Congratulations to Christina Ashton, Year 12, and her coach, Megan Gibbons, who have been invited by Athletics NZ to be a Gold level Performance Potential Squad (PPS) member for the 2014-2015 year. Christina has been identified as a contender for the 2020 and/or 2024 Olympic Games, and as such are on the performance development pathway towards being a carded athlete!
The Ice Ferns, of which Caitlin Orr (Year 12) is a member, won their final game at the world tournament, 4-3 against Poland. This means the New Zealand team were not relegated from Division Two, Group A, but our trans- Tasman rivals were due to the points differential. Caitlin played all five games while in Italy and we look forward to hearing of her time overseas when she returns to school next term!
Well done to He Waka Kotuia – the King’s and Queen’s kapahaka group – for their fantastic welcome to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Forsyth Barr Stadium yesterday. They performed earlier in the day for the spectators and then again for the Duke and Duchess. Some beautiful photos of them performing below from all around the world media!
Our first Humanities Celebration of Learning starts tomorrow at 1pm in the Hall. Parents of our Year 9 students are invited to attend this event that runs from 1 – 3pm and showcases the learning that our girls have done in their first term at Queens’s High School. There will be items from the Year 9 students involved in Kapa Haka and music, displays of their work from DigiTech and involvement in sport and presentations on their learning from the recent fieldtrip to Otokia Cemetery, Henley and Ram Island, the site of Whakaraupuka Pa.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow afternoon!
Caitlin Orr, Year 12, heads to Asiago, Italy on Monday as part of the New Zealand Women’s Ice Hockey team, the Ice Fernz, to play in the Ice Hockey World Championships. During the Championships, the Ice Fernz will come up against Korea, Australia, Great Britain, Italy and Poland. We wish Caitlin well on her trip and will be following the teams progress from home, and we hope you have a fabulous time both on and off the ice! You can follow the teams progress on Facebook
Congratulations to our Orienteers who are the 2014 Otago School Champions in the summer series of events. The girls have taken out the overall title as well as placing first, second and third in the Senior Champions event on Sunday March 30th. Well done girls and Ms Signal for a great season of Orienteering!
Overall results for Summer Series:
Otago School Champions, overall: Queen’s High School
Senior Girls Grade Series, overall:
1st – Hanri de Bruin;
2nd Roche de Bruin
3rd Ana Manza
Our senior drama students were invited to perform two Shakespeare scenes in the gardens at Olveston this week. It looks like they had a wonderful time, and the comments about the show have been very positive – well done!
Additional photos can be found on this website.
Calling all talented designers and makers!
Entries are now being called for this year’s Wearable Art, Arts Showcase. Entry Forms are available from the front of the student office. Themes are open so you can really go wild with your imagination. All Entries are due in to Art Department , room B1, by the 5th of May [first day back of Term Two]. To help out, there are some materials and recycled “stuff” available,