In 2013 I completed a National Diploma in Journalism (multi-Media) Level 5 to further my writing career.
The next goal is to turn my dream of being self-employed into reality.
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At the recent Senior Prizegiving expectant senior students along with their parents and families packed the school’s hall to celebrate a great night of awards for a busy and eventful year.
Staff wore their black formal gowns with a blaze of colour showcasing their individual academic achievements, as they were welcomed to the stage by a rousing karanga.
Principal Mark Bowden opened the ceremony by summarizing 2013 in a formal speech with some of his comments in italics below.
Spotswood College began the year encouraged by the NCEA results our students gained in 2012. Average Level 1, 2 and 3 results for our school all increased representing a significant improvement on 2011 outcomes.
However, in the list of things that make me proud to be the Principal of Spotswood College, academic achievement is but a part of the interrelated attributes that contribute to developing good people, or as our vision statement says “Developing young people of good character with the skills and knowledge to contribute to our 21st Century Global Village.” Continue reading
Spotswood College has a vibrant and highly successful visual and performing arts programme operating in the school.
The teachers in charge give a brief overview of recent events and areas of current focus within the arts at Spotswood College.
Spotty Idol with Mr Hill
Abby Christodoulou – Spotty Idol Winner
Spotswood College’s annual talent show, ‘Spotty Idol,’ was held on the 26th of September.
For the last nine years ‘Idol’ has showcased the abundant talent of Spotswood’s performing artists and ‘Idol’ 2013 was no exception.
The acts this year ranged from Hayley Mapley’s soulful rendition of an Amanda Palmer piano ballad to Matt Everest’s soaring Steve Vai guitar solo.
The performer crowned ‘Spotty Idol’ was Abby Christodoulou, whose beautiful voice and ability to tell a story through song really impressed the judges.
According to judge Mat Benton, Abby’s performance of Lady Antebellum’s You’re Never Alone was “outstanding”.
“She’s a natural born performer who oozes charisma. Definitely one to watch in the future,” Mr Benton said. Continue reading
My second publication came in the form of another letter to the editor published in 2004.
This article won me a prize and was the editor’s choice.
My first published work was a letter to the editor published in 2001. Quite exciting to see your name in print.
As part of my correspondence course I had to submit articles to various publications.
I was SO excited when the Next said YES! This article was printed in August 2005.
We had the very creative Pip Guthrie come and do a photo shoot with us at the beach on a very cold windy Taranaki day!
It was just such an awesome experience!
Children’s Cooking Classes at etcetera
By Sharyn Smart
With a great passion for cooking, Naomi Ward has years of experience in the hospitality industry. She has worked as a chef and has trained them.
Deciding it was time for a change, she purchased Etcetera in New Plymouth in 2003. The shop specialises in tableware and kitchenware. The first thing to add to the shop was a kitchen. Naomi started holding classes in the evening for adults looking to expand their cooking skills. These proved popular and within 18 months she decided to introduce children’s cooking classes.
“I am passionate about children learning to cook in this day and age. They need the basics of cooking for when they go flatting or move on to university.” Continue reading