An Informative Visit to Ihumatao
In order to understand how we exercise our rights to bring about change, specifically through non-violent peaceful protest, and to connect with the values and stories of Tamaki Makarau, our L2 Social Studies and L1 Te Reo classes recently visited the Ihumatao SOUL (Save Our Unique Landscape) Kaitiaki village on.Grayson Goffe, an ex Selwyn...
Year 9 Speech Competition Success!
On Thursday, our year 9 students gathered together for the annual Year 9 speech competition. Our students had all initially presented their speeches to their core English classes and the best one was selected to represent their class in the competition. The theme for the speeches was: “what from the past is relevant to me”. The speakers...
'The World' on Stage at Selwyn
Last Friday night ‘the world’ hit the Selwyn Theatre stage in a colourful Multicultural Concert organised by the student Cultural Council. The performances traversed a wide variety of cultures and the students on stage delighted everyone with their beautiful costumes, enthusiasm and skill. The theatre was completely sold out and the pride felt by parents, whanau, teachers and friends was very audible throughout the event. Well done to the group leaders and to absolutely everyone involved! You certainly embody The Selwyn Way:Honour and Celebrate Diversity and Success
FAME - An Exciting Evening of Exuberance
Congratulations to the cast and crew of FAME – our annual musical production which finally hit the stage of the Selwyn Theatre last week after a lock down postponement. And what an experience it was! Our student performers gave it their all which meant that it was a complete package of exuberance and excellence.Today our newsletter features several photos of our students enjoying theatre experience. We also honour again this year the outstanding contribution of the staff who bring the vision and expertise and put in hours of time to enable our shows to be exceptional. We are an extremely fortunate school indeed.Thank you particularly to Duncan Allen - Director, Rachel Larcombe—Musical Director, Kim Santarelli—Choreographer, Jack Barnard—Vocal Director, Jarred Brown Waiomio—Assistant Vocal, Dance and Publicity, Kate Janes—Production Assistant and Props, June Renwick—Costumes and Hannah Wood—Hair and Makeup.
Ella Lash Soars Again
We are thrilled to learn that our Year 10 student Ella Lash won two significant Squash tournaments over the holidays - the U15 North Island Championships and the Auckland Junior Open. Congratulations Ella!
Amazing Year 10 Experience at Hillary Outdoors
Andy Pitts and Hugo Austin-Murray Report:In June this year, 60 of the students from the Year 10 cohort had the opportunity to go on an amazing week long camp run by Hillary Outdoors. This camp was all about leadership and teamwork. We weren’t sure if the camp would go ahead due to Covid-19, but we think we speak for everyone who went when we say we’re glad it did.On this camp we did many challenges and activities that put us out of our comfort zone and required us to use problem solving and teamwork skills to get through the activities together. Throughout the camp, it was awesome to see many people, including us, come out of our comfort zones, form many close friendships, and assume roles of leadership that we otherwise wouldn’t have. When we arrived, we were introduced to one of the fabulous instructors from this camp who took us through the rules and regulations for our stay. After chatting about the rules, we were presented with our first challenge. This was to work out if everyone was there. This may seem simple to you, but organizing 60 fourteen year olds who all think they are amazing leaders turned out to be a lot harder than we thought. While we were doing this, the teachers enjoyed a nice cup of tea and quite probably a good laugh at us before coming to help sort out the madness. After two glorious days of activities, we all began preparations for our overnight trip. Different groups went their separate ways, some delving off into the bush, some climbing Mt Ruapehu, all of us knowing we would have the time of our lives. On the overnights we walked, chatted, laughed and walked some more. We set up our tents for the night and all had a wonderful sleep…not. We woke up, packed up our camps and then commenced the walk back. Getting back to camp that night, we were all grateful for the ‘hot’ showers, roast dinner and warm fire - oh what a wonderfully warm fire it was.The day that we left, everyone did one final activity to round off the amazing experience that we’d all had. Looking back, that activity was an insight into how far we had progressed as individuals, but also as a group. Everyone, at some point, had assumed a leadership role, and at other times, worked to help someone else who was having their turn leading.