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Skill building, creating, connecting, refining, rehearsing and much more!
It has been a busy term here at WSCW in all of the Arts learning spaces. This term has seen many performance  and assessment events for Music, Dance, Drama and Kapa Haka. The Visual Arts spaces are now home to many ākonga busily working to meet their folio deadlines. Seniors have been involved in derived grade exams and option selection decisions for 2023. Not to mention the many projects our keen creatives take on outside the classroom!

Take a bow Arts ākonga and kaiako for your dedication to your craft, creativity and continued resilence. May these holidays be replenishing and allow space for you to appreciate the mahi you have achieved this term. 

Term four…
In term four our seniors will complete the visual arts folios, sit external exams, perform in senior prize givings and for some of them say goodbye to WSCW and hello to the next chapter of life. 

Junior Arts Festival. Wednesday the 7th December. TAPAC theatre.  Show times TBC
As always, we will end the year with a celebration of the Arts at WSCW. If you are a junior student keen to take part in this event contact your Arts subject teachers. 

Samantha Wood Rawnsley – Arts Coordinator

 

Art News!

Extended Greetings 

Spring has clearly sprung – and it really is the busy end of the year when senior students are starting to ‘live’ in the Art rooms in a concerted effort to complete their folio work before the term four deadlines.  The Level 1 and 2 students should be on their final board and the Level 3 are close behind (although they have a later hand in time).  As part of a return to pre-covid events – we will also be showcasing work from the eleven senior classes next term with the Media and Technology departments  –  so it will be well worth popping your head in for a quick catch up with students who are creating authentic shifts in their critical and creative processes.

As a department we had been fielding a number of inquiries about Art courses as Y9-12 students consider their subject choices for 2023.  The coursebook information is clear and up to date – however if you require more specific course information, please contact
brittonk@wsc.school.nz re: Art Design/Junior Art
teleiaid@wsc.school.nz re: Art Photography
laital@wsc.school.nz re: Art Painting/Art History

We have had a number of students succeeding within the wider Arts communities and would like celebrate in their achievements.  Firstly we have two students who have secured the annual Pat Hanly Creativity Award, Y13 students Shay Patel and Sophia Collins who attended the gala event at the ACAG and received their award from the organisers and representative from the Hanly family.  We also have to acknowledge Y13 student Noah Grimer – who was selected by a panel to have his work ‘To wander’ showcased in the Wallace Arts Trust – Secondary School Art Awards Finalists’ Exhibition 5-30th October at Pah Homestead.  

Finally, a reminder that the Art rooms will be open in holidays on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday of the first week only between 10am-1pm.  Students are welcome to utilise the space and time to consolidate their external work and finish off internal standards. 

The following are important dates for handing in for the Level 1, 2 and 3;

LEVEL 1 boards due T4 Week 1 Friday 21st October
LEVEL 2&3 Photography and Art Design board files due T4 Week 2 Thursday 27th October
LEVEL 2 Painting boards due T4 Week 2 Friday 28th October
LEVEL 3 Painting boards due T4 Week 3 Wednesday 2nd November
ART/MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY Exhibition T4 Wednesday 2nd November 3.30-6.30 supported by PAG

(Senior student celebration to proceed Y13 Prizegiving)

Scholarship folios and workbooks due Tuesday 8th November
(last call for L3 folios as we need to weigh and pack boards before the courier arrives)                                                                                                                                                                                   

Ia Manuia
Lily Laita – HOD Art

In June of this year Charlie Hill and James Drake participated in The National Youth Theatre’s production, Oliver! This project commenced in 2021, navigated covid disruptions and came to the stage in June of 2022. Today I had the pleasure of sitting down with these two dedicated performers to share a little more about their experience. 

What role/ roles did you play?
 “ I played a house orphan and a posh person. I was part of the ensemble”. James
I played two roles. Noah Claypole, a speaking role and the knife grinder, a singing role and I was part of the ensemble”. Charlie

What did you enjoy most about performing in Oliver the musical?
“Getting to know the people and the structure of the show and also performing in the acts”. James
“Going up on stage. The frightening excitement is quite enjoyable” Charlie

What skills do you think you have developed during this time?
More vocal skills. Working with others. Listening skills. Time management. Commitment. Timing – when to come on stage, knowing the running order of the show”. James
“Confidence to perform in front of others. Built some bravery. This is my second full show. Over the two shows seasons I have learn a lot about ensemble skills” Charlie

Next up for these young performers….
I recently sat my tap exam and received highly commended. Next term I will be taking Dance as an option at school. James
Coming up I am performing in the next National Youth Theatre Company production, Wendy. Charlie

Do you have an experience you would like to share?
Are you taking up opportunities outside of the classroom in the Arts? Would you like to share this with our kura and wider community? Email Samantha Wood Rawnsley to set up a kōrero. rawnsleys@wsc.school.nz

 

Senior Careers assembly

We were delighted to welcome back 7 ex-students, mainly from 2020 and 2021. There was a mixture of Engineers, Medical students and Film-makers.  Despite Covid interruptions and usual academic challenges, these students’ journeys went very well and they shared a lot of useful insight into succeeding at Uni including the importance of clicking SUBMIT after completing an assignment!

Thanks to these wonderful ex WSCW students for giving up their time and sharing their insights – from left to right in above photo – Nathan Bell (UOA BEng Software BCom Mgmt), Lugman Al Sumaidal (UOA BEng – structural), Ana Downey (Otago Dentistry), Khushee Jain (UOA Medical School Year 3), Kate Hannay (Otago Medical school – Year 2), Grayson Schwalger UOA Medicine Yr 2), Archie Lee-Cooper (Screen Production Communications degree at AUT.

Thanks also to Andy Heathcote and Connor Green, our Year 13 Learning Leaders, who asked a variety of useful questions for an attentive audience!

SNR NETBALL DRAW TUESDAY 28TH JULY

SENIOR NETBALL DRAW TUESDAY 28th July 2020

7:00PM WSCWPREMS VS WAITAKERE COURT 3
6:00PM WSCWAIOREA KAREAREA VS HENDERSON COURT 6
5:00PM WSCW SNR GOLD VS GREEN BAY COURT 9
6:00pm WSCW SNR GREEN vs LYNFIELD COURT 10

VAN WILL LEAVE AT 4:00PM DOWN BY TE WHAKAMANU (OLD GYM) RETURN TIME TO BE CONFIRMED TUESDAY – NAMES TO KAU BEFORE INTERVAL TUESDAY – UP IN LEVEL 2 KAWAKAWA. NO NAME NO RIDE

SNR NETBALL DRAW TUESDAY 28TH JULY

SENIOR NETBALL DRAW TUESDAY 28th July 2020

7:00PM WSCWPREMS VS WAITAKERE COURT 3
6:00PM WSCWAIOREA KAREAREA VS HENDERSON COURT 6
5:00PM WSCW SNR GOLD VS GREEN BAY COURT 9
6:00pm WSCW SNR GREEN vs LYNFIELD COURT 10

VAN WILL LEAVE AT 4:00PM DOWN BY TE WHAKAMANU (OLD GYM) RETURN TIME TO BE CONFIRMED TUESDAY – NAMES TO KAU BEFORE INTERVAL TUESDAY – UP IN LEVEL 2 KAWAKAWA. NO NAME NO RIDE

School Ball assembly for those going to the ball

10.15am in the hall. This is when you will get your ball tickets as well.

School Ball assembly for those going to the ball

10.15am in the hall. This is when you will get your ball tickets as well.

Yr 13 Course Planning OTAGO UNI Wed 22 July 1-3pm in Morningside with Kitiona

This is a MUST ATTEND if intend to apply for Otago Uni , Halls of residence etc. Detailed course planning with Kitiona. You will not be able to do this on your own!!!! Please attend!!

Yr 13 Course Planning OTAGO UNI Wed 22 July 1-3pm in Morningside with Kitiona

This is a MUST ATTEND if intend to apply for Otago Uni , Halls of residence etc. Detailed course planning with Kitiona. You will not be able to do this on your own!!!! Please attend!!

Ball Tickets – Important

Please purchase your tickets this week.   Do not leave it to the last minute.

We need both payment and completed contract.  

If payment has been made electronically remember to bring your completed contract in.  No contract = no ticket.

If you are paying for your ticket by installments remember to bring your completed contract in.

 

Pyjama Day Thursday 2 July 2020

Wear your Pyjamas to the terraces for hot chocolates, a movie, and all snuggly warm things, to relax for the end of term.  BYO cups, blankets, and soft toys, and dress up!  There will be a competition for the best PJ’s and soft toy, with prizes to be won.  So come along!

SENIOR NETBALL TRIALS

SENIOR NETBALL TRAILS FOR 2020 SEASON BOTH FOR WAIOREA AND MAINSTREAM SCHOOL. AFTER SCHOOL ON MONDAY 2ND/ TUESDAY 3RD OF MARCH 2020. SIGN UP WITH KAU IN KAWAKAWA 2ND FLOOR (KHCL)

Otago University presents Wed March 4 1-1.45 in “Grey Lynn” on Level 1 KHLC pm in Grey Lynn KHLC Level 1

Every year several WSCNPOW leavers enrol at Otago to learn about Health Science (Entry to Dentistry and Medical careers), Law, Business, accommodation and more at Otago Uni. Come along and learn all about attending Otago University and the courses offered and Dunedin lifestyle. See if Otago is for you… (Note the Dunedin Tertiary Open Day is on 3-4 May)

Otago University presents Wed March 4 1-1.45 in “Grey Lynn” on Level 1 KHLC pm in Grey Lynn KHLC Level 1

Every year several WSCNPOW leavers enrol at Otago to learn about Health Science (Entry to Dentistry and Medical careers), Law, Business, accommodation and more at Otago Uni. Come along and learn all about attending Otago University and the courses offered and Dunedin lifestyle. See if Otago is for you… (Note the Dunedin Tertiary Open Day is on 3-4 May)

Otago University presents Wed March 4 1-1.45 in “Grey Lynn” on Level 1 KHLC pm in Grey Lynn KHLC Level 1

Every year several WSCNPOW leavers enrol at Otago to learn about Health Science (Entry to Dentistry and Medical careers), Law, Business, accommodation and more at Otago Uni. Come along and learn all about attending Otago University and the courses offered and Dunedin lifestyle. See if Otago is for you… (Note the Dunedin Tertiary Open Day is on 3-4 May)

WINTER SIGN-UPS

Winter sign-ups commence inside the old gym entrance from TUESDAY onwards ….

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