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Issue 9 - July 2016

EGGS - 2016 Stage Challenge Winners Coming up in Week 1....

Mon 25 July Senior Course Selection
Books online for Year 10,11, 12
Tue 26 July Tertiary Information Evg
Sat 30-31 July Chinese Extravaganza, RFAC

Coming up in Week 2....
Mon 1 August SADD Week
Mon 1 August Course selection forms
available on web portal
Tue 2 August Band & Orchestra Concert
Wed 3 August Korean Night, AGS
Thu 4 August Senior Options Evening
Congratulations to everyone involved in this year's Stage Challenge - EGGS received frst place overall.

Dear parents, caregivers and students

The anticipation and nervous excitement was palpable at the Aotea Centre last Friday
night as the judging began for Stage Challenge. Congratulations to Savannah, Emma and
their team and Nicola Rennie and her team on placing frst! EGGS supporters were in the
audience in force and the performance captivated everyone. With Paradisum through to the
Finale of the Big Sing and the Kokako Trio in the Nationals of the Chamber Competition and
the Korean Group receiving a number of awards - details here. It has been an exciting term
for Arts and Culture all around.

The cycling team head of to their North Island Championships this weekend and the points
lead for the Premier Netball team in the Herald this week showed their progress through the
tournament to date as serious contenders. Vineta Teutau, Mauosamoa Gautusa and Madisyn
Ofa-Hindt have been selected for the Auckland U15 Girls rugby team which competed at
the Northern Region 15-a-side tournament this week, and won. Congratulations.

EGGS alumnae are featuring at the Rio Olympics - you can see the details here: Epsom-Girls-
Grammar-Sport and it will be good to trace their Olympic journey in August.

This week has been Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori. The UN Education, Scientifc and Cultural
Organisation estimates that of the 6000 languages spoken currently in the world, 43%
will have disappeared by the turn of the next century. Te Reo is a New Zealand national
treasure a taonga. This is its home Aotearoa New Zealand, a place for it to be nurtured
and treasured something that this year s Maori Language Week has at the heart of its
theme. Students have been able to join a number of activities this week and the Kotahitanga
students organised a quiz for staf where the competitive spirit ran high!

As the term comes to its end, students and staf look forward to the holiday break. For
some students there may be some school related holiday tasks but they should also make
sure that they have a good amount of time in the holidays to drop everything and have a
complete break.
Nga mihi

Lorraine Pound - Principal
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