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Principal’s Panui – 29 March 2019

Principal’s Panui – 29 March 2019

ANGER There was a little boy (or it could have been a little girl) who had a bad temper and flew off the handle whenever he didn’t get his own way. His sister was scared of him. His parents worried that whatever they did they would set him off. His friends started to avoid him. One day, his father gave him a bag of nails and a hammer and took him out to the wooden fence. He said, “Every time you lose your temper, you have to hammer a nail into the fence.” On the first day, he hammered 40…

Year 9 and Chinese Classes Buddhist Temple Visit

As part of our kaupapa, philosophy to develop global open minded citizens we will be visiting a Buddhist Temple on Wednesday, 1 May. The purpose of this opportunity is to encourage students to learn more about other cultures and belief systems. We believe that our students will develop a raised awareness of different cultures that are part of our local and Auckland community. We will also highlight similarities to what we reinforce as being important within our own school context.  We will be making express links in the visit to our Rutherford College values base of Kairangi _- Excellence Manakatangi…

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Red My Lips Campaign

As part of learning what it takes to be a respectful, responsible and kind contributing member of our society Rutherford College is involved in the Red My Lips Campaign in 2019. The Rutherford College Z Club are the driving force behind this citizenship initiative. The Red My Lips campaign is an important cause that we as a school have been supporting and we need to keep supporting. The campaign promotes awareness about sexual violence and combats the myths surrounding it, as well as bringing light to things like victim- blaming. Since it is historically connected with sexuality and attraction, red…

Linda Passes The Baton To Jasmine
Linda Passes The Baton To Jasmine
Lyriq Slides The Baton To Anna
Max Pumping It Up
Shalveen Edging Past A Rival
Joshua Full Stride
Linda Passes The Baton To Jasmine Lyriq Slides The Baton To Anna Max Pumping It Up Shalveen Edging Past A Rival Joshua Full Stride

2019 Ribbon Day Athletics

On Tuesday, 19 March, Rutherford College hosted 6 schools to participate in the 2019 Ribbon Day Athletics. Gill and her team of volunteers had been eagerly preparing for this event since the beginning of the term. On the morning of the event, they started early setting up the marquees and stations for different activities. The weather played its part and we felt blessed that it was overcast and not too hot. All the students from Turangawaewae enjoyed themselves and participated in various activities. Our girls relay team came fourth competing against some very talented athletes. Our photos show Max pumping it…

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African Group

The African group of 2019 celebrated the culture of 54 African nations through traditional song and dance, with a modernised twist. Dance moves like the Gwara Gwara from South Africa, and the Shaku from Nigeria, were performed with passion and sass to reflect the popular afro trends throughout Africa. The African group this year prided itself on making our performance something different from any previous, so after many after school and late night practices, we finally achieved our goal; A unique blend of modern and traditional African dance. On March 22, the African group got a chance to perform in…

Polyfest Trip 2019

Polyfest Trip 2019

We were fortunate to attend the Friday session of Polyfest this year and see many forms of Polynesian music and dance on display. Here is what the students experienced  Being at Polyfest is an amazing experience. We can see a glimpse of customs from the different pacific islands with the costumes which are different in Europe. Moreover, the food is so delicious, the atmosphere was so good with friends and family supporting. The performances from all over the Pacific Islands were really interesting for someone like myself who is not used to seeing them. Antoine Ludot, French International student This…

Auckland Ultimate Frisbee Championship

Auckland Ultimate Frisbee Championship

On Sunday, 17 March our newly formed teams led by year 13 students Caz Chiba and Abby Ferrall competed in a one day tournament in Takanini's Pulman Park. They had an awesome day of fun and full on games, and came away with respectable placings out of a total of 6 Girls teams and 12 Open teams. Students felt they learnt heaps and really enjoyed the game. I would like to offer a special thanks to Caz, Abby and the other senior students for coaching and leading the junior players with training sessions and on the day. We now have…

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Indian Group

On Friday, 22 March, the school gathered together on the field to view the Indian Dance Performance for this year's Polyfest. The Polyfest was cancelled after the recent shootings in Christchurch. To embrace our diversity instead of mourning its causes, The Indian, African, and Kapa Haka dance groups performed what they would have. The Polyfest diversity stage had a theme this year of the ocean. The music danced to, comes from Tamil Nadu in the southern shores of India, and from Maharashtra in the western shores. Their sparkling aquamarine dupatta scarves, and a long fabric used as a wave, gave…

2019/2020 Entertainment Book

2019/2020 Entertainment Book

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Last Friday

Last Friday

“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” – Doe Zantamata Kia Kaha New Zealand ♥

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