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A Selwyn College newsletter is published almost every Friday during the school year.  Copies are available from the main school office.  However, you can access these weekly newsletters below. If you would like to be emailed this link each week please contact Julie Arnold.
Theo Luc Shakes is a Media Superstar!

We’re pleased to announce that our Year 13 student Theo Luc Shakes has been officially nominated in four categories at the recent 2019 All American High School Film Festival for his film ‘Bygones’. The categories are:Best Overall FilmBest DirectionBest DramaBest International FilmHollywood Director David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon, Ghost Story & Old Man with a Gun) describes ‘Bygones’ as ‘Terrific! The acting is great; the pace and imagery are just right. In short, I’m jealous - I wish I’d been as far ahead as you are when I was your age.'The festival receives over 2,000 films from more than 40 countries across the world and screened over 700 Official Selections at the festival. So it is a remarkable achievement for Theo at this stage of his career.  We are extremely proud of him!

Students Soar in Digital Technology Challenge

We are thrilled to announce that Selwyn’s team Project Jam comprised of Jesse Coleman, Ashley Pitches, Molly Mayers and Noah Isaaka won the Auckland Regional Finals of the Tahi Rua Toru Digital Technology secondary school’s competition run by the Ministry of Education, in partnership with the IT industry.We had 3 teams compete in the Regional Finals. Their challenge was to develop and model their digital outcomes to solve an issue in their school or local communities. Team Project JAM designed a website for students to pre-order food from the tuck shop to solve issues such as long lines, rain, missing out on the food you want, and access for disabled students.Project Jam are now off to Wellington to represent Auckland in the finals.  We wish them all the very best.

A Glittering Arts Awards Celebration 2019

This week many in our community attended the 2019 Selwyn College Arts Awards Ceremony in the Selwyn Theatre where - led by our MC the wonderful Duncan Allan - we celebrated students’ exceptional creative talent in all of the Arts we offer – Drama, Dance, Music, Media, Kapa Haka and the Visual Arts of Painting, Design and Photography. Specifically, we recognised aspects of students’ excellence not covered in our academic prize-giving.  In addition, we were able to relive some of the highlights of our 2019 Musical ‘Hair’.Following the Awards ceremony we then moved to the Arts Centre, where there was a special buzz as people viewed students’ artwork, listened to wonderful music and enjoyed supper.Congratulations to all of the students who received awards on the night. Their photos can be seen on our Selwyn College Facebook page.

A Spectacular Sports Dinner and Awards Evening

We held a spectacular Sports Awards Ceremony in the Barfoot and Thompson Stadium. One of the signs of a strong school is when Sport is strong and the size and spectacle of this glittering event with close to 500 students, parents, coaches, managers, and teachers in attendance is a great sign that Selwyn sport is in wonderful shape.This year we’ve had 90 teams representing our school – 5 more than last year and the most ever - with particularly strong growth in netball, water polo and badminton. We’ve also added two more codes to our portfolio making 26 in total. This sort of growth demands coaches and not only have we increased the number of qualified coaches but we have also seen a wonderful increase in the number of senior students who have volunteered their time to coach.The guest speaker at the award ceremony was New Zealand Footballer Katie Duncan whose inspirational message which was well-received.Congratulations to all of the students who receive awards in recognition of their Sporting achievements this year. 

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