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Issue 15 - November 2016

Coming up in Week 5...

Mon 7 Nov Teacher Only day
Tue 8 Nov Junior Exams
Wed 9 Nov Junior Exams
Wed 9 Nov - Fri 2 Dec NCEA Exams

Coming up in Week 6

Fri 18 Nov Mufti Day


2016 Showdown Awards
EGGS/AGS production of West Side Story - iTicket Award for Best Production 2016

Dear parents, caregivers and students

On Wednesday evening we held the Senior Prizegiving. It was such a celebratory occasion
to see the large number of senior students receiving awards. I would like to thank everyone
involved in the organisation of this event and the musicians and the Music Department staf
for their invaluable part in our formal occasions such as Prizegiving. For the Year 13 students
the occasion meant, among other things that:
37 students have substantial scholarships awarded by NZ universities
4 students have substantial sports scholarships to the United States
7 other benefactor scholarships have provided signifcant fnancial support for tertiary
study Community EGG celebrations
A new Scholarship this year is The Auckland RSA Private Ona Vera Hore Memorial Scholarship.
The Auckland RSA Private Ona Vera Hore Memorial Scholarship has been presented to
Epsom Girls Grammar School in recognition of the support that our students have given to
the Annual Poppy Day Appeal over the years. This Scholarship will be presented each year,
for the next three years, in the memory of a former Epsom Girls Grammar School student
who was a signifcant Service person or Nurse in the Military. This year the Scholarship is in
the name of Private Ona Vera Hore who attended Epsom Girls Grammar School in the 1930s.

Also in news from Wednesday evening from the Showdown Awards, out of 32 productions
across 28 Auckland High Schools, both musicals and plays, the EGGS/AGS production of
West Side Story performed at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre this year was awarded the
supreme award of the evening - the iTICKET Award for Best Production 2016. The production
team were represented on the night by Miss Anna Richardson, Shanaia Bufet Boutsady,
Sonia Li, Summer Boudier, Jacob Johnson, Keegan Elliot and Ben Kidd. Congratulations to
all involved.

The aims of Showdown are:
To encourage young performers and foster excellence in the performing arts.
To promote the performing arts as an option for tertiary study and as a career path.
To raise the profle of performing arts in school.
To build links between school performing arts programmes and Auckland community
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