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Aug 252014

Two of our Powerpoint presentations have been converted for online viewing, and are excellent resources for students and parents.

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Choosing Subjects guide

Choosing Subjects guide

Leaving School guide

Leaving School guide

Aug 182014

Practice Exams - Kuranui CollegePractice exams for Year 11-13 students are on this week from Tuesday 19th – Friday 22nd August.

These exams are very important as they also form the basis of any application for a derived grade. A derived grade application may be required if your son/daughter is unable to sit their external assessments at the end of the year due to illness, accident or bereavement.

During the four days of exams, senior students are only required to be at school when they have an exam or if they have made arrangements to meet a teacher.

Students visiting the school to meet with a teacher are asked to sign in and out at the office.

Rolls will be taken in all exams and study rooms will be operating.

Aug 082014

Important Notes

Sports Fees
There are still a considerable number of Sports fees outstanding, please have them paid promptly.

Girls Rugby
Trainings sessions will be on Mondays starting at 3.30pm for all player wanting to play in a tournament at the end of the term. At this stage players are requested to bring trainers (no boots yet) and a change of clothes.

Solway College is hosting an Equestrian event in Masterton on 22nd September, information/consent forms available from the Sports Office door.

Secondary School MX Champs
Is hosted by the Pukekohe Motorcyle Club on Sunday 24th August, information/consent forms available from the Sports Office door.

Kuranui Sports Hoodies
Are available to purchase from just $55 each with the Kuranui Logo on the front with the sport name and your name on the back. Order forms are available from the Sports Office Door.

Congratulations to:

Gracyn Evans on his selection in Wairarapa Hockey U15 Boys Representative team.

Amber Spicer on her selection in Wairarapa Hockey U15 Girls Representative team.

Wairarapa BushU14 Rugby trialists- the following were selected to attend the trials: Zac Brown, Sampson Dell, Harvey Morison, Dre Rimmer, Wero Okeroa-Williams, Jonty Ariell and Joel McNeill.

Kuranui College Sports Exchange

The Sport Exchange was played against Tararua College was played on 29th July at the Bush Multisports Complex in Pahiatua. The ‘Bailey Trophy’ was shared between the 2 colleges after a draw and 2 wins apiece.
1st XI Boys Hockey- Lost 1-4.
1st XI Girls Hockey- Won 1-0
1st XI Boys Football- Won 5-1
1st XI Girls football- Draw 2-2
Netball Senior A- Lost 16-46.

Mikaela Bird With Tararua Rep Anita Jensen

Mikaela Bird with Tararua representative Anita Jensen, holding the Bailey Trophy


Rugby 1st XV

Game 1 vs. Tawa 2, Lost 27-31.
Game 2: vs. Wellington College 3- lost 13-24.

Rugby Juniors

Game 1 vs. Rathkeale, Won by Kuranui 104-0 (HT: 52-0).
After a great performance in the last game of term 2, the Kuranui Juniors picked up where they left off with a convincing all round victory over Rathkeale. Kuranui dominated the game in all aspects, held onto possession well and threw the ball around to score a total of 16 tries, both goal kickers displayed their skills in converting 12.

Forwards Flynn Wilkinson, Zaman Lewis and Samson Dell made big gains with ball in hand and were well supported by the rest of the pack. The backs showed great skills all round with Jonty Ariell and Shayden Namana being a couple of standouts. Shaydene and Carlos Gleeson Russo combined brilliantly for Carlos to score an awesome try under the post.

Congratulations to Carlos, Gracyn, Wero and Luka for scoring their first tries for the season – remaining scored by Zaman Lewis (3), Samson Dell (2), Cole Freeman (2), Zayne Liddington, Shayden Namana, Dre Rimmer, Tom Jelly, Flynn Wilkinson. Conversions by Cole Freeman (8), Shayden Namana (4).

Game 2 vs Chanel College- Won 39-5.
Kuranui put in another good display with a victory over Chanel College.
This was the 4th time these 2 teams had met this season and Kuranui has improved on the scoreboard every time. A great start going into the wind the Kuranui boys were up 12 to nil within the first 5 minutes. Cole Freeman scored a classy try and had a hand in the 2nd with a cross kick for Tom Jelly to score in the corner.
The backline showed class all round and were far too good for the opposition with pace and excellent ball skills, they were well supplied with good ball from the forwards who more than matched their larger opponents. An excellent all round performance from the team that they can be proud of.

Try scorers: Conquest Hadfield (2), Zaman Lewis (1), Joel McNeil (1), Samson Dell (1), Cole Freeman (1), Tom Jelly (1). Conversions: Cole Freeman (1), Shayden Namana (1).

Football Boys 1st XI

Game 1 vs. Wairarapa College 2nd XI. Lost 0-1.
A slow start and several missed scoring opportunities by Kuranui, paid the price for their loss. Wai Coll took their chance with a lucky goal in the final minutes, how-ever, Kuranui maintain their top position on the league table.

Game 2 vs. Rathkeale 2nd XI- Won 3-2.
On a very soft pitch, the boys started well but looked a little flat as the game wore on. However they stayed in the game with some good saves from Morgan in goal and with only a few minutes remaining, Ben scored the winning goal. Scorers – Jordan Blathwayte, Hugh McCoshim, Ben Saywell.

Football Boys 2nd XI

Game 1 vs. Rathkeale 3rd XI. Won by Kuranui 9-0.

Game 2: vs. Makoura- Won 5-2.
An entertaining match, and a great team effort were the words from coach Kees Muller.
Kuranui started well and scored first, with Makoura replying straight after. A change of defensive tactics worked well with exchange student Ryota Tashiro playing his 2nd game for Kuranui scoring 2 quick goals, a long distance shot and his 2nd an amazing dribble across the complete field and putting the ball in the back of the net. 2nd half saw Makoura score first, Ryota replied with his 3rd goal, with momentum going Kuranui’s way, the final goal was scored via a corner.

Football Girls vs. Chanel College

Kuranui Won by default.

Netball Kuranui Senior A

Game 1 vs. Wai Coll Jnr A, Lost 21-25.
Game 2 vs. Greytown Gold- lost 17-31.

Netball Kuranui Senior B

Game 1 vs Wai Coll Snr Green, Won 30-13.
Game 2 vs. Solway Snrs- Won 17-15.

Netball Intermediate A

Game 1 vs Masterton Flames, Won 14-22.
Game 2: vs. Makoura Jnr A- lost 15-31.

Netball Intermediate B

Game 1 vs. Greytown Black, Won 21-10.
Game 2: vs. Kuranui vs. Kuranui Jnr A- lost 11-26.
Due to an early injury, the girls played the match with just 6 players, a credit to the team who never gave up.

Netball Junior A

Game 1 vs. SMS Snr 1, Lost 9-18.
Game 2 vs. Kuranui Int B- Won 26-11.

Netball Junior B

Game 1 vs. Wai Coll Jnr Green, defaulted.
Game 2 vs. SMS Jnr Gold- Lost 6-45.

Hockey Girls 1st XI

Game 1 Won 3-0 against St Orans 2.
Game 2- vs. Upper Hutt- Won 3-0.
Coach Nigel Bird is very pleased with the way the girls are performing this year in the Wellington P3 Secondary Girls Competition. In the 8 team round robin competition, Kuranui have played 5 games, won 4, 1 loss, scored 13 goals and with just 4 against the team has best defensive team in the competition and is currently placed 2nd on the points table.

Aug 012014

Kuranui College student Walter Taber is renowned at the South Wairarapa College for his musical performances, as a talented classical pianist and a member of Wairarapa Rockquest runners-up ‘We Funked Up’.

However, the 16-year old is now also becoming an accomplished pilot, having flown his first solo flight at the Hood Aerodrome with the Wairarapa and Ruahine Aero Club earlier this year.

Pianists To Pilots - Kuranui

Walter is one of six students currently studying Level 2 National Certificate in Aviation at the college.

Classmate Justin Bain is also a keyboardist with the college band and another budding aviator. He is completing Level 4 practical flying units with the Wairarapa Gliding Club on Saturdays at Papawai, near Greytown, and feels that this is a real highlight of the course.

“It’s a pretty good course, but it’s weather dependent, so we try to go out on as many Saturdays as we can,” said Justin. “I knew Kuranui did the aviation course before I joined the college and signed up in the senior school.”

“I think we’re one of three schools in the country that does the National Certificate in Aviation,” added Walter.

At the end of last term, the Year 12 aviation students took a trip to Palmerston North to get a wider look at the aviation industry and to see what was on offer.

First stop was the Massey School of Aviation, where the students got an opportunity to look over the state of the art single engine Diamond DA40 aircraft and twin engine DA42s. Then they went on to one of the region’s leading helicopter operators, Helipro, and finally a look behind the scenes to check out the inner workings and management of Palmerston Airport.

“Massey’s DA40 aircraft were amazing to look at and sit in,” explained Walter. “Seeing some of the aircraft at Helipro up close and stripped down for repairs was fascinating.”

The boys are both keen to make careers out of aviation when they leave college. “I’m interested in flying turbo props on small domestic routes when I leave school,” stated Walter.

Kuranui Head of Social Science and teacher of aviation, Vern Grant, is keen for his students to gain some hands-on experience of aviation-related job opportunities.

“The students were able to experience first-hand opportunities, such as airport management, gas turbine engineering and piloting commercial airliners,” he acknowledged. “The trip provided an invaluable insight into future career prospects in aviation-related fields.”

The college will be holding its Open Evening on Thursday 7 August and parents will have an opportunity to talk to both the students and Mr Grant about the course.