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The Junior Arts Festival 2018 Friday 16th November – next week! Showing: 3.30pm and 5.30pm TAPAC Theatre and Foyer - Western Springs College Students, families, friends and staff are invited…

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WSC-NPoW – Collections – Senior Dance Showcase 2018

Don't miss this! Make sure you get along to see the Western Springs College – Ngā Puna o Waiōrea - Senior Dance Showcase. Collections. Wednesday 26th September, 3.30pm and 7pm. Thursday…

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ARTS

  Term 3 is abuzz with final showcases of senior work in dance, drama and music. Art rooms and digital suites are a hive of activity as senior students begin…

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Beauty and the Beast

2–19 October It’s a clever and colourful re-telling of a classic - Beauty & the Beast as you’ve never seen before!  TAPAC is teaming up with The Stage Company to present…

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13Dance present ‘Reflections’ – A Response to WWI – Showing next week at TAPAC

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Arts

Drama productions have been in full swing! Following on from Y13 production of Animal Farm at the end of last term we’ve recently seen the end of production season with…

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  Term 2 has been action packed with the school production, class productions, trips and showcases. Staff and students have worked tirelessly to promote work done in and outside of…

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Library Commission – 2018

Library Commission – 2018

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, HOW AND LEAST IMPORTANTLY WHY? By Oscar Perress Furness-Wills – Y13 2017 This work is based on the general work of novelist Franz Kafka, as well as his…

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ROCKQUEST this weekend!

Six of our young women will represent WSC - NPoW at Rockquest this weekend. Saturday 7pm-10pm : Violet Elliott, Pip Owles and Hanah Tayeb play 2 originals in the regional finals; their…

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Arts News

Arts News

Our theatre extravaganza The Addams Family – A New Musical has just concluded at TAPAC Theatre and what an incredible show it was! The Addams Family had sold-out audiences coming…

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Dance Students ‘On Tour’

Dance Students ‘On Tour’

Year 12 and 13 Dance students at YouDance, the Auckland secondary school dance festival, L-R: Huiarangi Te Kare, Malcolm Williams, Christophe Bate, Harmony Walker Takai, Georgia Menhennet, Kalea Tairi, Jae Lee…

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Spectacular Theatre!

Well what a whirlwind start to term two! The Year 12 students kicked off in weeks 1 and 2 with a brilliant interpretation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' The four…

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The Addams Family – A New Musical – Production Photography

The Addams Family – A New Musical – Production Photography

Spectacular Theatre! 'The Addams Family.' Where to begin? What a superb piece of musical theatre. The ensemble work, directed by Cherie Moore was exceptional across both casts. The band, led…

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Greetings from the Visual Art Department

Greetings from the Visual Art Department

It's week three and we have definitely hit the ground running this term.  The relative ‘busy’ness in the department is evident with the various Senior internal grades starting to be…

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Year 11 Trip to Hear APO

Each year the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) presents a Discovery Concert especially for secondary school students. This year we took 46 WSC students to experience this performance in our wonderful…

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Midsummer Magic!

Midsummer Magic!

Another busy month in Drama with the year 12 students having completed eight performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream over two weeks. The style was 'future punk' which really suited the whacky,…

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The Addams Family Musical

The Addams Family Musical

  Western Springs College presents ‘The Addams Family’ - a spectacular musical comedy from the writers of the multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY…

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Art News – April

Art News – April

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…

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VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

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…

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DRAMA

DRAMA

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…

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MEDIA

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…

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DANCE

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…

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Art News

Recently I attended a panel discussion about 'Why Art Matters' at the Wallace Arts Trust. Whilst listening I couldn't help but think we are lucky to be where we are…

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MUSIC

Music News Busy and noisy - that's us at the moment! ...and most of the time really... All itinerant music lessons are well underway. Students are reminded that they must…

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MEDIA

What’s happening in Media! Hi we’re Victor Saussey and Archie Lee-Cooper and we’re the Media Leaders for this year! We both have an avid passion for film and filmmaking and…

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ARTS LEADERS

ARTS LEADERS

Introducing the Arts Leaders 2018 “Kia ora koutou katoa o Ngā Puna o Waiōrea, ko Ria Sionetali Rattray toku ingoa, and I am one of your three Arts Committee Leaders…

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DANCE

DANCE

Dance Class Trips! Twenty students from Year 11, 12 and 13 Dance at the Aotea Centre for the performance of Akram Khan's Giselle by the English National Ballet. It was…

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Y13 ART&ART HISTORY TRIP – WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK

"All Y13 Art and Art History students - return permission and class release forms to your subject teachers for Wednesday am Top Art and Pah Homestead Exhibitions trip. Meet at…

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VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

Scholarship Success Extended Greetings to our new and returning students The department would like to acknowledge the outstanding results from 2017.  Not only did we surpass the national averages for…

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Art News

Welcome back to all students, parents and staff at Western Springs College – Ngā Puna o Waiōrea. Congratulations to the following 2017 L3 NZQA Scholarship Award recipients: Carla Harre Scholarship…

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DRAMA

Coming up in Drama Year 12 Drama are currently rehearsing for their performance standard and will present a future punk version of Shakespeare's ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’ in weeks one…

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DANCE

Two Dance trips to the Auckland Arts Festival in March! Firstly, congratulations to Carla Harre for receiving a Scholarship award in Dance 2017.  This is a tremendous achievement. Coming up…

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