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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.
Model United Nations Assoc. Conference 2021

Last weekend, nine students represented Selwyn College at the annual Model United Nations Association Conference held in association with Rotary Auckland.They were James Boland, Alex Robinson and Rebekah Robinson who attended as the delegation from South Sudan. Becky Crawford, River Drefers and Molly O'Leary represented the nation of Switzerland and a third team of Jonathan Colwill, Charlotte Pascalis and Tessa Shamrock went as the South American nation of  Peru.All of the students enjoyed the opportunity to attend in colourful costumes, to network with other delegations and to deliver speeches to an audience of over 300 attendees. Rebekah Robinson reports "Participating in MUNA was an incredible opportunity. I was lucky enough to represent South Sudan, and my team and I felt a real sense of "unity" and cooperation as part of the African bloc. At the conference, we spoke about interesting issues such as the distribution of Covid 19 vaccines and food, the deactivation of landmines, reduction of carbon emissions, and women’s rights. It was also great fun passing notes and lobbying. The event certainly increased our awareness of other nations' situations around the world, and encouraged us to advocate for the furtherance of world peace. The vibrant costumes, well-considereddebates, and enjoyable interactions with others made MUNA a thoroughly worthwhile experience."As well as enjoying the experience Selwyn College students were once again very successful.  This year the South Sudanese team were awarded the Best Knowledge of the United Nations Charter Award. Well done Selwyn College!

A Wonderful SELWELL Week

Last year we made a significant amendment to The Selwyn Way when we changed the line that starts with the N in Selwyn to ‘Nurture your wellbeing’. And with that, came a significant new school-wide agenda, which we call SELWELL. Through Selwell we want students to learn how to be healthy, so that they are equipped to make the best decisions for their own wellbeing throughout their lives.This week our student Whanaungatanga Council organised SELWELL week. Alex Robinson, leader of the Council and Ella Craske leader of the SELWELL team report:‘Our aim was to focus on an aspect of wellbeing each day for which we planned exciting events each day.Monday we focused on positive messages, which included introducing our new Selwell mascot surprise to everyone in assembly. We had a sticky note wall full of wonderful messages. On Tuesday, we were lucky enough to have a smoothie bike brought in, where the Totara Learning Centre staff and students helped produce the tastiest drinks for all students! Wednesday was also another hit, where Ms Ross led a fun aerobics class that put a massive smile on all our faces.Year 13 students turned up in their pink shirts on Thursday to promote standing up against bullying. In addition, positive stickers were handed out to the whole school community. To finish the week off strongly, Friday was Priday. Everyone was able to get their picture taken at our awesome photo booth and colourful bracelets (representing the different pride flags) were handed out! Overall, the week was an amazing opportunity to include everyone and promote awareness of their own mental health! Finally, our new mascot was named WYNI, which of course, is derived from Selwyn! Wyni will continue to remind everyone about the importance of caring for our hauora throughout the years to come’.

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