From the Principal

From the Principal
Last week we conducted our school tours as part of the annual enrolment process. Interest is high and numbers coming through on the tours have been far bigger than in previous years. Obviously the rate of progress on our new build is attracting attention, as well as the quality of education on offer here. A delightful email from one …

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Art News - April
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This term is ending with wonderful news from Drama who have recently performed at the Auckland West Regional University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. A huge congratulations to Alice Naish and Isobel Christie, both Y10, for winning the SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival – Best 5 minute, Student Directed scene for their direction and performance in …

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Dance opportunities for students (and whānau)

Chance to Dance Saturday 26 April, 10am-4pm, Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber A day of FREE dance classes for people of all ages taught at beginner level: Pacific dance, ballroom dance, hip hop, contemporary, Bollywood, musical theatre. New Zealand Dance Company Autumn Workshop 23 – 27 April (second week of holidays) NZDC is excited …

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Shakespeare Globe Centre of New Zealand, University of Otago, Sheilah Winn Festival

On Wednesday April 4, four groups performed at The West Auckland Regional Shakespeare Festival. All our performers were notable for the clarity they brought to the text and the precision in their performances. Felix Moores, Sian Azariah, Frankie Marbrook and Naimh Mayer performed as the lovers from A Midsummer …

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48 Hour Film Festival Update

Hey guys, not much news for media for the rest of the term, but there is the 48 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL next term. Entries are open 21st APRIL and the competition runs from 11th of May to the 13th. It’s great fun no matter what your skill level is. You can enter your own team …

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Greetings from the Visual Art Department

At the time of writing the juniors classes are busy finishing off the term with expressive paintings, sgrafitto works and printmaking. Check out Y6 and Y7 for a preview of their works as a number of these will feature in the Junior Arts Festival at the end of the year. The level 1 students …

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Rebuild Update
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It's great to see things inside the building compound areas are going up quickly. Foundations for the Waiorea build site and Main Block are well underway. We hosted tours last week for Western Springs staff to go inside the building compound areas to see for themselves the ongoing construction with our Primary Contractors, Downers. Our science …

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Sports Academy
What an action packed term it has been for our Sports Academy students!! The year 11 class has just completed their open waters PADI diving certificate with a couple of days up in the Bay of Islands. All the students had a great time and learnt some exceptional skills for the future. The senior class are heading to the Bay …

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Sports News
ATHLETICS :     CENTRAL ZONE The following students were selected to compete in the Central Zone athletics meeting. SNR GIRLS Taeao Mann Delamere - Triple Jump, Hammer Throw JNR GIRLS 200m: Kairirangi Edmonds, Bella Raynes & Tiana Suifua JNR BOYS 200m: Finn Bailey, Ji Hyoung Min & Shaan Vaidya INT GIRLS 200m: Ruby Wilson INT BOYS 200m: Jamie Daly-Jones, Hugo Helliher, …

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Tough game against Mt Roskill who coming into the game we knew very little about except that they have had two warm up games against two teams from the Top Premier Grade - Avondale and Pakuranga. Mt Roskill beat Avondale by 30pts and they beat Pakuranga by 20pts. The game was tight the whole way through. It could have gone …

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Student Exchange
Student Exchange has an exchange student, Anna Pagel, enrolled at Western Springs College. Our local coordinator informs us that she has really immersed herself in the school community and has made many friends. We are in the process of finding her a new host family locally so that she can remain in the community. Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd …

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Careers News
Kitiona Pasene, Otago University liaison officer, presenting to a group of Year 13 students last week in Waiora. Careers Website NEW!! WSC Careers Hub   The WSC Careers Department has just released the WSC Careers Hub. The Careers Hub is a website rich with content and resources carefully curated by the Careers team. It should be your go-to place for …

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Science News
Level 2 Environmental Sustainability The Level 2 Environmental Sustainability students braved the weather recently to replant the garden beds in the village green. We were inspired by Allen Gorthy from “For the Love of Bees”, who ran a workshop about biodynamic gardening. Oscar Perress Furness-Wills came too, to explain the social sustainability aspect of these gardens - both the beds …

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Graeme Moran - HOD History Europe trip! 2017 saw a combined History/Classical Studies trip to Europe. Staff in both departments, having recovered from the 2017 trip, are considering another foray to Europe in 2019. If there are any Year 11s or Year 12s in a history or classical studies class who would be interested in joining us on the 2019 …

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40 Hour Famine
This year the 40 Hour Famine is raising money for refugee children from South Sudan. Conflict, famine and drought have led thousands of South Sudanese children to flee their homes, many without their parents. Money raised will help ensure these kids have access to nutritious food, clean water, safe toilets, a place to live, and education and play in child friendly spaces. Famine …

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Western Springs College
100 Motions Rd, Western Springs,
Auckland 1022, New Zealand
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