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Principal’s Panui – 30 August 2019

TRIPLE FILTER TEST Keep this philosophy in mind the next time you either hear or are about to repeat a rumour or something that you read or saw on social media. In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?" "Wait a moment," Socrates replied. "Before you tell me I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test." "Before you…

Win a $250 Prezzy Card!! Community Consultation Survey

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 the 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 open until Sunday, 15 September 2019. Community Consultation Survey 2019 The board values your…

Winter Tournament Team

Tournament week is here! Rutherford College would like to take this opportunity to wish all students attending tournament the very best for your respective games. It looks like the weather gods will be on your side so play well, stay healthy and most of all have fun. We know that you will want to follow the progress of your child’s teams, you will be able to find updated results on the link below. Safe travels to you all and we wish you every success.

Rutherford Students at Waitemata Rowing Club

Eleven of our Rutherford College students participated in the first regatta for the season last weekend at Ngongotaha. This was a collaborative event with our students' competition for Waitemata Rowing Club which as a club brings together students from eight other Auckland Secondary Schools.  They had great fun and excellent results giving them all a confident start to the beginning of the season. Rutherford Students: Lauren Gower, Ella Kernot, Corban Ellison, Ethan Blomfield, Moana Lamdin, Isabel Riki, Dahnell Fourie, Alison Lamdin, Elaina Ellison, Lily Carter, Hannah Derman

Roman Army comes to the Classroom

The Roman Army came to life for two lucky Social Studies classes last week!  Mr Darren White, Classics and Social Studies teacher at Rutherford College, brought in his collection of weapons and armour for 9Gu and 9Sa to check out.  An avid hobbyist and collector, Mr White gave demonstrations and in-depth explanations of how the weapons and protective gear worked. Students then had the opportunity to wear the chainmail, helmets and other gear and hold a gladius, pugio and pilum along with a scutum (shield). Students thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and now have an appreciation as to how heavy this…

‘Censor For A Day’ Trip

On Wednesday, 14 August, Year 12 and 13 Media Studies students went to the “Censor for a Day” workshop at Event Cinemas in Albany to learn the process of rating and restricting films in New Zealand. This workshop is run by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, to both educate young people and also for the OFLC to gain a better insight into young people’s opinions. We were joined by various other schools. We stocked up on popcorn and ice cream and then made our way into the cinema. Once we were all seated, we were given a presentation…

Unitec October School Holiday Workshops

Open to all Year 11,12,13 students MT ALBERT CAMPUS will host students interested in the following workshops: Building (30 September-02 October), Personal Training and Gym Environment (30 September), Stenciling for Street Art (01 October), Coding with SWIFT (01 October - 3 October), Coding for PYTHON (08 October, 10 October) and Intro to ECE Practice (01 October). If interested in looking at any of these free workshops: search "Unitec October school holiday workshops" and read the information re each workshop, register from there.

Lani Wendt Young Visit

On Friday 23 August, Rutherford College thanks to storyline NZ, had the privilege to have author Lani Wendt Young speak with some of our year 9 students (9PL, 9GU and 9PR). Lani is a Samoan/Maori writer, editor, publisher and journalist, her kids came to Rutherford College. She attended university in the USA and New Zealand. Storytelling is her passion. She is the author of 11 books and has won multiple awards for her short fiction. The library has most of her books, so feel free to come and borrow them. She has worked as a scriptwriter for Disney, and her…

Harrison Chapman and The Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

On Saturday, 24 August Harrison Chapman set off to Rotorua to compete in the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge. Harrison was selected to compete in this New Zealand Championship from finishing first in the Auckland Secondary Schools competition. This is a tough 12km course and Harrison finished an impressive 2nd in the school competition out of New Zealand. Congratulations to Harrison for this great achievement.

Special Olympics Basketball Drills and Skill Day

On Thursday, 22 August, Rutherford College hosted the Special Olympics Basketball drills and skills day. Over 13 teams from different schools attended, with over 100 students participated. It was a privilege to be involved in this day seeing the students having so much fun. Thank you to the Sports committee for supporting the students with this event by improving their basketball skills, and another big thanks to parents and teachers who volunteer their time to join us at this event. Rutherford has hosted multiple sports events for the Special Olympics and will continue to do so in future, to improve…

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