Saturday, February 23 was not a day for sleeping in for Sancta Maria College’s Enviro Team – in fact, quite the opposite. Accompanied by Mrs Colmer and Mrs McCreath, these students spent the morning at Bunnings Botany Ti Rakau, feeding shoppers with delicious home-baked goods and raising $565 to go towards building a butterfly garden at school to attract butterflies and hopefully help the declining population.

Read more: Butterfly bake sale at Bunnings Botany raises $565

As you make your way through the Auditorium of Sancta Maria College, it won’t be long until you find yourself gazing at the many names etched onto the Sancta Maria College Honours boards. Names of students who have inspired, created and left a legacy for those after them to follow. And as your eyes begin to scan, you’ll notice a name that is up there in four different years. That name being Tysha Ikenasio.

Read more: Tysha Ikenasio – the talent behind the name

Imagine waking up to the crashing sound of waves and the smell of sea salt drifting through the air. As the morning sun shines through your zipped-up tent the sound of morning breakfast sizzles in a frying pan. Well for our Year 12 PE Studies class and four of the PE teachers, living in this day dream became their reality for four days as they embarked on an exhilarating and very salty experience, whilse camping at Tawharanui.

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On March 3, three Sancta Maria College students competed in the annual weekend debating competition organised by Auckland Schools Debating. These 3 students are Danica Loulie-Wijtenburg, Kelly Mascarenhas and Zoe Chou.

Read more: The Great Debate