Science Badge Success!
Molly is a proud Sheppardonian who set out at the beginning of 2018 with an ambitious goal: to complete every single one of the 29 Science Badges befo...
2019 Junior Theatresports Competition
Congratulations to the ten students who participated in this year's Junior Theatresports Competition run by the Court Jesters from The Court Theatre.&...
Athletics Championship Day 2019
220 of Christchurch South's top athletes embarked on a journey to Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub to compete in Athletics Championship Day 2019. This was the ...
On Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd of October, 2 South basketball teams participated in the CAIMs Indoor Tournament held at Pioneer Stadium. Our girls performed exceptionally well and were well supported and coached by Kathy Burrows. The girls showcased some wonderful grit, determination and hustle and finished 3rd overall. The boys played some wonderful team basketball over the two days and we’re brilliantly led by coach Devon Watson. Our boys were able to demonstrate their skills and ability throughout the tournament and found themselves in the final against Heaton. Unfortunately, it was not to be and our boys went down against a much larger Heaton team. Thank you to our two wonderful coaches, all the parents that came down to support, and of course, our South basketballers who represented our school beautifully.
ICAS: Digital Tech, Science and Spelling
This year we had 16 students sit the ICAS Digital Technologies exam, 21 students sit the Spelling exam and 25 students sit the Science exam. To receive a Merit Certificate the students need to score in the top 50% of all students in the NZ and Pacific region. Those achieving Credit Certificates score in the top 30%, Distinction Certificates score in the top10% and High Distinction score in the top 1%. Congratulations to all students who sat these exams. Year 7 Digital TechnologiesMerit – Jacob Andrist H4, James Berry R1, Credit – Sam Cox H4, Thisum Lawrance H1,Year 7 SpellingMerit - Rebecca Hynes H4,Credit - Anouk Hector Taylor H1, Jennifer Monnonx H1, Lucia Stevenson N1Year 7 ScienceMerit - Justin Corlett R1, Samuel Andrist H1, Cameron Mitchell H1Credit – Jacob Andrist H4, Thisum Lawrance H1, Distinction – Hanna North H4Year 8 Digital TechnologiesMerit – Tyler Chesterman H3, Distinction - Maisie Bowen S3, Callum Hynes S3, Aaron Moore S3, Year 8 SpellingMerit - Nyssa Broderick H2, Callum Hynes S3, Credit - Zinzan Bondarenko-Leatua N3, Matthew Currie S3, Zoey Kenix S3,Distinction - Amy Wallis S3Year 8 ScienceCredit – James Quinn H3, Amy Wallis S3,Distinction – Maisie Bowen S3, Zoey Kenix S3, James Wright S3, High Distinction - Callum Hynes S3, Aaron Moore S3
Broadgreen Exchange - Days 2, 3 and 4
Day 2 - Tuesday morning started with the Broadgreen variety assembly. We were treated to a wonderful range of cultural, singing, music and dance performances from groups of students. The rest of the day was set aside for sport. Netball was played including the A game which was one of the three sports we had chosen as competitive for the trophy (the other two being Girls' Football and Boys' Basketball scheduled to be played on Wednesday). South won the A Netball game convincingly. The results were shared in Touch Rugby and the other Netball games. We lost the social and competitive Volleyball games. The honours were shared in the social Basketball and Ki-O-Rahi. Day 3 - Wednesday morning started early as we needed to prepare for our variety assembly. Every member of the travelling team was involved in the assembly with a massed sasa and finale song. Before those massed items the Broadgreen students and staff were entertained by our kapa haka and pasifika groups, chorale and choir, boys' and girls' hip hop, a trio of talented unicyclists, an Irish and Scottish dance, rock band and a video about South (thanks Emma and the Film Crew). After interval it was straight into competitive sport with Boys' and Girls' Basketball being played in the red hot atmosphere created at Jack Robins Stadium. The boys dominated their game to win and give us a 2-0 lead in this year's trophy sports. The girls narrowly lost a very competitive game. We raced back to school for the Boys' and Girls' Football (the boys losing 4-2 and the girls completing a clean sweep of the trophy games winning 4-0). The Boy's 7s Rugby saw South well beaten 10 tries to 2. The girl's Rugby game (10 a-side) was keenly anticipated with many of the girls playing their first ever game of Rugby. Broadgreen took the honours 12 tries to 7 with their experience showing through. After lunch the South students headed to Richmond pool for a swim. Later in the evening everyone got together again for the "Rubik's Cube" themed disco. Day 4 - After a photo of South students and their billets we headed to the hall for the debate. South took the affirmative side of the moot "That social media is beneficial for students". In a close tussle the Broadgreen team snuck a win after both teams had made great cases for their sides of the debate. After some shared singing, farewell and thank-you speeches, a few tears and an impromptu South haka we climbed on the buses for the trip home, tired and happy after being part of a wonderful tradition of exchanges between our two schools that has been going for over 45 years.