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Principal’s Panui – 27 September 2019

Principal’s Panui – 27 September 2019

Dear students, parents, whanau and wider Rutherford Hapori, With term 3 done and dusted and the winter months behind us, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the overwhelming sense of positivity that exists within our community. Our students on the whole are exceptional young people who strive for excellence and show acts of human kindness on a daily basis. Once again, we have much to be proud of as our community continues to reinforce the strong foundations that underpin the wairua and awhi that permeates across and through our kura. There have been numerous…

Post Exams – Whats Important Now? (W.I.N)

I wish everyone a safe and restful break. This comes with a what’s important now (W.I.N) for a number of our Rangatahi at Years 11-13. For some, you are that close to the finish line and what is needed is the final oomph in order to get across the line. The year is not over and many of you must look to reset and refocus after reflecting on the results attained in the recent school exams. I urge that you do not default to the flight, fight or freeze response if results were not up to expectations. Don’t beat yourself…

Rutherford Students Volunteering For Basketball Cluster Event

Rutherford Students Volunteering for Basketball Cluster event

The Rutherford U17 Basketball team provided a helping hand at the Te Atatu Cluster Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, 17 September and they also helped at the Primary School 3v3 Basketball Tournament held at Rutherford on Thursday, 5 September. These 9 students represented Rutherford to a high standard with both events providing great feedback on their refereeing and assistance. These events are a great experience for the students.

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Girls Rugby 2
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Girls Rugby
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Girls U15 Rugby

The Girls U15 Rugby team has been participating in a Friday Night taster session for Girls Rugby. This is a 10 a-side competition with schools/clubs throughout Auckland. The girls normally have two matches a night. They have been really enjoying the games and getting to experience full contact, as for a lot of the students it is their first time. They drew their first game on the first night, but the second night was a tough competition but they definitely gave it their best. This Friday is the last night of the competition so we wish the girls good luck.…

Rutherford Badminton A Grade Team

Rutherford Badminton A Grade Team

A big congratulations to our Rutherford badminton teams and a job well done for yet another wonderful display of badminton throughout the winter season. In particular, I would like to draw attention to our Rutherford boys A grade team who claimed the gold medal for the Waitakere Championships, dropping only one game in 12 while humbly defeating 11 other competitors to make their way into the finals and claiming first place for the Kotuku. Congratulations to Benjamin Quach, Brandan Tan, Samson Wen and Phonephet Phalouka, who unfortunately has moved schools but still remains part of our Kotuku whanau, for placing…

The Journey To The Evolocity Auckland Regional Finals

The Journey to the Evolocity Auckland Regional Finals

The challenge was set early in the year. We needed to design, prototype and build an electric vehicle to compete against other school teams across a variety of challenges including a drag race, street circuit, gymkhana and economy run. Our team was focusing on the drag race – the maximum speed at 60m, then stopping as fast as possible, and the economy run – the ability to drive as far as possible on a set amount of power. These challenges required a lightweight and stable kart with all design decisions being well considered and prioritised to produce the maximum benefit…

Year 11 Māori Leadership Day At AUT

Year 11 Māori Leadership Day at AUT

The Year 11 Māori students attended a Māori Leadership Day at AUT with other secondary school students in Auckland. It was an opportunity for our students to meet current AUT Māori students, look at what available study opportunities there and to discuss and workshop issues concerning rangatahi Māori. Students were inspired by a current AUT student who spoke about studying abroad in America and how identity is important to him as Māori. Students were also involved in leadership workshops and were amazed by the facilities of the university. It was opportunity to also prepare for NCEA exams coming up. Kia…


Football Trip Fundraiser Celtic Night Dance the night away to the Celtic Ceilidh Band Twisty Willow  When: Saturday, 19 October Time: 7pm-10pm - Doors open 6.45pm Where: Peninsula Primary School. $20 per ticket. Fun for the whole family. Food Truck and Bar available. Please support this local fundraiser for the Rutherford College Football Trip to Europe in 2020. email: [email protected] for tickets Bank Deposit: Use your surname and Irish as a reference, ASB BANK 12 3232 0086492 00 See Twisty Willow Celtic Band online

Entertainment Book – $20 StarCash Gift Card

Entertainment Book – $20 StarCash Gift Card

With the big news that Entertainment is going 100% digital next year, now is the perfect time to let your supporters know this is their last chance to own a copy of the iconic Entertainment Book! To help ensure that you don’t miss a single fundraising dollar, up until midnight Sunday, 6 October 2019 anyone who purchases an Entertainment Book will receive a $20 StarCash Gift Card by entering a promo code at the checkout. Plus, we also have free postage on all book purchases. Coming soon, we will have an amazing new Christmas fundraiser, which will be an incredible…

Principals Panui – 20 September 2019

Principals Panui – 20 September 2019

Ko to korero te kai a te rangatira Words are the food of leaders. We are all leaders and have choices to make with the words we choose, how we choose to use the words and the forums that we choose when we either say or write something. We can enhance our brand image or mana by remembering that if we have nothing good to say we say nothing, particularly if we have not verified whether it is true. It is only going to do more harm. We have recently reinforced to all year levels the need to take responsibility…

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