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Date: 14 November 2022



Senior Awards Ceremony 2022

The highlight of the school year for many is the Senior Awards Ceremony, which is a formal celebration of the outstanding achievements of so many of our students. This year for the first time the ceremony was held in our spectacular new sports center, which enabled many more of our students and whanau to attend this moving ceremony and to appreciate this wonderful space.

Thanks to our tauira Māori and in particular Mose Bourne for the opening Himene, Karakia, Mihi and Waiata Tautoko, which beautifully began the ceremony.

Principal Deidre Shea, addressed the students for a final time at a Senior Awards Ceremony. She congratulated especially the Year 13 students who have shown great courage and resilience in dealing with change that has been constant in the last three years. Ms Shea’s advice to students is to be yourself, to be confident in who you are, to back yourself to always do what is right and to connect with others so you are not working in isolation. Ms Shea’s full address is published on this website.

The awards ceremony was enriched by stunning student performances, from rousing Haka to the haunting performance of  Billie Eilish ’Lovely’ by Peter Muller on Piano and Aria van Dolleweerd and Nathan Tan on vocals. Laila Fakalata sang Ray Charles’ “Georgia on my Mind”, which was extraordinary. Level 2 and 3 Dance students danced to ‘Te Malu’ by Te Vaka, while Timena Moenoa, Sauilepo Falesii and Faaiuga Tulia, performed ‘Manuia Lou Fa’amoemoe” with grace and beauty.

Many talented and hardworking students were recognised for their achievements in three categories; academic excellence, outstanding effort and service to the school. Congratulations to all award winners.

 A huge thank you must be made to all those individuals, groups and institutions who continue to support our young people by providing the many scholarships that we are able to award to deserving students to help them continue with tertiary study. We are very humbled by and grateful for your ongoing support of our students.

We would especially like to acknowledge the following award winners:

 Jubilee Cup                                     Oliva Bush                           

Humanitarian Award                        Timena Veni Moenoa                

Dennie Walls Endeavour Cup          John Tuitavake

The People’s Choice Award             ‘Uluaki Fulivai  Kavelata   

Dux Ludorum                                    Ben Webb

Year 13 Outstanding Academic Achievers who have demonstrated through their current confirmed results that they are in the running for two prestigious awards, Dux Litterarum and Proxime Accessit:

Susannah Belton, Olivia Bush, Tamsyn Laird, Camryn Lowe, Paige Mitchell, Roma Nasser, Divshay Ram, Sophie Roberts and Jasmin Son.

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