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Principal’s Panui 26 February 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku We have been working on updating our policies and procedures during 2020. This is important and necessary to ensure they are fit for purpose and reflect any changes to the legislature, most recently and considered in this update are the changes to the Education and Training Act 2020. You can find the draft version of the Board Policies on our website and invite you to send your feedback to us by Friday, 19 February 2021. Please send your feedback to [email protected] All feedback will be considered and a final version will be ratified by…

Year 9 Library Orientation

We have been introducing the new students at Rutherford to the Fiction collection in the Info Comms. As part of our session, we have been asking them to create Spine Poetry from the titles on the shelves and they enjoy the challenge of creating a mini-story from just four or five books. The best one so far (as judged by the Librarian, Mrs. Earnshaw) was created by a group in 9PW Rydar James, Tim Price and Theo Meek. It reads 'Oh boy, when the lights go out all the crooked saints carry on shouting at the rain'.

60th Year Anniversary Open Day

SATURDAY 10TH APRIL OPEN DAY 60TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 10 AM - 3 PM FREE ENTRY FOOD TRUCKS ON SITE 10.30 - 12.30PM SCHOOL TOURS LOOK THROUGH OLD PHOTOS MUSICAL PERFORMANCES 11 - 3PM HAVE A DRINK WITH OLD FRIENDS FOUNDATION STUDENTS LOUNGE BOUNCY CASTLE - UNDER 8’s 11AM KAPA HAKA CHALLENGE 11.30 FIA FIA CELEBRATION 12.30 PERFORMING ARTS 12 - 2PM SOCIAL SPORT

Principal’s Panui 19 February 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku The short sharp 3-day lockdown has allowed us to gather some data. What we have learned is 1067 of our 1380 students (77%) have logged on to google classroom and are accessing digital learning.  We also know that 82% of students have logged onto their My Mahi page as part of the tutor group, time management, habits of success, and life skills programme. I would urge that those that can, make this is a priority and get on and do it, and those that can’t for whatever reason ask for the required help.…

Swimming Sports Day

On Friday, 12 February we saw our students enjoy a beautiful bright day to have some fun and compete in the School Swimming championships. The pool looked a picture with the lane barriers and glistening, inviting water. A number of students signed-up to compete in the various disciplines which was good, but we do need to ensure commitments are fulfilled to have even more in the pool. Whilst we would have liked everyone to be involved, those that did were cheered on by boisterous and excited spectatorship of classes and fellow competitors. Mr Thompson was once again awesome as our…

Night Classes & Weekend Workshops

DIY, Health, Art, Languages, ESOL and 100’s of other Adult classes Our Adult Education programme at Rutherford College offers both night time classes and week-end workshops. This year there are over 120 classes to choose from, so come and join us. If you are looking for a bit of ‘me’ time this could be the opportunity to express yourselves creatively or if you need to up-skill for work or a new career, there are plenty of business and computer courses available -  and you will find that learning is easy in the relaxed social atmosphere of Community Education Adult and…

Rutherford enters eSports and proves our Excellence

The traditional idea of sport has expanded to include video games such as Overwatch, Fortnite, and Rocket League to name a few. With that change comes an increase in competitive play.  Rutherford College at the end of the year put together a Rocket League team captained by Jarvis Ahomiro, to compete in the NZESF Rocket League National Championship. Rocket League is football with teams of three remote-controlled cars with jets attached to them. A high adrenaline game where teamwork, communication, hand-eye coordination, and reading your opponent come into play. In the heats our team was a force to be reckoned…

Dylan Takes Home Gold in Surf Lifesaving

Dylan Chapman recently competed in the Eastern Region Junior Surf lifesaving Competition in Gisborne and picked up Bronze medals in both the Board Race and Diamond Race (this involved swimming and boarding in the same race). Over Waitangi weekend, Dylan competed in the Northern Region Junior Surf Lifesaving Competition in Orewa and won Gold in the Board Race and a Bronze medal in the Diamond. In a few weeks, he will compete at the Nationals in Mt Maunganui, representing Muriwai Beach. Congratulations Dylan on your outstanding achievements and we wish you all the best at the Nationals.

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