Pheonix takes out Nayland’s Big Day Out

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The whole school turned up to Nayland College’s Big Day Out last Thursday.

The Big Day Out is Nayland’s house events day and included everything from chariot races, water relays, hakas, a fashion parade, numerous challenges, pool time and a lot of house pride.

The school have four houses, all named after constellations in keeping with the school’s new motto ‘soar’ – success, opportunity, ako (the Maori concept of learning together) and respect.

Head of Draco House, Amelia Turner says everyone showed up, got involved and had a great time.”There was quite a lot of House pride on the day, a lot of costumes and house spirit.”

“There was quite a lot of House pride on the day, a lot of costumes and house spirit.”

“Phoenix house were the winners on the day, but it was very close, Draco were only five points behind, Aquila were five points behind that and Pegasus came in fourth.”