KBB Music Festival

Macleans College has encountered yet another successful year at the 2013 KBB musical festival. The results are as follows: Symphonic Band: Gold Award Senior Concert Band: Gold Award and Most Outstanding Award Chamber Orchestra: Gold Award Symphony Orchestra: Gold Award and Top 4 in the Competition Stage Band: Bronze Award Sinfonietta: Comended Award Here are some videos which showcase the best performances of the premier … Continue reading KBB Music Festival

Les Miserables

“One of the greatest school productions MacleansCollege has ever showcased” The rehearsals for Les Miserables, the Macleans College Musical for 2013, started early in the year. This was one of the greatest challenges that a school production had to tackle. However, Mr Weeks and Mr Bentley were determined they had the talent and the ability to pull off one of the greatest shows Macleans College … Continue reading Les Miserables

A “life-changing” opportunity to perform at the Globe Theatre

“It was one of the most life-changing experiences ever, not just developing my skills as an actor but making me an overall better individual.” On the 12th of July the SGCNZ YSC 2013 (Young Shakespeare Company) headed to England in the hopes of achieving what most high school students never think of achieving. Twenty four young actors selected from all over New Zealand were to … Continue reading A “life-changing” opportunity to perform at the Globe Theatre

Spectacular Gala concert

This year’s Gala Concert, a collection of different performances from top cultural groups, was a spectacle to behold. Audiences were enthralled by an array of music, song and dance – applauding respectfully at the talent on display at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell. Many performances came from co-curricular groups that were champions in their fields. The group performances included the symphony orchestra, the Dolce … Continue reading Spectacular Gala concert

Youth for change

45 students across New Zealand converged in Auckland last month to attend UNICEF’s second ever Youth Congress 2013, a follow on from the successful event held in 2011. The 3 day conference themed ‘Be the Change’ centred around children’s rights and poverty issues that UNICEF tackles in regions all around the world and included a fantastic line-up of speakers that challenged and broadened our views. … Continue reading Youth for change

Award-winning dancing

This year’s Stage Challenge again came first in their Raw division with their dance interpretation of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory story. In the Raw division, props and sets aren’t used, placing increased emphasis on choreography and costume. The group’s performance and story tackled present-day social issues regarding child poverty. For example, 1 in 5 New Zealand households do not have enough food to … Continue reading Award-winning dancing

Multiculturalism through food

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, Macleans students and teachers left their lunch boxes at home and brought loose change for a feast at the annual Intercultural Food Festival. Organised by the Intercultural Club Committee, this annual event had cultural cuisine from over 13 cultures ranging from Korean BBQ skewers, pearl milk tea, sushi and curry, to crepes, waffles and nachos. With massive crowds flocking to … Continue reading Multiculturalism through food