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On Monday night, 22nd June, Heaton had its first Music Appreciation Concert for this year. These concerts are all about showcasing what our music and dance students have been working on so far this year at Heaton and to give them an opportunity to perform in front of an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. We had nearly 100 music and dance students perform with items from the Heaton Orchestra, String Orchestra, some guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone, and violin students, the Heaton Chorale and the year 7 and 8 Dance groups. It was a very miserable night outside and it was wonderful to see so many friends and family in the audience supporting our students.
Five brave Heaton fencers recently took part in the Canterbury School’s Fencing Championship. They were brave because they had only been fencing for a few weeks. Fortunately there was a section for 1st year fencers and although most of the other fencers in this section started at the beginning of the year, our fencers did very well.
Jayden Rm 9 was 4th in the U14 Boys Foil
Sophie Rm 12 was 4th in the U14 Girls Foil
Lucas Rm 14 was 2nd in the U11 Mixed Foil
Te Koha Rm 14 was 1st in the U11 Mixed Foil
Aedyn Rm 14 fenced last year and competed in the U13 Boys Championship Foil. He came a very creditable 8th.
All our fencers scored points in their bouts and I am proud of their achievements and sportsmanship.
Diane Swain (Coach)
The Scholastic Book Fair was held from 15 – 19 June in the Learning Resource Centre. Activities included two extremely popular events – the book character dress-up day and the “Reading with the Stars” evening. This year the amazing sales taking was $7953.00, which definitely shows our students’ passion for reading and books. Many new and exciting books have been purchased from the commission, most of which will go to the LRC for all students to borrow, but classrooms, Learning Support, and ESOL will also receive books for their own collections.
Congratulations to the following students who were selected for the Christchurch Music Festival. Of the 17 students who auditioned 16 were selected
Senior Choir: Seraphine Rm2, Scarlett Rm18, Julius Rm2, Adam Rm10, Sophie Rm6, Niamh Rm4, Zachcary Rm10.
Concert Band:Sophie Rm15 (flute).
Orchestra:Seungwoo Rm18(violin), Flynn Rm16 (violin), Kate Rm2 (violin), Eva Rm18 (cello), Yourim Rm15 (clarinet), Oscar Rm10 (viola and violin), Maia Rm2 (cello) Luke Rm4 (Violin).
The music festival is on the 28-30 October 2015
Finally the day of the Intermediates cross country had arrived. We all hopped on the bus at 12:30pm bubbling with excitement and ready to go. Although we were all nervous we didn’t let our nerves get the better of us.
When we arrived at Halswell, Mr Evers gave us a quick briefing on the course telling us that there was a 1 km loop and then a 2 km loop that needed to be completed and the top 20 would go through to the next round . After that we started warming up. Before we knew it the year 7 girls were being called through the blaring megaphone to the start line. We wished them good luck and then BANG they were off! The races were run in quick succession so before we knew it the year 8 girls were called to the start line. The course wasn’t easy, lots of it was flat but the hill was a killer! After the year 8 boys had ran the day come to an end.
It was the perfect day for the cross country with good weather and good ground conditions. Well done to everyone for participating in the event. Congratulations