Regulus // Issue 2 // August 2022
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The Year 12 SBA tutor group’s Can Drive Community Service project collected 149 cans for the City Mission Food Bank.Community Service Fundraiser
As part of a Community Service fundraiser across all Year 12 tutor groups during Terms 2 and 3, Year 12 tutors and Dean, Donna Jones, worked as a team on cutting, sanding, drilling, and staining beautiful wood, creating propagation stations to sell and generate funds for the Cholmondeley Children’s Home.
On Sunday 29 May, a group of Sustainability Council members and Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award students, together with other schools and community groups, planted 3000 native trees near the QEII Red Zone. The Eco-Action Trust involves multiple schools raising seedlings at school nurseries, harvesting them, and planting them in the Red Zone. The community planting days have been a huge success with over 33,000 trees planted over the five years of operation. In time, the plants will form a corridor for native birds to return to the Christchurch city centre.
Lynonahdolphin Tausa and Maia Columbus (both Year 13) were recognised for their selection as St Andrew’s College Emerging Ethnic Leaders to attend an inaugural breakfast with representatives from 22 secondary schools across Christchurch.
The Community Service team has been coming up with various fundraising events to help reach their target of $20,000 for this year’s 40-hour Famine. The money raised will provide clean water for underprivileged communities. At the end of Term 2, Year 9 students were sponsored in a ‘walk for water’ where they walked or ran as many laps of the rugby field as possible in 40 minutes. Year 10 students had a rowing challenge, where they rowed as many kilometres as they could in 40 minutes to raise funds.
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Year 8 prefects find inspiration at the National Young Leaders Day, gaining insights on self-management and impactful leadership.
Students applauded Matt Parr's dual role as Head of Middle School and Director of Boarding, highlighting his commitment to leadership.
Our Strategic Plan emphasises values, inclusivity, and Mātauranga Māori, guiding a transformative journey with positive outcomes.
Our Athlete Sports Programmes, led by Riley Gain, guides students from Years 9–13 with tailored mentorship and flexibility.