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Congratulations to our junior learners who received awards at Junior Prizegiving this week in recognition of their efforts this year. Special mention goes to the following students:

M.A.D.D Junior Arts Award 

Music, Art, Dance, Drama

                     Outstanding contribution to the Arts – Henri Woodley

-The Christian-Slane Cup for Visual Arts: Awarded to the Yr 10 student who is already most clearly working at a senior standard – this year was received by Levi Adamson

-Dance Choreography Award: For open-mindedness, inquiry, risk-taking and originality in choreography –  this year was received by Angel Mendoza

– Michael’s Cup for Drama: For excellent contribution to the Drama Department – this year was received by Oscar Lyons

– Junior Music Award for Musicianship and contribution to Music in the school – this year was received by Oliver Burton & Zylah Vivace

Junior Arts Festival 2020


The absolutely outstanding work of our junior learners of Art, Dance, Drama, Media and Music was showcased in exhibition, on stage and in film at TAPAC Theatre last week for our annual Junior Arts Festival! This year the event was bigger than ever with TAPAC at capacity for the show and over forty watching via a theatre live stream in the foyer. Students presented outstanding creativity in such a difficult year with so many performances locked in as a tribute to hard-work and a real passion for the Arts.

Special thanks to the Parent Action Group for providing an incredible assortment of drinks and nibbles to mark the occasion. Thanks also to TAPAC and staff for support on the day and at all events throughout the year. Thank you to all teachers involved who worked tirelessly with preparation and set-up, with rehearsing juniors for the shows and even more so for your help with the afternoon performances. A special thank you to 9Art students for assisting front of house.

Enjoy the Junior Arts Festival photo-documentation and special thanks to Nina Gastreich Photography.

Thanks to all for the continued support this year. Have a wonderful, safe and happy holiday season.

arts@wsc.school.nz                                                                         Kirsty Britton – Arts Coordinator

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