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Principal’s Panui – 28 June 2019

Principal’s Panui – 28 June 2019

Taking care of what is controllable It is often the things that require zero talent that if we concentrate our efforts on can create the foundation for happiness and success. Attendance and being on time and then choosing a positive can-do attitude makes a big difference. The good news is that these three things are all in your control if you want them to be and they have nothing to do with talent. You can’t farm on concrete. For farming to be effective it needs fertile land. For education and learning to be effective it requires consistent attendance and when…

Year 10 NCEA Information Evening.

Year 10 NCEA Information Evening.

On Monday, 1 July there will be an NCEA information evening for Year 10 students and their whanau to provide information about what NCEA is, how it works and how best to prepare Year 10 students for the challenges that 2020 will bring. The evening will be led by a group of Year 10 students, supported by whanau and teachers. It will start at 6:30 pm in the hall and involves a presentation, question and answer time and a chance for students and whanau to consolidate their learning together with a short quiz. It is our aim that during the…

New Zealand Police – 105 Non Emergency

New Zealand Police – 105 Non Emergency

Kia ora   NZ Police recently launched a new non-emergency number, 105. They’ve done this to make it easier to get hold of them in the event of non-urgent situations or ‘Things which have Already Happened’, which don’t require Police assistance immediately. You can call 105 for all non-emergencies, or you can go online at 105.police.govt.nz to report things like: Lost property Theft for a public place or car Intentional property damage Or to get an update or add info to a previous report In the event of an emergency, always call 111 – Things that are Happening Now. Vodafone Competition –…

Squash Auckland Team Championship

Squash Auckland Team Championship

We entered a boys team into the Auckland Squash Team Championship held at the National Squash Centre on the Tuesday, 18 & Wednesday, 19 June 2019 The students representing Rutherford College in this event were:  Austin Lorenzen, Callum Campbell-Ross, Marceau Imbert, Arrie Putter and Zac Thomson. The boys came up against some tough opponents suffering losses against  St Kentigens and Elim A teams. However on the second day, they found their fighting spirit and had a win against Elim B and a “hold your breath” play off against Western Springs only narrowly being defeated. The player of the tournament was…

Entertainment Book – JB HI-FI HOT OFFER !

Entertainment Book – JB HI-FI HOT OFFER !

⚡️BONUS OFFER! Right now, you can receive a BONUS $10 JB Hi-Fi eGift Card for the family to use these school holidays when purchasing your Entertainment Membership! 🎮💻 Hurry, offer ends 11:59pm NZST, 30 June. Get yours TODAY: www.entbook.co.nz/900041  

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Ambassador City Tours

On Wednesday, 19 and Thursday, 20 June, 60 Rutherford student ambassadors brushed up on their Japanese greetings and set off to the CBD as tour guides. They guided 313 students from Japan on various walking tour routes checking out the many sights and attractions our beautiful city has to offer. The students from Mukunoso High School were visiting NZ for 5 nights, this being the only occasion to interact with Kiwi students. All the students involved thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Over both days there was a lot of laughter, chatting, many burgers and pizzas consumed and new friends made along…

Rutherford Tree Planting

Rutherford Tree Planting

Now that the ground has become wet enough for planting at last, the Rutherford College student environment group has been busy planting around 1600 native trees and other plants with the help of some junior classes. The amazing Community Waitakere organisation secured funding to enable us to plant a riparian strip along the estuary edge at the bottom of our school fields and also some infill planting along the Pixie Stream behind our tennis courts. This planting has been done over 3 sessions including putting in around 1400 plants on Tuesday, 11 June. There are a few aims behind this:…

Principal’s Panui – 21 June 2019

Principal’s Panui – 21 June 2019

We get to choose our response in each and every moment. One of the catch phrases that I use with staff is “don’t play the ace when the 4 will do”. This links to respect and responsibility. Don’t assume the worst of people when you have been told something or have seen something. Often you only have heard or seen part of the full picture. I ask staff to be the naive enquirer which means asking a genuine question, in other words playing the 4 and not asking a question as if you already know the answer, the Ace, and…

Ultimate Frisbee Indoor Championships

Ultimate Frisbee Indoor Championships

On Sunday, 16 June, ten students from Rutherford College travelled to the Pulman Arena to represent the school in the Ultimate Frisbee Indoor Championships. The team played five games against schools from all over Auckland. The students had close competition, and the developing, mostly junior team have learned a lot from the two tournaments they have been to. After the tough competition, we came out at 9th place out of 12. Spirits were high and Caz led the team really well being an inspiration to the others. Rutherford came 3rd (tie) for the best team spirit. The students involved were…

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RYDA Road Safety Education Programme

All Year 12 students enjoyed a series of educational workshops at the Trust Stadium on June 5. The interactive sessions covered the physics of speed and stopping, analysing how their own personalities influence their manner of driving and gaining the perspective of other road users, such as truck drivers and cyclists. The students gained critical information and strategies that cannot come from driving lessons alone and learned to identify crash factors, in order to minimise the risk. Our students were particularly moved by an address from Kelly Munford, who miraculously survived a near-fatal crash after she fell asleep at the…

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