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August 2018

MIXIT Dance Workshop

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A free dance workshop hosted by MIXIT, with international choreographer from Uganda, Antonio Bukhar took place recently.  The PFA department hosted this workshop in conjunction with MEAR – Middle Eastern African Refugee Awareness Week.  The students had a blast exploring a mix of dance hall, breaking, Afro-Fusion and contemporary choreography.

Ella Mavaega on NIU FM

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16 Aug on Niu FM – The Beat of the Pacific! The programme #NiuNights had Pacific youth joining daily in the Niu FM studio, sharing their music talents. MRGS’s Ella Mavaega sang live her original song “Fade Away” which has made the finals of Stand Up Stand Out 2018 in the dance category.

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Diversifire

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CONGRATULATIONS to MRGS Diversifire ‘Hip Hop’ crew who made it into the STAND UP STAND OUT (SUSO) finals. Isla Mayo, Sirannika Govindu and ‘Isope ‘Akau’ola lead this group and Jiordyn Hoeft contributed with choreography.

SUSO finals are 1st September at Vodafone Events Centre. Click here for more information.

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Fade Away

Fade Away 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Possibly one of the most beautiful moments in the STAND UP STAND OUT 2018 heats, this incredible performance by Fade Away (Siraanika Goovindu and ‘Isope ‘Akau’ola) dancing to an original song by Ella Mavaega from Mount Roskill Grammar School. Wish them luck as they perform this piece at the Stand Up Stand Out finals Saturday 1st September.

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KBB Music Festival Honours Orchestra

KBB Music Festival Honours Orchestra 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Congratulations to Rocky Parsons and Thea Dickson who represented our school in the KBB Music Festival Honours Orchestra at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell on 10 August. What a fantastic opportunity for our students to play such spectacular music under a professional conductor and with outstanding musicians from schools around Auckland.

Concert Band Success

Concert Band Success 150 150 Simon Whitlock

CONGRATULATIONS to the Concert Band who received a Bronze award for their performance at the KBB Music Festival last Thursday (16th August)! This is an outstanding achievement given the high standard of the competition and the fact that 11 of our 25 members are new this year and several have been playing their instruments for less than 2 years! Well done team, we are very proud of you.

Johanson’s Angels

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Johanson’s Angels (Ano Chitando, Carlton Varela, Ala Vailala, Ella Mavaega, Christy Varughese, and Ajit Franklin) performed at the semi finals of STAND UP STAND OUT Competition on Monday the 13th August. Very proud of the work they put into developing their music which resulted in an engaging performance that really connected with the audience!

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Yr10 Japanese Cooking

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Y 10 Cooking: Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savoury pancake)

As a part of the Year 10 Japanese curriculum, our class participated in making a popular Japanese dish, okonomiyaki. Our classmate Kevin brought his Mum, Mrs Wang, and his aunty to help out.  Okonomiyaki is a savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. Our version consisted of cabbage, flour, egg and squid. We added okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise, and enjoyed eating them.   The pancake was oishii (delicious). We had a lot of fun making it.

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Where I’m At

Where I’m At 150 150 Simon Whitlock

We’ve been working on a show which we are performing for the local intermediate school – some of you may have seen the preview we performed at RUA: A Showcase. We are excited to do a small informal showing of the whole show to family and friends on Wed 29th August. Put it in your calendars everyone!

EXCEL Concert

EXCEL Concert 150 150 Simon Whitlock

EXCEL is a tertiary institution (www.excel.ac.nz) based in Auckland. Since 1994 they have been committed to training and developing performing artists. Selected second year students from EXCEL tour around New Zealand as a practical component in their Certificate of Advanced Performance. On 7 Aug, EXCEL performed a lunchtime concert at MRGS titled “Is This Me?” The show looked at the common social media apps that tell stories about who we are, and asks, “Is This Me”? It was a rousing and educational concert enjoyed by all in Butler Hall.