Central Region Health School

Term 4, 2017

26 September 2017


Hannah, Y8 carried out a statistical investigation into the weight of her extended family's cats.  Congratulations Hannah on your original idea here. 

Can you imagine weighing cats? 

Here are her findings:


Name: Fudge Biscuit 

Age: 1

Weight: 4.2kg                         

Name: Ice-cream Snow 

Age: 1

Weight: 4.2kg

Name: Licorice Jimmy

Age: 2

Weight: 5.9kg

Name: Oreo Domino licorice 

Age: 2

Weight: 4.8kg

Name: Scooter 

Age: 5

Weight: 7.1kg

Name: Bellagio Vegas  

Age: 15

Weight: 4.7kg

I am a writer

16 May 2017

Intensive, focused literacy instruction is crucial for ensuring that students have the opportunity to make progress on their pathway to becoming successful, lifelong writers. 

We aim to help our students become published authors.

 Have a read of some wonderful writing below.

Here are some tips for our writers: 

"Show, don't tell" and "all adverbs must die"

Show don't tell:  It's about unpacking the emotions and finding ways to let the reader see the story for themselves. For example, "the man was angry" could become, "the man clenched his fists and hissed beneath his breath". 

 Adverbs:  Concentrate on the importance of giving the power to the verb. "I ran quickly" becomes "I sprinted". "I shouted loudly" becomes "I screamed".  Kill adverbs and load the power of the action onto the verb.

 Our writers are aged 5 years to 18 years, enjoy.


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CRHS Farewell Amelia

19 December 2016

Rochelle's farewell speech to Amelia

Well what can I say....       This is a really emotional moment saying goodbye from our long association as teacher and pupil.   I have shared your school years from the little 5 year old tearing around in a tiny powerchair that Ken and I first met, to the lovely, capable and confident young woman you have grown into today.It has been a privilege to teach you over the past 12 years.

Amelia, you have never had the opportunity like most children, to attend a regular school. Well  you did have the opportunity but after two weeks it was clear that it didn't work for you. You desperately wanted to be there with the other kids but it was too much of a risk. You became seriously ill and was hospitalised in Starship yet again.  You just couldn't be around bugs and crowds.


 Amelia, you have never let anything hold you back or get in your way, even though you have had many trials and health challenges along the way. You have done exceptionally well academically. In Year 10, you achieved over 40 credits towards your NCEA L1. In Year 11 you passed NCEA L1 and had achieved many credits towards level 2. Two years ago you also passed 20 Level 4 UCOL credits in Graphic Design.

You went to Spoilt Beauty Salon and asked if you could have a job as a receptionist in the holidays, for work experience. The owner took you on and loved having you as part of their team. 

This year you completed NCEA L2, topped you class in the UCOL U-Skills Office Administration course and received an award for this. You received a Merit Award for academic excellence from Te Aho o te Kura Pounamu.  You applied for a part-time job and are now employed permanently two days per week and on call completing additional hours as needed. I hear that you have already mastered the job description as Office Administrator/ Receptionist for the company and have progressed to manage insurance claims.  Amelia, you have great work ethic and determination to achieve.

It has been a pleasure to teach you. You have never let anything hold you back or get in your way. Amelia, you are an inspiration to us all. I wish you all the best for the future.


Te Whare o Rangituhi

19 October 2016

Work from the Te Whare o Rangituhi team classes


     Nga Taiohi students

     art and poetry


     Weaving by students

     at Hikitia te Wairua


Extra Curricular Fun!




  Regional Rangatahi  Adolescent Inpatient      Service students        have been crafting a             rag rug

     Celebrating World             Peace Day




Awesome Artworks

21 October 2016




   Art works from students   in Whanganui 


   Students in Wairarapa      have been enjoying            painting still life  





25 May 2016

 Manawatu students have been looking at literacy in different ways 











The language of science        was explored with  dissolving experiments.