Logan Park High School

Pupils put their backs into competing

Pupils put their backs into competing

There was no blood, but there was plenty of sweat, a few tears and about 60 Logan Park High School pupils gasping for air and flapping blistered hands, all rowing frantically in an attempt to beat New Zealand rowers Mahe Drysdale and Emma Twigg.

Celebrating diversity

Celebrating diversity

Logan Park High School musicians Jacobi Kohu-Morris (15, left) and Blake McAlevey-Scurr (17) provide some entertainment as international pupils at the school celebrate Race Unity Day.

Poverty speech a winner

Poverty speech a winner

Describing how poverty is New Zealand's "fastest-growing industry" has won a Logan Park High School year 10 pupil the Otago Schools Junior Speech Competition.

Doing his homework pays off

Doing his homework pays off

Watching dozens of dreadful 1950s B-grade sci-fi films, notorious for over-acting and technical shortcomings, has paid off for Logan Park High School co-dux Rhian Gaffney.

Mullet mania has had its day

Years ago, there was a time when bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Journey were marketable, when pick-up trucks were popular, when they were still making new episodes of Dukes of Hazzard, and when Budweiser beer could be drunk openly in public.

Teacher a hard act to follow

Teacher a hard act to follow

I don't know many people who have the dedication and commitment to stick at one job for 45 years, let alone one where you spend your days surrounded by groups of, at times, "challenging" teenagers, doing too much work for not enough pay.

Enduring the waiting game

I sat on the hard compacted earth; roots digging up into my straightened legs, probing through my purple and black striped tights.

Drama teacher to take final bow

Drama teacher to take final bow

When you have been a teacher for 47 years, there must be a good reason.

Separate or equal?

You may remember that recently both Barack Obama and John Key came out personally in favour of gay marriage, writes Emelia Mixter of Logan Park High School.

National class size plans get a D - for dumb

National class size plans get a D - for dumb

National seems to have decided class size won't make much of a difference to our education system, writes Theresa Grigg, of Logan Park High School.

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