Week Eleven - Term One, April 11th, 2016
Our Equestrian Team competed this week and the news that our development team of Maia Coster, 10BXT, Jess Coster 9HKG and Kiani Taylor 11MCL came second overall in the North Island competition at St Peters. It was reported that the girls were awesome and beat some very tough competition.
As reported on Friday our cricket girls, after a win against Hillcrest on Tuesday qualified first in their pool, played Gisborne Girls’ in the final and then won the final! They have qualified top in Northern Districts to make it to Nationals in October!
News Item from Sunlive
The rowing results were coming through and at the time of writing our U17 Quad had won a Bronze Medal, missing silver to St Peters’ ‘by a whisker’. Other A final results still pending.
Grace Holland was selected as a New Zealand triallist and Rebecca Frood as a Secondary Schools’ finalist.
Congratulations to Olympia Magnussen who gained second place in the United Nations Speech Competitions this week, as a Year Nine student the youngest competitor. Her speech was described as amazingly mature and well delivered.
Preparation has become for is the Year 9 and 10 Parent-Teacher Evening on Wednesday, April 14th. On-line bookings are open and all staff are encouraged to make contact with those parents who most need to have conversations about their daughter’s progress to date.
Our Pasifika girls are building up to their competitions and fund raising as they go. It was good to see them washing (environmentally sensitively on the grass) staff cars on Thursday.
The PTA are keen to involve any staff who are interested in being part of the nostalgia section of their 30th Anniversary parade and are looking for two potential groups. Thank you to those staff who have been in touch with Carol Jenkin (PTA Secretary) at Jenkin@xtra.co.nz to volunteer your participation.
From our Environment Committee comes the news that they have been selected as a finalist in this year’s challenge with the video they entered ‘Protecting the Tauranga Harbour and Waterways.’ This is the first part of the challenge they are participating in next week.
The Finalists’ awards night, where there will be a screening of all finalist entries and presenting of prizes, will be held on Tuesday, 19th of April from 5 pm until 6.30 pm at the Tauranga Art Gallery.
Our volleyball teams had a great week, particularly our Senior A team, whose performance in the final against Burnside was a very creditable fight, every game going the full distance to the 25 point threshold for a win. They come home silver medallists and are to be congratulated on reaching the top of such a stiff competition.
On Friday that our U19 Rugby 7's team won the finals against Hamilton Girls in extra time and that we had two girls named in the U15 tournament team, three in the U19 tournament team and one named in the U19 BOP team.
At the Bowling Nationals held in Christchurch this week Dannika Worthington (skip) and Jordan Gilby (lead) came runner-up in the pairs’ competition against older opponents. The girls train at Gate Pa and are on their way to being champions.
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