Education: Pinehurst School
Don Binney Visits Pinehurst
Pinehurst College Art and Design students were honoured to have internationally renowned New Zealand artist Don Binney visit their school. Having earned an OBE for his contribution to the Arts, students were able to view Binney’s current work and hear first-hand about the places he had lived, researched and painted.
An integral aspect of student learning is the interaction with artists and having the opportunity to view their work. As part of landscape drawing research, students studied and modeled the work of Don Binney, in particular the colour pencil drawings from his book “Drawings of the Waitakere Coast”.
Pinehurst Basketballers Win Grand Final
Pinehurst School Year 3/4 basketball team won the North Harbour Green Division Grand Final held at North Shore Events Centre.
Congratulations to Matthew Bell, Michael Belov, James Harrison, Joewi Hoerijanto, Jaxson Lim-Yip, Abdul (Mohsen) Mustafa and Tyrone Phua who showed real dedication to win 9 from 11 games and place top of the table in the Green Basketball League for Semester 1; a division for new players and mixed Year 3 and 4 teams. Coached by Pinehurst Senior College student Brad Yip and managed by Nickie Miles, Pinehurst Sports Administrator and charge of Basketball, Mrs Cyndie Augustin says Brad showed huge commitment as team coach.
Students Meet Co-founder of Apple
Pinehurst Commerce students were fortunate to attend a one-off seminar delivered by co-founder of Apple Computers Steve Wozniak - the WOZ, held in Auckland’s Viaduct.
The seminar entitled 'The Apple Story - Disruptive Innovation, Inspiration and Entrepreneurial Wizardry' gave students, who were the only school students in attendance, a rare insight into the mind of a genius who spent his youth honing his programming skills and who discovered the binary code at just ten years of age.