Issue 2 | April 2022
Girls' School

Our Big Day In: Good times, great memories

On 8 December, which also marked our last few days at school, our Year 8 girls arrived at school in PE gear ready for a day of fun. We were excited to be able to go ahead with our Big Day In.

Our day started with a human formation of 2021 on the field. A drone then flew over us for a photo of the Class of 2021. We then proceeded to team building where we were split into groups and took turns to participate in fun-filled activities. Our Year 8 girls supported one another, showed great team spirit and most importantly enjoyed good company with much laughter.

Then it was time for Mr Whippy! It was just what we needed for a sunny day out. Once we finished our ice creams, some of us went to the science room to make hokey pokey and honeycomb while the rest prepared for the ‘TikTok-off’.

For lunch, we walked down to Wairua reserve for a lovely picnic, more play and finally the ‘TikTok-off’ challenge.

Just as we thought the day was coming to an end, we were surprised by more fun activities such as water fight. But the water fight was no match for the colour run. Teachers sneaked up and threw bags of powder all over. There was coloured powder flying everywhere, all over our bodies, faces, hair and shirt. There was colour everywhere.

What a great way to end the year! A day that we will always remember. Thank you to all our wonderful teachers who helped make the day special.

Story by our young reporter Jaime Knight, 8IW


Our Year 8 girls said this about our 2021 Big Day In:

“The Big Day In was a great way to end the year!” – Kate Slyfield

“I really enjoyed myself because it was a great way to celebrate the year and spend time together with my friends before the school year ends.”  – Emma White

“Now I have a multi-colour I ♥ NY t-shirt and memories that will last forever.” – Milly MacLeod

“I loved our last big day.” – Stella Pearson

“The girls had an awesome day filled with many fond memories that will be with them for the rest of their lives.” – Amie Hilliam

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  • 6 MAY 2022 Boys’ School Celtic Day
  • 6 MAY College Cross Country
  • 10, 11 & 12 MAY Girls’ School syndicate visit to new school on Shore Road
  • 15 MAY (7PM) College Chalmers House Chapel
  • 16 MAY College Prefects Commissioning
  • 17 MAY College Parent & Friends Social & Info evening
  • 15 MAY Girls’ School ‘Open School’ for families of existing students
  • 18 MAY College Campus Tour
  • 22 MAY (7PM) College Hamilton House Chapel
  • 23, 30 MAY & 13 JUNE Boys’ School Mother and Son event
  • 25 MAY College Foodbank
  • 29 MAY (7PM) College Cargill House Chapel
  • 8 JUNE Move to new Girls’ School on Shore Road
  • 7 JUNE College Chamber Showcase
  • 10 JUNE College Rock Showcase
  • 12 JUNE College Choral Showcase
  • 12 JUNE (7PM) College Wilson House Chapel
  • 15 JUNE College Campus Tour
  • 18 JUNE Boys’ School Quiz Night
  • 19 JUNE (7PM) College Stark House Chapel
  • 29 JUNE College Campus Tour
  • 29 JUNE Girls’ School and Boys’ School Cross Country
  • 29 JUNE College Middle School Music Evening
  • 3 JULY (7PM) College Wishart House Chapel
  • 5 JULY (7PM) College House Music
  • 7 & 8 JULY College Dance Showcase