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We Know Girls Our legacy, Our girls, Our Year

Fish and chips wrapped in bedsheets, hoisted to an upper level of the old Rangi Ruru boarding house, this is just one of the stories told by the Gibson Girls, the original students taught by the Gibson Sisters who founded Rangi Ruru Girl’s School in 1889. We enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea together with the Gibson Girls on November 24th and they spent time with some of our younger students. The New Zealand Mounted Games Under 17 team won the world championships in Auckland on November 26th and in that team was a Rangi Ruru student, Leah Zydenbos. Leah did us all proud and has worked exceptionally hard to achieve what she has.

DEBBIE TEMPLETON-PAGE In the October edition of Style, photographs of work by Debbie Templeton-Page were incorrectly attributed to Doug Neil. Both work with the NZ basalt or blue stone but their artworks are quite different. We apologise to Debbie and Doug and have included a photograph (below) of Doug’s work to make this clear.

High School Musical (Junior) performed with Christ’s College ran from 22-25 November in our Merivale Lane Theatre and this year, was the hottest ticket in town. Never before has our school show sold out so fast. Not just once, but the extra show and then the extra extra show. That’s almost 900 tickets snapped up. All of the actors performed very professionally, putting in so much hard work. Thank you to our exceptional staff and of course our parents without whom we could not achieve what we do. Another fantastic turn out from our Rangi Community for our annual Year 7 and 8 Market Day on November 27th with blue sky, sun and bartering everywhere. It’s part of the girls’ studies, to plan a business project which culminates in the running of a market stall at school. Sharing their generosity of spirit the girls each donated funds to their chosen charity. By the time you read this, we will have held our Clan Christmas Services when we reflect on our achievements and experiences, celebrating the end of another year. The number of scholarships, and academic and personal achievements this year has been outstanding. The Rangi Ruru Old Girls Association School Ball will be held on Thursday 7th December at Wigram Airforce Musuem. This is a significant event for our senior girls as they leave Rangi Ruru and officially become Old Girls, and continue the long-lasting legacy of the Gibson Sisters. Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and summer break, and here’s to an exciting and happy 2018.

Sandra Hastie Principal Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

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