How next year computes 

How next year computes 

Every dentist appointment and family gathering; every awkwardly silent moment that to everyone but me begs for Smalltalk seems to herald the arrival of the same question these last few months: ‘so, what are you…

Ben beats way to music award

Cambridge High’s annual $1000 Ritchie Pickett scholarship for excellence in music has gone to drums and piano musician—and year 13 student—Ben Wiles. Ritchie Pickett was a New Zealand country music singer-songwriter described by NZ Musician…

Deputy head’s life cycle 

Cambridge High School’s deputy principal John McDonnell will don his international cycling commissaire alter-ego yet again this July as he heads to Birmingham to officiate in the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Games, which open on…

Schools unite for Ukraine

Those who gathered around the blue and yellow lit Cambridge Town Hall on Friday did so for “one simple reason,” Cambridge High School head girl Anna Smith says. “[We gathered] to show our support to…

Orchard feeling blue  

It was a wild and windy day in  Cambridge last Sunday, as the remnants of tropical Cyclone Dovi hit the North Island. In total, the MetService issued 17 severe weather warnings, while many parts of…

The 2020s – back to the future 

Time’s Person of the Year is inventor-cum-possible Bond villain Elon Musk, and some people are not happy about it. Those opinions aside, I couldn’t help noticing the contrast between this year’s figure and Greta Thunberg,…

Opinion: The nuclear option 

Here’s an idea: did New Zealand make a big mistake on June 8, 1987? That was the year and the month, of course, that New Zealand banned anything nuclear from our island. In the aftermath…

Matariki part of the culture

Matariki will not become an official national public holiday until June 24 next year, but for Cambridge High School, attempts to entrench the event in the school’s future culture have already begun. Friday 10 July…

Lion King has an original beat 

The Lion King JR musical production had always been on St Peter’s Catholic School’s radar. Ever since they performed “Noah the musical” back in 2017, that is – it left the school with animal costumes…

It’s a van-tastic plan for Resthaven

He’s a man with a plan to get Resthaven a van. July 1 marks the beginning of a two-month-long campaign by Cambridge High School geography teacher Blair Ludlam and his class of Extension 4 students…