Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement
We are an active globally-minded group from Remuera Intermediate School in Auckland New Zealand, that are concerned about the important issues of today. We align ourselves with the values program of our school and endeavour to make a difference to our school and our community. We will organise special days throughout the year to build awareness of global issues such as the environment and peace. We will concentrate on service and being of benefit to others. Our time to change the world is at our Monday lunchtime meetings with Mr Zemke.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Environmental Mural









Sharing 'How to be Happy' on the International Day of Peace

Slideshow for the International Day of Peace

On the 21st of September, 3 representatives from the Social Changency presented our 'how to be happy' video at our school assembly. 


 







Here are some photos of the Japan exchange students performing the sasa - a Samoan dance











Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Year 8 presents 'No More'


The Year 8 Starburst Performers (up to 30 students), have been together as a group working closely with Mr Zemke since August 2016. Since that time they have become a very cohesive family-like group of singers, actors and dancers and their confidence to perform has greatly increased. This all came to an ultimate conclusion in the two performances of their show ‘No More’ on the 10 and 11 August.


‘No More’ is an original musical production with powerful themes of bullying, the negative effects it creates and helpful insights for how to handle these type of situations. The show was punctuated by strong musical numbers which followed the overall themes with choreography of various dance genres.


Ideas that were explored in the narrative of ‘No More’ related to cyberbullying, sharing personal stories, poetry and dance. These were expressed in conversations that happen in natural situations like the street, in a classroom, at school, at camp or online and were enhanced by dream sequences that guided the presented victims of the story with ways to alleviate their stress and help raise their confidence and self-esteem.


Our intention was to spread an empowering message, after reacting to the terrible statistics that we are constantly bombarded with related to the social disease of bullying that takes many forms. This type of abuse unfortunately continues to spread and be a very negative influence on our society but the group are still ‘hopeful’ that a positive change can happen and together we can all make a difference.











Here's a song from the show.  As soon as the whole show is edited it will be added here too.





Friday, 26 May 2017

Inspiring movie from a really inspiring book

WONDER

Pray for Manchester

https://youtu.be/ATHstZhdSpQ


We were touched by the spontaneous singing that many joined in on. It was a truly emotional moment and we pray for those affected by the tragedy and those whose families that have lost someone.

#pray4manchester

Monday, 22 May 2017

Race Unity Speech winner

Earlier in May the Race Unity Speech Contest was held amongst secondary students from all around New Zealand.


A bit of background about the Awards:



Here's the winning speech by Tauawhi Bonilla from Te Aute College in Napier


It's a very inspiring speech and worth the watch.

Well done Tauawhi from The Social Changency

Friday, 19 May 2017

Remuera Intermediate international Assembly 2017

This year we had so many amazing cultural groups performing. Here are some photos from the Assembly.




The Samoan group



The Starburst group performing "Hareruia"


The Indian group


The ukulele and guitar orchestra performing "wipeout"



The Kapa Haka group



The Korean group, Mixing modern elements in their dance


The Cook Islands Dance group


People's United Republic Of Smogaria



The Sri Lankan group




The String Orchestra performing an old Korean folk song



The Tongan group


Chinese Bamboo flute, Played by Gladys



Tongan speakers


Our MCs Lulu and Zaid


A big thank you to all the organisers who made this day possible! 
Also the performers who shared and
celebrated their culture.

Monday, 8 May 2017

World Environmental Care Day!!!

PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT!

Because World Environment Day is happening later this term on 5 June, the Social Changency wants to help the community of the school to be more aware of environmental issues and to seriously consider what can be done at school to improve our environment.

World Environment Day (WED) occurs on 5 June every year, is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.
save the environment save the world  save humanaty