Writers' Night 2010
Students from all form levels are encouraged to contribute their writing and to join a writing group. The Literary Committee assists in running writing groups, competitions and workshops both within the school and with outside writers, promotion of annual EGGS awards, Writers’ Night, and generally ensuring that writing and reading are alive and well in the school.
Leaders for 2012: Cecilia Xu and Rose Crozier
Teacher in charge: Ms Jo Frew
Visual Arts Group
Pauline Yiu with her work submitted to the Little Art Show 2010
The Visual Arts group works to promote and support the visual arts within the EGGS community. This includes commissions to produce artworks for the school and within the community. They maintain exhibitions within the school and for special events throughout the school year. They promote competitions to encourage the widest participation within the school. Events such as The Little Art Show, mural paintings, Pavement Art and the Ice Wall are always wonderful successes during Arts Week in term three, as well as an art history cake bake day. More activities are planned for this year.
Leader for 2012: Hazel Ellis
Teacher in charge: Ms Bridget Spencer
Debating at EGGS is a wonderful way to boost confidence and build a wider knowledge of the world around us. This year, teams from Year 10 through to Year 13 will take part in interschool competitions under the coaching of teachers and Year 13 students. We will provide a competition later in the year for Year 9 students within the school to prepare them for their involvement in the years ahead.
Leader for 2012: Olivia Wong
Teachers in charge: Mr Peter Hassan and Ms Robyn Kerr
Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Competition 2010
The EGGS Drama Group consists of senior students who co-ordinate performances and competitions for all students at school. These include:
||Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Competition: junior and senior students perform five-minute student directed pieces from Shakespeare plays at the school
||Year level performances
||Lunchtime and evening performances
||Many workshops provided
Rehearsals and meeting times are regularly scheduled throughout the year and the groups meet every Tuesday at lunchtime in F2.
Leaders for 2012: Meg Sydenham, Tamara Jones and Kalyani Nagarajan
Teacher in charge: Ms Jaclyn Druitt
This large group is comprised of junior and senior teams. Students will be able to join new teams in Term I. This year the group will also include other forms of improvised theatre. Juniors can join and learn about this impromptu form of drama. Practice times are Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes.
Leader for 2012: Beth Paterson
Teacher in charge: Mrs Daisy Phillips
AGS/EGGS Major Theatre Production
Oliver - 2011 AGS/EGGS Production
The major production this year is A Midsummer Nights Dream. The season runs from the 14th – 20th of May and will be performed in the Raye Freedman Arts Centre. Auditions were held at the end of 2011 but there may be opportunities to join the backstage crew.
Teachers in charge: Ms Jaclyn Druitt
Stage Challenge 2010
Stage Challenge is EGGS’ biggest dance event. It includes over 100 students in a performance at the Aotea Centre in late June (term two). Rehearsals begin early in the year and times will vary. Students are also involved with costuming, set design, hair, make-up, lighting and sound closer to the time of the performance.
Leaders for 2012: Freya McKechnie and Claudine Pausma
Teacher in charge: Mrs Nicola Mitchell
Bring it On hip hop competition 2010
Hip Hop is full-year dance group, with lessons available in all terms. A competition group takes part in the Bring it On contest. Rehearsal times for this group will vary.
Leader for 2012: Jayshri Nand
Teacher in charge: Ms O'Donnell
Auckland Theatre Company
One of our most important learning connections is with the Education Unit at Auckland Theatre Company. Each year students attend live performances and directors discussions run by the company, get involved with “Young and Hungry”, take opportunities to attend workshops, see productions by “Breaking Legs Theatre Company” – a company that has grown directly out of the student community at Epsom Girls Grammar School and Auckland Grammar School and get involved in many more initiatives. This work is co-ordinated by our student ambassadors to Auckland Theatre Company.