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...
Ben McLean becomes a New Zealand Archery Champion!
Ben has just completed shooting at the Youth Nationals for Archery, held in Palmerston North. Ben cleaned up in the double 720 rounds and shot a personal best taking out Gold and a New Zealand Record. Congratulations Ben. This is spectacular success!
Te Kahu Pokere Soars
Ahakoa he iti he pounamu - Although it is small it is a treasure.Selwyn College Kapa haka group, Te Kahu Pokere, performed at Polyfest. This event is acelebration of Maori and Pasifika cultures.This year the roopu was made up of a dedicated and hardworking core of mostly junior students. We really must acknowledge the courage and determination of the junior members. The year 11 and year 12 students were amazing tuakana to the newest members of the group. Rawiri Collins and Maia Royal were our student leaders and truly soared leading waiata a ringa, poi, moteatea and haka.Those of us, teachers and whanau, who were able to be there were thrilled by the polished performance as were the large numbers of teachers and students who watched the performance live. The key impression from many was how fantastic the group looked and sounded, filling the stage with pride. Ka mau te wehi!A huge thanks go to Whaea Fi and tutor Piripi Davis Jnr who gave up so much time. A big thank you too to the parents, staff and extended families who worked behind the scenes to support the students over the last intensive weeks, thank you to those staff and families for providing food and assisting with homework amongst all the things you do for our rangatahi.
Jaden Merlo Soars amongst the Best
A huge congratulations to Jaden who has just been selected for the New Zealand Junior Mens’ Team (U19) for Inline Hockey. The team are off to represent our country in Barcelona at the end of June and we wish Jaden all the very best!
Ellen Carter Soars Again
Once again huge praise and congratulations go to Ellen Carter who won the 100 metre final at the Eastern Zones in 12.61 seconds this week! Fantastic work Ellen!
Selwyn’s New Waka Ama Team Soars to Success
Just a couple of seconds separated out our new Selwyn Girls’ U16 Waka Ama Team from their rivals at the Secondary School Waka Ama Regionals which were held at the local Orakei Basin this week. Our girls’ placed 2nd overall for both of their race finals. Given that this was the first year that the team had entered the competition, this is an amazing example of ‘soaring’.Congratulations to Gracie-Mal Makoare-Watene, Cumorah Pihema, Maia Royal, Lucy Jordan, Sariah Pihema, Jasmine Rota, Alex Baritsky-Shepherd and Tiana Manarangi-Brown, their coach Corey Harriman and their Team Manager Monique Pihema for their hard work and dedication to training in the four weeks leading up to the event as well.