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Principal’s Panui – 28 September 2018

Principal’s Panui – 28 September 2018

“You cannot manage time; you can only manage yourself. Time management is really life management, personal management, management of yourself, rather than of time or circumstances. Time is perishable; it cannot be saved. Time is irreplaceable; nothing else can replace it. Time is irretrievable; once it is gone or wasted, you can never get it back. Finally, time is indispensable, especially for accomplishment of any kind. All achievement, all results, all success require time.” Peter Drucker So decide on the W.I.N, What’s important Now, then plan for and invest time in what you value through giving to it your genuine…

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Australian touring School

On Wednesday, 26 September Rutherford College hosted Coomera Anglican School Touring Sports teams. The goal of their visit was to compete against our basketball and netball teams and to experience the culture of Rutherford College. The day began with a Powhiri followed by a spectacular welcome from the Te Kotuku making it very memorable for the Australian School. Both teams headed off to their games. This was an exciting opportunity for Coomera, playing against different styles in different facilities allowing each of their individual players to enhance their skill levels. The chance for our students to experience a different style…

ISport Foundation National Leadership Day

iSport Foundation National Leadership Day

On Wednesday, 26 September myself, Matt and 10 others had the opportunity to attend the iSport Foundation National Leadership Day. iSport is a trust that was founded by Dan Carter and Ritchie McCaw to empower youth and to encourage self-leadership. Throughout the first half of the day, there were many inspirational leaders who talked about their experiences and what journey they’ve been on to get into the position they’re in. Some key mentions are world champion kayaker Caitlin Ryan and rower Toby Cunliffe-Steel. Someone who stood out and made an instant impact was the Kiwi’s current coach Micheal Maguire. Micheal…

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6th NZ National Mosaic Art Exhibition and Competition

Congratulations to Emily Thorn who won the 1st place Youth Award in the mosaic competition for her mosaic titled 'Beach Jandals' and also the 3rd place Youth Award for her mosaic titled 'Mexican Sugar Skull'. Emily's mosaics will be on display at the 6th New Zealand National Mosaic Art Exhibition, at the Estuary Arts Centre Orewa, until the Sunday, 30 September.

2019 Homestay Registration

2019 Homestay Registration

Register now to host an international student in 2019. The International Student Programme is a valued part of life at Rutherford College, providing opportunities for our students to interact with and gain greater understanding of other cultures and different ways of living. 2019 will be no exception and we are looking forward to once again welcoming International Groups to our school to experience a slice of “Kiwi life” and of course to learn and practice English. We require lots of new homestay families who are willing to host international students on a short term basis. This could mean hosting for…

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We are the Champions

The Rutherford College 15th Grade team completed a successful season by beating Westlake Boys High School on finals day at Bill McKinley Park in Mt Wellington on Saturday, 15 September. On the journey to this victory the team scored 22 goals and conceded just 5. At the quarter-final stage the team had to play current national Champions Sacred Heart at Sacred Heart and recorded a comprehensive 3-0 victory. The semi-final did not get any easier with another away fixture versus Auckland Grammar the biggest boys school in the country. After taking a 2-0 lead concentration was lost and Grammar took…

Year 12 Outdoor Education Trip

Year 12 Outdoor Education trip

On Wednesday, 12 September, Mr Doak, Ms Simpson and Mr Ross accompanied the Year 12 Outdoor Education class on their final trip to Extreme Edge West where they tested their climbing skills on the vertical and with some, overhanging walls. Students worked towards achieving personal goals of climbing harder routes and pushing their physical and mental limits. Many students conquered their fear of heights and gained self confidence in the process. Students also learned how to minimise risks associated with rock climbing and put that knowledge into practice. Rope skills and belaying are crucial in rock climbing which ensured the…

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Our Plastic Oceans

The Library "display of the month" is about our plastic oceans. Did you know that: More than a million sea birds and mammals are killed each year. The amount of plastic manufactured in the first ten years of this century eclipses the total produced in the entire last century. Cruise ships dump more that 250,000 gallons of wastewater and sewage every day. You can help to protect the planet by making your own conscious decisions regarding waste management, harmful chemicals and earth friendly alternatives to your everyday products. A plastic ocean can't be our future.

Cultural Awards Dinner

Cultural Awards Dinner

The Cultural Awards Dinner is on 23 October 2018. Please get your tickets before the end of term to ensure your seat as there is limited seating - get in quick!!  $25 pp. Pay at accounts.

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Year 13 Dance show

The Year 13 choreographic showcase titled ‘Turbulence’, was a massive deal for the year 13’s as it was our last time performing dance on the Rutherford stage.  We were tasked to ‘choreograph a dance to realise a concept’ as part of our 3.1 standard, and used the theme of ‘Peace and Protest’ to help stimulate our choreography.  Each choreographer chose a particular peace and protest movement from history to research, extract and choreograph.  Topics ranged from the Korean War to Parihaka, escaping Gloriavale to 1950’s American segregation. The Year 13’s, along with the Year 12 dance class as well as…

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