Circuit News

2024 Regional Kahurangi-Marlborough Debating Competition

On Saturday 24 February, ƹϵεapp participated in the annual regional Kahurangi-Marlborough debating competition. The event was organised by NZ Schools Debating and held at ƹϵεapp.

Students’ mission against fast-fashion

ƹϵεapp is extremely lucky to have Astrid and Maisie, two well-known Year 13’s, on the Kaitiakitanga committee and leaders of Tautīnei. Together, with other members of these two groups, they have run two op-shops in the past two years. Just in case Astrid and Masie are not familiar names, they have kindly introduced themselves.

Staff and students clash in fiery annual lunchtime debate

At lunchtime on Monday 31 August, the annual staff vs student debate was held in the library to an audience of enthralled staff and students.


This week Nayland hosted the regional junior Ki-o-Rahi tournament.

Baking and Blogging raise money for charity

Two Year 10 classes worked (and taste tested) extremely hard over the past four weeks to bring ƹϵεapp its first ever collaboration with Burger Culture. What they produced was absolutely brilliant and they raised more than $530 to be split between Child Cancer Foundation and Make A Wish Foundation.

Five days on Sir Peter Blake’s ‘Steinlager 2’

During the autumn break students Silas Bailey and Morgan Barack completed Atl@s (Advanced Training in Leadership at Sea) aboard Sir Peter Blake’s around the world race winning boat Steinlager 2.

Suzi Seeds In Sean’s Footsteps

On Wednesday 13 April, ƹϵεapp held its first A&P show in many years. Part of this event was the culmination of the fundraising that had taken place in Term 1 for the charity ‘Suzi Seeds in Sean’s Footsteps.’

End of year hampers reach families in need

Thank you to all those who supported our end of year hampers last year!

Women’s Refuge blown away by support

Last week representatives of the various Level 2 Business Studies groups collectively made a significant donation to the staff at Women’s Refuge.

Distribution of Learning Devices

For those that were unable to collect a device last week we are opening up the library again tomorrow from 10:00-11:30am.

Readers Cup a ‘Novel’ Experience for NayCol Year Nines

On Monday 5 July, nine ƹϵεapp students competed in the Top of the South Readers Cup. The cup is an event designed to quiz Year 9 students on their memory and comprehension skills using six books. Student Journalist (and competitor) Finn Kerby-Pinguet reports.

Special Olympics

On Wednesday 23 June, the Learning Support Centre went to the Saxton Stadium to participate in football. Year 12 student Lachlan Rout shares the story.

‘Nelson Crime Family’ steals audience

NayCol bands have been turning the stage area near the canteen into the school’s coolest new venue with a series of concerts. One such band was the “Nelson Crime Family”, although the only thing they appear to have stolen was their enraptured audience. Student Journalist Finn Kerby-Pinguet reports.

Students feeding students and raising awareness

During the holidays, a few students of the Nayland Food Collective and members of Pūaha Te Tai prepared fresh pizza for the cast and crew of ‘Carousel’ musical production. With the pizza being both vegetarian and seasonal, benefits for health and sustainability were a main focus.

Behind the scenes for ‘Carousel’ – literally

Many students are involved in this year’s exciting production of ‘Carousel.’ The whole school is aware of our talented cast getting ready to perform. Yet with the show getting closer to performance, our backstage crews are also preparing intensely. Student Journalist Finn Kerby-Pinguet reports.

Nayland bands through to Rockquest regional finals

Five out of the six bands that competed in the regional heats last weekend have made it through to the finals. Student journalist Ysabella Abel caught up with some of the band members this week to find out more.

Race against the clock for 48 hour film competition

Over 48 hours, starting on 5 March, nine filmmakers in two teams competed in a time sensitive competition for the creation of short films. Student Journalist Finn Kerby-Pinguet reports.

‘Tea and Tech’s’ first visit a success

On Thursday 8 April, Nayland’s sustainability group, Tautīnei, visited Otumarama Rest Home as part of the “Tea and Tech” volunteer organization. Student journalist Finn Kerby-Pinguet observed.

Year 9 Food Tech classes visit local producers

This week two Year 9 Food Technology classes made their way by van or bike down to Oaklands Milk Farm to learn more about where food comes from and how our local producers are working to ensure food is produced sustainably and ethically. Lilian Fierek (pictured above with classmates), shares some highlights and photos.

‘Carousel’ – ƹϵεapp’s Spunky 2021 Production

Eight weeks from now, ‘Carousel’, the award-winning Broadway musical, will be performed by students from ƹϵεapp and Broadgreen Intermediate at the Theatre Royal. The teen actors are directed by Nigel Weeks and Verity Davidson with Kay Mackenzie as the musical administrator and Jana Polglase as the choreographer.