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Apr 182018
Kuranui Enviro club hosts inaugural Green Jam

Over 34 students from local primary schools attended a day of environmental activities and networking at Kuranui College.

Hosted by the college’s Enviro Club, the day also included four student-led workshops. Other workshops were presented by Jane Lenting from the South Wairarapa Biodiversity Group, Shirley Nightingale who ran a workshop … Read More >

Apr 162018
New Kuranui Principal welcomed with an emotional pōwhiri

On the last day of term 1, Kuranui College held a special pōwhiri to welcome its new principal Simon Fuller.

Staff, students and special guests, including principals from local primary schools and mayors Viv Napier and John Booth, packed into the college’s auditorium to hear the school perform outstanding Waiata … Read More >

Apr 132018
Kuranui College qualifies for Shakespeare Nationals

Once again Kuranui College have outdone themselves by winning the five-minute student directed scene at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival with their production of Coriolanus.

This means they will represent Wairarapa at Nationals held in Wellington over Queen’s Birthday weekend. “I’m so proud of them,” said Juanita McLellan, Head of … Read More >

Apr 112018
Kuranui students ready to assist elderly residents with IT

Kuranui College students are offering IT support to elderly residents in a new groundbreaking scheme, funded by a significant grant from the Greytown Trust Lands Trust.

A partnership with the Greytown Community Board, this joint initiative is open to anyone experiencing difficulties using devices such as cell phones, tablets and … Read More >

Apr 112018
Kuranui College students just love being Out and About

Kuranui College senior students are swapping their shirts and shoes for lifejackets and tramping boots thanks to the Out and About course, which gives them the chance to earn NCEA credits for outdoor education.

Level 3 Out And About

The current focus is kayaking, with the group developing new skills … Read More >

Mar 122018
New curriculum ignites year 9 students at Kuranui

The new Ignite junior curriculum at Kuranui College is already having a significant impact on the school, with many of the 2018 year 9 intake highlighting it as one of the main reasons they chose to study there.

The college has a wide catchment area, stretching from the southernmost tip … Read More >

Mar 062018
Kuranui students keen to lend a hand with census

South Wairarapa residents without access to a computer were offered assistance filling in their census forms from a team of 15 Kuranui College student volunteers. An open invitation was made to the local community inviting people to go along to Featherston, Greytown and Martinborough libraries.

The idea is the brainchild … Read More >

Mar 012018
Kuranui student takes out top honour from St John

Kuranui College’s Zoe Edwards has been rewarded for her service and dedication throughout her eight years with St John New Zealand by being appointed as District Cadet of the Year.

The year 12 student was presented with her ropes and certificate in a special ceremony and will now take on … Read More >

Feb 282018
Waka Odyessy for Kuranui students

Students at Kuranui College got a rare treat last Thursday when two members of the Te Toki Voyaging Trust visited the college to talk about waka voyaging and navigating by the stars, as part of this year’s New Zealand Festival.

While the captain of ‘Aotearoa One’, Kere Mcleod, and ‘Haunui’ … Read More >

Feb 192018
Outstanding day of athletics at Kuranui

Kuranui College’s annual athletics day was held in scorching sunshine and the students certainly came to the party with record numbers participating in events both serious and not-so-serious.

In the U19  girls, Amelia Butcher dominated on the track, with victories in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m, while Lincoln Williams … Read More >

Feb 132018
Virtual reality on the cards for Kuranui

Virtual reality could be on the Kuranui College curriculum in the near future if Ryan McCroskery gets his way, with the former Wellington High School chemistry teacher moving to South Wairarapa armed with bucket-loads of experience in this field from his six years in the UK.

I’m definitely interested Read More >

Feb 052018
Teamwork on the water brings prestigious award to Kuranui

There’s a new trophy in the Kuranui College cabinet, with a group of intrepid year 10 students excelling on the open seas during the summer and bringing the prestigious Spirit of Adventure Trust Voyage Award to Greytown.

The 10-strong group spent five days living and working aboard the 45-metre training … Read More >

Jan 292018
Many happy returns for Kuranui’s new Team Leader

It’s a case of many happy returns for Kuranui’s new Team Leader of Mathematics Anna Gibson, who is back in the area where she spent her childhood and teaching the subject which was her first love at school.

Raised in Makuri, just outside Pahiatua, she was educated at Tararua College, … Read More >

Dec 062017
Kuranui students write for rights

A group of Kuranui students took part in an Amnesty International Write for Rights workshop.

The workshop opened in the Greytown Town Hall with a stirring overview by senior students Jack Stokes, Jess Buckham and AJ Southey of the organisation’s achievements over the years.

Write for Rights is Amnesty International’s … Read More >