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Queen Elizabeth College student Aimee Harmer, left, principal Chris Moller and teacher aide Susan Richardson break the ground on a community garden.Queen Elizabeth College plants a Community Garden 

A Palmerston North high school is breaking new ground by establishing a garden with a purpose.

Queen Elizabeth College students and teachers worked together planting fruit trees to mark the beginning of the school's community garden.

The group gathered in the rain on Friday to say a karakia before breaking the ground. Year 9 students took turns to dig the hole for the first tree, with help from principal Chris Moller.

Moller sees the garden as an opportunity for the school to get involved with the wider community.Read more...

lifelessonsLife lessons taught at Queen Elizabeth College services academy, 

Learning right and wrong, and being a good citizen are some of the life lessons taught at Queen Elizabeth College's service academy.

The Palmerston North school's academy on Monday held their end-of-year graduation for the military-focused service academy class, where students are taught expectations for later in life, whether they join the military or the workforce. Read More...



learntodriveStudents learn to drive forklifts to set them up for life after school

Preparing for life in the workforce, rather than on the couch, is the aim of a work programme at Palmerston North's Queen Elizabeth College.

Some students have been taking a forklift-driving course this week as part of the work-ready passport programme to prepare for finishing school. Read More...



Queen Elizabeth College students Alice Fowler, left, and Caitlin Lucas work with the school's new cloud-based learning system.

Queen Elizabeth College on cloud nine with new online model

A Palmerston North high school has shifted its studies into the clouds.

Staff and students at Queen Elizabeth College can now access school resources from anywhere, on almost any device, because they have shifted all their work to the cloud, an online mode of computer storage. Read more...