Junior Prizegiving 2014

This is a overview of the awards handed out to the Year 10s at Junior Prizegiving this year. Congratulations to all of those who were acknowledged that night. Note that most subject award 1st, 2nd, 3rd where appropriate, and for bigger subjects (like core subjects English and Maths etc) Academic Excellence is also awarded to the top 10 or so students.

Overall Academic Achievement – 1st in Y10:

This was shared between Stella Lu, Simon McSweeney-Harte, and Rachael Wilson.

Stella Lu

1st Art, 1st= Digital Technologies, 1st= Graphics, 1st Level 1 Music, Academic Excellence NCEA Level 1 Mathematics. She also receives the Arts Cup – Overall achievement across all spectrums of art, the Technology Cup, the Junior Gifted and Talented Education Trophy, the Joint Nulake Cup – for achievement and participation in mathematical pursuits – and received a Disctinction in the Australian Mathematics Competition.

Simon McSweeney-Harte

1st Social Studies, 2nd= German, 3rd NCEA Level 1 French, Academic Excellence Mathematics and NCEA Level 1 English. He receives the Social Studies Cup.

Rachael Wilson

1st= English, 1st Hard Materials Technology, 1st Mathematics, 3rd= Graphics, Academic Excellence Health and Physical Education. She is the joint recipient of the English Cup and the outright winner of the Mathematics Cup.

Overall Academic Achievement – Runner Up:

Lorraine Sevilla

1st Soft Materials Technology, 2nd= Science, 3rd Music, Academic Excellence Business Technology, English and Mathematics

Subject Cup Winners

Clarice du Toit

1st NCEA Level 1 French, 2nd= German, Academic Excellence Business Technology and Science. Winner of the Languages Cup

Danica Fontein

1st= English, 1st German, 2nd= Art, Academic Excellence Drama. Joint winner of the English Cup.

Audrey Martinez

1st= Business Technology, Academic Excellence English, Health and Physical Education. Joint winner of the Business Technology Cup.

Stefanija Palea’ae

1st= Business Technology, Academic Excellence English and Social Studies. Joint winner of the Business Technology Cup.

Tiarne Southon

1st= Business Technology, 2nd Japanese, 2nd Mathematics. Joint winner of the Business Technology Cup.

Liam Collins

1st= Health and Physical Education, Academic Excellence Social Studies. Winner of the PE Cup. 

Zara Dunlop-Storey

1st Science. Winner of the Science Cup.

Maori and Pasifika Awards

The Mana Pasifika Award and the Mauri Tū Tewha Tewha Award are awarded to the Junior Pasifika student and the Junior Maori student who have achieved the highest levels of Personal Excellence in both their academic studies and in their involvement in the  wider life of the College.

The Mana Pasifika Award – K’Shana Fa’amasino

1st= Food Technology. K’Shana took part in the 40 Hour Famine, is a member of the Girl’s Barbershop Group, is a member of the Junior Debating Team, performed in the One Act Play Festival, is a Form Class Representative on the School Council and represented Year 10 on the Komiti Pasifika. The award is presented as a piece of Samoan Tapa cloth and has at its centre the leaf of a Breadfruit tree –which matures into a beautiful, majestic and fruitful tree.

Mauri Tú Tewha Tewha Award – Chantel Gates

Academic Excellence Digital Technologies. Chantel participated in the 40 Hour Famine, was a House Representative on the School Council and performed in Spamalot. The awar is presented as a Tewha Tewha which has a carved shaft with a Greenstone blade. Our understanding is that these axes had many uses including crafting of canoes and tending vegetable gardens.

Service Awards

Robert’s Family Trophy – awarded for Service in the Junior School to Dylan Jones and Daphne Martinez. Both have been Form Representatives on the School Council and also represented Year 10 on the School Council and as members of the Junior Executive.

Dylan Jones

Academic Excellence Drama and Science

Daphne Martinez 

1st= Health and Physical Education, Academic Excellence Drama, English and Science. Joint winner of the PE Cup.

Academic Excellence

Germaine Ambray 2nd Music
Kiya Basabas 3rd= English
Connor Blackburn Academic Excellence Drama
Jordan Borchowsky 2nd Social Studies
Meg Burgess Academic Excellence Drama
Michael Chang 2nd= Art
Melissa Chu-Fong 1st= Graphics, Academic Excellence Science and Social Studies
Paige Cooke 2nd= Science
Emmerson Curd Academic Excellence Science
Matthew Dods Academic Excellence Business Technology
Paris Doran-Ward Academic Excellence Health and Physical Education
Charlotte Earle Academic Excellence Health and Physical Education
Jan Galera 1st= Food Technology, Academic Excellence Digital Technologies
Charlotte Gill Academic Excellence Food Technology
Thomas Horton Academic Excellence Social Studies
Neve Hunt 3rd Hard Materials Technology, Academic Excellence Food Technology
Lateefah Idris 2nd Soft Materials Technology
Donna Joseph Academic Excellence English
Simon Little 1st= Digital Technologies, 3rd= Health and Physical Education,  Academic Excellence Art and Drama
Hayley Luckin 2nd French
Zac Milne 1st Japanese, 3rd Mathematics
Jessie Mok Academic Excellence Art, Digital Technologies, English, Food Technology and Social Studies
Angela Montenegro 3rd= Graphics
Benjamin Murdoch 3rd= English, 3rd= Health and Physical Education, Academic Excellence Social Studies
Simon Murray-Brown 2nd Hard Materials Technology, Academic Excellence Digital Technologies
Tharushi Nanayakkara Academic Excellence Business Technology
Casey Norman Academic Excellence Mathematics, Science and Social Studies
Eugenio Perez Academic Excellence Health and Physical Education
Rangiwaitatao Samson 1st Te Reo Maori
Renee Simanu Academic Excellence Food Technology
Haydon Smith Academic Excellence Health and Physical Education, and Mathematics
Rebekah Tiongson 1st French, 1st Music
Unmesh Vanka Academic Excellence Mathematics and Science
Emily Villanueva 3rd Social Studies
Rebekah Warwick Academic Excellence Mathematics and Science
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