2022 School Camps

Our students from Years 4 to 7 set off for their annual school camps early in the 2022 school year, providing a fantastic opportunity for friendships to be rekindled and new friendships to be made, while taking on challenges and adventures together. Year 4 headed to Living Springs; Year 5 to Woodend; Year 6 to…

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Year 1 Book Presentation

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Our youngest new tamariki were welcomed to Selwyn House School with a special book and certificate presentation by Principal, Julie Calder.

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Wizard of Oz

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To celebrate the success of the Year 7 & 8 Production of Wizard of Oz, we have created a highlight video.

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The Show Must Go On!


After two terms of rehearsals, countless volunteer hours in set-building and costume-creation, and a building excitement as performance day drew closer, the Covid-19 enforced nationwide lockdown in August this year was met with understandable trepidation by the Selwyn House School cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz.  Would the show go on, or would…

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Aoife & friends ‘Walk with a Purpose’

We encourage Selwyn House students to take meaningful action to help those around them. A great example of this is the ‘Walk With a Purpose’ that Aoife May Crosby and some of her Year 6 friends will take part in on 19 November. The students are raising funds to go towards the construction of a…

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‘Action’ Hero

One of the key components of the IB Programme is that students take meaningful action in order to make a positive difference to the world around them. This week we would like to showcase Amelia Thomas-Wright from Year 4 for her ‘Care Cards’ action initiative that came about over Lockdown. Amelia realised during lockdown, that…

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Screenwise – Helping Kids Online

A recommendation from Donna Ellery, Acting Principal – 9 August 2021 Reading recommendation of the week: Screenwise – Helping kids thrive (and survive) in a digital world; by Devorah Heitner PhD Continuing on the theme of Media Literacy, this week I thought that I would share a book that follows on from the article I shared…

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Selwyn House Fencing Success

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On Sunday 27 June, Selwyn House had seven students compete in the Canterbury Schools Fencing Competition. All the fencers competed in the U13 Women’s Epee Section and all did well in their 7 bouts and elimination matches.  The girls were thrilled to interact with Selwyn House Old Girls Kate Gourley and Millie Sarjeant who came in 5th…

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CPS Cross Country

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Well done to the eight Selwyn House students who took part in the Canterbury Primary Schools Cross Country held at Halswell Quarry on Wednesday 23 June.  All the girls did extremely well in their races, with notable performances from Tessa de Wit (2nd) and Amelia Henstock (5th), which is impressive given they were running in fields…

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Christchurch Schools Music Festival Audition Results

Congratulations to the following students for being offered places in the Christchurch Schools’  Music Festival Representative Choirs and Ensembles for 2021.  Orchestra – Summer ZhouSenior Choir – Sneha DatlaConcert Band – Amy Gilbert, Xanthe Ward, Ruby JaspersmithJunior Choir – Amelia Clarke, Arden Leeds, Indy Leeds The girls were in competition with some of the best young vocalists and instrumentalists in…

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