Tuesday September 5 2017
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WINNERS: The year 7 to 8 chess champions, Amelia Marshall, Cara Birch, Emma Mason and Amanda Jiang from Selwyn House.
Chess champions SMOOTH: One of the St Andrew’s College jazz groups playing in the Winter Music Festival.
Festival flaunts musical talent songwriter session and jazz night. Songwriters showcased included Logan McAllister, Bella Ford and George White, who have recently been selected as finalists in the Play it Strange 2017 Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition. And the school’s jazz groups have also recently returned from
By Julia Evans STUDENTS’ MUSICAL talent has been in the spotlight. Audiences of more than 200 gathered in the Christchurch Arts Centre’s Great Hall to see St Andrew’s College’s talent during its Winter Musical Festival. This year there were two evening sessions – an intimate singer
By Julia Evans MORE THAN 100 students piled into the Selwyn House hall for the annual Girls’ Canterbury Inter-School Chess Competition And after a fierce day’s playing, it was schools from the north-
a hugely successful Southern Jam where the jazz orchestra and soul band brought home silver awards and the big band won gold. Also bringing home awards from the Southern Jam were students Anna Bennetto for best vocals, Serge Beaton for best trombone and Patrick Moran for best big band drummer and most outstanding musician.
west that dominated the winners’ list. Waimairi Primary School won the year 1 to 6 competition, Selwyn House won year 7 to 8 and Christchurch Girls’ High School won the year 9 to 13.
BRAIN POWER: Girls’ battled it out at the Selwyn House School hall during the competition.
Awards for choirs By Julia Evans A PAIR of silver awards from a national choir competition have been won by north-west schools. The St Margaret’s College Chamber Choir and Resolutions from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School both received silver at the Big Sign Finale. The students performed at gala evenings at the end of August in VOCALS: St Margaret’s College Chamber Choir performing at the Aotea Centre, Auckland. the Big Sing Finale.
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GIRL POWER: Resolutions from Rangi Ruru took home a silver award from the Big Sing Finale.
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