Music to end the year

Last Friday was a sombre day for the leaving year 13s of Macleans music as they waved their friends goodbye at the annual Leavers’ Concert. The concert, completely student-organised and led by Naa-Eun Kim, was not just to commemorate the senior performers for their contribution but also to wish farewells to Mr Weeks and the students staying behind. Indeed, Mr Weeks was the focus of … Continue reading Music to end the year

A Chinese extravaganza

The inaugural Macleans Night of China, held on Tuesday September 24, was an entertaining night of performances. The 200-capacity auditorium was nearly full with spectators anxious to enjoy the night. Many people also commented especially on the lively hosting by Leon Hu and Michelle Huang who were said to have “good interaction with the audience”. Completely student-initiated and student-organised, the event did face a few … Continue reading A Chinese extravaganza

Another fond night of memories

“Night of Memories” is an Intercultural Club tradition. As well as being the 21st anniversary of this event, this year was also a transitional period, where Mrs Bowie took over the supervision of the Intercultural club system from long-serving Mrs Mouquet. Held in Rutherford house, the one plus hours event was more of an “Afternoon of Memories” showing a deep severing of tradition perhaps linked … Continue reading Another fond night of memories

Subject Selection Secrets

Choosing subjects for your next year at high school can be a daunting prospect, so here’s a few tips to keep in mind as you make your decision: If you’ve got some ideas about what you want to study at university, make sure the subjects you take fulfill their prerequisites! If you’re considering applying with an overseas university in mind, you might want to consider … Continue reading Subject Selection Secrets

Chemistry in Russia

It was the most memorable, most enjoyable, and most enlightening experience of my life: the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). The four of us, Cindy from Mt Roskill Grammar, Scott from Rangitoto College, and Keniel and myself from Macleans, departed Auckland just past midnight on the early morning of Thursday, July 11, 2013 on an eleven hour flight to Hong Kong. The three-day stop over … Continue reading Chemistry in Russia