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Junior Production

Ms K. Dick, Assistant Principal —

The junior school is very excitedly focusing on the junior production for 2020.

Coming up in Week 5, #Hashtag, I Love You will be performed on the 18 and 19 August in two matinees and two evenings starting at 7pm in our school hall. Written by Ms.Dick, the play celebrates some local and international technology heroes. James Passmore, a teenager in Dunedin in 1902 built and operated the first wireless telegraphy set in the South Island and the second in New Zealand. He is the inspiration for the play which involves a poke at current issues like internet hacking and surveillance and those irritating international phone calls we get telling us that our computer is under threat. Women in technology, science, and mathematics are also a feature of the comedy. Drawing on Ada Lovelace who is considered to have written instructions for the first computer program back in the mid-1800s in England, the play is also a homage to Alice in Wonderland. The heroine, and rather bad-girl, Angie, finds herself caught in another dimension with the evil Queen of Data. The only way to get home is to trust her new-found friends she meets along the way.