September 2019

JCS International Young Creatives Emmy Award

Dear Everyone,

All of our team have been at work the last four months on a small project for a very prestigious film festival in New York, the JCS International Young Creatives Emmy Award.The festival was designed by JCS International to encourage creativity from emerging filmmakers around the world while creating a global conversation around a range of different aspects around Peace.

The theme of the festival this year is ‘Stand Up For Peace’. This statement can be interpreted in a number of different ways. We chose to create a film on an aspect of peace that hits close to home for all audiences. To be at peace with one's spirit.

'A Peace Of Mind'  follows the story of a little boy, who finds himself not at peace with himself due to the pressures of being in a world that he feels does not care for him. The story shows us that peace is something that is not just physical, but something spiritual and is something to embrace and promote in all points of the compass.

This story is to communicate the importance of standing up for one's inner peace. We've just entered our film in and are so excited to say that it has been accepted through to the voting round of judging. You can find the film as well as the voting page at the JCS international young creatives award page on the international Emmys website. On behalf of all our cast and crew, we hope that our little story moves you all to support our film and vote!

Online Public Voting (first round of judging) will be open September 11-18 (closing at 12:00 noon EST):

Once the Online Public Voting has closed, the twenty (20) videos with the most votes on the judging portal will move on to the Final Round of Judging which will take place September 26 in New York City.

Happy watching!

Tremaine Leaso on behalf of the Distorted Features Team

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Mālō e lelei!  Tonga Language Week

Our Tongan students shared their language, knowledge and cultural pride with a range of events throughout the week.
The week started with a presentation at staff briefing by Rosalyn Fononga to introduce greetings and plans for the week's activities. Presentations were also made at all year level assemblies. Tongan students (and staff too), were able to wear a 'kiekie' or a Ta'ovala' over their uniform during the week. Sharing a 'word for the day' on Schoology, and everyone enjoyed the Tongan food, especially the Pineapple Pie!
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NZSS Winter Tournament Week

What a fantastic time our athletes had at NZSS Winter Tournament Week! Every one of our players represented our school with pride and determination to give their best 100% of the time they were on the field / court / turf / ice. Every one of our teams learned so much - about their skill sets, game play and themselves.

Very special thanks to all the coaches and other adults involved. Without these dedicated people our teams would never have had this experience.

And let's not forget the supporters who travelled 100's of km in some cases, to watch and support from the sideline ... thank you, your support is greatly appreciated, as are your photographs.

1st XI Boys Football Trident Tournament
1st XI Girls Football Kathy Seaward Tournament
2nd XI Boys Football 2nd XI Tournament
1st XI Boys Hockey Olympic Stick Tournament
1st XI Girls Hockey Rosemary O'Brien Tournament
Premier 1 Netball UNISS Netball Tournament
Mixed Curling (Y13) NISS Curling Championship
Girls Curling (Y11) NISS Curling Championship
7th / 12
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10th / 10
20th / 119
1st / 3
2nd / 6

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