On Thursday 1st July, Rosmini Day was celebrated at Rosmini College with two Masses, shared form class morning teas, a variety show, dodgeball and a prefects vs teachers’ football game.
The Young Vinnies and the Catholic Character group also held a sausage sizzle and a bake sale to raise funds for Caritas. The two Masses also provided the perfect opportunity to sadly farewell the school’s current School Chaplain Father Craig Dunford. Father Craig became Rosmini College’s School Chaplain in 2010. Rosmini thanks Father Craig for his many years of outstanding service and we wish him all the best with his new parish of St Lukes in South Auckland’s Flat Bush. Rosmini College’s new School Chaplain is Father Nathaniel Brazil.
Chefs for Compassion
On Saturday 26th June, Rosmini College’s Chefs for Compassion volunteers spent a very busy afternoon prepping and cooking for some VIP guests from the Child Cancer Foundation.
This was a very special celebration, being the 90th meal served by Chefs for Compassion since its inception in 2010. The students prepared a three-course gourmet meal for the families, with approximately 15 students working in teams to cook and serve a variety of dishes to their guests.
The students were joined by MP Shannon Halbert in the kitchen and there were big smiles and warm hearts all around when food was brought out to the table. Some of the students gave speeches and towards the end of the night there was the presentation of courage awards to the families.
The Rosmini Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) was set up in 2017 to provide a fun, learning experience for those students interested in the performing arts. We offer this opportunity to students of Rosmini College, Carmel College, and Westlake Girls High School with both a Junior and Senior programme. The Senior RAPA students have just completed a very successful season at The PumpHouse with the show, ‘Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?’ The show was written and directed by the tutors, Rosmini’s Head of Drama, Karen Bellis and Rosmini Old Boy, Roman Shipton.
The cast of 18 brought the detective story alive, sending the audience on a journey to discover who the Big Bad Wolf really was. The show used well-known fairytale characters and traditional stories woven together in a ‘film noir-esque’ style performance.
The cast worked tirelessly on the show during their weekly sessions and produced a fun, energetic and lively performance.