Senior A Tennis Team Lose In Tight Contest

The SMC Senior Boys Tennis team just fell short in their weekend tie against Kings College, going down 5 matches to 4. An awesome performance from Jacob Garbarek, winning his singles against a strong opponent, 6-2, put the team in a great position. Joshua Pereira, once again was too good at number 1, winning both his singles and doubles 6-0. Rahul Brown also fought back from a 3-0 deficit to take his singles match 6-3. The team’s next match is against Pakuranga College this Saturday.

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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