Circuit News

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.

Ex-Nayland student achieves scholarly success

Nayland College alumna and budding scientist Aimee Bartlett, can now add recipient of the Nelson Soroptimist Education Trust School Leaver Scholarship to her growing list of achievements.

Traveling teacher takes on tourism at Nayland

At Nayland College, we have been very fortunate to have a great group of new teachers join our whanau this year. Over the coming months, we will be running profiles of our new staff so you can get to know them better. This week, we say hello to a new addition to our Social Sciences …

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First Nayland, then the world

One of this year’s student leaders, Ruby Vidgen, has a keen interest in politics and a keener interest in people. She’s Year 13 at Nayland, and yet her skills in coordinating, communicating and leading others surpass many of those much older than her.

Senior boys futsal team makes Nayland history

At the Tasman Secondary Schools Futsal Champs on 11 March, the Senior Boys A team won the tournament in a nail-biting penalty shootout against Nelson Boys College in the final.

Nayland Pride leads the way

The Nayland Alliance of Gays and Straights was established in 2002, making Nayland the first South Island school to establish a group for LGBT+ students. In 2020, the group – now named Pride – is still working hard to give students a place to feel supported and accepted.

IOS class paddle boarding and BBQ trip

Last Friday, on the 28th of February, the Institute of Sport [IOS] and their teachers went on an afternoon trip to Tahunanui. Most people biked and others went in the van. They had a paddle board lesson followed by a BBQ lunch.

Speed-skater finds her balance

Year 12 Nayland College student Zena Denton inline speed-skates at both a national and international level. Last year she competed at the Oceanias, while over the New Year period she competed in the flat track and road nationals. Two weeks ago, she competed again in the banked track event. She came 2nd in relays and …

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Our newest Deputy Principal

Busy getting her head into her new role, Deputy Principal Hannah Cameron has been making sure that all aspects of Nayland College are running smoothly. Already a month down, she looks forward to a dynamic year.

New teaching assistant an outdoor enthusiast

An experienced man of the outdoors, Andrew Hewison draws knowledge from various careers as he joins the Nayland College staff as a teaching assistant.

When NZ becomes home…

Lisa-Marie Soehngen is one of the group of international students who’ve called Nayland home for a stretch of time after joining us from around the globe. Here she shares her experiences of NZ with us before she heads back to Germany.

Nelsonian returns home

As we near the end of the school year, there are a number of newer staff who we haven’t yet introduced. Read on as the Circuit school reporting team tracks them down to find out how they’re settling in.

Third climate strike unites community in intergenerational march

The third nationwide school Strike for Climate was held on Friday the 27th of September and has been praised as the biggest so far with an estimated 170,000 people striking around the country.

Aha! moment the best for outdoors-loving new maths teacher

New to Nayland maths teacher Deborah O’Dell was born on the North Shore of Auckland and grew up in a house there before the Harbour Bridge was built.

New maths teacher a valuable addition to Nayland

While Nayland has seen a number of new teachers make the move down from Auckland, Anna Playford and her family have joined us from another direction: Sydney, Australia.

Emily lifts herself to top of the country

Power-lifter and Year 12 student Emily Rutherford recently became the National Youth Champion after competing in Christchurch last month.

Spirited Spanish teacher joins Nayland

Half-Kiwi, half-Spanish, and whole-heartedly passionate, new Spanish teacher Cristina Armstrong is set to teach here at Nayland for at least the next two terms.

Science teacher passionate about making it practical

Science teacher Maria van den Berg brings much experience and knowledge to her role, as she joins the staff at Nayland College this term.