Smart Year 13 Leavers’ Hoodies
Our Year 13 students are delighted with their very smart new Leavers’ hoodies which feature the traditional Selwyn crest on the arm. Students all have their personal nicknames on the back.
A Spectacular Start to the Cricket Season
It was a spectacular start to the 1A Cricket season for our Selwyn 1XI Boys team who beat Western Springs College by 125 runs. Our team reached 240 all out with a stand out performance by Nathan Mansfield scoring 107 runs off 132 balls. Huge congratulations to Nathan on achieving this impressive century!Fergus Thielke also hit...
Congratulations Jane Guiguit
Jane is winner of our Student Arts Council’s 'Reconnected’ art competition' following lockdown. This is a stunning self-portrait and Jane is a deserving winner of a gift voucher prize from Gordon Harris.
Ryan Chow Soars Again
We are delighted to learn that Year 13 student Ryan Chow has won a second separate award from the Indie Short Fest (ISF) for the month of September 2020. This is for his film 'Falling Deeper' under the category of 'Best Drone Short'. It can be viewed on Youtube by following this link:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13009764/?ref_=nm_knf_i2In addition, Ryan’s film Turn which featured in last week’s newsletter and included several Selwyn students in the cast, has also performed well on the national stage. In the ‘Showquest on Screen’ competition it has been selected as a winner in these categories:Trailblazer (Best Original Story)Belongs in Hollywood (Best Blockbuster)Best use of location filmingMost innovative use of lightingCongratulations Ryan on your outstanding achievements!
An Outstanding Senior Open Speech Competition 2020
Congratulations to all of the students who took part in this year’s Senior Open Speech Competition. The standard was very high which made it difficult for our judges, Mr Andrew Thompson and Ms Kath O’Connor. However, they were unanimous in their final decisions. First place went to Elizabeth Sovincet who delivered a dramatic, informative speech on the origins and power of words. She challenged us to think carefully about the way we use words and the effect they have on others. Second place went to James Boland and third place to Maia Royal.The competition is open to years 12 and 13 students and is a purely voluntary, so to make the decision to participate takes courage and determination. The diverse range of topics, and the varied interpretations, were in turn provocative, challenging and inspirational. At this level, it is not just about how well you present, but the content and crafting of the writing. The audience were challenged to think about the way we use words, to consider the role of culture in our society and to reflect on how our actions today will be judged by the next generation. The other participants Anna McCardle, River Drefers, Alex Robinson, Luke Gallagher and Rebekah Robinson also soared and deserve huge praise for their performances.
Introducing ‘Lunchtimes Live’
Last Friday we had our very first ‘Lunchtimes Live’ concert in the atrium of the Arts Block. Natalia George (Music Leader) explains:The concept is designed to provide an opportunity for students to share their talents with others through aseries of break-time concerts. We had been trying to get these concerts going for some time now but thelockdowns kept getting in the way. We are excited that we have finally got there! There was a great turnout to support our talented performers: a composition by year 11 student Kona Yanagisawa which was performed by the saxophone trio; singer Grace Knell; dancer Xanthe Best; and pianist Alexander Botha. Thanks to fellowmusic leader Max Small, Mrs Larcombe, and the Arts Council and we are looking forward to the next concert.