• The new Junior School 'friendship bench'.

Another project completed by the Junior School Student Council

Kristin’s Junior School Student Council team members were hard at work completing projects over lockdown.

A special thanks to Year 5 students Emily Logue and Ally McLaren whose project idea for last term was to have a fresh new ‘friendship bench’ in Junior School. This was part of our Student Council theme of ‘Action in the Playground’ and the bench has now been completed and installed.

Special thanks to our Kristin Family and Friends (KFF) who funded this project after the team wrote a proposal to them about why we needed an upgraded friendship chair for our playground. The KFF accepted the proposal and gave them the money for both the chair and the paint.

The girls spent a lot of time deciding on the type of chair that would be most suitable for their special project, and how they wanted it to look. We think they did a brilliant job!

Chantel Ashley, Junior School Assistant Principal


Kristin’s Senior School Prizegiving and Prestige Awards 2021

As in all Auckland high schools, our Year 13 students have endured a significant amount of disruption over the final two years of their schooling. Unfortunately, this disruption continued right until their final school days and affected both the Senior School Prizegiving and Graduation ceremonies which could not be held as they would have been in normal non-Covid-19 circumstances.

We were, however, still able to award and present individuals with their Premier and Prestige trophies and these individual presentations were filmed in the Dove Theatre on Friday 19th November along with the presentation of Graduation certificates. The very deserving Prestige and Premier award winners were:

Prestige Awards

The Wright Cup and Amos Cup - for Head Prefects: Evy Hwangbo and Tim Gunn

The Sir Denis Blundell Trophy - for personal conduct and citizenship: Willam Parton

The Anna Fuller Trophy - awarded to a student who has displayed a consistently positive attitude, commitment and determination in the pursuit of excellence: Isabella Powell

The Gifford Shield – for exemplifying the qualities of leadership: Chris Furlong

The Appreciation Cup – for attitude, reliability, kindness, courtesy and consideration towards others: Sebastian Skerten

The Foundation Cup - presented to a student who shows the true Kristin example: Evy Hwangbo

Premier Sports Awards

The Firth Cup for Sportsperson of the Year – presented by Mr and Mrs Firth: Izzy Gaze

The Marge Scott Trophy - for significant contribution to leadership in sport: Solomona Mulimuli Utuvai

The Tournament Trophy - awarded to a premier team achieving in a school's tournament:Ella O’Malley, Lucy Xu, Finn Burridge and Robbie King (The Premier Mixed Tennis Team)

Premier Cultural Awards

The Performing Arts Cup - for initiative and leadership in the performing arts, presented by the Letica family: Joshua Sumner

The Production Cup - presented by Elizabeth Amery for outstanding contribution to Kristin theatre production: Evy Hwangbo

The Peter Clague Award for Performing Arts - awarded to the student who has made the most outstanding all-round contribution to cultural activities at Kristin: Tim Gunn

Premier Service Awards

The ‘K’ Factor Trophy - presented by Barbara Lawgun and awarded to someone who is an active and contributing member of a team of students who are fully committed and involved in school life and contributing significantly to the school community: Angela Xu

Liberalitas Cup - awarded for leadership of a team in providing service to the school: Lucy Xu

Service to School Cup - presented by Liz Poore in recognition of exemplary service to the school community: Kevin Wei

Year 11 and 12 Awards
The Jasper Cup and Brookes Cup - for outstanding leadership in Year 11 - Olivia Sewell and Caspar McGavin
Year 11 Spirit of Adventure House Awards - Isabella Ciobo, Gavin Duggal, Keira Spilling and Iris Welton
Year 12 Westpac New Zealand Scholarships Finn Burridge, Zoe Chia, Maya Grundy, Sarah-Anne Meares, Pippa Plummer and Rebecca Wilkins

Issue 126 December-January 2021