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 inclus...
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...
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.
Congratulations to Our SELWISE Award Winners
This year is the third year that we have presented our supreme Year 13 SELWISE AWARDS at our Graduation Dinner.This award goes to the Year 13 students who have been identified by teachers in each of our 8 Learning Areas as demonstrating the strongest possible SELWISE Learner Attributes. These students are intentional and invested learners who know how to go about learning and to control their learning journey. They are connected and curious; resourceful and collaborative.The trophy is a kite surfer because we use a kitesurfing metaphor to communicate our model for learning.
Ryan Chow Soars Again
More success has been poured on our talented Year 13 Filmmaker Ryan Chow. This time it comes from the Ministry of Education in the form of a Gifted Learners Award of $3,000. Ryan will use this towards his tertiary education and his journey of creativity.Well done Ryan!