Readers Cup

The Southland Readers Cup competition was held at the Ascot Hotel at the beginning of June. Year 9 teams from Wakatipu High School, Verdon College, Central

Pride Month

James Hargest College has been celebrating Pride Month in June. Our Rainbow Group has entered the Out on the Shelves competition by creating a rainbow banner of book covers in our library. We have also had guest speakers, shared kai and activities. Staff and students have been wearing ribbons to show support for our Rainbow […]

Chess Power Tournament

Twenty five students from the Senior and Junior Campus competed in the Chess Power tournament on the 18th May at Ascot School. Congratulations to all our competitors. Everyone showed great sportsmanship and perseverance on the day! Well done to you all. Senior placings 1 Hasnula Babaranda 3 Liam Alcock 4 Ron Geilik 6 Eulalia Terra […]

Leo Club

Our LEO Club seeks to support those in need in our community and beyond. The LEO Club has already raised several hundred dollars this year through bake sales and other fundraising initiatives. At the end of last term the LEO Leaders collected the mufti day coins and donated food items (pictured right: Halle Faherty donating […]

Anzac Service

“Lest we forget” Over the last week of term we held year level ANZAC ceremonies, reflecting on the sacrifices made by our service men and women, including Brigadier James Hargest in Gallipoli. We also spoke of the many who have fought for us in battles since. Our eternal gratitude to those who fought for our […]

Oceania Championships – Track Cycling

Following a very successful campaign at the Track Nationals, Ronan Shearing headed to Brisbane for the Oceania Track Champs. There he rode a very full programme, riding in 9 events, 13 races overall in four days. His first event was the Keirin, the event he won a Gold Medal at the NZ Nationals event only […]


Halle Faherty makes it a three peat! Congratulations to Halle Faherty who won the Senior Women’s Division of the Southland Open Tennis Championships for the third time in February. This is an outstanding achievement for Halle and comes after years of commitment and dedication to her sporting endeavors. Because this was an Open Championship event, […]

Ōmaui senses recount – Body Boarding

By Amelia Watson – Room 16 Slowly entering the water, the waves push past me, making the cuts on my leg sting. I see beautiful aquamarine rolling waves on the horizon. I can taste the fear in my mouth as the first wave approaches. I try to jump on but miss. Frigid water rushes past […]

Southland Secondary School Softball Tournament

The day started with a game against SBHS. It was a great team effort to come back from 13-4 down. Big hits from Shaun Hopper and Carter Dougherty and a massive team effort put us ahead. Tight work in the field and unconventional pitching from Jamie Whittington kept SBHS scoreless in the last innings and […]

James Hargest College Dux 2021

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