Kristin Basketball bounces high with three gold medals
Kristin Basketball is bouncing high, with three gold medals after the semester one (Term 1 and 2) competition!
The Kristin Year 7 Jade team won their Semester One season in Basketball, and the Year 8 Kea Basketball team continued their wonderful form with a convincing win in their League 3 final against Belmont Timberwolves. Led by Alex Goodwin, the team were fast on the break and secure with the pass to ensure the comfortable win 34-19.
The wins did not stop there with Kristin Jade, our Year 7 team, winning League 5. Kristin Kotare in League 8 also went unbeaten and congratulations also to the Year 7/8 Doves basketball team who placed third in their league. The second semester competition starts up again in Term 3 Week 3.
Kristin Junior School wins the 2021 Northern Bays Cross Country Cup
On Wednesday 30th June, with runners from 11 schools participating, Kristin’s Juliane Janke started a trend on the day with a strong run and first place in the eight-year-old girls' race.
This was followed by a tremendous run into first place by Alex Leigh in the eight-year-old boys. Marlene Janke, even after a tumble, managed a powerful finish and gained first place in the nine-year-old girls. Other students who placed well in the first six were Junya Wang, third place in the 10-year-old girls and Isobel Holdsworth, fourth place in the eight-year-old girls.
Kristin makes a big splash at the Swimming Champs
Our Kristin swimmers made a big splash at the Auckland Schools Individual Championships at the end of June. Congratulations to Rebecca Wilkins (Year 12) for winning all four of her events. Rebecca won the 200m freestyle, 100m and 200m breaststroke and the 100m individual medley. Joining her on the podium were Oscar Greenwood (Year 11) who won silver in the 200m individual medley, Eloise Raper (Year 10) who won bronze in the 200m backstroke and Jason Hua (Year 10) who won bronze in the 400m freestyle.
Success at the Auckland Ski Championships
The Auckland Secondary School Ski Championships were held indoors at Snowplanet on Thursday 24th June. Year 12 student Mikayla Smyth won both the Senior Girls Slalom and Dual Slalom, with Michol Hinton (Year 12) runner-up in both events and also in the Slopestyle. Harrison Messenger (Year 13) also won the Senior Boys Slalom and Dual Slalom; and Kalyan Evans (Year 10) won the Junior Boys Slopestyle. Hugo Morganti (Year 10) placed second in the Junior Boys Dual Slalom followed by Stan Urlich (Year 10) in third place. Nicole Wang (Year 10) placed second in the Junior Girls' Slopestyle.
Such great results also led to Kristin being awarded the following:
First Overall Girls Team – Charlotte Baker, Emma Gentry, Michol Hinton, Steffani Moore, Mikayla Smyth and Nicole Wang
Second Overall Boys Team – Harry Bailey, Kalan Evans, Harrison Messenger, Hugo Morganti, Maique Pang and Stan Urlich
Kristin student success in Mathex Competition
In mid-June, some of our Junior and Middle School students took part in the North Shore Mathex competition at Northcross Intermediate. Mathex is a fun-filled 30-minute word problem solving mathematics competition and students work in teams of four to answer 20 questions.
Congratulations to Junyi Guo, William Huang, Matthew Lee and Mikey Li (all in Year 8) who took out first place in the Year 7/8 competition - answering all 20 questions in just over 15 minutes! We also had a Year 7 and another Year 8 team get all 20 questions finished in the 30-minute time limit – both placing in the top six.
Congratulations also to our Junior School team of Kayla Fan (Year 5), Wilson Lin (Year 6), Sorcha Mauger (Year 6) and Sophie Xu (Year 6) who placed second in their category answering all 20 questions correctly, against over 60 other teams!
2022 Senior School Production Announced
It is with great excitement that we can announce Kristin’s Senior School Production for 2022 is the smash-hit musical, Wicked.
Currently unavailable for schools licensing in New Zealand, Kristin has been approached by MTI, the world’s top theatrical licensing agency, to offer us the opportunity to be the first school in New Zealand, and one of the first in the world, to stage this magnificent production. This recognition is a huge testament to all the past and present students, staff and parents who have contributed to the standard of excellence achieved by Kristin productions that has created our outstanding reputation in New Zealand, and globally.
For nearly 20 years, this popular show has excited millions upon millions of audience members – and reigns as one of the longest running and most successful musicals on Broadway and the West End. With an indescribable score and tremendous characters, Wicked will be another benchmark in Kristin’s proud production history in May 2022.
Kristin Jazz Troupe Success
Over 11th-13th June, the inaugural National Dance Challenge competition was hosted in the Kristin Auditorium, bringing together thousands of dancers to compete for their studios, and introducing a new Inter-school section.
An advanced jazz troupe of Kristin Middle and Senior School students entered, led and choreographed by Year 13 dance student Vanessa Khun.
The Kristin troupe presented an impressive performance on Friday night with their dance 'Leave the Door Open', taking out third place in the Secondary Schools Jazz Category. Congratulations Vanessa and dancers – and bring on the next competition!
International Celebration Week
During the last week of Term 2, we celebrated the diversity of our school by taking time to further acknowledge the different cultures and nationalities of our Kristin community. This included events such as an ‘Other Languages Speech Competition’, ‘International Kahoot!’, ‘Why you should learn another language’ poster competition, an ‘International Food Fair’, an international themed mufti day and most significantly our ‘International Peace Night’ shows.
In our International Peace Night shows, Middle and Senior School students creatively collaborate to bring music and dance from their cultures to the school community. Audiences enjoyed watching students on the Japanese taiko drums, the Korean fan dance and other traditional as well as more contemporary performances representing many of the backgrounds that weave together the multicultural tapestry that is Kristin.