The 2012 school year is beginning, and new staff were welcomed onto Papawai Marae today!
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The South Wairarapa’s secondary school, Kuranui College, continues its push to provide innovative 21st Century teaching with the completion of a modern, custom-built building to help deliver its science and mathematics curriculums.
The Ruamahanga science and mathematics building completes the first phase of a $1.8m rebuild. There are future plans to build two new art rooms and to demolish a second Nelson block over the course of the next three years.
“The building heralds the start of a new chapter in Kuranui’s history,” said Kuranui Principal, Geoff Shepherd. “The college is developing a strong reputation for delivering progressive teaching and learning, and it aims to continue to provide the best teaching in state-of-the-art classrooms. This building is the first step.”
Kuranui College Launches Groundbreaking Outdoor Education Academy
Kuranui College, the South Wairarapa’s secondary school, continues to develop its innovative approach to education with a new groundbreaking programme that is aimed at getting secondary, primary and international students to enjoy the great outdoors and develop good life skills.
The Kuranui Outdoor Education Academy (KOEA) will be based in the foothills of the Tararua ranges at the Waiohine Valley Outdoor Centre. Easy access to the ranges allows the academy’s experienced staff to deliver a variety of activities, including bush craft, river safety, tramping, camping, kayaking and abseiling. With the Wairarapa coast less than an hour away, students will also be able to take part in beach safety, diving and surfing, with the wider region providing ideal opportunities for students to mountain bike, rock climb, experience high and low ropes and get involved in conservation projects.
Friday Jan 27th is Senior Student Re-enrolment day (Y11-13 only).
Wednesday February 1st is Senior Only Day (Y11-13 only).
Thursday February 2nd is Junior Only Day (Y9-10 & Senior Buddies only).
Friday 3rd Feb is the day full college starts!