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2013 YMCA North Shore Raise up Crew

After 250 applications this year, we are pleased to announce the 42 members of the YMCA North Shore Raise up Crew for 2013!

Tuesday Team

Birkenhead College – Hannah Schwartfeger (yr 13), Nica Israel (yr 13) and Jacob Colligan (yr 11). Northcote College – Gabriel Rutherford (yr 13), Karl Nonu (yr 12) and Margaret Vine (yr 12). Westlake Boys – Alvin Aduna (yr 13), James Bailey (yr 13) and Tony Rodokal (yr 12). Westlake Girls – Alice Alfree (yr 13), Carol Lee (Yr 13) and Vyoma Patel (yr 13). Carmel – Elena Siljic (yr 13) and Sasha Lal (yr 12). Rosmini – Jacob Ngaha (yr 13), Liam Kelly (yr 13) and Peter Walsh (yr 13). Takapuna Grammar – Sophie Wilson (yr 13), Caroline Taylor (yr 12), Tamara Bullock (yr 12) and Gary Qian (yr 11)

Thursday Team

Glenfield College – Te Amo Fox (yr 13), Celeste Smith-Kasene (yr 12) and Jessica Curtis (yr 12). Kristin – Elspeth Carroll (yr 12) and Lizzie Lunn (yr 12). Albany Senior – Kelsey Townshend (yr 13), Queenie Jose (yr 13), Mat Budzyna-Dawidowski (yr 12) and Max Hope-Powell (yr 12). Pinehurst – Hannah Rogers (yr 12) and Tayla Furlong (yr 12). Hato Petera – Maihi Bennett (yr 11) and Tayla-Rose Campbell (yr 11). Rangitoto – Ella Meredith (yr 12), Katherine Lee (yr 12), Rachael Allan (yr 12), Amy Crowther (yr 11) and Kathryn Huang (yr 11). Long Bay – Caitlin Henneker (yr 13), Emma Wood (yr 12) and Oceana-Blue Helleur (yr12)

Our aim this year is to focus on creative/art events so we can showcase the amazing talent of our young people on the Shore. We have been planning a number of creative events and the first is


There is a mountain of amazing teenage artists on the North Shore.
At a time when employment is difficult for teenagers,  we have created an art exhibition to support our young aspiring artists. Artistry is an art exhibition where the public can purchase art through a silent auction. There will be live musical and dance performance, with drinks and food. Come and support our local artists, and pick up some amazing art for a reasonable price! The date is Sunday 23rd June 10am – 12.30pm at YMCA North Shore. For more information email or call the YMCA 480 7099.

School Holidays
April School Holidays at YMCA North Shore for children aged 5-15 years.

After a busy Term 1, thoughts turn towards activity for the kids during the April School Holidays – and YMCA North Shore has you covered. Heaps of our favourite trips are back, as requested by the children, and after fantastic feedback last holidays Auckland Jet Boat Tours and Metrolanes have been added again.

Don’t forget our in-house sports programme now runs both weeks of the school holiday for those who are more sport orientated, or don’t want to go out on a specific trip. These holidays we have instructors joining us for Squash, Dance, Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics and more. YMCA North Shore holiday programme is supported by funding by the MSD and OSCAR subsidies are available to parents through Work and Income.

View the programme on our website

Heaps to see and do these holidays at your local YMCA!

 – Out there, around here.


by Channel Editorial