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Drama Production “Too much Punch for Judy”

The Year 12 and 13 Drama class began their journey at the end of Term 1, which focused on the impact of drink driving in society. Too Much Punch for Judy, written by Mark Wheeler used real life interviews to base his play on. Judy Poulten accidentally killed her sister Jo in a drink driving accident. Not learning from her mistakes, killed another innocent victim 10 years later again from drink driving. One of the key characters, Officer Caten, who not only dealt with Judy after the accident, but also had a personal relationship with the family mentioned her struggle…

Homestay Families Urgently Needed

Homestay Families Urgently Needed

We urgently seek families to host our International Students. Hosting can be a fun and rewarding experience for your family. Homestay includes three meals per day and their own single bedroom.We pay $250 per week to cover expenses. There are two up-coming opportunities to host Japanese student groups: 22-29 July | Tokorozawa High School(Male & Female) 23 July-5 August | Shibaura High School(Male only) If you have a spare room and are keen for a new cultural experience please call Lisa on 836 1277 or email [email protected]

Pio Terei

Pio Terei

Our school was so privileged that Pio Terei took the time out of his busy schedule to both prepare and then deliver his inspirational address to our community on Rutherford Day. It was a great honour to hear first-hand some of Pio's experiences as a Rutherford High School pupil and his life afterward, but most importantly his message about the importance of honouring and treasuring whanau came through loud and clear. I believe the audience got a true understanding of who he is and what he stands for through his humour and honesty. Sharing with us briefly how he appreciated…

Minou Van Vliet

Minou van Vliet

Minou's sister Annika van Vliet was deputy head girl in 2014 and her youngest sister Kylie is currently in year 12. Minou was a prefect but also part of the wider school environment by being an active member of Studio Shows, Productions and the Womens XI Hockey team. Since her time at Rutherford she has studied towards her ambition to be an airline pilot. Minou went solo in a PA38 under the supervision of Peter Jefferies whilst completing her NCEA level 3. Since then she has gained her Private Pilot License (PPL) at the age of 19 and recently passed…

Michele Lee – Head Girl 2010 – Proud Rutherfordian

Michele Lee – Head Girl 2010 – Proud Rutherfordian

Michele is the eldest of three sisters to have attended Rutherford College. She was an exceptional student whose commitment across all areas of school life had a natural progression to becoming Head Girl. Michele was involved in many activities during her five years such as, Netball, Squash, Debating, Student Newspaper, Robotics, coordinated the 40 Hour Famine; and went on to gain a host of awards across the years, some of which were, Doug Tawhiti Award, Eric Clark Award Michele has since gone on to study a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies major) conjoint at the University of…

KEVIN LIU – PROXIMAE ACCESSIT IN 2010

KEVIN LIU – PROXIMAE ACCESSIT IN 2010

Kevin started the GO club with Ms Gerzic in 2010. It is a board game and a brain game–huge in Asia and becoming more and more popular around the world as it is being computerised. While working as a part time GO teacher Kevin obtained an Engineering degree at Auckland University between 2011-2014, and worked as a transportation engineer between November 2014 - March 2016 for Opus International Consultants in Tauranga. In April 2016 Kevin decided to become a full time teacher. He moved to Auckland to start a tutor company (unofficially) which he's planning to name 'New Zealand Mind-sports…

Foundation Pupils – Return For A Visit

Foundation Pupils – return for a visit

These founding pupils had a tour of the school and enjoyed some delicious cakes made by our students when they paid us a visit on 8 September 2017. They were part of a group of 153 pupils who first walked in the gates of the newly built Rutherford College on the first day of school in 1961. Back then there were no fields, no School Hall and only B Block for them to have their classes in. They had a strip of concrete around B Block to walk around during interval and lunch. They were amazed at how big the…

Chahat Chawla – 2012 Dux

Chahat Chawla – 2012 Dux

Chahat has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) conjoint with Bachelor of Commerce (Information Systems). It was indeed an honour and pleasant surprise to have Chahat and her family visit Rutherford this week. Chahat was an outstanding student who became the 2012 Dux. She  received a Rutherford graduation bear in honour of her recent success at Auckland University. Chahat has secured a job as an IT Consultant at Ernst & Young. We anticipate Chahat will become a valuable employee and put her knowledge gained to good use in this position.

Principal’s Panui – 22 June 2018

Principal’s Panui – 22 June 2018

My message to students this week. Have you taken any increased ownership and responsibility for the year in the last week? You have 5 hours in class and up to another 90 minutes at school a day plus whatever time you choose to invest in your human capital at home. Strive for your personal best and nobody will ever question your work ethic or commitment. In doing so you are building trust in your own ability and your levels of resilience will increase as a result. You may not notice an immediate change in tangible results but you will be…

Rutherford College Languages Week 2018

Rutherford College Languages Week 2018

Rutherford College Languages Week has been a tradition at Rutherford College every year. It is a week of fiesta, where we celebrate the diversity of the languages spoken and cultures at Rutherford. During the week, the Languages Department has organised various activities at intervals and lunchtimes for everyone to participate. At lunchtimes, we also sell yummy food from different cultures. All proceeds will go to designated charity and the Language Department. Please check the program of the week.

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