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Principal’s Panui – 29 November 2019

What’s Important Now? (W.I.N) How to create a winning mentality? Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – Live for the Moment! There are two days in every week which we should not worry about. Two days which should be kept free from fear and anxiety. One of these days is yesterday, as it has now passed. We cannot undo a single act or erase a single word said or left unsaid. Positive reflection is fine if we learn from it and do not dwell negatively on it. The other day is tomorrow. Tomorrow is not in our immediate control although we can…

Innovation Excellence – Mechatronics Academy Students Recognised at National Competition

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 for…

9MAO Haerenga Ki Unitec

My day started off with bottled up excitement, before even arriving at our destination I was pumped to explore something new and get the opportunity to experience something that most people don’t get to. I knew that I was doing a karanga for our opening Powhiri procedure. I was a bit nervous because I was doing it in front of a lot of people - including people from MAGS and the Unitech staff. I was representing Te kotuku and my vocals are a bit rusty, but I kept telling myself to be confident and think positively! After the whole Powhiri…

New shade for Rutherford

After more than a year of fundraising, designing and planning, our new shade cover over the batters on the field is up. We are so happy to be able to go into this summer with a new look to our school field and a great sun-safe space for our students.

Attending A Fun Japanese Event.

On Saturday, 23 November, a group of year 9 and 10 Rutherford Students from the Japanese classes attended a language day at Auckland University, run by the North Asia CAPE secondary schools conference. They got to taste Japanese tea and Matcha chocolate, learn how to write calligraphy, watch a Taiko drumming performance and listen to the history of kanji in Japan, as well as learn about manga. The day was educational, but mostly it was a lot of fun.

Principal’s Panui – 22 November 2019

Term 4 Important Dates Here is a heads up on some of the events and important dates that will finish up Term 4 and 2019 Wednesday, 7 November to Friday, 30 November | NCEA Tuesday, 3 December to Friday, 6 December | Wider Living Week Thursday, 5 December and Friday, 6 December | Junior Production Wednesday, 11 December | Junior Prizegiving | School Hall | School finishes at the end of the prizegiving

Year 9 Auckland Champion Rock Climber

The final Auckland Interschools Rock Climbing round for the year was held this weekend: Year 10 student Tyra Ibbott won the series and is the 2019 Auckland Girls Champion for the under 16-year age group: Rutherford College has another Auckland Champion in its ranks. To say an incredible year and effort by her is an understatement, She is in an incredibly competitive division. This year she started as the one who was always being slightly pipped by the smallest of margins and through determination, training, and a tangible new drive and motivation became the one who improved to become the…

Mollie Tagaloa selected for 7s Camp

Congratulations to Mollie who has been selected to complete the Red Bull Ignite7 camp and tournament this weekend. This is a Rugby 7's tournament that is for men and women, ages 16-20 years old, all over New Zealand who are selected to complete the unique five-day event in The Trust Arena starting Wednesday, 20 November. Mollie will get 3 days of training with her team, getting intensive testing for her skill and athletic ability before competing in the one-day sevens tournament on Saturday 23rd November. This event has the opportunity to be selected for the New Zealand Sevens Development Camps…

Inaugural Pasifika Law Conference 2019 (AUT – South Campus)

Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Fa’akalofa lahi atu, Kia Orana, Kia Ora and  warm Pasifika Greetings, On Thursday, 21 November 2019, we were fortunate enough to attend the first-ever “Its Island Time” Pasifika Inaugural Law Conference hosted at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) South Campus in collaboration with the Pacific Lawyers Association (PLA). The conference brings together Pacific Law colleagues, aspiring students and those in working in legal advisory roles to connect, learn, and hopefully be inspired by experienced practitioners, many of whom are Pacific and well respected in their profession and to help us students make…

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