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Wednesday November 22 2017


No NCEA allows time for Christmas concert „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding CHRISTMAS HAS come early at Rolleston College with the school gearing up for its holidaythemed production to be staged this week. Elf The Musical JR is the first production to be staged by the school as it nears the end of its founding year at the school. It features a full year 9 cast with about 30 students performing in the show and 10 working behind the scenes on sound and lighting. Teachers Martin Hannan, Merrin Diack and Sophie Ralph have also made up the production team for the show. Director and teacher Sam Gimblett said because the school only has juniors at the moment it is able to perform an end of year production because the seniors are not impacted by NCEA. “We thought it would be a fun one to do,” she said. The show is based on the American Christmas film Elf starring Will Ferrell. It is based on a would-be elf Buddy who grows up in the North Pole unaware he is a human. With Santa’s permission Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his real father.

ON STAGE: Rolleston College are ready to stage its first school production. Rear – Ethan Richards-White in the lead role of Buddy. Middle row – Samantha Oakley and Kate Stevens. Front row – Emma Menzies and Ella Jarvis.

The school has been rehearsing for about 10 weeks. Miss Gimblett said it is hugely thankful to Burnside High School School which has helped out with costumes. She said the students are hard working, enthusiastic and talented. “Even if they haven’t had

experience in it before they work really hard at being good at it and trying their best,” she said. Elf The Musical JR will be performed at Rolleston College’s auditorium this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with doors opening at 6.30pm. Tickets are available from the school’s admin desk.

SUCCESS: Lucy Adams, daughter of Selwyn MP Amy Adams, received a Young Totara Award from Rotary New Zealand. Each Rotary district seeks out young people who display strength of character, courage of conviction, care of community and pursuit of excellence. It believes that by recognising individuals such as Lucy, they can encourage positive role modes for growing generations. St Margaret’s College student Lucy received the award for the service work she did as part of her gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. ​

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