Previous students of the week


17th May, 2017

Canaan Neha-Manihera and Jayme-Rae Anae welcomed Te Ururoa Flavell, Minister of Maori Affairs to Te Whare Taikura o Te Maatu


Isaac Bensemann

7th April, 2017

Isaac organized and hosted the Shave for a Cure event held at school on the 24th March, where students bid for the right to shave a fellow student or teachers head.

Over $1500 was raised for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer 


Riseleaana Pouri-Lane

17th March, 2017

Risaleaana has been selected  for the New Zealand Under 18’s Womans Touch team

and is in the Black Ferns Development squad



13th March, 2017


Ben Cudby and Laura Wilkinson


NCEA Excellence Level 3

24th February, 2017



Student of the Week 24 Feb 17

Abby Seymour, Fletcher Frater, Hannah Gordon, Hayley Garlick


Regional Champions Y10 Nelsomathix

7th December, 2016

Regional Champions Year 10 Nelsonmathix Competition

Left to right: Thomas Pearson, Raven August (captain), Isabella Cranshaw, Alex Brogan


Isabella Cranshaw

1st December, 2016

Isabella has achieved high distinction in the following competitions:

ICAS Australian English Competition

 Big Science Competition run by Australian Science Innovations (ASI)

Australian Mathematics, and she was a member of the winning Nelsomathix Y10 team



Young NZ Writers Competition

17th November, 2016

Stella Stevens won first place in Senior Poetry category at

 the Young NZ Writer’s competition for her poem – ‘I am waiting for you.’

I am waiting for you.

In the shadow of the maunga

I am perched on the edge of the forest,

on the branch of the mighty kauri tree.

I slowly slide down the trunk and

hide amongst the ferns.

I see their silver underbellies glistening in the moonlight.

They bow their leaves to me in the wind as I slink past an aging kauri snail.

Its meat is of no interest to me so I continue bashing through the undergrowth.

What do you think of me?

I have a dark glossy coat that ripples in the breeze.

I am sly with a hooked tail,

like the curve of a koru.

I strip the trees of their growth.

I scramble, I scamper, I slink through the darkness.

I steal tree’s life.

I destroy Mother Nature.

Do you hear me as I shake branches?

Do you hear me crunching on the leaves of the rimu?

Do you hear my victory screech,

my grunts as I climb to the canopy?

My hiss to scare you off.

But some don’t hear my warning cry.

Some venture on in search of my blood.

I creep through the black,

across the gravel path.

Two blinding lights appear

from around the corner.

I freeze…

The lights stare at me.

I stare back with wide inky eyes.

I hear the sound of a gun.

I run.

I am darting through the bushes.



I flee until I reach the safety

of my kauri tree.

I am waiting for you.

To give up…

I have survived the hunt.

I have dodged death.

I am still alive.

The fight has been fought.

The victory has been won.

I am curled up in my tree

waiting for your return.

My place is to taunt you

and destroy your mighty forest.


Big Science Competition

11th November, 2016

Distinctions in Big Science Competition:

Back:  Kai Grinberg, Lucy Chung.

Front:  Fletcher Frater, Isabella Cranshaw (High distinction).


Distinction in Australian Mathematics

7th November, 2016

Back row: Cody Robinson, Simon Vincent, Jacob Bowdler, Raven August, Isabella Cranshaw, Rowena Mosimann

Middle row:  Ethan Penman, Casey Boyes, Ryan Bensemann, Jessica Tibbs

Front row: Alex Garlick, Kai Grinberg, Alex Brogan, Thomas Pearson, Shanti Wemyss, Niamh Pelling


Tyla and Roma Edwards

21st October, 2016

Tyla and Roma competed in the Canterbury Motocross Championships in the

Open Women’s grade at Cheviot in September 2016.

Roma was third and Tyla was 6th.

Tasman Secondary Schools Moto –X Championships—Winners of the Overall

Trophy together with Campbell Barker

Roma Edwards 1st in Individual Ladies – Tyla Edwards 2nd in Individual Ladies


Ball Committee

26th September, 2016

The committee who organised a very successful ‘Midnight Garden’ themed  ball .

Emily Calteaux, Reuben Chapman Abby Seymour, Molly Shand, Samantha White,

Emma Arp, Kelsey Barrett, Amy Bonner, Scott Dixon, Ella Doty, Ashlee White

Sarah Fahland, Jordan Francois, Anita Garland, Hayley Garlick, Emily Gibbs,

Amber Sixtus, Lani Richards, Hannah Gordon, Maia Hampton, Tess Haunch,

Brooke Henderson, Soerign Johnston, Jemima Meegan, Eden Meser, Katie Moulin, Ruby O’Brien, Tegan Richards, Abby Seymour, Dylan Sixtus, Emma White

Kase Walker, Tori Holden, Amanda Fitisemanu, Laura-Alice Langridge, Emily Garland, Hine Markham, Samantha Trevurza and Tori Walls 



Bryn Boyes

16th September, 2016

Bryn has won the 2016 Kickstart Breakfast Student Champion national award. 

He was  presented with a trophy, certificate and a scholarship of $3000 by representatives from

Fonterrra, Sanitarium and the Ministry of Social Development, who are all partners in the

Kickstart Breakfast Programme.


Suono Bellissimo

1st September, 2016

Highly Commended for their whole programme and 2nd for their New Zealand Song

at the regional Big Sing in Blenheim.

Front L to R: Isabella Braxton-Bailey, Tessa Seymour, Kim Rodenhauser,

Lena Spaniol,

Middle: Heather Sinclair-Wentworth, Jessica Tibbs, Shanti Wemyss, Tagan Stringer

Back: Emily Garland, Abby Seymour, Hayley Garlick

Absent: Mamie Mikaere, Tui Soochoon, Stella Stevens, Ella Doty, Pamela Currie,

Alina Voss, Amanda Aichelburg-Rumerskirch


Harsh Kansara

29th August, 2016

Harsh has won the Peter Hooton Memorial Scholarship which includes a prize of $3000 to be equally divided between Harsh and the school for cricket gear. 

The scholarship comes from The Queen Street Cricket Club in Auckland, which is a gathering of Cricketing eccentrics, ladies, gentleman and players who provide a

mentor and guide in all matters relating to cricket .


100% Graduation—Term 2

19th August, 2016

Back left to right: Jessica Tibbs, Jade Heath-Keen, Peri Beech, Lela Askew

Centre Left to right: Shannen Smith, Lottie Stow, Rowena Mosiman, Olivia Troughton, Thomas Pearson,

Front Left to Right: Maddie Bridge, Tessa Seymour, Emily Gordon and May Takahashi


Laura Inglis

12th August, 2016

Laura has won a myriad of ribbons and trophies for Poultry Breeding and Showing.

At the most recent regional show she won the national title of “Junior Pekin Bantam”

Amnesty International

25th July, 2016

From left: Abby Seymour, Hannah Gordon, Laura-Alice Langridge.

Abby, Hannah and Laura-Alice are student leaders of the school

Amnesty International group.

Recently they organised a fundraising event that raised $450

for Amnesty International.


Girls Rugby Team

11th July, 2016

The Girls Rugby Team beat Christchurch Girls High School in the Crusaders regional final winning 49-17 and are now set to play last year ’s winners, Southland GHS

with venue and date still to be confirmed however must be before August 20th.

Point scorers on the day were Tui Henry 2, Emily Kelly 2, Sydnee Wilkins, Risi Pouri-Lane, Rachael Wood, Tangiwai Koopu, Cora Delany tries, Pouri-Lane con, Wilkins con


International Ball 2016

30th June, 2016

This years hugely successful International Ball was on Saturday 18th June to farewell the July leavers.

The ball was held at the Elevation Café with an Alice in Wonderland theme.  Hannah Gordon did a fantastic job of organising and was ably assisted by Lani Richards and Jamie Cudby

Also on hand to assist as wait staff were from left: Emily Gordon, Andre Pienaar, Alice Gordon, Piers Comins and May Takahashi



Upcoming events

TSS Cross Country Championships : 24 May 2017
Queen Charlotte College,  173 Waikawa Rd, Picton  
Talent Quest final : 7pm Wednesday 31 May 2017
31/5/2017 7pm-10.30pm approx in the School hall
Teacher only day: Friday 2 June 2017
Queen’s Birthday: Monday 5 June 2017
TSS Squash Championships : 7 June 2017
Chamber Music concert: Monday 12 June 2017
2.00-8.00pm 12/6/2017
TSS Badminton Championships: 13 June 2017
Motueka Recreation Centre 13/6/2017
Big Sing: Friday 16 June 2017
16/6/2017 in Nelson
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