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Year 13 Production

Caryl Churchill’s masterpiece is a selection of mostly unrelated scenes which explore the ideas of love and information in a montage of humour, curiosity and poignancy. The Year 13 production is always exceptional – see you there!

Year 13 Production

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Te Kahu Rolleston Spoken Word Poet 150 150 admin

Te Kahu Rolleston Spoken Word Poet

An exceptional performance from Te Kahu and 👏 to our students who shared their voices (some pictured here!) Thanks to Te Kahu for also running a workshop – voices being heard!

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Pasifika Young Leaders

Congratulations to all of our Pasifika Young Leaders recognised in assemblies and community events this week!

Pasifika Young Leaders

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Year 11 Te Reo Māori visit to Unitec Marae 150 150 admin

Year 11 Te Reo Māori visit to Unitec Marae

Some of our Year 11 Te Reo Māori class along with Mr Syme spent the morning out at Unitec Marae as part of a manaaki whenua (working bee).

They were able to learn about tikanga pā harakeke (sustainable environmental practices) and how to help take care of our natural resources and wāhi tapu (sacred sites).

Ka mau te wehi!

Some of our Year 11 Te Reo Māori class along with Mr Syme spent the morning out at Unitec Marae as part of a manaaki whenua (working bee).

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Joseph Parker drops in to school 150 150 admin

Joseph Parker drops in to school

Pathways Class

The power of the written word! The Pathways class welcomed Joseph Parker today, who came to visit in response to their letter writing.

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Year level assemblies

  • Year 9 assembly Thursday 23rd
  • Year 10 assembly Friday 24th

Year level assemblies

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Salvation Army Can Drive 150 150 admin

Salvation Army Can Drive

At the end of the term, the Roskill whānau donated over 300 cans to the Salvation Army as part of the Can Drive project. The aim of this Drive was to give back and support our community in this tough time.

Many families have been heavily affected by COVID 19 and now rely on food parcels from the Salvation Army.

As a Roskill whānau, we wanted to do our part to support them so over the final weeks of Term 2 we put out a call for donations. We want to thank those students, teachers and families who donated cans, for their generosity.

The crew at the Salvation Army was so grateful for the cans donated by MRGS and let us know that the cans will bless so many families!

Chloe Vos

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The Roskill Cup – Debating Tournament 150 150 Simon Whitlock

The Roskill Cup – Debating Tournament

During the term break between terms 2&3, the Mt Roskill Grammar School Phoenixes hosted ‘The Roskill Cup’ two day open tournament for Roskill debaters. The tournament was open to students of all year levels and experience.
All debates were “limited prep” debates with only thirty minutes allowed for preparation. Nine teams competed on the first day, with the best four teams qualifying for the finals on day two. Due to draw strength team LTZ (Laurentiu Teca, Tisha Wadhwa and Zach Alajas) and team Pickles and Mayonnaise (Sneha Bhati, Nicole Sue and Mahreen Dossa) missed out on breaking into the finals. The finalists are listed below:

In the semi-finals on Day 2, debating the motion “This house prefers a world where marriage doesn’t exist”, The Premiers successfully negated against the The Debatey Baiters, and The Golden Trio successfully affirmed the motion against The Three Wheels.

In the grand final, debating the motion “This House World require employers to interview candidates in a way that conceals appearance, gender, ethnicity, and age”, The Golden Trio successfully negated the motion in a 4-1 judges split to be crowned the inaugural Roskill Cup champions.

Top speaker awards (average speaker scores throughout the preliminary rounds):

1. Hannah Armstrong 74.5

2. Nesil Satani 73.75

3. Simar Bains 72.5

4. Lydias Yong and Karen Wang 72.33

5. Sonam Bagwe 71.5.

Congratulations to The Golden Trio (Simar Bains, Nesil Satani, Hannah Armstrong), first ever winners of The Roskill Cup!

A big thank you to our adjudicators, draw creators and scorers:
– Roskill alumni Anotidaishe Michael Chitando, Vinodhini Murali, Maitreyi Chakrapani
– current students Mohamed Ihsanullah (P A), Huthaifa Ibrahim.

A huge thank you also to Mr Singh for taking the debating Phoenix’s to new heights!

Spoken Word Competition 150 150 Simon Whitlock

Spoken Word Competition

MRGS competed in the Auckland Spoken Word Competition, with the Advanced Team qualifying for the semi-finals.

Advanced Team: Joshlyn Iyekekpolo, Sarah Shawish, Fatema Al-Ali, Fateecka Farook.

Junior Team: Mary Vao, Preenal Kumar, Hadia Rehman, Layba Zubair

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