1st XI Football Team Make Selwyn History Yet Again
Congratulations to the boys and to their coach Andrew Speed and his Deputy Andrew Box on making it to the Premier division for football in 2020.We are a co-ed school with around 1120 students which shows just how spectacular this achievement is!Well done to this team and indeed to every player who helped along the journey! We are incredibly pr...
Lacrosse Players Soar to Representative Level
Huge congratulations to the following Selwyn Lacrosse players who have been named in the Auckland teams for nationals next month.Under 18’s:Auckland Blue (A) – Rosa ElliottAuckland White (B) – Pagan KleinUnder 15’s:Auckland Blue (A) – Georgia Primrose-HoreAuckland White (B) – Rachel McLachlanIt is wonderful to se...
Congratulations Brooklyn Papali’I
A huge congratulations to Brooklyn who participated in the Taekwondo New Zealand Open Championships, competing against others from around New Zealand. Brooklyn won two Gold medals. This is a spectacular result which involved commitment, perseverance and many hours of training. We are very proud of Brooklyn!
Congratulations Ryan Taei
Massive congratulations to our Year 12 student who continues to soar in Basketball at an international level. He has just returned from representing Samoa at an international Basketball FIBA in New Caledonia.Such representative honours takes an abundance of talent, self-discipline and hard work and we are incredibly proud of Ryan!
Selwyn Students Soar
We are thrilled to learn of the outstanding success of Brook & William Bennett (Mangopare) and Ben McLean (Pitau) from the Meadowbank Division of St John Youth. They placed first in every single event at the recently held District Competitions. They will now go on to be the District Representative Team at the St John Northern Regional Youth Competition, which will be held in September. We are very proud of them all.Individual Medals1st Leadership - Brook Bennett1st Individual - William Bennett1st Team Pairs - Ben McLean and Preston Bennett Team Medals1st Team Aggregate1st Medical 1st Trauma1st Communication1st Drill
Selwyn Musicians are Soaring
Last week, the Selwyn College Jazz Band and Concert Band performed at the annual KBB Music Festival. The festival comprised of 143 ensembles and more than 4,000 students from 50 high schools in the greater Auckland region. There are four categories and this year saw 30 chamber orchestras, 24 symphony orchestras, 43 concert bands and 45 jazz big bands.We are thrilled to announce that both our Jazz Band and Concert Band received Silver Awards which is a fantastic achievement. This is only the 2nd year that the Concert Band has played at the festival in 16 years. Last year they received a Bronze and have now followed this with a Silver which is a tremendous accomplishment and a testament to our hardworking students.The adjudicators made the following positive comments about Selwyn’s ensembles: Jazz Band: ‘The band has a strong and tight rhythm and sax section, brilliant solos from a number of soloists. Great feel for the style of the music.’Concert Band: ‘Nice choice of repertoire and a musical performance, a crisp tight ensemble. A talented team.’ Our huge thanks go to our Jazz Band Director Hamish Arthur and Concert Band Director Rachel Larcombe and our dedicated Itinerant Music Teachers for all their hard work with these ensembles.We are also proud to say that Alex Botha was selected to play in the Honours Orchestra as percussionist. This ensemble was made up of a selection of players from throughout Auckland and performed together under the directorship of David Kay. The orchestra performed Tchaikovsky – Music From Swan Lake Suite and Leonie Holmes – In The Lair Of The Cave Weta.