Matariki: Reach for the Stars winners announced


Congratulations to the winners of our Matariki : Reach for the Stars poetry competition.


The winners will have their poems published in Issue 56 of Write On Magazine due out early July.


Thank you to everyone for entering. We really enjoyed reading all of the poems.


Winners Year 4-6


Matariki by Max Weeks, Greenmeadows Primary School


The Moon by Khushi Mokal, Churton Park School


Special Mention Year 4-6 ( will also be published)

Harper Knowles, Heathcote Valley School


Highly Commended Year 4-6

Alexia Benson-Phipps, Brooklyn School; Anastasia van Leeuwen, St Joseph’s Morrinsville; Clara Cairns St Albans School; Denzel Grevers-Smith, Sandspit Road School; Eva Hunter, South New Brighton; Maggie Moore, Heathcote Valley School



Winners Year 7-8


Stargazer by Bailey Jamieson, Otautau Primary


Starlight Sestina by Matilda Scofield, Heathcote Valley School


Highly Commended Year 7-8

Abby Somerhalder, St Joseph's Morrinsville; Cindy Sebial, Matamata Intermediate; Francesca Barnes, Raroa Intermediate; Gemma Buchanan, Havelock North Intermediate; Karen Nicholls, Matamata Intermediate; Marika Kane, Matamata Intermediate; Ruby Walker, Diocesan School for Girls



Winners Year 9-10


Dear William Shakespeare: In response to Sonnet XIV by Molly Laurence, Lincoln High School


Pursue the Stars by Bethany Elder, Otago Girls’ High School


Highly Commended Year 9-10

Anna Nyland, South Westland Area School; Ella Wilson, South Westland Area School; Samuel Cowey, Christchurch Adventist School; Sigrun Clarke, Southern Health School; Summer Whiffen, Homeschool