Congratulations

Adrian Olie (Year 8) travelled to Tonga to see his first cousin Ft Lutoviko Olie ordained on the 29th June - the ceremony was held at the Pea Catholic Church, Sangato Soane Papitaiso (St John Baptist) as a special celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Catholic faith in Tonga by Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi. (July 2017)

Kalala Smith and Sela Lesi (both Year 10) represented Auckland in the Adidas DFY Auckland Touch Rugby Tournament. (July 2017)

Noah Vilisoni-Heather (Year 12) attended the Commonwealth Youth Games 2017 in the Bahamas alongside athletes from over 70 countries.  Noah represented the Cook Islands in Swimming - he swam three events - 50m fly, 100m free and 50m free - achieving two personal bets. (July 2017)

Andrew Tate (Year 10) recently competed in the GKR Karate Auckland Round 2 Regionals performing kata saifa (set pattern of movements) and kumite (controlled sparring) and gained Gold for both events. (July 2017)

Kasi, Ester and Jasmine (all Year 12) competed in the Y Factor talent quest under the name STB (Seek The Best), they performed 3 songs and placed first against 11 other acts. (July 2017)

Gabriel Godinet (Year 12) travelled to Canada and the US to take part in the 2017 Hyack International Parade with the NZ Cadet Forces as part of the NZ/Canada Exchange Programme. (June 2017)

Mrs Raewyn Towes, our Head of Mathematics, graduated with a Master of Educational Leadership (1st Class Honours). (May 2017)

Mr David Ryan and Mr Jim Stretton, our Sports Coordinators, both graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English. (May 2017)

Simran Kumar (Year 10) has been selected to represent ITFNZ as a member of the NZ National Team for Taekwon-Do.  Simran will be travelling to Dublin, Ireland to compete for NZ in October at the 2017 ITF World Championships - she will be competing in the Junior Female 1st Dan Patterns and Junior Female 45kg Sparring events. (May 2017)

Culistopher Petelo (Year 10) performed at the Mangere Arts Centre in the production Mirror Mirror from the 21st-28th April.

Tyler Betham-Spencer (Year 8) competed in the NZ Karate Central North Island Regionals and won Gold in the 12-13 years male premier kata division. (April 2017)

Adam Niziol (Year 10) has won the Auckland Secondary Schools Archery as an Individual Compound Archer.  He placed 1st out of 28 other students from various Auckland Secondary Schools after weeks of competitive shooting. (April 2017)

Jose Miguel Benjamin (Year 12) has just returned from a trip to the Philippines where he participated in the National Basketball Training Centre (NBTC) National Finals at the Mall of Asia Arena.  Jose was playing in the Team NZ Camp David Basketball team.  They did not win in the tournament as they were put in the strongest Division.  It was a great experience for the NZ boys because they fought with the Inter-university champions FEU and Mapua Universities from the most popular UAAP and NCAA leagues respectively.  They also had games against Canada and Australia. (April 2017)

Vito Tevaga (Year 13) returned from Australia just over a week ago after attending the U18 SG Ball Parramatta Eels camp (NRL team).  He has been offered a contract to play with them, but is also tossing up between another 4-5 clubs who have also offered him contracts. (March 2017)

Congratulations to Emanuel Tuimavave-Gerrard (Year 12) who played at Tag Football National tournament a week ago, his team, the Central Knights, came first. (March 2017)

Congratulations to Eniselika Ali (Year 13 last year) who was the recipient of an ARA Art Award.  Here is Eniselika in front of her winning folio board (February 2017).

A huge congratulations to Arche Pacaigue (Year 13 in 2016) who has been awarded a scholarship in Design & Visual Communication (DVC) and to Ms Parkinson as his teacher mentor - a fantastic effort by you both (February 2017)

Congratulations to the students who earned endorsements on their NCEA certificates at their 2016 levels of study.  They can be immensely proud of their superior achievements – at Level 1 81% passed; Level 2 94% passed; and Level 3 80% passed:

Level 3 – Endorsed with ExcellenceDivnil Achary, Amber Alfonso, Shenade Choy, Clio Exconde, Krystelle Fernandes, Gordon Fraser, Mark Infante, Patricia Jordan, Celine Malaluan, Richard Somostrada

Level 3 – Endorsed with Merit:  Caroline Akeli-Tunai, Cassandra Biano, Climson Buking, Shaira Calder, Tara Evile, Nicholas Flaherty, Jenna Fruean, Danielle Laulu, Jeanil Lopez, Luis Merchant, Arche Pacaigue, William Sangster, Amellia Toala, Nat Turner, Medusha Umaria

Level 2 – Endorsed with ExcellenceMary Aguilar, Leandra Augustin, Seadon D’Silva, Cesar Estoconing, Ivan Evangelista, Leon Lobo, Deborah Luton, Erika Menezes, Patrick Puru, Isaac Rebello, Aidan-Paul Samasoni-Tukuitonga, Martin Tiangco

Level 2 – Endorsed with MeritTrizhel Amon, Gadesvy Andrades, Nikko Eichler, Jenney Guo, Gabriel Johnson, Michael Kelemete, Judit Mathew, Ivan Parejas, Amelia Paunga, Brandon Peters, Joelle Reid, Daniel Soriano, Malia Tongia, Emmanuel Tuimalealiifano, Seteone Tuli, Edgar Varona

Level 1 – Endorsed with ExcellenceWilliam Austin, Daniel Balmes, Miguel Benjamin, Louis Bucu, Krystelle Buking, Precious Calder, Carlo Carbonilla, Jacob Dela Rosa, Halamehi Malupo, Soana Motuhifonua, Dylan Nagpal, Joshua Posadas, Seena Sebastian, Patrick Somostrada

Level 1 – Endorsed with MeritNive Ah Wa, Arielle Bautista, Hannah Best, Brittany Elphick, Kim Ferrao, Meesha Flavell, Aira Gaerlan, Reitz Garcia, Jasmine Lauaki, Emma Laulu, Agape Leituala, Jessica Lim, Jaime’e Maoe, Victor Nofoa, Arby Pagalunan, Star Eve Posa, Edrick Ramos, Jasaac Sam Ling, Amitoj Singh, Melissa Stowers, Penisuiti Tata, Robert Tate, Luke Tennent, Jasmine Trubuhovich, Kasi Valu, Noah Vilisoni-Heather

Congratulations to Reina Bonaobra (Year 10) and Leon Lobo (Year 12) for being accepted into the Make A Difference Marine Hui in January, 2017.  The five-day camping event is organised by the Auckland City Council and is held on Motutapu Island. The camps programme is themed on the marine environment in the Hauraki Gulf. Reina is attending as a camper and Leon is returning to the camp as a senior leader. Well done to you both! (October 2016)

Congratulations to Vito Tevaga (Year 12) who is currently attending training camp with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Australia. (September 2016)

Congratulations to Isabella Gray (Year 8), Dorhys George (Year 9) and Tatijana Mahoni (Year 10) who all travelled to Rotorua for the Champion of Champions Netball competition in September.  Isabella plays for the Mangere Bridge Vipers Junior team, Dorhys plays for the Hawks and Tatijana plays for the Mangere Bridge Vipers College team.  The competition is made up of New Zealand and Australian teams – Isabella’s team placed 4th in her division and Tatijana placed 3rd overall in hers.

Congratulations to Joseph Feau (Year 13) who entered the Solo Vocal heats for the annual Stand Up Stand Out competition and progressed to the semi-finals of the Solo Vocal heats of the Stand Up Stand Out competition! Joseph was one of five finalists chosen from a pool of 21 who will perform at the Grand Finals at the Vodafone Events Centre on Friday 26th August. Mihi nui, Joseph!  Joseph was also interviewed on Flava FM on Tuesday 23rd August - see the link on our Facebook page.

Congratulations to Yoba Ezekiela and Soane Latu (both Year 13’s) who have been selected for the Auckland Under 18 Divisional Rugby Squad.   They've been amazing on the field this season and begin training on Sunday 7th August.