Waitakere College : Waitakere College Yearbook Sample 2018
WAITAKERECOLLEGE2017 34 Languages 2017 was the year Waitakere College students showed the rest of NZ that a small secondary school can still beat the big guys! The Language Perfect World Series in Term 2 and the NZ Championship in Term 3 results were astounding. The junior students, especially our Year 9s, showed that consistency and repetition are keys to learning language. Many of you also tried new languages like Indonesian, German and Arabic. Learning a language is much easier today and the proof is in the stats! Food is still our favourite way to bring all our cultures together. We hope you had a chance to eat Ms. Embleton’s Chinese Dumpling, try the wonderful Samoan lunches from Ms. Tausa, Ms. Itamua, Ms. Passi or my French crêpes made this year by our Year 10 French class. Our Senior AP Programme students deserve congratulations. Language Perfect Championships • 27th out of 68 schools in NZ competing in the World Championship; 107th out of 1302 schools globally • 36th for Samoan out of 470 schools • 17th for Indonesian out of 98 schools • 1st overall in Arabic out of 73 schools • 10th overall in French out of 274 schools • 4th overall in the 101–250 students category out of 167 schools Top 5 students For the Language Perfect World Competition: Russle La Morena; Chantelle Ridling; Jossiewera Nifo; Samantha Watson; Abigail Foster Top 5 Students in the NZ LP Competition: Russle La Morena; Chantelle Ridling; Dennis Haluska; Jossiewera Nifo; Riza Abellera Dance Dance continues to be a popular and busy subject at Waitakere College. This year the department has provided many opportunities for students to perform outside the classroom to show off their skills to the wider community. Earlier in the year we had our showcase “Night of Dance” where our dancers had the opportunity to share their performances to friends and family. Our dance students have also taken part in a variety of competitions including Gen-X, Stand Up Stand Out and a variety of dance battle events. Well done to everyone who has worked to hard in this subject and developed their skills over the years. Tu meke! Drama 2017 has been a fantastic year for the Drama department. Junior classes have explored topics from stage combat to New Zealand. A highlight for the junior classes was when the 9PFA students performed a pantomime production of Peter Pan for all the students and staff of Pomaria Primary School. The senior classes have also been exploring a range of topics this year. Some highlights include our senior productions of New Zealand play “Daughters of Heaven” and the Year 13 Devising Camp at the Karangahake Gorge. A large number of our Drama students were also involved in our school production of “Back to the ’80s”. Overall, it has been a busy, fun year full of learning and performing!
Waitakere College Prospectus 2018