Guest speaker challenges senior students

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At a recent assembly, senior students were encouraged by motivational speaker Mr Billy Graham to try anything, find their passion, and develop themselves. A very entertaining speaker, Billy grew up as a champion boxer and is now guiding young men through his boxing academy at Naenae.

Shakespeare Pop-up Globe : Year 12 English Trip

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The mood was as heavy as the rain that fell on the audience milling about in the yard of the Pop-up Globe Theatre. As we waited for the metaphorical curtains to rise and the play – Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet – to begin, most of us were clearly expressing their want to be someplace else; the chattering and obvious complaints filling the air like the blood that would soon be shed (but more on that later).

When the actors took the stage, applause was half-hearted. However, after an “audience member” was “executed” for his so called “unforgivable act” of using a mobile phone, things began to lighten up (unlike the weather).

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Senior Tennis Team meets tough competition

The SMC Senior A tennis team has lost their first match of the season, going down to St Peter’s College 7 matches to 2. Joshua Pereira, once again proved too strong for his opponents, winning his singles 6-0 and doubles with Rahul Brown, 6-4. Even though the boys lost the majority of the matches played, they gained a lot of valuable experience through playing against high quality opponents. The team’s next match is against Kings College this Saturday.