Busy Holidays for College

May 05, 2014 at 12:17 PM

While most students and staff were enjoying a well-earned and relaxing holiday break, life at the College certainly did not slow down after the last day of term. The cast and crew of our Middle School production, ‘Oliver’ have been working hard rehearsing for its opening on 14 May, and many of our sporting codes have been busy attending development camps and competing in pre-season games. The College was represented by staff member, Mr Mark Robinson, on a World Vision trip to Malawi and senior students studying Digital Technology travelled to the United States on a field trip. 

Middle School Production - 'Oliver' 
Rehearsals are at full steam for our fantastic College Middle School Production of Oliver as it prepares to open its doors on Wednesday, 14 May. Leading the production is Ben Buttle, who plays the innocent orphan Oliver with Sid Chand cast as the conniving Fagin and Jaymee Brearly performing as Nancy. The production involves many of our Middle School students playing a part both on and off the stage, and tickets are on sale now at:
Don’t miss a fantastic evening of entertainment for the whole family!

Service Trip to Malawi
Our Service Coordinator, Mr Mark Robinson, who co-ordinates the many and varied service activities at the College, travelled to Malawi with World Vision as part of a development trip to identify community to community partnership opportunities for the College. Mr Robinson’s successful trip saw him gain first hand insight and local understanding to help determine how Saint Kentigern can best develop a programme that provides financial aid.

Digital Technologies USA Tour 2014
Also travelling abroad was the Digital Technologies USA Tour 2014 headed by Teacher in Charge, Mr Dominic Mooney. The senior students spent two weeks touring the city of Los Angeles and the Silicon Valley region in San Francisco that included visits to the headquarters of global digital powerhouses Google, Yahoo and Apple.

On the sports front, training and development of athletic skills, confidence and teamwork are at the fore while the teams prepare for their busy and competitive season ahead. The Waterpolo Boys Premier team played well in Division 1 of Nationals in Wellington with the Girls’ Premier team placing 3rd in Division 2 in Hamilton. The 1st XV Rugby team attended a development camp, winning their pre-season game against St Patrick’s College, Silverstream 30/24. The 2nd XV and U15 Rugby teams also attended development camps over the holidays, both playing and winning against Wesley College. Our Cycling teams participated in a camp and our Yachting team came 7th in Nationals. Our College Premier Netball team were successful in beating Auckland Girls’ Grammar School in a pre-season match, and also attended their training camp on Waiheke Island over the holiday break. Hockey and Basketball have also been involved in their own pre-season games and camps, with a big turnout for Basketball’s whole programme on their development camp.

We offer our sincere thanks to so many staff who made their holiday time available for so many activities.

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