Rector's Comment // Friday 25 May 2018
Please note: for all student successes please email to RC@stac.school.nz
Congratulations to the following students on their respective successes:
Zoe Elmey (Year 9) had a poem published in Toitoi, which is a quarterly journal of writing and art by New Zealand children aged 5–13.
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Last night three Year 7–8 teams competed in the EPro8 Challenge at Chisnelwood Intermediate. The EPro8 Challenge is the interschool science and engineering competition. It is designed to give students a fun and rewarding introduction to science and engineering. At each event teams will compete with other schools in our area to try and finish a variety of interesting science and engineering based challenges. One StAC team was place third and another team place fourth, sending them both through to the semi-finals.
HICKORY DICKORY DASH
National Simultaneous Storytime 2018 – organised by LIANZA (New Zealand Library Association) and the Australian Library Information Association.
At 1.00pm on Wednesday, St Andrew’s students from the Pre-school and Preparatory School, stopped and enjoyed the picture book, Hickory Dickory Dash. The story was being read simultaneously in schools across New Zealand and Australia. There were groups of children sitting with teachers in the Stewart Junior Centre and the Preparatory School Library.
YEAR 11 GEOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP
The Year 11 Geographers arrived home on Wednesday after a very wet, but successful trip to the West Coast. The students learnt about the Sustainability of Coal Mining and Dairy Farming, along with undertaking research on the future of the historic town of Blackball. Additional highlights were a walk through the sleet at Arthurs Pass summit, a scavenger hunt at the Brunner Mine Memorial, and a trip up the rugged coastline to see the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki in full force.