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Sep 302017
New curriculum a game changer for Kuranui students

Kuranui College will be offering a ground-breaking new curriculum for its Year 9 and 10 students from next year.

Students will no longer study subjects, but courses. Each course will combine a number of subjects to create a collaborative, future-focused environment where students solve real-life problems.

“We have recognised that … Read More >

Sep 132017
Kuranui Principal Ready for New Challenge

Kuranui Principal Geoff Shepherd will be leaving the South Wairarapa college at the end of January 2018, but before he departs he has the small matter of completing a much deserved sabbatical.

Shepherd joined Kuranui in 1999 as Deputy Principal and took over the helm after Grey Tuck retired nearly … Read More >

Aug 172017
Kuranui retains annual sport exchange trophy

Kuranui College has retained the Bailey Family Trophy following last Friday’s annual sports exchange with Tararua College.

The trophy has seen some fierce challenges over the last four years. Last year Kuranui retained the trophy despite a draw, but this year the South Wairarapa college defeated the visitors in five … Read More >

Aug 012017
Korero 1st August 2017

Kuranui Korero 1st August 2017 is now available for download. It features:

Music Competitions Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga News from the Enviro Club Typing Classes “I Shall Fly” Mumps Alert Community Driver Mentor Programme Fresh Jam Enrichment opportunities Electoral Panel Discussion Digital Technologies Curriculum Consultation and more!


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Aug 012017
Kuranui Girls Coding Club Breaks the Mould

In a groundbreaking move Kuranui College has introduced girls-only computer sessions during lunch time breaks.

The national school curriculum is going through some of the biggest changes in a decade to ensure that Kiwi youngsters have the skills and knowledge to engage in an increasingly digital world. The recent set … Read More >

Jun 252017
Kuranui Students Conquer the Mountains

Kuranui senior students had a taste of tramping one of the Tararua’s highest peaks during a recent two-day expedition across the Mount Holdsworth-Jumbo Circuit.

Conquering the mountain is something that’s integral to Kiwi DNA, and if there’s one thing that makes the Wairarapa a great place to study, it’s the … Read More >

Jun 192017
Kuranui College Mufti Day Fills the Bank

Last Thursday, Kuranui College held a mufti day with a difference. Instead of donating the usual gold coin, students were asked to bring in a can or an item of non-perishable food for the Featherston Foodbank.

The fundraiser was devised by a group of college friends as part of a … Read More >

Jun 182017
Kuranui Science Student Reaches for the Stars

A Kuranui College science student has won a rare chance to meet Emmy Award-winning astrophysicist Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson.

An expert on star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies and the structure of our Milky Way, the American best-selling author will be presenting his own guide ‘A Cosmic Perspective’ to a … Read More >

Jun 182017
Kuranui Player of the Month - Jack Morgan

The Kuranui Player of the Month for May is Jack Morgan.

Jack plays as striker in the 1st XI Boys Hockey team, and he was just named in the Wairarapa U15 Boys Hockey Representative Team.

Jack scores a month’s free gym membership, courtesy of Strength Nation!

Kuranui coaches and managers, … Read More >

Jun 142017
Kuranui football team aims to strike gold

Kuranui College’s 1st XI Boys football team is aiming to regain the Wairarapa Secondary Schools football title after narrowly missing out in a tight final last season.

The boys held the Wairarapa Secondary Schools trophy in both 2014 and 2015 and are determined to bring it home in 2017. They … Read More >

Jun 132017
Hard Fought Netball Win 17-15

In a tough game for our girls this week, Kuranui A defeated Wai Col B 17-15.

Kuranui showed a lot of spirit and teamwork to come away with the win.

Notable efforts from the defensive pair of Tylah Higgison and Wanita Namana, with Tylah being named Player of the Day. … Read More >

Jun 122017
Kuranui Students take the Lead

Kuranui College students were once again awarded the coveted Student Leadership Award at the recent Stage Challenge competition held at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua.

Out of a strong field of 16 schools from the Greater Wellington region, Kuranui came out on top for leadership. This is the only award … Read More >