Announcing Our Head Students for 2019
It is with great pleasure that we announce our Head Students for 2019 are Frankie Pastiroff and Adam Paulsen. These two outstanding Year 13 students were presented with their badges in the Principal’s Assembly today. Frankie: I'm an enthusiastic member of the Performing Arts programme and Ist XV Football team here at Selwyn. This year I'm aim...
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 performan...
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.Angelene is an outstanding young woman who is also a champion equestrian. We are hugely proud of her.
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.