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Orion Health Software Developers
by Liz McDowell - Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:49 PM


Year 13 Digital Technologies students visited Orion Health recently. Students talked with Software Developers, Business Analysts, toured Orion's (Google influenced) workplace and learnt about Agile Software Development (specifically the Scrum method). In teams students followed the Scrum methodology to build a lego house.

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Christchurch Youth Community Space Design Survey
by Liz McDowell - Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:39 PM

Engineering Without Borders NZ runs a real-life design project for university students from Auckland and Canterbury each year. This year a group of university students are currently designing a youth friendly community space for Christchurch. The space is pretty much grass and concrete at the moment - a perfect blank canvas for your creativity! To better understand the interests and views of Christchurch youth (for whom the space is being designed) you are invited to take this short survey to inform the design students on what you would like to see in your city.

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Thanks everyone for supporting Market Day. It was a great success!
by Liz McDowell - Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:53 PM

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Jazz Band awarded Silver!
by Liz McDowell - Friday, 11 August 2017, 11:38 AM
On Saturday the 5th August, the Christchurch Girls' High School Jazz Band performed three songs at the local JazzQuest. Congratulations on what was an excellent effort that saw the group receive a Silver Award. Well done everybody!
Beginning at bottom left of the photo and moving clockwise: Georgie Jones, Justine Kim, Jasmine Ward, Poppy Denovan-Stroud, Inga Tokarenko, Claire Oliver (Director), Rhiannon Hewett, Minnie Robberds, Chloe Reagon, MacKenzie Bremner, Amy Robinson, Izzy Clarke and Magdeline Huang.


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Geography Week Fundraiser
by Liz McDowell - Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:51 PM
Sausage sizzle and Hot chips for sale this Friday lunchtime $2 each, in the courtyard by the gym stairwell.
All proceeds will go to the Ingwavuma charitable trust who support HIV/Aids orphans in South Africa. You can read more about them here.
Gluten free and vegetarian sausages will be available.


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Senior Speech Competition Results
by Liz McDowell - Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:26 PM

Congratulations to Ana Laura Oliveira Souza who was awarded first place in the Senior Speech Competition. Ana Laura presented a very convincing dramatic monologue. Althea Belmoria was placed second, with Julia Welsh and Stephanie Lester third equal. The judges commended all 8 competitors on their high quality presentations.

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11Geo students and Kathmandu
by Liz McDowell - Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:25 AM

It was great to have Gary Shaw and Summer from the Kathmandu retail chain come and talk with our Year 11 Geography students today about the good work that their business is doing to encourage socially and ethically responsible business practices globally, including eliminating child labour and worker exploitation. We will all think a bit differently about the fashion choices we make in the future.