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Feb 152019

Awesome weather and a record number of entries were received at all events.

A huge thanks to all staff, volunteers, participants and our chief athletic judge Sylvia Maunder.

Three Kuranui Athletic records were broken:

  • Jarrod Yee broke the U14 Boys Triple Jump record three times with the record jump of 11.39m. Previous held by Brock Loader 10.64m, in 2013.
  • Brian McCarthy broke the U16 Boys Shot Put record with a 12.29m throw. Previous held by Patrick King 11.77m, in 1999.
  • Trinity Southey broke the U16 Girls Shot Put record with a throw of 10.01m. Previously held by Charmaine Clark 8.93m, in 1994.


Jarrod Web

Jarrod Yee

Brian Web

Brian McCarthy

Trinity Southey

Trinity Southey

Feb 152019

Kuranui College principal Simon Fuller believes the school’s new ignite curriculum has been a major factor in a 20% increase in year 9 enrolments for this year, and for a 46% increase since the implementation of ignite in 2018.


“The curriculum focuses on allowing students to follow their passions by giving them the opportunity to study subjects within contextual courses,” explained Fuller. “We’re now offering 65 courses which are to taught to combined year 9 and 10 classes.

“These courses are diverse and designed to be highly engaging. They cover all curriculum areas and prepare students for NCEA, while developing key skills needed in an ever-changing world.”

Fuller also believes that the school’s focus on stronger collaboration with the local community has helped, and points to the South Wairarapa Kāhui Ako community of learning as a possible key factor.

“Kāhui Ako has a student-led and student-focused approach. Whilst based in schools, it looks at involving the wider community to ensure young people experience real success.

“As a whole community we now have a shared vision and shared priorities and this is helping to provide a solid foundation for our students,” he said.

Kuranui College welcomed four new staff at the start of this this term, two as the result of the recent increase in the roll.

William Donaldson, is the new Assistant Principal and will be responsible for year 9 and 10 students. He replaces Vicki Wish who has moved to take up a Deputy Principal role in Otago.

Sione Tauveli takes up the role of Head of Social Science following the retirement of Vern Grant who taught for a remarkable 34 years at the college.

The school has also welcomed new Technology teacher Shane Hill and Mathematics teacher Alexandra Gregg.

Feb 052019

Kuranui College is keen to receive expressions of interest from members of the community who may be interested in assisting in coaching a winter sports team.

We would be very happy to hear from anyone with an interest in coaching rugby, netball, hockey, football or basketball.

Please contact the Kuranui College Sports Coordinator on 06 304 9116 x 728 or e-mail yeed [at] kuranui-college [dot] school by Wednesday 20th February 2019.


Donald Yee
Sports Coordinator

Feb 012019

2019 Kuranui College Sports Events Calendar

14th February (Thursday) Kuranui Athletics Day @ Kuranui College starting at 9.15am.
19th February Kuranui Swim Day-(Tuesday) @ Greytown Memorial Pools starting at 9am (Postponement day is 22nd Feb).
28th February (Thursday) Inter-Coll Athletics Day @ Colin Pugh Sports Bowl (Near Masterton Park) starting time to be confirmed.
21st March (Thursday) Wellington Secondary Schools Athletic Champs.
28th March (Thursday) Inter-Coll Swimming Evening @ the Masteron Pools.
30th April (Tuesday) Kuranui X-Country Day .
22nd May (Wednesday) Inter Coll X-Country Day .

Parents/caregivers, family and friends, members of the public are invited to attend.

Donald Yee Kuranui College Sports Co-ordinator
yeed [at] kuranui-college [dot] school [dot] nz