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Marist College


Ad Jesum per Mariam



Dear Parents and Guardians,

WEEK 1 Last Friday Marist College participated in the 2010 Stage Challenge at the Aotea Centre. Months of intensive preparation and rehearsals culminated in a stunning July 19 M First day of Term 3 performance for which we received third place in the Open Division. Hong Kong Visit for 2 weeks 21 W APPA Choir Rehearsal 9am-12.30pm The theme shows how video games warp and glamorize violence, by desensitizing our 23 F Fouviere Day younger generation to war without properly remembering or respecting the past thus ignoring Rotation 6-3 the threat of potential future wars. War is not a game - there is no restart button. ‘At the going down of the sun and in the morning we are forgetting them.’ WEEK 2

The judges were impressed with student leaders’ clever direction which involved layering a simple story so that the soldier’s memory of the past was mirrored in his present July 26 M Maori Language Week Board of Trustees Meeting interaction with two grandchildren. ‘Brilliant’ was the verdict. I thank most sincerely parents for their support and congratulate all the students and staff involved. Particular commendation to the following for their leadership, hard work and commitment: Liasion Teacher: Supporting Staff: Student Leaders: Drama: Choreography:

Production Manager: Set: Costume: Makeup: Lighting and Sound: Sound: Supporting Parents:

Ms Hilari Anderson Ms Emma Johnston, Ms Cath Mead, Ms Maeve O’Dwyer, Ms Kit Suuring Melanie Harries, Melissa James Kelsey Mulcahy, Denyce Su’a, Caitlin Abley Hip Hop: Rebecca Clark, Noemi Millares, Esther Guttenbeil, Stebriella Ula Contemporary: Melanie Harries, Elizabeth Turner Swing: Melissa James. Hannah Watson Jazz: Ashleigh Honeycombe, Phoebe Jeurissen Lyrical: Kristin Wilson, Melanie Harries, Melissa James Gabrielle Saunders Megan Doran-Read, Rosie Neyle Nicole Wesseling, Victoria Slaughter and team Kate McKenna, Hayley Cashmore, Maria Hollins-Werry and team Stephanie Edwards Siobhan Crowther Carmel Hoeft, Sharon James, Mark Saunders, Caroline Wesseling

Eight Awards for Excellence were received: • Concept • • Choreography • • Sound track • • Stage Use •

I hope that you all have a relaxing holiday break. Kind regards, Monica Johnson Principal

31 Alberton Ave, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025

Costuming Character Drama Student Achievement Performance skill

28 W Chess Club Competition 4-6pm Hangi—Maori Language Week 6pm 29 Th Y13 Drama Performance —Othello 30 F Fundraising and Mufti Day Rotation 7-4

CHAMPAGNAT HOUSE M ASS The Champagnat House Mass this week focused on the call to service. In her welcome one of the House Leaders, Hayley Cashmore said “As Christians we are called to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and serve others selflessly. Marcelin Champagnat was a man who dedicated his whole life in the service of God and others. We too must strive to do the same.” We congratulate the following students who were commissioned as Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion during Champagnat’s Mass: Caitlin Abley, Samantha Albert, Emi Anae, Hannah Bergin, Jessica Bourke, Genevieve Connell, Sally Curtis, Cynthia Emani, Linera Fernandes, Krisann Fernandes, Natasha F ernandes, Sinelle Fernandez, Jessica Gariando, Nisitha Gomes, Katherine Hope, Morgan Ihaia, Chloe Lee, Fiona Liava’a, Shenelle Lobo, Lukanne Lowe, Wairaka Mason, Hannah Mountfort, Frances O’Rourke, Mar yann Pinheiro, Evana Rogrigues, Hanah Small, Nicola Vaz, Isabella Vermunt, Vivian Woo.

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Winona D’Costa Year 10 whose article “My Lost Fight for Freedom” was published in the NZ Herald Tuesday 29 June. Michelle Windsor on her selection to the New Zealand Under 17 Soccer squad. Katherine Graaf and Jordan Milich-Misikini on their appointment as captains of their respective Under 15 and Under 17 New Zealand Water Polo teams that both recently won Trans-Tasman competitions. Aimee Dai who has been selected to go on a Government sponsored trip to the Shanghai World Expo in China.

YEAR 9 GROUP SPEECHES EXPOSITION The Year 9 Group Speeches Exposition was held in the Drama Room last Tuesday. A selection of group speeches were presented to Mrs Johnson, Mrs Taylor and Ms O’Dwyer. Recently all Year 9 students presented their visual assessments on an issue or cause on the theme of Ecological Sustainability. Topics included: Hazard to the World—Francesca, Fifita, Annemarie. Animal Cruelty—Hannah, Aesha, Vienna New Zealand Household Waste—Molly, Claudia M, Elmira Truth Behind Whaling—Caitlin, Justine,Teulia, Rebecca Oil Spill—Dreena, Phoebe, Hannah Littering—Tina, Barbara, Lydia W Water Pollution—Lydia F, Clare, Claudia, Megan

On Thursday 17 June twenty Year 13 Geography and Tourism girls left at the crack of dawn to travel to Rotorua for 2 days to study Tourism and how it operates in Rotorua. There was a great deal of anticipation about what was in store for them as we left Auckland and headed south. When we arrived in Rotorua there was time for a quick lunch before heading off to Wai-O-Tapu to experience some of the geothermal wonders of Rotorua. This was followed by a visit to Te Puia, more geothermal including the “hot seats”, before heading to Kiwipaka to settle in for the night. Once we were settled in the owner of Kiwipaka gave the girls an informative talk about his business and where it fits into the whole industry in Rotorua. Friday morning involved a visit to the Agrodome for the Farm Show and talk by one of their marketing staff before heading back into town. We visited the Museum, housed in the old Bath House, where we were given an informative presentation about the history of tourism in Rotorua, including an interactive movie. From here the Geography girls were dropped in town to do some field work while the Tourism girls, accompanied by Mrs Kreft, went on a Famil visit to the Millennium Hotel, to see what was involved in working the industry.

After this we made our way to Skyline Skyrides where girls and some staff enjoyed a couple of Luge rides before we headed home. The Geography girls gained a better understanding of Tourism in Rotorua to help them with their exams at the end of the year. The Tourism girls gained an insight into the Tourism industry, which will help them with the SUNDAY STAR-TIMES SHORT STORY COMPETITION unit of work they are now working on for credits in their The Sunday Star-Times in association with Whitcoulls Introductory Certificate of Travel and Tourism. Miss Jane Foster welcomes students to participate in their short story awards. Nau mai, Haere mai Secondary School Division: BUSINESS AND SOCIAL 1st prize: $1000 cash, story published in the Sunday Star- SCIENCE VANUATU TRIP Times, work experience day at Random House, plus $500 2011 worth of Random House books and a $500 Whitcoulls gift card July holidays 2011 for 7 days. for the finalist’s school. Priority to any Year 11 -13 2nd prize: $500 cash, story published in the Sunday Starstudents (in 2011) who take a Times, plus $300 worth of Random House books and a $300 Business or Social Science Whitcoulls gift card for the finalist’s school. subject. 3rd prize: $250 cash, story published in the Sunday Star-Times, An Information Evening will be plus $200 worth of Random House books and a $200 Whitcoulls held on Tuesday 20th July at gift card for the finalist’s school. 6.15 pm in the School Library. Students also have the opportunity to enter the Open Division, for more information and entry forms go to from If you have any queries contact Judi Leman on 846 July 5th or see Mrs Smith in A4. Entries close in August 2010. 8311, ext 709.

Celebrate Maori Language Week

Wednesday 28th July 6pm in the gym Come and share a traditional hangi with friends and family

Free entertainment (including the Marist Kapa Haka group) and speakers

Pre purchase your hangi tickets from the school office $10/meal


“Just wanted to compliment the school and the Performing Arts team on the superb performances on Tuesday evening. Every single vignette, dance and musical item was beautifully presented and moving. A poignant and enjoyable evening.” Parent Comment

News Letter 02 July 2011  

Marist College News Letter

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