The spring term has started well with our senior girls staying focussed hard during the recent period of mock exams. The Year 13 IB students leave today to sit their finals and NCEA students depart next Friday 28 October. We wish the girls every success and would remind them that staff are on hand to help should questions come to mind while they are studying.
We would like to congratulate a gifted educator in the senior school, Monique Van Groenewoud, who today received the Te Iho-Takaro Ringawera Award from the National Body of Physical Education New Zealand in recognition of her years of dedicated service to physical education at a regional and national level.
At the final Senior School assembly this morning the Senior Music Leaders for 2016 received their badges for commitment to their ensembles and choirs. These students were:
- Joia Che – Song Squad, Black Watch Orchestra, Concert Band
- Anna Elisara – Black Watch Orchestra, Rezonation, Sebastian Squad
- Gyorgika Farelly – Saints Alive
- Alex Fowler – Milestones, Stage Band, Black Watch Orchestra, Saints Alive
- Elizabeth Kim – Black Watch Orchestra, Sebastian Squad
- Cassandra Laird – Black Watch Orchestra
- Erica Li – Concert Band
- Serena Li – Junior Black Watch Singers Accompanist
- Elvina Liu – Sebastian Squad
- Monica Mair – Saints Alive
- Hannah Neilson – Rezonation
- Sandy Niu – Sebastian Squad
- Francesca Orchard-Hall – Milestones, Concert Band
- Angela Pan – Rezonation
- Elise Pertab – Voichestra
- Arabella Poulsen – Milestones
- Vivian Qiu – Rezonation
- Francesca Qiu – Junior Blackwatch Singers Accompanist
- Amalia Schroeder – Rezonation
- Vivian Shao – Black Watch Orchestra
- Raven Smith – Rezonation
- Gina Svenson – Milestones, Stage Band
- Stacey Tian – Saints Alive
- Sophia Wang – B- Band, Concert Band
- Melissa Wang – Concert Band
- Rosanna Wu -Black Watch Orchestra, Concert Band, Voichestra Accompanist
- Olivia Woodfield – B-Band, Concert Band
- Sophia Yang – Voichestra Accompanist, Saints Alive
Exciting news has come to us this afternoon, viz that Antonia Allen (water polo) Caitlin Mary Parker Allen (water polo), Georgia Danford (cycling) and Madison Doar (hockey) have been selected as finalists at the 26th Annual College Sport Auckland Sportsperson of the Year Awards to be held on Saturday 26 November at Eden Park. This is a wonderful achievement and we are very proud of these students.
On Wednesday 26 October, we will hold the last Foodbank for 2016. Please give generously and perhaps include some Xmas items. Many Auckland families face a cheerless festive season without our help.
We would like to see everyone in summer uniform after Labour Weekend and we look forward to supporting your daughter over the coming weeks as the exam season get underway.
Have an enjoyable and restful long weekend.
Ms Justine Mahon
Deputy Principal and Acting Head of Senior School