Seussical Tickets Now on Sale!

14 March 2017

“Oh, the thinks you can think”

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a girl with a big imagination – Jojo. The colourful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, and the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Music and direction led by the professional duo Robin Kelly and Cherie Moore from Last Tapes (The Last Five Years, Verbatim, Ernest, Fallout, Valerie), the choreography created by our own Ms Warne, our cast of 30 are excited for your venture through Seussical with us.

Seussical is fun for the whole family!

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Our Stories Speaker Series: 22 March

13 March 2017

 

St Cuth’s alumnae go on to do amazing and inspiring things. The Our Stories Speaker Series is a celebration of Old Girls who have travelled off the beaten path; have tried, failed and tried again and ultimately have gone on to make their mark on the world in unique ways.

 

Bring your daughter and join us for drinks and nibbles as we unearth gems of practical, realistic advice from our Old Girls through a Q&A session directed by current students.

 

When: Wednesday 22 March, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Where: Joan Holland Auditorium

Tickets: To book for this free event please click here.

 

The three Old Girls in our first Our Stories Speaker Series event have a wealth of life experience as young women in the workforce that Year 9 and 10 girls will find encouraging, uplifting and authentic as they look towards their own futures.

 

Kate Cameron

Kate has tackled the fast-paced world of ad agency account service before transitioning into media sales. In January 2015, Kate started at Bauer Media (NZ’s largest magazine publisher with titles such as Woman’s Day and Metro) and in 2016, Kate won the industry award for Best New Media Salesperson of the Year.

 

Greer Wiles

Greer pursued a passion for behind the scenes TV when she left St Cuth’s and went on to work at Mediaworks in studio and as a freelance sports reporter. Recently she has translated her TV sports experience to the world of retail, working with key accounts for Asics.

 

Miranda Powrie

Miranda ran her own sailing campaign to qualify for the Olympics and has used this experience to work for marine companies. She has since changed tack into marketing and can share with the girls the ups and down of finding a new path.

 

We look forward to seeing you for an evening of laughter, inspiration and excellent advice from the recent graduates of St Cuthbert’s.

 

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Teachers Really are the Difference

16 February 2017

 

The depth of talent amongst the St Cuthbert’s faculty shone through again this year, with two staff guiding students to Top of Subject results in the 2016 NZQA Scholarship exams.

 

Head of Design, Ms Deb Cullinane, achieved an extra special result with two of her students receiving awards: Jess Veronica McDougall was Top of Subject in Design with fellow student Mary Allen in second place. Jess Veronica McDougall also received an Outstanding Scholarship in Painting.

 

Music teacher Dragana Yelavich, guided Music to a 100% pass rate in Scholarship, with Year 12 student Francesca Qu scooping Top of Subject.

 

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Ms Yelavich says, “Teaching at St Cuthbert’s is a joy, particularly when music students are rewarded with results such as these.”

 

College staff again showed their passion for teaching with excellent NCEA results, with 92.6% of students across all levels achieving  NCEA certificates endorsed with Excellence or Merit. 98.4% of students also gained University Entrance.

 

NCEA LEVEL 3

Pass rate 98.4

Endorsed Merit or Excellence 89%

Endorsed Excellence 50.4%

University Entrance 98.4%

NCEA LEVEL 2

Pass rate 99.3%

Endorsed Merit or Excellence 94.1%

Endorsed Excellence 57.8%

NCEA LEVEL 1

Pass rate 97.5%

Endorsed Merit or Excellence 94.7%

Endorsed Excellence 64.5%

 

Congratulations to all our NCEA students and staff, who have worked so hard to achieve these great results.

 

 

The Gatsby Fundraiser – Friday 31 March 2017

25 January 2017

 

Forget Prohibition and don your glad-rags! We’re calling all flappers, gangsters and jazz dames for an evening of frivolity for a fantastic cause.

 

The Gatsby fundraiser is an auction and supper event in support of the Helping Hands Build. With hot jazz and funnyman Jeremy Elwood as MC it will be a night to remember, so get your table of 10 together and book now!

 

Date: Friday 31 March

Time: 7.00pm to late

Venue: Clouston Hall, St Cuthbert’s College

Tickets: click here to book

 

The Helping Hands Build is a three-week project taking place in April to provide for a Kiwi family in housing need. The College is partnering with Habitat for Humanity and Rotary Newmarket to build a four-bedroom house, with students and staff donating time to hammer, saw and paint. For further information about the Helping Hands Build and the involvement of the College please click here.

 

Please contact Sarah Powrie on sarah.powrie@stcuthberts.school.nz if you would like further information about The Gatsby.

IB Success Continues

11 January 2017

 

In 2016 St Cuthbert’s students have again achieved a 100% pass rate in IB, with seven individuals scoring 40+ points, placing them in the elite scholars group.

 

Principal Ms Roz Mexted says, “I’m incredibly impressed and I congratulate all IB students on these wonderful results.

 

“Particular appreciation must also go to our staff who demonstrate absolute dedication in teaching, mentoring and supporting students year after year.”

 

Ms Mexted says, “The Creativity, Activity, Service component of IB naturally aligns with the College’s Values Programme, which encourages students to use their talents to make a positive impact in the community. We regularly partner with Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House and Trees for Survival and it is encouraging to see this altruism count alongside academic results in the IB Diploma qualification.”

 

These results provide University Entrance for St Cuthbert’s IB graduates and we wish them every success in their future studies in New Zealand and globally.

 

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