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Principal’s Panui 26 March 2021

Principal’s Panui 26 March 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku It gives me great pleasure to share with you that Rutherford College has been serving families in Te Atatu Peninsula and surrounding areas for the past 60 years. As part of our 60th-year celebrations, Rutherford would like to welcome you and your whanau to our community open day. The Saturday event is a free event and is an opportunity for the community to come and see our wonderful campus and the huge range of subjects and activities on offer at the school. There will be guided tours, from 10:30am to 12:30pm where you can…

Tyra Winner
Tyra Winner
Tyra Climbing No Ropes
Tyra Climbing 2
Tyra Winner Tyra Climbing No Ropes Tyra Climbing 2

Tyra Ibbott Takes Gold

Tyra Ibbott is an athlete that has gone from strength to strength in her chosen sport of Sport Climbing (indoor rock climbing). Tyra competed at the interschool’s Climbing Tournament in which she is now competing in the senior category. In her first senior competition Tyra came first with what can only be described as a monster climb in the finals, one marked by pure determination and willpower. In fact, in the finals climb the only person who passed her was the eventual winner of the boy’s category. What makes her unique is not only is she an athlete putting in…

Girls Relay
Girls Relay
Lyriq Relay
Girls Relay Lyriq Relay

Special Olympics 2021

Each year Rutherford College has the privilege of hosting the Special Olympics. On Tuesday, 23 March we were blessed with a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a day of track and field events. It was amazing to see students from Arohanui Special School, Waitakere College, Kaipara, and Henderson High School participate. Our very own students from the Rutherford Turangawaewae unit enjoyed the atmosphere and were so thrilled to have come away with a placing. Second place in the 100m relays! Many thanks to the Special Olympics organisers and to Gill Bloxham, Dion Nukunuku, and the Rutherford students that helped support…

Lily Carter 10 Art  Cup Drawing
Lily Carter 10 Art  Cup Drawing
Lily Carter 10 ART  Plant Drawing
Lily Carter 10 Art  Cup Drawing Lily Carter 10 ART  Plant Drawing

Lily Carter – Solo Exhibition

Normally, the Art Exhibitions in the reception foyer of the school involve several students' work, not just one. Lily Carter's drawings, however, are so good we felt they stood alone. Even more amazing is that she drew them last year, when she was in Y10 Art. Lily is currently doing NCEA, level one. Look for her work in the portfolio exhibition at the end of the year!

Principal’s Panui 19 March 2021

Principal’s Panui 19 March 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku Normally by now, I would have shared the following story at assemblies but due to the hall being out of use and lockdowns, etc my teaching time in the assembly hall to remind students of our 'must-do' expectations and school values has not occurred as often as I would like. The Triple Filter Test - keep this philosophy in mind the next time you hear, and are about to repeat a rumor or something that you read or saw on social media. In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded…

Principal’s Panui 12 March 2021

Principal’s Panui 12 March 2021

Kia ora te whanau o Te Kotuku PST conferences The process of self-reflection is important in itself and knowing what you what to achieve for the year starts with a goal and is then backed up by strategies that help support achieving those targets. When done well planning supports the required level of focus on forthcoming commitments (deadlines). Dreams become goals, goals become agreed priorities and then energy flows where attention needs to go. If you made a promise to yourself then honour it (pono). In this way, you build trust in your future self through your daily actions. Information…

Principal’s Panui 5 March 2021

Principal’s Panui 5 March 2021

Kia ora Te Whanau o Te Kotuku Another interesting week and a first full week of online learning for 2021. It may not be the last time. Thank you to all staff, students and whanau for doing your bit. For more information on what education looks like at alert level 2 please click here. As of Thursday, 1150 of the 1380 (83%) students at Rutherford had logged in to the online platform via the Junior and Senior Google classroom pages. At the end of Wednesday, 400 students had not registered and after some follow-up by Tutor Teachers and Deans, another…

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