On Wednesday our Kapa Haka students travelled to Invercargill to perform at the Polyfest. Polyfest is a showcase of cultural performances from Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary School students. The 2019 Polyfest theme was the year of ‘Master Class’. This was selected to help celebrate the 10th year Anniversary of the Polyfest celebrations.
Mā mua ka kite a muri, mā muri ka ora a mua.
Those who lead give sight to those who follow, those who follow give life to those who lead.
Well done to all our wonderful students!
Please find the Bishop's Shield Programme supplied by Verdon College.
Congratulations to Bonnie Miler who is heading to the Tasmanian Open Dancesport Championships in Australia from the 8-13 August 2019. This event is one of the biggest in Australia and is an event where competitors from all over the world attend. All the very best Bonnie!
Monday, 29th July saw 10 dancers from St Peter’s College, travelling to Invercargill to take part in the DanceNZmade interschool workshops, performances and competition.
Leaving at 7.45am and returning at 9.45pm meant a very big day for the students who alternated between workshops in hiphop, jazz and musical theatre as well as performance rehearsals during the day and the Competition in the evening.
The DanceNZmade Interschool Dance Competition has been running for 10 years and it was exciting to see it being held in Invercargill for the first time. 10 Schools participated in the event and St Peter’s College and Central Southland College were the only 2 schools from outside of Invercargill to compete.
All 10 dancers enjoyed the variety of workshops and their performances at the end of the Concert gave a snapshot of all that they had learnt. Two of the International Students, Dada Chantaraviroj and Ophelia Nam didn’t compete but really enjoyed the dance workshops as their first taste of dance in New Zealand.
The Competition part of the event was held in the evening and St Peter’s College came away with some awesome results.
Year 13 Solo: 1st Lucy Swain, 2nd Maggie Nicholson
Year 7/8 Duo/Trio: 1st Mikaela McRae & Annie Moody
Year 11-13 Duo/Trio: 1st Lucy Swain, Trelise Wadsworth & Olivia Reihana (who had dispensation to join us from Gore High School)
Open Team: 1st Place “Ikonic” - Trelise Wadsworth, Maggie Nicholson, Grace Turipa, Abby Gutschlag and Somi Park.
“Ikonic” were also named the Overall Regional Champions.
Hopefully this event will return to Southland again next year and St Peter’s College can take an even bigger team to learn and compete.
Nikki Cunningham – Arts Co-ordinator
A huge congratulations to Mrs Viv Tamblyn (Teacher Aide) who once again had success at the Mataura Licensing Trust Hokonui Fashion Design Awards last weekend. Viv won the Carvin Streetwear Open Section and she also received a Merit in Mitchell MacKersy Natural Fibres section and was acknowledged for her great sense of style and creativity. To top off her night she also won the Heather Paterson QSM Memorial Trophy for Best Southland Designer. Well done Viv! We are also proud of first-time entries in the school sections, made by Chloe and Courtney Bond and Tayla McGuigan (Year 12). We also had amazing students Modelling at the Awards, Aimee Weller, Tayla McGuigan, Isabella Burns, Emily Moffat, Trelise Wadsworth, Lucy Swain and Tom Terry. Well done all, for your time, creativity and perseverance to make a great local event so successful. Let's not forget Lucy Swain who wowed the audience with her dance skills and former pupil, Katrina Bristow, singing “It’s all about the bass “ with her live instrumental backing trio.