Congratulations Angelene Lloyd-Bryant—DUX 2018
At last night’s glittering Senior Prizegiving in theSelwyn Theatre, our Year 13 student Angelene Lloyd-Bryant was honoured as the Selwyn College Dux for 2018.Angelene’s academic track record throughout her years at Selwyn has been exceptional. She has received a Scholar award at every year level and was our Year 12 Top Scholar last year...
Ruby Wills wins Showdown Award
Ruby Wills as Dusty, Best Female in a Leading Role (Musical) at the annual Showdown Award Ceremony 3 November 2018
Our 2018 Musical ‘DUSTY’ Dazzles!
There was a packed theatre for the Gala Opening Evening of DUSTY on Saturday night and what a show it was! Colin Davies, Chair of the Orakei Local Board declared it, ‘the best amateur musical I’ve seen in many years’.Our Year 13 student Ruby Wills as Dusty stunned the audience with the power of her voice and her delivery of the character. She was joined by other ‘Selwyn Stars’ including Emma Montgomery and Sam Francks as Dusty’s friends Peg and Rodney and Frankie Pastiroff as Mary O’Brien – the young Dusty. They along with everyone else in the cast and the Dusty Band, also delivered outstanding performances. This show is not to be missed! Duncan Allan (Director), Rachel Larcombe (Musical Director), and Kim Santerelli (Choreographer) – you have done it again! How fortunate Selwyn students are to have a team like you.
A Momentous Occasion in Selwyn’s History
Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister Opens our Arts and English Learning AreasLast Friday 23rd March, Selwyn was honoured to welcome our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to open our new Arts and English buildings. She was accompanied by other dignitaries including Hon Kelvin Davis - Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and third ranked member of the current government and Hon Tracey Martin - Associate Minister of Education, Simon O’Connor - MP for Tamaki, Colin Davis - Chair Orakei Local Board and Isabel Evans - Director of Education, Auckland.We were also honoured to have kaumatua and members of our local iwi Ngati Whatua play an important part in this memorable occasion. A special thanks to the kaumatua and to Matt Maihi for his karakia and mihi for the day.The event honoured and celebrated the transformation of our amazing school; a decade ago. We would not have dared to dream that local community confidence in our school would result in us needing two new buildings.We thank the architects, project managers, Ministry of Education and builders for hearing our voices and providing spaces that will support and inspire our current and future learners to develop the Skill, Will and Thrill that lie at the heart of being a powerful lifelong learner and also at the heart of our way, The Selwyn Way.
Selwyn Kapahaka is Soaring!
We have been celebrating the outstanding performance of our Selwyn Kapahaka Group at the 2016 Auckland Polyfest. This year for the first time, our roopu had been promoted from Division 3 to compete in Division 2. This was a huge and exciting huge challenge and they rose to it and performed superbly. We are thrilled therefore to let our whole community know that in 2017 the Selwyn Kapahaka have been promoted to compete in Division 1. Our Kapahaka roopu are definitely soaring! He tino rawe!
Our Junior Cricketers are Soaring
In 2016, Selwyn’s junior cricket team is playing in the top competition in Auckland as a result of their victories against the junior premier teams of Mt Albert Grammar and Macleans in the NZCT knock out competition at the end of last year. Known as the ‘Colts’ competition, our team will play against the top eight schools in Auckland. It is wonderful to see cricket soaring at Selwyn and we wish them all the best.