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Menzies College Daily Notices
Friday 4 January 2019


Whole School                                        Rubbish Duty This Week:

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Merry Christmas to everyone. Have relaxing and safe holidays.




Menzies College Players Football Prize Giving Monday 10th December at 6pm

Venue - Menzies College Hall - Start - 6pm

The following players are asked to attend as they are receiving certificates or prizes at the Awards.

YOU MUST RSVP if you cannot attend.


Girls 1st XI 

Rhylee McGregor (Captain), Tyla Adams, Sarah Andrews, Leah Maxwell, Emma Porteous, Taurus Harden, Maria Perriam, Breana Harvey, Brooke Loveridge, Nadine Martin, Bethany Loveridge, Georgia Walker, Arin Read, Kassidy Tahuna-Payne, Aura Fuatavai-Grieve.

Girls 2nd XI

Aura -Fuatavai-Grieve, Hayley Porteous, Emma McEwan, Bree Bastiaansen, Ollie Gutsell, Kimberley Simmons, Molly Burgess, Molly Yeo, Maia-Rose Henderson, Paige Loveridge, Charlotte Bell, Paige Odering

Boys 1st XI

Reuben Constantine, Hoani Mulligan, Ethan Read, Joshua Read, Caeden McGregor, Nick Nunez, Nick Winn, BJ Dickey, Ryan Smith, Kieran Coyle, Luke Humphries, Zayden Moir, Raydon Todd, Dylan Adams, Logan Andrews, Josiah Ashman, Kyle Gardyne, Luke Goatly.


Careers Information-Remember to Scroll to the Bottom

Please check out the updated STAR courses for Term 3 below

University Scholarships for Year 13 Students

MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2019. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list. Applications close throughout the year, with tens of millions of dollars available. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success.

For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit the MoneyHub Scholarship page

Upcoming Events

Southern Institute of Technology Events

The New Zealand Cadet Forces (NZCF) is a disciplined, uniformed organisation which provides military-based leadership, personal development and operational training to persons aged between 13 and 18 years old. No 28 (Gore) Squadron offers both training for Army Cadets and Air Cadets.

If you have interests in; Field-crafts, Weapons Training Marksmanship, Aviation Studies, Drill, First Aid, Leadership, Military bases visits, or an interest in joining the New Zealand Defence force after leaving school. Then come along and see what the cadet forces can offer you.


Parade Night: Wednesday Nights 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Address: Round Table Hall

           57 Mersey Street

           Gore 9710

Unit Commander: Squadron Leader Lindsay Young, NZCF

Tel: 03 203 8686


STAR Courses 2018

STAR courses are for year 12 and 13 students.

In conjunction with the Government and secondary schools, polytechnics and other training providers are helping young people identify their vocational pathway by offering STAR courses which allow students to study programmes not available through their secondary school. This offers an opportunity for students to have a clear pathway into tertiary programmes or to achieve vocational credits alongside their school qualifications.

STAR courses are exclusively for students attending a New Zealand secondary school and enrolments must be made by the school STAR coordinator.

What is STAR? A Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR) course introduces secondary school students to training for a specific career or study at tertiary level. STAR courses are short and are only available through polytechnics and private training organizations. Students participate in short-term programmes or ‘taster courses’ for a few days at a time, or one day per week for several weeks.

STAR Courses

The above courses typically run anywhere from 2 days for a short barista course up to 10 days one day per week for ten weeks for courses such as engineering. The credits available range from 2 credits through to 15 credits at various levels.

New Zealand School of Tourism

If you are interested in STAR courses in the Tourism Industry, for example “Flight Attending” or “Cruise and Hotel” courses please see Mr Clark.

Drivers Licence

Reminder to senior students who are gaining their drivers licence. We are able to give you $100.00 towards one part of your licence through STAR funding. It is over to you when you choose to claim this. If you do wish to claim your $100.00 please bring in the GST receipt to Mr Clark for this to be processed. (SC, all year)

If you are interested in attending a STAR course during the year please see Mr Clark or Mrs Williams in the Careers Office.

New Zealand Institute of Sport Holiday Gateway Courses

All courses run for one week (no course on public holidays), students gain 20 NCEA level 2 or 3 credits, get lunch on the first and last day and all activities on the course are covered in the cost (paid by school)!