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NIWA Auckland Science Fair 2018

We have 3 outstanding recognitions this year for The NIWA Auckland Science Fair 2018.

1st in Technology attached with Special Award
Arnav Kumar from Mr Presland’s Science class redesigned road humps that only react to over-speeding drivers! It’s called: SPEED TRAP
Arnav who also won 1st in Physics last year wants to acknowledge the invaluable help of his electronics teacher and the science dept. for this achievement.

3rd in Technology. Leon Nicholson from Mr Kwok’s 902 Science class
Titled: Ski Lodge Snow Melt System
Very Talented Student! Leon developed a programming code assisted with a network of sensors that efficiently remedy the snow built up the ski lodges. Deserving a higher placing, this project, but we will take the third!

Highly Commended for Human Behaviour Project
Karen Wang & Lydias Yong from Mr Webber’s 906 Science class
Yanny or Laurel? Older people hear Laurel and younger people hear Yanny? Or is it the headphones deafening them? Find out for yourself from their project..

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MAINZ Concert

On Thursday 30th of August, the Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ) performed a free lunchtime for the whole school. The students thoroughly enjoyed the show and danced and grooved in the Butler Hall.

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Stand Up Stand Out Success

Congratulations to Siraanika Govindu, ‘Isope ‘Akau’ola and Ella Mavaega for winning the dance category at Stand Up Stand Out. You all put in so much hard work and performed beautifully. We are so proud of you!

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MIXIT Dance Workshop

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.

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Ella Mavaega on NIU FM

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

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

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

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.

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Concert Band Success

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.

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Johanson’s Angels

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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