Notices: Years 7-10

Year 8 Science Trip to the New Zealand Police Museum, Porirua

On Wednesday 4 July, Year 8 students will be travelling to the New Zealand Police Museum in Porirua.  They will be touring the museum and completing forensic science activities as part of their Science and Crime unit of work. Staff accompanying the trip are Mrs Sue Binns, Miss Natalie Hillier, Mrs Karen Black and myself.   Transport will be by charter bus. We will be leaving from the Vera Street entrance at 8:55am, returning to school by 12:05pm. The cost of the trip is approximately $15 per student covering the museum programme and transport. This will be charged to your school account.   Students should travel in school uniform and will take their morning tea with them. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Rees-Moore

Cultural Achievements

A number of our students played in the New Zealand Chamber Music contest held in June. 
Pianist Milly Isac (Year 11) and her group named the Timeless Trio were the overall winners with a very exciting performance of Stravinsky’s ‘The Soldier’s Tale’ 

Cellist Tiffany Kenyon (Year 9) played with her Trio called Abbiamo Tre, performing Beethoven's piano trio in E-flat major, Op 1 No 1, 1st Movement. 

Pianist Grace Chan (Year 10) in the group called 3 Miles won the adjudicator’s award and violinist Olivia Coustance (Year 9) also performed at the contest. 

Milly Isac has also been selected to play in the Wallace National Junior Piano Competition, happening in Auckland in July. She is one of 16 pre-tertiary pianists who have been selected to play in the competition.

Tiffany Kenyon has been accepted for both the Strings group and the Chamber Music group in Victoria University's Young Musicians Programme.  
Araraina Takuira-Mita (Year 10) has written a school waiata, named Waiata Hamuera Matene, which will be performed for the first time this year at House Music. This was done for her remarkable time project last year. 

Anabel Jamieson (Year 10) has released her first single on Spotify called ‘Make Believe’ and this made the NZ Top 50 viral charts.   

Big Sing 2018
We had 112 students performing in the Big Sing on Tuesday 19 June.  Altissime received an Adjudicator's Choice certificate for 'Der Wassermann' (Schumann) and Best Performance of a Student Composition for Rachel Mair's 'Haute Mer'. Rachel was in Year 13 in 2017. Ad Summa received an Adjudicator's Choice certificate for 'Africa' (Toto)   

Kezia Shepherd Yr 10 Kezia was awarded a Distinction (91%) for her recent Intermediate RAD Ballet exam.  

Anabel Jamieson Yr 10 At the ABTC Competitions in May, Anabel won 2ns place in the Junior Modern 14 yrs Jazz Solo, 2nd place in the Junior Modern 14 yrs Lyrical Solo and won the Intermediate Kairos Dance Convention 2018 pass prize, which enables her to attend a dance workshop at the end of June. At the Onstage Dance Competition, Anabel won the Any Age Song and Dance section.    

Nia Butler (Year 10) has been reaccepted as a New Zealand School of Dance Associate Contemporary Major for 2018. Nia was awarded the Most Versatile Dancer’ Cup from Fiona Haines Dance Academy and gained 100% (High Distinction) in her NZAMD Jazz exam and Distinction in her RAD Intermediate Ballet exam.  

Thomasin McKenzie (Year 13) is was at the Cannes Film Festival in May, promoting her new movie ‘Leave No Trace’. She is currently filming ‘Jojo Rabbit’ in Prague with Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson and Scarlett Johansson. Thomasin has just completed filming for ‘The King’ and her next project is the ‘The True History of the Kelly Gang’ in Australia next month.   ‘Leave No Trace’ will screen at the Embassy Theatre as part of the New Zealand Film Festival in July/August.
Alaina Wilks (Year 11) was in a short film called ‘Abandon All Hope’ and was an extra in the major motion picture ‘Daffodils’ with Rose McIver.   

Anabel Jamieson (Year 10) was cast in a Life Education Web video series regarding ‘Reality on the internet’  

Annabelle Jessop, Anna Reed (Year 13) and Nika Reichert (Year 12) are in the Wellington College production of in Buddy Holly in the first week of July. 
Lottie Johnstone and Jemima Dowle (Year 12) both passed their Speech and Drama Diploma Module 1 Exam with Distinction.   

A big thank you to Miranda Harcourt, Peter Hambleton and Tina Cleary for coming to run acting workshops for 36 of our students on Sunday 10 June. The girls had a fantastic time and learnt lots of new skills. A great initiative by Heads of Drama Abbie George and Thomasin McKenzie and something we hope to offer again in the future.

Needed for the Waihanga

We would love any of these items for our Waihanga space: corks, cardboard rolls/toilet rolls, ice cream containers. These can be left at the main reception – thank you.

MyMarsden Portal

You will have received an email from Marsden iCentre, asking you to update your login details.  We recommend that you follow the link and instructions, as soon as possible.  This account needs to be active, in order to view your daughter's report at the end of Term 2.

MASC Holiday Programme

We will be running a MASC holiday programme for Marsden students and their siblings in Years 1 - 8 from 23 July to 27 July.   The programme runs from 8.00am to 6.00pm    Morning tea and afternoon tea are provided but children need to bring their own lunch and a water bottle.   The holiday programme costs $55 per day per child.     We are currently compiling ideas for this programme to provide a different theme each day with loads of crafts and activities.   Please email Jo Sherlock if you would like to enrol your child.

Buddy Holly

Wellington College is performing ​​The Buddy Holly Story in the last week of Term 2, and three of our senior students are involved. Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Uniform Shop Hours – School Holidays

The Uniform shop will be open in the school holidays on Friday 27 July, 10am - 1pm.

Learn To Row Programme

The LTR programme is going to be slightly different this year compared to previous seasons. Please have a read of the information here and get in contact with Rachel if you have any questions! Taster sessions will be running throughout August so come down to the Wellington Rowing Club and see what rowing is all about! Dates will be confirmed towards the end of the July holidays and we hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Yoobee School of Design School Holiday Courses

The following courses are being offered at Yoobee in the July holidays. They are open to students from Year 9-13.

Digital Painting 16th-19th July, 9.00m-3.00pm $210
Editorial Graphic Design 9-11th July, 9.00am-3.00pm $210
Game Art &Development 9-12th July or 16th-19th July, 9.00am-3.00pm $280
Digital Illustration 9-10th July, 9.00am-3.00pm $140
Photography Techniques 10-13th July, 9.00am-3.00pm $280
Film Production 16-19th July, 9.00am-3.00pm $280
Introduction to InDesign 17-18th July, 9.00am-3.00pm $170
Digital Character Sculpting 11-13th July, 9.00am-3.00pm $210
3D Animation in Maya 17-19th July, 9.00am-3.00pm $210 

Marsden Friends of Football Movie Night

Marsden Friends of Football will be holding their Annual Fundraiser for Football.  We are excited to be hosting MAMMA MIA II at the Penthouse on Thursday 2 August ~ a perfect night out if you enjoy a feel-good movie, with great music and company.  For more information and to book your tickets please see here.