Jul 022014

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Anfernee Sapon, a year 13 student in Glenfield college speaks on his recent win with the Bollywood troupe at Indi-king, and about dance in our school.

What made you want to join the Bollywood team?

“Growing up as a kid I always loved dancing and coming to Glenfield College, I saw an opportunity in the notices that there was a Bollywood troupe audition, so I tried out and two days after I got in and was so happy, and so proud of myself. I met experienced dancers and they taught me things that I’d never learnt before.”

“The best part of being in the troupe is having a family and coming into the theatre and feeling welcomed. Not caring about what they think about you because you’re with your family.”

You guys are pretty dedicated, how much do you practice a week?

“5 days a week, Intervals, lunch and after schools”

How has winning the competition effected you?

“It hasn’t changed me at all. I still stay humble, I’m still the same person. As a dancer you can’t be at your best all the time. You can always get better even if you’ve experienced a lot, you can always get better.”

Lastly, is there anyone you’d like to thank?

“I’d like to thank the amazing Bridgette Knight and the whole troupe”

Jun 272014

Anfernee Sapon won Indi King, held at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, on the 14th of June! Anfernee was supported by the Bollywood Troupe, and won the title of Indi King 2014, $1000, 1st place trophy, Indi King official blazer and was crowned onstage. Winning this title enables Anfernee to compete in the Kings of Kings 2015 competition.

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Jun 192014

Schools from as for away as Mahurangi in Walkworth attended a northern Enviro-schools Jam held at the school’s Marae. Our head girl Hinekura, wrote a beautiful song for the event which she sang during the welcome onto the Marae. Kipa Rangiheuea, our head of Maori, spoke on Maori perspectives towards the environment, and Andrea Hunt, Kaipatiki project’s new restoration manager, demonstrated and facilitated student seed sowing of native plants. Jaechin David ran a fun recycling challenge, and Kara Teale and Kayla Parker ran an enviro-quiz. The other members of the sustainability group helped with running other sections of the afternoon. The event finished with a swap-meet, where all schools brought books, clothing, plants and food that were excess to their needs and could be reused again. Kipa Rangiheuea finished the day by offering all visitors Kawakawa tea made from collected leaves in Kaipatiki reserve. The next Green-Jam will be at Mahurangi College in Term 3.

Jun 192014

International Concert

Here at Glenfield College we’ve got a wide range of diversity amongst students. An example of this is all the collective nationalities in our small community. During International Week, students and staff of all nationalities were able to come together and celebrate all theses different cultures through our annual international concert. Many talents were showcased including the Kapa Haka group, Korean  dancing, belly dancing and many more international musical performances.

Click on photo for more images   (Photos courtesy of Bob Martin)