Selwyn’s Archery North Island Star
During the holidays Ben McLean competed in the 2019 North Island Championships. He decided to enter in a higher division and won Gold for the double 720 rounds. He also won Bronze in the Match play against all divisions and Silver in the team Match play. Congratulations Ben!Ben’s next major event will be in July, representing NZ in the 2...
Selwyn’s Squash National Star
Huge praise goes to Ella Lash (Year 9) who was part of the winning New Zealand Squash Trans Tasman Test team which won the test series 25-11 over Australia during the holidays.Ella then competed individually in the Oceania Age Group Championships, and in her first year in the Under 15 age group, she finished 3rd with the Bronze medal. This was...
Selwyn’s Hip Hop National Stars
Two of our students Georgia Wood (Year 9) and Psalm Davis (Year 11) won the Hip Hop National Championships Mega Crew division over the holidays, as part of the ‘Royal Family’ team. This amazing achievement was the product of 80 hours training over 5 days! Congratulations girls! They are now fundraising to represent New Zealand in USA later this year.To see what they did at Nationals go to https://youtu.be/-mKzJIW9w2
Selwyn’s Ultimate Frisbee National Stars
Some of Selwyn College's Ultimate Frisbee team were busy over the holidays attending the New Zealand Youth Ultimate Championships playing for Auckland City.A big congratulations to Aimee Danieli, Carys Meek, Lily Lundkvist and Brianna Murgatroyd, who came home as national champions. Their team also took out the Spirit of the Game Award - an important honour in a self-refereed sport. We are proud of these girls!
Coco Lance Soars in Speech-making
Congratulations to our Year 13 student Coco Lance who won the inaugural Orakei Local Board ANZAC Youth Speech Competition held at the St Heliers Library. Each local secondary school was asked to send one competitor and hence, we are very proud of Coco’s success.
HAIR - A Selwyn Show Like No Other
‘Hair’ - the 2019 Selwyn College Musical opened last Saturday to resounding acclaim! It was always going to be extremely challenging for the Directors to come up with a production that matched the excellence of last year’s show ‘Dusty’ which won the iTicket Award for the Most Outstanding Musical in 2018. However, they have succeeded completely!These words on an email from Director Duncan Allan reveal his huge generosity of spirit and appreciation for his team, his deep commitment to the learning and personal development of our wonderful students and hisremarkable passion for his craft.‘It's been a huge 10 weeks bringing this show back to the stage for a 2019 audience. The whole team has been fantastic. The students are remarkable - Rachel & I are tremendously proud of them.We are also tremendously impressed by the professionalism, creative innovation and maturity shown by Jack Barnard (Vocal Director and former Selwyn student) & Jarrod Waiomio (Vocal Coach and also a member of our alumni). Along with Kim Santerelli (Choreographer) & Kate Janes, we have a truly dynamic production team here. On top of this, the last two weeks since Christchurch, have really been a remarkable period of growth for these students. The brave and honest discussions we had on camp revealed a maturity and resilience we were all very impressed by. All of this insight, perception and wisdom was invested back in to the show. It really has become a remarkable, bold and life-changing piece of theatre’.Duncan Allan, Rachel Larcombe - our Amazing Musical Director - and the Selwyn ‘Hair’ Company – WE SALUTE YOU!