Saturday 24th April 2021
My name is Degan and I shaved my head for Cancer.
I have always wanted to shave my head for cancer as it’s a cause I strongly believe in. I wanted to raise awareness and money to help with cancer research all I’d have to do make a big difference is lose some hair. So I thought - bring it on!
After growing my hair out for three years into a nice lengthy mop, I decided that if I was going to shave; now would be the time! And with help from all my donators and the awesome support from my family I managed to raise a total of $1750!!
Thank you to everyone who out along the way!
Saturday 10th April 2021
Here at Salmond our Easter Break looked a little different for some. A lucky few were able to get away to the famous Quarantine Island for the night with some Knox residents! Here is a recount of the trip from one of our residents, Jacob Grupp:
"Last Friday a group Knoxies and Mondlings headed out on an overnight volunteering trip to Kamau Taurua/Quarantine Island.
The island makes up what used to be the centre of the volcano that stood in place of the Otago Harbour 16-10million years ago. During the late 19 to early 20 hundreds voyagers traveling into Dunedin on ships would quarantine on the island for various diseases and infections.
Now it is a public recreational reserve with a couple of crumbled ship wrecks, beautiful bays and a growing native forest.
After a little ferry ride from Port Chalmers our crew got welcomed by the island keeper and settled into a cosy lodge from the quarantine times.
We were free to roam.
The next day we spent two hours collecting fire wood and moving gravel in the rain and that was our support work for the trip done.
Quarantine Island is a sensational vibe and there will be further trips later this year. These are organised on the Salmond Volunteering page.
Many thanks to Alec (Knox Rtpa) and Jacob (not me) for taking us on this trip."
Monday 29th March 2021
Mandy Lowther won the U20 section of the 2021 26km Three Peaks race in Dunedin on Sunday 28th March. Alongside her win in the U20 section she was 5th female home overall, completing the course which scales Flagstaff, Swampy Summit and Mount Cargill, in 3 hours and 3 minutes. Awesome effort, awesome result : - - )
Thursday 25th March 2021
It is always a pleasure to celebrate with the Foundation of Salmond College and Knox College scholarship winners, and in 2021 there were nine scholarship winners from Salmond. Natasha Leslie, Abbie Harrison, Marissa Whittle and Lexi Hulbert are pictured here. They were acknowledged at this special function, along with Alex Harris-Hart, Anh Ha, Ben Clarke, Keegan Playfair and Keely Jones.
Friday 26th February 2021
It has been a big week at Salmond, with 260 residents settling into the College, getting to know one another and have some fun along the way. The weather has co-operated and the college community has been able to enjoy Sports Day, Volunteering at Tomahawk Beach, a Beach day at Brighton, not to mention a number of activities around the Campus.
Here are a few pictures to show the 2021 crew in action, more will follow with a big weekend ahead including inter-floor competition, Garden Party and The formal Welcome Dinner to finish the week.