SGCNZ UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO SHEILAH WINN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL – WESLEY COLLEGE RECEIVES AWARDS

Wesley College Year 12 and 13 Drama students entered the Auckland South and East SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. Each year, SGCNZ holds 24 festivals nationwide, in which secondary-age students from 11-19 years old, perform 5 and 15 minute scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, set in any time, place, dress-though definitely in Shakespeare’s words.

Our Year 12’s performed a 5 minute scene from Romeo and Juliet, while the Year 13’s performed a 15 minute scene from the same play. The Year 13’s production differed in that their scene was performed in both English and Tongan. The students translated sections of Shakespeare’s words with the support of Mr Siosiua Tu’uhoko Pole, the HOD of Maths. The bilingual approach was an extra challenge on top of learning Shakespeare’s language, selecting excerpts that felt appropriate to perform in Tongan, and especially for the students, ensuring that their Tongan was correct.

Other Auckland South and East schools included Baradene, Botany, Howick and Macleans.

Wesley College received three awards.

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Sione Teutau was awarded the Auckland South and East SGCNZ Best Actor award. This award gives him direct entry to the SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production. 46 Students chosen from around the country spend one week in Wellington participating in workshops with high calibre tutors, and then rehearsing for a Shakespeare play which is performed to the public. From the 46 students, 24 are selected for the SGCNZ young Shakespeare Company. The company travels to London where they participate in workshops and perform a scene in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

We are extremely proud of our student’s work, especially as this was produced three weeks into term 2, post lock down. Students were practicing and rehearsing their lines while in lock down. We even held Zoom rehearsals!

We send our congratulations to the Teutau family for Sione’s special award and selection for the SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production.

http://www.sgcnz.org.nz/programmes/sgcnz-university-of-otago-sheilah-winn-shakespeare-festival

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Desiree Pole, Wesley College Dance and Drama.

 

ACADEMIC MENTORING CONFERENCES – FRIDAY, 3RD JULY 2020

Academic Mentoring Conferences – Friday, 3rd July 2020 – 9.20am – 3.20pm.

A 20 minute 3-way conference interview process with your son/daughter, their Academic Mentor and yourself.
(Correspondence sent out to parents/caregivers 9th June 2020).

To make a booking logIn to School Point using your Username and Password: https://wesley.schoolpoint.co.nz

Once the conference has finished you may take your son/daughter home.

 

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – ALERT LEVEL 1

Dear Parents and Caregivers

I am sure you were as pleased as I was to hear the Prime Minister’s announcement about moving to Alert Level 1. For us, there will be no major changes to what we are doing and our school continues to be safe to attend, including any staff and children who are considered more vulnerable to COVID. We have a good cleaning routine in place, people who are sick are staying at home and we continue to encourage good hygiene practices.

What is changing is we can now look forward to inter-school and community sport, cultural events and performances and to welcoming all of our school community on site for these activities. A number of field trips and other excursions can also now be planned safely.

A reminder for the Student Led Conferences that will take place on the last Friday of this term. This is a chance for you to meet your son/daughter’s Academic Mentor, and see how they are progressing academically this year. Details will be out shortly.

We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Ngā mihi nui

Dr Brian Evans
ONZM
BA, Dip Tch, MEd, PhD
Principal

2020 NCEA INFORMATION & NCEA UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

NCEA INFORMATION

The following changes are being made to NCEA and University Entrance (UE)
requirements for this year:
–  Students working towards an NCEA can gain additional credits, based on the
number of credits they achieve during the 2020 school year……

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NCEA AND UNIVERSITY (UE) 2020 COVID-19 RESPONSE

NZQA knows that it was hard for students during the lockdown and that some assessments couldn’t happen. These changes are to help you gain the qualification you were aiming to achieve this year……

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