Academic Success Celebrated at Senior Prizegiving
At last week’s 2019 Senior Prize-giving ceremony, academic success was both on show and celebrated by everyone in the packed Selwyn College Theatre. Guests Simon O’Connor, MP for Tamaki, Peter Pitcaithly, member of the Selwyn College Foundation Trust and son of the inaugural Principal of our school, and Board Chair Richard War...
2019 ERO Report
We have just received our confirmed report from the Education Review Office. ERO have introduced performance standards for the six aspects of a school that influence student outcomes. They use this to make a final overall judgement of a school’s performance selected from: Strong, Well placed, Developing or Needs developin...
A Magnificent Year 13 Graduation Dinner
Our Graduation Dinner for Year 13 students and their parents/caregiver was once again held at Eden Park – a magnificent venue for a magnificent celebration of this wonderful cohort. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner along with the presentation of Graduation Certificates to each student, exceptional musical items from Emma Montgomery Sam Francks, Theo Luc Shakes and Neo Aiono-Fukushima & Hamish Brown, and impressive Graduation speeches delivered by Sydnee Krum, Flavius Suciu, Shyamal Singh, Caitlyn Harbrow, Hugh Roxburgh and Alicia Murgatroyd.Eight students were also presented with SELWISE trophies – one for each Learning Area – in recognition of the exceptional quality of their Learner Attributes.
Theo Luc Shakes is a Media Superstar!
We’re pleased to announce that our Year 13 student Theo Luc Shakes has been officially nominated in four categories at the recent 2019 All American High School Film Festival for his film ‘Bygones’. The categories are:Best Overall FilmBest DirectionBest DramaBest International FilmHollywood Director David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon, Ghost Story & Old Man with a Gun) describes ‘Bygones’ as ‘Terrific! The acting is great; the pace and imagery are just right. In short, I’m jealous - I wish I’d been as far ahead as you are when I was your age.'The festival receives over 2,000 films from more than 40 countries across the world and screened over 700 Official Selections at the festival. So it is a remarkable achievement for Theo at this stage of his career. We are extremely proud of him!
Students Soar in Digital Technology Challenge
We are thrilled to announce that Selwyn’s team Project Jam comprised of Jesse Coleman, Ashley Pitches, Molly Mayers and Noah Isaaka won the Auckland Regional Finals of the Tahi Rua Toru Digital Technology secondary school’s competition run by the Ministry of Education, in partnership with the IT industry.We had 3 teams compete in the Regional Finals. Their challenge was to develop and model their digital outcomes to solve an issue in their school or local communities. Team Project JAM designed a website for students to pre-order food from the tuck shop to solve issues such as long lines, rain, missing out on the food you want, and access for disabled students.Project Jam are now off to Wellington to represent Auckland in the finals. We wish them all the very best.
A Glittering Arts Awards Celebration 2019
This week many in our community attended the 2019 Selwyn College Arts Awards Ceremony in the Selwyn Theatre where - led by our MC the wonderful Duncan Allan - we celebrated students’ exceptional creative talent in all of the Arts we offer – Drama, Dance, Music, Media, Kapa Haka and the Visual Arts of Painting, Design and Photography. Specifically, we recognised aspects of students’ excellence not covered in our academic prize-giving. In addition, we were able to relive some of the highlights of our 2019 Musical ‘Hair’.Following the Awards ceremony we then moved to the Arts Centre, where there was a special buzz as people viewed students’ artwork, listened to wonderful music and enjoyed supper.Congratulations to all of the students who received awards on the night. Their photos can be seen on our Selwyn College Facebook page.