Education: Carmel College
Congratulations Carmel 1st X1 Hockey North Harbour Champions 2012
The 1st X1 Hockey Team faced Rangitoto College in the final of the North Harbour Championships on Tuesday at Rosedale. Carmel had never won this title and many of the team had a sleepless night in anticipation. The side has had a tremendous season and took comfort from the fact that they had already won the league by 5 clear points having scored a total of 17 goals and conceded only 5.
The game started to form and Carmel totally dominated the early exchanges with the forward line of Tori Taylor, Aleidje Stroomer, Jess Thwaites and Petra Dye-Hutchinson carving out a succession of chances. Carmel was so dominant that the opposition failed to register a single shot in the whole of the first period with Ellie Thompson and Sophie Mackisack marking superbly at the back. Petra opened the scoring, firing home after a penetrating drive into the heart of the Rangitoto defence and she doubled her tally before half-time to take a 2-0 lead into the break. The second half saw Rangitoto come out fighting but Harriet Clarke, Alex Conway and Captain Lauren Spencer were in a determined mood to deny any threats to the Carmel goal and as the half developed, the mid-field dominance of Ella Hyatt-Brown, Angela Tyrrell, Kate Sellar and Charmelda Precious (who also made significant contributions to the forward line) regained the initiative. Petra Dye-Hutchinson scored two more goals in the second half to secure a well-deserved victory and a first Harbour title. The team is now looking forward to the next challenge as they enter the inter-city phase of the season and a trip to Wanganui for tournament week in August.
Carmel Day Awards
At their annual Carmel Day Mass Carmel College recognized students who have been role models of their Core Mercy Values, which are also the Gospel values lived out in Jesus's life.
Charlotte Marsh was recognised for her work on behalf of KidsCan, which provides research into Child Cancer. In March of this year she persuaded other Year 13 students from this and other schools to join a roster, and coordinated the collection throughout the whole of the North Shore. This was a personal initiative, showing integrity and responsibility. Charlotte was also one of the leaders of the Stage Challenge group, and provided the inspiration for the theme of this year’s production.
Angela Al Sammak, Helena Charnley and Kirstie Taplin, were all recognised for their work on behalf of Iraqi orphans and disabled children. In December last year, they were all involved in organising and providing technical support for a Charity play which raised $27,000 for disadvantaged children in war-torn Iraq.
Each of them has also been involved in other outreach over the past few years, on behalf of World Vision, raising funds for the education of Filipino children, and SAFE (Saving Animals From Exploitation).
Carmel Tops RAW Division at Stage Challenge!
Wednesday was one of the most amazing experiences of our lives and a day that the Carmel 2012 Stage Challenge crew will never forget! Our performance, entered in the RAW Division of Stage Challenge, was based around the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, with the inspiration behind our idea being ‘One in every 3 breaths comes from the Amazon’. RAW Division is the new division of Stage Challenge that strips away the sets and focuses purely on performance. Schools choose to enter this division for its greater focus on the raw elements of performance including choreography and dance.
On Wednesday night we took to the stage to portray this message to our audience through dance and drama. Our months of hard work paid off with Carmel placing first in the Auckland RAW division as well as winning numerous other awards for Excellence in Visual Enhancement, Performance Skill, Costuming, Character, Soundtrack, Concept and Drama.