The Arts Awards Dinner on October 27 was a wonderful occasion that not only celebrated the talents of our students but also showcased them with music and drama performances, a Dance video, and displays of Visual Art and video-making.
Congratulations to Jacob Cameron and Natasha Greenway, pictured right, our Dux Artiums for 2023.
Natasha is a student of Art History, Design and Painting and has 24 Level 3 Credits at Excellence across these subjects prior to external examinations. She is an Arts Lion awardee and has been an Outstanding Visual Arts leader in Pottery, Communities of MAGS and Mural projects. She is a Pat Hanley Arts Award recipient and won three prizes at the Arts Awards Dinner: Excellence in Painting, GI Shuker Senior Arts Cup and Leadership in Arts History.
Jacob is a student of Dance and Media and has 22 Level 3 credits at Excellence in this year prior to external examinations. He is a two-time Arts Lion awardee and Arts Prefect, as well as a Dance leader who led the MAGS Megacrew to victory in the NZ Secondary Schools competition and was also principal choreographer for this group. Despite his commitment to excellence at school, he still managed to maintain a brutal training schedule for the NZ Hip Hop Championships and get two first placings, and then went on to the World Championships where he won two silver medals.
At the Arts Awards Dinner he also won prizes for Outstanding Individual Performance in Dance, Leadership in Dance, Excellence in Film Making and Outstanding Individual Extra-curricular Representation.
The awards evening, which was MC’ed by Bella Houghton and Olivia Bennett, also saw several performances: Violani Afoa sang If I Ain’t Got You, accompanied by Kairo Ah Kuoi-Simich on keys; Emma Newland and Juwan Houma performed an extract from Pride and Prejudice; Solomon Woods and William Tinnock-Jones sang Cyclone; and there were also video presentations by the Dance Department and Media Studies.
You can see all the prizewinners here