Published on Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 5:43 p.m. Print Article
Sophie, Julius and Amelia with their certificates and vouchers for second place.
This year's Otago Daily Times EXTRA Current Events Quiz once again saw eight South teams battling it out with 64 other Year 7 and 8 teams from around Canterbury to be this year's champions. Each team's knowledge of national and international events, geography, national flags, famous faces, and their ability to locate information within the Otago Daily Times were all put to the test in order to find the the most successful team from Canterbury for 2016.
Each year this competition gets tougher and, as always the competition was fierce. With South's impressive record at this event, it was no secret that we were once again determined to do our very best. With the top teams running neck and neck throughout the evening, the South 4 team of Sophie, Julius, and Amelia scored an impressive 97 points out of 100, earning them a very creditable 2nd equal, only 1 point behind the eventual winners.
Published on Monday, 22 August 2016, 2:03 p.m. Print ArticleA high light of Term 2 and 3 is our annual Speechmaking unit and competition. Finalists from both year levels are selected to represent each house and they present their speeches to the school. The standard this year was very high and the students approached the topic ' What the world needs' in a variety of ways. Congratulations to Nadia, H4 who won the Year 7 section with a speech that reminded us to be tolerant of differences. And congratulations to Amelia, H3 who won the Year 8 section with a powerful and impassioned speech on the importance of an Education for everyone.
Published on Thursday, 9 June 2016, 8:07 a.m. Print Article
Sophie, Julius, and Amelia with their first place medals and plaque.This year's Otago Daily Times Spelling Quiz was as big as ever with 79 teams vying for competition success. Eight teams represented Christchurch South and hopes were high following last year's commendable results. Each team of three was put through their paces on everything from their spelling ability, knowledge of root words and abbreviations, and proof reading skills. There was also the traditional game changing 'All or Nothing' round where competitors had to guess two words with just a few clues. Teams that guessed both words correctly scored a maximum of 10 points while incorrect guesses resulted in a score of 0. After 90 minutes and several play off rounds among the top teams, the South 4 team of Sophie, Julius and Amelia finished first and the South 5 team Jeremy, George, and Scarlet finished second equal; the highest results ever for South in this competition. Not to be outdone, two more South teams finished only 2 points and 4 points respectively behind the winning team.
We have a busy time ahead - our billet from the 43rd year of the Broadgreen Exchange arrives at 5.00pm tonight. Although Amelia will not be playing sport, as there was a lot of competition to get into the teams, Amelia will be competing in the Theatre Sports Team and the Debating which are on the last morning before the Broadgreen students head home. (It was the first time a year 7 girl (Amelia) had made it into the Debating Team last year). Amelia went to Nelson to stay at Broadgreen Intermediate last year. An amazing experience being taken out of your comfort zone. I certainly didn't tell her about my experiences as a billet.