Category Archives: Extra-Curricular

Spring Serenade

On Wednesday night, the Newlands College music department put on the third annual Spring Serenade. This featured many extra curricular music groups along with some students who had achieved with Excellence in their performances this year. Some of the highlights … Continue reading

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HP 48 Hours Filmmaking Competition

The national HP 48 Hours Filmmaking competition was held over the weekend. There were 50 Y12 and Y13 students involved in eight different teams who made a film over the weekend. On the first day everyone was given particular elements that … Continue reading

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Upcoming: 48 Hours Filmmaking Comp

48 Hours is New Zealand’s #1 Limited-Time Filmmaking Contest. Hundreds of teams write, shoot, cut and hopefully survive making a short film in one weekend. Then over a million people view the shorts in cinemas, online and on network television. The … Continue reading

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Polyclub 2016

The Polyclub performed yesterday to both the Junior and Senior Assembly. We have been working on this performance for the past three months, rehearsing after school and lots in the recent holidays. The performance is made up of three cultures: representing … Continue reading

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Male Barbershop

This year Newlands College has four talented performers in our male barbershop. We sing songs in a harmonised – and entertaining – way. It’s really fun performing and been really helpful in increasing our confidence. Recently we traveled to the Young Singers … Continue reading

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Hairspray

Photos taken by Mr Mortensen and Ms Atkinson

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Hairspray – Assembly Teaser

Hairspray is set in Baltimore, USA way back in 1962. This was a year in which: A loaf of bread cost 20 cents, fuel cost 8c a litre It was the year of the Cuban missile crisis The year that … Continue reading

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Hairspray – Production Camp

Last week the whole cast of Hairspray went to Silverstream Retreat to prepare our musical. Our days were full of rehearsals of singing, dancing and staging. It was tiring but it was well worth it. We finished the camp with our first full … Continue reading

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Sheliah Winn – Shakespeare Competition

Sheliah Winn was a really great experience for our group of actors representing four different year groups from Year 9 to Year 12. Most of us were involved last year where we also did a scene from A Midsummer Night’s … Continue reading

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Hairspray – Rehearsals

This year the school is doing Hairspray as our musical. It is a story of acceptance set in the early 60s based around the Corny Collins Show, dealing with segregation in America. The musical is about more than just racial … Continue reading

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