Challenge Day 2019
Whilst a group of our students competed at Ngā Puna Wai for Championship Day, South held its own Challenge Day. This was a new event this year that pr...
New Growing Challenge
Some of our students have been exploring the technique of growing plants in water. They have put many hours into researching the different set ups, th...
Christ's College Science Competition
Last week four keen scientist, Jacob, Cameron, Anouk and Hanna, attended the Christ's College Year 7 Science Competition. They were tasked with the ch...
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 before she finished her time here. And this term, she did just that. I sat down with Molly to learn a bit more about her journey with her Science Badge work. Molly got interested in the science badges after seeing a few of her friends complete some. They worked collaboratively on a few badges together, then Molly moved onto more independent work where she discovered the website, and the fact that the Science Badge programme is run at many schools all around the country. Molly turned up to South Intermediate with a couple of badges under her belt already; a booster that made the challenge a little more achievable! Her favourites to complete were Botany, Forensics and Food Technology. Along with her favourites came those that were not so favoured! Technology was the most challenging badge for Molly to complete. There were many hurdles to overcome and new knowledge to be acquired such as coding, robotics programming and construction. Despite these challenges, Molly completed this badge to a high standard. Molly is the first person here at South Intermediate to complete all of the badges, and only the second known person in the whole of New Zealand to complete them all!Her advice for anyone wishing to follow in her footsteps (whether that means completing all of the badges, or completing one or two!) is to stay very organised and to aim high with all of the activities. What’s next for Molly? She’s looking forward to having some time to relax, and to enjoy the last term of her time here at South. She also thinks there will be more time to focus on the next thing; Maths badges!Great job Molly, you are an inspiring scientist who has demonstrated the South Way in all that you do! Are you inspired by Molly? Pop into the Science room to talk about how you can get started with a science badge, or track Molly down in the playground; she would be happy to answer your questions!
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. This year, Christchurch South Intermediate School entered two teams of five students: Team Cosmic (Vincent, Zinzan, Connor, Zoey and Maisie) and Team Ziggy (Alex, Maia, Cameron, Ellen and Sienna). The heat, which took place in Rangi Ruru's school gymnasium, saw us compete against each other (eek!), Medbury School and St. Andrews' College. After the first round the two CSIS teams nearly level-pegging ahead of Medbury (also consisting of year 7 and 8 students) but behind the year 9 and 10 students from STAC. This trend continued until the end of the competition, at which point Team Cosmic were awarded second place (despite having an equal score with Team Ziggy?!?!), with STAC in first place. Congratulations to STAC who played very well and deserved to win. Despite the heat, tough competition and crazy acoustics we had heaps of fun and are very proud of our second and third placings. The teams loved playing - amongst other games - Typewriter, Meanwhile, Time Jump, Shared Voice and Speak in One Voice. My favourite moment has to be Team Cosmic's "change of heart" scene which involved a talking sheep, a bully sheep, a farmer and a farmer's wife. The moral of the story?... if you're ever destined for the slaughter house, make friends with your fellow sheep-kind and run away like mad.
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 first time that this event was held at this state of the art facility. The display that these athletes put on was truly incredible and a sight to behold! Whether it be the nail biting finishes in the 1200m and 100m finals, or, the jaw dropping displays that were being put on at the high jump and long jump. The shot put and discus events provided the students with an opportunity to showcase the mixture of raw strength and precise technique that many of our students possess. The day was capped off with some incredibly tense and enjoyable pod relay races. For a full list of final results, please click here