Student Achievements 2022
Congratulations to Dashna who was awarded the AWLA (Auckland Women's Lawyers' Association) scholarship ($20,000). Only 2 of these scholarships are awarded so this is an amazing achievement!
Congratulations to Dallas Halavaka (10MBW) who, in term one, filmed a series, called 'Duckrockers' which will be released very soon.
From the South Pacific Pictures Website:
"From the makers of the smash hit film Sione’s Wedding comes a coming-of-age story to rock out to! Duckrockers follows seven young Pacific Islanders living in inner-city Auckland during the mid-1980’s. This comedy teen prequel to Sione’s Wedding sees the break-dancing boppers enjoy a last summer of fun before they become ‘real, actual men’ over eight half hour episodes. But growing up is hard to do and there are valuable lessons to learn, dance competitions to win and dreams to chase. After all… boys just want to have fun! So join the baddest bopping crew in Auckland for an irreverent yet respectful, funny and heart-warming dive back into our collective urban past. Two of New Zealand’s most experienced creators, James Griffin and Oscar Kightley, weave the stories of these Pasifika families and communities together with the beats and fashion of the eighties. Duckrockers 4 life!"
Through study in her own time and with the support of the Massey High Careers Dept she gained her learner licence. Congratulations Amy!
Contact Samoa at Careers P9 if you want support in gaining a learner licence.
|Jett Stephens, Carson Farley and Jack Tuthill- |
competed in the final Short Course round of the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro. The weather was terrible, it was raining with thunder and lightening and fog up in the hills. The tracks were slippery, with mud bogs and quagmires. There was very little traction to be had, but the boys did amazing. Unfortunately due to adverse weather and the fact that the trails where getting hammered, they cancelled the Long Course on Sunday, which meant that Adam McPhail couldn't complete
Jeremiah Ling - placed 2nd in the Oceania Karate Championship that was held in New Caledonia recently.
Allyah Leusogi-Ape - has been named in the Auckland based Northern Kāhu Women's Team. She is one of the youngest players in the squad.
|Aref Osman - Aref has been accepted into the 'Elaine P Snowden Astronomy School for 2022'. This programme only accepts 20 participants from across the country each year, and it is fully funded by a private sponsor to the programme. He will be staying in Christchurch at the University of Canterbury for 3 days and will also be staying in Tekapo for 2 nights to visit the Mt John Observatory. Aref stated, "I found out about this opportunity through my ESS and Physics teacher, Mrs Brock, whom I'm grateful for, for passing it on. Being passionate about physics and astronomy, applying wasn't a difficult decision to make. I'm delighted to have been successful in my application and I'm excited to see what it brings on!" Well done to Aref! We are very proud of your accomplishment!|
|Riki Taingahue: Riki represented Bethells Beach Surf Life Saving Patrol at North island Champs in IRB (inflatable rescue boat) racing in Waihi over the weekend. He placed placed third in single rescues, fourth in mass rescues and got through to the B final in assembly. (Image 2) Congratulations Riki!|
Cyntalia Schuster: Congratulations to Cyntalia Schuster (Year 11) who was named in the Auckland Samoan U15 team for the HoopNation Junior Showcase in Whanganui, New Zealand on April 27-30th 2022.
|Allyah Leusogi-Ape: who was named in the Auckland Samoan U17 team for the HoopNation Junior Showcase in Whanganui, New Zealand on April 27-30th 2022.|