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N a eN a e Colleg e TE REO K URA 2009

Painting by James Graves

Contents 51 52 53 54 56 58 59 61 62 62 63

Basketball Cricket Dragon Boating Football Hockey Netball Rugby Softball Triathlon Volleyball Water Polo

2 Principals’ Comments

14 Senior Formal

32 Food Technology

3 Board of Trustees

16 Cultural Day

34 Social Studies

4 Student Leaders

19 Kapahaka

35 Music

6 Editorial

20 Polynesian Group

36 Performing Arts

7 Year 13 Prize Winners

21 Choir

38 Special Needs Unit

8 Staff Farewells

23 International Language

40 Library

10 Student Mentoring

24 Mathematics

41 Art and Literature

66 Senior Prize List

11 11 12 12 13

26 Science

49 Gateway

70 Junior Prize List

29 Commerce

50 Sports 50 Athletics 51 Badminton

72 Roll Call

Highlights Future Problem Solving 2009 A Night at the Marae Wacky Hair Day As Seen in the Hutt News

31 Engineering

80 Our Staff




Prinicpals’ Comments NAENAE COLLEGE


Principals’ Comments The dominant global theme for 2009 has been how to overcome the worst financial recession since the 1930’s. When things go badly wrong it’s a pretty good time to seek a deeper understanding of why it went wrong before you take steps to overcome the problem. If you don’t get the diagnosis right then you can be very busy running around with the very best of intentions trying to fix things, but may in fact make them no better or even worse. Our government like many others around the world has committed to combat a loss of confidence, anxiety and rising unemployment by artificially boosting the economy. To do this it is borrowing $250m every week (that’s about $12,000 dollars a year for a household of 4) and spending it, hopefully on building things like roads and hospitals and things we need for the future. It is not about borrow and hope, but a strategy for investing now for the future in the hope that it will reap rewards in the long term and debts incurred can be paid back. There is a deeper issue that must also be addressed. The reason the world is in this mess is because the USA housing loans market collapsed, because people were doing shonky deals and fat cats were trying to get fatter and fatter. The truth is there are built in moral laws in our universe that we ignore at our peril. Emile Gauvreau had this to say, “I was part of

that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest, to make money they don’t want, to buy things they don’t need to impress people they dislike”. Here at NaeNae College we too, are investing for our future and enjoying the journey together. We are very aware that our task is to nurture and grow our students into confident citizens of the world. We understand that that confidence comes from a healthy self image grounded in our own cultures, world views and moral codes that count our neighbour as important as ourselves. We also understand that it includes gaining the skills and qualifications necessary to take control of our own destiny and contribute to the wider society. From the board to the classroom and the sports field it has been a year of significant achievement and I believe we are finishing with an enhanced sense of our own capacity and a very optimistic spirit. Quality, respectful, culturally contextualised relationships are at the heart of everything. We call this our Te Whanau Tahi programme. This is linked to our restorative justice programme and our active teaching of students how to own up to their mistakes, deal with conflict in a non aggressive way and put things right. Year Nine and 10 students have responded really well to the Rock and Water programme and the school is calmer,

happier and a nice place to be. The Cultural Day on 23 July was very special with a flag parade, formal assembly, opening of the new student café, multiethnic lunch for everyone and a great concert in the afternoon. It is great to see the new College Haka becoming a natural part of school life through sports teams as well as Te Whanau Tahi. Academic success is absolutely important and a critical key to improving performance is improving literacy levels. It is most rewarding to see the improvements in the junior school this year and I am optimistic this will flow through and strengthen further in the years ahead. It is showing up in the dramatic increase in book loans from the library and the quality of writing. It is a great feeling to have completed the upgrade of 15 classrooms, including fitting out with data projectors and pods of computers. This is helping teachers and students to connect learning to the wider environment and engage on another level. We are set to launch exciting changes for Year Nine classes next year with classes being paired and having homerooms where teachers come to students and work closely together as teams. The aim is to increasingly integrate the curriculum and give students much more ownership of their own learning together. We have made very good progress with parent-school partnerships with

the Samoan Parents’ Association, the establishment of the Rugby Academy and new steps with the Sudanese community. I have been very proud of the way our students have conducted themselves on a number of special occasions, be it playing sport, hosting visitors, travelling to special events, engaging in interschool competitions, on field trips or at the College Ball. There is a great atmosphere of both respect and gratitude for opportunities afforded and a determination to do things well. Congratulations to all whose achievements are recorded for all time in the pages of this magazine and a special thanks to the editorial team who have worked hard to bring it together at a very busy time of the year. This school is very fortunate to have a great Board of Trustees and enthusiastic, dedicated staff. The contribution of those leaving is well captured. Thank you to all who have contributed to making 2009 a very productive and rewarding year. Mr. John Russell

Board of Trustees Chairman’s Report 2009 has been a very productive year for the Board and the College. Good progress has been made on updating all our policies and ensuring that the College meets all its legal obligations. The annual plan has been systematically implemented and it is gratifying to see tangible results coming through. Behaviour and self pride in the school community is increasing. Enrolments continue to rise each year despite overall number declines in the Hutt Valley. Everyone – staff, parents and pupils have worked hard to achieve this. The College has performed well, through Kapahaka competitions, on the sports fields, mathematics competitions and other endeavours. The College continues to strive for increased student achievement and excellence in all aspects of school life. The new Year Nine programme to be introduced in 2010 should bring some exciting changes for these students as they start their journey through the College. The overall physical state of the College has been improved significantly. $2.3million has been invested in structurally strengthening the main block, reroofing, upgrading the heating system and refurbishing 17 classrooms, including the installation of data projectors and pods of computers. The long awaited upgrade of the student café was finally completed and was formally opened in combination with Cultural Day on 23

July. The whole day was a resounding celebration of the diverse cultures that make up our College and the completion of a project which benefitted all students. Further development is planned for 2010 with a new Special Needs Unit and relocation of the netball courts and other facilities to accommodate this. Uniform still appears to be an issue for some parents and students. The guidelines are quite clearly set out and the Board is grateful to those parents who work hard to ensure their child wears the correct uniform with pride. The Board was disappointed at the Government decision earlier this year, to cut the funding for ACE (Evening Class) programmes which would make them uneconomic to run in 2010. These programmes have been part of our College life for many years and have provided a valuable avenue for our community to meet and learn new skills. We acknowledge and thank the many people who have run the programme and tutored these classes over the years.

I would like to thank my fellow Board members and the staff for their hard work during the year. Theodora Tanuvasa-Lui did an excellent job as Student Representative until September. We welcome Thomas Bird who took up the role in September for 2009/2010. Board elections will be held again early in 2010 and if you are interested in standing information is available from the College office. Mr. Barry Winter

Student Representative’s Report Being the Student Representative of the Board of Trustees in 2008 and 2009 was a great and worthwhile experience. In other word, it was AWESOME! At first I believed that the Board member would be big, powerful, and formal-like people who had huge discussions and time-consuming arguments that would eventually confuse and puzzle me. But I was wrong. It has been a privilege and an honour to be part of the Board but at

the same time I can now say that it was a mission. The Board this year has been working to change the school in many ways, the classrooms and also our new flash café / canteen. Not only did I co-operate with the friendly and encouraging members of the Board but I learnt to voice differing points of view to the Board and Student Council effectively. More importantly, I have learnt that the feeling of involvement and being acknowledged for the things you’ve done ultimately leads to making a big difference in one’s life, and the students of Naenae. Theodora Tanuvasa-Lui

Board of Trustees



Student Leaders NAENAE COLLEGE


Student Leaders Head Girl I have attended NaeNae College for five years and I can honestly say they have been the most rewarding years of my life. I have achieved so much from both teachers and students and have met many wonderful people whom I will always remember and remain close to my heart. NaeNae College is without doubt a safe, warm and welcoming environment for all students and families. It has given me the opportunity to experience events I wouldn’t have dreamed of. As Head Girl of NaeNae College for 2009 I have experienced so much support from the prefect team, staff and especially my family. I have excelled in sports, academic and extracurricular activities. I am grateful that NaeNae College has given me the opportunity to experience these. Students at NaeNae College are always striving for success, attending sport events and giving it everything you have or constantly studying extra hard with each subject. The teachers and staff are foundation of knowledge, each pupil can benefit from tapping into this fountain. The achievement of our school Kapahaka, coming second in Regional Competitions and students awarded second place in the Regional Secondary Mathematics Competitions has been a proud moment for all NaeNae College pupils. During the past year, I have gained the confidence, skills and experience I will require for the future. It has opened many doors and has given me a chance to explore. I was privileged to help organise our Cultural Day, opening of the new modernised canteen, the senior formal and fundraising for the victims and families involved in the unfortunate tsunami in the Pacific. Each individual student comes to this school with their own strengths and weaknesses. There is no such thing as an unsuccessful child. NaeNae College can help you build your strengths and help better cope with your struggles. If you are dedicated and accept the opportunities available, you can achieve. With a goal in mind and determination, success is achievable to every child. If you require assistance, ask. It will be given to you. I am proud to represent NaeNae College. The reason I am proud is I know every day I attend the staff and students support me and my goals, as I support theirs. This support is the reason NaeNae College is successful. I will cherish my time at NaeNae College. It has been a privilege being Head Girl. Thank you to everyone who has been part of this wonderful journey. Best wishes for 2010.

Pelise Tagata

Head Boy Holy Jesus be my light, Shine upon my way. Through this tempting changing life, Lead me day by day. Amen. (Scottish Prayer) So often I have heard adults say that we teenagers are in for a shock once we get out into the “real world.” This is why I am very glad that I have spent my last five years attending NaeNae College. Naenae has provided me with so many skills and experiences necessary for life which I believe no private school could ever compete with. I can now boast a wealth of friends from a huge diversity of cultures, ethnicities and religions. From the student leaders, teachers and various other role models at NaeNae College I have learnt the value of integrity, respect and, as cheesy as it may sound, the importance of love. Through the opportunities and responsibilities offered to me by NaeNae College I have changed and matured significantly over my college years. Remembering back, I can barely recognise the short blonde boy that was me, on his first day as a year nine student at NaeNae College. My thanks go out to all of those who have played a part in making me who I am today. I would like to wish the best of luck to all my year thirteen peers with whom I have shared the last five years with.  To the rest of the students at NaeNae College and the year nines to come, work hard but have fun! Everyone knows time flies when you’re having fun. God Bless. Luke Hamer

I have been attending NaeNae College for five years now, and I must say it has been the best five years of my life. It has been an honour and a privilege to be the Deputy Head Girl of NaeNae College. NaeNae College is one of the greatest schools in New Zealand, and I have really enjoyed coming here for the past few years. Looking back to the time when I was Year Nine, I would never have thought that I would be where I am today. NaeNae has a range of opportunities available for everyone. The hard part is deciding what’s best. This year, I was given the opportunity to be part of the Polynesian Group, School Choir, Captain of the First XV Rugby Team and our School Volleyball Team who were placed tenth in New Zealand. I have really enjoyed being part of NaeNae College. It has given me the opportunity to see the “real” world. I know the skills that I have learnt at this school will be useful for the future. One of the best things about coming to school is knowing that you’re safe and that there is support all around the school, not just from your friends but your teachers and councillors too. The students here at Naenae have been “O” for Awesome, because I have met some of the friendliest people around. The students here are great and I have really enjoyed spending my time with them. The time I have been here at NaeNae College has been one of the best times of my life and I will never forget it. Thank you to the teachers and students for making my time NaeNae College a memorable one. I wish you all the best for 2010. Ruby Ufiufi Finau

Deputy Head Boy E muamua lava ona sii atu le viiga male faafetai i le At ua i lona alofa ma lona agalelei ia i tatou uma nei. Avea ia lenei avanoa e momoli atu ai le faafetai i lo’u aiga ae maise o ou matua pele, ona o le latou lagolagosua ma le tu malosi i mea uma ou te faia i le aoga. Faafetai lava mo lo oulua feasoasoani ia te au i le tele o taimi i lenei tausaga. Faafetai, Faafetai Lava. WOW. I can’t believe that this show is coming to an end. Before it all finishes I thought I should take this time to reflect on my years at NaeNae College. Over the years, we year thirteens have experienced the good, bad and the ugly. From free pizzas which we got for Y10 EOTC to the random uniform checks that Ms Forster would always do. We got through the thick and thin, and now it’s time to say goodbye. When it was my first day here at Naenae I had said “5 years at college? I’m gonna be here for ages”. What I didn’t realise back then, is the amount of fun and good experiences that I had made time go really quick. It didn’t seem long ago that I had to use the school map to get around. What a memory! At the completion of five years here at Naenae, I realised that I learnt a lot of things. Not just the usual “how to write an essay”, “Pythagoras Theorem” or “the codes for each element in the Periodic Table” but I have learnt life skills and had experiences necessary for the big world outside of college. I have made lifetime friends of both students and teachers. As juniors, we say our teachers are strict and hard on us. When we become a seniors we finally see why they pushed us to our limits all that time. As a teacher once told me “If you put the hard yards in now, you will get the best results at the end”. All great things have to come to an end. It has been my pleasure to serve NaeNae College as Deputy Head Boy. A final message from me: Don’t take life for granted, especially your college years. If you’ve got another year or so at college – give it your best and never regret anything you do. To my year thirteen’s: take care and don’t be a stranger to one another. I leave here a quote that is essential when the going gets tough. “Winners are not those who don’t fail, but it’s those who never give up” Soifua ma ia manuia. Peace Out. Raymond Filiki

Student Leaders

Deputy Head Girl





Editorial The theme of NaeNae College’s 2009 Magazine is “Culture”. From the Principal’s Comment, Words of the BOT Chair, to Senior Students’ articles, all place great emphasis on it. But what is “Culture”? Culture is the pattern of behaviour acquired by people through social learning. (The Merit Student Encyclopedia) The word “Culture” was first used in the context of human behaviour in 1871, by an English anthropologist Edward Burnett Tylor, in his book Primitive Culture. He defined culture as the complex whole which includes knowledge, beliefs, art, law, morals, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by any member of the society. New Zealand is a multi-cultural nation, and in her social environment the effects of culture on our everyday lives are omnipresent and profound. Yet much of it is taken for granted and unnoticed. They are found in the languages we use to communicate with each other, in the artworks we examine in museums, and in the stories we pass down one generation after another. They form the pattern in which our mentality is set and our behaviour is shaped. They are in the moral compass to which we adhere, and underlie the laws which govern our society. They are present in the very knowledge constituting our thoughts. A culture is what defines

the worldview for each individual, and for those of us fortunate enough to witness another culture, our horizons are expanded accordingly. For these reasons and much more, we set this theme, to highlight the importance of culture, its influence to our performance, and the benefits everyone here has reaped as a result of it. In this past year, huge efforts were put into culture-related events in the College life by our teachers and enthusiastic students, including Kapa Haka, Polynesian Festival, Shakespeare production, Sudanese Folkdance, and others. These promoted the mutual understanding, acceptance and trust, teamwork spirits, and hence more winnings in sports, social, and academic competitions. 2009 has been a golden year for us, and the celebration of cultural diversity has enriched the harvest. “Culture opens the sense of beauty.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Let’s find our own interpretation to Emerson’s maxim through searching this issue of Te Reo Kura. I believe you will like it and cherish it as one of the milestones in the College’s history.

The Editorial Team The NaeNae College 2009 Magazine has been the subject of not only hard work through teacher-student co-operation, spending countless time, meeting deadlines, missing deadlines, re-creating new deadlines, that become actually a lengthy extracurricular activity for those involved, but pizza and lots of fun during school hours and on weekends.

Ms Ransfield brought a team of teachers together, with student reps like myself, compiled and edited this Magazine. I would like to specifically thank, and give attention to, the following teachers and students: Mr Li: for bringing his years of editorial expertise and his ability to bring together a bunch of well intentioned novices to publish this year’s college magazine. Ms Ransfield: for her direction and assigning the roles in the Committee for those students and teachers involved. Mrs Waenga: for her organizing the Committee meetings and other logistics. Mrs Davies-Colley: for her creativity, external liaison and ooey-gooey caramel cake. Mr Dunckley: for his role in taking care of the technology issues. Mr Laing: for his expertise in English and management skills. Kayla Hutchison (9KB) and her assistants Floronna (9KB) and Antonina (9AI): for their tireless student interviews, article compilation and photography. Jessie Algar Year Ten Student

Weekend discussion in the Committee meeting

Year 13 Prize Winners

ALYCIA PARK (DUX) Julie Stockdale Cup for Original work in Senior English, W.K. Smiler Memorial Award for Senior Public Speaking, Eileen Bone Memorial Scholarship, presented by the Humanist Society.

man wa yeung 1st in Art (Senior Art Cup).

LUKE HAMER Head Boy Prefect Principal’s Cup and Prize.

TERISA MAULOLO Naenae College Sportswoman of the Year (jointly). College Sport Wellington Volleyball Sportsperson of the Year.

sidney sultanTiono PROXIME ACCESSIT - Brenda Wallis Cup for Academic Excellence and Parents’ Association Prize. Waiwhetu Badminton Club Trophy.

RaYMOND FILIKI Deputy Head Boy. Derek Wood Trophy and Parents’ Association Prize for outstanding achievement and service. Bruce Cup for Leadership of Senior Council (jointly), Samoan Parents’ Association Cup for Top Samoan Academic Student.

Aidan Speakman Rotary Club of Eastern Hutt Scholarship, C.F. Gardiner Cup for Boys, Naenae Old Boys’ Hockey Club Award for Most Valuable Male Player.

THEODORA TANUVasA-lui Te Whanau Tahi Award (silver cup) for service to Polynesian Culture. Dalton Cup for Senior History. Howey Cup for Student Representative on Board of Trustees.

HEATHER WILLIAMS Julia Tohiariki Memorial Award: Libertas Sententiae - Freedom of Thought. Kathy Cross Trophy for Most Deserving Female Footballer.

RUBY UFIUFI FINAU Deputy Head Girl Bruce Cup for Leadership of Senior Council (jointly).

CHLOE graves Benny Luke Memorial Trophy for Senior School Citizenship.

daniel franklin John Robinson Achievement Award.

vicky matheson 1st in the Gateway Programme (Gateway Cup).

hannah moananu NaeNae College Girls Rugby Cup for Girls’ Player of the Year.


pelise tagata Head Girl Prefect Butterworth Cup and Prize for Loyal Service to the School.

Year 13 Prize Winers 2009



Student Mentoring NAENAE COLLEGE


Staff Farewells Simon (Matua) Hirini Over the past five years Simon, or Matua Hirini, as he is known by students, has established his reputation as a remarkable teacher and made significant contributions to the development and welfare of both staff and students at NaeNae College. Appointed Head of Maori Language early in his tenure, Simon also provided leadership for Te Whanau Tahi, the NaeNae College Maori education professional development programme. Simon has also tirelessly supported our kapahaka group Te Whanau Tahi, which this year reached the nationals. While fundraising, putting on hangis, running noho, and assisting with the preparation of performances, Simon also found time to contribute as a PPTA staff representative, author the school haka and kaikorero, and give strong support for the Homework Centre, an initiative of the Samoan Parents’ Association. Simon is a passionate crusader for education. He is a distinctive and impressive person who engages his students with creative teaching practices and wide knowledge of literature, the arts, comparative languages and the politics of language. His work and enthusiasm has provided a strong role model for many students, especially our young Maori males. Well-liked and highly respected by colleagues and pupils, Simon is known for the high standards he sets for himself, his professionalism, inclusivity, allergy to shoes, and great sense of humour. Simon’s acedemic backround includes a Bachelor of Arts in English and Maori as well as a Graduate Diploma in Teaching. He has travelled extensively overseas and, along with Maori and English, speaks fluent German. Simon commences a new position at Taita College in 2010, the school which he himself attended as a student. His unique presence will be sorely missed at NaeNae College and we wish him all the best for his future career aspirations. His shoes (or jandals) will be very hard to fill. Te manu e kai ana te miro nona te ngahere, Te manu e kai ana te matauranga nona te ao. Manu Luke & Rosemary Scott

David Symes After almost ten years at NaeNae College, David has decided to relocate in Auckland. He will be sorely missed. He has worked in the English, ESOL and International Languages Departments and has had an enormous impact both on the students he has taught and the teachers he has supported, as an outstanding manager of the ESOL Department and leader of literacy within the school. In addition to his academic skills (he completed a Masters in Applied Linguistics while working full time at Naenae) David has a passion for new learning. He speaks a number of languages including Maori, Chinese, French and Portuguese, and has made it his business to learn as much as he can about the languages of his ESOL students. His work in teaching Chinese and English as a Second Language has earnt him national recognition. He has been a national assessor for Chinese Language and has been highly praised for his innovative and effective approaches to teaching English as a Second Language in the school. Despite his huge workload David has never been too busy to help others. He has worked on many different levels, supporting staff, supporting the community, and above all, supporting the students who are always his first priority. This has involved a commitment of many hours, both during school time, at lunchtimes in the e-learning centre, after school at the homework centre and during the holidays where he has run tutorials for his NCEA students. David is a modest person who doesn’t intimidate or try to impress. He is a subtle, empowering teacher. Comments that students have made about his teaching sum this up: “I learnt so much from Mr Syme. I really think I am much better at writing since I’ve been in his class.” David’s many friends at Naenae will also remember his fine sense of the ridiculous - his ability to laugh at himself and his skills as a mimic and raconteur. He can sing in tune, too. At a dinner to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China recently, David surprised his hosts and friends by joining in the karaoke, in fluent Chinese. Throughout all the testing and challenging times that face all teachers, David has never lost his idealism or commitment to his learners. We at NaeNae College are enormously grateful for all that David has given to the school. We wish him the very best for the future. Rosemary Scott HOF Languages, HOD English

Brian Dunckley

Susanna came to Naenae College midway through Term 3 to fill in the PE position vacated by Matt Wood who was moving into the RTLB area. Prior to that Susanna came from the Hawkes Bay where she had been relieving at Hasting Girls High School from the start of Term 3, and fruit picking in the orchards... and lapping up that Bay weather!

Brian came to Naenae College with a wide range of skills and talents. He graduated from Lincoln University with Bachelors in Agri Business and Commerce. After he completed his Graduate Diploma in Teaching he joined us here at Naenae College as a Long Term Reliever in the Commerce Faculty teaching Business Studies, Economics and ICT.

Susanna is an easy going person and willing to help out where she can. She came in to Naenae at a difficult time, her PE classes had done overtime with relievers, so to say they were a bit ‘restless’ was an understatement. This has given her valuable practice in classroom management, but more importantly she has come out as a teacher who has gained the respect of her students. Also in Susanna’s favour is that she’s not afraid to ask questions, and she is willing to take on board advice and reflects on her practice to see where she can improve. These are valuable traits to have as a beginning teacher.

He arrived to us from the Mainland with Oma Rapiti in his head and a bounce in his step. He has participated in a wide range of curricular and extra curricular activities.

Susanna graduated from Otago University at the end of 2008 with a PE and Commerce degree as well as her Teaching degree. She was a Wellington Hockey Rep back in the days, and is a keen Surf Life Saver and Rugby player, too. Susanna hails from just up the road in Paraparaumu. In 2010 she will be taking up a permanent PE position at her old haunt, Kapiti College where John Russell was her principal and she was ‘Sports captain’ in her final year of school. Despite her short time here, she will be missed in our department. Susanna, we wish you all the best at Kapiti College... see you on the sporting field when NNC beats Kapiti! Kiri Shaw HOD PE

These activities have included Naenae College school magazine, stand in soccer coach, Special Needs set builder and moviemaker. During his time at Naenae College he has embraced the culture of Naenae College and has always been generous with his time and expertise. It is difficult to believe Brian is a first year teacher as he has conducted himself with absolute professionalism and integrity. We will certainly miss him and his positive impact on students and sense of humor; and his commitment to making the Community of Naenae College a better place for students and staff. Good luck Brain for your future endeavors. Ariti Ransfield Assistant PRINCIPAL

Staff Farewells

Susanna Weaver



Student Mentoring NAENAE COLLEGE


Student Mentoring

Victoria University Outreach Programme

Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme

The Victoria Maori and Pacific Island Outreach Programme has helped many students in different ways. We have learnt many things over the year. Starting in February we committed to come to these sessions which were held every Thursday at 8.40am. Our two mentors from Victoria University were Leah Taratu and Fa’afoi Seiuti. They were fun and taught us a lot.

This year I was given the wonderful opportunity to be part of the NaeNae College Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme. It taught me so much, and I had lots of fun along the way.

From this mentoring programme we have learnt ways to deal with exam preparation, note taking, time management and goal setting. Many of us were focussed through out the year and we were rewarded with breakfast nearly every three weeks. Also we got the chance to have fun, such as bowling at Strike, due to our dedication to the programme. We finished off the year with a Noho at the Karori Campus where we met students from other schools in the Wellington region and had a great time. Thank you to all the students who participated, Ms Burton for organising the programme and also our mentors Leah and Fa’afoi for being there for us. Best wishes for the years to come. Pelise Tagata and Raymond Filiki

Russell McVeagh is one of the largest law firms in New Zealand, and they have been involved with NaeNae College for the past six years. For two days each term, thirty Year Twelve and thirteen students go into Wellington after school. They meet up with about twenty young lawyers who organise a range of group activities. The students learn about how different lawyers achieved their goals and get advice and information for the future. The food was delicious and a great incentive. We had six different sessions ranging from career evenings to ten pin bowling, goal setting, exam preparation, and more! It is an opportunity not to be missed. I really valued the sessions because they taught me things like how to prepare for my exams using some different techniques that were unfamiliar to me. My favourite session was ‘Survivor’. We did a scavenger hunt around Wellington city, we had to find a object from the culture of each person in our team, take creative photos, and make an outfit out of reusable items. I encourage senior students to join this mentoring programme if they want to experience a corporate environment, meet new people and have fun. Hannah McLaughlan Year Twelve Student

In the Chinese culture, 60 is the supreme number. The 60th anniversary of People’s Republic of China was celebrated in the City, and as guests of honour NaeNae College’s nine staff, headed by Principal Russell, and their families were invited to a banquet in central Wellington. The Ambassador from the Chinese Embassy and other officials were present at the dinner and gave a warm welcome to these guests. Our staff presented with “Te Aroha” in Maori after the host’s performance, and one of their singers also sang a karaoke Chinese song with Mr. Syme “Mingming Baibai Wodexin (Know My Heart)” which gained an enthusiastic round of applause from over 200 attendees and an encore was demanded. Victor Li

Year nine and ten students meet two periods a week and we focus on developing our creative thinking and problem solving skills. Our term two topic was ‘Neuro Technology’. For the majority of the term we studied for our assessment which we knew little about. We then had three periods to milk sixteen problems out of a scene relevant to Neuro Technology and those sixteen problems lead to a further five steps concluding with an action plan. Term three’s topic was ‘Cyber Terrorism’. Like term two we spent the majority of the term studying previous cases and causes of this. Instead of having three periods to complete it with teacher help our teams of four were spread out in offices around the school and given four solid hours to complete all six steps. After any official FPS papers are finished they are sent away to be marked and we receive them a few weeks later to see what we can improve on. Our teams did okay… but let’s just say we didn’t spend term four fundraising for nationals.

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“Te Aroha” presented by the guests from Naenae brings the cultural atmosphere into a high level.


Future problem solving is an extension program full of 83% nerds. Each term we have a topic to study that could be a potential problem in our future. As we only started in term two, we missed out on sitting a term one paper where we get assessed on our analytical, and creative futuristic thinking.

In term four we sought new challenges: FPS decided to incorporate a Robotics program. This has been a proven way to extend creative thinking and skills in teamwork. Overseas teams have

successfully created a range of robots that help humans with everyday activities. Studying robotics has enabled us to engage new parts of our brains which should help us come up with a broader range of solutions for everyday and future problems. We had a visiting lecturer from Massy University who came in and showed us how to make the most out of our robotics kit. We are hoping that next year we will have a range of people who will come and visit us, teaching us new skills that most students wouldn’t get the opportunity to learn during the compulsory years of education. No matter what year you are, if you have not yet been involved in the FPS program we encourage you to apply next year. After you are accepted you will learn a range of new and valuable skills through participating in hands on activities. Future Problem Solving 2009 would like to extend their appreciation to Miss Balfour for coaching us on a program she knew nothing on prior to taking on this extra curricular activity. Ups to her empathy and encouragement. Jessie Algar.


A Cultural Celebration

Future Problem Solving 2009





A Night at the Marae

Wacky Hair Day

On Friday 18 September, 9KB gathered at the Marae for a sleepover. During preparation there was one moment where we had never seen Ms Balfour run so fast. Thomas, Beverly and Ms Balfour were searching for a TV As they were heading towards the English dept. Beverly said “Miss, there are people right by the old canteen.” Ms Balfour assured her that there wasn’t anyone. Beverly and Thomas kept up their story. Ms Balfour then grabbed Beverly, pulled her in front, screamed and then ran back to the Marae leaving Beverly and Thomas far behind.

This is THE day. Wacky Hair Day.

Before the incident with the TV, about five of us decided to play Jenga. Once we got bored, out came the cards. P’s and A’s, Last card and Speed were just some of the games we played while waiting for everyone else to arrive. Singstar didn’t take long to become the highlight of the night. Out of all the versions of Singstar, 80’s was by far the most popular. The lone guitar player Lucas jammed away in the kitchen. He became very excited when groups started stampeding toward the kitchen but he fel into loneliness again when the crowds veered off to the left heading for the food which presented a greater attraction than his music. Bed-time came and before long we suddenly heard “Boys, get on your own mattresses!” It turned out that all the boys decided to sleep on one mattress and get to know each other a bit better than what was planned. That was just the beginning of a very sleepless night with lots of giggles (mainly from the boys). In the morning, it was cleanup time, about the only downer of the sleepover. But even then it wasn’t that bad, with everyone sharing the work. Josh, being a typical teenage boy, did not want to get out of bed so Lucas and Ravneel jumped on top of him in true 9KB fashion. Clean up took about half an hour and not long after that, it was time to head home again, to bed. Lucas Ryan and Katie Pasanen

Our school held a competition to find out who could come up with the wackiest hair, by which to run a fundraising for the school canteen. Naenae College was alive that day with quirky hairstyles concluding in an all around fun day. Lots of people came up with unique hair styles, either cut or coloured, with real hair or wigs. Some used scarves, laces or flowers as decorations. Others used hats of all material, colours, shapes, and styles. Ms. Anso bought many cans of paints and all teachers from her Science Department got hair sprays with various colours. When students met we started with laughing towards each other, than it soon turned into appreciations towards their creativities, and it ended up with a grand show in which everyone was proud and enthusiastic, teachers and students alike. It was seen that many students were carefully wrapping up their wigs for the next year’s Wacky Hair Day to come. The event was a total success, thanks to all who were involved. Jessie Algar Year Ten Student

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Senior Formal Oh what a night... upon arrival we were greeted by dazzling camera flashes and each received a welcome drink at the tables. The organisers deserve a loud applause for the awe inspiring décor. The thousands of lights simply looked amazing, The evening was young and the fun was about to begin… not even the rain could dampen the mood. Everyone looked very impressive… the guys were very eloquent and all the girls were very stylishly dressed. But only one would receive the queen and king award. Congratulations Kristy and Junior, you simply looked stunning. Dinner was great, it was apparent the caterers went out of their way to prepare a special meal, which was enjoyed by all.

The background and dance music complimented a beautiful evening. Even the teachers were soon showing off their moves on the dance floor. Thank you NaeNae College, for organising this wonderful evening. Everyone will agree this was a night to remember.

Senior Formal





Cultural Day It’s the time to talk about the identities, It’s a day to express the deepest pride; We celebrate the cultural harmony With brilliant costume and the sincere smiles. We share world cultures and understand More of one and another thereby, If we believe that a tiny crystal does Reflect the full spectrum of the sunlight. Victor Li

Opening of the New Canteen

The Flag Parade- 32 Nations

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The Performances

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Polynesian Group Our Polynesian Club had a very good year. There was a lot of interest and we started off with a hundred plus students. Due to the space available on the stage, we were forced to the number of students in the club.

had, paid off all in the end. We performed four Tongan songs and six Samoan songs. We looked good on stage with our new uniforms.

all to the whole Poly Group for 2009. You did our school and yourselves proud on the stage. Star Ah Kuoi

Starting in late Term 1, we began to learn the various dances and songs that we were going to perform at the Pacifically Wellington Festival to be held at TSB Arena.

We would like to thank Mr Ah Kuoi for his time and effort in organising the Poly Club for us. If it was not for him, we would not have the luxury and the opportunity to perform our cultural dances. Thanks to Mr Russell and Mrs Thompson and Staff for supporting us at the festival.

Our time and effort in all the practices we

A final big-ups to the leaders and most of

Malo Aupito, Soifua ma ia Manuia

Poly Leaders: Timote Hopoi, Hannah Moananu, Ruby Ufiufi Finau, Theodora Tanuvasa, Raymond Filiki, Junior Mamea and Mafi Latu.


Senior Choir

Initially we had 80 plus students turning up for choir but, because of the numbers, room, lack of seriousness from some, and time constraints, we decided to audition the choir to get a really good mix and limit it to mainly Seniors. We finally made up our choir with 26 students.

1900 criteria, and a Spanish upbeat song ‘Allelu’ for our open section. We had some great talent this year so if we worked hard and polished our songs, I knew there was a possibility of taking away the ‘Best Performance of a NZ Song’ award.

We practised on Wednesdays during the second half of period four and into the first half of lunch time. Sometimes this worked but mainly proved difficult as lots of students were committed to many other groups within the life of the college. Closer to the Big Sing event we held a couple of workshops over a weekend. To help with our practises it was decided we needed a really good accompanist to make the most of our time. In May Mrs Jo Pegler came to help us during our practices and was such a brilliant pianist. It made such a difference having her there. Mr Pegler was also a great help with phoning students and reminding them of practises.

Now the choir was established, we had to make a decision on the repertoire. After much research we chose three songs; ‘Aue’ by Parachute for our N.Z song, ‘Panis Angelicas’ a Latin song that fit the pre-

To speed up the learning process with the little time we had left, Mr and Mrs Pegler and myself decided to spend a day recording CDs of ourselves singing all the parts, and giving the students a copy to take home.

A highlight in our year was having a workshop day with Mr Roger Stevenson. He gave us some great insight into how to improve our technique as singers. His enthusiasm brushed off on us and left

I was appointed Choir director in March with the June ‘Big Sing’ looming ahead fast. We had to make some decisions quickly in order for Big Sing to be successful; choosing repertoire that fit the criteria, limiting numbers, and practising hard as we only had three months. Many choirs from other schools had already chosen their repertoire and were already practicing in term 4 the year before!

our group feeling motivated and full of energy to give Big Sing all we had with the remaining time we had left. Then the big day finally arrived. We bussed into Wellington Town Hall with Mr Ulitipu, the Arts co-ordinator, Mr Pegler, and myself. Mrs Pegler met us there. It was a beautiful day and we all looked smart in our fully dressed uniforms with ties and blazers. During the morning we listened to other groups. It was inspirational hearing the polished performances of the choirs, especially the open section and the creativity that had gone into composing and creating some of the music. After lunch it was our turn in the green room. The room was buzzing with excited students who had finally realised their efforts had paid off. We warmed up, rehearsed and prayed together before we went on the stage. Nervousness, smiles,






worries were under control as we walked onto the stage under the spot lights. We began well with ‘Aue’ unaccompanied and Timote Hopoi performing the solo with such soul. After I had conducted the first two items, Ruby Ufi-ufi Finau conducted the final ‘Allelu’. In ten minutes it was all over! Our faces beamed with pride as we listened to the thunderous applause from the audience. Whew! We enjoyed having dinner all around the city, enjoying the Wellington vibe surrounded by many other students visiting the city. Then it was back to the Hall for the Gala Concert and our chance to perform one of our songs all over again. We had some wonderful comments from other choir directors:

“You really sounded so good this year. You are definitely improving every year”. “Your song ‘Aue’ was so beautiful I cried!” “Wow! Your enthusiasm on stage is brilliant” “You all have such strong voices you wouldn’t think there were only 26 students!” Our reward for the day was the receiving of a certificate for ‘Best Performance of a NZ Song’. We were so proud and loud when we heard our names being called. Yes! We did it! Here’s looking forward to next year.... we can only get better! Mrs Sherrilyn van Asch

Junior Choir With such a successful Senior Choir performance in Big Sing this year we decided to make the most of our talents in the school, start training earlier and hold auditions for a Junior Choir. We held the auditions in August and now have 16 students with still more wanting to join. We have been working on two songs to perform at the Junior Soiree and Junior Prize Giving. At this stage the songs have

three parts but as we grow in age and size we intend to extend the choice of songs to four parts. The students have such enthusiasm every week when we practise during the second half of period 3 on Wednesdays. We are sure to keep growing and improving all the time as we sing and learn together. If anyone else is interested, come and see Mr Pegler or myself and put your name down. You are most welcome. Mrs Sherrilyn van Asch

International Language

Thanks to Mrs Thompson for her efforts in ensuring that they were all well looked after.

Jamie Trolove

Tayla Adams

Thanks to Heather and Emma for taking students into their families and thanks to all Naenae students who made the seven feel welcome. The students’ effort and achievement in their subjects was fantastic and helped those around them. Their participation in every sport imaginable from Dragon Boating and athletics to Soccer, Rugby and Snowboarding should be an example to all students of the benefits of getting involved. Everyone should make the most of the opportunities that this school offers. I was lucky enough

Tayla Adams

to be able to visit Heike and Moritz in Germany this year and they have very positive memories of their time here with us. Learning and speaking another language is like having a parallel universe in your life, so get involved – learn a language, host a student, maybe even participate in an exchange programme. I guarantee it will change you completely. Mrs. Watts

Siaosi Laukau


2009 was the year of the exchange student for NaeNae College. On the first day of school this year we had seven students from Germany, Sweden, Italy, Mexico and France with us, and they certainly involved themselves in every aspect of school life and enriched us all with their vitality and enthusiasm. I count myself an expert in this area as three of them were living in my home!

International Language




Mathematics NZAMT Conference The New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers (NZAMT) Conference is a biennial national event taking place in alternating cities. The 2009 event (NZAMT11) was held in Palmerston North from Sept. 28th to Oct. 2nd. Using their term-break time, Messrs. Puka, Ah Kuoi and Li participated in this conference representing NaeNae College. There they took part in ten panel meetings and twenty one workshops, where international professionals gave speeches on the developments in mathematics education. These provided them with useful insight into new Curriculum, NCEA standards, teaching tools and online learning resources, pedagogy and assessment, motivation of underachievers, and coaching talented

students. The activities provided them with inspirations such as classroom instruction analysis, interactive demonstrations, achievement enhancing and relationship building skills, and team-based learning. Ideas were brought back to the Department for its own consideration and trials in the future. Follow-up of the events is also on the way. It was a week-long conference, but the three teachers have enjoyed it greatly. In addition to learning from the workshops and abundant materials, during the social sessions and outside of the conference they have also entertained themselves with a variety of self-cooked dishes, and shared information on effective practices in other secondary schools in NZ and Australia. Victor Li

Mr. Li, Mr. Ah Kuoi, and Mr. Puka (left to right) at the NZAMT11 Conference

Achievements in Mathematics Competitions Young people are inspired at NaeNae College physically, culturally, and of course, intellectually. Academic achievement is highly emphasised here. In addition to fulfilling course requirements, many able students are further challenged in different curriculum subjects, so that they can reach the top of their abilities. Mathematics is one of these subjects, which is a priority on the College’s agenda, as we see that the high achievers in maths are mostly successful in their later careers, because they are widely qualified for numerous professions. Mathematical involvements bring the practitioners lifelong benefits and lasting enjoyment. Therefore we aim at creating solid foundation for students in their numerical and graphical handling abilities. Through maths competitions students practiced on dissecting problems systematically as well as logically, based on critical thinking and in-depth analyses, in an effective and efficient manner. The result is that their maths abilities are significantly improved. In Naenae we provide the gifted students with wide choices in comprehensive training sessions, so that they can obtain unique insight in a range of unusual questions, and practice special skills used in problem solving. With proper guidance and abundant intensive exercises, these students became not only more skilful and more apt in tackling maths questions, but also more confident and more forward-looking.

Proud of winning their prize – a set of CASIO graphics calculators.

We are very proud to see that our top mathematicians are performing well in the 2009 competitions. Alex Campbell (11AN), Garming Sam (11LI), and Ryan Wolstenholme (11SN), forming the NNC Year11 MathsWell Team, competed against the strong performers in the region, such as Wellington College, Queen Margaret, Scots, Onslow, St. Pats Town, Samuel Marsden, HIBS, Wellington High, Hutt Vallay High, and Newlands. NNC came off second best, well ahead of the thirdranked rival, and just 1 point behind the champion! The Year Nine MathsWell Team also won for the College a Special Prize, a set of motion sensor that is worth $1,000. In the Australian Mathematics Competition Alex Campbell won a High Distinction, Bryce Irons (10OL) and Katie Pasanen (9KB) won Distinctions. Successes enabled these students to be chosen for further competitions given by CASIO, National Bank, or the Maths Olympiad, etc. Now all our competitors are keenly looking forward to taking part in next year’s contests at the regional, national and international levels.

Jessie, Anna, and Lydia as the Multi-Choice Team at the MathsWell Year Ten competition hall

Noella receives the Special Prize on behalf of NaeNae College.

outcomes would be impossible. In this regard, we regrettably noticed that in each competition there were some capable students who had missed out due to their other commitments. We hope that they can join us in the future, and that more mathematics students are honoured in next year’s NNC Magazine. We hope that the challenge of accommodating them with an optimised class setting and schedule can be met in the coming year, too. Victor Li

Bryce, Sobhanya, and Nik as the Problem Solving Team at the MathsWell Year Ten competition hall

Noella, Alicia, Thomas, Katie, Malu and Ravneel are at the MathsWell Year Nine competition Hall.

with grants and by running ever thing on a ‘‘shoestring’’. Despite co-ordinating up to courses every six months, prov ing classes to some 600 learne Mr Johnston says Hutt City WE 25 paid c has just one fulltime ordinator, and one or two oth helpers, paid for just a few hou Mathematics

NNC competitors came from all year levels and different maths or form classes. In order to avoid conflicts with their normal schedules, most training sessions took place during lunchtime, after school, weekends, and the holidays. These students skipped numerous meals, came without any reservation, rain or shine. Their achievements reflected the endeavours they have put into the competitions. Without their dedication, sacrifices, and painstaking efforts, without the strong support of their parents/caregivers, these

providers classed as ‘‘in the field’’, including the WEA and English for Speakers of Second Languages (ESOL), have been left alone – at this stage. ‘‘It is a huge blow to adult community education but it’s not an end to it,’’ Mr Johnston says. ‘‘In the field’’ providers have a


a prediction by the co-ordinators of the city’s three college-based Adult Community Education (ACE) programmes that the era of ‘‘night classes’’ would end from January next year because of Government funding cuts. What they – and we – had overlooked was the adult courses

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Added up to silver: Runners-up in the Year 11 Regional Mathswell Competition were Naenae College students (from left) Ryan Wolstenholme, Garming Sam and Alex Campbell.

Challenge to council to be where it counts Naenae College principal John Russell reckons his Year 11 maths champions could out-gun city councillors at problem-solving – and he’s throwing down the challenge gauntlet. The council, led by councillor Max Shierlaw, is asking the Ministry of Education to conduct a review of secondary schools in the Hutt Valley, with Mr Shierlaw saying that the NCEA exam pass rates of Wainuiomata High School and Naenae and Taita Colleges aren’t good enough. As if to underline Mr Russell’s point that Naenae College does have its share of academically very capable students, three of them – Alex Campbell, Ryan Wolstenholme and Garming Sam – recently finished runner-up in the region’s premier competition for Year 11 maths students. The Naenae team was pipped by host

school Scots College in the annual Mathswell event, but beat teams from 14 other schools, including Wellington College, HIBS and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School. Mr Russell said last week that ‘‘Max and the mayor and anyone else around the council table should put up their team’’ against his trio in a similar competition. He intended putting that challenge to them at a council meeting at which he has been invited to speak. The Mathswell competitors had 40 minutes to answer 11 complex questions. It wasn’t enough just to know formulae, but to use them correctly, Alex Campbell said. It was ‘‘tough’’, Garming Sam added, but the practice they’d done after school and in the holidays proved its worth.

The marae is a community ass and he argues the council has obligation to make sure that t infrastructure it relies on is up scratch. ‘‘That is what a marae is about, serving people. It is o turn now to ask for somethi back from the council.’’ Capacity operations manag Gary O’Meara says in 2007 co sultants took a look at the sit ation and made a number of r ommendations. The marae is l lying, a lot of people use the s and that creates the problem, says. Extending the main sewer pi so it runs past the marae wo help as that is also higher th the marae. The holding tank a pumps would still be needed. The council considers it a p vate issue. There are dischar

IN BRIEF Angus Inn turns 25

Past and present staff of The Angus Inn are gathering this Saturday to mark the landmark Hutt hotel’s 25th anniversary. An event organiser says hundreds o staff – from house maids to kitchen staff and managers – ha worked there over the years, and all are invited. They just need to turn up at the Conservatory Bar from 6pm. Mark Southern’s ban



Science Science Fair After a short time in classes preparing for the school Science Fair, eager Year nine and ten students stood in front of their displays in the hall and discussed their projects with the senior student judges. As usual there were plenty of imaginative ideas and plenty of routine projects carried out carefully. The student judges commented on how enthusiastic each group was and how knowledgeable about their experiment. The final results were judged on what was displayed on the poster. Some groups had not recorded a detailed method or written their reasons for their decisions on their poster and therefore were not placed in the overall rankings.

Winners were: First: 1st Starch in leaves, 10FO Prashnil Chand Second: ‘The sad life of onions’ 9KB Lucas Ryan, Thomas Bird, Ravneel Lal Year Nine

1st: ‘The sad life of onions,’ 9KB Lucas Ryan, Thomas Bird, Ravneel Lal 2nd: Paper towel absorbency, 9JI Polly Persheva, Lisa Hooper 3rd: rolling marbles on different surfaces, 9KB Yasmin Golding, Katie Pasanen Year Ten

1st Starch in leaves, 10FO Prashnil Chand 2nd Burning materials, 10PA Christina Fale, Dannica Pau’u, Chris Field 3rd Taste tests 10DY, Viola Alataua, Lana Russell, Shannen Lemaga, Louisa Rongotaua

NNC Technology Challenge In August teams from each junior class competed in the Technology Challenge. The first event was a prepared challenge of a paper contraption which had to move tennis ball grabber into an icecream container whilst the team stayed entirely outside the marked square. The winning team had to move the tennis ball reliably with less and less time allowed each round. The second event was unknown until the day. The students had to make a straw tower supporting a journal as high as possible.

Results were:

Tennis ball

1st 10OL,

2nd 10SH,

3rd 9KB

Straw tower

1st 10OL,

2nd 9AO,

3rd 9JI

Year Nine

Year 4-6

Well done 9KB, 1 st place in Tennis ball event Kash Amahou Simmonds, Peleiupu Faalogo, Vallance Papuni, Mali Sola Two NNC Reps – must have consistent results Teams: 9JI – Jessica Bond, Lisa Budny, Koshiv Kumar, Liam Sheridan

Year 7-8

And 9AO – James Forster, Megan Park, Jitesh Patel, Hycenta Uwikunda Year Ten

Two NNC Reps – must have consistent results Teams: 10OL - Samantha Burns, Jeffrey Dorresteyn, Anna Forster, Bryce Irons 10SH – Tineil Haua, Jaynell Misa, Manuel Robinson, Oka Ula

Hutt Valley BP Technology Challenge Twelve secondary, Twelve intermediate and thirty-one primary teams competed in the 2009 Hutt Valley BP Challenge. The primary teams competed later in the day in the same events. If you look at the result detail you will see very similar results from all ages of students. NaeNae College teams represented the school well, working well together and placing in both events. NaeNae College Science Department has run this event for the last five years. The event on Thursday 3 September 2009 was as enjoyable, challenging and successful as the previous events. The Challenge focuses on team work and problem solving, trying an idea and modifying it to improve the results, and also working within a time limit.

Students knew the details for one challenge and practised this before coming to the event. This year the prepared event required students to get a tennis ball into an ice cream container whilst the students remained outside a 1.5m2 square. In the unknown event, not revealed until the start of the event, students had to make the highest tower out of a paper bag and Sellotape. The Royal Society organises the event and arranges BP to fund the equipment, teacher relief and small prizes. We thank them for this ongoing support that makes the Challenge possible. The prizes were distributed by Mr Luka Andic, a past pupil of NNC who is now teaching Science at Taita College.

Year Nine10

Prepared challenge Tennis ball grabber

Unknown challenge Paper bag tower

Fraser Cres 0.70s

Kelson #1 1.64m

Kelson#2 1.36s

Maranatha #2 1.63m

Boulcott #1 1.39s

Fraser Cres#1 1.59m

Fergusson Int #2 1.46s

Fergusson Int #1 2.30m

St Orans#2 2.59s

Hutt Int #2 2.10m

St Orans#3 2.91s

St Bernards#2 1.52m

HVHS #1 1.65s

Naenae 10SH 2.05m

Naenae 9AO 2.54s

HVHS Year Ten 1.90m

Naenae 10OL 3.88s

Taita 1.61m


Overall event placings





Wellington Science Fair NaeNae College was represented by 30 students. This was the largest contingent from any secondary school and the organisers congratulated our students on their entries. Students who placed in the school Science Fair took time over the following term to improve either their experiment or just their presentation. These presentations were no simple cardboard sheet but a huge sheet of corrugated plastic. You need large fonts to cover that space or a lot of experimental information! Some other classes were also offered the opportunity of improving their initial entry into the NNC Science Fair. Thomas Bird and Ravneel Lal, who had won first place at the NNC Science Fair, were Highly Commended in Year Nine in the Wellington Science Fair. Congratulations to all who participated. Thanks to Mrs Burton for ensuring career funding enabled us to take a bus to Victoria University.

Here is the NNC representative team: Team members



Dhrasti Gandhi, Char Mulitalo, Tuna Ioelu

Rising volcano

Year Nine

Thomas Bird, Ravneel Lal

The sad life of onions

Polly Pesheva

Paper towel absorbancy

Christina Fale, Dannica Pau’u, Chris Field, Jonty Ward

Burning materials

Stefan Poad, Liam Boyd

Tabletennis spin

Vicky Zhou, Sharesse Porter-Samuel, Annaruth Kalati Taiese, Nikisha Turahui

Makeup coverup

Feiloaiga Mata’afa, Jasmine Perez


Prashnil Chand

Starch in leaves

Viola Alataua, Shannen Lemaga, Louisa Rongotaua

Taste test with chocolate

La Boeurn, Heba Shahid

Brown fruit

Garmay Zhu, Hamdi Noor, Annitta Walker

I see Vitamin C in broccoli

Jaynell Misa, Shayla Jones

Mea tau lima

Kathy Anso

Year Ten

Commerce Otago School of Business and Technology Challenge.

This year there were fewer stalls than normal. Students mainly sold products with the Home Economics Department selling their home made biscuits. The Technology Department made identification tags and key rings from brightly coloured resin.

We are extremely proud of our two teams of students who entered the University Of Otago School Of Business Technology Innovation Challenge held in June. This is our first year of entering this Challenge. The teams were made up of a mixture of Physics and Computing students. Our Year Eleven team came first with our Year Thirteen team coming Third. We were very proud of these results from our first year of entering.

The range of products made by the Y10 Business Studies consisted of wooden swords, made to order bracelets of student’s choices, balloon animals, stress balls and juggling balls. This event is always well supported by the students and staff. In 2010 the Market Day will have a wider variety of products and food items and will be held in our new Canteen/CafÊ space. Commerce Team

First: Sydney Sultantiano, Heike Raaba and Mary Atatai Third: Raymond Filiki, Alycia Parks and Pelise Tagata Commerce Team


Mini Market Day (Y10 Students)





Senior Business Studies

Kaipakihi Ranga Wairua

The Senior Business Studies students cover a variety of topics at the beginning of the year before starting the National Certificate of Business and Retail. They operate a sharemarket portfolio, look at businesses that have a social conscience and how they support communities, charities etc., and they have to attend a school breakfast meeting.

Kaipakihi Ranga Wairua is a hands-on 3 day business competition that is funded by the Maori Womens Development Inc.

A compulsory component of the course is to take part in the local business week run in the College by an outside provider. If interested, the students have the opportunity to take part in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Business Week held in Palmerston North. This opportunity was taken up by three of our students this year: Ana Vailalo, Mariah Vailalo and Emma Seaga, who were sponsored by Eastern and Western Hutt Rotary and the NaeNae College Jubilee Committee. This sponsorship paid for the students to spend a week at Massey University, visiting and hearing from New Zealand successful business people, actively producing and marketing a product and testing their agility skills by doing the army confidence course at Linton. Students also have the opportunity to make friends with students from throughout New Zealand also attending the course.

Eighty Year Twelve and 13 students took part and they were divided into 10 teams. Each team brainstorms a business idea, chooses a leader and attends workshops run by the facilitators to provide them with the information needed to turn their business idea into a viable business concept. There were workshops on leadership, strategic planning, production, marketing, finance, and SWOT analysis. On the final day the teams put together an ‘expo’ style stand to promote their business idea to 5 guest judges, aiming to be the team that wins the award for entrepreneurial excellence. This year SILVER MED group won with their business idea of a Chewing Gum type panadol for adults and children who found it difficult to swallow a tablet.

Engineering Mechanical Engineering – Year Twelve

In Mechanical Engineering this year I made a two stroke internal combustion motor. It had a lot of different parts which took most of the year to make. It was much harder to make than the steam engines we did last year. My teacher needed to help me to get the compression parts fitting right. The motor is a bit like a diesel as it works by compression ignition and needs a special fuel to make it work properly. My motor goes really well and my friends and family have seen it running at home.

In Mechanical Engineering this year I made a steam engine. We fabricated almost all of the parts and it is fully functional. It was fun and we did lots of related studies to earn N.C.E.A Credits.

The engine is made of a lot of different metals such as steel, brass and cast iron. Special aircraft grade aluminium is used for some of the parts.

I have learnt a lot this year through practical work and related studies and am hoping to study Mechanical Engineering at Weltech in 2011.

We did some studies and tests on materials that could be used to produce working engines and learnt a lot about different machining processes.

Zac Douglas

I think I have learnt some really good stuff this year and am hoping to do marine engineering next year. Heather Williamson

It works by boiling water in a copper boiler heated by fire lighters. The steam then goes into the cylinder forcing the piston down which turns the crankshaft. It works kind of like a car motor but there is no explosion taking place.


Mechanical Engineering – Year Thirteen



Food Technology NAENAE COLLEGE


Food Technology Home Economics The Home Economics Department has enjoyed another busy and productive year. Students have entered competitions, participated in Market Day and in the PAACT Faculty special project, and assisted with school catering events while completing credits towards national qualifications.

Junior Classes Year Nine Food Technology classes have worked with Mrs Coup and Mrs Davis and particularly enjoyed the Better Breakfasts and Marvellous Muffins technology units. They have also learnt to make healthy fast food family meals avoiding too much salt, fat and sugar! Year Ten worked on the very popular Burger unit where they made all types of burgers and designed one of their own choice

for the national NZ Beef and Lamb Burger Competition. Stacey Te Kuru was selected as the class representative and performed with merit alongside other schools in the regional finals at WELTEC on 26 June. They also completed the Biscuit Technology unit where they trialled a range of biscuits and designed a new one. These were attractively packaged and sold for a modest profit on Market Day. A group of junior Food Technology students are preparing and packaging small biscuit gift boxes for the PAACT community service project. These are to be distributed to residents of the Wesley home in December.

Senior Classes Year Eleven students have worked diligently with Mrs Davis towards NCEA Level 1 in Food and Nutrition. Many students in this class have displayed great creativity in the presentation of their food. A group of Year Eleven students have assisted with the serving of food at school events. Danielle Donnelly participated in the senior section of the NZ Beef and Lamb Burger Competition and her “Casablanca Fillet Burger� was complimented by the judges for its creativity and excellence in presentation as well as its superb taste!

This is a popular subject choice for many of our Year Twelve students for whom it is a completely new subject opening the way for potential employment in the Hospitality industry. This year students have undertaken units of work in food safety, knife skills, salads and grilling, soups and sauces, cakes, sponges and scones and learning about fish and seafood.

Advanced Catering Our Year Thirteen students have worked with enthusiasm on their units of work on sandwich making, fruits and vegetables, frying and roasting, making café style drinks and the very popular mocktails unit. As a result they have become confident cooks and can prepare food for many different situations. They have assisted with several school catering events such as the Open Evening supper, provided a catered morning tea for the staff in a simulated café situation and will again have the opportunity to showcase their cookery and food service skills in the annual Restaurant Day in early November.

Schools’ Hospitality Challenge Once again our Year Thirteen students participated in the regional Schools’ Hospitality Challenge at WELTEC on 3 June. They competed with merit against ten other schools in the Wellington region and the NaeNae College team coached by Mrs Coup and assisted by Miss Poynton came home with 9 medals in several categories: KHADRA ABDI Bronze Medal Innovative Table Setting, Blueberry Muffins ZARA AWATERE Bronze Medal Team

Challenge, Blueberry Muffins KIRSTY DAVIS Bronze Medal

Salmon Main CYNTHIA ERUERA Bronze Medal

Team Challenge TERESA MAULOLO Bronze Medal

Blueberry Muffins CAMERON POUWHARE Bronze Medal-

Pasta Main LOUISE SIALAU Bronze Medal Blueberry


Food Technology

Catering and Hospitality





Social Studies GeoTourism – Tongariro Trip On the last Sunday of Term One, the Year Twelve Geography class, with a few selected Year Thirteens and foreign exchange students, travelled up the central North Island for the annual Tongariro Field Trip. Mr Olliver described it as an active volcanic landscape, with rocks being thrown out of mountains, ash choking the air and mud flows sweeping away rail bridges. Maybe when Mr Olliver was a kid this might have happened but not in 2009. All we saw was a boring old river with the same old mountains, just sitting there on top of the North Island like lazy royalty. Our view of this landscape was quick to change. With the guidance of our experienced guide Mr Olliver, the amazing stamina of Mr Wood ‘Woody’ and the mother like instinct of Mrs Forster we set out to climb Mount Tongariro. At 7am we reached the start, it was a steady incline through the Mangatepopo Valley and then an almost vertical climb to the Top of South Crater. Pheww, what a climb! We sat down, thinking the worst of it was behind us. Mr Olliver pointed to a peak in the distance, another 500m above us, where the top was. In the hot sun we toiled our way across dormant craters and up shelves of volcanic rock till we reached the top of Red Crater. The view we observed when we got there was well worth the journey. The Kaimanawa Range in the east, Bay of Plenty in the north and Taranaki to the west, we were truly on top of New Zealand. But then we looked right

in front of us. Natural gases were seeping from the soil and the rocks were stained red. Blue lakes were in front of us with the cone of Ngauruhoe behind it. We began our descent and found more wonders. We descended from an altitude with no vegetation, down through tussock lands and into a dense podocarp forest. We reached the end and were relieved. Nine hours after we set out we had finished. Now all we had to do was relax in hot pools and eat Burger King, then let Mr Olliver drive us back to the lodge while we slept. The day after the tough assault on Tongariro, we travelled around the National Park, seeing more volcanic features in the area. We stopped many times on the side of the road for Mr Olliver to point out something interesting. We even scaled a second mountain, Pukeonake. That night the group played spotlight at our lodge on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu. This truly was an experience of a lifetime. On Wednesday we undertook some walks in the area. One of these included a short bush walk to the spectacular Taranaki Falls. It was snowing on Mt Ruapehu, so a trip up the mountain for snowball fights was the way to go. That night we just relaxed and watched movies. We left on Thursday to head for home. The trip was awesome. Thank you to Mr Olliver, Mr Wood, and Mrs Forster for accompanying us on this trip and providing everything to make it an unforgettable experience. Josh and Theo Year Thirteen Students

Music Performing Arts Technology (PAT): Engineers of the stage and screen. PAT students learn what it takes to conceive/construct and execute a show. Audiences tend to believe that performances just magically happen. To the untrained eye we only see the performers on the stage with a light and a microphone. The truth is that behind the stage there are a large group of people running around in a frenzy. The students from the Performing Arts Technology (PAT) have had to experience that first hand, where they were pushed to be at rehearsals, meetings, and technical set-ups. The NaeNae College Performing Arts Department have been introducing a new way of working in a production, where the students are assigned significant roles within a production. Roles such as a Production Manager who would organise the whole production and a lighting operator who sits at a lighting desk illuminating the performance. It is important to emphasise first that the program is very unique and is only taught in a few schools throughout New Zealand. NaeNae College recognises the importance of creating an arts culture within the school. Believing that the PAT course is an essential thread in what is a complex weave of different disciplines within the arts industry. The PAT students have been involved within various productions, soirees, events throughout the school year and their efforts are unseen.

The Music Department holds Music Soirees every term for student assessments. The PAT students have been working hard this year to get every soiree up and running. Throughout the year we have been having difficulties with getting the production organised, but this has been a great stepping-stone to everyone’s learning. The students themselves have realised the importance of communication within groups and how to deal with conflict amongst peers. They have also been accustomed to the fast pace in which a production is created. The most important thing that the students had learnt throughout the year was that no role was more important than the other – it all contributes to a successful (or unsuccessful) performance. From the Director/conductor who has a vision of the entire piece to the usher who invites the audience into the venue, they all influence the outcome of the performance. Congratulations to all the students who have completed the PAT course and thank you guys for all the hard work – Your efforts haven’t been unnoticed by the Performing Arts Department. To those who are interested in joining our team of technicians and managers, please feel free to talk to Mr Pegler who teaches the course.

This year the Jazz Band has had a committed group of ten students and two staff players who come regularly to practise. A number of significant changes were made early in the year. From the look and feel of a Concert Band to a more up-beat, edgy Stage Band line up with students soloing and improvising on contemporary themes like “Pick Up The Pieces” (Average White Band) and “Pass The Peas” (Maceo Parker). Special thanks to Andre Paris for transcribing, arranging and conducting this music. The repertoire also contained Jazz standards like Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock) and sophisticated numbers like “Malaguena” (Ernesto Lecuona). The band performed at Term One Soiree, final Celebration Assemblies, Cultural Day (Café opening) and Prizegivings.

The diverse nature of the group and high standard of performance was commented on: • “Fantastic to see students stand up and play their solos – keep it up!” • “The audience showed they really enjoyed it. What a contrast to last year” • “You’re making a difference in the school – well done!” We appreciate the support of our itinerant music teachers, Mrs Carol Stannard (Conductor, Librarian), Mr Wade Reeve (Guitar, Bass, occasional drums), Mr Andre Paris (Conductor, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute) and Tom Scraese (Kit, Percussion, Recording). A big thanks to Mrs DaviesColley (Flute) Band Secretary and Mr Pegler (HOD, Clarinet, Saxophone). In 2010 we look forward to building on the progress we have made this year.


Jazz Band 09

Music Soiree



Performing Arts NAENAE COLLEGE


Performing Arts NaeNae College Drama Production with William Shakespeare 2009

‘I Hate Romeo and Juliet’ Presents...

by William Shakespeare and Fiona ‘Ofamo’oni

Romeo and Juliet, one of the world’s most famous Shakespeare stories, inspired Mrs ‘Ofamo’oni to put together a great show. The whole team (pictured left) put in a lot of hard work to bring this story to life. Teachers and students worked hard through days and nights to set a high standard. Every student that participated and acted was just superb and beyond verbal description. I Hate Romeo and Juliet was a great production that caught everyone’s attention. A lot of old-time language was used but loads of modern jargon as well.



Anna Forster


Fiona ‘Ofamo’oni


Richard Bentley Hycenta Uwikunda

Stage Managers

Patricia Cherry Tom Coppell


Jaydin King Christopher Wordsworth

Lighting Design

Christopher Wordsworth

Lighting Operator

Robert Vickers


Comfort Miller

Trainee Operator

Nikhil Chand


Monisha Sharma

Lady Montague

Esther Collins Megan Park

Sound Design

Tiara Rameka Fiona ‘Ofamo’oni

Sound Operator

Tiara Rameka


Danielle Courtney


Lucas Ryan

Costume Design

Vanisha Pullan Fiona ‘Ofamo’oni


Emma English Michael Galloway Monalize Sosene

Set Design

Fiona ‘Ofamo’oni

Set Construction

Mafi Latu Len Lea

The audience loved every moment of it, thanks to the cast and crew and of course Mrs. ‘Ofamo’oni.


Katie Pasanen

Princess Escales

Courtney Brown

The production cast and crew needed a lot of practices and rehearsals which called upon all spending time away from their families to attend. It was their commitment that made the show a success.


Peta Tangiwai


Connor Boyd

I Hate Romeo and Juliet even had a dance which brought the house down! It was the best ever and we hope that next year will be even better. Kayla Hutchison Year Nine student



Friar Lawrence

Prasheel Wilson

Capt. Of Watch

Liam Boyd

First Officer

James Forster


Tom Coppell Fiona ‘Ofamo’oni

Second Officer

Lucas Ryan

Stage Combat



Tandia Vaughan


Shannon Judkins


Mafi Latu Phil Pegler


Davine Hune


Tom Coppell


Kurtis Carroll Angie Lurie Hermelina Walker

Lady Capulet

Hannah McLaughlan


Ravneel Lal

Front of House

Sobhanya Kim, Isaiah Tourell, Makereta Amopiu-Pihama


Connor Boyd


James Forster

Moulin Rouge Gals

Patricia Cherry Michael Galloway Vanisha Pullan Tiara Rameka

Performing Arts

“Tybolt the reason I have to love thee doth much excuse the apprenting to such a greeting. Villin I am none there for farewell I see thou knowist me not”.


I Hate Romeo and Juliet

Special Nedds Unit NAENAE COLLEGE


Special Needs Unit Sports

Places To Visit

During the course of the year our students participate in a wide range of sports.

We went to the:

• Athletics – running, shot-put, discus, javelin. • Indoor Soccer – 2 teams • Ten-Pin Bowling – 2/3 teams • Road Race • Swimming No matter what our students are participating in, they are positive, team players, and promote “Fair Play”, because it is not about winning, it is “to do their best and to enjoy themselves at the same time”. We have a fantastic group of students of which the staff are very proud.

News from the SNU 2009 was a great year in the Special Needs Unit. These are some of our highlights:

New People We welcomed some new people into our whanau: • 4 new students: Zhikara, Patosina, Lisa and Jordyn • 2 new teacher aides: Jackie and Kerri • 1 new teacher: Mrs D-C

Good Food We made lots of good food together including: vegetable soup, boil-up, gingerbread men, chocolates, healthy sandwiches and banana milkshakes

• Fijian Masi exhibition at Pataka in Porirua • Te Whanau Tahi – where Mr Hirini taught us some Maori • We visited our special friend, Tuese, in hospital when he was very sick • The art exhibition at the Disable Resources Trust

Interesting Visitors We had some really great people come to visit us: • Mr Ah Kuoi came to teach us some Samoan • Mrs Ahmed (Faizan’s Mum) came to teach us some Indian words. She also let us try on some saris and she cooked us an amazing Indian lunch. • Mrs Duncan came to show us the Tongan costumes she has made for the Polynesian Club. She let us try them on too.

Sports We took part in lots of sports for athletes with a disability, including: athletics, soccer, ten pin bowling, road race, riding for the disabled & swimming

Special Occasions We celebrated a few of these this year. Some people say that all we do in the SNU is party!

Amelia, Caitlin, Patosina

and Lisa are making a pre

sentation in their SPEC clas


• Sports Day • Tuese’s 21st birthday • Mrs Lee’s special birthday with an 0 in it • Everyone else’s birthday • Multiculture Day – Chris was the flagbearer for Ireland

In October Tuese got well enough to come back to school. We were so pleased to see him – Go Tuese!

Other Great Achievements We took part in our class drama “Movie Moves” We performed a speech in front of our parents and an assessor from Speech NZ – and we all passed! Chris, Zhikara and Damien achieved a distinction for their speeches

If you haven’t been to visit the SNU you are really missing out! Please come over and see us!

39 Special Nedds Unit

We made a class tapa cloth in Art which Mr Russell is going to display in his office


Here are some of the special events we celebrated:



Library This has been an awesome year for the library; we have tripled the number of books issued to students which means there is a lot more reading going on. The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer has contributed to this, we have two sets of this series and only now are they making it to the shelves as they have been continuously out being read. We held a Twilight quiz which drew around 25 students; girls and boys, and a number of teachers. They all now wait with baited breath for the second movie of the series, “New Moon�. We were overwhelmed with the response from students to help out in the library, 27 students enrolled as student librarians. The student librarians are an integral part of the library management, their assistance with shelving, issuing books and making displays is much needed and appreciated by library staff. In term one we welcomed the Careers and Gateway team into the library, we are now able to work together to promote job skills and employment to students. We also received another four student computers making a total of 18. These are heavily used during class time as well as interval and lunchtimes for students to do their assignments and research. Extra shelving was also purchased to display our study guides and reference books. These books are now getting much more use.

Lisa and Polly

The Library and the English Department worked together and ran a creative writing competition for juniors and seniors. The number of entries exceeded expectations and there were some awesome pieces of work. The winner for the junior section was Sobhania Kim and the senior section was won by Talele Faalogo. Each received a $50 Westfield voucher for their efforts. Please remember you can help your child with their learning simply by encouraging them to read. Students are allowed three library books at a time for three weeks, these can be extended if your child has not finished with them. The Naenae Public Library has a great selection of books to choose from, it is free to join and to take books out. Reading not only helps your child develop their language skills but opens their minds to new worlds, faraway places and awesome adventures.

Twilight Quiz

Art and Literature

Photograhic prints by Emma Poole

An Experience of a Lifetime It was time for my family to move to a new village and while packing our old belongings, that were stored in the garage, I caught a glimpse of my old school magazine. I opened it but it slipped out of my hands and landed to the floor, revealing the page which had a photo of all the girls that represented our school at one of Samoa’s memorable events two years ago. Somehow, it drifted me back to where it all happened. “You all better get these dances right or else!” said Ms Luamanuvae, our choreographer. She reminded me of

witches in fairytale stories. I secretly called her the ‘aiku’ which was the Samoan name for a witch. I couldn’t sleep some nights because she appeared in my dreams as the aiku with powerful magic and spoke words that sounded like a fierce storm. Unfortunately this wasn’t a fairytale. The dances were to be performed in front of about six thousand people from around the world who were going to participate in the South Pacific Games held at the Apia Park. Our school was one of the four schools who were chosen to perform for this special evening and our “ausiva” involved one hundred girls from different classes.

My body shivered when the aiku called out my name. Yikes! For one thing, she gave people that look where you only want to run away as soon as possible and never turn back. We called it the ‘eye of doom’. As she walked towards me, my mind thought about terrible things witches do to princesses in fairytales and my breath suddenly came to a halt when she stood right in front of me. “Talele, it would be nice if you focus on how you move your body, not trying to look good,” she quietly said but loud enough to make the junior girls next to me giggle. However, Ms Luamanuvae turned to them and gave them the eye of doom which kept them

quiet throughout the whole rehearsal. When it was 11.30am, Ms Luamanuvae ordered us to get ready for tonight. We were all excited as this was the first time we would perform in public. All the girls’ mothers were at the school getting their daughters ready and making sure they looked perfect in their Samoan traditional clothes provided by the Samoan Tourism Authority. My mum couldn’t stop hugging me and telling me how proud she was of me. She also brought with her a ‘pinati soup’ which was my favourite dish but around that time I was too nervous to worry about food.

Art and Literature



Art and Literature NAENAE COLLEGE


Photograhic prints by Danielle Donnelly

Photograhic prints by Julie McBride

By 4pm, all the girls were in the bus all set to leave for the park. When we got to the appointed place, the other three schools were already there. So we all went and stood at our selected lines and waited for the official opening of the ceremony. We all felt nervous but relaxed as the witch spoke, “Remember girls, you’re representing St Mary’s name! Make them proud will you?” I never thought I would hear those words from her. It really was a miracle.

The event was finally finished and the girls were very excited and relieved for it was now over. Ms. Luamanuvae met us at the exit gate and we all saw the huge smile on her face and we were glad. She hugged all of us and said that we ought to be proud as we performed beautifully. I could sense that everyone were pleased to hear that. It was also the last time I thought about her as the aiku because although she was strict, I know that she only want us to do our best.

Everyone proudly stood up when the Samoan National Anthem was sung by the choir. Their voices were like angels from heaven. The atmosphere felt so inviting that when it finished, we all ran to the middle of the field and started our first cultural dance with cheerful faces. I couldn’t see anything at the front of me because all lights were on us, so we just continued dancing until the last dance. It was a slow contemporary dance, based on an old Samoan legend about a girl who was the keeper of an eel. As the eel grew bigger, the girl got really scared and ran away from it. She even asked a group of matais to kill it. But, the eel came up to Sina [girl] and told her that he was the Fijian Prince. He came to Samoa because he heard stories about her beauty, so he asked a witch to change him into an eel, so that he could come and see her for himself. But, as he reached the shore of Samoa, he couldn’t change back. Since he was going to be killed, he asked Sina, to take his head and bury it for a plant would grow from it and would be known as the ‘coconut”.

Some of the audience came up to us and said that we were brilliant but excitement came over me when photographers, television, media from every participated countries surrounded us with their peculiar instruments moving from one side to the other. And I knew that we wouldn’t be experiencing this unforgettable memory if it wasn’t for our amazing choreographer whom I underestimated for being too bossy on us. She was though, in a way of how persisting she was and only because she wanted to let us know how important this event was for our school and that we were lucky to be a part of it as it would be one of the most memorable event in the history of Samoa. I suddenly looked at the time and I believe I spent two hours going through the magazine. I heard my mum calling my name for lunch so I quickly closed it, blew off the dust and placed it back into the box. Talele Levaula-Faalogo Year Twelve Student

(Competition Winner – Senior Group)

It’s all her fault. Stupid cow. Everything was going great until she showed up in her hideous black shoes and her “I’m-soinnocent-but-really-I’m-just-going-to-stealthe-love-of-your-life-and-leave-you-in-thedirt” smile. Her name is Serena. She’s a bloodsucking reptile. She’s also blonde, tan, has hazel eyes and the best boyfriend anyone could ever have, Jackson Hewitt. He was going to be mine. I had a plan, a well thought out plan and like I said, it was going great until an unexpected factor ruined my plan. It was term 3 since I last saw him. He was going to Mount Ruapehu with his family to go skiing during the holidays. My plan was to keep me in his mind so that he thought about me all the time and finally decided he couldn’t deal with not being with me and asked me to be his girlfriend. So everyday we talked on the phone and I sent him an e-mail every couple of hours or so. We shared, we laughed and we had quality time together but obviously not together. We were perfect for each other. Even our names go together, Jackson and Jasmine. But he came back on Monday and he met her, the new girl in our form

Jackson and Serena go out. They’re so cute together… Damn she’s lucky… I wonder if Jasmine knows. The class was buzzing. They were holding hands. I was crushed. I managed not to let any tears fall but once in the privacy of my room I commenced the dying inside crouch. I rocked back and forth and more fat tears fell down and wet the carpet. I didn’t quite make it to my bed before the tears overcame and my body became useless except for pitying myself.

Easily heart broken.


Or maybe not. Sobhanya Kim Year Ten Student

(Competition Winner – Junior Group)

What Is Success in the Pacific Context? The Collins English Dictionary defines success as an “achievement of something attempted; attainment of wealth, fame or position”. However from a Pacific perspective, success is not materialistic, it cannot be touched, but instead what you feel in your heart and soul. By this definition wealth is both education and knowledge, which is connected to success in family. More importantly it is to do with honouring your parents. And above all success is spirituality.

Wealth in the Pacific perspective is a state of being rich-rich with knowledge gained from learning. Success in these terms is making use of the education you are given, and developing it into a stable opportunity I hadn’t realised that I liked him so much. to further your studies, or to gain employment. Sure I told myself that I was in love with Transforming the knowledge you gain into him but what person my age doesn’t say an opportunity to prosper. And through that? You see girls saying that they love your accomplishment in itself is success, their boyfriend after going out with them because knowledge is power, and education for an hour. But what were my feelings for Jackson? My real feelings, not my teenage is the key to success. With both knowledge and education, you can achieve the best girl feelings. Maybe I’d know tomorrow. you are capable of academically. This is Maybe I’d know next week. Maybe I really success, because then you are able to give did love him. Maybe I’d never actually back to the pacific community, either know. But I guess what I realize now is that when it comes to feelings, it’s hard to through assistance with the education system or through your occupation. You know. And it’s easy to get sucked into the hole where you put yourself out there in the can use your skills to help a member of the Pacific community when they need them. name of “love”, ignorant and vulnerable.

Monique Barthelemy

James Graves

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Ok so here’s the deal. I’m crouched down by my bed. The bad thing? I don’t crouch. But when big fat tears roll down your face, completely ruining your eyeliner (but thank goodness you wore waterproof mascara), and you feel like someone ripped out your heart while it was still beating, jumped on it, stabbed it a hundred times, rolled over it with a bulldozer and finally cut it into a million pieces with rusty scissors, you don’t care about those petty little things.

class. Sure, she was pretty but like whatever, she was no competition. Or so I thought. He walked up to her with his confident saunter and introduced himself to her. I fell in love with such a sweetie! I had thought at the time. He spent the whole day showing her around, he hadn’t even said a word to me. ‘Sweetie’ image went down. Tuesday and Wednesday were no different. ‘Sweetie’ image dead. Last period on Thursday was what left me in the dying inside crouch that I’m currently suffering from. ‘Sweetie’ image replaced with heart breaking, flea infested, scummy player.


The Fall

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Jamie Trolove

Our roles within our families define who we are, in the Pacific context, family is important. Success, concerning family, is being able to provide and support one another. In Samoan society, the value of money is not as important as the value of family. When your own family or other families need help, especially financially, you give it. Sharing resources between families reflect greatly on your upbringing and the values your parents have taught. Assisting others is success, because you are able to reciprocate the kindness others have shown. It is success because you are overcoming obstacles as a family, not as individuals. Sharing resources between families is not the only success where family is concerned. In the Pacific, the biggest success is honouring your parents

James Graves

until death. Nothing else matters or is important. Honouring your parents is success, because you cannot find two other people who would sacrifice everything- even their own wellbeing, in order to ensure you have the best opportunities. You could not find two other people that are willing to endure hardship of all kinds, for you to have the best possible future. Honouring your parents, through achieving your goals (academic or spiritual), compensates for their hard work, and makes it all worthwhile. It is success because we have accomplished a purpose in life. Fame is defined as “a state of being widely known or recognised”. This is something most, if not all, Pacific people desire, in terms of religion or connection to Christ. They don’t what fame in order

to be popular, but for their own personal spiritual relationship with Christ, for the growth and strengthening of their spiritual beliefs and relationships with Christ. Where religion and worshiping is concerned, we Pacific people fully accept the Lord, with our whole being, and express it unashamedly and unselfishly. By trusting in this “personal bond” that ties us to Christ, we push towards the need of having a purpose for living. We push towards wanting to have it widely known by all, that we have truly succeeded in understanding the beliefs of our spirituality and religion and we believe in it with our whole being. We are unapologetic about such a victory, and instead rejoice in the greatness of our beliefs, in the intensity and recognition of our personal relationship with Christ.

There are so many different ways to define “success in the Pacific context”. I have explored education and knowledge, our roles within our family and honouring our parents. Above all, I have discussed the spirituality and our spiritual relationship in you connection to Christ. To me, this is the way “success in the Pacific context” is defined. All in all, success is whatever we yearn for and achieve. Accomplishing success will always leave you with a sense of fulfilment, completion and a purposeful life. This is the ultimate success one could hope for, from the Pacific perspective. Mary Atatai Year Thirteen Student

Quintessa Peniata

As we were cleaning up, I saw in the corner of my eye a big pile of sand that was piled up next to a pick up truck. I hurried over to see what was under the pile. Nervous feelings ran up my spine. I was so excited and scared at the same time to discover what was really covered with sand. Different pictures popped in my head guessing what it could be; maybe it was treasure, it could be someone’s belongings or a body! I swept away the rest of the sand and I felt the cold hard tiles. I saw its shiny, off-white colour appearing. Then it came into my head. This was my great grandmother’s grave. It was a year ago when I last came to this place, with my parents and my eight brothers, to visit my grandmother’s family here in Lalomanu. Everyone was so happy to see us as it had been a very long time since they last saw us now that we lived overseas in New Zealand. All the Samoa family attended our family meeting, held in our big traditional house. It didn’t matter if you were a kid; you just had to be there, to listen to the older people telling stories. One of my grandmother’s sisters, my mom’s aunty, was telling the story of how their mother nurtured them when they were growing up. She said their mother

Rebecca Fraser

Their mother was very strict, especially with the way her children acted, talked and presented themselves to other people. She was a proud woman. When my great grandfather passed away, my great grandmother was the one who took over his role on being the head of the family. She took over my great grandfather’s title of the chief in our village. Our culture and family was very important to her. These were the things that kept her going in life. Just outside the fale there were about five graves including one of my great grandmother. Her grave was covered with square white tiles. It was different from the others, more modern because the other graves were made out of rock and stone and they’d been there a longer time. My great grandmother had been dead for six years and when she was still alive, I met her. She was in the fale Samoa when I saw her, sitting on the fala that lay on the ground, her grey hair in a bun. She didn’t look scary because her face was looking at me with her wide, beautiful smile. I remember looking at the red and white mu’umu’u she had on. It was long and had flowers all over it. The day was still young and the sky was bright blue. The sound of cars on the road and the sound of clashing waves was irritating my hearing. “O ai lea teine ua tou aumaia? Who is this little girl you came with?” she said to my mother. And my mother answered, “O lau tama teine lena. That is my daughter.” “O ai lona igoa? What is her name?”

“O lona igoa o Jessmine. Her name’s Jessmine.” Then I heard someone say, “E leai! O lona igoa o Matautu! No, her name is Matautu!” And I understood Matautu was my family name. Tears ran down my cheeks. Trees that were once beautiful were broken. Our big traditional house, our fale Samoa was gone. The sky was still bright blue, but the sound of clashing waves was terrifying. I lost so many people, my mom’s aunty who told the stories, my little nieces and nephew... My mom’s aunty is dead so now my generation tells the stories. The following Sunday we all went to church. People who lost their families were gathered at the “Vaipuna O Le Olataga” temple in Lalomanu. Each family performed an item to pay respect to their loved ones they lost. Everybody cried together. It was a service of sadness. I thought again about my great grandmother’s grave. It was the only thing left standing. There must have been a reason. Then I remembered what my great grandmother said, “Our culture and family are the things that keep us going in life.” It’s the idea of culture and family that brings us together in times of sorrow. I heard my grandmother’s family calling someone else Matautu. I got jealous and I told them to call me by my Samoan name, Matautu, as well. O lo’u igoa fo’i Matautu, I said to them. My name is Matautu. It is the name of my culture and my family. My great grandmother taught me that name. Jessmine Matautu Aiomata Year Twelve Student

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Our fale were all gone. The only things you could see were the leftovers of bits and pieces of our three houses that were torn down by massive waves. Wood, timber, glass, tree branches, people’s belongings and the trash that washed onto our land was spread all over the ground. The big mess was everywhere; it looked as if no one had lived here before.

always gave them hidings except for one of her daughters and that’s my grandmother of course.


My Name is Matautu

Photograhic prints by Katherine Piesse

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Out to Get Me I first met Shaun a couple of years ago. He was an interesting character, the most prominent things about him would be his fashion style, he would wear such small and eccentric clothes that never fit him, and it was embarrassing to be seen with him. He had a bit of temper; whenever he was ignored or belittled he would respond in an outbreak of insult that usually didn’t make sense. Don’t get me wrong, he was highly intelligent and had a very artistic sense of humour, it would often lead to strange scenarios which would later end with a punishment of some sort. Four weeks ago Shaun was kicked out of the extension class as punishment for prolonged grievances with the social sciences teacher. “That teacher is out to get me”, he’d always say. He was to spend five weeks in a remedial class, that although he despised the teacher for

belittling him, he looked right at home in that class. I would often seem him with his belly hanging out of his shirt, sitting on a beanbag. While walking home with Shaun on his last day in the remedial class, I said “You should make a really funny return to our class next week.” His chubby face was beaming with excitement at the idea. “I’ll see you Monday” he said as he shot off to this house. “That should be good,” I muttered. On Monday, the first two periods went by as per normal, with no sign of Shaun whatsoever. But then came form time, as I walked in I noticed a small black machine, of a very odd shape, that could only be described as some sort of “Star Wars” prop. The next thing I noticed was what I immediately recognised as laser pointers, hanging by string from the ceiling. Once the class was settled and the teacher started calling out the roll,

a loud beep sound came from the black machine as it started pouring smoke out of a funnel. The laser pointers turned on simultaneously, and a stereo which I had not previously seen started playing rock music rather loudly. The class went silent with confusion. The door opened and in slowly came Shaun, riding on a goat! The class started shouting and hooting, while Shaun sang along to the stereo as he rode in gallantly. The music stopped and a voice boomed, “GET OUT OF MY CLASS!” All eyes turned to the teacher. I was walking home with Shaun the next day. “So you’re back in the remedial class for good aye?” “Yep,” he replied, “that teacher is out to get me.” Elliot Burr Year Ten Student

Something So Strong It wasn’t easy to run though the high grass. I had to look where I put my feet so I wouldn’t fall. I tried my best to keep up with Elias. He had been my friend for as long as I could remember. He was much faster than me, but always waited to make sure that I was there. Now he stopped, bent down in the grass to pick something up. Then he turned around. “Look at these ladybirds,” he said. In his hands I could see two ladybirds stuck like glue to each other. “What’s wrong with them?” I asked. “There’s nothing wrong with them” he explained. “They are just in love.” I looked surprised. He carried on. “I saw it on TV. When ladybirds like each other they stick together.” “Oh,” I said, impressed by all the things

“Are you going with Elias?” my mum asked when I was packing my swimsuit. “I think he likes you,” she said and smiled. I went out through the door. I didn’t understand her. Of course he liked me, I was his friend. I looked back. My mum was still standing in the door, smiling. I was really tired when we reached the lake. I had to lie down in the sand and catch my breath. The sand was soft and warm. I could feel the sun burn on my legs. This summer had been a warm one. Because my sister had gone to her friend’s summer house, I had spent the whole summer with Elias. To my mind, it was much more fun. Elias and I never argued. He could push me into the water as many times as he wanted, without making me angry. If my sister pushed me, I didn’t talk to her for the whole day. Elias came and lay down beside me. “Can you breathe now?” he said and laughed. I pushed him in friendly way and laughed with him. “Do you want to go for a swim?” he asked with eagerness in his eyes. I looked at him and nodded.

“Josie,” he said, “I like you.” I had so many thoughts running around in my head. Those words sounded so different from when my mum had said them. “Like the ladybirds?” I asked, almost whispering. He laughed. “Just like the ladybirds.” Then he pulled me up. “Are you ready?” he asked and smiled. I nodded and smiled back. Then we jumped. He was still holding my hand. Boel Axelsson Year Thirteen Student

Untitled It is a dark foggy night on fourth Avenue, Manhattan. There are barely any cars on the road, and about three or four pedestrians. A flashing light reading ‘Bar’ adorns a scummy old building. Flashing not in a Viva Las Vegas way, but in a more ‘I can’t afford an electrician’ way.

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I really like being by myself at the lake. Of course Elias was there, but it was different from when mum and dad were there. Before we went I had to promise to be careful and not swim too far out. I was proud that they trusted me.

We went out on the bridge and sat down on the edge. If I reached a bit I could touch the water with my toes. It was a bit cold but my feet got used to it. We sat there for a while, without either of us speaking. The only thing you could hear were the waves breaking on the beach. I looked at him. His blond little curls were flying in the wind. Somehow he looked different. I didn’t know what it was, but I got a funny feeling in my stomach. He turned his head and looked in my eyes. He was smiling. I had to look away, felt I was turning into a tomato. Two seconds later I felt his hand grabbing mine. The funny feeling in my stomach started to spread through my whole body.

Photograhic prints by Julie McBride

he knew. He carefully put the lovers down in the grass. Just when he let them go, they lifted and flew up towards the sky. We looked at them disappear behind the trees. Then we start to run again. I could already catch a glimpse of the water.

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Inside, the scent of rum, beer, and cheap old wine fills the pub. Old pinball machines, a monochrome TV, and random paintings, are also in the room; all looking like they came from a garage sale. The stools have almost rusty handles and legs, with the cushion seat ripped open. On one of them sits a businessman, in a suit, wearing glasses, and styling a haircut that’s strikingly familiar. On his right, an overweight hillbilly, with white roots on his hard blonde hair, who’s possibly drunk from the way his eyes flutter randomly. Around them, three more other people: the bartender sitting silently looking at porn magazines, and two guys passed out on the corner. “Hey!” said the man in the business suit. “Oh, uhm, hi,” replied the hillbilly. “Have you seen the air vent over by the restrooms?” “Air vent? What about it?”

The men went out the back door, to an alleyway, where they saw a big square hole on the ground. This is obviously not an air vent. “See,” said the man in the business suit, “I’m flying,” as he floated a couple of feet above the hole. Then he flew up 10 feet high. The hillbilly was astounded. “Me, me, I wanna try,” he shouted. The businessmen slowly floated down, and patted the hillbilly on the back. “Your turn bro.” The hillbilly sniggers, and with an arrogant smile on his face, jumps with all strength over the hole, only to fall down. The businessman laughs hysterically as he hears the other man curse loudly.

“If you try standing over the hole where the vent is, you float and fly, you know a few feet high”.

The back door opens and the bar owner comes out.

“Fly? I wanna try this.”

Nigel Martinez

“Here come with me.”

Year Ten Student

“Clark Kent, someone’s on the phone for you.”

Nigel Prince

Katie McHugh

Katie McHugh

Mooching Filiki

This year in Gateway we had 39 students who went out to work one day a week. This was the biggest group we’ve had to date. Some students have had success and been offered part time jobs and apprenticeships. Other students will go on to do further study in their chosen area.


Students in the Gateway programme go out to work one day a week. The students get hands on learning; they are assessed in the workplace and earn credits towards their NCEA.

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Sports Athletics Day

Athletics Karori Relay   This is a large meet around a very nice undulating course in Karori. Schools from as far away as Whanganui take part, and take it very seriously. Our team of senior boys put in a great effort to finish. We’ll be back again next year. Thanks to Elly, Daniel, Tala, Matt & Dimas. Trentham Champs This meet was supported by a group of keen students across the year groups. Competition was strong from other schools; they have specific students who run, very fast, as their main (maybe only) sport. Our students ran hard, for some it would be the beginning of their running success, others triumphed by finishing. Well done to all, next year you will be better and faster. Thanks to Tylar, Thomas, Anna, Alicia, Godfrey, Trish, Daniel & Lydia. Next year we hope to have more students to participate and take their running up to the next level. Please come and see MN if you want to join.



Grant Edmonds


st ce, won Hutt Valley 1 pla d Darryn (left to right) an ey, dn Sy ip. y, nsh nn pio Be Hai, inton 2009 Cham gton Regional Badm and the CSW Wellin

Combining both strength and skill, endurance and speed, badminton has proven to be one of the most popular sports for Naenae students across all year levels. In 2009 over 70 students applied to join various badminton teams, many of whom took part in training throughout the whole season, and played in the inter-school winter games. 2009 has been a golden year for NaeNae College’s badminton. Sydney Sultantiono and Benny Lau (both 13YO), Hai Tran (11SA), and Darryn Kouoi (11AN) represented NaeNae College to win the 2009 Hutt Valley Senior Boys Division 1 Games. Subsequently they represented the Hutt Valley to play the CSW 2009 Greater Wellington Regional Finals. They won the semifinal 4:2 against Onslow College (No. 1 of Northern Region) and won the championship game 6:0 against Rongotai College (No. 1 of Wellington City). Their outstanding performance was the result of their dedication and hard work in training, great teamwork and mutual support. We congratulate their achievements and thank them for the honour they have brought to the College. Victor Li



Basketball is a sport that is played on Friday nights for seniors and Tuesday nights for juniors. This year NNC only had 3 basketball teams, one junior girls, one senior girls and one senior boys. Although the boys struggled at times with numbers, the girls showed they have potential to do better especially with NZ under 16 basketball player Stacee Sturm. There will need to be a huge push in 2010 to bring basketball back to where it once was when NNC were highly regarded and feared. If you’re interested in giving basketball a go, put your name down and get stuck in.



Cricket First Eleven A vastly different team took to the field this year for the cricket 1st Eleven as the bulk of last years team left school at the end of 2008. At the time of writing this we are half way through the 2009 cricket season. Unfortunately the first term didn’t provide us with the best of weather so our season has been quite disrupted. First up was a two-day game versus St Bernard’s College. We made 143 in our 1st innings and then bowled them out for 101, with Sean Bryant taking 5 for 26. We then only managed 112 in our 2nd innings, with Alex Tupuse ending with 38 not out. Unfortunately, day two got rained out as the game would have definitely had a result. Another couple of wet Saturdays and we faced Tawa in a one day game. We were bowled out for 93 (Josh Krakosky 33). Tawa were feeling confident but some tight bowling and great fielding (including an awesome catch from Logan Blake) saw them all out for 59 (Ross Jordan 3 for 15, Sean Bryant 3 for 4 and Theo Wordsworth 2 for 1). A two-day game versus Heretaunga finished off the first half of our season. Batting first we made 158 (Brydon Soutar 30, Josh Krakosky 72). Heretaunga made 170 for 9 with Sam McHugh, Ciaran Hargreaves and Ross Jordan each taking 2 wickets. Unfortunately, we could only manage 85 in our 2nd innings which left them with just 73 to win, which they easily made 2 wickets down. Hopefully, term four weather will treat us more kindly, although our first game has already been rained out. We need to thank the parents that have come down and supported us, helped us host lunch, helped on the scorebook and a big thank you to Dean Bryant who has coached us. Our team is made up of the following players: Theo Wordsworth, Brydon Soutar, Josh Krakosky, Alex Tupuse, Trent Fortune, Sean Bryant, Logan Blake, Sanjay Patel, Ciaran Hargreaves, Chris Vickers, Sam McHugh, Alex Viliamu, Ross Jordan.

Junior Team This team is still chasing an elusive win. We have proven to be a fairly good bowling side but we have struggled to get runs. Like the first eleven, the first half of the season was severely disrupted by bad weather. We had some good bowling performances with Jitesh taking 5 for 11 and Kereama 3 for 18 versus Taita and Lucas taking 3 for 28 versus St Bernard’s. We have had a few new faces put their names down to play for the 2nd half of the season so lets hope we can put some good scores on the board so that our bowlers have a total to bowl at. Thanks to Matt Bryant who came down for the 1st half of the season to help out at our trainings, to Darren Ward who mastered the scorebook, to Pete Ryan who helped umpire and Kathy Bryant who made sure we knew when the games were on. Our team is made up of Lucas, Thomas, Sam, Rajiv, Hops, Sohail, Kereama, Rikihana, Jitesh, PJ, Jarrod, Ferreti.

Dragon Boating Dragon Boating is great for the way it brings together a random group of people and unites them as a team to do something none of them have done before. There are 20 people paddling and a caller at the front. The coach directs the boat from the back. A huge feature of the team this year was the number of overseas students in the group. Seven students from Germany, Sweden, Mexico, France and Italy, together with the multi-cultural NaeNae College regulars, made us a very interesting team. It was great to see strong friendships formed between our students. I enjoyed the van rides into town, getting to know some of our students better over the 5 weeks of training and competition. Many thanks to Ms Cribb and Ms Ransfield for helping with driving the vans, and special thanks to Mr Watts for being van driver and manager on an extremely cold competition day. I have never seen such a freezing bunch of students who nevertheless had a fantastic time. On the competition day our team competed against schools from Wellington, the Hutt Valley and the Wairarapa down at the waterfront, and the atmosphere was amazing. Thanks to all the teachers and parents who braved the weather to come down and support us. Mrs. Watts Dragon Boating Manager

Dragon Boating





Football This year football at NaeNae College was very successful overall. There was a lot of interest and this allowed us to produce a senior team and a junior team. Both teams trained together – this meant that the teams started to perform on the field. The junior team competed in Junior Division 4. They won almost every game and made the final. But perhaps the greatest thing about this team was the spirit and fun that they had. It was my pleasure to coach this team and be with them for most of their games. Their dedication and hard work helped them to win the final against Wellington College. It was 3-3 in the last minute, but the boys pulled through to get a last second goal and win 4-3! The senior team competed in Youth Division 5. Overall, we had a decent season that was disrupted by the weather a little bit, but we still made it to the final – also against a Wellington College team. We had lost 4-0 to them earlier in the season but were confident about the final. However, I think luck deserted us in the game, as we missed a couple of one-on-ones and crucial opportunities that could’ve turned the game in our favour. But, on the day Wellington College were too strong and came out on top 5-2. Overall I think that this season’s football at NaeNae College went well and with 99% of the players returning next year, it’s only going to get better. A big thank you to Shannon Garton who willingly gave his time to our school on Saturdays – to ref and coach the seniors (especially when Mr Wood got injured) and on a Wednesday at training where he helped Josh with the training. To Mr Powell, Mr Dunckley, Ms Shaw, Mrs Watts and Mr Russell thank you for giving up your time during the season to assist with the junior team and to Jennifer Feek for co-ordinating both teams and getting them to where they should be. Josh Krakosky

The team did well under the pressure of losing players through out the season. Thank you to all the players that filled in spots, often with only half a days notice and thank you also to our awesome goal keepers. I hope that Mary does not have any long term effects from the dive she did that resulted in a concussion. Without the dedication, support and hard work each team member gave, we would not have had the success we did this season. The supporters where amazing as well, showing up in all weather to be there on the sideline to cheer for us. Heather Williamson Captain


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First XI Girls FOOTBALL This year our team made a vast improvement, with the help of Mr Johnson. Our first few games we were joined by a group of exchange students, Boel, Laure, Erika as well as Heile. Heile stayed with us for the whole season, scoring an amazing nineteen goals in nine games, which help the team finish fourth in Division Two for the Hut Valley.



Hockey 1st XI Boys Hockey Our boys’ hockey team ranges from Year Nine boys through to Year Thirteen led by Aidan Speakman (our captain and specialist umpire). We are a diverse bunch of all ages, shapes and sizes. We can be found at Frazer Park Hockey turf on a Tuesday practising from 5 – 6pm and on any major turf around the Wellington region at any time on a Wednesday afternoon playing against other colleges in the Wellington P4 College competition (this included Elsdon, Paraparaumu, Fraser and Wellington). This year we maintained our position in this grade after starting the season with a promotion/ relegation game which we won! At the end of this season we finished 6th in the grade meaning that

we do not have a promotion/relegation game at the beginning of the season next year. Yeah! During College Winter Tournament week in September the NaeNae College Boys’ Hockey team competed in the ‘Olympic Stick’ tournament in Carterton. It was the first tournament in 3 years; it was a great experience for the team. We ended up coming 12th / 14 – a learning curve for us all. Off the turf we went to the driving range – a traditional outing for a hockey team, and to the pool, along with just spending time at the camping grounds and meeting other teams staying with us. Mrs Forster, Mr Murden and Bronwyn Poad came with us. Thank you for the food, time and energy.

With Luke and Aidan leaving our team we’d like to say thanks for being the seniors and mentors for the team. To our coaches, Chris and Craig, thanks for your time and energy.

proud to say that we have achieved this. Over the season you would be able to find us on a Monday night in the gym practicing from 5.30 – 7pm for the middle 21 weeks of the year.

Look forward to seeing bigger and brighter things from us next year!

At the beginning of the season we began playing in P2 and finished 2nd in the first round. This meant that we were able to play the promotion/relegation round against Wellington Girls. That game went into sudden death strokes and we won. This entitled us to play in P1 on a Friday night. People throughout Wellington Hockey congratulated us with enthusiasm.

Mrs. Forster 1st XI Girls Hockey 2009 NaeNae College girls make it to P1! As the season progressed so did our team’s skills, exponentially! It is our understanding that this is the first time that NaeNae College Girls’ Hockey has made it to the highest grade in Wellington College Hockey and we are

We travelled to Paraparaumu , Wellington National Hockey Stadium and Carterton throughout our next round and finished

We also attended the Eveline Hankers Memorial Tournament, held in Levin from August 30 – September 4. Sixteen Colleges attended from throughout New Zealand and the competition was tough. As the week progressed we won our pool play and quarter final to make it to the semis. This game was fought against St. Marys and we lost it by three goals. Our final placing was 4th – the highest placing we have received at a tournament! Another first for a long time! A highlight would be beating the eventual winners in our pool play. We have worked hard and sometimes have wondered “where to next”? We have surprised the doubters and enjoyed the accolades we deserved. The whole team has been supportive. We were also supported by Eddie Forster (our coach), Aidan Speakman (our umpire in the first round and the last game of the season), Mrs Watts (our manager on tournament) and Mrs Forster. Thank you to each of you. We also need to thank Kirsty Davis for being our Captain for last year and this year after Heike left us. Thank you Kirsty. Where will next season lead to? Just wait and find out! Mrs. Forster

Naenae’s girls 2nd XI did. The season started off with a game in Porirua, so it was a very noisy trip in the school van because we were all pretty excited. We had our first penalty corner where most of us didn’t realise what was going on and the ref pulling us up for reasons we didn’t understand. The refs hand signals meant nothing to us, despite all of this we won. Our third game was quite different as it was raining and it didn’t just rain, it poured down! There were a few tumbling moments with Roha running for the ball and as she got close she slipped over, and Trish trying to dribble around two people getting tripped up and sliding into a huge puddle. Over the next few games we introduced two new members to our team, Nicole and Sofai, they added more spirit to the team. Mid way through the season we had a promotion game, where if we won we would move up a grade and also we would play on Tuesday nights instead of Wednesdays. We wanted to win but we liked playing on Wednesdays and didn’t really want to train on a Monday night. We won and moved from P6 to P5. Our first game in P5 was quite a step up for us as we had to run more and got challenged for the ball a lot more. We made it into the semi finals unbeaten and got through with a win over Tawa. In the final we were up against Queen Margaret’s.


We “joked” we would make the final unbeaten and then go onto lose it. Well within 7 minutes to go it was looking like it, but thanks to a penalty corner from Anna, we were 1 all and that’s how it stood at the final whistle. So we ended up top of the table but so did Queen Margaret’s. I would like to take this time to thank all the parents who came out to support us every week, rain or shine. Also our lovely captain Dani, with the support of Anna. Without you guys we wouldn’t know what was going on. To our awesome coaches who supported us right from the start, Mr and Mrs Forster, the girls thank you for an awesome season full of laughs and great memories. See you all next season and we would welcome new members with open arms.

Trish Cherry and Nicole Ballantyne

Team members: Dani, Anna, Trish, Nicole, Toe, Nisi, Roha, Sofai, Tiara, Neisha,

Hycenta, Alyssa, Khazmin and Yasmin.


Three of our girls became Wellington Hockey representatives – Danielle Deans U16A, Anna Forster U16A and Jessica Bond U16C.

2nd XI Hockey Girls Team When you have a group of teenage girls trying out a new sport to have a few laughs and enjoy themselves, maybe even to build a friendship that would last forever, would you expect them to end up top of the table?


6th in the P1. We are proud to say that we finished the top College girls’ hockey team in the Hutt Valley this year.



Netball Netball was a much better season compared to last year partly due to the weather being much better than in previous years. We started the year off with 8 netball teams that were reduced to 6 before the season’s end due mainly to girls pulling out or those couldn’t commit. Out of the 6 teams, three made the finals with two winning. The Senior 1 and Junior 1 teams were rewarded for their hard work by being crowned champions for 2009. Our Junior 4 team lost by 4 in their final, and were runners up. Congratulations to all who participated in Netball this year. Our Senior 1 team has fought its way back into premier 2 for next year and Netball at NaeNae college is looking good for the future. So come on girls, play Netball in 2010. Zara Awatere

Highlights of the year

Rugby It has been an exciting year of Rugby this season with some new developments to help support our students and encourage more players to the sport. It was pleasing to see that all junior club players transferred across to school Rugby and were actively involved this year, most of the players coming from Avalon and Petone Rugby Club. We welcome all new players and hope that you have enjoyed your first rugby experience with NaeNae College. Pride, Passion & Performance. Was key to players enjoying their season. This was displayed in many ways and included the team looking smart in full school uniform on a Saturday. Playing hard and fair - this process developed during the course of the year and was helped by introducing a player code of conduct, making players aware of their responsibilities. At the start of the season 100 students expressed interest in playing rugby and 85 players registered with the Wellington Rugby Football Union. This is fantastic rate of participation! However, there were 15 players that did not get to play this season due to lack of coaching staff available. This is an area that we are keen to address for next season to ensure that all our players take the field.

1st XV

Winners Hope tournament competition

Premier 2 division Quarter finalist


1st round winners and Semi finalists


Division 3 Finalists. 15-10 win against Oatley Rugby Club, Sydney

Hutt Valley Reps. U14 Jonty Ward and Faiva Tulelu U15

LA Moemai


Leon Pretorious; Ivan Vaisagote; & Taamilo Vaa

Wellington Development Squad U15 LA Moemai (2009/10 Season) U16

Ivan Vaisagote (2009/10 Season), Taamilo Vaa & Leon Pretorius (2009)

Wellington Secondary Schools Girls team Ruby Ufiufi Finau, Hanna Moananu, Luse Tupuse, Fay Masoe As part of the focus to further develop our talent base, the boys’ teams experienced Rugby training camps and these were held at the school marae over a weekend. They included sport specific and motivational sessions, team building exercises, cultural experience, and goal setting. These training camps were supported by the local community including New World, Naenae; Pak ‘n Save, Petone; Pak ‘n Save, Lower Hutt and Petone Rugby Club who organised the sport specific sessions and motivational sessions with both the 1st XV and U15 teams. Generous donation of food and time, made it possible to hold these camps for the benefit of our players.





60 Snowboarding NAENAE COLLEGE

2009 is the fourth year NaeNae College has had a team entered into the North Island Secondary Schools Snowboarding Champs.

We are very grateful for the support of our parents and volunteers because without this support, our players would miss out on the opportunity to play rugby. Thank you to our coaching staff of Ken Vaisagote, David Uila, Hugh Pretorious (1st XV), John Manuel, Garth Sabo, Darren Ward (U15), Grant Edmonds, Gina Mitchell (Girls team) and Manu Luke (Academic Liaison). Our planning for 2010 will include some of the gaps identified this season to make sure that every opportunity is given to participate in the sport of Rugby for our girls and boys. We invite new parents and volunteers to join the academy as we are always looking for support in the areas of team coaching and management. “Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning will take care of itself” – Bryant, American football coach. Yvonne Manuel

Competing for the first time after being gently ‘coerced’ was Luke Hamer. Luke was part of the ‘rookie’ group that accompanied last year’s competitors up the mountain having never snowboarded before. Big ups to Luke for the progress he made during the winter season to get himself ready for these champs. To his fellow team mate and second time competitor, Theo Wordsworth, whose snowboarding has continued to improve since he too was part of a rookie group three years ago. Both myself and the boys, when able, would shoot up to the mountain for weekends in preparation for these champs…. life’s tough. I’d like to thank the boys for the good natured and appreciative people they are, and the fun times we had on those road trips. To the rookie group of 2010 (the biggest group ever to be taken up).... OSUM! Most of the students took up the chance to fundraise when the opportunity came up, which I’m sure their parents appreciated. More importantly it gave them the chance to get to know their fellow group members, so by the time we left for the mountain, there was already a good team spirit noticeable. The rookie group spent 4 days learning how to... SNOWBOARD! The first 2 days... primo weather! Snowboarding in t-shirts, who would of thought. Ex-student Dean Spijkerbsoch, NaeNae College’s first ever snowboarder, managed to give some quick coaching tips on day one along with

myself, what really impressed me most about this group was their determination and their ability to keep going. They spent a lot of time on their bums, trying to figure out how to turn, stop, slow down…….yes that’s SLOW DOWN, Hai! By day three most were venturing up the 2nd chair lift, initially rather tentatively and with large nervous eyes, that could have been in part to the extremely strong winds and poor visibility but by the end of the day, more confident, more skilful… if you can call it that…. And still lots of the time on their bums. Unfortunately on day 4 the weather really packed in, the much anticipated ‘Rookie of the Mountain’ race amongst our now die hard boarders having to be cancelled… and all bets by the adults returned. Some of us hung around hoping for the chair lifts to re-open, the rest of the group headed down the mountain to the nearest heated pools, ahhhh bliss! Soon to be joined by the die hard boarders as the chair lifts closed for the day. Judging by the response of this current crop of boarders, 2010 will see NaeNae College with its biggest competing team, including a girls’ team (go the girls!)…. watch this space. I’d like to thank the great bunch of adults that came on the trip, Mum, Tony, Tama, Robyn and Ephraim, and our three rug rats, Denva, Jack and Sage, thanks for all your help and all the laughs! To all those who helped in some way with our fundraising, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Bring on 2010! Ms. Shaw Snowboard Convenor

Both Arahia Fowell and Matie Whitman along with Hutt Valley selection were selected for the NZ U16 team that travelled to Australia in July to compete in the ‘Friendship’ series. Te Aroha Herewini – Hatton, Andrew Taua and Daniel Levi (WellingtoN rep) made the respective age grade teams.

61 Softball

NaeNae College continues its proud history of having Hutt Valley and National softball representatives.




62 Triathlon and Volleyball NAENAE COLLEGE

Volleyball for 2009 has been a great success. There has been an increase of student participation in the junior school in terms of students giving the sport a go. Because of the increase of players we had to make 3 junior girls’ and 2 junior boys’ teams for 2009. This is great to see as there is a big interest in the sport of Volleyball. It is a good sign that we have this many students who are keen to play Volleyball.

Triathlon This year NNC had their largest team ever entered into the Wellington Triathlon Champs. “I’m sure it was in the fine print on the course description” …was my excuse to train my 12PED class to compete in this event. What better way to start the year by challenging these students into doing something that for most was quite different from their own sporting interests. And so they trained, rain, hail or shine, 12PED would ‘hit’ the roads during class. Some trained harder than others and obvious that these ones, irrespective of their sporting ability were up for the challenge, AWESOME! The rest of the team was made up of young enthusiastic juniors and other students who crumbled to my persistent please... “Please, please, I need a cyclist/runner/swimmer for this team”... THANKS A LOT! On the day… BEAUTIFUL! You couldn’t have asked for a better day, although I don’t think that made the water any warmer, “brrrrrrr go the swimmers!” Although we weren’t in the running for any top placings, had there been a trophy for team comradeship, hands down NNC would have won it. Awesome to see EVERYBODY getting behind each other, constantly yelling and encouraging our students as they went past the main area. After much debate (NOT!) the NNC team spirit was rewarded with some extra time at the beach and fish’n’chips, just what every triathlete needs! A big thank you to Grant, Mrs.Forster, and Jennifer Feek for their help on the day, all appreciative of the NNC spirit they had seen in our students. Bring on next year! Ms. Shaw Triathlon Convenor

In Term one, our senior girls’ and boys’ teams competed at the Regional Tournament. The boys team came 7th and the girls came 1st winning this year’s regional volleyball tournament and making it three years straight winning the Regional Volleyball Competition. Also this year both senior teams went to the National Volleyball Competition held at Palmerston North. It was a good experience and was a first in a long time for both teams entering into the National Comp. The boys came 13th in Division 3 and the girls came 10th in the whole country. We also had Terisa Maulolo who had been selected to play for NZU19. We would like to thank all of our coaches and managers for giving up their time and effort to make Volleyball available to us. Raymond Filiki

Water Polo In terms 2 and 3 NaeNae College had both a Junior and Senior team in the local Water Polo competition held at Naenae pool on Wednesday nights. For the Junior team this was a big jump for those that had only played Intermediate Water Polo as it is played in the 25 metre pool which means a lot of swimming. We had some good wins during the season. Tawa College unfortunately beat us in an exciting playoff game for 5th and 6th place, so we ended up coming 6th out of 14 teams. Our senior team made it to the semi-finals and as in the previous two years we were the only mixed team that made the top 4. Unfortunately we lost to HIBS (eventual

competition winners) in our semi final and they did not have a play off for 3rd and 4th place. Training attendance was a bit erratic (being at 7.30am on a Monday proved a bit challenging for those members who find mornings difficult) but there were a faithful few that managed to make it most weeks. Perhaps if we can get more players to regularly come to training next year we can improve on this year’s placings. Thanks to Matt Bryant and Olivia Krakosky from last year’s team for their help with coaching and to Sean Bryant who ran most of the morning trainings and coached the Junior team.

NaeNae College Senior Team

NaeNae College Junior Team

Joshua Krakosky

Elliot Burr

Trent Fortune

Lydia Hamer

Sean Bryant

Anna Forster

Rachael Basire

James Forster

Theo Wordsworth

Jessica Bond

Chris Wordsworth

Thomas Bird

Isaac Garton

Davinia Lemi

Logan Blake

Danielle Courtenay

Samantha Irons

Fay Masoe

Zach Reilly

Kayla Hutchison


Water Polo





Sports Photos



Senior Prize List NAENAE COLLEGE


Senior Prize List 11AN




RACHAEL BASIRE 1st in Mathematics 101

TONI TAPU 1st in NCEA Maori Level 2; Merit

MOOCHING FILIKI 1st in English for

VAN CHUNTEI 1st in Engineering Technology

(Mathematics Cup); Excellence in Level 2 German (Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Prize); Merit in English 101, History and Science; ANDREA MUDGWAY PLATE; Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to the Australian Mathematics Competition, Triathlon and Waterpolo

in English 102 and Mathematics 102

Speakers of Other Languages; Merit in Art and English 212

DAVINE HUNE 1st in Maori; 1st in


SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (W.E. Martlew Cup); CRICKET – Naenae Old Boys Cricket Club Most Promising Player (Best Male Player) (jointly with Joshua Krakosky); WATERPOLO – Patrick Baker Memorial Cup and nominated for CSW Water Polo Sportsperson of the Year Award; Worthy contribution to school life in recognition of his contribution to Cricket, Handball, Triathlon and Waterpolo ALEXANDER CAMPBELL 1st in

Mathematics 201 (Year Twelve Maths Cup); Merit in Accounting and Information Technology; Worthy contribution to school life for his excellent commitment to the Australian Mathematics Competition, Casio Maths Competition, Mathswell and selection for the Maths Olympiad Team DARRYN KOUOI 1st in Accounting NISHA MISTRY 1st in Economics; 1st

= in Graphics; Merit in English 101 and Mathematics 101 JAYSON PARK MUSIC – Contribution to

School Music Diane Wilson Cup SANJAY PATEL Worthy contribution to

school life for his valued contribution to Cricket and Hockey


Science 102

REBECCA FRASER 1st in Food & Nutrition

(Hulse Cup); 1st = in Mathematics 102; Merit in Science

11LI EMILY BATHGATE 1st = in Mathematics

102; Merit in Economics JAMES GRAVES 1st = in Art; Excellence

in Level 2 German (Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany prize); Merit in Mathematics 101 ANDREW HILLMAN TECHNICAL – Effort in Technical Subjects Clentworth Cup EMILY NIXON 1st = in Graphics; Merit

in Foundation Information Technology and Mathematics GARMING SAM TOP ACADEMIC HONOURS

FOR YEAR 11; Commerce Award for ICT; 1st = in Science 101; 1st in English 101 (Edwards Cup); Excellence in Correspondence Level 2 Chinese; Merit in Mathematics 201; Worthy contribution to school life for his valued commitment and contribution to Badminton, the Australian Mathematics Competition, Casio Maths Competition, Mathswell and selection for the Maths Olympiad Team ESTHER SOLA MUSIC - Best Senior Music

Performance (jointly with Djana Crichton and Sera Telea) SERA TELEA MUSIC - Best Senior Music

Performance (jointly with Djana Crichton and Sera Telea)

LIZZIE GIBBONS 1st = in Mathematics 102;

Merit in Geography and History LUCY TUPUSE Worthy contribution to school

life for her valued participation in Cricket, Netball and Rugby CHRISTOPHER WORDSWORTH 1st in Performing Arts Technology; DRAMA – Mason Trophy for contribution to drama; Worthy contribution to school life in recognition of his contribution to Waterpolo, Civil Defence Rescue Squad, Assembly Band, Jazz Band and PAT Production team


Drama; Merit in Mathematics 102; YEAR 11 ARMSTRONG CUP FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING KATIE MCHUGH 1st in English 102 LYON PRETORIUS 1st in Physical Education STACEE STURM BASKETBALL – GIRLS:

Jennifer Baird Trophy - outstanding senior girl player and nominated for CSW Basketball Sportsperson of the Year Award; SWIMMING - Senior Girls Champion Barbara Watson Cup and nominated for CSW Swimming Sportsperson of the Year Award ANGUS SWARTZ Worthy contribution to school life for his contribution to Road Cycling and Triathlon and his nomination for CSW Cycling/Mountain Biking Sportsperson of the Year Award TE RINA TOKONA-TAPARA TOUCH RUGBY – Most Outstanding Female Player and nominated for CSW Touch Sportsperson of the Year Award; Worthy contribution to school life in recognition of her contribution to Basketball, Netball, Touch and Kapahaka

HAI TRAN Worthy contribution to school life

for his excellent commitment to Badminton, Handball and Snowboarding IVAN VAISAGOTE 1st in Samoan; RUGBY

- Player of the Year Award presented by Avalon Rugby Football Club and nominated for CSW Rugby Union Sportsperson of the Year Award; Worthy contribution to school life for his valued contribution to Rugby, Rugby League, Touch, Volleyball and the Polynesian Group


- Best Senior Music Performance (jointly with Esther Sola and Sera Telea) ALEXANDER HART 1st in Geography; 1st in

History; 1st = in Science 101; Merit in English 101 and Mathematics 101

DALICE PERRY 1st in Sports Development ANDREW TAWA SOFTBALL – McLean Cup for most outstanding Male softballer JAMIE TROLOVE 1st = in Art RYAN WOLSTENHOLME Worthy

contribution to school life for his valued commitment and contribution to Badminton, the Australian Mathematics Competition, Casio Maths Competition, Mathswell and selection for the Maths Olympiad team

12DO ZAC DOUGLAS 1st in Engineering

Technology TOETOE IOELU Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to Hockey, Netball, Polynesian Group and KRW Inspired Business Enterprise TALELE LEVAULA FAALOGO 1st in English

212; Merit in Accounting/Economics, History, Information Technology and Mathematics 201; PUBLIC SPEAKING – SENIOR Randwick Rugby League Cup; Worthy contribution to school life in recognition of her commitment to the Victoria University Mentoring Programme, Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise and service as a Student Librarian FLORENCE THOMAS-REMIJO 1st in

Science; 1st in Employment Skills; Merit in English 212; DEBRA ANNE BERGMAN CUP for perseverance, application and reliability in vocational courses


WOMAN OF THE YEAR (Waiwhetu GHS Old Girls Cup) (jointly with Terisa Maulolo); Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to Netball, Softball and Kapahaka

12JE TRENT FORTUNE Worthy contribution to

school life for his valued contribution to Cricket, Dragon Boating, Football, Handball, Triathlon, Waterpolo, and Sports Committee JOSHUA KRAKOSKY BEST ALL ROUND

PERFORMANCE OF A YEAR 12 STUDENT; 1st in Geography; Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Award for best creative writing in Senior School; Merit in English 201; KATHY BRABIN TROPHY; CRICKET – Naenae Old Boys Cricket Club Most Promising Player (Best Male Player) (jointly with Sean Bryant); SOCCER – NaeNae Old Boys Football Cup for the most deserving male player and nominated for CSW Football Sportsperson of the Year Award; Worthy contribution to school life in recognition of his contribution to Cricket, Dragon Boating, Football (as a player in the 1st XI and coach of the Junior team) Triathlon, Waterpolo, Sports Committee, as a Junior Class Mentor and House Leader

school life for her commitment to Football, Netball, Snowboarding and as a Junior Year Class Mentor and House Leader IUNISI TUKULA Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to Football, Hockey and Polynesian Group PRASHEEL WILSON Worthy contribution

to school life for his valued contribution to Football, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise, Victoria University Mentoring Programme, Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme, as a Student Librarian and Junior Year Class Mentor; YEAR 12 DILIGENCE CUP THEODORE WORDSWORTH TOP

ACADEMIC HONOURS FOR YEAR 12; 1st in Physics; 1st in Level 3 Statistics & Modelling (BNZ Cup & Prize); 1st = Graphics (John Hayns Cup); Merit in Geography; Worthy contribution to school life for his excellent commitment to Cricket, Croquet, Snowboarding, Waterpolo and as a Junior Year Class Mentor


Merit in Biology and Mathematics DANIELLE PORI Worthy contribution to school life for her participation in the KRW Inspired Business Enterprise, Victoria University Mentoring Programme and Polynesian Group KATRINA TE KURU ATHLETICS - Individual Champion Senior Girls Parents’ Association Cup and nominated for CSW Athletics Sportsperson of the Year award ALEXANDER TUPUSE 1st in Technology (Building); Worthy contribution to school life for his valued contribution to Cricket, Dragon Boating, Handball, Rugby, Rugby League, Triathlon, Volleyball, Polynesian Group and as a Junior Year Class Mentor and House Leader AGALELEI TUUINA 1st in Samoan KATINI VOLE Worthy contribution to school life for his excellent commitment to Rugby, Rugby League, Triathlon, Volleyball, Sports Committee, Choir and Polynesian Group FAAEAINA WRIGHT 1st in English for Speakers of Other Languages

JESSMINE AIOMATA Worthy contribution

to school life for her valued contribution to the KRW Inspired Business Enterprise, Victoria University Mentoring Programme, Polynesian Group and as a Junior Year Class Mentor

ELHAM SHAHID 1st in Catering & Hospitality

KAREN CHEN 1st in Chemistry; 1st in

VICKY TALOAINA Worthy contribution to school life for her excellent participation in Football, Netball, Volleyball, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise, Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme and as a Junior Year Class Mentor

Accounting/Economics; Merit in English 201, Mathematics 201 and Physics

TE ATATU TAPARA Worthy contribution to school life for his valued contribution to the Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Band and Kapahaka

SAMANTHA IRONS 1st in English 201;

AYSHRI DAYAL 1st = in Mathematics 202;

Merit in Art and Physical Education; CRICKET – Janice Aitken Challenge Cup for outstanding performance (best female player); Worthy contribution to school life for her valued commitment to Cricket, Hockey,Triathlon and the Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme

12MN SELESA ALATAUA Worthy contribution to school life for her excellent commitment to Football, Volleyball, Sports Committee, Polynesian Group, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise, Victoria University Mentoring Programme, Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme and as a Junior Year Class Mentor ANGELO BROWN Worthy contribution to school life for his valued contribution to Choir, Polynesian Group and KRW Inspired Business Enterprise TALALELEI CHAPMAN 1st in Art; 1st in Level 3 Samoan; Worthy contribution to school life for his valued contribution to Volleyball, Polynesian Group, KRW Inspired Business

Senior Prize List

for an excellent attitude in Special Education Physical Education and nominated for CSW Athletes with a Disability award

SHAYNA TAUA Worthy contribution to



Senior Prize List NAENAE COLLEGE


Enterprise and Victoria University Mentoring Programme

SHAUN DORRESTEYN 1st = Graphics (John

PATRICIA CHERRY 1st in Drama; Merit in Business Studies; Worthy contribution to school life in recognition of her commitment to Cross Country, Hockey (Most Improved Player Girls 2nd XI), Netball, Triathlon, Sports Committee, Drama Production, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise, and as a Junior Year Class Mentor

DANIEL JONES Worthy contribution to


round excellence in the Learning Centre CIARAN HARGREAVES 1st in Sports

Development REBECCA MACKIE 1st in Biology; Merit in

Mathematics 201 BEN O’REGAN 1st in Tourism; Merit in

Foundation Information Technology TIARA RAMEKA 1st in Design

12RN SOFAI ATANOA Worthy contribution to

school life for her valued contribution to Football, Hockey, Netball, Polynesian Group and Victoria University Mentoring Programme NICOLE BALLANTYNE 1st in Business

Studies; 1st in Foundation Information Technology; 1st = in Mathematics 202; Merit in English 202 and Tourism DANIELLE DEANS HOCKEY – Agar Cup for

Outstanding Female Player and nominated for CSW Hockey Sportsperson of the Year Award and Service to Sports Award; Worthy contribution to school life in recognition of her contribution to Cross Country, Dragon Boating, Football, Handball, Hockey, Softball, Triathalon, Sports Committee, Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme and as a Junior Year Class Mentor and House Leader

Hayns Cup) school life for his excellent commitment to Handball, Rugby, Rugby League Touch, Triathlon and as a Junior Year Class Mentor ROSS JORDAN 1st in German (German

Cup); Merit in English, Mathematics 201, Physics and Level 3 Statistics & Modelling; Worthy contribution to school life for his valued contribution to Badminton, Cricket, Maths Olympiad team, as a Junior Year Class Mentor and House Leader HANNAH McLAUGHLAN 1st in History;

Merit in Biology and Mathematics 201; Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to Athletics, Football, Triathlon and KRW Inspired Business Enterprise and Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme

of her contribution to Athletics, Basketball, Netball, Rugby, Volleyball, Choir, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise and Polynesian Group REECE STRATFORD 1st in Geography JORDAN TOU TOUCH RUGBY – Most Outstanding Male Player and nominated for CSW Touch Sportsperson of the Year Award WENDY TUUINA Worthy contribution to

school life for her valued contribution to the Polynesian Group, the Victoria University Mentoring Programme and as a Junior Year Class Mentor HEATHER WILLIAMSON 1st in Technology

Technology; Merit in Geography

(Engineering); JULIA TOHIARIKI –MEMORIAL AWARD; SOCCER – Kathy Cross Trophy – Most deserving female player and nominated for CSW Football Sportsperson of the Year Award; Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to Dragon Boating, Football, Rugby and the KRW Inspired Business Enterprise



STEPHANIE FRASER Worthy contribution to

ARAHIA FOWELL SOFTBALL – Naomi Shaw Trophy for most outstanding female softballer and named CSW Sportsperson of the Year for Softball

KIRSTIN PAGET 1st in Information

school life for her valued contribution to Dragon Boating, Football, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise, Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme and as a Junior Year Class Mentor CHLOE GRAVES BENNY LUKE MEMORIAL

TROPHY; Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to the Civil Defence Rescue Squad, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise and as a Junior Year Class Mentor REBECCA LUA’AI Worthy contribution

to school life for her valued participation in Dragon Boating, Rugby, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise and Polynesian Group HANNAH MOANANU RUGBY – NaeNae

College Girls’ Rugby Cup Girls’ Player of the Year and nominated for CSW Rugby and All Rounder Sportsperson of the Year Awards; Worthy contribution to school life in recognition


Boys Trophy - outstanding senior boy player and nominated for CSW Basketball Sportsperson of the Year Award


Rugby League Club Award for Rugby League Sportsperson of the Year and nominated for CSW Rugby League Sportsperson of the Year Award; Worthy contribution to school life in recognition of his contribution to Rugby, Rugby League, Volleyball, the Polynesian Group and KRW Inspired Business Enterprise EMMA POOLE 1st in German; Merit in Tourism and Photography ACACIA SPIEKERMAN Worthy contribution to school life for her excellent commitment to Basketball, Dragon Boating, Football, Handball, Softball, Touch, Triathlon, Sports Committee, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise and service as a Prefect PELISE TAGATA Loyal Service to the School

Head Girl Prefect (Butterworth Cup and Prize); Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to Dragon Boating, Football, Netball Rugby, Victoria University and Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programmes and service as Head Girl THEODORA TANUVASA-LUI 1st in History (Dalton Cup); HOWEY CUP for Student Representative on Board of Trustees; TE WHANAU TAHI AWARD (silver cup) for service to Polynesian Culture at NaeNae College; for her valued contribution to Football, Rugby, Volleyball, Choir, Polynesian Group, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise, Victoria University and Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programmes. RUBY UFIUFI FINAU LEADERSHIP OF SENIOR

13MO LOGAN BLAKE Worthy contribution to

school life for his valued contribution to Cricket, Handball, Rugby, Touch, Triathlon and Waterpolo MATT CHEN 1st in Mathematics 212 KIRSTY DAVIS HOCKEY – Jill Willis Stick for

enthusiasm and Sportsmanship

COUNCIL BRUCE CUP – CHAIRPERSON (jointly with Raymond Filiki); Worthy contribution to school life Foundation staff and pupils cup for girls; Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to Rugby, Volleyball, Choir, Polynesian Group, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise, service as Deputy Head Girl and Co-Chair of the Senior Council

MARY ATATAI Worthy contribution to school

AMNA ALI OKUD 1st in English for

life for her valued contribution to Football, Lawn Bowls, Netball Rugby, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise, Victoria University Mentoring Programme, Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme, as a Junior Year Class Mentor and House Leader

Speakers of Other Languages

LUKE HAMER Head Boy Prefect (Principal’s

Cup and Prize); Worthy contribution to school life for his valued commitment to Badminton, Croquet, Dragon Boating, Hockey, Snowboarding and service as Head Boy JARROD JACKSON 1st in Biology VICKIE MATHESON 1st in the Gateway Programme (Gateway Cup); Merit in Tourism Studies TERISA MAULOLO NAENAE COLLEGE

SPORTS WOMAN OF THE YEAR (Waiwhetu GHS Old Girls Cup) (jointly with Arahia Fowell); Worthy contribution to school life in recognition of her contribution to Netball, Volleyball, Polynesian Group and KRW Inspired Business Enterprise and her achievement in being awarded CSW Volleyball Sportsperson of the Year Award KITIONA TALOAINA Worthy contribution

to school life for his valued contribution to Rugby, Sports Committee, Choir, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise and as a Junior Year Class Mentor and House Leader ADA TANGITUTU Worthy contribution to school life for her valued Contribution to Basketball, Dragon Boating, Softball, Touch, Sports Committee, Kapahaka, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise and service as a Prefect TODD WOTTON RUGBY – The Mark Walton Memorial Award for exhibiting a high level of determination with a positive attitude and commitment towards teamwork and fairplay

ZARA AWATERE 1st in Advanced Catering; NETBALL – Mrs N.G. Carter Cup for Outstanding Player and Naenae Old Girls’ Netball Cup for outstanding commitment to the sport of Netball and nominated for CSW Netball Sportsperson of the Year Award ANYES BARTHELEMY 1st in Tourism; Merit


ACHIEVEMENT AND SERVICE - Derek Wood Trophy and Parents’ Association Prize; 1st in Mathematics with Calculus; 1st in Sports Development; Excellence in Correspondence School Accounting; Top Samoan academic student (Samoan Parents’ Association Cup); LEADERSHIP OF SENIOR COUNCIL BRUCE CUP – CHAIRPERSON (jointly with Ruby Ufiufi Finau); VOLLEYBALL - Best Contribution to NaeNae College Volleyball and nominated for CSW Volleyball Sportsperson of the Year Award; Worthy contribution to school life in recognition of his contribution to Volleyball, Choir, Polynesian Group, Victoria University Mentoring Programme, Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme, service as Deputy Head Boy and Co-Chair of the Senior Council BENNY LAU 1st in Chemistry (Alan

MacDiarmid Prize); Merit in English 202 FAAEA OLIVE 1st in English 202; Worthy

contribution to school life for her valued contribution to the KRW Inspired Business Enterprise, Victoria University Mentoring Programme, Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme, Polynesian Group, as a Student Librarian and Junior Year Class Mentor ALYCIA PARK DUX - I.H. Johnson Trophy; 1st

in ICT; 1st in Graphics; 1st in English (Mourne Pearson Shield); Excellence in Correspondence School Economics; Merit in Statistics

& Modelling; EILEEN BONE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP; ENGLISH - Julie Stockdale Cup for Original work in Senior English; W.K. Smiler Memorial Award for Senior Public Speaking AIDAN SPEAKMAN C.F. Gardiner Cup

for Boys; ROTARY CLUB OF EASTERN HUTT SCHOLARSHIP; 1st in Physics; Merit in Chemistry and Mathematics with Calculus; HOCKEY – Naenae Old Boys’ Hockey Club Award – Most Valuable Male Player and Nominated for CSW Hockey Sportsperson of the Year and Official of the Year Awards; Worthy contribution to school life for his valued contribution to Hockey, Sports Committee, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise and service as a Prefect SIDNEY SULTANTIONO PROXIME ACCESSIT

- Brenda Wallis Cup for Academic Excellence and Parents’ Association Prize; 1st in Business Studies; BADMINTON – Waiwhetu Badminton Club Trophy – Best Singles Player – Senior Boy and nominated for CSW Badminton Sportsperson of the Year Award; Worthy contribution to school life for his valued contribution to Badminton, Croquet, KRW Inspired Business Enterprise, Russell McVeagh Mentoring Programme, and as a Junior Year Class Mentor ROBERT VICKERS 1st in Production Sound

Recording; Merit in Level 2 Music; JOHN HENDREN MEMORIAL AWARD MAN WA YEUNG 1st in Art (Senior Art Cup); 1st in Design; Merit in Graphics and ICT

69 Senior Prize List




Junior Prize List NAENAE COLLEGE


Junior Prize List 9AI TROY BROAD Excellence in Mathematics,

Physical Education Science and Merit in Social Studies TANDIA VAUGHAN Excellence in Drama,

English, Music, Science and Social Studies and Merit in German, Mathematics and Physical Education; Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to the Australian Mathematics Competition, Choir, Drama Production and Netball

9AO JAMES FORSTER Worthy contribution to

school life for his outstanding contribution to Hockey, Handball, Tennis, Triathlon, Waterpolo, Australian Mathematics Competition, Drama Production, Future Problem Solving and Technology Challenge ALICIA HART Worthy contribution to school

life in recognition of her contribution to Adventure Racing, Athletics, Cross Country, Hockey, Netball, Snowboarding, Triathlon, Australian Mathematics Competition and Maths Well Competition

HYCENTA UWIKUNDA Excellence in Art, English, German, Science and Social Studies and Merit in Mathematics, Music and Physical Education; PUBLIC SPEAKING – YEAR 9; Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to Hockey, Netball, Snowboarding, Australian Mathematics Competition, Drama Production, Junior Choir and Technology Challenge

9JI JESSICA BOND Worthy contribution to school life for her excellent contribution to Badminton, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Netball, Softball, Tennis, Waterpolo, Australian Mathematics Competition and Technology Challenge LISA BUDNY Worthy contribution to school

life for her excellent commitment to Badminton, Netball, Tennis and Technology Challenge GRACE HIRA Worthy contribution to school

life for her excellent participation in Cricket, Netball, Volleyball, Choir and Kapahaka MALUOLEFALE LEVAULA-FAALOGO

DENIQUE IGASIA Excellence in Art and Food

Excellence in Art and Mathematics and Merit in English, Physical Education and Science

Technology and Merit in English

DANIEL LEVI SOFTBALL – Hutt Valley Softball

MEGAN PARK Excellence in Music, Science

Association Trophy for Most Promising Junior Boy

and Technology and Merit in Information Technology, Mathematics and Social Studies; Worthy contribution to school life for her excellent contribution to the Australian Mathematics Competition, Drama Production, Jazz Band, Technology Challenge and service as a Student Librarian

POLLY PESHEVA Excellence in English,

RACHELLE SUTTON Excellence in German

and Social Studies and Merit in Mathematics

Food Technology, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies; ENGLISH – Brewerton Cup for Excellence in Year 9 (jointly with Thomas Bird); Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to the Australian Mathematics Competition, Future Problem Solving, as a Science Fair Representative and Student Librarian


YEAR 9 (Prize donated by School Supplies Ltd); Excellence in English, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physical Education and Social Studies and Merit in Science and Technology; ENGLISH – Brewerton Cup for Excellence in Year 9 (jointly with Polly Pesheva); Worthy contribution to school life especially to Badminton, Cricket, Cross Country, Lawn Bowls, Snowboarding, Tennis, Triathlon, Waterpolo, Australian Mathematics Competition, Future Problem Solving, Maths Well Competition and as a Science Fair Representative NOELLA DUSHIME Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to Badminton, Australian Mathematics Competition, Maths Well Competition, Junior Choir and service as a Student Librarian RAVNEEL LAL Excellence in Drama and

Mathematics and Merit in English, Science and Social Studies; Worthy contribution to school life for his valued contribution to Lawn Bowls, Australian Mathematics Competition, Maths Well Competition, Future Problem Solving, Drama Production and as a Science Fair Representative KATIE PASANEN Excellence in Mathematics

and Science. Merit in English, German, Physical Education, Social Studies and Technology; Worthy contribution to school life in recognition of her contribution to Badminton, Lawn Bowls, Snowboarding, Australian Mathematics Competition, MathsWell, Drama Production and Future Problem Solving LUCAS RYAN Worthy contribution to

school life for his valued contribution to Cricket, Hockey, Tennis, Drama Production, Future Problem Solving and as a Science Fair Representative


Year 9 and 10 Female Player


Improved Member of the Orchestra; Worthy contribution to school life for her outstanding contribution to Badminton, Netball, Snowboarding, Waterpolo, Australian Mathematics Competition, Future Problem Solving, Drama Production and Jazz Band SHANIQUA IORANGI Worthy contribution

to school life for her valued contribution to Netball, Snowboarding and Volleyball REBECCA MCHUGH Excellence in English, Food Technology and Social Studies and Merit in German, Information Technology, Mathematics and Science

9RO JARROD COPPELL Excellence in Physical Education and Social Studies and Merit in English, Graphics and Mathematics; Neville Luke Memorial Trophy for the Player with the Best Attitude in NaeNae College Junior Rugby DHRASHTI GANDHI Excellence in English

and Social Studies and Merit in Mathematics Physical Education and Science TUNA IOELU Excellence in Mathematics and Science and Merit in Social Studies; Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to Basketball, Netball, Rugby, Touch, Volleyball and Polynesian Group RUPI TANUVASA-LUI Worthy contribution

to school life for her valued contribution to Netball, Volleyball and Polynesian Group

and Social Studies

Merit in Mathematics, Music and Physical Education; HOCKEY – NaeNae College Girls’ 2nd XI Most Valuable Player; MATHEW DRYDEN JUNIOR FAIRPLAY AWARD – across all sports; ENGLISH – Brewerton Cup for Excellence in Year 10 (jointly with Sobhanya Kim); Worthy contribution to school life for her outstanding commitment to Cross Country, Handball, Hockey, Softball, Triathlon, Volleyball, Waterpolo, Drama Production, Choir, Guitar Ensemble, Australian Mathematics Competition, Maths Well Competition and as a Technology Challenge Representative

JUSTIN CHO Excellence in Information


VIOLA ALATAUA Excellence in English and

Social Studies and Merit in Mathematics ENATHA MUSABE Excellence in Food

Technology, Mathematics and Social Studies and Merit in Science

10FO AFNAN ALABADEY Excellence in English

Technology and Science and Merit in Mathematics MANAAKI TAPARA Worthy contribution to school life for his valued contribution to Rugby League, Touch and Kapahaka VALOULA VALASI Excellence in Mathematics

and Samoan and Merit in Social Studies

Charlotte Coe Cup for Best Junior Girl; HOCKEY – Most Improved Female Junior Hockey Player - Hockey Cup; Worthy contribution to school life for her outstanding contribution to Badminton, Cross Country, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Snowboarding, Tennis, Triathlon, Waterpolo, Australian Mathematics Competition, Maths Well Competition and Future Problem Solving BRYCE IRONS Excellence in Mathematics

10OL JESSIE ALGAR Worthy contribution to school

life for her valued contribution to Croquet, Snowboarding, Future Problem Solving, MathsWell competition and College Magazine Editorial Committee COURTNEY BROWN Excellence in Drama

and Science; Worthy contribution to school life for her valued participation in Badminton, Hockey and Drama Production LAUREL-JEAN DENNISON PUBLIC SPEAKING – YEAR 10 (Burns Cup) ANNA FORSTER THE BEVERLEY JENSEN TROPHY; OVERALL EXCELLENCE IN YEAR 10 (Prize donated by A1 Apparel Ltd); Excellence in Art, English and Social Studies, and

and Technology and Merit in Graphics; MATHEMATICS – Junior Mathematics Cup for contribution to Mathematics; TECHNICAL – Brian Fitton Memorial Award; Worthy contribution to school life for his excellent commitment to Hockey, Australian Mathematics Competition, Maths Well Competition and as a Technology Challenge Representative SOBHANYA KIM ENGLISH – Brewerton Cup

for Excellence in Year 10 (jointly with Anna Forster); Worthy contribution to school life for her valued contribution to the Australian Mathematics Competition, Maths Well Competition, Drama Production and as a Technology Challenge Representative NIGEL MARTINEZ MUSIC – Best Junior



SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (Turley Cup); ATHLETICS - Individual Champion Junior Girls – Sheryl Fisk Award; Worthy contribution to school life for her outstanding contribution to Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Netball, Rugby, Touch, Junior & Senior Volleyball, Waterpolo, Junior & Senior Choir, and the Polynesian Group STEFAN POAD Worthy contribution to school

10SH JAYNELL MISA Worthy contribution to

school life in recognition of her contribution to Basketball, Cricket, Touch, Junior and Senior Volleyball, Waterpolo, Junior Choir, Polynesian Group and as a Science Fair and Technology Challenge representative L.A. MOEMAI NAENAE COLLEGE JUNIOR

life for his valued contribution to Hockey, Triathlon and as a Science Fair Representative

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (Turley Cup); Worthy contribution to school life for his valued contribution to Rugby and Touch

NIVE TALATAINA BASKETBALL – Most Valuable Junior Girl Team Player; CRICKET – Naenae Old Boys Cricket Club/Trophy House Cup for Most Promising Junior Girl Cricketer

HAMDI NOOR Excellence in English and Science and Merit in Mathematics and Social Studies


contribution to school life for her valued contribution to Basketball, Hockey, Snowboarding, Touch, Junior Choir and Polynesian Group

10PA FEILOAIGA MATAAFA Excellence in English, Samoan and Social Studies and Merit in Mathematics, Physical Education and Science STEFAN POAD Excellence in Art, English, Mathematics and Science and Merit in Graphics and Social Studies SHARESSE PORTER-SAMUEL Worthy contribution to school life in recognition of her contribution to Junior and Senior Choir and as a Science Fair Representative POLYNESIA SELENI Worthy contribution

to school life for his excellent commitment to Volleyball, Junior Choir, Polynesian Group and as a Science Fair Representative VICKY ZHOU Excellence in Mathematics and

Science and Merit in Social Studies

OKA ULA Excellence in Mathematics, Physical Education and Social Studies and Merit in English and Science GARMAY ZHU Excellence in English,

Mathematics, Science and Social Studies and Merit in Business Studies

Junior Prize List






Roll Call



Back Row: Rebecca Lua’ai (Mentor), Jitesh Patel, Siai Vaiau, Maluolefale Levaula-Faalogo, James Forster, Epine Taloaina, Selesa Alataua (Mentor), Elieta Tagata-Fuiava (Mentor). Third Row: Sam Brun, Ricardo So’oialo-Hulbert, Marcus Kosega, Sonny Oloapu, Zhikara McDonald, Mayank Patel, Shanice Bohte. Second Row: Miss Kathy Anso (Teacher), Marlene Peniata, Megan Park, Alicia Hart, Michaella Aramoana, Metarini Tu, Patosina Mau’u, Denique Igasia, Sue Vannini (Teacher Aide), Mrs Catherine Forster (Dean). Front Row: Ashley Te Puni, Hycenta Uwikunda, Holly Mendoza, Cheyenne Karaitiana, Mayar Tearaitoa, Heather Drummond, Lisa Gestro. Absent: Rachelle Sutton, Sidney Sultantiono.

Back Row: Pj Atonio, Henare Tunoho, Kereama Tupuola, Jaiden Ao-Waihi, Anas Said. Fourth Row: Katini Vole (Mentor), Mafi Latu (Mentor), Fabian Montgomery-Williams, Troy Broad, Isikeli Cawanikawai, Wendy Tuuina (Mentor) Third Row: Rikki Tarau, Sam Siitia, Zachary Dawson, Braedon Peia, Tuwhainoa Peneha, David Saumolia, Kale Galloway, Leslie Baleikasavu. Second Row: Mrs Catherine Forster (Dean), Tandia Vaughan, Siliua Atatai, Joshanaye Baker, Lalofutu Tanu, April Hunia, Mr Star Ah Kuoi (Teacher). Front Row: Samantha Edney, Nimo Ahmed Abdirhman, Antonina Malinao, Kelsey Little, Saffron Reade, Siaun Lintern, Benazeer Ali. Absent: Phoenix Tua, Fereti Soloa.



Back Row: Kalib Tufele, Andrew Young, Daniel Levi. Fourth Row: Liam Sheridan, Koshiv Kumar, Joseph Hamilton, Shane Leelo, James O’Grady. Third Row: Vannia Lauama, Lei Olive, Litia Waqairawai, Rita Fruean, Te Rina Kirk, Grace Hira, Polly Pesheva. Second Row: Mrs Catherine Forster (Dean), Faaea Olive (Mentor), Ross Jordan (Mentor), Lisa Budny, Alycia Park (Mentor), Ms Jo Igasia (Teacher). Front Row: Lisa Hooper, Elreatia-Jane Swartz, Jemma Ballantyne, Naomi Atonio, Esther Collins, Umal Aden (Ege), Jessica Bond. Absent: Issaac Mauchline, Kotahi Tuhaka, Jordan

Back Row: Malanyon Te Moananui, Kash Amahou Simmonds, Vallance Papuni, Koenraad Keating, Rajiv Reddy, Thomas

Weavers, Ricki Gray, Chris Biddle.

Bird, Sam Davy, Ravneel Lal. Middle Row: Alexander Tupuse (Mentor), Mrs Catherine Forster (Dean), Peleiupu Faalogo, Noella Dushime, Katalina Faauga, Floronna Aiavao, Stephanie Fraser (Mentor), Ms Karla Balfour (Teacher), Joshua Krakosky (Mentor) Front Row: Yasmin Golding, Katie Pasanen, Maylin Lim, Priyanka Wilson, Siitia Naisali, Julie Ung, Ane Sola. Absent: Denim Stafford, Neihana Aranui, Jared Willcock, Lucas Ryan, Kayla Hutchison.

Back Row: Dominic Taloaina, Tyrone Kereopa, James Munro, James Sopoaga, Fiusati Feki, Stevie Sadlier-O’Connor, Jackson Anderson. Third Row: Ropata Taylor, Jayden Pita, Aaron Dale, Matt Sims-Laws, Royal Vole, Godfrey Okat, Leslie Xie. Second Row: Mrs Catherine Forster (Dean), Rakau Ratahi (Mentor), Patricia Cherry (Mentor), Evelyn Tuhakaraina, Shade Haley-Potangaroa, Vickie Matheson (Mentor), Mr Manu Luke (Teacher). Front Row: Terie Eruera, Joselle De Leon, Danielle Courtney, Kodchawan Sanso, Rebecca McHugh, Briony Edmonds, Sandra-Lana Rupapera. Absent: Shaniqua Iorangi, Toka Wiari Huaki.

Back Row: Warren Weti, Atawhai Wharepapa, Matthew Chang-Nee, Braedyn Orbon, Jarrod Coppell, Hopoate Taufa, Billy Matheson. Third Row: Trent Fortune (Mentor), Chloe Graves (Mentor), Dyani Kennedy, Joshua O’Halloran, Taiki Winkleman, Sohail Shaheed, Julia Hackett (Mentor), Angel Metuarii (Mentor). Second Row: Mrs Catherine Forster

(Dean), Johannah Ma’ake (Mentor), Lise Faaumu, Char Mulitalo, Tuna Ioelu, Sinead Reilly, Harmony Stockman, Sebella Torres, Mrs Hayley Robinson (Teacher). Front Row: Dhrashti Gandhi, Lily Wright, Rupi Tanuvasa-Lui, Aniso Said, Tiana Monu, Alice Barthelemy, Akika De-gaia. Absent: Connie Crosby, Mane Madden.



Back Row: Prasheel Wilson, Jamien Pay, Ropati Pedebone, Christopher Richards, Jade Mekii, Patrick Faifai, Merhawey Gebreamlakh Gebre. Middle Row: Ms Ariti Ransfield (Dean), Richard Bentley, Malcolm Tangitutu, Damien Cotter, Mahamuud Adam, Adam Soderholm, Mohamed Kalif, Matthew McLaughlan, Saint Renata, Mr B. Dunckley (Teacher). Front Row: Viola Alataua, Amelia Holdaway, Louisa Rongotaua, Tamara Makiri, Shannen Lemaga, Shayna Taua, Enatha Musabe. Absent: Kurtis Carroll, Jardin Elliott, Lana Russell, Faiva Tuielu, Quincy Moana.

Back Row: Asonei Levaula Faalogo, Manaaki Tapara, Hapi Puketapu Te Kani, Charles Vailalo, Feto Fetoai, AJ Vainepoto, Ian Thomas. Third Row: Michael Saunders, Prashnil Chand, Soapi Lupi, Dagem Moges, Luke Hawkins, Sage Karaitiana, Justin Cho. Second Row: Jessmine Aiomata (Mentor), Allie O’Regan, Jaleesa Tema, Merriliz Tuuina, Zoey Offord, Sarah Prentice, Miss Fiona ‘Ofamo’oni (Teacher), Ms Ariti Ransfield (Dean). Front Row: Telesia Faalogo, Valoula Valasi, Heather Leota, Sujeeta Singh, Afnan Alabadey, Glory Finau, Destiny Campbell. Absent: Trent Welply Wyllie, Aroha Ellison

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Back Row: David Pett, Jordan Haftka-Schatilo, Jacob Galloway, Stacey Te Kuru, Stephen Aigaga, Philip Martelli, Shaun Finlay-Lintern. Third Row: Ciaran Hargreaves (Mentor), Codi Perry, Elliot Burr, Connor Boyd, Bryce Irons, Nigel Martinez, Joel Averes, Rikihana Ward, Kirstin Paget (Mentor). Second Row: Ms Ariti Ransfield (Dean), Sobhanya Kim, Fay Masoe, Jessica Parkes, Nive Talataina, Lydia Hamer, Stacey Watson, Krysta O’Brien, Mr Alan Olliver (Teacher). Front Row: Courtney Brown, Dipashna Rominshal, Jessie Algar, Anna Forster, Alysha Franklin, Laurel-Jean Dennison, Shayna Thomas-Sefesi. Absent: Robert Hopkirk, Samantha Burns, Theo Wordsworth.

Back Row: Kitiona Taloaina (Mentor), Aino Faauga, Tinei Saseve Sellesin, Carlos Lewis, Andrew Schuster, Rere Wichman, Owen Tuilaepa Vailalo, Dylan Manuel, Miriama Unasa. Third Row: Ada Tangitutu (Mentor), Stefan Poad, Liam Boyd, Polynesia Seleni, Isaiah Tourell, Jonty Ward, Jeffrey Dorresteyn, Dannica Pau’u. Second Row: Mr John Puka (Teacher), Davinia Lemi, Annaruth Kalati Taiese, Sofia Faauga, Tracey Holmes, Malelega Aiatia, Sharana Shaheed, Christina Fale. Ms Ariti Ransfield (Dean). Front Row: Nikisha Turahui, Vicky Zhou, Feiloaiga Mataafa, Mena Sakalia, Sabah Suleiman, Sharesse Porter-Samuel, Jasmine Perez.



Back Row: Basil Thomas - Remijo, Oka Ula, Malifa Chapman, Abdiwahid Hassan, Mino Anae, Peti Asiata, Vishal Kumar. Third Row: Daniel Jones (Mentor), Leah Rewita, Muntather Shahid, L.A. Moemai, Shivneel Chandra, Christopher Field, Manuel Robinson, Rosemarie Kaa, Danielle Deans (Mentor). Second Row: Ms Kiri Shaw (Teacher), Garmay Zhu, Amelia Feki, Shayla Jones, Hannah Lorigan Katene, Jewelissa Mackay, Tineil Haua, Ms Ariti Ransfield (Dean). Front Row: La Boeurn, Nelly Chawech, Hamdi Noor, Epenesa Aiatia, Jaynell Misa, Annitta Walker, Jaycee Jhan Pedralba. Absent: Heba

Back Row: Vagia Heka, Jayson Park, Kale Noanoa, Ta’amilo Va’a, Brandon Coubrough, Sean Bryant. Third Row: Shaun Hawkins, Darryn Kouoi, Scott Charleton, Sanjay Patel, Alexander Campbell, Samuel O’Carroll. Second Row: Mrs M. Aiken (Teacher), Ashley Mau, Abby Biczo, Rosie Sa’o, Lien Doan, Kirsty Nixon, Matie Whitman. Front Row: Manino Nofoaiga, Hayley Sutton, Ellice Walker, Nisha Mistry, Courtney Stobbs, Michelle Zhou, Rachael Basire. Absent: Kritika



Shahid, Kairo Tobin-Kaiwahia.

Pillay, Jade Harris, Phire Lee Thompson.

Back Row: Jade Devine, Jeremiah Sipaia, Andrew Hillman, James Graves, Christopher Vickers. Third Row: Bryden Grahame, Phabion Karaitiana, Garming Sam, Siaosi Laukau, Kelvin Stone. Second Row: Mr Matthew Wood (Dean), Amy Westrupp, Peleka Sa’o, Emily Nixon, Emily Bathgate, Mr Victor Li (Teacher). Front Row: Shardae Kaka-Grootelaar,

Esther Sola, Diana Lua’ai, Sera Telea, Briar Maxwell.

Back Row: Jason Chen, Sam McHugh, Magan Taualapiu, Bashar Adam, Troy Houston. Third Row: Abdigani Guray, Mooching Filiki, Christopher Wordsworth, Hieu Cu, Keenan McGregor. Second Row: Mr Leath Powell (Teacher), Aroha Tua, Monique Barthelemy, Mareena Te-Au, Lesley Afoa, Te Aroha Herewini-Hatton, Mr Matthew Wood (Dean). Front Row: Rebecca Fraser, Samantha Baker, Angie Lurie, Joanna Hooper, Lizzie Gibbons. Absent: Rebecca Andrews, Connor



Back Row: Bj Harrison, Nigel Prince, Thomas Maxwell, Cedric Monu, Shane Phipps. Third Row: Kyra Kaumoana, Brian Leng, Stephen Harris, Hai Tran, Monisha Sharma. Second Row: Mr Matthew Wood (Dean), Terianne Tarau, Rosa Pule, Ellie Bird, Danielle Donnelly. Front Row: Krystal Eruera, Chelsie Offord, Rebecca Dixon-Paver, Sarah Lauv, Salena Lee. Absent: Mr Patrick Silva (Teacher)

Back Row: Taylor Woodham-Hearst, Lyon Pretorius, Koro Te Piki Kuti, Vishnu Kalainesan, Omaha Vaiau, Zachary Reilly, Piripi Taitua, Te Aka Hamilton-Katene. Third Row: Rivershanell Kawana, Te Rina Tokona-Tapara, Vannak Khan, Angus Swartz, Joshua Ngapuhi, Marama Amopiu-Pihama, Peta Tangiwai. Second Row: Mr Matthew Wood (Dean), Katie McHugh, Ellen Bridge, Shannon Judkins, Monalize Sosene, Stacee Sturm, Mr David Syme (Teacher). Front Row: Gabbie Pritchard, Tayla Adams, Tilaila Pau’u, Davine Hune, Tiffany Backhouse. Absent: Kereama Boult, Sevuloni Cawanikawai, Van Chuntei, Baha Shahid, Puia San, Holly Heraud.


Drummond, Kristen Fuller, Moana Kepa, Hayley Rakei, Juma Siraj, Cesar Tacuri, Lucy Tupuse

Roll Call






Back Row: Haifine Aisea, Rahul Naidu, Jamie Worsfold, Todd Neal, Ryan Wolstenholme. Third Row: Dalice Perry, Destiny Te Moananui, Alexander Hart, Taniela Koloa, Jayden Ward, Tiana Foesther, Caitlin Vaney. Second Row: Mrs

Back Row: Mathew Ford, Bobby Ritchie, Isaac Garton. Third Row: Zac Douglas, Faafeu Faalogo, Sumit Narayan, Semo Sasa-Toleafoa, Tom Coppell. Second Row: Mr Gareth Johnson (Dean), Jake Carroll, Florence Thomas-Remijo, Praveen Kumar, Mr Ian Dopson (Teacher). Front Row: Julia Ufiufi Finau, Upu Nofoaiga, Toetoe Ioelu, Angel Metuarii, Talele Levaula Faalogo. Absent: Cameron Van Duin, Jordan O’Carroll, Lula Siraj, Emma Poko, Christine Ioane.



Back Row: James Kopu, Brydon Soutar, Joshua Krakosky, Arnold Kopu, Elly Aloro. Third Row: Trent Fortune, Te Atatu Tapara, Koro-Tewhui Kuti, Prasheel Wilson, Rakau Ratahi. Second Row: Mr Gareth Johnson (Dean), Vicky Taloaina, Juanita Misa, Simorne Roos, Laufili Gilbert, Mr John Paul Jaurigue (Teacher). Front Row: Katherine Piesse, Shayna Taua, Allyce Clifton, Tiffany Jenner, Iunisi Tukula. Absent: Michelle Hapi Hawkins, Bowie Raupita, Jade Rivers, Ula Rongotaua, Elham Shahid, Ibtihal Shahid, Theo Wordsworth.

Back Row: Naz Uila, Isaac Vailepa, Tyler Williams, Katini Vole, Alexander Tupuse. Third Row: Mandy Zhou, Tyrone Toko, Sioeli Koloa, Terrance Bingley, Jayshri Dayal, Aroha Leqakowailutu. Second Row: Mr Gareth Johnson (Dean), Amber



Stephen (Teacher), Mrs P. Borrowes (Teacher Aide), Faith Va’a, Chalsey Tobin, Jamie Trolove, Mr Matthew Wood (Dean). Front Row: Ayden Starr, Madeline Taura, Ngametua Matenga, Quintessa Peniata, Shevylia Tuariki, Djana Crichton, Kaylyb Singh. Absent: Jaydin King, Raniera Karaitiana, Andrew Tawa, Jessica Roulston.

Stanton, Samantha Irons, Khazmin Gough, Katrina Te Kuru, Charnelle Campbell, Mrs Shana Muaiava (Teacher)

Front Row: Danielle Pori, Karen Chen, Agalelei Tuuina, Jessmine Aiomata, Vanisha Pullan. Absent: Anisa Ali, Moritz

Dohrmann, Kevin Zhu.

Back Row: Logan Borlase, Adrian Etimani, Jade Thompson, Angelo Brown, Leslie Gunn. Third Row: Mr Gareth Johnson (Dean), Ben O’Regan, Talalelei Chapman, Ciaran Hargreaves, Wesley Faifai, Chevy Russell, Mr David Murden (Teacher). Second Row: Kerri Powell (Teacher Aide), Daniel Cho, Selesa Alataua, James Simmiss, Heather Hansen-Woller, Daniel Goodman,. Front Row: Kim Doan, Patricia Cherry, Darcel Carr, Tiara Rameka, Rebecca MacKie. Absent: Ian Taula, Ariana Kohai, Legion Campbell.

Back Row: Andrew Martin, Simon Pett, Angus Gough, Ross Jordan, Shaun Dorresteyn, Daniel Jones. Middle Row: Ms

Elizabeth Robinson (Teacher), Tara Noble, Hannah McLaughlan, Agnes Isaya, Kirstin Paget, Amber Graham, Mr Gareth Johnson (Dean). Front Row: Santana Grace, Sofai Atanoa, Toni Levi, Danielle Deans, Nicole Ballantyne. Absent: Raphael Van Alfaene, Fatuma Suleiman, Winnie Isaya, Johnny Fale, Hiripo Kepa.



Back Row: Geoffrey Holmes, Harry Morgans, Timote Hopoi, William Zhou, Reece Stratford, Bona Khan. Middle Row:

Back Row: Toni Tapu, Te Aka Hamilton-Katene, Shay Giles, Bobby Jo Graham, Sarah Giles. Middle Row: Mr Simon Hirini (Teacher), Mr Len Lea (Year Thirteen Dean), Arihia Tutahi Hauraki, Mr Matthew Wood (Year Eleven Dean), Ms Ariti Ransfield (Year Ten Dean) . Front Row: Ngaperahurihuri Ulutuki, Chasity Blackman, Makareta Amopiu-Pihama, Manangaro Ulutuki, Arahia Fowell. Absent: Sheena Neha-Toki Puhia, Tama Ale Samoa.


Mrs Bernadette Coup (Teacher), Julia Torres, Hannah Moananu, Rebecca Lua’ai, Miriama Unasa, Mr Len Lea (Dean). Front Row: Johannah Ma’ake, Chloe Graves, Cynthia Eruera, Vanessa McIntyre, Wendy Tuuina. Absent: Khadra Abdi, Stephanie Fraser, Emma Seaga, Atunaisa Taufa, Jordan Tou, Heather Williamson, Daniel Za, Louise Sialau, Dion HapiSmith.

Roll Call






Back Row: Shannon Hawkins, Ben Peni, Daniel Leleisiuao, Filemoni Finau, Mark Houston. Third Row: Lizette De Leon, Rodney Vincent, Daniel Franklin, Emma Poole, Theodora Tanuvasa-Lui. Second Row: Mr Ian Munro (Teacher), Elieta Tagata-Fuiava, Erika Vitali, Maria Fa’afua. Mr Len Lea (Dean). Front Row: Sarath Boeurn, Acacia Spiekerman, Pelise

Back Row: Jarrod Jackson, Luke Hamer, Joseph Te-Au, Alex Viliamu, Dugan Dixon-Paver. Third Row: Vickie Matheson, Michael Galloway, Tuese Taula, Dimas Villarreal Pena, Ada Tangitutu. Second Row: Mrs Jill Glensor, Nadia Poona, Ana Tonu, Mary Atatai, Laure Clermidy, Julie McBride, Mr Len Lea (Dean). Front Row: Tima Tominiko, Gemma Ross, Julia Hackett, Helen Zhou, Jackie Bryce. Absent: Mrs Puspa Ranchod (Teacher), Siang Chuntei, Terisa Maulolo, Brandon Yaxley, Malina Neill, Peter Taua’a, Todd Wotton, Kitiona Taloaina, Junior Mamea, Lay Thaung, Michael Prentice, Feliuai Crichton.


Prefects & Principal

Back Row: Mafi Latu, Benny Lau, Viliami Taufa, Raymond Filiki, Aidan Speakman. Third Row: Alycia Park, Jesse Le Luan, Kitiona Taloaina, Sidney Sultantiono, Man Wa Yeung, Kathleen Zhu. Second Row: Mr Len Lea (Dean), Comfort Miller, Heike Raabe, Mariah Vailalo, Klervi Hamon, Faaea Olive, Mr Anthony Yeo (Teacher). Front Row: Boel Axelsson, Emily Winter, Ana Vailalo, Zara Awatere, Anyes Barthelemy. Absent: Marta Gebreamlakh Gebre, Hiyam Ali Okud,

Back Row: Vanessa McIntyre, Acacia Spiekerman, Aidan Speakman, Theodora Tanuvasa-Lui (Board of Trustees Student Representative), Ada Tangitutu. Front Row: Raymond Filiki (Co-Chair Student Council, Deputy Head Boy). Pelise Tagata (Head Girl), Mr J. Russell (Principal), Luke Hamer (Head Boy). Ruby Ufiufi Finau (Co-Chair Student Council, Deputy Head Girl) Prefects. Back Row: Vanessa McIntyre, Acacia Spiekerman, Aidan Speakman, Theodora Tanuvasa-Lui (Board of Trustees Student Representative). Front Row: Raymond Filiki (Co-Chair Student Council, Deputy Head Boy), Ruby Ufiufi Finau (Co-Chair Student Council, Deputy Head Girl), Luke Hamer (Head Boy), Pelise Tagata (Head Girl), Ada Tangitutu



Tagata, Ruby Ufiufi Finau, Rose Petherick.

Miripaina Hune, Soli Tu, Robert Vickers, Kurt Turia-Thompson, James Miller, James Daseu, Te Ao Terangi Pouwhare

Back Row: Daniel Goodman, Ben O’Regan, Tuese Taula, Chris Richards, Todd Neal. Third Row: Amelia Holdaway, Patosina Mau’u, Ms Kerri Powell, Faizan Ahmed, Ms Chrissy Powell, Nadia Poona, Caitlin Vaney. Second Row: Mrs Jill Glensor, Tima Tominiko, Damien Cotter, Mrs Jackie Hillman, Zhikara McDonald, Lisa Gestro, Ms Susan Vannini, Mrs Patsy Burrowes. Front Row: Andrew McMillan, Angelina Pavai-Moeau, Mrs Heather O’Brien (Teacher), Mrs Julia Lee (Teacher), Mrs Tamsin Davies-Colley (Teacher), Jackie Bryce, Kurtis Larkin. Absent: Quincy Moana

Staff Back Row: V. Li, J. Jaurique, S. Hirini, D. Murden, L. Powell, B. Dunckley, G. Johnson, M. Luke, L. Lea, M. Wood. Fifth Row: P. Burrowes, J. Glensor, D. Sharma, I. Munro, I. Dopson, K. Lunn, S. Ah Kuoi, G. Edmonds, M. Stewart, D. Syme, A. Yeo. Fourth Row: D. Rameka-Shaw, M. Marsh, C. Ahuja, A. Carter, T. Campbell, M. Wilton, K. Haywood, H. O’Brien, D. Duncan, K. Balfour, J. O’Connor, P. Pegler. Third Row: J. Waenga, C. Forster, J. Hamilton, K. Spencer, J. Holmwood, T. Jennings, Y. Harris, N. Hirini, R. Harman, T. Davies-Colley, S. Vannini, F. Ofamo’oni. Second Row: P. Ranchod, M. Aiken, J. Igasia, K. Powell, D. MacKenzie, S. Muaiava, C. Powell, J. Hillman, H. Robinson, J. Watts, B. Coup, E. Robinson. Front Row: A. Ransfield, M. Cribb, K. Anso, J. Puka, A. Williams (Deputy Principal), J. Russell (Principal), G. Thompson (Deputy Principal), A. Olliver, J. Stephen, R. Scott, P. Wells, S. Burton.


79 Roll Call






Our Staff PRINCIPAL Mr J Russell, BE (Hons), Dip Ed DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Mrs G P Thompson, BA, Dip Tchg DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Ms A Williams, BA, Dip Tchg * ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL Ms A Ransfield, BDes, BMVA, Dip Tchg Teaching staff Mrs C Ahuja, MSc, Dip Tchg Mr S Ah Kuoi, BSc, Dip Tchg Mrs M Aiken, BEd, Dip Tchg Miss K Anso, BSc, BSocSci, Dip Tchg (HOF Science) Ms K Balfour, BEd, Dip Tchg Mrs J Bergman, BTech (Hons), Dip Tchg Ms S Burton, BSc, Dip TESL, Dip Tchg Ms T Campbell, BSc, Dip Tchg (Year 13 Dean) Mrs B Coup, MA, Dip Tchg, Dip.Ed.Stud, Dip TESOL, Cert Cordon Bleu (HOD Home Ec) Mrs J Cullen, BSc, Dip Tchg Mrs T Davies-Colley, BA, Dip Ed (Special Ed), Dip Tchg Mr I Dopson, NZCE, Adv TC, Dip Tchg Mrs D Duncan, MA, Grad Dip Tchg Mr B Dunckley, BCM Agribus & Comp, Grad Dip Tchg Mr L Elliott, BA, Dip Tchg Mrs E English, BFA, Post Grad Dip Tchg Mrs C Forster, BA, Dip Tchg (Yr 9 Dean) Miss R. Harman BA, Dip Tchg Mr S Hirini, BA, Dip Tchg (HOD Maori Language)

Ms J Igasia, BFA (Dist) Dip Tchg (HOD Visual Arts) Mr G Johnson, BSc (Hons), PGCE (Year 12 Dean) Mr M Laing, BA, Dip Tchg, Dip B.S., Cert Bus Comp Mr L Lea, C & G Adv TC, Reg T (HOD Tech) (Year 13 Dean) Mrs J Lee, TTC Mr V Li, BSc, Dip Tchg, Dip Computer Science, Dip Arts Mr M Luke, BA, Grad Dip Com, Dip Tch Mr I Munro, NZCB, Dip Tchg Mr D Murden, Bed, VRD Mrs H O’Brien, TTC, BEd Mrs J O’Connor, BA, H.Dip Tchg, Dip TL, RLIANZA, Reg T (HOD Learning Support) Miss F Ofamo’oni, BPA, Grad Dip Arts, Grad Dip Tchg Mr A Olliver, BA, Dip Tchg (HOF Social Sciences) Mr P Pegler, MEd, Dip Tchg (HOD Music) Mr L Powell, BA, Dip Tchg, Grad Dip Applied Linguistics Mr J Puka, BSc, Dip Tchg (HOF Mathematics) Mrs P Ranchod, BBS, Com T Dip, Dip Tchg Ms A Ransfield, BDes, BMVA, Dip Tchg (Year 10 Dean), (Acting Assistant Principal) Mr R Rhoades, BSc (Hons), Dip Tchg Mrs E Robinson, BA, TTC, Award Mrs H Robinson, MSc, Dip Tchg Mr R Schofield, BSc, Dip Ed. Ms R Scott, MA (Hons), Dip TESL (HOF Languages, HOD English) Ms K Shaw, BA, Dip Tchg

Mr P Silva, BAgSc

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