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Help Us Raise Funds For Extra Chromebooks

Help us raise funds for Extra Chromebooks

Pre-order from Rutherford College and receive your NEW 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Membership in time for school holidays! Help us raise funds for for Extra Chromebooks in the School by buying an Entertainment Membership, and you can enjoy value the whole family will love this school holidays. You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers to keep the kids 'entertained' and help our fundraising at the same time. PLUS, pre-order now and you’ll receive over $200 of bonus Early Bird Offers.   Here are just a few of the many offers to enjoy with an Entertainment Membership:

Dragon Boating

Dragon Boating

On Sunday, 18 March the Rutherford Dragon Boating teams attended the 2018 Auckland Dragon Boat Championships. We had been training every Wednesday for 6 weeks, and we were all super excited to be attending this event. The day started off really well (even though we had to be at school at 6am), and everyone was happy that it was finally the time for the big event, the thing we had been preparing weeks for! The first event we competed in was the 500m sprints. Rutherford Dragons absolutely dominated the competition, coming first in all of their races, taking overall first…

World Vision Youth Conference

World Vision Youth Conference

On Monday, 19 March, 11 student leaders went to the annual World Vision Youth Conference held at Vodafone Events Centre. This was an international leadership event for secondary school leaders to run a global campaign known as World Vision. World Vision helps refugees meet their basic needs of food, child friendly space, education and more. The day was designed to ignite a passion for justice and equality in young New Zealanders students through guest speakers, motivational images and videos, along with providing students with leadership tools. The event was tied in with the 40 Hour Famine and included content that…

Philosophy Lounge

Philosophy lounge is a group that meets every week at Monday lunchtime.  Each week students suggest questions for discussion – we often get five or more big, open-ended inquiry questions written on the whiteboard.  These questions cover almost any topic – from “What is the most successful species on Earth, and why?”  to “Are children slaves?” to “Have aliens not contacted us because they are not evolved enough, or because we are not evolved enough?” We then vote on one question to discuss, and have a full group discussion, sharing ideas, facts and opinions, questioning our own and others ideas,…

Health, Employment, First Aid And 100’s Of Other Night Classes And Weekend Workshops

Health, Employment, First Aid and 100’s of other Night Classes and Weekend Workshops

The 2018 programme at Rutherford College offers both night classes and weekend workshops for adults as well as daytime ESOL classes and family friendly courses for children 13yrs+ when accompanied by an adult. This year, we’ve brought back all the favourites such as Dog Obedience, Yogalates, Starting Your Own Business, NCEA, NZ Sign Language, Food Hygiene and Barista plus we’ve got over 30 new courses. New courses include Practical Boating, Mexican Cooking, Glass Fusing, Leather Making, Dutch Language, Cheesemaking, Maori Carving, Retirement Basics and lots more! All of our tutors are qualified in teaching to adults- many of them specialists…

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Auckland Athletics Championships 2018

A group of eight students headed off to the very prestigious Auckland Athletics Championships at Mt Smart Stadium on Wednesday, 28 March. They individually qualified as a result of finishing top three at the Western Zone Athletics. The level of competition on the day was a record high although this didn’t get in the way of Zoe Taylor. Zoe claimed a top three spot in each of her three events – 1st in the 100m Hurdles, 1st in the 200m and 2nd in the Senior Girls Long Jump – an incredible achievement! Kaila Ru also claimed herself two places on…

Year 13 Travel And Tourism Trip

Year 13 Travel and Tourism Trip

On Wednesday, 7 March , the Year 13 Travel and Tourism class went on a city excursion.  We started the day off with a walk up Mt Victoria and saw the splendid views of the City and Mt Rangitoto. This was followed by a quick 15-minute ferry ride over the Waitemata Harbour and a walk up to Auckland Base Backpackers. Here, we got to see how simply tourists lived, checking out the different types of dorms and rooms with ensuites. Next up, we had time to explore the vast variety of shops and tourist attractions in Auckland City, then we…

Buttabean Bootcamp

Buttabean Bootcamp

Buttabean Bootcamp is back at Rutherford College from 3 April and its free for the whole family. Three generations of the William's family participated the other year and they really enjoyed it. Sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday nights 7-8pm in the Top Gym

Drowning Prevention Auckland

Drowning Prevention Auckland

During the week we were lucky enough to have Nicky and her team from Drowning Prevention Auckland do sessions with our Year 9 PE classes. The focus of the sessions was to raise awareness about drowning statistics and the main causes of drowning in Auckland.  She provided students with some tools to keep themselves and others safe in water based activities. Students were guided through the correct use of life jackets, including how to fit them when already in the water. They discussed how to determine if water was safe to enter and entry and exit strategies and techniques. Students…

Senior Softball

Senior Softball

Well what an interesting season it was… we started the season way back in early February when the sun was at its highest and the boys all hid from the sun while they waited to bat. Last night we finished 3rd in the Auckland Competition. We competed away at Nationals in Hamilton all last week and placing 6th in a tie breaker 10th innings game vs Gisborne Boys High. We would like to acknowledge all the parental support over the season, in particular Mel Ford, Christine Love and Steve Loudon… thank you very much.

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