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Outstanding Cultural Achievements

Rector's Comment // Friday 19 October 2018

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Congratulations to the following students on their respective successes:

Congratulations to Campbell Wilson (Year 11) on winning overall New Zealand Young Piper of the Year. He won the Under 21 Piobaireachd and March, Strathspey and Reel events to claim the title. Our Pipe Major, Louis Newman (Year 13), placed third in the Under 21 and B Grade March, Strathspey and Reel events, and also placed second in the B Grade Hornpipe and Jig event.



Green Grass, an incredible play, written and directed by Jackson Page (Year 13) won two prestigious awards at the national TheatreFest finals – Best Production of a New Zealand Play, and Emerging Distinctive Talent for Directing.

Meg Longley (Year 12) and Megan Blackwood (Year 13) were runners up in the New Zealand Schools’ British Parliamentary Championships in Auckland. There were 40 teams in attendance from around the country for the two-day tournament. Also competing and performing very well amongst a competition of extremely high-quality debaters were Andrew Garbett (Year 11) and Jake Newlands (Year 12).

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From Rector's Comment // Friday 19 October 2018