Dio students (year 7 – 10) are having fun rehearsing for their Parent Showcase on May 28th. 6pm. 

Thank you for everything you have done for Jess over the past , I have no idea how many years!

You have enriched her life not just as a teacher but as a pivotal person and have been such an important part of her becoming the amazing young woman we all think she is. How you touch the lives of all you teach and interact with is wonderful to witness.

EJ Dasent

Thank you Deirdre Snedden Trust, SCA for the scholarship to study at the Globe, London in July 2018. It will be an opportunity to be cherished. The Meredith Caisley Award  (a replica of Shakespeare’s Home) for the SCA Public Relations 2017 is sitting proudly  in my studio.

Thank you soooo much for bringing back what I remember from my youth to the Northland Performing Arts Competitions….We appreciated your expertise and your feedback from the floor. We learned a lot.

The Comps have been dying a horrible death, much to my dismay over recent years and for me, this is incredibly upsetting…. I, personally competed in these competitions every year (we combined it with a holiday with my Nanas best friend) and they were competitions to behold! I want to bring that back and was extremely pleased to have the ‘Park’ family arrive and take out most of the competition as it was that – a competition!! Both of my boys were equally impressed and I hope we have sparked, this year the interest and participation they deserve.

I still hold the title (apparently) for the Rose Trophy awarded to the highest aggregate mark for my performance of ‘The Old Place’ by Hone Tuwhare – this was the last time the Speech and Drama section won this – I am 44 and it is time it came back!!

Thank you for your support and I really hope to see you back again – In the meantime, I will do my best to round up more competition to ensure we are back at the Performing Arts Centre with a programme to behold!

Laurene

This year’s Performing Arts Festivals have begun with Napier’s amazing festival on Easter weekend.  A very big thanks to the convenors there, who looked after me so well. Thanks Natalie Sandbrook! It was a terrific festival and NZ can be proud of the confidence and creativity its young people are developing.  I will be adjudicating next at Rotorua in July, Northland in August and Hawera in October. I can’t wait!

Please come along to these – even if you are not performing. You gain immensely from watching others perform!

Senior Students (Years 9 -13)  Performance Evening at Baradene College, June 14th 5.30 – 7.30pm

West Auckland Performing Arts Festival, Blockhouse Bay Community Centre, June 18th and 19th, starting at 9am both days. Glenda’s students from Diocesan, ACG Parnell, St Josephs, and Baradene College will be performing.

Watch out for examination entry emails with details of costs and payments.

Best comment made this week in response to my questions:  “I don’t know ….. yet.”   It’s definitely all about learning new skills!