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Term 4 2019

September 19, 2019
Staff will return on Monday 7th October, and we will welcome students back to school on Tuesday 8th October. Students will be able to wear Summer or Winter Uniform for the first two weeks as the weather continues to transition. Hats are compulsory in Term 4.   Read More

2020 Staffing Appointments

September 19, 2019
A large number of positions were advertised, due to our growth, in the newspaper and online earlier this term, and I have been involved in many interview panels in recent weeks. The calibre of all of the applicants was impressive, and I am pleased to announce the appointment of the following staff for 2020: VCAL... Read More

Passport 2 Employment

September 19, 2019
I was invited to attend the Passport 2 Employment Graduation lunch on Tuesday this week, where Saxon Cowling (Yr 11) was awarded his certificate. It was a proud moment for Saxon, and he was a great ambassador for the college during the 8 week program. Saxon made a short speech during the graduation, and looked... Read More

Senior Campus Exhibition Night

September 19, 2019
Our first Exhibition Evening at the Senior Campus was a great success, with many visitors in attendance. The Drama was called, “The Story is…” and was written by our very own English and Drama teacher, Mr Gustav Pohl. The student performers were: Joel Jackson, Viky Cutchie, Victoria Bell, Stephen Roach, Hamish Murrihy, Sonia Tonissen and... Read More

Year 8 Science

September 12, 2019
Earlier this week the Yr 8 science class were trialing different methods to make biodegradable plastic.   Read More

Year 11 Food Studies

September 12, 2019
Ms Schulz’s Year 11 Food Studies students presented a ‘Tapas’ menu for staff to enjoy. Saxon prepared ‘ Potato and Homemade Tomato sauce’ Emma made ‘Pan fried Cauliflower with a Romesco sauce’. Anna presented ‘Mini Bacon Wraps’. Viky made ‘Spanish Seafood’ and Kairangi baked ‘Spanish Stuffed Peppers with Feta’. This was their final task for... Read More

Jack’s “Chain-Reaction” Presentation

September 12, 2019
Last week the Preps and Year 1/2 classes were treated to a special presentation from Jack Cooper in the Year 5/6 class showing us how he made a model to demonstrate a chain reaction. The students in our class were fascinated to watch Jack set up and activate his Lego model and then to see... Read More

Summer Uniform

September 12, 2019
I have been asked many times in the last week about the change from winter to summer uniform. Traditionally the changeover period is for the first two weeks of Term 4, however given that spring seems to have poked its head through the clouds, we will allow for the transition to occur in Week 10... Read More


September 5, 2019
Have you logged on to PAM (Parent Access Module) recently? As we move towards a real-time feedback model at the Senior Campus for assessment and reporting, parents are encouraged to regularly log onto PAM in order to find out how their child is going in their classwork and assessments. Senior Campus teachers are moving towards... Read More

Senior Campus Exhibition Evening

September 5, 2019
Next Thursday, 12th September, the Senior Campus will be holding an Exhibition Evening, starting at 6.00pm, with students sharing some of their learning with the Good Shepherd College community through interactive displays of their work in a number of subjects, including Maths, English, Humanities, Science, Food Technology/Home Economics and Art. At 6:30pm the chapel doors... Read More