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Boys Dance Project

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The Boys Dance Project are a group of Mount Roskill Grammar School boys who have a passion for dance. They train every Tuesday after school in a contemporary, hip hop and Pasifika fusion style. During term 2 they worked with Joash Fahitua and collaborated to create a piece that was performed at the MRGS Performing Arts showcase ‘Rua’. They will also be performing this dance in upcoming school assemblies. Each week this term, they will be creating and filming dance based challenges set by industry professionals and uploading them on our instagram account. Follow @mrgs_performing_arts to see The Boys Dance Project in action. If you would like to join the group come to the Performing Arts studio after school every Tuesday.

NZDC Scholarships

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‘Isope ‘Akau’ola and Mele Taumoeanga (from Level 2 Dance) were awarded scholarships to take part in The New Zealand Dance Company – Winter School. This involved a week long dance intensive in the second week of the holidays. They had technique classes with company members and choreographic workshops to create movement with other students. At the end of the week ‘Isope and Mele performed at The Auckland War Memorial Museum and Pah Homestead. Their performance was based on an exhibition at the museum called Are We There Yet? – Women and Equality and Aotearoa. We are very proud of ‘Isope and Mele for their success.

Year 9 Japanese Sushi Making

Year 9 Japanese Sushi Making 150 150 Simon Whitlock

On Monday 6th August for the first time, we invited the parents of Year 9 students of Japanese to a sushi making class. One mother was able to join the Y9 Sushi session with the students and this was much appreciated.
The rice and cut ingredients were already prepared. Each student made one roll of sushi with seaweed (Nori) and cut it into 7 to 8 pieces. They were all proud of the sushi they had made for themselves. Even though it was after lunchtime, they ate all of their tasty sushi.
Some students helped afterwards to wash the plates, bowls and sushi mats.
I really appreciated the parent help and look forward to doing this again with other classes and again inviting the parents.
Yukiko Kojima (Japanese Teacher)

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