August 2017

Chamber Music Awards Presentation

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Stefenie Pickston (Y11) receiving her award for 'Junior Winner, National Original Composition' at the Chamber Music New Zealand 2017 Awards Presentation held on Sunday 6 August in Wellington. 

Stefenie's work 'Bolero: A Short Piece for String Quartet was commended by composition adjudicator Michael Norris said Stefenie Pickston’s composition was a "really interesting take on the bolero dance" and he commended her references to Ravel’s Bolero.

Well done Stefenie.

Science Fair Projects Showcased

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Above left to right: Ezra Satrio and Harshil Jogia, Farjaad Rehman and Saifullah Imran, Ashley Mar and Yana Sanvictores

On Thursday 3 August, the Science Faculty held an evening to showcase Science Fair projects from Year 9 students.  Parents were invited to attend and it was an opportunity for the projects to be judged.  From this, projects will be selected for entry in the NIWA Technology and Science Fair on Friday 1 September.  Below are some of the projects that were showcased.

Damon Greenhalgh wins Pat Hanly Creativity Award 2017

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Congratulations to Damon who was presented with the Pat Hanly Creativity Award for 2017 on Wednesday night at the Auckland Art Gallery.

These awards are open to Year 13 students of a Visual Arts subject and schools are invited to nominate a student who has demonstrated ‘outstanding creativity, imagination and commitment’.  It was an exciting evening, showcasing the best artworks at Level 3 across greater Auckland schools.

Head of Visual Arts, Mr Glynn Hambridge said, “Damon has a special talent and exciting career prospects in Concept Art and Gaming (watch this space)”.  Damon is still not sure where he wants to specialise in yet, but he intends to study at Media Design School next year.