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NZDF Engineering, Science And Technology Conference

NZDF Engineering, Science and Technology Conference

An early start saw us arrive at school just after 7:00am on Tuesday, 28 August so we would make it to North Harbour Stadium for an 8:00am start. There was time for a free coffee and a quick look through the Tech Zone before heading into the first presentation. The morning session was focused on the diversification of the workforce and harnessing and development of talent, especially ensuring more young women consider careers in the Science, Technology and Engineering sectors. Morning tea gave us the opportunity to test some of the state of the art technologies on display, with the…

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Rudderless bring the trophy home to Rutherford!

On Wednesday 5 September 2018, 12 of Rutherford's finest young men marched down to the beautiful University of Waikato to take part in the Waikato School Frisbee Championships. After storming a path to the finals including a 13-0 quarter-final win over Katikati College Senior's, they met Hamilton Boys High School in the final. After a tight first half, 'Rudderless' came out on top 8-3. A proud performance from the school's newest premier team. Our team showed resilience as a team with little to no Ultimate Frisbee background earlier in the year, but with many hours training the stage was set…

Most Outstanding Adult Learner Award For 2018 – Marwa Omar 13RD

Most Outstanding Adult Learner Award for 2018 – Marwa Omar 13RD

Congratulations to Marwa Omar 13RD who has won the West Auckland Most Outstanding Adult Learner Award for 2018. Marwa was one of eleven students nominated this year from different Adult Education Providers. The learner awards were presented by Deborah Russell, MP for New Lynn at the Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre on Saturday 1st September. Marwa arrived from Afghanistan late last year. She enrolled as an adult student at the start of the year so she could improve her English and further her educational dreams of helping people. Marwa has an interest in the Health sector and hopes that in…

Gold For James Marriott

Gold for James Marriott

As well as playing with the West City Concert Band, James competed in the solo part of the competition with a solo on his Bass Trombone and received a Gold Award. He performed a piece called Trilogy for Bass Trombone which he also played for his NCEA Level 2 Solo Performance assessment earlier this year. An excellence achievement for this amazingly talented young musician. Well done James!

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Collegiality 2018

Every two years Mrs Taula and teachers of her cluster group "8ve" bring their music students from across Auckland to join together at Auckland Girls Grammar for a day filled with instrumental and choral workshops ending with a massive combined concert programme. What originally started as an occasion for music teachers to spend a mixed music lesson day together has now turned into a monumentous event for students and audience members. Rutherford College's music department has been part of this since its very humble beginnings in 2010 with many of its ex-music students returning as professional musicians and as guest…

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Studio Show 2 – Revive

Revive - Rutherford's second and last studio show of the year was held in the school hall from the 28th-30th August 2018.   It was called ‘REVIVE’ because it was just that - a fresh revival of our renowned dance department. The new space, feel, and overall experience of the show was super exciting for both performers and the audience, with the tiered seating, side lighting, and floor situated stage transforming the school hall into a space almost unrecognizable. The second studio show had only limited seats with a total of 130 tickets available per night which all sold out, adding…

Robotics Scrimmage

Robotics Scrimmage

On Saturday, 1 September 2018 the Rutherford College Robotics Teams attended their first scrimmage for the season at Lynfield College to trial our newly designed robots. The results exceeded our expectations this early in the season. The team of Tony Schaufelberger 10HA, Eddie Schaufelberger 10MK and Amanda Lowe 10HA qualified for the quarter-final elimination round, the team of Stefan Zdravkovic 12HC, Alex Lasenby 12HC and Max Pearce 12MI reached the quarter finals and the team of Petar Zdravkovic 10HA and Chris Adams 10MK were eliminated in the semi-finals by the eventual winning alliance. It was an exciting day with many…



The Year 11 te reo Māori class was invited by Waitākere College to play a game of ki-o-rahi with their te reo Māori class. Ki-o-rahi is a traditional Māori game based on the pūrakau(story) of Rahitutakahina and the rescue of his wife Tiarakurapakewai. The purpose of the afternoon also was about whanaungatanga by establishing positive relationships with other students in West Auckland through kaupapa Māori events. Our students were happy to have won the ki-o-rahi game and look forward to competing again in the future against Waitākere College. Tēnei te mihi atu ki ngā kaitautoko hoki i tēnei rā, arā…

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