On Monday, the Year 10’s headed to SIT Invercargill to take part in a Taster Day. Students experienced a taste of various careers including Nursing, Hospitality, Sport, Animation, Audio Production and Beauty Therapy. The students had a great day and learnt some new skills and possibly investigated a career they had not thought of before.
What a great afternoon we had at Dolamore Park!! A Scavenger hunt, T Ball game, BBQ tea followed by amazing desserts (thanks to Terry, Ophelia, Dada and Mrs Perkins) and finished off with presentations to our leaving students Chaegyu, Clement and Arthur AND a surprise visit from Santa (Mr Jack).
We wish Chaegyu, Clement & Arthur safe travels and all the best for the future.
Uniform Shop Opening Hours 2020 – 2021
Please Note: Due to Covid19 we do not have our full stock but we will be taking orders.
Wednesday 2nd 12 - 2pm
Wednesday 16th 12 - 2pm
Wednesday 13th 12 - 2pm
Wednesday 27th 12 - 2pm
Tuesday 2nd 12 - 2pm
Wednesday 3rd 2:30 - 4pm
Thursday 4th 12 - 1:30pm
In January there may be a considerable wait time. Please be patient as we do value your custom.
Leiza Egan, Uniform Shop Co-ordinator
The 2020 PBL Exhibition
The Exhibition of the learning undertaken by our year 8 – 10 students this year was certainly worth celebrating! Congratulations to all of our young people for what they have done this year in their self-directed learning – you have all been great examples of learner agency at St Peter’s.
PBL Awards list by category
Sophie Aynsley for working with young children who face barriers to their reading because of dyslexia.
Quinn Young & Koen Thomas for projects which have always been about helping others, being selfless with your time and supporting each other throughout. You should be very proud of your impact on Orientation Day on Wednesday.
Charlotte Anderson, Lauren Stevenson and Shiya Roger for working to help young people at Starship Hospital.
Rachael Miller and Jenna Ward for working with members of our community to help fill a need for warm, quality clothing for new babies.
Blake Dassen and Murphy Davis for organising and motivating yourselves and each other and working diligently each week to help a community group who impact so many others. We know RDA have really appreciated your efforts.
Georgie Crowley and Bonnie Miller for seeking to improve awareness of cultural diversity and prevent casual racism and microaggressions.
Gunha Park for seeking to develop a sense of welcome and belonging to St Peter’s College.
Mikee Omega and Shalvi Permal for their introduction of an annual SPC cultural day and making us all aware of the diversity of cultures we have at St Peter’s College.
Georgia Cockburn and Makayla Taylor for identifying a relevant issue for our Year 7 students addressing this. You will have affected many of our future students and made their transition to Year 7 easier.
Marielle Penus and Shanae Allen for commitment to intellectual rigour and sticking to their project despite philosophical differences.
Chloe Taylor for never giving up and consistent focus.
Luke Fowler for consistent application of feedback.
Liana Abuel, Cassie Juanitas and Georjah Pulley for self-management and commitment to completing the project to the highest standard.
Molly Cook and Grace Milliken for your ability to communicate with adults in a professional setting and constantly adapting to the setting and purpose.
Mya Tutty and Emma Shanks for significant improvement in electronic and verbal communication.
Robert Ege and Phoenix Marshall for sharing a range of news and events in the St Peter’s College community.
James Mackereth for communicating with his audience in a flexible, innovative way.
Lauryn Pinckney for consistently overcoming a range of difficulties at every stage of her project.
Maddie Cockburn and Bree Dinan for working with members of the community to develop a plan for a business which would fill a need in the community.
Mikayla McRae and Layla Connorton for perseverance and problem-solving skills around publishing a book.
Talia Moody and Gemma McAtamney
Anna Aynsley and Shelby Phillipson
Dada Chantaraviroj and Bronte Mackereth
Enhancing Human Dignity
Isabella Gordon-Glassford and Rebecca McBeath for improving accessibility in the community by learning and teaching NZSL.
Campbell Butler, Jacob Hayward-Waddell and George Hedley for recycling materials and encouraging healthy eating.
Molly Haisman and Lucy Morrison for identifying a serious and relevant issue and working to educate our community. Your impact could be as real as saving a life!
Anouk Collins and Hannah McKee for your many projects which have been totally selfless. You worked diligently on your projects to genuinely help others in our community.
Stewardship and sustainability
Anneshka Sneddon, Ryan Fitchett and Depp Chantaraviroj for performing important rubbish audits.
Taine Donnelly and Luke Shallard for developing a solar heater.
Alexine Rivas, Batt Otharvorn and Ethan Friend for seeking ways to educate people about pesticide use.
Jude Ballantyne and Kynan Marsh for scientific research and the development of an innovative way to recycle plastic.
Ben de Jong for leading his peers and younger students in a sporting discipline.
James Balacuit and Dan Nelson for creating resources for younger learners in our community.
Aidan Sheddan for designing alternative humane devices for Police use.
Design thinking and Perseverance
Daniel Kovarski and Lachlan Dixon for persevering with an animation project designed to benefit the Gore district .
Service to School
Ben Fitchett for restoring the Southland topographical map in the school office.
Self-Awareness and Development
Awarded to Anneshka Sneddon for acting on her learning from last year to work collaboratively this year.
Overall best example of the PBL process and purpose – Grace Milliken and Molly Cook. You have identified an issue and researched this to back up your thoughts. You have conducted your own research into designs and layouts. You independently communicated with the relevant professionals and initiated a meeting to discuss possible changes. You have thoroughly documented your research, your findings, your reflections and planning throughout. You will most likely have an impact and see your change in action in our school next year. Well done!
The Rock Magazine
If you haven’t ordered our end of year magazine ‘The Rock’, please contact the school office to order this now.
Career Pathways Department
With summer coming and the chance to earn money over the extended break, students are encouraged to head to the Career Pathways Facebook page: www.facebook.com/StPetersCollegeCareerPathways/
On here we post full time jobs, summer jobs and apprenticeships.
This week we have had enquiries from employers regarding
· Trainee fabricators leading to apprenticeships
· Summer Crutching jobs
· Mataura Valley Milk positions leading to apprenticeships
Now is also a good time to check out MoneyHub. They have a great guide for summer jobs for tertiary bound students and you can find it here:
Borland Camp - 10-13th November
On the 10th of November, the three year 10 classes of 2020 travelled to Borland Lodge to experience new learning opportunities outside of the classroom and can I say it was AWESOME. This camp went for four days and three nights and everyday we had to push and challenge ourselves, work together and overcome our fears. Here we got to embrace our surroundings of nature and wildlife, making us think about how lucky we were to be in such a beautiful country. Every activity we did, from caving and bush bashing to clay bird shooting and archery, was action packed and extremely fun. This camp taught and helped us develop many skills that we are sure to use in the future. I personally really enjoyed the overnight tramp to Green Lake. We were very lucky to have such incredible weather making the tramp more enjoyable. Our camp was such an amazing experience and we would like to give a massive thank you to Mr Kotkamp for organising and putting a lot of effort into this trip and to all the parents and teacher helpers. Also, a big thanks to Mrs. Popplewell for the incredible meals. Without everyone this enjoyable experience wouldn’t have gone ahead, and I am sure that all the Year 10 students will have great memories of the Borland Lodge camp.
Fraser Wilson, 10SS
PBL Exhibition 2020 – Thursday 26th November 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Originally scheduled for July this year, we are finally able to hold our PBL Exhibition for 2020. Like so many other things – the Ball, Bishop’s Shield, and the Quad Tournament - the second iteration of Project Based Learning experienced significant disruption with the advent of the Covid 19 pandemic.
This coming Thursday our students will showcase their learning from the year at the Exhibition in our School Hall, between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. While many students may have finished items on display and others not, they will all be able to show and explain their learning journey this year.
What a range of learning there has been! One group has learned and then taught basic New Zealand Sign Language, one of our official languages, while another has developed resources and strategies to help students with dyslexia improve their reading abilities. Projects such as these as well as several involving sports have seen St Peter’s students collaborating with staff and students from local primary schools such as St Mary’s, Gore Main and East Gore. One group has been focused at West Gore school working with staff and students in the area of Play Based Learning.
For some, the focus has been at St Peter’s. One group has prepared and presented a business plan to the Board of Trustees for the installation of solar panels to alleviate our reliance on coal, while another has been conducting rubbish audits to help the school consider the impact of rubbish generated on the environment.
There are many more projects, each demonstrating an aspect of Catholic Social Teaching such as Common Good, Respect for Human Dignity, Stewardship and Participation. Our young people have learned and shared much and demonstrated Compassion, Community and Commitment as they have developed projects that seek to feed the hungry, clothe those in need, welcome the stranger and remove barriers for those who face difficulties because of disabilities, illness, poverty and homelessness. Several projects celebrate the diversity of our student population and the population of Gore through food, language and culture. Do you know what a racist microaggression is? You can learn more about this on Thursday night.
Science, Engineering and Technology feature strongly too, with research projects into the best way to recycle plastic and fabric, prove the effects of pesticides used on plants, the construction of a solar heater, the development of animation skills and the building of a range of children’s toys.
You are very welcome to come and find out more about these projects and so many more next Thursday. At 6.45pm the Awards Ceremony will be held during which we will acknowledge a range of skills and values demonstrated by the students. At this time we will also announce the winners of this year’s St Peter’s College Wearable Arts Competition which we were unable to hold during the normal time of the Eisteddfod – another Covid casualty! The final award of the night will be the project that you will be able to vote for to receive the People’s Choice Award.
So, after a terribly disrupted year, we are almost there and we look forward to seeing you all at this celebration of our young people’s learning!!
DP Teaching and Learning