Y9 Janine deWit

Y9 Riley Acraman

Y9 Ryleigh Monk

Y9 Sascha McDonald

Y10 Kendra Coombe

Y10 Alex Tangi


Y10 Sculpture.

Y10 Georgia Perry

Y10 Marissa Hawthorn

Y10 Stella Hinton

Y10 Annabel McCallum

Y10 Sculpture

Y10 Hayley Smith

Y10 Lily Powell

Y10 Waimea Craig

L1 Digital Art - Caroline Glen

L1 Digital Art - Lee Paku-Mokau


L1 Visual Art - Hazel Millar

L1 Digital Art - Ethan Fairweather

L1 Visual Art - Calena Wilson

L1 Visual Art - Jessica Snow

L1 Visual Art - Maddison Jack

L1 Visual Art - Anecia Ave

L1 Visual Art Renee Saunders

L1 Visual Art - Tia Tahau

L1 Visual Art - Melody James

L1 Visual Art - Michael Garland

L1 Digital Art - Hannah Mackay

L1 Visual Art - Sophie Maddox

L1 Visual Art - Williow Kohi

L1 Visual Art - Joshua Metelerkamp

L1 Visual Art - Tashi Gracefield

L1 Visual Art - Lexi Trotter


L2 Paint - Ben Randle

L2 Paint - Amelia Hunt

L2 Paint - Ellie McGhee


L2 Paint - Rachel Torreno

L2 Print - Lourdes Collier

L2 Print - Hastings Laau

L2 Photo - Briar Fraser

L2 Photography Camp.

L2 Photography Camp..

L2 Photo - Max Crossan

L2 Photography Camp...

L2 Photo - Jasmin Fannin

L2 Photo - Ellie McGhee

L2 Photo Dali Group shot

L2 Paint - Hannah Bursnall

L2 Photo - Luke Berry

L2 Photo - Carl Henry Inguanzo

112L2 Photography Camp

L2 Photography

L2 Photo - Sophie Law

L2 Photo Dali Group shot 2

L2 Paint - Rilee Prebensen

L2 Paint - Max Crossan

L2 Paint - Jemma Green

L2 Photo - Jayden Griffiths


L2 Sculpture - Briar Fraser

L3 Design - Jacob McNeil

L2 Sculpture - Samuel Bradely

L3 Paint - Maja Sanders

L3 Design - Mia Sutton


L3 Paint - Kate Jarvis

L3 Paint - Jessica Horsefield

L3 Sculpture - Jessica Horsefield


L3 Photo - Ashlee Cunningghan-Johnson

L3 Design - Caitlin Mannell 1 L3 Sculpture - Maja Sanders

L3 Design - Caitlin Mannell L3 Photo - Emily Coppell

LEVEL 3 ARTS L3 Paint - Caitlin Mannell

L3 Paint - Sam Walten-Sexton

L3 Photo - Reece Sullivan

L3 Photo Keagan Klempel

L3 Photo - Natashia King

L3 Paint - Ricky Samways


L3 Photography Trip

L3 Photo - Emily Coppell 2

L3 Photo - Karalea Hatton

L3 Photo - Reece Sullivan 2

L3 Photo - Jahnna Boden

L3 Photo - Shani Ros

L3 Sculpture - Mia Sutton

SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIAL STUDIES All year 9 students were provided with the opportunity to visit the Napier Aquarium and MTG as part of their study of the Savage Earth Topic specifically looking at the 1931 Napier Earthquake. At the Aquarium, students had a hands on opportunity to create a tsunami in the tsunami tank, cause liquefaction and watch the effects on model cars and build and create both faulting and folding models showing what happens in the crust when an earthquake occurs. At the MTG students visited the 1931 Earthquake gallery filled with preserved items from this day and had a walking tour of the nearby streets and Soundshell area to look at the new Art Deco buildings that were constructed in the rebuild of Napier. During term 3, a small group of students from Year 10 participated in the first ever Hawke’s Bay Model United Nations Conference held at Iona College. Students were assigned a state to represent and a simulation resolution on the subject of Indigenous Rights to discuss, debate, and amend. It was a fun, rewarding day where students developed leadership and critical thinking skills in a positive and supportive environment.


BUSINESS STUDIES It has been a phenomenally busy year in the Business Studies programme in 2018 with so many things happening. In our Junior programme we have seen a huge growth in students taking the subject in Year 9 and 10, with the Year 10 taking part in the BP Business Challenge at the end of Term 2. This was a huge success with students immersed in all things business for 3 days and having to present to Judges at the end of their time. Our senior programme goes from strength to strength with a wonderful display of marketing from the teams involved in the Level 1 Market Day. This was a great foundation for any student taking the Young Enterprise Programme at Level 2 & 3, and showed excellent entrepreneurial spirit from the teams.

Our Year 12 & 13 were again involved with the Young Enterprise Scheme, with some great products. They showcased their wares at the Hawkes Bay Farmers Market and Napier Urban Market, as well as seeing several of them starting to use online platforms to sell, which we will see more of over the next few years. The Year 12 & 13 students also got to go to Kaikoura to do a research project on the Whale Watch Kaikoura which they where then able to use within their studies.

GEOGRAPHY 2018 saw another year of learning outside the classroom opportunities for the Geography classes to learn about both natural and cultural processes. The Level Three Geography class travelled to Auckland from Thursday 24th – Saturday 26th May to visit Muriwai Beach as part of work on Coastal Processes. Whilst at the beach for the day students carried out data collection for a Research Assessment worth 5 credits. Data collected included profile


measurements for slope gradients, testing for longshore drift (current direction) and saltation (wind movement) as well as observations and close up inspections of the cliffs, arch, headland and stack, shore platform and extensive dune system. Ex-student and 2017 Dux Bethany Cox who is studying Geography at Auckland University came along to support the students for the day. The Year 12 students had a great experience attending a

lecture at the Hastings District Council and then flying across the Bay in small 4 seater planes from the Hawkes Bay Aero Club. This was to study urban landscape patterns and change in Hastings. On Friday June 1st, the Level One Geographers also took to the coast, this time a little closer to home starting out at Clifton and working their way round to Awatoto, Marine Parade and finally Westshore to investigate natural and cultural factors that affect the appearance of the coast.


TECHNOLOGY FACULTY 2018 It has been another fantastic year in the Technology Faculty. Pauline Woodmass joined us teaching Fashion and Textile Design, Product Design and Food Innovation. Her diverse set of skills and talents have been much appreciated by the staff and students in Technology. Faculty staff, Neil Moir, Jeremy Wright, Elijah Martin, Lutz Weber, Rachel Tiuka, Justin Kite and Maiken Calkoen have worked with enthusiasm to support our students in the range of learning opportunities offered within Technology Curriculum area. The following are some highlights from both staff and students from 2018: • Year 9 Food making Frozen Desserts and exhibiting WELCOME values by helping others – Manaakitanga • Year 10 Food: Burger Competition, Relating to Others – working with others, Hauora/ Personal Well Being and the introduction of fully digital Food Technology unit • Year 12 Food - Cooking nutritious meals on a budget, Sustainability – Ethical and Environmental Awareness, Healthy Food Choices and how that impacts on your overall health and well being • Level 1 Hospitality: the lock down because of the free ice cream, eating lots of food, enjoying salads • Level 2 Hospitality: variety of food, end of term cleaning, because of the ice cream sandwiches! The course was useful for everyday life. • Level 3 Hospitality: the lunch at Maina • Kate Browning designing a garment especially for her model to wear in the Edible Fashion and her model Jamie Hollway won the 2018 Top Model award • Junior Fashion and Textile Design: “I got a free bag”… “It has been really fun and the course was really amazing!” “Best tech this year yet!” “You get to make your own sort of things – I got a cushion and a hoodie”. New projects Design and make a hoodie, Create a storage item of student’s choice – not necessarily a bag. Projects included fabric boxes, embellished pillowslips and sports roll bags


• Level 2 Automotive had a large intake again this year, with maximum numbers in this course. Many students managed to finish the construction of their pocket bikes in time to take part in the blossom parade. • Level 2 Product Design: two new projects briefs Bluetooth Speaker & Chair Designs. • Level 1 and 2 Building: Good times with Mr Martin constructing outdoor furniture. • Seb Te Kani, Year 10, designing an Eco House using Minecraft for the Interface competition. • Design and Visual Communication students producing stunning project work at all levels. • Digital Technology students’ enthusiasm for being in Tec6 at intervals and lunchtimes • This year has seen a change in direction as the new standards are introduced at Level 1 and the teaching programmes are revamped at the Junior level to meet the new Digital Technologies Curriculum




JAPAN TRIP 2018 In September this year, a group of students from the Maori and Japanese classes travelled to Japan, the land of the rising sun. We were led by Ms Veen, Whaea Pene, Matua Leon, and later joined by Ms Gunn. With these amazing adults, we had an action-packed adventure which we will never forget. The plane stopped in Hong Kong on the way over, and in Japan we visited the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kobe and Tokyo, as well as a few small places. Each city had different traits and traditions, and it was incredible to experience the spectrum of the Japanese culture. The most memorable part of the trip had to be our homestay in Kobe, where all students were assigned with a host family from Kobe Noda School. We were welcomed by the students with pieces of paper with our names and endless smiles, hugs and greetings from the family that we would stay with for the next week. The majority of the students agreed that this was a life-changing experience, to see how a family on the other side of the world lived. It was an incredible insight into a foreign culture, but it taught us all to think openly and be brave. Although this was a trip, it was no holiday! We had to spend the week of our homestay at Kobe Noda School, in the classes with our host students. We experienced four days of intense school, from 8:30am to 4:30pm (or sometimes 5:30pm), with only one lunch break. A day will usually consist of 7 or 8 periods, which is so crazy! At the school, we bonded with our current students as well as those who will come to Karamu next year on an exchange. We did, however, do fun things at school; making bath bombs in Chemistry, learning a famous Japanese song in Music and learning to use the abacus in Maths. But the best was outside of school learning; shopping at a Japanese supermarket in Japanese for our cooking class and making our own noodles at the Nissen Noodle Cup Museum. It was sad to say goodbye to all the friends we had made, and to the generous families who had hosted us. The true highlight of the trip had to be going to the Hiroshima Peace Park Dome. Unfortunately, it was raining hard so we didn’t really get good photos of the dome, but we did spend a long time in the museum and memorial. We walked around the exhibitions displaying tragic photos, damaged artefacts, and listened to sad facts on an audio tour guide. The atmosphere was very melancholy. The saddest part of the tour was listening to testimonies of the survivors. It was a reflective time for us to commemorate those who passed away from the atomic bombing in World War II. Another favourite place we went to is Miyajima, a small island. A little isolated island full of wild roaming deer, endless tempting souvenir shops and the famous red Great Torii Gates. There was a lot to see from tall pagodas, a huge aquarium and priests performing chants and prayers. Fantastic memories include riding the famous Yamanotte circle line, visiting iconic places such as the famous Shibuya crossing, Harajuku and Akihabara. Shopping and food galore! The trip to Japan was an incredible experience, and all the students are so grateful to the school for organising such a fantastic opportunity. This was a life-changing experience, and I know that so many of us are already looking forward to the next time we visit Japan. Thank you again to the teachers who put up with us for the three weeks – you are champions, and taught us about courage and independence! - Abigail Masengi



SCIENCE FACULTY REPORT It has been an inspiring and eventful year for the Science Department. Our students have excelled in and out of the classroom. Staff have been busy updating our courses and developing digital resources. We have continued to work closely with local employers and tertiary institutions. Both our Junior and Senior students once again attended the Hawkes Bay Science Fair, with Gabriel Barlow (Y9) picking up a Highly Commended from the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand, for his “Quake, Rattle and Roll� earthquakes project. The department also hosted the Science Fair quiz night, with our principal Michael Leitch, capably comparing the event.

and Sonya Sedgwick, from the Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Environmental Education Unit, helped the students carry out water sampling and testing. The students could then chose to carry out an inquiry based project focusing on protecting and sustaining the estuary environment.

We were extremely lucky to have Professor Joachim Brand, from the New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, based at Massey University, visit our senior Physics students. He discussed the Theory of Relativity and Gravitational Waves.

The ongoing development of our Junior Science programs will

continue next year, with the emphasis on cultivating the soft

Miss Gunn accompanied ten Year 11 students who attended a two-day STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshop. The emphasis was on the local Horticultural Industry. We believe it is vital to foster mutually beneficial links between the department and local employers.

skills, such as research and critical thinking. These are vital in

Our Y9 classes visited the Ahuriri Estuary. Sally Chandler

successes - exciting times indeed!

a modern learning environment. We will be actively integrating

digital learning with a more with student lead approach to

lesson development. This, in tandem with our use of the Key Competency initiatives, will push our students to even more



Trophy for Excellence in Junior Boys’ Canoe Polo Elijah Casson Trophy for Excellence in Junior Girls’ Canoe Polo Hannah Hunt Best Junior Male Ki o Rahi Player Xavier Te Tonga Karamu High School Cup for Best All Round Junior Boy Cricket Player Jacob Reeve Karamu High School Cup for Junior Boys’ Cross Country Champion Jack Gilchrist Best Junior Female Ki o Rahi Player Cherish Maui Karamu High School Cup for Best Junior Boy Hockey Player Quality Engraver’s Cup for Best Junior Boy Football Player Kory Morgan Karamu High School Trophy for Karamu High School Junior Chess Champion Luka Skogstad Karamu High School Cup for Most Outstanding Junior Rugby Player Steven Fungsoongnern Most Outstanding Boy in E Grade Team

Leilani Williams Nilsson Cup for Junior Boys’ Swimming Champion Sam Ramsay Nilsson Cup for Junior Girls’ Swimming Champion Cora Davison Karamu High School Cup for Year 10 Boys’ Athletics Champion Cameron Orr Most Promising Junior Boy Cricket Player Bryn Nelson Karamu High School Cup for Best All Round Junior Girl Cricket Player Karamu High School Cup for Year 9 Girls’ Athletics Champion Jordyn Nicholson Karamu High School Cup for Junior Girls’ Cross Country Champion Quality Engraver’s Cup for Best Junior Girl Football Player Maddison Hughes Karamu High School Cup for Best Junior Girl Hockey Player Karamu High School Cup for Year 10 Girls’ Athletics Champion Rana Cetinturk Karamu High School Cup for Junior Boys’ Tennis Champion

Isaac Winterson

Karamu High School Cup for Best Junior Boy Badminton Player

Karamu High School Cup for Best Junior Girl Badminton Player

Keelan Heesterman

Samantha Eaglestone

Most Valuable Softball Player Karamu High School Cup for Best Junior Boy Basketball Player

Karamu High School Cup for Year 9 Boys’ Athletics Champion Keerat Singh Best Junior Shooter Alex Corbishley Karamu High School Cup for Best Junior Girl Volleyball Player Lyrik Hepi


Karamu High School Cup for Best Junior Girl Basketball Player

Brock Coulbeck Karamu High School Cup for the Most Outstanding Junior Netball Player Shares the award for Best Junior Girl Touch Player Briah McGrail-Timms Best Junior Girl Touch Player Reiley Bartlett

CULTURAL Karamu High School Cup for Best Junior Dance Performer Maia Bassett

Karamu High School Cup for Best Junior Drama Performer Corey Sullivan

Karamu High School Cup for Best Junior Debater Keelan Heesterman

Karamu High School Cup for Best Junior Speech Board Results Ethin Templeton

Young Cup for Best Junior Co-Curricular Music Performer Olivia Findon

HONOURS SPORT BMX First at the South Island BMX Championships Second at the North Island BMX Championships Third at the New Zealand BMX Nationals Hawke’s Bay BMX Female Rider of the Year Maia Colman-Savage Ki o Rahi Selected for New Zealand Maori Ki o Rahi Team Xavier Tonga CULTURAL Music Member of Hawke’s Bay Youth Orchestra 2018 Olivia Findon Music Member of Hawke’s Bay Youth Orchestra 2018 Shona Jenkinson Dance Winner Junior Solo section at Dance New Zealand Made Hawke’s Bay Regional Competition Maia Bassett

GOLD HONOURS Karate New Zealand National Title (Lightweight U18) in Kyokushin Australasian Title (Lightweight U18)

First in 9CRT Social Studies

Brodie Hellyer

First in 9CRT Science

Distinction in Year 9 Japanese

Jack Arcus

Brylee Nilsson


Distinction in Year 9 Physical Education

First in 9MJA English

Callum Teddy

Robert Wooster

Shayleah Pritchard


Rayna Karauria

First in 9KMA English

First in 9MJA Science


First in 9MJA Mathematics

First in 9KMA Social Studies

Spencer Greening

Sasha Sharma

First in 9MJA Social Studies

First in 9KMA Mathematics

Mitchell Jones

Rhiannon Groen First in 9KMA Science Braden Cooper 9NFI AWARDS First in 9NFI English Ruby McEvoy First in 9NFI Mathematics First in 9NFI Science Josh Stephens First in 9NFI Social Studies Nicole Lawas 9SMI AWARDS First in 9SMI English First in 9SMI Mathematics Nikita Steffert First in 9SMI Social Studies Katrina Marks First in 9SMI Science Ava Linnell 9VIP AWARDS First in 9VIP English Sam Holloway First in 9VIP Mathematics First in 9VIP Science Rory McKay First in 9VIP Social Studies

9BRT AWARDS First in 9BRT English First in 9BRT Social Studies First in 9BRT Science Annabel Elmsly First in 9BRT Mathematics Kate Moore 9BER AWARDS First in 9BER English First in 9BER Social Studies Mollie Motley First in 9BER Mathematics Troy Volman First in 9BER Science Keerat Singh 9KIC AWARDS First in 9KIC English First in 9KIC Mathematics First in 9KIC Social Studies First in 9KIC Science

Distinction in Year 9 Science Calvin Millar Distinction in Year 9 Art Nicole Lawas Distinction in Year 9 Dance Nikita Steffert Distinction in Year 9 Media Studies Nikitah McGrail-Timms Distinction in Year 9 Te Reo Maori Parish Kelly-Harmer Distinction in Year 9 Product Design Quinn Trotter Distinction in Year 9 Art Raeesah Saadiqhah Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Year 9 Mathematics Rhiannon Groen Distinction in Year 9 Mathematics Hamish MacKay Distinction in Year 9 Science Henry Wiggins-Crowe Distinction in Year 9 Media Studies Krystal Mathews Distinction in Year 9 Mathematics Janine de Wit Distinction in Year 9 Digital Technology

Sascha MacDonald

John Rose-Smissen


Jorja Robertson

Distinction in Year 9 Food Technology Adrielle Gillespie

Distinction in Year 9 Fashion and Textile Design Distinction in Year 9 Fashion and Textile Design

Distinction in Year 9 DVC

Sierra Poppelwell

Anna-Lysse Richards

Distinction in Year 9 Social Studies

Distinction in Year 9 Physical Education

Suzanna Brandt

Polly Colquhoun

Briah McGrail-Timms

Distinction in Year 9 DVC

First in 9CRT Mathematics

Distinction in Year 9 Japanese

Thomas Bush

Lily Andrews 9CRT AWARDS First in 9CRT English


Distinction in Year 9 Food Technology

Corey Sullivan

Distinction in Year 9 Social Studies

Distinction in Year 9 DVC

Toby Bryan

Distinction and First in Year 9 Art

Distinction in Year 9 Food Technology

Hamish Wills

Vaan Burlace

Distinction in Year 9 Digital Technology

Distinction in Year 9 Product Design Zach Hatton Distinction in Year 9 Digital Technology Sam Holloway Distinction in Year 9 Physical Education June Sheardown Distinction in Year 9 Food Technology Kate Moore Distinction and First in Year 9 Te Reo Maori Mya-Bella Hape Distinction and First in Year 9 Music Katrina Marks Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Year 9 Mathematics Rhiannon Groen Distinction in Year 9 Mathematics Distinction in Year 9 Science Jack Arcus Distinction in Year 9 Physical Education Distinction in Year 9 Business Studies Keerat Singh Distinction in Year 9 Physical Education Distinction in Year 9 Mathematics Kyra Byers Distinction in Year 9 Product Design Distinction in Year 9 Health Seb Theobald Distinction in Year 9 Social Studies Distinction and First in Year 9 Extension Music

Distinction and First in Year 9 Media Studies Shona Jenkinson Distinction and First in Year 9 Fashion and Textile Design Distinction and First in Year 9 Physical Education Maddison Hughes

YEAR 10 ACADEMIC MERIT 10PCH AWARDS First in 10PCH English First in 10PCH Science Keelan Heesterman First in 10PCH Mathematics Keegan Russell First in 10PCH Social Studies Beryl De Guzman 10JOM AWARDS First in 10JOM English Lawrence Henderson-Ereatara First in 10JOM Mathematics Lily Skews First in 10JOM Social Studies First in 10JOM Science Joel Tawera 10GRR AWARDS First in 10GRR English Macayla Parkins First in 10GRR Mathematics Emily Hunt First in 10GRR Social Studies

First in 10NEM Mathematics Rameka Pohatu-Hawkins First in 10NEM Social Studies Annabel McCallum First in 10NEM Science Ruby Schmidt 10JMA AWARDS First in 10JMA English First in 10JMA Social Studies Ruma Miah First in 10JMA Mathematics First in JMA Science Jiale Zhou 10THU AWARDS First in 10THU English Luka Skogstad First in 10THU Mathematics Steven Fungsoongnern First in 10THU Social Studies First in 10THU Science Hannah McKinley 10RPO AWARDS irst in 10RPO English First in 10RPO Mathematics Celine Berry First in 10RPO Social Studies Marcus Le Monnier First in 10RPO Science Jaidyn Russell 10STC AWARDS First in 10STC English Erika Richmond First in 10STC Mathematics First in 10STC Science Tegan McGhie First in 10STC Social Studies Riley Gough

Emily Morgan


Distinction in Year 9 Japanese

First in 10GRR Science

First in 10TBL English

Distinction and First in Year 9 Product Design

Isaac Winterson

Amber Kenny First in 10TBL Mathematics

Maddison Palmer

10NEM AWARDS First in 10NEM English

First in 10TBL Science

Lily Andrews

Distinction in Year 9 Digital Technology


Distinction and First in Year 9 Drama

Thomas Haszard

Honore Pirret

Vinnie Harrison

First in 10TBL Social Studies Jason Dutton

YEAR 10 ACADEMIC DISTINCTION Distinction in Year 10 Dance

Distinction and First in Level Three Te Reo


Teina Kihirini

Jacob Tollison

Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Year 10 Mathematics

Amber Bisley

Keegan Russell

Distinction in Year 10 Physical Education

Distinction in Year 10 Media Studies

Cassy Lemon

Distinction in Year 10 English Raniera Wairau

Distinction in Year 10 Product Design Elijah Casson Distinction in Year 10 Food Technology Erena Clarke-Boyle Distinction in Year 10 Physical Education Hannah Hunt Distinction and First in Year 10 Music Jacob Reeve Distinction and First in Year 10 Dance Jennifer Boyd Distinction in Year 10 Product Design Lawrence Henderson-Ereatara Distinction in Year 10 Physical Education Maia Colman-Savage Distinction and First in Year 10 Product Design Megan Godwin Distinction in Year 10 Physical Education Myrakyll Keelan-Heke Distinction in Year 10 English Samantha Eaglestone Distinction in Year 10 Physical Education Samuel Ramsay Distinction in Year 10 Media Studies Stella Hinton Distinction and First in Year 10 Digital Technology

Distinction in Year 10 Food Technology Distinction in Year 10 Business Studies Ruma Miah Distinction in Year 10 Art Distinction in Year 10 DVC Waimea Craig Distinction in Year 10 Media Studies Distinction in Year 10 Science Amie Hazelwood Distinction in Year 10 Art Distinction in Year 10 English Emily Brookes Distinction in Year 10 English Distinction in Year 10 Social Studies Emma Norman Distinction in Year 10 Mathematics Distinction in Year 10 Science Matt Cuckow Distinction in Year 10 Food Technology Distinction and First in Year 10 Fashion and Textile Design Jocelyn Love

WELCOME AWARDS YEAR 9 Chante-Sophia Toko Dyer Dylan Costello Jess Webb Jorja Wigzell Manu Edwards

Brooklyn Woodcock Jessika Peterson Teina Kirinihi Cherish Maui Haipeng Jiang Kael Williams Malachi Taiapa Vencent Gray

OUTSTANDING AWARDS YEAR 9 Distinction in Year 9 Music Distinction in Year 9 Health Distinction in Year 9 Science Cody Baker Distinction in Year 9 Art Distinction in Year 9 DVC Distinction in Year 9 English Polly Colquhoun Distinction in Year 9 English Distinction in Year 9 Business Studies Distinction and First in Year 9 Health Sascha MacDonald Distinction in Year 9 Music Distinction in Year 9 Science Distinction in Year 9 English Gabriel Barlow Distinction in Year 9 Media Studies Distinction in Year 9 Mathematics Distinction and First in Year 9 Food Technology Distinction and First in Year 9 Business Studies Amy Bagley

Distinction in Year 9 Physical Education Distinction in Year 9 Mathematics Distinction in Year 9 English Distinction and First in Year 9 Dance

Jack Brough

Royden Hoggett

Maia Bassett

Distinction and First in Year 10 Te Reo Maori

Kaitlyn Cornelissen

Distinction in Year 9 Te Reo Maori

Kate Weaver

Distinction in Year 9 Business Studies

Shadae Stevens

Quinn O’Gorman

Distinction in Year 9 Health


Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Year 9 Social Studies Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Year 9 English Sasha Sharma Distinction in Year 9 Product Design Distinction in Year 9 Food Technology Distinction in Year 9 Science Distinction in Year 9 English Distinction in Year 9 Social Studies Distinction and First in Year 9 DVC Cora Davison Distinction in Year 9 Art Distinction in Year 9 Product Design Distinction in Year 9 Mathematics Distinction in Year 9 English

Kade Lindsay Distinction in Year 10 Product Design Distinction and First in Year 10 Physical Education Distinction and First in Year 10 Business Studies Joel Tawera Distinction in Year 10 Science Distinction and First in Year 10 Drama Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Year 10 Social Studies Beryl De Guzman Distinction in Year 10 Mathematics Distinction in Year 10 Japanese Distinction in Year 10 DVC Distinction and First in Year 10 Art

Distinction in Year 9 Social Studies

Hayley Smith

Distinction and First in Year 9 Digital Technology

Distinction in Year 10 Science

Distinction in Year 10 Drama

Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Year 9 Science

Distinction in Year 10 English

Braden Cooper

Distinction and First in Year 10 Food Technology

YEAR 10 Distinction in Year 10 Health Distinction in Year 10 English Distinction in Year 10 Social Studies Paige Dempsey Distinction in Year 10 Digital Technology Distinction in Year 10 Mathematics Distinction in Year 10 Social Studies Blake Manson Distinction in Year 10 Drama Distinction in Year 10 Science Distinction in Year 10 Social Studies Ethin Templeton Distinction in Year 10 Digital Technology Distinction in Year 10 Physical Education Distinction in Year 10 Mathematics Rana Cetinturk Distinction in Year 10 Science Distinction in Year 10 Social Studies Distinction in Year 10 Mathematics

Distinction in Year 10 Social Studies

Paige Flashoff Distinction in Year 10 Art Distinction in Year 10 Mathematics Distinction in Year 10 Science Distinction in Year 10 English Distinction in Year 10 Japanese

Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Year 10 Social Studies Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Year 10 Science Keelan Heesterman PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS Turner Family Trophy for Excellence in Junior Sport and Culture Keelan Heesterman Karamu High School Cup for the Junior Sportswoman of the Year Rana Cetinturk Karamu High School Cup for the Junior Sportsman of the Year Brock Coulbeck Karamu High School General Excellence Cup for All Round Excellence in Year 9 Maia Bassett Karamu High School Cup for Year 9 Academic Excellence Braden Cooper RSA Scholarship for a Year 9 student who is performing well and does not currently hold a Scholarship Cora Davison Karamu High School General Excellence Cup for All Round Excellence in Year 10

Distinction and First in Year 10 DVC

Paige Flashoff

Kendra Coombe

Karamu High School Cup for Year 10 Academic Excellence

Distinction in Year 10 Digital Technology Distinction in Year 10 Physical Education

Keelan Heesterman

Distinction in Year 10 Mathematics Distinction in Year 10 Business Studies Distinction and First in Year 10 Media Studies Distinction and First in Year 10 Extension Music Distinction and First in Year 10 Health Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Year 10 English



Mills Trophy for Senior Boys’ Swimming Champion Jamie Hollway

Karamu High School Trophy for Senior Chess Champion Luca Dunstan

Best Senior Girls’ Softball Player

Mills Trophy for Senior Girls’ Swimming Champion

Nastashia Ngawhika

Griffiths Cup for Boys’ Open Singles Tennis Champion

Tia Ward

Griffiths Cup for Girls’ Open Singles Tennis Champion

Karamu High School Trophy for Excellence in in Senior Girls’ Canoe Polo

Tiana Edwards

Isaac Hinton

Sara Renall

Karamu High School Cup for Best Senior Girls’ Cricket Player Molly Fothergill

Taylor Trophy for Most Outstanding Senior Girls’ Hockey Player Tamar Hoogendoorn

Karamu High School Cup for the Best Boys’ Hockey Player Jorge Fothergill

Karamu High School Cup for Boys’ Most Valued Senior Basketball Player Joshua Matthews

Clark Cup for Boys’ Badminton Champion Alexander Rabanal

Clark Cup for Girls’ Badminton Champion Kahurangi Stevens

Rex Wilson Trophy for Senior Boys’ Athletics Champion Linkin Smith

Karamu High School Trophy for Most Outstanding Golfer Dylan Bagley

Karamu High School Trophy for Excellence in in Senior Boys’ Canoe Polo Jacob McNeil

I.G. Field Cup for Best Overall Shooter Oliver Wiggins-Crowe

Karamu Cup for Senior Girls’ Cross Country Champion Ruby Brett

Karamu High School Cup for Best Intermediate Debater Jessica Shoemark

Karamu High School Cup for Best Intermediate Speech Board Results

Karamu High School Cup for Girls’ Most Valued Senior Basketball Player

Sophie Jones

Karamu High School Cup for Most Valued Senior Netball Player

Khalael Uelese

Karamu High School Cup for Best Senior Music Performance Karamu High School Cup for Senior Maori Oratory Jemma Green

Tia Lewis

Judith Bartlett Cup for Best Senior Speech Board Results

Blake/Caccioppoli Cup for the Most Outstanding Girl Rugby Player

Toastmasters Trophy for Leadership and Communication

Best Senior Female Ki o Rahi Player Raegan Robinson

Baxendine Trophy for Senior Girls’ Athletics Champion

Cameron Young


Best Senior Girls’ Touch Player

Distinction in Level One Art

Cortez Te Pou

Sophie Maddox

Allen Grey Silver Jubilee Cup for Best Boys’ Cricket Player

Distinction in Level One Art Madison Jack

Karamu High School Cup for Best Senior Boys’ Soccer Player

Distinction in Level One Digital Art

Karamu High School Cup for Senior Boys’ Cross Country Champion

Distinction and First in Level One Theatre Technology

Zac Burlace

Karamu High School Cup for Most Outstanding Rugby Player

Ethan Fairweather

Nakita Hildreth

Distinction in Level One Theatre Technology

Best Senior Boys’ Touch Player

Taniya Dawson

Karamu High School Trophey for Best Senior Male Ki o Rahi Player

Distinction and First in Level One Media Studies

Samuel Walton-Sexton

Rebecca Buckley


Amy Griffin

Karamu High School Cup for Best Senior Dance Performer Emily Coppell

Collins Drama Cup for Best Senior Performer Amy Griffiths

Karamu High School Cup for Best Senior Debater Abigail Kilkolly

Distinction and First in Level One Dance Distinction in Level One Dance Sarah Weaver

Distinction and First in Level One Hospitality Grace Mentzer

Distinction in Level One Hospitality Cassia Rosvall

Distinction in Level One Hospitality Britney Gene Bragancia


Distinction and First in Level 1 Product Design Rhys Tamanui

Distinction in Level One Product Design Joshua Metelerkamp

Distinction and First in Level One Building Industry Bradley Hughes

Distinction in Level One Building Industry Bo Rolleston-Wepa

Distinction and First in Level One Digital Technology Jahnie Chatterton

Distinction in Level Two Physical Education

Distinction and First in Level One Fashion and Textile Design

Jack Burns

Hannah Mackay

Karamu High School Cup for Best Level One Technology Student Kate Browning

ACADEMIC DISTINCTION AWARDS – LEVEL TWO Karamu High School Print for Distinction and First in Level Two Photography Ellie McGhee

Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Level One DVC

Distinction in Level Two Photography

Distinction in Level One DVC

Sophie Law

Maggie Costello Natassja Lawas

Distinction in Level One Physical Education

Libby O’Hanlon Distinction in Level Two Photography Distinction and First in Level Two Design

Distinction and First in Level Two Science Anna Barbridge Distinction in Level Two Science Breanna McRae Distinction in Level Two Sport Te Aatakura Smith Distinction in Level Two Mathematics Dean Polak Distinction in Level Two Biology Maddison Dender Distinction in Level Two Mathematic with Statistics Ruby Brett Distinction and First in Level Two Product Design

Danielle Van Schaik

Zac Burlace

Karamu High School Print for Best Overall Student in Level Two Art

Distinction in Level Two Product Design

Hannah Bursnall

Blake Tressider

Crystal Hapuku-Te Nahu

Distinction in Level One Science

Distinction and First in Level Two Media Studies

Distinction and First in Level Two Food Technology

Distinction in Level One English

Lian Hontalba

Tegan Wroe

Distinction and First in Level One Sport

Mitchell Huisman Renee Taylor

Distinction in Level One English Harrison Small

Distinction in Level One English Meg Lindsay

Distinction in Level One Geography Ella Lindsay-Smith

Distinction in Level One History Jorja Connell

Distinction in Level One Music Karamu High School Print for Best Level One Composer Mackenzie Vercoe

Distinction in Level One Art Distinction in Level One Science Sara Renall

Distinction in Level One Digital Art


Distinction in Level One Mathematics

Distinction and First in Level Two Maori Performing Arts Haka a Tore Trophy for Best Senior Maori Performing Arts Student Te Waiarani Randell Distinction and First in Level Two/Three Theatre Technology Clayton Hughes Karamu High School Trophy for Distinction and First in Level Two Physical Education Isaac Hinton Karamu High School Print for the Best Level Two Music Composer Tadhg Stephens Distinction in Level Two Physical Education Cortez Te Pou

Felicity Johnstone Distinction in Level Two Hospitality Ashleigh Mildenhall Distinction and First in Level Two/Three Fashion and Textile Design Jessica Horsefield Distinction in Level Two DVC Amelia Hunt Distinction in Level Two English Abigail Kilkolly Distinction and First in Level Two Te Reo Christina Nikera-Winitana Distinction and First in Level Two Tourism Lourdes Collier Distinction in Level Two Tourism Aaliyah Tangen-Wainohu Distinction in Level Two Business

Ella Tieman



Distinction and First in Level Two Art Painting

Distinction and First in Level Three Art Sculpture

Member of Project Prima Volta 2018/19


Distinction in Level Two English Rilee Prebensen Distinction and First in Level Two Art Sculpture Distinction in Level Two Photography Briar Fraser Distinction and First in Level Two Drama Distinction in Level Two English Georgia Goodsell Distinction in Level Two Music Distinction in Level Two Product Design Shakoa Puketapu Distinction in Level Two Physical Education Distinction in Level Two Biology Lucy McKay Distinction in Level Two Building Industry Distinction and First in Level Two Sport Ammon Kaio Distinction in Level Two Mathematic with Statistics Distinction and First in Level Two Business Studies Tyler Boyes Distinction and First in Level Two Biology Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Level Two English

Maja Sanders Distinction and First in Level Three Design

Music Lian Hontalba Dance

Jacob McNeil

Year 11 - 13 Dance Team Champions in the Dance New Zealand Made Hawke’s Bay Regionals

Distinction and First in Level Three Maori Performing Arts

Emily Coppell

Tyla-Rose Halton

Dance Year 11 - 13 Dance Team Champions in the Dance New Zealand Made Hawke’s Bay Regionals

Ellison Cup for the Best Level Three Music Student Khalael Uelese Karamu High School Cup for the Best Senior Technology Student Jorge Fothergill Distinction and First in Level Three Physical Education Taylor Thorpe-Loversuch Distinction in Level Three Physical Education Amy Saunders Distinction in Level Three Mathematics with Statistics Melinda Pope New Zealand School of Tourism Award for Distinction and First in Level Three Tourism Natasha King Distinction and First in Level Three Geography Ashleigh Thorpe-Loversuch

Amber Flashoff

Clothier Cup for Distinction and First in Level Three English

Distinction and First in Level Two Building Industry

Distinction in Level Three English

Cameron Young

Distinction and First in Level Two Automotive

Reanna Browning

Courtney Hatton

Jacinda Grace

Best Enhanced Learning Student

Distinction in Level Two English

Distinction in Level Three English

Distinction and First in Level Two History

Distinction and First in Level Three Photography

Thomas Steinmann

Reece Sullivan

Jaime Mossman Dance Year 11 - 13 Dance Team Champions in the Dance New Zealand Made Hawke’s Bay Regionals Hannah Norfolk Dance Year 11 - 13 Dance Team Champions in the Dance New Zealand Made Hawke’s Bay Regionals Briar Fraser Dance Year 11 - 13 Dance Team Champions in the Dance New Zealand Made Hawke’s Bay Regionals Erika Balestie Diaz Dance Year 11 - 13 Dance Team Champions in the Dance New Zealand Made Hawke’s Bay Regionals Hope McCleland Dance Year 11 - 13 Dance Team Champions in the Dance New Zealand Made Hawke’s Bay Regionals Sarah Weaver Dance Year 11 - 13 Dance Team Champions in the Dance New Zealand Made Hawke’s Bay Regionals Winner Solo Section at Dance New Zealand Made Hawke’s Bay Regionals Amy Griffin


SPORT HONOURS Canoe Polo National Secondary School Tournament Team Selection Selected and Played for the Hawke’s Bay A1 Canoe Polo team Netball Selected and Played for the Manawatu U19 Netball team Tia Lewis

Canoe Polo


Representing Hawke’s Bay/Poverty Bay Greenwood Cup in the (Mens Premier stroke play Comp)


Represented Hawke’s Bay in the Shand Cup Represented Hawke’s Bay in the New Zealand Junior Provincials Selected for Hawke’s Bay Mens’ Interprovincial team for the Christchurch Tournament in November

Selected and Played for the Hawke’s Bay A1 Canoe Polo Team

Dylan Bagley

Selected and Captained the 2018 New Zealand Canoe Polo Development Team

Selected for the National Secondary Schools’ Ki O Rahi Tournament team

Amy Saunders Canoe Polo

Selected for National Secondary Schools’ Canoe Polo Tournament team Selected and Played for the Hawke’s Bay A1 Canoe Polo team Jacob McNeil Canoe Polo Selected for National Secondary Schools’ Canoe Polo Tournament team Selected and Played for the Hawke’s Bay A1 Canoe Polo team Sharnie O’Connor Cricket Played for Hawke’s Bay U18 Womens’ Cricket team Played for the Hawke’s Bay Womens’ Cricket team Molly Fothergill Equestrian Competed in Hawke’s Bay Mounted Games Association A team Placed First at Turangi Regional Equestrian Championships

Ki o Rahi

Selected for the Hawke’s Bay A1 Ki O Rahi team Raegan Robinson Clay Target Shooting North Island Open B Grade Champion Won the Hawke’s Bay Districts Double Rise, beating a previous world Champion

Selected for New Zealand U16 Talent Identification Camp Selected for TID Tournament team Member of Outcast Senior Mens’ Touch team that won the Fijian National Tournament Zac Brooker Clay Target Shooting Captain of the Karamu team for the second year and has led the team with distinction Won the North Island Secondary Schools’ Single Rise after a shootoff which also saw him qualify for a 100-straight badge 9th in Single Rise in the South Island Secondary Schools’ Championships Won several events in the Central and Lower North Island series

North Island Secondary Schools’ Single Barrel Champion

Competed with the “Royals Cheerleading Team”

Cameron Spargo Clay Target Shooting Second in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Single Rise Third in the South Island Single Rise Championships Selected as the top qualifier for the Hawke’s Bay provincial Fish & Game team in the Central and Lower North Island series, he was the only shooter to achieve a perfect score over a day, won the McCormick Cup for High Over All for this series


I.G. Field Cup for the top shooter at

Competed in Hawke’s Bay U24 Eventing team for North Island Regionals

Selected and played for Manawatu U16 Touch team

Daniel Stuart

Ella Lindsay-Smith


Oliver Wiggins-Crowe

Hawke’s Bay Provinial Open Junior Champion

Won the McClanahan Cup for Single Barrel, the Dean Cup for Point Score and was placed First in many of the series shoots. Selected in the Hawke’s Bay Club team which went on to win the Collinson Cup

Kate Browning


Selected for the Hawke’s Bay Mens’ Development Golf Squad


Fourth in the All American Cheerleading Showcase Teams’ Event Competed at NZCU 2018 Cheer and Dance New Zealand Nationals at Barfoot and Thompson Stadium The “Royals Cheerleaders Team” were crowned Senior Level 4 Champions Placed Third in Level 3 Individual Routine Libby O’Hanlon Athletics/ Road Race/ Steeple Chase Hastings/Gisborne Championships: U18 1st 100m, 1st 200m, 1st 400m Selected to represent Hastings/Gisborne at New Zealand Club Nationals Hawke’s Bay/East Coast Schools’ Championships: 2nd 400m, 2nd 200m Selected to represent Hawke’s Bay/ East Coast at the North Island


Shotput Champion

Hawke’s Bay Club Championships U16 3rd. Hastings/Gisborne Club Championships U16 2nd

South Island U18 Champion (Holds the South Island record)

Selected to represent Hawke’s Bay/ Gisborne at NZ Club Nationals. East Coast Schools Championships placed 4th Hastings/Gisborne Championships: U18 1st Selected to represent Hastings/ Gisborne at the New Zealand Championships. East Coast Schools Championships placed 2nd Ruby Brett

Clay Target Shooting Hawke’s Bay Districts Open B Grade Single Rise Champion Won the Furnware Trophy for High Overall in Round Six of the Central and Lower North Island Series Runner up in the Hawke’s Bay Clay Target Club Single Rise Championship after an extended shoot-off Won several events in the Central and Lower North Island series Jesse Kereru Clay Target Shooting Integral part of the Karamu Team who were placed 2nd in the Central and Lower North Island series Third in the Hamilton Boys’ shoot One of the three Karamu shooters who qualified for the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Single Rise shootoff, the only team in NZ to achieve this

Australasian Title (Women’s Heavyweight) Rhiannon Wooster

Broke and set new Hawke’s Bay Gisborne under 18 record with 21.27 metres(5kg shot)


Ranked No/2 New Zealand U20

Selected, played and Captained New Zealand ISA U16

Set new Hawke’s Bay Gisborne U20 record of 18.87 metres(6kg shot) Ranked No/3 New Zealand Senior Mens’ Shotput Set new Hawke’s Bay Gisborne Senior Mens record by over 2 metres 16.72m (7.26kg shot) Finalist in the Junior Sportsman of the year Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards Hawke’s Bay Secondary School Male Athlete of the Year Hawke’s Bay Secondary School Male Sportsman Of the Year Nick Palmer Cycling Placed First Queen of the Mountain in the Hawke’s Bay Hub Tour Placed Fourth Overall in the Bev May Morrinsville Womens’ Tour Placed Fourth Overall in the Central Hawke’s Bay U17 Junior Tour

Selected and played for Waikato U18 Girls team

Selected and played for New Zealand ISA U18 Nastashia Ngawhika

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Distinction in Level One Art Distinction in Level One Science Distinction and First in Level One Japanese Tia Tahau Distinction in Level One Mathematics Distinction in Level One Science Distinction in Level One English Distinction and First in Level One Business Studies Ryan Olsen Cup for Distinction and First in Business Studies Melody James

Place Tenth in New Zealand Age Group Road Nationals Road Race “Northern Tour”

Distinction in Level One Media Studies

First Place in New Zealand U 19 Cyclocross Championships

Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First Equal in Level One Physical Education

Aimee Shaw

Distinction in Level One Business Studies


Sophie Jones

Part of team who placed 5th in the South Island Secondary Schools’ Skeet Championship

Te Matau A Maui (Hawke’s Bay Maori) U18

Distinction in Level One Mathematics

Te Tini A Maui (Central Districts Maori U18)

Distinction in Level One Science


New Zealand Maori U18

Distinction in Level One Business Studies

Max Crossan

Ranked No. 1 IAAF World U18

Member of the New Zealand 7’s Invitation Selection that won the Thailand Mens’ Championship

Represented New Zealand at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Finland

Samuel Walton-Sexton

4th in Australian U20 Championships

Karate New Zealand National Title (Women’s Heavyweight) in “Kyokushin”


New Zealand Secondary Schools’

Karamu High School Cup for the Best Social Science Student in Level One Distinction and First in Level One Geography Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First Equal in Level One Physical Education Tiana Edwards


Distinction in Level One Science

Distinction and First in Level Two Physics

Distinction and First in Level Two Geography

Distinction and First in Level One History

Lachlan Costello Distinction in Level Two Design

Karamu High School Cup for the Best Overall Level Two Sciences Student

Caroline Glen

Distinction in Level Two Chemistry

Distinction in Level One Media Studies

Distinction in Level Two Physics

Distinction in Level One Mathematics

Distinction in Level One Drama Distinction in Level One English

Distinction in Level Two Biology

Distinction in Level One Business Studies

Distinction in Level 2 History

Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Level One Mathematics

Distinction in Level Two Geography Distinction and First in Level Two Mathematics with Statistics

Steel Cup for Distinction and First in Level One Science

Dylan Bagley

Jamie Hollway

Distinction and First in Level Two/Three Music

Distinction in Level One Science Distinction in Level One Japanese Distinction in Level One English Distinction in Level One History Erika Balestie Diaz Distinction and First in Level One Drama Distinction in Level One Mathematics Karamu High School Cup for Distinction and First in Level One English Jessica Shoemark Distinction in Level One Media Studies Distinction in Level One Mathematics Distinction in Level One Science Distinction in Level One English Distinction and First in Level One Te Reo Romona Wainohu Distinction in Level One Art Distinction in Level One Mathematics Distinction in Level One English Lexi Trotter Di Fairley Cup for Distinction and First in Level One Music Distinction in Level One Mathematics Distinction in Level One Science Alice Liu Distinction in Level Two Mathematics Distinction in Level Two Chemistry


Xanthia Coombe

Distinction and First in Level Two Dance

Esme McDonald Cup for the Best Level Two Music Student Distinction in Level Two Mathematics with Statistics Tia Ward Distinction in Level Two Design Distinction in Level Two Media Studies Distinction in Level Two Mathematics Distinction and First in Level Two Digital Technology Karamu High School Cup for the Best Senior Computing Student Darian Culver Distinction in Level Two Painting Distinction in Level Two Mathematics Distinction in Level Two English Distinction in Level Two History Distinction and First in Level Two DVC Rachel Torreno Distinction in Level Two Media Studies Distinction in Level Two Mathematic with Statistics Distinction in Level Two English

J & C Struthers Print for Distinction and First in Level Two Mathematics Benjamin Colquhoun Distinction and First in Level Three Art Painting Distinction and First in Level Three DVC Distinction in Level Three Mathematics with Statistics Bignell Cup for the Best Student in Level Three Art Caitlin Mannell Distinction in Level Three Photography Distinction and First in Level Three Dance Distinction and First in Level Two/Three Theatre Technology Emily Coppell Distinction in Level Three Chemistry Distinction and First in Level Three Mathematics with Statistics Anna Couchman Cup for Distinction and First Equal in Level Three History Acacia Fairweather Distinction in Level Three Biology Distinction in Level Three Physics Distinction in Level Three Geography Jayden Taylor Distinction in Level Three English Distinction and First in Level Three Drama Michelle Smith Cup for Distinction and First in Level Three Business Studies Amy Griffiths Distinction and First in Level Three Mathematics with Calculus

Sophie Williams

Distinction and First in Level Three Biology

Distinction and First in Level Two Chemistry

Distinction and First in Level Three Chemistry

Distinction and First in Level Two Physics

Distinction and First in Level Three Physics

Anna Couchman Cup for Distinction and First Equal in Level Three History Somerville Cup for Best Overall in Level Three Mathematics

EIT Year 13 Scholarship Hannah Norfolk EIT Year 13 Scholarship

Jaime Mossman

Paige Morgan EIT Year 13 Scholarship


Emily Coppell EIT Year 13 Scholarship

ADVANCED ASB TEACHING CERTIFICATES Cameron Young Abigail Masengi Sahibpreet Kaur HEAD STUDENTS PRINCIPALS AWARDS Principals’ Award for Deputy Head Boy Nick Palmer Principals’ Award for Deputy Head Girl Jaime Mossman Principals’ Award for Head Boy Cameron Young Principals’ Award for Head Girl Amy Saunders

Karalea Halton EIT Year 13 Scholarship

Auckland University Top Achievers Scholarship Jaime Mossman Auckland University Top Achievers Scholarship Abigail Masengi Victoria University Kahotea Scholarship Hawke’s Bay Course Expo Scholarship Amy Griffiths Otago University Academic Excellence Scholarship


Cameron Young

Hastings District Council Grant Tyla-Rose Halton


New Zealand School of Tourism Grant Natasha King Victoria University of Wellington Tangiwai Scholarship Amy Saunders Waikato University Scholarship Bayley Baxter-Kirby Canterbury University Emerging Leaders Scholarship Nick Palmer

EIT SCHOLARSHIPS Tia Lewis EIT Year 13 Scholarship Keagan Klempel EIT Year 13 Scholarship Maja Sanders EIT Year 13 Scholarship Nathan McCourt EIT Year 13 Scholarship Hannah Foulkes

Wi Rangi Wiremu Whaitiri Memorial Trophy for demonstrating Leadership across the School Jacob Kershaw-Horua Barker Cup for Sportsmanship Jayden Taylor

Te Taonga Trophy for Contribution to Maoritanga Tyla-Rose Halton Karamu High School Year 11 General Excellence Cup for Excellence in Academic, Sports and Culture Tiana Edwards Karamu High School Year 11 Academic Cup Jamie Hollway Karamu High School Year 12 General Excellence Cup for Excellence in Academic, Sport and Culture Tia Ward Karamu High School Year 12 Academic Cup Benjamin Colquhoun Karamu High School Prize for the Year 13 General Excellence Sir Paul Holmes Memorial Cup for the Year 13 General Excellence Amy Griffiths Karamu High School Prize for the Proxime Accessit to the Dux Clark Cup for Proxime Accessit to the Dux Caitlin Mannell Karamu High School Prize for the Dux Michael Hill Watch for the Dux Karamu High School Cup for Dux Jaime Mossman

Karamu High School Cup and Miniature for Sporting Excellence Samuel Walton-Sexton Roff Cup and Miniature for the Senior Sportsman of the Year MacLeod Cup for Service to ExtraCurricular Activities Nick Palmer Lucas Cup and Miniature for the Senior Sportswoman of the Year Tia Lewis Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Bayley Baxter-Kirby Karamu High School Cup and Miniature for Cultural Excellence Cameron Young


Braden Cooper

Cora Davison

Keelan Heesterman

Maia Bassett

Bayley Baxter Kirby


Paige Flashoff

Amy Griffiths

Rana Cetinturk

Benjamin Colquhoun

Caitlin Mannell

Cameron Young

Jacob Kershaw Horua

Jayden Taylor

Tia Lewis

Nick Palmer

Tia Ward

Jaime Mossman

Jamie Hollway

Samuel Walton-Sexton

Tiana Edwards

Tyla-Rose Halton


9BER Back Row: Jack Brookes, James Dillon, IIiya Sorkin, Grace Puhara, Brodee Thomson, Kaitlyn Cornelissen, Ezera Faiumu

Middle Row: Rieff Andersen, Riley Tane, Jordyn Fitness, Keerat Singh, Uzmine Alam, Troy Volman, Jazmyn Johnstone, Kiarni Waera, Mr B Reay

Front Row: Moe Harleen Singh Bhandal, Zynnie Mete-Kemp, Mollie Motley, Jack Weaver, Hamesha Chhura, Emma Hocking, Cheydon Mulligan-Johnstone, Dominic Tonga Absent: Christopher Carr, Cameron Fausett-Carrell, Hailie Hollows, Tyler Howie, Daniel Inwood


Back Row: Kelly Wallace, Samantha Fargher, Nikita McGrail-Timms, Kaea Tomoana, Emily Martin, Annabel Elmsly, Emma Jarvis, Hayley Austin

Middle Row: Ashlee Cameron-Forsyth, Maddison Palmer, John Rose-Smissen, Kate Hastings, Jacob Player, Connor McAneney, Jared Anderson, Bryn Nelson, Harper Elliot, Mr B Tetley Front Row: Kate Moore, Quaylahzay Hape, Paia Williams, Roydon Hoggett,

Rebekah Metelerkamp, Azalea KellyTyler, Curtis McConaghty, Frasier Willan Absent: Ethan Lovie


Back Row: Ashanti Wallace, Stella Harbour, Kate Weaver, Polly Colquhoun, Journey Bell, Alex Horne, Alexx Godtschalk, Jorja Robertson

Middle Row: James Karnbach, Reiley Bartlett, Dylan Cooper, Jackson Yang, Simi Noa Thompson, Vaan Burlace, Jack Arcus, Stuart Morrell. Mr C Thompson Front Row: Charlotte Morse, Luke Stewart, Brooklyn Walker-Gifkins, Jordyn Nicholson, Kyla Morton, Alisha Crake, Jonathan Harbord, Hamish Wills


9KMA Back Row: Paige Hunter, Maia Bassett, Chiraag Chhura, Hamish MacKay, Henry Wiggins-Crowe, Corey Sullivan, Anaru Wairau, Janine de Wit, Riley Acraman

Middle Row: Chante-Sophia Toko-Dyer, Daniel Inwood, Ashleigh Gouldsmith, Braden Cooper, Chardanae Galgey, Rhiannon Groen, Suzanna Brandt, Lilah Pruckmuller-Brown, Kyra Byers, Mr K May Front Row: Sasha Sharma, Cody Baker, Amy Bagley, Shona Jenkinson, Ryleigh Monk, Calvin Millar, Gabriel Barlow, Cora Davidson


Back Row: Priscillaroze Kiwara, Gianni Akuhata, Caleb West, Spencer Greening, Mack Stevens, Mitchell Jones, Sophie Ward, Mrs H Crawford, Mr M Jamieson

Front Row: Joel Dunstan, Brooke Ferguson, Exzodia Cashmore, Connor Byford, Rayna Karauria, Quinn O’Gorman, Jhanna Roberts

9NFI Back Row: Parish Kelly-Harmer, Kavarn Moka, Ruby McEvoy, Annahdale Laau, Mya-Bella Hape, Seb Theobald, John Tapalla, Billy Kare Kare, Akaysha Williams

Middle Row: Robyn Hereaka, Milly Neighours, Jack Goodley, Harmony Kautai, Jacob Talagi, Daniel Mansell, Dylan Costello, Kaleb Bardell, Jakob Matthews, Mr N Field

Front Row: Caleb Butler, Kane McGregor, Liana McGregor, Kadene Wilson, Litisha Eru-Kennedy, Jessica Haerewa, Ra’eesha Saadiqhah, Josh Stephens


9PHA /KIC Back Row: Chase Benson, Brodie Hellyer, Fuisami Time, Sascha MacDonald, Dylan Summersby, Manu Edwards, Holand Marsh, Adrielle Gillespie Middle Row: Quinn Trotter, Tiaho O’Brien, Emma Randle, James Dawson, Tehya Te Puke-Cameron, Salati Vili, Ivan Hapuku-Te Nahu, Ms P Hati Front Row: Chantelle Foreman, Shyzeia Paul, Shayleah Pritchard, Christopher Carr, Xzayvia Stevens, Tamsyn Mercer, Julia Lee, Brylee Nilsson Absent: Thomas Marett


Back Row: Mya Mardon, Corbin Lee, Maddison Hughes, Courtney Walker, Thomas Bush, Ava Linnell, Katrina Marks, Frankie Foote, Abad Miah,

Middle Row: Hayden Hunt, Sienna Jones, Zach Hatton, Brianna McNaught, Alyssa Apatu, Sierra Poppelwell, Paige McRoberts, Anna-Lysse Richards, Mrs S Mills Front Row: Nikita Steffert, Elsa Youthed, Lachie MacGregor, Briah McGrail-Timms, Jess Webb, Callum Teddy, Hunter TophamMacKenzie, Erin Berg Absent: Barry Pirret, Leilani Williams

9VIP Back Row: Declan Jeffers, Jordan Connolly, Brenna Garland, William WepaHazel, Sam Holloway, Toby Bryan, June Sheardown, Krystal Mathews Middle Row: Jorja Wigzell, Lily Burns, Gabriel Moanaroa, Thomas Haszard, Jacob Buckrell, Ephraim Tawera, Daniel O’Connell, Maxine Mita, Mrs V Peffer

Front Row: Rory McKay, Linda Norman, Tessa Hollway, Katelyn Beck, Tumoana Tauranga, Grace Spooner, Emma Hope, Harrison Saunders

Absent: Lily Andrews, Sammy-Lee Christie, Rea Edmonds,


10GRR Back Row: Brooke Wilson, Jared Baker, Chase Winter, Emily Morgan, Mary Arkell, Shiloh Pope, Macayla Parkins, Myrakyll Keelan-Heke, Laura Walker

Middle Row: Isaac Winterson, Christopher Harbord, Jack Williams, Samuel Ramsay, Reggae Wallace, Alex Tangi, Brodie Mathieson, Kory Morgan, Olly Chilton, Mr G Ross Front Row: Seb Te Kani, Jamie-Lee Harrison, Ashlee Oliver, Emily Eldridge, Finn Jackson, Ellie Panton, Jessika Peterson, Absent: Jessika Peterson

10JMA Back Row: Ruma Miah, Pieta Offord, Xavier Te Tonga, Thomas Phillips, Megan Godwin, Jason Robin, Jiale Zhou Middle Row: Dylan Baker, Jack Gilchrist, Cameron Dryden, Waimea Craig, James Miles, Lachlan Cooper, Brooke Orviss, Matariki Lauder, Mr J Matthews

Front Row: Jennifer Boyd, Chloe Peterson, Nicole Thomson, Timira Ahmed, Lisa Barber, Brooke Boden, Georgia Perry, Molly Jensen Absent: Brad Good, Kiri Hereaka, Jordan Hume, Kavarn Kerisiano

10JOM Back Row: Ani Gillespie, Chalyse Torea, Lily Skews, Cassy Lemon, Jacob Tollison, Erena Clarke, Lakiya Neill, Karis Soanes Middle Row: Hannah Hunt, Paige Treneman, Flynn Duley, Wil Talagi, Joel Tawera, Jacob Reeve, Timara StevensLett, Shadae Stevens, Mr J Mallory

Front Row: Aiden Eaglestone, Aniah Chapman, Ella Hope, Treydon Chadwick, Samuel Robertson, Bree Gibson, Sophie Brookes, Aysha Saunders

Absent: Dylan Head, Lawrence Henderson, Lyrik Hepi, Te Analee Hooper, Holly Alve



Back Row: Aretoula Barbarouses, Erika Richmond, Lachie Carter, Kaea KershawHorua, Hamish Hemopo-Hartley

Middle Row: Hayden Moss, Trent McCann, Malachi Taiapa, Isabel Valdez, Riley Gough, Michael Tapson, Mr M Belz

Front Row: Gracie Kohi, Breanna Dacombe, Alana Hughes, Tegan McGhie, Aaliah Flanders-Newton, Oliver Christieson


Back Row: Caitlin Pincock, Paige Holmes, Hamish Thorburn, Sasha Terry, Brodie Harris, Josh Clifton, Jade Edmonds, Annabelle McCallum

Middle Row: Max Craft, Cameron Orr, Blake Harbord, Cruiz Tangen-Wainohu, Sam Williams, Brock Coulbeck, Rameka PohatuHawkins, Mr N Moir

Front Row: Alex Corbishley, Pierson Clement, Robert Wooster, Paige Tregonning, Honore Pirret, Courtney Wilson, Boss Kendrick, Marissa Hawthorn



Back Row: Maia Colman-Savage, Blake Manson, Paige Dempsey, Hayley Smith, Stella Hinton, KB ade Lindsay, Emma Norman, Lisa Fraser, Keegan Russell, Olivia Findon

Middle Row: Paige Flashoff, Isaac Robertshaw, Keelan Heestermann, Raniera Wairau, Elijah Casson, Marcus Krekeler, Matt Cuckow, Ethin Templeton, Zachary Bibby, Mr P Chamberlain

Front Row: Sammi Eaglestone, Rana Cetinturk, Amie Hazelwood, Gisella Edwards, Emily Brookes, Jack Brough, Kendra Coombe, Brooklyn Woodcock, Beryl De Guzman,



Back Row: Marcus Le Monnier, John Fua, Liam McRae, Yasmin Bishop, Ava Maxwell, Densil Phillips Middle Row: Jaidyn Russell, Jesharun Houia, Kael Williams, Emma Mansell, Nicolas Sopharux, Desrae Houia-Moke, Jahrome Bryant, Miss R Poirier

Front Row: Sienna Holdaway-Stevens, Kayla Anderson, George Christieson, Kendell Hansen, Nish-had Saiyad, Charlene Inguanzo, Amber Bisley

Absent: Tori Knox, Celine Berry, Nikitah Jardine

10TBL Back Row: Puhi Gotty-Simon, Kavarn Kerisiano, Vencent Gray, Jason Dutton, Joseph Roberts, Justin Liu, Mr T Blake

Front Row: Ashley McGrannachan, Ashton Anderson, Hannah Kerr, Traylan Hansen, Sebastian Jennings, Vinnie Harrison Absent: Jarome Bryan, Ryan Hannam, Amber Kenny, Trent McCann


Back Row: Katana Cherrington, Hannah McKinley, Luka Skogstad, Jordan Hume, Cypress Miller-Rapaea, Ben Gouldsborough, Gabriella Hanaray, Shane Tran

Middle Row: Callum Davison, Jorjah Harvey, Jaden Prest, Lyric Roberts, Steven Fungsoongnern, Mason Clark, Jordan Amy, Mr T Hunter

Front Row: Hayley Jones, Zedina Sedgwick, Karlin Painter-Dudley, Sarah Purcell-Rogers, Haipeng Jiang, Nikita Powell, Lashana Gempton, Tuhoe Vercoe Absent: Aiyahna Araia, Georgia Wilson



Back Row: Hannah Fua, Elise Keehan, Paige McLaren, Shaiann Halstead, Cassie Woolrich, Grace Menzter

Middle Row: Charlotte Leigh, Charlotte Hopkins, Jayde Badger, Sarah Weaver,

Payton Mills-Scott, Maddison Harding, Mrs A Cooper Front Row: Nicole Paramore, Cassia Rosvall, Georgie Brooker, Acacia Ramirez, Tyler Mumby, Sophia Pottinger


Back Row: Alexander Withington, Joshua Metelerkamp, Emily Burns, Harrison Small, Maggie Costello, Ethan Fairweather, Meg Lindsay Middle Row: Ella Lindsay-Smith, Te Raumati Te Aho-Chapple, Ryan Coombs, MacKenzie Vercoe, Renee Taylor, Pierre Bryne, Renee Saunders, Mrs A Price

Front Row: Benjamin Ward, Amy Godwin, Romy Luxford, Rebecca Buckley, Lily Burns, Pacey Torea, Shylah Jones, Courtney Jack Absent: Meghann O’Connor, Raturoa Vercoe


Back Row: Brianna Barrett-Chase, Memory Tangi, Aaliyah McRae, Nastashia Ngawhika, Anecia Ave, Miss A Whitlow

Front Row: Luana McKee-Warner, Tanyalia Tuhi, Aimee Shaw, Rachel Wilson, Willow Kohi, Max Taiapa-Powell

Absent: Kayley Newton



Back Row: Jahnie Chatterton, Stefan Marsh, Markis Walsh-Kingi, Michael Garland, Boston Atkenson, Mack Coady

Middle Row: Gabriel Fa’alele, Izaiah Te Wiata, Ehan Crosbie, Toby Kupa, Christian Jordan, Mr B Wardrope

Front Row: Jonzy Benipayo, Cole Vujcich, Lee Paku-Mokau, Alex Weaver, Alexander Rabanal, Taylor Wakely Absent: Daniel Fraser

11EMA Back Row: Dallas Martini-Hohaia, Corbyn Te Whaiti, Rhys Tamanui, Jobe Ngamotu, Mr E Martin

Front Row: Riley Walton-Sexton, Jesse Kereru, Zenith Logan, Cullen Abraham-Smith, Jackson Whitfield, Zac Brooker

Absent: Dazzler Mulligan-Johnstone, Ellis Fa’alele


Back Row: Molly Fothergill, Rachel Hunt, Shantalia Dunn, Tamara-Lee Richards, Amber Hollings-Haddon Middle Row: Kate Browning, Georgia Wilson, Caitlin Davis, Tashi Gracefield, Megan Entwistle, Brooke Wills, Mrs F MacDonald

Front Row: Amy Griffin, Sophie Maddox, Britrney Gene Bragancia, Brooke Hemmings, Jorja Connell, Olivia Cacace, Alys Jeffries Absent: Keira Wilder



Back Row: McKenzie Harding, Lily-Belle Heremaia, Samantha Makris, Milly Scott Middle Row: Taniya Dawson, Yasmine Hassan, Katie Tapara, Victoria Priest, Miss J Primmer Front Row: Emma Morrison, Kaylee Martini-Hohaia, Lily Byford, Crystal Hapuku-Te Nahu, Brooklyn Kennedy

Absent: Journey Campus, Jorgia WalfordBennett, Daeshana Winiata, Kyriah Witoko


Back Row: Adam Brookes, Sophie Jones, Tia Tahau, Hannah Hansen, Andrew Alves, Ondre Hapuku-Lambert, Romona Wainohu, Hannah Mackay, Tiana Edwards Middle Row: Amelia Brougham, Jamie Hollway, Caroline Glen, Tobi Wells, Flynn Mercer, Cherish Kotuhi, Mitchell Huisman, Kayla Stephens, Jessica Shoemark, Mrs K van Rijk

Front Row: Luke Barlow, Hazel Millar, Charlene Fun-nell, Madison Jack, Erika Balestie Diaz, Lexi Trotter, Sara Renall, Alice Liu, Melody James Absent: Van Acraman


Back Row: Sean Marshall, Shayden Arahanga, Nikau MacGregor-Bishop, Bradley Hughes, Mr L Harmer,

Front Row: Jace Chenery, Hikaru Yoshino, Mahara Nathan-Pene, Tiaki Mildon, Findlay Murdoch Absent: Ramon Boyce



Back Row: Cherish-Lee Kyle, EranaKawa Whatarau, Mia McLeish, Mekhi White, Scarlett Bradley, Courtney Orviss

Middle Row: Jessica Snow, Tegan Wroe, Janaia Greening, Georgia Springer, Jordan Heeney, Mrs P Woodmass

Front Row: Jayde Gartner, Nakita Hildreth

Absent: Paige Nordstrom, Natassja Dominique Lawas, Nelle Danika Lawas


Back Row: Larissa O’Driscoll, Kassius Downes, Ethan Poppelwell, CJ Solomona, Calena Wilson, Mrs R Tiuka

Front Row: Logan Mason, Connor Auckram, Liam Clarke, Shauntayne Howie, Jaden Kaimoana-Kotuhi, Bo RollestonWepa


Back Row: Briar Fraser, Rhiannon Wooster, Tia Ward, Erin Fraser, TK Smith, Libby O’Hanlon Middle Row: Hannah Bursnall, Amy Richardson, Danielle Van Schaik, Emma Varcoe, Sydney Crawford, Ellie McGhee

Front Row: Stazia Hoskin, Georgia Goodsell, Maddison Dender, Brooke Foster, Molly Hooper-Gilmore, Tyla Dillon

Absent: Ruby Brett, Piper Jones, Mrs A Roberts



Back Row: Blair Berg, Ben Randle, Cameron Spargo, Quinten Rutten, Zak Wallace, Andrew Tong

Middle Row: Jake Perry, Tyrin Walker, Joshua Walford, Zac Burlace, Logan Seymour, Mitchell Raison, Mr C Cummins Front Row: Kade Hall, Charles Spooner, Lars Stevenson, Dane Skogstad, Copper Jackson, Travis Martin Absent: Trent Beale, Jacob Ansell, Jack Raggett


Back Row: Breanna McRae, Amelia Hunt, Abigail Kilkolly, Jacob Astridge, Jayden Griffiths, Courtney Thompson, Samuel Raggett Middle Row: Tyler Boyes, Raegan Robinson, Reon McKeesick, Dylan Dempsey, Cian Stafford, Shae McKenzie, Mitchell Knowles, Briar McKinley, Ms H Glenny

Front Row: Jessica Abelson, Rhian Hanara, Lucy McCallum, Ereina Tonihi, Meg Ryan, Jasmine Fannin, Katherine Levick, Jade Ubels

Absent: Tamar Hoogendoorn, Cortez Te Pou, Hannah Rikkers, Charli-Boston Wynyard


Back Row: Hannah Le Monnier, Honey Mclean, Charm Sandilands, Hastings Laau, Lagi Magele-Timu

Middle Row: Kahlee Cameron, Rasharn Epere, Courtney Hatton, Nora PaulHapuku, Miss J Dawson

Front Row: Christina Nikera-Winitana, Xanthe Baker, Aaliyah Tangen-Wainohu, Kayla Lowe, Amelia Wigzell, Chanelle Bond

Absent: April Kihirini, Jorja Fryer, Tetris Mohi



Back Row: Mya Stothers, Lourdes Collier, Lauren Hunt, Kerinza Benjamin, Beverley Hussey, Miracle Wereta

Middle Row: Georgia Lawes, ToriAnalee Houkamau, Jessica Young, Danielle Bailey, Raiha Winterburn, Ashleigh Mildenhall, Ms J Veen

Front Row: Te Waiarani Randell, Leah Stanford, Jemma Green, Sophie Law, Georgia MacGregor, Brooke Gude, Rachel Torreno


Back Row: Dayton Tuhi, Max Crossan, Samuel Bradley, Blake Tresidder, Zac Arkell

Middle Row: Kayden Lomas, Joshua Haddon Hollings, Azaleas Quiton, Daniel Stuart, Caleb Williams, Mitchell Heney, Mr J Kite

Front Row: Carl Henry Inguanzo, Brent Jay Bragancia, Zane Beckham, Steven Heke, Luke Berry, Ethan Hope

Absent: Logan Hunter, Liam Watt


Back Row: Abdul Khan, Lewis Funnell, Jeremy Bixley, Kade Jacobs, Raturoa Munro

Middle Row: Te Otane Harrison, Rylee Clayton, Linkin Smith, Ammon Kaio, Jae Paipa, Nathan Parkins, Mr J Wright

Front Row: Robert Bailey, Jonty Tresidder, Clayton Hughes, Te Hihiko Edwards, Ethyn Georgetti-Brown, Jesse Soanes, Absent: Robert Bailey, Linkin Smith



Back Row: Rawinia Hekau, Anna Barbridge, Monique Peard, Jade Gude, Autumn Bates

Middle Row: Pearl Burrell, Katie Scales, Morgan Macaulay, Camryn Watson, Victoria Sammons, Miss L McElwee Front Row: Ayla Miller, Ella Tieman, Hope McCleland, Nerida Marshall, Olivia Cherry Absent: Danielle Finlayson


Back Row: Shakoa Puketapu, Jack Burns, Jack Garvey, Dylan Bagley, Ethany Gibson, Darian Culver, Liam Byers, Sam Bailey, Tadhg Stephens, Te Au Skipworth

Middle Row: Thomas Steinman, Kahurangi Stevens, Benjamin Colquhoun, Oliver Wiggins-Crowe, Liam Walker, Dean Polak, Jake Snow, Isaac Hinton, Lachlan Costello Front Row: Lian Hontalba, Sophie Williams, Xanthia Coombe, Jacinta Foreman, Lucy McKay, Amber Flashoff, Felicity Johnstone, Rilee Prebensen, Jessica Rix Absent: Miss M Calkoen

L2 Photography Camp 150

13LUW Back Row: Bayley Baxter-Kirby, LilyBelle Pohatu, Mikayla Harrison-Franco, Sharnie O’Connor, Leiana-Marie Cherrington, Shannon Minogue, TylaRose Halton

Middle Row: Capri Hollis, Azariah Sebley-Newton, Jacob Kershaw-Horua, Ethan Hope, Millie Hannam, Rome Nicholson, Zac Flowers, Mr L Weber Front Row: Monique Boyd, Jahanna Boden, Amy Griffiths, Camryn Toki, Kate Jarvis, Sela Tupou, Sahibpreet Kaur, Nesha Mete, Portia Sutherland

Absent: Te Wairama Te Aho-Chapple

13MCD Back Row: Amy Saunders, Hannah Foulkes, Jasper Temburu, Reece Sullivan, Liam Robson, Jayden Taylor, Jamie Mossman, Michaela Edwards, Claire Barrett, Reanna Browning, Tia Lewis

Middle Row: James Gowan, Romayne Araia, Joshua Matthews, Cameron Young, Khalael Uelese, Luca Dunstan, Nick Palmer, Ashleigh ThorpeLoversuch, Hannah Nofolk, Mr R McDade Front Row: Jason Yan, Ryley Clark, Melinda Pope, Hannah Chrisselle Leynes, Acacia Fairweather, Paige Morgan, Renee Blackman, Sara Hazelwood, Abigail Masengi, Taylor Thorpe-Loversuch

13VWA Back Row: Caitlin Mannell, Keagan Klempel, Olivia Wilkins, Nathan McCourt, Quinn Heeney, Maja Sanders, Jorge Fothergill, Emma Stephenson, Karalea Halton Middle Row: John Rouse, Samuel Walton-Sexton, Ricky Samways, Jacob McNeil, Taine Doyle, Luke Kupa, Shani Ross, James Morley, Mrs V Watson

Front Row: Jessica Horsefield, Natasha King, Mia Sutton, Libby O’Hanlon, Ashlee Cunningham-Johnson, Jacinda Grace, Gustav Hendricks, Caitlin Robin Absent: Zofika Rehana


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