Principal’s comments

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Mr John Russell 2013 has been a year of intense and highly productive activity. In 2012, after three years of significant annual improvement in NCEA results we were still looking to deepen our understanding of how to lift things to … Continue reading

Board of Trustees’ report

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Mr Andy Soper: Board of trustees’ chairman The Board of Trustees represents the wider community, so this is a good opportunity for us to report back to you. We set the direction of the school and keep an eye on … Continue reading

Thomas bird: Head boy

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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Naenae College as head boy. In attendance at the reunion were many of the founding students of Naenae College all the way back from 1953. What … Continue reading

Alicia Hart: Head Girl

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Five years ago I entered into a school having no idea of the incredible journey I was about to begin. I soon learnt that I didn’t enter a school, I entered a family. Naenae College has an amazing atmosphere of … Continue reading

Staff Farewells

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Ms Ariti Ransfield  Ariti came from Mana College to Naenae to become a year 10 Dean and a teacher of Art, Design and Life Skills. Recognition of her people skills and ability to form relationships with students allowed her to … Continue reading

Polynesian group

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As people move to new settings and meld with others, performing your own culture out of your comfort zone can be tough. While some teenagers are too shy to put their cultures into practice, Naenae College students can’t wait to … Continue reading

Multi-cultural Day and Concert

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This was an extraordinary event celebrating the culture, food, music, oratory, and dance of the students and staff of Naenae College. A huge sense of pride was felt as we dressed in our national costumes, ate a variety of food … Continue reading

Māori success evening

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For the first time ever, Naenae College held a Māori success evening, a celebration of hard work, commitment, achievement, and success. This was to acknowledge those students who had done well in both sports and academics as well as extra … Continue reading

9H Paintball

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9H worked super hard demonstrating their Te Whanau Tahi principles and expectations on Wednesday the 7th of August 2013 so were treated with paintballing. This was a great experience for them as they got the opportunity to smash Mr Fuller … Continue reading

House Reports

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Amo House competition winners 2013 Amo stands for the foundations, the pillars of the whare, which symbolise strength and support. The front carved vertical side panels of the Wharenui represent strength and solidarity. Amo prefects – Troy Broad/House Leader, Alicia … Continue reading