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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 >

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.

The current focus is kayaking, with the group developing new skills and safety techniques at Greytown … 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 >