Announcing our 2020 Head Students
I am delighted to announce that our Head Students for 2020 are Ana Kerrigan and Iisa Salie. These two outstanding students were presented with their badges at our first Principal’s assembly for the year.Hi! I’m Ana Kerrigan your Head Girl this year. I have a strong passion for Performing Arts, specifically Drama, so the schoo...
1st XI Football Team Make Selwyn History Yet Again
Congratulations to the boys and to their coach Andrew Speed and his deputy Andrew Box on making it to the Premier division for football in 2020.We are a co-ed school with around 1120 students which shows just how spectacular this achievement is!Well done to this team and indeed to every player who helped along the journey! We are incredibly pr...
HAIR - A Selwyn Show Like No Other
‘Hair’ - the 2019 Selwyn College Musical opened last Saturday to resounding acclaim! It was always going to be extremely challenging for the Directors to come up with a production that matched the excellence of last year’s show ‘Dusty’ which won the iTicket Award for the Most Outstanding Musical in 2018. However, they have succeeded completely!These words on an email from Director Duncan Allan reveal his huge generosity of spirit and appreciation for his team, his deep commitment to the learning and personal development of our wonderful students and hisremarkable passion for his craft.‘It's been a huge 10 weeks bringing this show back to the stage for a 2019 audience. The whole team has been fantastic. The students are remarkable - Rachel & I are tremendously proud of them.We are also tremendously impressed by the professionalism, creative innovation and maturity shown by Jack Barnard (Vocal Director and former Selwyn student) & Jarrod Waiomio (Vocal Coach and also a member of our alumni). Along with Kim Santerelli (Choreographer) & Kate Janes, we have a truly dynamic production team here. On top of this, the last two weeks since Christchurch, have really been a remarkable period of growth for these students. The brave and honest discussions we had on camp revealed a maturity and resilience we were all very impressed by. All of this insight, perception and wisdom was invested back in to the show. It really has become a remarkable, bold and life-changing piece of theatre’.Duncan Allan, Rachel Larcombe - our Amazing Musical Director - and the Selwyn ‘Hair’ Company – WE SALUTE YOU!
Congratulations to Our Junior Scholars for 2018
Thank you to parents and whanau who attended our 2018 Junior Prize-giving last week to support your students. It was a special ceremony honouring all of the Year 9 and 10 students who achieved Scholar Awards this year. Thank you to the Selwyn Concert Band and to Year 10 students Jess Sanders and Becky Crawford for your wonderful performances and to the 2018 Head Students Josh Downey and Kate Schellekens for their final words of advice and encouragement.Special praise and congratulations goes to the following Top Scholars for 2018.
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.