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Sep 192018
Amberleigh’s winning way with words

Kuranui Deputy Head Girl, Amberleigh Rose, has won first place in the high school section of the Massey University Press Poetry Yearbook competition, designed to foster a love of words.

Amberleigh’s poem entitled Snake’s Tongue is an unconventional poem about love, causing one of the judges to comment in their … Read More >

Sep 072018
Kuranui student wins award at Intercol Solo Music Competition

Kuranui student Florence Cater won the vocal section of this year’s intercollegiate solo music competition with her rendition of Quiet, from the musical Matilda.

Hosted this year by Rathkeale College, the annual competition is open to all secondary schools across Wairarapa and has four different categories Vocal, Instrumental, Piano and … Read More >

Aug 202018
Kuranui eco-warriors help plant new Kuratawhiti Riverside Park

An enthusiastic team of Kurunui College eco-warriors recently assisted in prepping the site of the new Kuratawhiti Riverside Park in Greytown.

The three-hectare block located at the end of Kuratawhiti St is currently controlled by Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC), but the work is being coordinated by Friends of the … Read More >

Aug 092018
Kuranui College wins inaugural Showquest Competition

Kuranui College were crowned inaugural winners of the Showquest Wellington final at the Opera House on Tuesday night.

The performance team of 60 students was led by Kuranui Year 13 student, A.J Southey, who composed and crafted a piece based around the Maori Battalion and Mehaka Rewi. “My great-grandfather fought … Read More >

Jul 042018
Igniting a passion for reading at Kuranui College

An exciting new way of teaching at Kuranui College has seen year 9 and 10 students engaged and motivated to learn. The Ignite programme of courses centres on the students’ interests and independent learning, within the framework of the New Zealand curriculum.

Year 9 student Aimee Clouston, a self-confessed book … Read More >

Jun 272018
Kuranui dance students stepping out into the world

Move over ‘Dancing with the Stars’, because Kuranui College is taking dance to the world. Dance teacher Karin Melchior and a group of senior dance students will be attending a worldwide dance conference in Adelaide during the July school holidays.

daCi (dance and the Child International) along with World Dance … Read More >

Jun 072018
Kuranui excels in toughest challenge of them all

A group of 20 Kuranui College students enjoyed success of a different kind recently, as the school took part in the Tough Guy and Girl Challenge in Wainuiomata for the first time.

With more than 600 students competing from all over the Wellington and Taranaki regions, the intrepid group from … Read More >

Jun 062018
Kuranui’s helping hand to Carterton’s young scientists

A new Kuranui College initiative to engage local primary school students in the world of science is already proving to be extremely popular. Carterton School leapt at the chance to take their senior students (years 6-8) to the college over two days of specialised teaching.

Acting Principal Wendy Taylor was … Read More >

May 282018
Soaring to success at Kuranui College

For Kuranui teacher Vern Grant, being ‘press-ganged’ into supervising an outdoor education trip gave him a moment of clarity and ignited a passion for gliding.

“I was hooked,” Grant explains. “From that first lift, I was impressed. It was such a neat thing to do.”

So much so, that Grant … Read More >

May 172018
Kuranui tech ninjas to the rescue!

Kuranui students helped eight members of the local community to solve the mysteries of modern digital technology during an inaugral lunchtime IT workshop held at the college on Wednesday.

Funded by a grant from Greytown Trust Lands Trust, this joint initiative with the college and the Greytown Community Board is … Read More >

May 162018
Acting up at Kuranui College

The first thing you notice about Kuranui’s Teacher in Charge of Performing Arts, Juanita McLellan, is her laugh and her smile. The second is the way the students flock to her like moths to a flame.

Her rapport with students is obvious and you can tell she cares deeply for … Read More >