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Principal’s Panui – 26 October 2018

Principal’s Panui – 26 October 2018

The following story is by Robert Fulghum, It Was on Fire When I Laid Down on It, 1989, 69-73. In most American High Schools there is someone who teaches driver training. The driver trainer is something of a non-person. The parents of students never meet the DT; the faculty do not include him in their inner circle; and the students see the DT as a necessary evil. One more adult in their lives. Nevertheless, I would like to teach driver training for a while. It would be an honor, now that I see it the way Old Mr. Perry sees it.…

Papa Tahu

Papa Tahu

It is with great sadness that I let the wider Rutherford Community know of the passing of one our kaumatua, Reverend Papa Tahu Williams. All of our students who have attended Powhiri at the start of their journey at Rutherford would have heard Papa Tahu speak. Papa Tahu has been hugely supportive of our kura and our tamariki over many years. He would regularly attend events with our Te Kotuku Roopu to support the Kaupapa of what they were attending on behalf of Rutherford College. As a sign of our respect for this kind, gentle and humble man approximately 80…

2019 Prefects

2019 Prefects

The selection of the 24 prefects for 2019 has been finalised. Congratulations to the following students. We look forward to you helping to lead the school and student body in 2019. Tayla-Lee Bainbridge - Deputy Head Girl Fiona Blaser - Head Girl Emma Brown Josh Burte Caz Chiba Matt Darrah  - Head Boy Aleesha Faatea Abby Ferrall Fern Fuimaono Eden Holdaway-Young Rachel Jeung-Mcintrye Andrew Mom Dean Phommahaxay - Deputy Head Boy Juana Pita Nikisha Sharma Devyn Smith India Smith Josh Smith Ruby Stroud Mollie Tagaloa - Deputy Head Girl Luka Vlasic Kelsi Ward Brooklyn Wheeler Stefan Zdravkovic - Deputy Head Boy

Academic Success At A National Level By Rutherford Students

Academic Success at a National level by Rutherford Students

The University of New South Wales Global, who manage the ICAS Examination process recently informed us of the outstanding success of two of our students who will receive medals at the annual ICAS Medal Presentation Ceremony On Saturday, 1 December at The Owen Glenn Theatre which is part of the Auckland University Business School. Anna Choi will receive her medal for the highest score in year 13 Mathematics Tunde Ficza will receive her medal for the highest score in year 10 English. An achievement to this level by students is exceptional. To be acknowledged as the top scholar in the…

Z Club Girls Fundraise $520

Z Club Girls Fundraise $520

The Z Club Girls at Rutherford College had a sausage sizzle and raised $520. This purchased personal supplies and they were delivered to a Family Action in Henderson. They will be given to girls and women who are in need.

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Year 12 Outdoor Education Tawharanui Camp

The 2018 Outdoor Ed camp was a breath-taking experience away at the Tawharanui campsite. Two outdoor ed classes travelled by bus to be assessed on navigation and camp living. The three days we spent away allowed us to expand our comfort zone and bond with our classmates. The day we arrived we set up our campsite before tramping through mountain’s, farm lands and beaches lead by the students to stop at the peninsula's point to be assessed on our navigation skills. We had to bring, prepare and cook each meal to complete part of our camp living assessment. The following…

Cultural Awards Dinner 2018

Cultural Awards Dinner 2018

The annual cultural awards dinner was celebrated on the 23rd of October 2018 at Rutherford College in the School hall.  This dinner was to celebrate the diverse cultural groups at Rutherford College and recognise the invaluable contributions the students have made and achievements gained throughout the year. This year we changed the structure to make the awards where more significant, fairer and commendable. The categories were: Highly commended, Outstanding, Cultural Service and Excellence awards.  The teachers nominated students accordingly to their hard work and dedication and effort. The cultural committee went beyond and above expectations hosting the night and making…

Principal’s Panui – 19 October 2018

Principal’s Panui – 19 October 2018

Acknowledging fear or uncertainty and what to do next, What’s Important Now? At this stage of the term, for some, there is a fear of what lies ahead with external assessments looming and for some the thought of leaving the safety net of school and what you know. Some I acknowledge are well and truly ready to go. To those of you with those doubts I say to trust your future self. Most of you will have tested yourself in life thus far and felt the adrenaline rush of success and the bitter tears of failure and would have learned…

Community Consultation – Tell Us Your Thoughts

Community Consultation – Tell Us Your Thoughts

The Board of Trustees is conducting a survey as part of their community consultation to feed into the school's Strategic Plan for the next 3 - 5 years. Your response will help give the Board and the College information that will aid in the development of future plans. The survey is intended to identify strengths and weaknesses of Rutherford College as well as identify ways that we can improve. You are invited to complete the survey by clicking the link below, the survey will be available until Sunday, 4 November 2018. https://goo.gl/forms/B5Skv3ryN8J69K2V2 The board values your opinion and would like…

Congratulations To Jesse Allen

Congratulations to Jesse Allen

Jesse's Auckland U15 Ice Hockey Team won gold in Christchurch against Dunedin in the finals, winning 3-1. Each team is picked from each regions domestic league. Jesse’s statistics for the tournament were 8 games played, 5 goals, 4 assists. His coach describes Jesse as a dynamic player, with exceptional speed. His skating ability creates numerous scoring opportunities for him and his team, which makes him very exciting to watch. He is a real team player, with an absolute passion for the game and a pleasure to coach. Well done Jesse!

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