A highlight on the 2020 school calendar, particularly in a year with numerous cancelled events, has been the annual Korean Night. Our students performed to a sold-out auditorium, with performances covering both modern and traditional Korean culture.
Crowd favourites include the ever-popular Doll dance, Fan dance, Taekwondo, Nanta, Mask dance, and of course, modern K-pop performances. This student-led performance evening is a wonderful opportunity for Korean students to share their culture with their peers and teachers.
Shaunna Li top-ranked in NZ Women’s Badminton
Rangitoto College Year 12 student, Shaunna Li, is a talented sportswoman. At only 17, Shaunna performs well above her years – she is currently the top-ranked women’s badminton player in New Zealand.
Prior to the most recent lockdown, Shaunna won a slew of medals at the New Zealand Badminton Championships, placing first in both the New Zealand Women’s Singles and Doubles, and second in the New Zealand Mixed Doubles.
Shaunna’s success in 2020 builds on the many accolades gained over her badminton career. In 2019, she was named Rangitoto’s Sportswoman of the Year in recognition of her many national, Oceania, and age-group titles and representative honours. Between 2017 and 2019, Shaunna won the Women’s Singles title at the National Championships (2019), Oceania Junior Championships (2019), Under-19 National Championships (2018 and 2019), and Under-17 National Championships (2017, 2018, and 2019). Shaunna has also represented New Zealand at the World Junior Championships (2018), Oceania Junior Team Championships (2019), and Oceania Team Championships (2018 and 2020).