End of Year Wrap up 2022

St Peter's College 9th December 2022

We wish all of our senior graduates well on their future work and study pathways in 2023:

Year 12

Taine Donnelly has gained an apprenticeship with Jones & Cooper Building.

Ryan Fitchett is in full time work, hoping to lead to an apprenticeship.

Ben King has gained an apprenticeship with Ewan Allan Honda.

Bree Dinan is going to be studying for a NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing at

Otago Polytechnic prior to applying to the Police Force.

Chloe Taylor has a full-time position at Resthaven prior to applying to the SIT Nursing


Campbell Butler is working in a contracting position prior to applying to the NZ


Dakota Tweedie has a full-time position at Hokonui Sport Horses.

Lorenzo Chambers has a full time position with a Queenstown builder hoping to lead

to an apprenticeship.

Year 13

JB Acuna is enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws at Victoria University.

Jonga Baek will begin a Bachelor of Science, majoring in computer science at Auckland University.

Callum Boult-O’Neill has been accepted into the New Zealand Army where he will begin basic training at Waiouru in February.

Toby Burns has been accepted into Otago Polytechnic to study information technology.

Flynn Chamberlain has enrolled at Lincoln University to begin a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in management.

Adriana Evans begins a Bachelor of Science, majoring in computer science at Canterbury University.

Daniel Fowler has begun working in the agricultural sector and intends getting his heavy transport licence.

Jack Gee is looking forward to attending Otago Polytechnic where he will start a Bachelor of Applied Science.

Sarah Griffith-Smith will begin a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in psychology at Otago University.

Abby Gutschlag has chosen to attend Otago University where she will enter the first year Health Science programme with the goal of becoming a pharmacist.

Abby Hailes Abby is also heading to Dunedin to commence a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Otago University.

Luke Haywood is pursuing a career in the building trade.

Laura Heads begins a Bachelor of Agricultural science at Lincoln University.

Michael Hendriks will attend Canterbury University next year where he will begin a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biochemistry with a minor in psychology.

Jak Henry pursuing a career as a linesman, electrician, or builder that will allow him to follow his passion of becoming a tattoo artist.

Annalyse Heslip will be studying Health and Wellbeing at Otago Polytechnic.

Emily Irwin will undertake a Bachelor of Agribusiness and Flood Marketing at Lincoln University.

Myah Kortbaoui will continue her Education in Christchurch where she will begin a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Law and Psychology at Canterbury University.

Tim McGuigan Tim has yet to decide what his next steps will be. In the meantime he is working at Webbline Agricultural Limited.

Eden McPhail is beginning a Bachelor of Applied Management at Otago University.

Seba Metzler will tackling the first year Health Science programme at Otago University with the aim of gaining entry into the medical professional programme in 2024.

Max Milliken has secured full-time employment with New Zealand Aviation Security Service as an aviation security officer.

Maegan Mitchell will be working at Camp Columba as an outdoor instructor with the aim of going to Camp America in the off-season.

Nicola Mitchell will begin a Bachelor of Design with Honours majoring industrial design at Victoria University.

Anikah Moody is going to take a gap year in 2023 so she can devote herself to her horses and gain more work experience in the agricultural field.

Somi Park begins a Bachelor of Dance Studies at Auckland University next year.

Nicholas Roy is lining-up a Bachelor of Surveying at Otago University.

Olivia Shanks is enrolling at Lincoln University to begin a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Agriculture.

MacLean Sharp is enrolled in the first year Health Science programme at Otago University where he intends pursuing a career in medicine.

Bridgette Shaw intends joining the workforce before considering her future career options.

Tadhg Smith intends taking a GAP year and joining the workforce as he considers his future options.

Jayden Wadsworth Jayden has been accepted in Te Ara’s Bachelor of Broadcasting with the New Zealand Broadcasting school in Christchurch.

Connor Watkins, Connor is planning on becoming a civil engineer when he begins the four-year degree engineering programme at Canterbury University.

Chris Yau will be attending Otago University to study computer science.

End of Year Reports

The ATL's this year are an accumulation of your child's academic and behavioural progress in all of their learning areas. To access this full end of year report which you may want to print out for your records please follow the below instructions:

  1. log in using the link below (this link will not work on the app on your phone) you will have to log in using your computer: https://parent.edgelearning.co.nz/Loginpage_caregiver.aspx?returnurl=%2fcg%2fdashboard%2fmydashboard
  2. Click on student
  3. Click on caregiver reports
  4. Download PDF

If you feel there is a subject area that does not fully express this progress please contact that teacher directly who will be able to email you any missing grades.

Tara Quinney


Uniform Shop Appointments

When booking uniform fitting appointments, please only book one time slot. If you need to pick up/swap shoes and other uniform items please come in after 23rd January to do this. You will not need to book an appointment to do so.

There are still plenty of uniform shop appointments available under 'uniform 1' and 'uniform 2' on the following dates:

Wednesday,14th December

Wednesday,18th January

Monday, 30th January

Wednesday, 1st February

Log onto www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and use code: bm9ff

Thank you

Leiza Egan,

Uniform Shop Manager

Career Pathways Department

With it being our last newsletter for 2022, it is a chance to do a wrap of the year that has been.

Firstly, we would like to thank all our Gateway Employers who have allowed our students to come into their workplaces and learn how to be a good employee. Some students gained apprenticeships through this programme and we wish them all the best. We have listed the employers we have worked with this year, please support them.

  • Ajax Building
  • Base Metal Engineering
  • Camp Columba
  • Carpentry South
  • Ewan Allan Honda
  • Gore Preschool
  • GWD Gore
  • Hokonui Kitchens and Joinery
  • Hokonui Sport Horses
  • Jones and Cooper Building
  • JW Building
  • Power Farming Invercargill
  • Powernet Limited Gore
  • Regional Ford
  • Riversdale Engineering
  • Roofcraft
  • Rosehill Farm Ltd
  • The Warehouse
  • West Gore School
  • Vet South

Congratulations to all students who gained scholarships this year, you have proudly represented the school, well done!

To all our leavers, whatever you move onto don’t forget to let us know how you are getting on, we love to hear what you are up to.

Thanks to our school community who support us and our students.

Stand by - there are some exciting things happening next year.

Finally on Monday the Year 10’s took part in a taster day at SIT Invercargill. The options this year were Sport, Carpentry, Vet Nursing, Animation and Hospitality. It was a great day out and gave students a “taste” of potential careers and interests.

School Lost Property in room A3

Just a reminder lost property (apart from jewellery, which is at the office) has been laid out in A3 for you to come and check for your child's lost items. You will be able to access the room today until 3.30 or next week Mon-Thurs during office hours 08.30-3.30pm.

Below is a selection of photos from events and achievements in the last remaining days of school. Along with some useful information

Christian Service Morning

Here we have a small selection of photos from Christian Service morning.

EOTC Year 7 Days

9P Science class Protecting the Earth from zombie invasion!

9P Science class designed circuits or traps to send an alarm if they were triggered, they also designed bite proof neck coverings.

Thank you to Mrs Carter for being the visiting Zombie.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award at St Peter’s College

Between Thursday, 1st December and Sunday, 4th, four students from St Peter’s College walked the Greenstone-Caples Track as part of the Adventurous Journey component of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Molly Gray, Eve McKenzie, and Emma Shanks are working towards completion of the ‘Silver’ level, and Rachael Miller is working to complete ‘Gold’. They were accompanied by two students from Gore High School, Emma Fotheringham and Annalei Symons, and Ruby Miller from Southland Girls’ High School. Mrs Jacqui Thompson and Mr John Ryan were also present, but the student party was independent in almost every respect. The Greenstone-Caples is a challenging four day walk, and all seven girls were a credit to themselves, their whānau, and their respective school communities.

Registrations for the Duke of Edinburgh Award can be made at any time online by visiting https://dofehillary.org.nz Next year, we will be offering the Bronze Award to all students from Year 9. This is a great opportunity to develop important life skills, stretch yourself, and make new friends. Students in the senior school have direct entry to the Silver and Gold Award levels.

We would really like to build up a ‘library’ of gear that could help tamariki to engage with the great outdoors. Not having the right equipment can be a barrier to young people getting out there. If you happen to no longer require any of the following items, please consider dropping them into the school office labelled ‘Duke of Ed’:

  • Raincoats
  • Thermals and Fleeces
  • Boots
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tramping Packs

English Department end of Cultural Diversity Unit celebrated with a cultural lunch

Year 9 have been studying a Cultural Diversity unit studying different people and the differences and similarities between them. Food is a good connector for people and they thought it would be a great way to celebrate finishing the unit by having a shared cultural lunch. After lunch they had some fun and played various games.

Year 8 Foods and Textiles

Here we have some treats that Year 8 have made and decorated chocolate brownie Christmas trees as a treat to celebrate Christmas.

End of School Liturgy

Congratulations to Molly Cook and the Hokonui Under 16 Marching Band

Molly Cook is part of the Hokonui Under 16 Marching Band and they won South Island Equal Champion Team in the Under 16 Grade, 1st Technical and 2nd Display the competition took place up in Nelson last weekend.

Well done to Molly and the team, what a great result.

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Have a lovely Christmas and a prosperous New Year

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