Boarding News

Update 20 March 2019

The past two weeks have been very busy travelling to Queenstown, Christchurch for Athletics and Blenhiem for parents and information meetings. It has been great to catch up with several parents in these areas. Malcom Bradshaw and Matt Allen will be travelling to Greytown today to catch up with parents in the Wairarapa region.

It has been a very sad time for Christchurch and New Zealand since the tragic events in Christchurch last Friday . The staff have been keeping a close on the boys. Thankfully many boys are away on EOTC week which will help shield them from the media.

The EOTC week has been going extremely well. The excellent weather certainly has helped. The boarding house is quiet with 72 boys are away either surfing at Raglan, camping on Great Barrier, walking and mountain biking the Tongariro Crossing and locally, tramping and camping in Marlborough Sounds or canoeing down the Whanganui river. No doubt the boys will have lots of stories about their EOTC week.

Events
Wednesday 20 March:      Greytown Information Evening
Sunday 24 March:              Gibb House Chapel and dinner for Parents (Scots College)
Friday 12 April:                   Gibb House Closes for end of term

Update 1 March 2019

The weeks are flying by with some school events successfully completed. Several boys achieved success at the School Track and Field Championships with Eddie Osei Nketia leading the way with a new school record in the 100m, Tafara Gapare in the U16 High Jump, and Letitaia Campbell in U14 Shot put. Other boys to place first – Eric Lawson (U16 100m), Letitaia Campbell (U14 Discus & Javelin), Valentine Parker (U16 Shot Put), Patrick Wall (U19 1500m).  Tafara Gapare also became U16 Champion, a great effort!

Congratulations to MacKenzie winning by 5 points over Glasgow. Mr Sinnamon is very happy with the result.

House Competition
MacKenzie 1st    417.5
Glasgow     2nd   412.5
Fergusson 3rd     364
Smith          4th    347.5
Mawson     5th    344.5
Aitken         6th    287
Uttley          7th    282.5
Plimmer      8th    268.5

The Scots Gala was a successful day. The boys enjoyed being involved and participating in the event. They were tired on Saturday night. The weather was kind to us which helped immensely. On Sunday we had to cancel the Zoo trip due to the change in weather.  However, the boys seem to enjoy going to the movie Alita at the Empire in Lyall Bay. 

Yesterday the boys and parents had interviews with their tutor on their personalised goal setting plans. It was great to see some of our parents.

Key events this term  

Monday 4 March:              Queenstown Information Evening
Tuesday 12 March:            Blenheim Information Evening
Monday 18 March:            EOTC week for Middle and Senior School students
Wednesday 20 March:      Greytown Information Evening
Sunday 24 March:              Gibb House Chapel and dinner for Parents (Scots College)
Friday 12 April:                   Gibb House Closes for end of term

Chapel

You are invited to attend dinner following the Chapel. Please email me if you will be attending.

Visits to Blenheim and Greytown

These visits will be an opportunity to catch up with our boarding families in these regions and to share more information with you on the future focused learning changes and co-educational boarding from 2020. If you know of someone who would like to find out more on Scots College and boarding in Wellington with Scots please invite them to attend. http://www.scotscollege.school.nz/scots-information-evening/

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