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Yr10 Japanese Cooking

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.

Rupinder Kaur

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Where I’m At

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!

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EXCEL Concert

EXCEL is a tertiary institution ( 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.

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SUSO Solo Vocal Heats

Giving it their all, Isla Mayo and Yusuf Guessous compete in the Vocal Solo Heats of the STAND UP STAND OUT 2018 (SUSO) Competition.

SUSO is Auckland’s secondary schools’ premier music and dance competition. Students take to the stage to compete and win more than $6,000 in prizes. Open to a wide variety of music and dance genres and styles, the annual SUSO competition is a thrilling showcase of live performance and represents a stunning, positive expression of Auckland youth from all backgrounds.









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Boys Dance Project

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.

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NZDC Scholarships

‘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.

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Year 9 Japanese Sushi Making

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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