35 Year 12 and 13 students spent the last week of Term 1 and the school holidays cramming in as much culture, history, sightseeing, fun and gelato as they could during the third Humanities Trip to the U.K. and Europe. Photos can be found here and the travel blog here.
Rock of Ages
This year's production of Rock of Ages transported audiences to the epicentre of the hair-metal movement: Sunset Blvd in the 1980s. Replete with foot stompin' rockers and a power ballad around every corner, this was a feel-good ode to a bygone era. Once again a mammoth undertaking by staff and students to produce a spectacular show that ranks as one of our best. Publicity stills here.
The annual Senior Ball, a highly anticipated milestone on the school calendar, once again proved to be a fabulous night out at the stunning Te Papa venue. Go here to relive all the amazing outfits, the dancing, fun and, of course, the photobooth.
It was with great pride and pomp that the Newlands College sports turf was officially opened this term by mayor, Justin Lester. This project, 2 years in the making will be a massive boon to both the school and the Newlands community with over 100 games of netball scheduled to be played on the turf on weekends and night games also on the cards once the lights are installed.
The second year of our student directed learning initiative involved two days off the normal school timetable in Term 2. Students tackled everything from baking food for fundraising, making films, developing a fitness website, science demonstrations for primary school students, creating a radio station and so many more. The second day finished in rocking style with a performance of original tunes from Smokefree Rockquest finalists "Master Plan".