New Selwyn Way Poster
We are proud to announce that our latest Selwyn Way poster below features a new Te Reo Maori version of our school logo. It also features our new N line – Nurture your wellbeing. This week’s Covid-19 lockdown has certainly highlighted just how significant these words are for the way we all respond to this massive challenge in our ...
Announcing Our Head Students 2021
We are thrilled to announce our Head Students for 2021 River Drefers and Maia Royal. These two outstanding young people received their badges at the first Principal’s Assembly for 2021.
A Wonderful Experience for some of our Students
Last Wednesday, our Totara Learning Centre staff had the proud privilege of taking our TLC students for the first ever Special Olympics FIFA unified football event at Bruce Pulman Park, Takanini. This event is proudly supported by FIFA Foundation and through these events Special Olympics New Zealand is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Two of our Year 10 mainstream students, Keira Barlow and Charlotte Fehl, volunteered to be on our team as per the requirements of the event and they are to be applauded for how well they integrated with not just our students but also the other participating teams. The surprise for them was to be interviewed by a sports journalist who asked them for their perspective and experience, and they answered the questions with ease and confidence, truly reflecting the Selwyn Way!
A Vocational Pathways Graduation Celebration
This week we held our very first Vocational Pathways Graduation Ceremony. Parents and many of our staff gathered in the staffroom along with representatives from our business and industry partners to celebrate the success of eighteen of our students on completing their vocational pathway programme. Each student was presented with a graduation certificate and lei. Citations were read by their Head of House and our Director of Student Pathways Michele Zackey-Meek, who has overseen their programmes, explained what they involved and where each student was heading onto in 2021. It was wonderful to learn about the exciting futures these graduates have ahead of them.As a school, we feel honoured to be working in partnership with these businesses and industries to be able to offer such outstanding opportunities to our Selwyn students: Techtorium, Yobee, NZMA – Allied Health and Allied Trades, Crown Institute of Studies, Service IQ, EIS, Calder and Stewart, Safety ‘n Action, Auckland Chamber of Commerce, Tamaki Job and Skills Hub, Remarkable Roofing, and the NZ Police. We also thank the Ministry of Education for their support.
Honouring the 2020 Gold Award Winners
Special congratulations to the following students who were presented with our most prestigious award at the Senior Prize-giving - the ‘Selwyn Gold Medal’.Throughout their time at Selwyn, these students have:· Personified the ‘The Selwyn Way’ and promoted our values throughout the school · Demonstrated an excellent sense of responsibility towards their learning · Been outstanding school leaders· Given admirable service to the school community· Been actively and enthusiastically involved in the wider life of the school
Simon Chan Scholarship Winner for 2020
This year at Senior Prizegiving, the Simon Chan Science Scholarship, was presented to Iisa Salie - our Head Boy, Senior Scholar and very deserving candidate.The award has been set up in memory of one of Selwyn’s most accomplished world-leading science alumni, Simon Chan, and his achievements. Simon was an Associate Professor of Plant Biology at the University of California Davis. His laboratory work led to breakthroughs in plant breeding, making it possible to breed with genes from only one parent; without the complications of inter-generational inbreeding.Simon very sadly passed away in 2012 at the age of 38 from a liver-related illness.The scholarship will pay $8000 towards Iisa’s costs of tertiary study towards a career in Science.