Congratulations Leon Truong George
We are thrilled to announce that Year 13 student Leon Truong George has been awarded an Auckland City Art Gallery Pat Hansly Creativity Award for 2019.His nomination was put forward by our Visual Art staff as his work demonstrates ‘outstanding creativity, imagination and commitment’, which are requirements for the award.Leon receiv...
Zara Cornwell is Soaring
Huge congratulations to our Year 13 student Zara Cornwell who has just won first place in the Student Category of the New Zealand-wide D-Photo Amateur Photo of the Year competition. This meant she earned $900 worth of store credit from the Auckland Camera Centre. Zara is a passionate photographer so the prize is ideal! Fittingly, she is ...
Lacrosse Girls Make Selwyn History
Huge congratulations to our Selwyn Girls Black Team who yesterday became champions! They won the Division 2 competition through back to back promotions to make their way to play in Division 1 next season - the peak of the competition. Their spectacular win of 9-6 yesterday was against Whangaparaoa College and it culminated a superb season.This is an amazing story as just three years ago, they were teaching themselves to play Lacrosse through watching You tube clips. The Selwyn Sports Staff were impressed with their enthusiasm and came to their rescue providing coaching from Auckland Lacrosse. The rest is history. The team’s other major achievement is that through their superb playing, they have been invited to compete in the National Tournament coming up shortly.
Selwyn Skaters Soar in the NZ National Champs
We are delighted to learn that two of our Year 9 students Khushi Desai and Cadence Orr competed in the New Zealand Artistic Roller Skating Championship for 2019 held at New Plymouth during the last holidays.Khushi won the Silver Medal for Juvenile Dance in her grade. This is an outstanding achievement!Khushi and Cadence’s Quartets team also won the Bronze medal. They put on an amazing dance performance, including brave lifts! They also placed 4th in the Show Skate Challenge.
A New Selwyn Sailor Soars
Earlier this year, our new Year 9 student Noah Shirley qualified to represent New Zealand in the 2019 European Optimist Dinghy sailing team by competing in a number of local regattas. He was 1 of only 4 Kiwi sailors to qualify for the European travelling team. The 2019 European dinghy championships were held in France from 22nd -29th June and Noah was the only Kiwi sailor to qualify for the top fleet - the Gold fleet - sailing against very tough international competition. He finished overall as the number 1 New Zealand sailor for the champs. This puts Noah in good stead to contribute to the Selwyn sailing team in the upcoming summer series. Well done Noah!
JPA Halfway – A Chance to SOAR!
A huge congratulation to every Selwyn Junior Performing Arts student on your wonderful mid- year show: JPA Halfway 2019. This was a fantastic showcase for our JPA students as they prepare for the end of year production.The audience was treated to excerpts from Macbeth, The Lord of the Flies and The Wonderful World of Dissocia as well as a variety of beautifully choreographed musical dance moments such as: Walking Blues, Raining Men and Grow as we go. The huge variety of the show gave every JPA student a chance to soar, which they certainly did, in every aspect of the Performing Arts.It also provided the audience the opportunity to witness the high quality of the JPA programme and the amazing work they are doing and will now continue to develop for the rest of the year.Thank you to everyone who teach, support and go the extra mile for our JPA students to bring out the very best in them.We look forward to the end of the year.