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April14MonSenior IDP's 12:30pm, BOT meeting
 15TueVictoria University Visit 2:15pm  
 16WedWhanau Hui - Touch at Rahotu
 17ThuIWI, WDC Skate Competition, Last day of term 1
May5MonBeginning of Term 2
 11-16 Hillary Challenge
 14 WedHome & School AGM
 26 Mon 










2014 Terms

Term 1    27 Januray - 17 April

Term 2    5 May - 4 July

Term 3    21 July - 26 September 

Term 4   13 October - 16 December



97 students along with the support and guidance of many staff and whanau participated in the 10th Anniversary of the 24Hour Relay for Life on 22 & 23 March 2014.
Congratulations on the $6,500 that was raised by the students by partaking in this event, towards cancer research and support.

Hillary Challenge Update

The team are preparing well and looking forward to this year’s Genesis Energy Hilary Challenge. With less than four weeks to go, the team are keeping up their training and putting the finishing touches on their presentation. Thanks to Sharon Arlidge and her team for the awesome Quiz Night last week- and a huge thank-you to all those who came along and supported the event- it is great to know the team are valued by the community. 
Thanks also to the Opunake Lions Club for their work on the coastal walkway- the team train regularly on this trail and love the interesting and unique challenge

Yr13 Cycle Tour

The Year 13 Outdoor Education class recently took part in an epic three day cycle tour in the Waikato/ Hauraki region. The ride began in Te Aroha and took in the newly created “Hauraki Rail Trail”- an old railway track converted into a cycle-only gravel track.  The highlight of the day was the kilometer long tunnel through the Karangahake Gorge- possibly the longest cycle tunnel in the country! The first night was spent at Waihi Beach- about 55 km from our start point. On the second day we biked back to Paeroa and then headed north to Thames, about 70 kms in total.


The gala held on March 20 was a very successful evening, with great weather bringing out the local community. A huge thank you to the business community that supported this school event.


Athletics 2014

A great day of activities was held on Wednesday 19 February 2014. All students dressed in their hapu colours making the day a fun and enjoyable day.

Raft Race

The Hillary Challange team won the raft race on Sunday which was organised by Opunake Lions. They competed against other teams in very windy conditions. Well done team.