Our two CSIS bands, GHOST and Torn Strings participated amongst a large field of highly talented young musicians on August 19th for BandQuest 2019. Th...
Helping Whānau to Flouish
At South, we understand the joys and trials of parenting, particularly during the ages and stages of emerging adolescence. Neighbourhood Trust i...
90 enthusiastic students met early one Friday morning to embark on a journey to Porters Ski Area. Highlights of the trip included learning how to snow...
Christchurch South Speech Competition
The school speech final was held on Tuesday 13th August. Averill Manning from the Ministry of Education joined us as our guest judge and she had a very difficult job of choosing a Year 7 winner and a Year 8 winner. The competition was strong as we heard 'If I ruled the world' themed speeches on Racism, Tik Tok, Palm Oil, Tolerance, Global Warming, the importance of Soil and why we need to eat Insects! The Year 7 competition was won by Hanna. She delivered an informative and entertaining speech convincing us to eat insects. Maia won the Year 8 competition with a powerful delivery on the topic of Global Warming and how that may ruin her chance to rule the world. Congratulations to all our finalists and thanks to Averill for coming along to be our judge.
Rutherford Canterbury Museum Field Trip
During the first week of Term 3, the students of Rutherford went on a field trip to Canterbury Museum. We were introduced to some very knowledgeable staff who guided our groups through a series of displays which helped us understand the trials and tribulations of our first Maori pioneers to make landfall in New Zealand. Our students got a hands on experience with many artefacts and tools which were used for the purposes of creating weapons, cladding for shelters and the catching and storing of food. We learned a lot about how our Intermediate aged students would have been deemed virtually adults in those early times and admired the tenacity of our ancestors to live off the land.The trip was a richly rewarding experience and Rutherford students are now thinking about different ways to display our learning regarding technological progress.We look forward to seeing you on our learning celebration day later on in Term 3!
Mainland Basketball Championship
On Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st of August, two South basketball teams participated in the brand new Mainland Basketball Championship tournament held at Cowles Stadium. Both teams played brilliant team basketball and showcased some wonderful skills. The girls had a slow start on Tuesday, dropping their first two games. However, they came out firing on Wednesday and ended up finishing 4th place. The girls played very well as a team and were well coached and supported by Kathy Burrows. The boys started off strongly and went through pool play undefeated, playing some beautiful team basketball. Our boys faced off against a large Casebrook team in the semi final. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be and the boys went down 55-50. The boys then faced off against Te Waka Una School in the 3rd and 4th playoff and beat them convincingly to finish 3rd overall. The boys gelled very well as a team and were well led by Devon Watson.