Selwyn Students Soar in Lacrosse
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected for U15 Rep Teams in Lacrosse. Hannah Grigg - Auckland Under 15 Blue team (A team)Riley Baxter - Auckland Under 15 White team (B team)Charlie Hunter - Auckland Under 15 White team (B team)Nishita Gupta - Auckland Under 15 Maroon team (C team) This success is particularly wonderfu...
A Magnificent Experience for Our Chamber Choir
As a result of their success at The Big Sing, the Selwyn College Chamber Choir was invited to perform at the Cadenza Festival this week in Rotorua, along with 14 other top schools from the Upper North Island. The choir travelled to Rotorua on Sunday and then rehearsed and performed in the Energy Events Centre to an enthusiastic audie...
Selections for the KBB Honours Programme
Huge congratulations to Hugo Austin-Murray and Kona Yanagisawa who were accepted for the KBB Music Honours programme. This involved rehearsing and then performing alongside other top, high-performing musicians throughout Auckland.The Jazz Band worked with Dr Rodger Fox - legendary jazz musician; on a number of tunes and then joined the Symphony Orchestra - conducted by Beth Cohen on the combined work ‘Take the ‘A-Train’’.‘ 130 young people took the stage for this exciting performance and it is wonderful that two of our Music Stars were part of it.
Proud Performances at the KBB Festival
Last week, the Selwyn Concert Band and Jazz Band performed at the annual KBB Music Festival. Both groups performed very well with the Concert Band receiving a Commended and the Jazz Band being awarded a prestigious Silver medal - thank you to Rachel Larcombe and Hamish Arthur; the respective Musical Directors. The standard this year was very high and both ensembles should be very proud of their performances, as it was a culmination of a lot of practice both at home and together as ensembles.
Selwyn Students Soar at Auckland College Climbing
We are thrilled to announce that Selwyn College placed 1st Overall in the inaugural Auckland College Climbing Series after a fantastic performance by the team in the third and final round of the competition last weekend, which involved 35 schools. This meant they won the @rab.nz Auckland College School shield, which was a closely fought battle. In the end, it was the consistency of the Selwyn team that gave them the edge over Northcote College (2nd) and Baradene College (3rd).Thirteen climbers competed in Round 3 with the following notable results:William McKnight - 1st Senior Boys’ Top Rope and Senior Boys’ OverallPaul Schoeman - 3rd Senior Boys’ Top Rope and Senior Boys’ OverallSelwyn College was also awarded the Sportsmanship Award for the round, which is a fantastic accolade for these students.Across all three events, Selwyn College students also achieved podium finishes:William McKnight - 2nd Overall in the Senior Boys’ divisionPaul Schoeman - 3rd Overall in the Senior Boys’ DivisionSamuel McKnight - 3rd Overall in the Intermediate Boys’ DivisionWe are thrilled that our Climbing Club has grown in both numbers and performance this year and we are very grateful for the parent support led by Lisa Marie and Ian Hallam and John McKnight.
Senior Design and Visual Communication Students
We are extremely proud of our DVC students for exploring and developing stunning design ideas, despite the COVID19 disruptions to their learning this year. Congratulations to the Year 11 DVC students who designed their very own Selwyn College Bus Stop! Their bus stops have been inspired and influenced by world-famous architects including Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Shigeru Ban and many more. Throughout the year, the students have learnt how to use CAD (Computer Aided Design) to generate, refine and execute their design ideas in very exciting ways! The main focus for our Year 12 and 13 DVC students was Architecture. They wrote their own design brief and experienced the design process within the realms of Architecture and Spatial Design. Here are some snapshots of their awesome final Architecture outcome that was also created using CAD.