He Waka Kōtuia, the Queen’s and King’s kapa haka group are heading to Gisborne to represent us at the National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Championships in July. To show our support of the group we’d love to see you all at the Dunedin Town Hall on July 24th from 7pm to join them in their final dress rehearsal before flying out.
Tickets are $20 for waged and $10 for children/unwaged. These can be bought from Queen’s High School, King’s High School, and the University of Otago Māori Centre.
For more information please contact Whaea Ford
NCEA Fees need be paid before the end of this term. Any student completing Unit Standards and Achievement Standards during the year need to pay the fee in order to have their achievement accepted and reported by NZQA. Please pay this by Friday 4th July, the last day of term. This payment can be made to the student office or paid off by automatic payment, providing you have sufficient payments being made.
Our Humanities Learning Area Leader, Lara Hearn-Rollo, along with the Head of Humanities at Logan Park High School, Paul Enright, were recently invited to Auckland by Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples for the national launch of Te Takanga o Te Wā: Ngā Hītori Māori, which included their NCEA level 1 assessment Te Maiharoa: Prophet, Pacifist, Protestor. The unit is an investigation of an historic event or place of significance to New Zealanders – in this case, a study of Te Maiharoa, and his involvement in the Kāi Tahu land issues of the 19th century. Te Takanaga has had a further $1.6 million allocated to it to help with development of local and Māori history resources for teachers and school over the next three years. For more about this story featured in the ODT click here
Our Queen’s High School choir Vocarmony received a Commended Award at the Big Sing New Zealand secondary schools choir festival gala held on Wednesday night at the Town Hall. The girls performed 3 pieces Glorificamus Te by Eugene Butler, This Bluest Pearl by Helen Caskie and Viva la Vida by Colplay. There were 20 choirs there from Otago and South Canterbury and were very well received by the audience. Congratulations, girls!
For more about the Big Sing click here
Twelve Queen’s girls were flag bearers for the All Black v English rugby test at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday night. There are more photos on Sports Photo Gallery
Congratulations to Ella Scott who came second in the Otago Secondary School Cross Country champs which was run at Kaikorai Valley College today! A superb effort, Ella, well done!! Additional photos are on the Sports Photo Gallery