Rector's Comment // Friday 21 September 2018
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This year’s Film Fest was a huge success. The audience were ‘blown away’ with the opening musical number, which paid homage to the Oscar winning film La La Land. Our two presenters of the night, Leo Noordanus and Jackson Page (both Year 13), kept up with the Dance Revue crew as they sang and danced their way into the Theatre. Oliver Griffith Jones and Chino Barrett-Lovie (both Year 13) took out Best Film with their abstract sci-fi film Latitude, and Jenna Wells won Runner Up for Best Film with her coming-of-age film Unidentifiable.
Thanks to Benoit Wynn-Williams (Year 13), Oliver Griffith-Jones (Year 13), Mr Dave Jenson, Mr Simon Williams, Miss Sophie Wells, Miss Liz Gormack, and the Barrett-Lovie family for the use of their fabulous Chevy Impala on the night.
Click here to view the list of winners.
SECONDARY SCHOOLS’ ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL
The 2018 Christchurch Secondary Schools’ Orchestra Festival was held last Sunday at Christchurch Boys’ High School, with a Gala Concert following on the Monday evening. Orchestras performed a group of pieces to commentators, who prepared a report on the performance, and also ran a workshop after the performance where they addressed a variety of musical and technical matters in the pieces.
Congratulations to our orchestra leader Jin Ju (Victoria) Lee (Year 12), who received an award for outstanding leadership.
Many thanks to Mrs Jane Radford, Mr Alastair McGowan, Mr Aidan Smith, Mr Ian Thorpe and Mr Gerald Oliver for supporting the orchestra with their playing.
Our boys’ barbershop, Men in StAC, performed at the ‘Young Singers in Harmony’ finals held in Tauranga this week, performing Hello Mary Lou and Are You Lonesome Tonight. They placed sixth nationwide, performed superbly and were received well by the audience.
The final Sunday Solo Contest of the Winter Season was held on Sunday. It was very pleasing to see our Pipe Band members feature strongly in the prize lists.
Click here to view the results.
Our Middle Syndicate children, Years 4–6, took part in the Tūhono Kapa Haka Festival last night. Five other schools performed at St Andrew’s and our Kapa Haka team won all four awards, including the prestigious best Kapa Haka group. The children worked so hard leading up to the evening and were vibrant and skilful on stage. Good luck to our Senior Kapa Haka will perform at Hillview Christian School this evening.