Chch South Bands Repeat Historical Success
Matt Stevenson, Christchurch South’s band tutor admitted he had a good feeling before going to Bandquest this time. “Both bands are tight ...
CAIMS Swimming Sports 2020
The CAIMS Swimming Sports was held in September 2020. This event had been postponed in April and August so it was with great enthusiasm, with a smalle...
Tom Wins International Poetry Competition.
We were thrilled to congratulate Tom on his first place in the Never Such Innocence international poetry competition with his poem "A Boy Builds a Che...
“Stories from Selwyn St” - Major Production
A famous writer once wrote, “start telling the stories that only you can tell”. Our self-devised School Production this year was exactly that - a light-hearted historical journey from the 1950s to the 1990s in New Zealand. Over 100 students acted on stage and over 50 students in support crews for makeup, backstage, film and technical. All the staff participated and we were able to move from Sir Ed Hillary climbing Mt Everest in the 1950s to Christchurch in the 1960s when the Beatles came to town. This segment was based on Mrs Lipscombe’s real-life experience as a school girl going to see the Beatles. The Art Dept and students created images for the background LED curtain and props. This was a huge help with creating different scenes. The 1970s had a sports and athletics focus. The 1980s was the most confronting part of the Show with events that changed our country forever and some female heroes as well. The 1990s was based on New Zealand’s first medical soap opera and ended with a true story from our school. Band members from “Zed” were taught by our Principal Mr Hastings when he was a young teacher and we were fortunate enough for the drummer to come along and see our show. Amongst the stories that were acted out on stage, we had dance ensembles, Pasifika group, bands playing and newsreels to assist with the storytelling. Thank you to all the families who came and supported the show, we are very proud of all our students.
Athletics @ CSKI
CSKI held our annual Challenge & Championship Day events on Thursday 22nd October with Challenge Day being held here at school, whilst Championship Day took place at the impressive Ngā Puna Wai sporting hub. All students involved in Challenge Day displayed excellent commitment in all events. The students embraced the challenge of the day by giving it their best effort, pushing themselves further, and aiming high! Ka mau te wehi! Championship Day showcased some of our finest athletes performing and competing with each other to achieve their very best. All staff, students and spectators had the pleasure of witnessing some truly jaw-dropping performances. The day was absolutely brilliant, and having the opportunity to close with some nail biting house relays was, without doubt, the icing on the cake! All students were treated to a glorious day with ideal conditions for all athletic events. A big thank you to all the supporters who came along to both Challenge Day and Championship Day to support our wonderful students!
Our 46th annual Broadgreen exchange took place in week 4 of this term. Generally it is held in the final week of term 3, however due to Covid-19 implications, it was moved to week 4 of term 4. This exchange with Broadgreen intermediate involved 97 Broadgreen students being billeted to various whānau homes for all of week 4. Both South host students and Broadgreen travelling students were treated to an incredible, action packed week filled with sporting and cultural events. On Tuesday morning, we welcomed Broadgreen with a powerful and spine tingling mihi whakatau. After our incredible kapa haka group performed, all students were able to interact with each other and spin a few yarns whilst enjoying shared kai. This was followed by some 10 pin bowling and an 'experience CSKI' programme. The Tuesday was concluded with an intense Team Maths competition. Wednesday morning saw the beginning of the two showcase concerts that are involved in every exchange. South was first up and we were able to enrich our audience with a variety of incredible acts, ranging from choir to Pasifika - with many more acts in between! Our competitive and social sports events also kicked off and Wednesday. It was absolutely wonderful to watch so many students involved in a wide range of sport. Thursday bought along yet another day of beautiful weather. Broadgreen put on an incredible show for their concert. They were certainly able to showcase some of the wonderful talent that Broadgreen has to offer to their students. The sports continued for the remainder of the day before Broadgreen students headed out to enjoy some ice skating for the afternoon. A fireworks themed disco was certainly an enjoyable way to close out the day. Some of the dance moves on display were definitely entertaining! Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. After a rigorous debate regarding payment of managed isolation facilities, it was time to say farewell to Broadgreen staff and students. Thank you to everyone involved in the week who ensured all students were treated to a week full of memory making moments. Congratulations to the Broadgreen team who won the debating trophy and managed to secure the sports trophy for the first time. The South mathematicians took the team math competition.