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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 072018
From the Sports Desk ...

Kuranui Athletic Day – 16th February

Held at Kuranui College starting at 9.15am. (21st February is cancellation day).Parents and care-givers are most welcome to attend, if you are interested in helping with time keeping, contact Mr Yee at the Sports Office.

Kuranui Swimming Sports – 23rd February

Held at the … 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 >

Nov 292017
Fuller takes the reins at Kuranui College

Kuranui College has appointed Simon Fuller as its new Principal for 2018. The appointment followed the departure of Geoff Shepherd, who completes his sabbatical at the end of this year.

The 34-year old is currently Principal of Opunake High School in South Taranaki. He was Assistant Principal of Naenae College, … Read More >

Nov 242017
Mrs Patten gets into gear

Kuranui College acting principal Maree Patten has ditched her car in favour of an e-bike and has already clocked up a whopping 6,600kms since making the switch in September 2016.

The South Wairarapa teacher spent time in Denmark last year and was attracted to the bike scheme run throughout its … Read More >

Nov 132017
End of an era marked at Kuranui College’s prizegiving

Kuranui College’s 2017 Senior Prizegiving marked the end of an era, with the departure of Principal Geoff Shepherd after 18 years, but he used his final speech to highlight the healthy future ahead for the South Wairarapa school.

Before being farewelled with a rousing and highly-emotional haka led by the … Read More >

Sep 302017
New curriculum a game changer for Kuranui students

Kuranui College will be offering a ground-breaking new curriculum for its Year 9 and 10 students from next year.

Students will no longer study subjects, but courses. Each course will combine a number of subjects to create a collaborative, future-focused environment where students solve real-life problems.

“We have recognised that … Read More >

Sep 132017
Kuranui Principal Ready for New Challenge

Kuranui Principal Geoff Shepherd will be leaving the South Wairarapa college at the end of January 2018, but before he departs he has the small matter of completing a much deserved sabbatical.

Shepherd joined Kuranui in 1999 as Deputy Principal and took over the helm after Grey Tuck retired nearly … Read More >