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Finalists in Wallace Secondary Schools Art Award

The Art Department is very proud to announce that we have not one, but two finalists for this prestigious national award. The finalists are Elina Cheslyaeva (Year 13 Painting) and Myles Webster (Year 12 Design). The exhibition of the finalists' work will take place at the Pah Homestead from Tuesday, 29 September to Sunday, 4 October. The winners will be announced at the exhibition opening between 4.30pm and 6pm on Wednesday, 30 September. Elina and Myles are young talents to watch in the future!

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Studio Show 2020

On Wednesday, 9 September our Dance students from Year 10-13 performed work that was originally scheduled to perform at TAPAC late August. For the second time this year, Studio Show was cancelled due to Auckland moving into Alert Level 3 but we still managed to pull a show together in a week and a half in the school hall. And what a show it was! Over 100 Rutherford students and staff watched the performances and a professional videographer captured the stunning performances, many of which were for NCEA assessment and scholarship submissions. Given the disruption and lack of time in…

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Trojan Legs Recording – Play It Strange

Where to start… Hey, everyone! Kingston from the Sad Italians here. So, earlier in the year - during the first lockdown to be precise - fellow Rutherford College student Carson and I entered a songwriting competition run by Play It Strange. Basically, any student attending any West Auckland school could send in some form of an original song, for the opportunity to record it professionally at Parachute Studios. That was a pretty big deal to us because the likes of home-grown artists Six60 and Stan Walker have recorded several of their own hits there. We had a few submissions in…

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Y13 Photography Student’s Work on Display in Auckland!

Budding Year 13 photography student - Faith Tan, entered the 'Nikon Photo Day' competition last year and one of her photographs is now on display in Auckland central city. The competition was held on Saturday, 8 June 2019, and was open to anyone in Auckland. For one day only Aucklanders are asked to capture an image which reflected their Auckland. Faith entered 3 photographs, and her photo 'Cut in Half' was in the top 30 best photographs. It is now on display on billboards in Beresford Square with the other winners.

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Rutherford hosts the Polynesian Panthers

Talofa lava, Malo E lelei, Fakalofa lahi atu and Kia Ora, In light of the Black Lives Matter movement that has sparked international response, it's a good time to look and understand the oppression suffered by many in our own country. On Tuesday, 23 June, Rutherford College was extremely privileged to be joined by Dr Melani Anae, Tigilau Ness and Rev. Alec Tolefoa, founding members of The Polynesian Panthers. The Polynesian Panthers arose in response to the marginialisation and discrimination suffered by the Pacific immigrant community in 1970’s, in particular the Dawn Raids. The opportunity presented itself as a unique…

Samoan Language Week ‘Tapena Sou ōso Mo Lau Malaga’ – ‘Prepare Yourself A Gift For Your Travels’

Samoan Language Week ‘Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga’ – ‘Prepare yourself a gift for your travels’

Manuia le vaiaso o gagana Samoa” 'Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga' which in English means 'Prepare yourself a gift for your travels'. Talofa Lava everyone and happy samoan language week. Today marks the end of Samoan language week at Rutherford College, and as a minority culture within the school, we were able to embrace our culture through traditional island clothing. The importance behind Samoan language week helps Pacifica Students express their identity and incorporate the language in many ways possible. The theme for this year's Samoan language week is “Tapena sou oso mo lau malaga”, which means “Prepare yourself…

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Fia Fia Night 2020

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 saw the return of the annual Fia Fia Night at Rutherford College. Celebrating the diversity of Rutherford through the cultural dances and performances of the Samoan, Indian, African, and Kapa Haka groups - 2020’s Fia Fia Night was both powerful and mesmerizing. The turnout of supporters this year at the Fia Fia Night was outstanding. All those who came to support the groups did so in a way that truly gave the night a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The overwhelming support from friends, family and the school, made the night one to remember as it allowed…

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