Kapi-Mana News : June 28th 2011
17 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 28, 2011 FROM THE PRINCIPAL: KIA ORA, KIA ORANA, MALO E LE LEI, TALOFA LAVA, FAKALOHA LAHI ATU, GREETINGS!!! MURRAY JOHN BLOXHAM IN THE PIPELINE Porirua College develops powerful learners who are willing and able to use this quality in the service of their communities News from PORIRUA COLLEGE Susanne Jungersen, Principal MORE SPORT AND THE ARTS It was with great sadness that PC was represented at Murray's funeral last week. Murray was an outstanding Head of the Art Department, and many ex-students have cause to celebrate his teaching and his in uence in their learning lives. We still have Murray's great practical work of art in pride of place in the school library. It will be in the new library too. Our thoughts are with the Bloxham family, but it was a good funeral; it felt imbued with the spirit of Bloxie and that we were all able to better understand a complex and greatly loved man by the end. l Polyfest: PC is hosting this year. Preparations are well underway for the competition taking place on Thursday, 11 August, at Te Rauparaha arena. We have nine cultural groups taking part. l Kapahaka: Our roopu is over 50 strong and aiming for the Regionals this year as well as Polyfest. Under the guidance of Conrad Noema and team this year. l Geography field trips: The levels 2 and 3 NCEA Geography field trips take place in the Franz Joseph Glacier this year. "Na te rourou, naku te rourou, ka ora te iwi -- with your contribution and mine we will succeed." AFTER DECADES THE BEARD TROPHY HAS COME BACK! Our 1st XV beat Mana College 15-5 in the recent Beard Trophy game. Since its inception the Beard Trophy has been a symbol of rugby supremacy for secondary schools' 1st XV in the Porirua Basin. During the mid 70's - mid 80's Porirua College held this trophy for several years. In 2005 Porirua College won and retained the trophy for one week then lost it to Bishop Viard. After this period the trophy was claimed many times by Mana, Aotea and Bishop Viard and it never came back. But now it has! We aim to keep it. l Camilla Time-Tautua made the New Zealand Under 17 Reps for Volleyball and will be travelling away with the squad to Adelaide in July. She is the only Wellington/Porirua resident in this squad and we believe the youngest. As a student who is representing New Zealand Camilla will now also have the opportunity to apply for the scholarship to study and play Volleyball in America. Camilla is fundraising but needs more sponsorship. If you would like to show your support for this young talented Volleyball player please contact Julie Richards -- 237 5465. l Franco Patu represents Samoa in the Oceania Championships for Javelin, which is being held in Samoa on 19 June. If he qualifies, Franco will be representing Samoa in the 2016 Olympics. Franco is also looking to compete in the South Pacific Games New Caledonia in August 2011, the Nationals in Wellington in December 2011 and the Junior World Championships in Canada in 2012. supporting TJ in his first role where he will play three different characters. l Radam McMahon is a NZ U17 Representative for Touch Rugby and his team is touring Australia in October as part of their tournament campaign. Radam has also been fundraising, but still requires sponsorship. If you would like to show your support for Radam please contact Rachel Falemaka -- 237 5465. l The Big Sing The 2011 Big Sing competition was held last week at the Wellington Town Hall for the Wellington Region aspect of the nationwide search to find the best secondary school choirs. All choirs are expected to perform three songs, one of a New Zealand or Pacific composition, one from the European/Western pre-1030 composition section and one of any style of music the choir chooses. Porirua College was awarded a special prize for one of the best performances of a New Zealand or Pasifika composition. This was a fantastic achievement for the choir with Head Girl Rosie Lameko conducting the work. Seanoa Faraimo was the opening soloist and the choir was accompanied by student Wayne La'ai. 3829449 l The PC rebuild: Is going well. The administration, music, performing arts, school hall and home economics buildings are going up quickly. This is due to be completed in October of this year. l TJ Misa landed the role he auditioned for in the Young and Hungry festival play Disorder performed by Wellington's professional theatre Bats. This play is on in July and the school will be Many thanks to Russell Potts/ Chainsawphotos for the fantastic action shots of our team. ENROLMENTS 2012: We are now accepting enrolments for 2012. In our enrolment packs which are available in all our contributing schools, we provide information about the enrolment zone. We intend to hold an OPEN DAY after the rebuild of the old North block later this year and invites will be sent out at that time. ERO: We had another good ERO report this year -- it can be viewed on the ERO website -- www.ero.govt.nz. We are in the three-year cycle of reviews and well pleased with the report, showing us to be a good, solid school in all important areas.
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