The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development


Many thanks to all of the students who entered the SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition this year. More than 100 students participated and impressed the judges with their creativity and musical talent.

The theme for 2017 was Better Together, which links in to the idea of building community and was the focus of Social Justice Week 2017.

Judges have now listened to and decided the winners from the many inspiring and original compositions that encourage us to tear down the walls that divide us, recognise our shared humanity and live together as God intended... connected… alive… and better together!


We are pleased to announce the following winners for 2017:

Winner Y7-10 section


Samantha Romijn
Year 10, Wellington Girls’ College
We are One



Winner Y11-13 section


Caitlin Bradley
Year 12, Roncalli College, Timaru
Stronger Together




The judges enjoyed all the compositions and were challenged to reflect on how we are indeed ‘better together’. The following participants were also highly commended by the judges for reaching the finals:

Highly commended (Y7-10):

Peyton Morete, Kate Campbell, Georgia Leaver and Caylene Stevens - Empty and Full
Reikura Boyd, Marina Tuiafitu, Rosie Renata-Auva'a and Paia Etei-Michael - Let’s All Live as One
Class 7N at Sacred Heart Girls' College, New Plymouth - Waiho mā te toipoto (Let us keep together)

Highly commended (Y11-13):

Emma Salzano - Serenity
Daphnie Taulata and Moana Fotumaaliipule - With You
Grace Sih, Lidia Lirato and Leuasa Ensink - If Only
Maddison Stevens - Awareness
Ofisa Sakaria, Keith Tua and Jamie Tugalua - Rise Up


There is already lots of excitement about next year’s competition so watch this space…
For more information, contact Michael Stewart

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