Friday, September 3, 2010

Table Tennis Southland

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to play against Otago on Saturday 4 September in Invercargill - Brynn Murphy and Ryan Le Breton. Well done.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Congratulations to James Humm Year 9 who has been selected as the non-travelling reserve for the Under 15's New Zealand Koru Basketball Tour which is touring Australia in January. Well done James

Friday, August 20, 2010


On Sunday 5 September the Acapella Singers are joining with the Central Otago Regional Choir to provide some top rate entertainment at the First Church, Invercargill starting at 3 p.m. All welcome.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Growing Leaders 2010

Congratulations to Connor Harwood who has been chosen as one of the 30 students to be involved in the Growing Leaders programme for 2010 run by Sport Southland. Well done Connor.

We also congratulate Connor for his selection for the under 16's competitions for surf life guard's to be held at the end of August 2010.

Monday, July 26, 2010

University of Otago College of Education Information Evening

This information evening is being held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 28 July at the Southland Campus of the College of Education, 100 Nelson Street, Invercargill.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sporting Representation

Congratulations to Hannah Lieshout who has been picked for the Southland Under 14 Girls Water-polo team.

Also we acknowledge Tina Wright, Emily Grace, Hannah Lieshout and Alannah Webster Blair who have been picked for the Southland Under 15 A Basketball Team.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected in the following Southland Rugby Teams:

Southland Town Under 65kg Team
Jevon Spencer, Alisdair O'Reilly and Lachlan O'Driscoll

Southland South Town Training Squad Under 48kg
Cameron Forde, Tim O'Neill, Travis Oudhoff and Joshua McGowan

Southland North Town Under 38kg Training Squad
Jacob Gear

Well done to you all.


Congratulations to the following students for being selected in the following Southland Basketball Teams:

Southland Girls A Team:
Maggie Harrington, Olivia Thornbury and Lucy Brown

Southland Girls B Team:
Sarayha McDonald and Meg Kissell

Southland Under 13 Boys Team
Tim O'Neill
Liam Cullen
Blair Duthie
Michael Walker

Verdon College Senior A Netball Team Quiz Night

The Verdon College Senior A Netball Team are holding a quiz night on Wednesday 30 June starting at 7.30 p.m. at the Northern Tavern. $20.00 entry for a team of 4.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Thank you to TOTALSPAN for selecting Verdon College as the recipient of a
Bus Shelter to be built at the Onslow Street entrance.
Undercover Kids Programme

New Zealand’s leading supplier of steel sheds and buildings has launched a major programme to protect our children as they wait for buses school routes. The Undercover Kids Programme is a nationwide initiative and Totalspan’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to the communities in which they do business.

Undercover Kids is a nationwide, long-term initiative, which has already seen 194 bus shelters allocated to schools and communities across the country. In 2010 we are providing a further 100 bus shelters for school bus routes throughout the country to help keep our children safe.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Highlanders Secondary Competition

Highlanders 1ST XV Rugby Points Tables June 2010

Congratulations to our Verdon team who are in a strong position at this stage in the competition.

TeamPoints ForPoints AgainstBonus PointsTotal
Southland Boys36329531
Waitaki Boys72121113
Central South6522208
South Otago10426155
St Kevins5336315

Friday, June 11, 2010

Chamber Music Contest

Congratulations to our students who performed at the Chamber Music Contest last night: Amber Hilton, Jessica van Rossum, Ella Prendergast, Meg Prendergast, Patrick Wilkes and Tim Lindsay. Patrick and Tim (with a pianist from JHC) were Highly Commended for their performance - well done. Also thank you to the helpers, Emily Mason, Joseph and Ben Williams.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Congratulations to Baz (Braydon) Macdonald on his $5,000.00 Performance Scholarship. Best wishes for his trip to London with the New Zealand Shakespeare group (SGCNZ) and the fantastic experience of performing at the GLOBE.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Southland Basketball Representatives

Congratulations to Verdon students who have been named in Southland teams:

Under 13 boys: Tim O'Neill, Liam Cullen, Michael Walker, Blair Duthie
Under 13 girls: Lucy Brown, Maggie Harrington, Meg Kissell, Olivia Thornbury, Sarayha MacDonald
Under 15 girls: Alannah Webster-Blair, Emily Grace, Tina Wright, Hannah Lieshout.

Friday, May 28, 2010

PTA Fundraising

The PTA are busy getting organised for their next fundraising venture - Cheese Rolls. Next week each family will receive an order form in the mail. Please make an effort to get lots of orders. The cheese rolls will be made during the weekend starting after 3pm on Friday 25 June and through Saturday 26 June. At the bottom of the order form you are asked to tick a time when you would be available to help. Please make an effort to become involved as money raised in these fundraising initiatives goes directly into providing extras that make each sudents school and learning experience enhanced.

Following is some of the items purchased for the students use through the funding from the PTA: 4 square courts, concrete and seating, library furniture, sun shading blinds for the science laboratories and drapes for other classrooms, equipment and furniture for the year 13 common room, graphics calculators for the mathematics department, a file server, plants and landscaping, data projectors, canteen chairs and a basketball 4 way hoop in the quad area.

Orders along with the money are to be into the school office by Friday 18 June.

Thank you

Verdon PTA

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Congratulations to Joshua Nielsen, year 11 who competed in the South Island Golden Gloves at Greymouth over the weekend 22/23 May 2010. Joshua won his fight in the 63kg class. Well done.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Southland Under 17 Netball Representatives

Laura Corbin, Lucy Heenan, Jo Telfer and Katie Telfer have been named in the Southland Under 17 Netball team for 2010. Congratulations and good luck for the games.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Invercargill Centre Netball Representatives

Congratulations to Kelsi Ridden on being selected for Under 15 A team, Melissa Wilde for Under 15 B team, and Shanice Dunn for being named a reserve at that level.

Congratulations to Amilya Koroiadi and Tina Wright for being selected in the Years 7&8 squad and to Maggie Harrington for being named a reserve.

Under 17 squad is still to be announced.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Congratulations to Ashleigh MacDougall, year 11, who participated in Fiji for weightlifting from 2 - 8 May. Ashleigh achieved 6th in the 69+ youth division and 4th in the 75+ junior division. Well done.

Trinity Music Award

Congratulations to our Year 13 student Patrick Wilkes who is being gowned and capped tonight i.e. 20 May in Dunedin on achieving a Diploma of Music ATCL with distinction from the Trinity College of Music in England. Patrick is one of two student's from Verdon College who have received this prestigious award.

NZ Taekwondo Open 2010

Congratulations to Sam Short and Rhys Dunn who participated in the New Zealand Taekwondo Open in Auckland from April 17 - 18.
Sam achieved a gold medal in the under 65kg and Rhys achieved a silver medal in the under 68kg. Well done.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Surf Life Guard Awards

Congratulations to Verdon College year 11 student Connor Harwood, who has been recognised for his community service at the Southland Life Guard awards held on Saturday 15 May. Connor, who is a life guard at Oreti Beach, received the award for the Most Hours on duty and the Most Improved life guard.

Friday, April 30, 2010


MOUTHGUARDS CUSTOM MADE - Students from Verdon College requiring mouthguards have been given a marvellous opportunity by THE LAB to purchase custom made coloured mouthguards for half price - now $60.00. The fitting will be done at school and the $60.00 must be paid before the fitting. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please give your name to Mrs More. Mouthguards are compulsory for rugby and hockey.

Oyster Extravaganza Raffle Results

Results of the recently held Oyster Extravaganza Raffle are as follows. Winners are listed from 1st prize down to 50th prize and are written as on the Oyster Raffle form:

The PTA wishes to thank all parents/caregivers for their efforts in selling this raffle and are extremely pleased to report that approximately $12,000.00 profit was made.

1st Lynley Mckenzie

2 Liane Toparea

3 Van Rossum

4 Katy

5 George

6 Jan DuMez

7 Sheryl H

8 Heenan

9 Paul Hura

10 Helen

11 Bill Doherty

12 A Tagomoa

13 Neal Eade

14 Carol Pikia

15 Bernie Brown

16 M Ineson

17 Ben Mulholland

18 S Tatio

19 Carol Taylor

20 Adam Heathcote

21 Stu Fraser

22 Sims Family

23 Don Thomas

24 Jan Schroder

25 Gav BPK

26 Mile Hill

27 John Baird

28 Veronica Williams

29 Brad South

30 Perrin Smith

31 George

32 Leanne Morris

33 Sandy Borland

34 Tony Bunting

35 Tania Sutton

36 Jayne Puanaki

37 Bev

38 Colin P

39 Norm Edgley

40 Mary Ineson

41 Susan Burke

42 Judy Wood

43 Jame Hennessy

44 Boyle Family

45 Boyd Mauheni

46 Lindsay Withington

47 Frank

48 Paddy Brown

49 Rita Costello

50 James Walker

Friday, April 23, 2010


Protocols and Information Night

When: Monday 26 April 2010 - 7pm
Venue: Stadium Southland Corp room 4/5

This is an evening designed for to reinforce INC protocols and to ensure all teams are made aware of their responsibilities before netball commences for 2010. It will cover a wide range of topics.

It is compulsory for every secondary school grade team and Year 7/8 grade team to have at least one representative present.

One person cannot represent more than one team.

Failure to attend Protocols Night will result in your team losing 4 competition points.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Road Cycling

Paigan Marshall has been selected in the Southland Cycling team to complete in the National Road Cycling Championships at the end of April / start of May.

Wai Tri Results 2010

Josh Watson was placed second in the Novice Individual Duathlon.

Terry Thurlow was placed fifth in the Year 7 & 8 Individual Duathlon.

Tim and Conor O'Neill won the Year 7 & 8 Team Duathlon.

Southland Junior Schools Swimming Championships

Well done to the Verdon contingent who competed with credit at the Southland Junior Schools Swimming Championships held on Sunday 28 March at Splash Palace. Outstanding performances were achieved by two year 7's - Liam Cullen and Olivia Thornbury who dominated the boys and girls 11 year old age group.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Speedway Winner

Congratulations to Hayden Sims for winning the Southland Championship in the 200cc Solo Speedway bike in the junior class over the weekend. Hayden also came second at the beginning of March at the Canterbury Junior Championship.

After breaking a hand at the beginning of the season, he has finished off on a high note by winning the last three meetings held at Oreti Park Speedway - including taking maximum points at the two previous meetings before the weekend. Well done Hayden.

Friday, March 26, 2010

New Zealand Secondary Schools Triathlon Championships

Congratulations to Liam Cullen who was 2nd in this category at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Triathlon Championships held this week at Lake Karapiro. Well done!

Friday, March 19, 2010


To Ashleigh MacDougall who has been accepted for the Oceania Games for weightlifting. These are being held in Fiji during May.

To Teegan Goodall who came 2nd in the 400m race at the Otago/Southland Athletics Championships during last weekend. Teegan also finished 5th in the 200m final and has qualified for the South Island Championships in Dunedin this weekend.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Southland Secondary Schools Championships

Congratulations to Teegan Goodall who won the under 16 girls 400 race on Friday 8 March at the Southland Secondlary Schools Championships.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Southland Water Skiing Championships

Congratulations to Lucy Heenan and Charles More who competed in the recent Southland Secondary Schools Ski Champs. Both were unplaced but in the top five.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Radio Southland Open Day

Radio Southland are holding an open day on 9 April from 9.30a.m. - 4 p.m. If you are interested in broadcasting please see Mrs More at the Careers Office.

Athletics Sports Day

This is now scheduled for Thursday 4 March 2010. If the day is cancelled due to wet weather, it will be on all the radio students at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning. Students meet at Surrey Park at 9 a.m. and the day finishes at 3 p.m. sharp. The following applies to bus students:

City Buses will pick up and drop off at Surrey Park i.e. Waikiwi, Windsor, Clarendon and Clifden.

Country Buses - Al buses that leave from the Hargest Junior Campus, the Bluff bus and the Otatara bus will pick up and drop off at Surrey Park.
If your bus drops off and leaves from Onslow Street - there will be a bus to take students from Onslow Street to Surrey Park and back. This bus will leave Surrey Park at 3.05 p.m. sharp.

Monday, March 1, 2010

University Games

Southland UniGames 2010- April 13-16th

Despite not having a University in Invercargill, Southland has the privilege of hosting the University Games 2010.

The UniGames are famous for providing a friendly, yet competitive environment for everyone who is involved. This atmosphere has developed the UniGames into NZ’s premier University Sports Event.

With 15 Tertiary Institutions involved, 1200-1500 competitors, and 24 sports, we need your help!

Volunteers are the backbone of the Uni Games and are extremely important to ensure this event can take place in a safe and efficient manner. It is our aim to create a positive, rewarding and enjoyable experience for all volunteers involved.

Giving the athletes and their teams a real Southland experience through enthusiastic volunteers from the Southland community will be critical to its success.

You may want to count this toward your Duke of Edinburgh, Champagnat service award or you may just simply want to be involved!

Areas where you can support:

-drinks stations -checking identification -welcome packs

-VIP functions -equipment coordination -result collation

- opening ceremony - closing ceremony

Across the following 24 sporting codes:

- Aquathon - Debating - Rugby Sevens

- Badminton - Football - Squash

- Basketball - Golf - Surfing

- CanoePolo - Hockey - Table Tennis

- Cricket - Lawn Bowls - Tennis

- Cross Country - Mountain Biking - Touch

- Cycling- Track - Multisport - Ultimate Frisbee

- Cycling- Road - Netball - Volleyball

If you are interested in becoming an ASSET (Assisting Sport Southlands Events Team) for this event please contact:

Melissa Winter (03) 2112150

Friday, February 19, 2010

Show Jumping Success

Jessica Fahey has been in Christchurch competing at the New Zealand Show Jumping Championships. Jessica was placed 2nd in the 1.10 class and 6th in the 1 metre class.
The classes were large with the average of 35 competitors in Jessica's classes.
Unfortunately Jess horse had to be put down on Sat evening after suffering a bleed to the brain.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Leadership Opportunity

Get an Edge Youth Leadership Programme

Are you 13-14 years old? do you enjoy a challenge? If so, then get into the Get an Edge youth programme today! Go on sweet trips, try rock climbing, camping, activities and hanging out with your mates. Come along for a free pizza information night on the 18th February from 5pm-6pm at the YMCA on Tay Street.

Raise up n Represent

Do you work well in a team? Enjoy planning gigs and events? Think you have what it takes to represent your school? If so, put your name forward today for the Raise up Crew (15+ years old) Call 03 2182989 ext.1 or email: or text: 027 238 1698

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

National Track Cycling Championships

Congratulations to Lauren Archer (U17) and Paigan Marshall (U19) for being selected in the Southland team to compete in the National Age Group Track Cycling Championships from 3 - 6 March.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rockhampton Grammar

The Verdon College First Fifteen is to host the Rockhampton Grammar for two nights of the 6th and 7th of April. They will play this team on Wednesday before they depart further north. This will be a pre-season game prior to the Highlanders Competition getting under way.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Excellence in Music

Congratulations to Patrick Wilkes on achieving his ATCL with Distinction in Violin Performance. Well done.

Informatics Success

Congratulations to Matt Lough who attended the New Zealand Olympiad in Informatics held at Auckland University during the holidays. Matt is training and hopes to be selected for the Olympiad which will be held in Toronto, Canada in August. We wish him every success.