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Year 9 Social – Theme is SPORTS!! Please dress up if you can!! Thanks, Ella & Anna, 2017 Social Prefects 
Language Perfect World Champs Update!
Since yesterday we have 12 more students who have gained certificates!
So 97 all up!
Congratulations to Emma Capil who has won an ELITE award! 10,000+ points gained in the competition.
We are 18th in NZ out of 253 schools
(up three places from yesterday)
79th globally out of 1241 schools
(up three places since yesterday)
We are sitting 10th in our category globally
(up one place since yesterday)
We are 2nd in NZ in French in our category in NZ. We are 2nd in NZ in German in our category in NZ. We are 6th in NZ in Japanese in our category in NZ.
We are 13th in NZ in Maori in our category in NZ. Well done girls!
Let's try and get in the top 10 in our category!!  
Hosting - Kumagaya Visit
We still need 5 more host families for our Kumagaya Visit at the start of Term 3.
This is a great opportunity for you to share your Kiwi Culture with someone
from our sister school and also learn about the Japanese culture.
If anyone is able to be a host sister, please see Mrs Wilson for information.
Senior Year 12 &13 - Great Gatsby Performance Thursday, 25 May
 The performance by the New Zealand Playhouse company will be Period 2 in the West Hall for ALL Year 12 and 13 only.
 Please bring $5 before Thursday to pay for this performance. Pay to your English teacher or Student Services.
*** Last Wednesday was the Southland Cross Country Champs in Te Anau. 
  U13 girls Kennedy Taylor (Year 7) 
3rd, Tia Fowle 6th , Petra Prekopa 7th - U13 team placed 1st overall. 
U14 girls 4th Kayla Strong, 6th Taylor Alty, Lucy Hall 8th - team placed 2nd
16+ girls - 2nd Brianna Miller, 4th Prue Buckingham, 5th Bailey McColl - team placed 1st
Congratulations to the Stage Challenge Leadership team, Cast and Crew for their tremendous efforts on Friday. Your performance was superb. It was slick, impacting, intense and moving. A real team effort. You really gave the audience something to think about and you could tell by their response that you achieved this.
Awards of Excellence received for:
 Environmental and Social Awareness
 Choreography
 Lighting Design
 Performance Skill
 Drama
 Soundtrack
 Concept 
Rarotonga Trip Snapshots
Recent Southland Times Articles
Well done to all the girls selected for the 2017 H&J Smith Senior Schools Exhibition at the City Gallery. All the work is stunning! A selection of current and past work was selected to be part of this annual exhibition which celebrates the talents of our Senior students from schools around the region. 
The exhibition is open to the public and usually runs for around 2 weeks
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Congratulations to Neem, Lilly, Sophie and Dee on winning the local Lit Quiz competition on Friday!
They are now off to Wellington for the National competition.