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‘Nelson Crime Family’ steals audience

NayCol bands have been turning the stage area near the canteen into the school’s coolest new venue with a series of concerts. One such band was the “Nelson Crime Family”, although the only thing they appear to have stolen was their enraptured audience. Student Journalist Finn Kerby-Pinguet reports.

Students feeding students and raising awareness

During the holidays, a few students of the Nayland Food Collective and members of Pūaha Te Tai prepared fresh pizza for the cast and crew of ‘Carousel’ musical production. With the pizza being both vegetarian and seasonal, benefits for health and sustainability were a main focus.

Behind the scenes for ‘Carousel’ – literally

Many students are involved in this year’s exciting production of ‘Carousel.’ The whole school is aware of our talented cast getting ready to perform. Yet with the show getting closer to performance, our backstage crews are also preparing intensely. Student Journalist Finn Kerby-Pinguet reports.

Nayland bands through to Rockquest regional finals

Five out of the six bands that competed in the regional heats last weekend have made it through to the finals. Student journalist Ysabella Abel caught up with some of the band members this week to find out more.

Race against the clock for 48 hour film competition

Over 48 hours, starting on 5 March, nine filmmakers in two teams competed in a time sensitive competition for the creation of short films. Student Journalist Finn Kerby-Pinguet reports.

‘Tea and Tech’s’ first visit a success

On Thursday 8 April, Nayland’s sustainability group, Tautīnei, visited Otumarama Rest Home as part of the “Tea and Tech” volunteer organization. Student journalist Finn Kerby-Pinguet observed.

Year 9 Food Tech classes visit local producers

This week two Year 9 Food Technology classes made their way by van or bike down to Oaklands Milk Farm to learn more about where food comes from and how our local producers are working to ensure food is produced sustainably and ethically. Lilian Fierek (pictured above with classmates), shares some highlights and photos.

‘Carousel’ – Nayland College’s Spunky 2021 Production

Eight weeks from now, ‘Carousel’, the award-winning Broadway musical, will be performed by students from Nayland College and Broadgreen Intermediate at the Theatre Royal. The teen actors are directed by Nigel Weeks and Verity Davidson with Kay Mackenzie as the musical administrator and Jana Polglase as the choreographer.

HortNZ sponsoring new Nayland College irrigation system

Nayland College’s horticulture unit is getting an upgrade thanks to a generous donation from HortNZ along with support from FruitFed Supplies who are kindly supplying materials at cost.

NayCol debaters prepare for regionals

Meeting every Monday afternoon, a group of debating students have been ‘fighting’ hard to prepare for the regional competition this weekend. Student journalist Finn Kerby-Pinguet went along to watch.

An Amalgamation of Art and Science

Last Monday, a group of Year 9 students started an art/science (with a twist of culture) project about Poorman’s Stream.

Normalise Normal Bodies

For most of my life, I had bought into the idea that if I was slimmer, whiter, taller or scarless that I would finally be pretty and therefore my life would be better. The fashion industry and the media reinforce the idealisation of thinness and the concept of a ‘perfect’ body. This causes a toxic …

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Broadening minds at Broadgreen House

On the last Wednesday of the term, Year 10 Psychology visited Broadgreen House

Student leader encourages others into the spotlight

Dedicated young musician Toby Sussex has approached the role of student leader with sincerity, openness, and the aim of getting younger students involved.

Breakfast club keeps students fed and focused

Weetbix, toast, yogurt and fruit are some of the tasty items that feature on the ever-expanding menu at Nayland College’s Breakfast Club.

Nayland College ball a winner all-round

Last Saturday evening senior students were busy pulling on dresses and suits, eagerly awaiting the night ahead. At 7pm, as cars drove up to the Rutherford Hotel and students stepped inside, it was clear that this year’s ball would be one to remember.

International students share their memories of lockdown

In early July, a time-capsule was buried on school grounds, where it will stay untouched for twenty years. It contains the thoughts and experiences of Nayland College international students during their time in lockdown.

Students beat off midwinter blues with a camp in Kahurangi National Park

In mid-June, while most of us were finding a warm fire to sit beside, out of the elements, the Level 2 Outdoor Education class spent three days tramping and camping through Kahurangi National Park. A member of the class, Sam Boothroyd, explained what the class got up to.

Student supermarket workers essential to keeping the country going

As New Zealand has moved through the alert-levels designed to help eliminate Covid-19 in our country, many school students have worked as essential workers at supermarkets. Student reporter Aleisha Smith looks back at a period where her part time job became ‘essential’.

Our lives in lockdown

It’s now been about four weeks since we’ve been at school, and there’s still a while to go. Because we haven’t seen anyone for a while, it can be hard to figure out what’s going on in the lives of our peers. We contacted 17 students across the school to find out how they’re keeping …

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Nayland debaters take the argument online

Due to the lockdown, students have had to find new ways to engage in their favourite activities. Senior debater Sophie Hampson, explains how she has managed to keep competing in one of her favoured activities by taking part in online debating.