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Archive for: April, 2012

Busy week ahead.

I was kept entertained during my Easter holidays by the wonderfully scripted blogs, photos and videos that the groups in New Zealand shared with us. I’m sure I’m not the only person to have felt some small degree of envy at the amazing experience that the students were having but also incredible pride in the […]

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A Trip to the Cinema with Reading Group

In partnership with the girls’ school, our upper school reading group has recently read the Hunger Games and with the release of the film version we thought it would be an ideal opportunity for a trip to the cinema.  The story is based in North America, which as a result of drought, fire, famine, and […]

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Music and Theatre- New Zealand Nyds

Music and Theatre- New Zealand Nyds

The New Zealand National Youth Drama School drew to an end with all the Sandbach group on stage at the Hawkes Bay Opera House singing this years school song, from The Muppets, and the final sharing of work, screen on the Sunday morning.

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New Build – Peter Doughty Block

New Build – Peter Doughty Block

16th April 2012 – It’s finished!   Construction Project Blog – Pictures Below 4th April – inside and out.  The 2 carpeted rooms are the 2 new tutorial rooms and the other is the quiet study area for the sixth form.  The furniture arrives next week.  Nearly done! The school is embarking on the next […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Taupo & Auckland

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Taupo & Auckland

We started the day after Tongariro Crossing with a leisurely lie in to help recover and give us time to actually get out of bed. After a slow start and a quick bit of breakfast, we headed out to some mystery places that Ms Bielby wouldn’t reveal until we were there. Our first stop was […]

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Music and Theatre New Zealand- NYDS Week

As the NYDS week looks to draw to a close, tonight we see the 1st part of the ‘Sharing of work’ This is where the students show to the rest of the school what they have been working on all week. The second part is tomorrow evening where students perform at the Hawkes Bay Opera […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Tongariro Crossing

To see the Tongariro Crossing video CLICK HERE To read the blog from GreatLakeTaupo.com tourism website CLICK HERE After a long deserved lie in yesterday in Napier we arose to yet another sunny day in New Zealand the likes of which we are now becoming complacent with. Once breakfast was hastily “scranned” down by the […]

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Music and Theatre Tour- Big Band Play

Music and Theatre Tour- Big Band Play

The Big Band played on the Sunday evening at the National Youth drama School to a full house. They were streamed live over the internet for loved ones, family and friends to watch. If you missed it you can view it online at the below link: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/21678650 (please be advised the sound quality of the […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Wellington

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Wellington

Another early start in Nelson awaking at 5:30am ahead of a long drive to Picton ferry port. Fuelled by breakfast, we eventually departed at 6:30 ahead of our 10 am ferry crossing to Wellington. The journey to the ferry port was some what a windy one through mountain valleys and narrow roads. As we eventually […]

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Music and Theatre New Zealand- NYDS opening

The groups tour ventured into leg three today arriving in Havelock North and at the New Zealand National Youth Drama School. The group quickly got themselves settled in finding old friends and making new. The Big band had the privilege of opening the ceremony by playing Mad World, sang by Nathan Leigh and sax solo […]

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